A few days before my due date I had a really busy day at work and went to bed that night exhausted. I woke up around 2 a.m. to go to the bathroom and realized our baby wasn’t moving which was unusual. Then when I thought back to my busy work day, I didn’t remember feeling any movement throughout the day.
Being aware of fetal movements saved my baby’s life! I usually would do kick counts in the morning when I pressed the snooze button before getting out of bed. My baby girl was always active and it usually took less than 10 minutes to feel 10 movements. I was 32 weeks pregnant when one morning I felt nothing.
Nahla was a kicker. When she started kicking, she was kicking. And this day she wasn’t moving at all. I was drinking so much cold water to make her move, I drank so much my stomach hurt to make her move. She didn’t move at all for me, and I was like, OK I am going to get her checked out.