Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kick Scare...

My baby has always been very active. She often never sits still. Even the doctor sometimes has a hard time counting her heartbeat because he will find it and then she will move and then find it again and she will move again! I can sit on the couch and watch my whole belly move as she is getting bigger but still thinks she is small enough to flip and roll, I love it!!

I worked the last three days in a row. They were really rough days at work and I didn't get home till 8 p.m. on Tuesday and not till late again last night. I was so exhausted when I got home last night. I came home to dinner cooked and laundry done! I was so excited to sit down and eat dinner and enjoy my shows! Normally after work and dinner, the baby wont sit still. I love to sit and just enjoy her moving. Last night was different. After I ate and sat down I noticed the baby hadn't moved for awhile. So I poked a little and adjusted how I was sitting, and nothing. SO after about an hour or so I started to panic. So I made a phone call to my baby specialist also known as Jami (sorry Jami to interrupt your vacation!) and just asked what she thought. She told me it was probably ok and asked if I was worried. The tears came, more like sobs, and she told me to go drink something and lay down. So after 2 otterpops, a glass of milk, and sips of Mt. Dew (i know, I know, but it was the only drink that contained any sugar), and many many prayers I went to bed. Tip and I just laid there very still. It had been several hours since I felt her and all the fears and possibilities where going through my mind. FINALLY she kicked. I wasn't sure if I really felt it or just wanted to so bad I imagined it. But when she kicked again, Tip felt it and I knew she was ok. Now tears of relief came and prayers of gratitude. I don't think my hands left my belly all night. She kicked crazy this morning, so I know she is ok.

I guess she was just as worn out from my work as I was. I know that I am not the only mother to panic about my baby's lack of kicking. I sometimes worry because of being a nurse that I expose my baby to too much. Though the panicking turned out to be nothing, I realized how much I absolutely love this baby. I know I haven't met her yet, but I love and want her more than anything. I can't imagine my life without the possibility of her coming into it.

I know this is a long drawn out story that you probably didn't want to know. I just thought I'd share my thoughts for my own memory/journal. Thanks to Jami and my Mom for listening to me cry over the phone and giving me advice. Thanks to my sweet husband who held my hand and worried with me and said a prayer to make me feel better. I love you all!!

P.S. I know a few people wanted too see some belly pictures...If I get brave enough to take some I will post them. I haven't taken any, but I will try to be brave!

10 comments:

Amy and Woody said...

Glad it was just a scare!! You have to take belly pictures you'll have a good time looking at them afterwards

Amy said...

aww i got teary eyed reading that! isn't it crazy how much you bond with and love that little baby before they even arrive? you're going to be such a good mom!

melimba said...

oh nikki, i remember having the same thing happen with matilda.

it was awful, I was petrified and panicked. it was a few hours of me waiting/jumping/drinking cold water/running and then finally calling our dr. on a sunday morning, she told us to go directly to the ER. Aaron has never driven so fast in his life. :) Anyway, they hooked me up to the machines and we finally heard a heartbeat. Aaron and I were sobbing in relief!

The stinker finally started moving around about 30 minutes after we were hooked up to the machines and then I had to stay there for a few hours pushing a button every time I felt her kick.

I prayed for every kick. Turns out, like you said, she was just tired. Have I mentioned that Tillie is a great sleeper to this day? :)

Anyway, I feel for you, girl. I'm so happy you felt her move. I'm so happy that you love this baby so much already. What a blessing. You two are going to be such sweet parents. I can't wait for you!

lots and lots of hugs from texas!
xoxo
melis
p.s. remember how i just left a novel for you on your "comment" section! HA!! lucky you!

The Chappells said...

Our little one had a few weeks of high activity and then she never moved. it scared me to death!!! It was a few weeks of little movement and then she kinda resumed activity. Don't worry too much because that won't solve anything but just pay attention and ask your doctor if you continue to worry. I think it was around 24 weeks when she did that. It may have been a growth spurt and she didn't have as much room or something....who knows. hang in there. She will come and you will be a GREAT mom and you will LOVE IT ALL!

SheriDawn said...

I had the same thing the other morning. I hadn't felt him in hours and was getting worried. Glad everything is ok! Being a mom is hard! And you worry with everyone...it doesn't help that you've already done this 3 times :)

Jaelyn said...

Hey, I found your blog, by blog hopping! ;0) I am glad your baby is okay. There is nothing more scary than not feeling your baby move. Our last little girl did that once and it was TERRIFYING. Good to know she is fine! Congrats on the pregnancy, by the way! ;0)

The Ravsten's said...

Thanks for sharing. It's happened to me too. It's amazing how much love there is for these little, unknown people. It's an exciting and crazy time. Keep enjoying it and remembering it. Take care.

The Hanson Family said...

That can be so scary. I'm glad you're both okay :)

Sam and Meesha said...

I know EXACTLY how you are feeling right now. The bigger this baby gets, the more I panic when I don't feel her moving for a bit. I also think it's too funny that you won't take belly pics...I'm pretty sure there aren't ANY pics of me pregnant to be found. If there are...they will be destroyed!

The Staples Fam said...

I did the same thing Nikki! Except we ended up @ the hospital.. i drank coke, had a sno cone, and munched on tons of candy, and she would not move! When we got to the hospital they said you are always better off to come in, just for your own comfort! I think they just fall asleep from all your movement sometimes... anyway it is getting close! And the sleepless nights... sorry to say but wait til you are 3 weeks away.. you'll be begging for your sleep now!