As I'm sure you can tell from my postings on here, I am an anxious person to begin with. A therapist taught me CBT techniques which have helped me a lot in my daily life.
Pregnancy is a whole new ball game. I'm a little over 25 weeks and riding an anxiety roller coaster about kicking and movement. She's a pretty good kicker but does have hours where she gets quiet. I just lay down after dinner, and finally felt her usual post meal party. I was so tense until she started. She's been quiet again for about 20 minutes and I feel the anxiety rising again. 20 minutes? Rational me knows it's insane and I need to let baby be baby.
It seems to get worse as I approach 26 weeks because I need to be able to spring into action if there is a decrease in movement. Because they could potentially "do something" if caught in time.
At some point in the pregnancy, my OB asked me to start counting how many baby movements per hour I could feel. I think this was around 32 or 33 weeks.
I was pregnant twins. One moved around a lot. The other twin barely moved at all. I thought for sure there was something wrong with her. Once she was born, I realized she just has a very quiet and calm demeanor. The other twin who was very active during my pregnancy, is still this way, kicking and moving his arms around all the time.
I noticed increased movement during the pregnancy right after eating a meal; I noticed a huge decrease in movement whenever I was riding in, or driving, a car. I think the motion of the car put them to sleep.