So I missed my last appointment due to car issues (cold weather drained battery, apparently). I'm 37 weeks and haven't seen my midwife since 34 (my next appointment is Wed). I've always been head down when she checked but his movements have always felt transverse (feeling kicks/pushes on both right and left side of belly). I've been looking into belly mapping to try to understand these movements, thinking maybe I'm misunderstanding them but I'm still so confused.
I have a hard lump to the left of my belly button but that's also almost exactly where I feel the biggest pushes out to the side. I also feel pushes/kicks to the right of my belly button. I'm also feeling pressure down low now, and occasionally a wiggle or two down there (but nothing very big) so that's encouraging but then I was just feeling hiccups up high and to the right. NOTHING MAKES SENSE!
I'm pretty sure I'm just going to be told to stop being paranoid and wait for my appointment but I'm curious how others determine baby position and how much stock you put in the various movements you feel. Do your feelings always match up with how baby is really positioned?
Someone tell me I'm not crazy... or better yet tell me I am!