It didn't seem right to have to stimulate fetal movement by induing a sugar high, so I mentioned it to my doctor at my appointment on the 9th of November. Honestly, I thought he'd agree with me, and maybe we could come up with a different time of day to count kicks.
Instead we we ended up having this conversation:
Doctor: "You know what really, really works well to get the baby moving?"
Me: "No. What?"
Doctor: "Dr Pepper."
In other words, my doctor is kind of okay with me going on a sugar bender to completely freak out my unborn child. He is even fine with me having a little caffeine. All in the name of obtaining 10 movements in two hours.
So another couple of weeks passed and I started to notice something very interesting:
After Trevor eats, Trevor sleeps:
Obviously, Thor is just taking after his daddy.
No amount of sugar or caffeine in the world is going to counteract genetics, people.
And suddenly I am much less concerned about counting kicks after a meal. I figure I'll get them in during another two hour span during the day when the kiddo is actually awake and active. Without having to induce a sugar high for baby and sugar coma for mama.
I believe they call this a win-win.