I'm 35 weeks and have similar problems. This is my second pregnancy, and it's been much different than my first. With my first son, once he started moving he NEVER stopped (and still hasn't) This time my placenta is in front and that limits the amount of movement that I feel. As we are getting down to the wire, and the baby has less room to move it's normal to feel less vigorous activity...."they" say it's more like roll movements. It makes me very nervous, because his movements seem so much less. My OB said to count kicks, 10 movements within 2 hours is normal activity.
As far as the shaking, not sure about that one but you should call the doc and ask them.....just like we learn in 2nd grade, there is no such thing as a stupid question so don't worry about that....I am sure they have heard it all!
at 9:19 AM on Apr. 14, 2010