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Describe your movements at 23 weeks

(9 Posts)
jaykay34 Sun 25-May-14 11:35:10

I know this is a weird question...but I am 23 weeks pregnant (first pregnancy was with twins 12 years ago) and the movements I get with this baby feel really different to the first time around. I'm just wondering what other people experience.

Most of the time, he feels far more "internal" like he's not kicking against my skin...but in the inside and it sort of vibrates.And sometimes he feels really low down - towards my groin.
Whenever I have scans/doppler, it is always commented that he is really active and that I must feel some really strong kicks - but to be honest, it's nothing like when I was pregnant with my twins !

Also, he is very sporadic - there's no real pattern to his movements.Is tgis normal ?

ohthegoats Sun 25-May-14 12:20:17

I'm 22 weeks and only get kicks really low down - bikini line level, or an inch above at most. Only a vague pattern, which I think is more to do with when I'm relaxed enough to feel it properly - first thing in the morning when lying on my back in bed, and around 3.15 in the afternoon when I'm just sitting quietly in a classroom recently vacated by 30 kids!

ohthegoats Sun 25-May-14 12:21:29

In fact, until I felt the movement at the same time as I saw the movement on a scan screen, I thought all movements were digestion stuff going on - they are that low down/internal.

squizita Sun 25-May-14 14:11:15

Yeah sounds like mine (singleton, 24 weeks). Definitely in there but on the inside for sure. Possibly the difference between a singleton and twins? Must have more room in there than your 1st pg as there's the one only.

porcito Sun 25-May-14 14:29:40

The same here at 22 weeks. At my appointment last week, the doctor put the doppler and her hands over the belly and told me it was kicking. Couldn't feel a thing. Either I've got skin like a rhino or it's so light only the trained 'feeler' can find it! I feel it more when I'm doing nothing at night, but low down, kind of like something rolling around in there. Only felt it from the outside once, much to DP's disgust.

EllaBella220 Sun 25-May-14 15:23:17

23 weeks and only this week can I really feel any proper movements. Baby has gone from the odd (very odd!) punch or kick really low towards the groin but more inwards.....as if he/she is hitting the top of my cervix instead of my belly. This week it likes punching me in the bladder and I'm feeling hits to the sides of belly both low down and up near my ribs. It's surprising how much the feelings have changed within one week! I have an anterior placenta so I think that was what was in the way. I've popped out a good bit this week, especially at the top of my belly so I think the baby has stretched out more and that's why I am feeling more.

Boogles91 Sun 25-May-14 16:17:03

I had loadsa kicks and wriggle bumming going on by 23wks, mabey your placentas in the way or something :s now. Hes massive and all i get is elbows and feet here n there. Im sure its fine aslong as ur feeling baby smile x

iwantittobepink Sun 25-May-14 16:54:22

Im 23 weeks today, and can honestly say I feel nothing. Well nothing definite, for me i put any odd tummy feelings down to digestion as I only notice it if i've just eaten. I'm not remotely worried as the doctors told me if at 26 weeks I can't tell the difference, thats when I should worry, as by then baby will have nearly doubled in weight and I should know. My tummys growing slowly, which i've got to say i love as no one feels the need to comment or try and touch me smile

polkadotdelight Sun 25-May-14 17:01:37

I'm 23+4 and have an anterior placenta. I didn't feel any of the 'quickenings' or flutterings that people have felt early on - probably because of the anterior placenta. I feel movements on the left and right side of my abdomen now and DH can feel it/see it. Lits of the movements, especially in earlier days were very low down and I found myself googling to see if it was normal. I feel most movement in the evening when I'm lying on the sofa after a meal, recently at bedtime too but less so in the daytime. Last night the cat was on my lap and he flinched every time I had a good kick/punch!

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