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28 weeks and baby kicking like crazy, equals hyperactive kid?

(18 Posts)
RunningGuerita Thu 05-Jan-12 14:51:10

This has been going on for almost a month now. My first baby was active in the womb, but not this active. This one is constantly kicking, thrashing, to the point where I can see bumps and lumps moving across me, so you can imagine what is feels like! I know movement is good and it is reassuring but I can't help but worry that I am incubating a hyperactive baby.

Any experience?

AprilAl Thu 05-Jan-12 16:10:22

Can't answer your question as this is my first so I have no other experience to base it on, but just wanted to say that I've been rather alarmed at how active mine is too. I'm 26+5 and from my understanding the baby should be sleeping for around 18 hours out of every 24 at the moment. Well it certainly doesn't feel like it! For the last three or four weeks it's felt like he's pretty much constantly trying to kick his way out. Some of the kicks are so hard they take my breath away, they're keeping me awake at night and they're really visible. I used the seismograph ap on DH's phone a couple of weeks ago (he's a proper geek wink) - rested it on my stomach and it was clearly registering "earthquakes". Even when by comparison it feels like he's settled down, if I put my hand on my bump I can feel wriggling pretty much all the time.

I suppose this is my payback for getting frustrated at 16-17 weeks that I still hadn't felt any movements when my friend (due three days after me) was apparently feeling loads. On the plus side at least I'm already getting practice at sleep deprivation...

Glad it's not just me!

Sandra2011 Thu 05-Jan-12 16:56:21

My first son was such a mental kicker all through the pregnancy, day and night. Sometimes I did wonder if he ever sleeps.

All his life he has been very active and loves to run around. I would call it hyper but in a good way.
He also started to move around and walk early.

I'm now 32 weeks pregnant with my second son and he's very calm.
Now I just wonder if he's doing ok as he's not much of the kicker. Or maybe he's just normal compared to the other one. Who knows?

albertswearingen Thu 05-Jan-12 17:01:08

My ds was a very quiet baby when in the womb and I was convinced I was going to have a lovely sleepy baby. Unfortunately he was saving all his energy for when he got out.

Oeisha Thu 05-Jan-12 17:09:57

I've already got plans to hand mine to BIL, who MIL says was like this in utero...he was hauling himself out of his crib before he could crawl, climbing scaffolding and cliffs and before walking the likes. He works outdoors now, constantly moving...can't keep the bugger still, unless he's asleep...or has dropped a tree on his leg. I'm getting one of those steaks to stick in the ground in the garden, and a collar and lead, so she can run about in circles...

My in-utero hooligan has done 119 strong movements today (which is fairly 'up' on the 'usual' (of about 60-80))...I'm 38wks...I swear someone said they were meant to slow down at some point...

Sandra2011 Thu 05-Jan-12 19:49:40

Oeisha

Do you really count all the movements?

Oeisha Thu 05-Jan-12 19:59:21

Only the strong ones...and if there's any doubt as to whether or not it's baby, they get discounted. She has no diecernable "pattern" so can't do the "sit down and count for an hour a day"...that, and as soon as she started I sort of just seemed to automatically be counting anyway.

RunningGuerita Thu 05-Jan-12 20:59:23

Thanks for all of your answers. That does make me feel a bit better to know that other babies are also super active in the womb. I can't help but wonder what this one will be like outside. She's probably just practicing so she can keep up with her big sister once she's out!

Davinaaddict Thu 05-Jan-12 21:06:50

I could have written your OP! DS was a very calm pregnancy and he was a very chilled out baby (not so much now he's 2, and runs round like a loon! grin ). This one was originally nicknamed Disco Baby because of the active movements, but I'm seriously contemplating changing that to Kung Foo baby. S/he seems to spend most of the time trying to dislocate my hip bones or ribs, or push her/his way out of the front of my tummy. And it's bloody painful!

It's not good as I'm constantly grumpy, cranky and hormonal all the time, as I'm not getting much sleep, to the point where I'm doing my own head in angry

Unfortunately DH has declined taking over the pregnancy for a little while, so I can get some rest - I'm thinking of leaving the bastard grin Except he's brill and I love him lots (see, told you I was hormonal smile) and I'll get my own back by making him get up at all hours when baby arrives grin

RunningGuerita Fri 06-Jan-12 08:50:54

Ah good to know I am not alone in having a lunatic baby in the womb!!! Nor in not eliciting much sympathy on this point from DH.

Oeisha Fri 06-Jan-12 09:54:21

DH didn't give me much sympathy until one night he woke up to what he thought was our 7 kilo moggy jumping from the windowsil on to the bed, repeatedly, accept there was no moggy and he def. couldn't have been jumping that repeatedly...
"Ruddy hell, how does that not hurt"
Me: "Sometime it does"
"oh"
...

TheChristmasTreeSurgeonsMate Fri 06-Jan-12 10:00:51

My bump was pretty active, but baby/toddler produced has been pretty chilled out.

newbielisa Fri 06-Jan-12 10:08:49

My bump was fairly quiet poor DH never got the joyous feeling that other Daddy's do feeling the baby move. Did expect a quiet chilled and sleepy baby. Epic fail, 18 months later am still waiting for DD to sleep through even half a night. She is constantly on the go. I'm with Albert above she was just storing up her energy for when she got out.

Rikalaily Fri 06-Jan-12 10:44:10

My last baby (no.4) was my most active by far, it was like my stomach was a washing machine and by the time she was due I felt bruised all over inside, she just never stayed still!

When she was born she had severe reflux (milk protien intollerance) so she was restless and cried because of that, but once I went dairy free (was bfing) she settled right down and she is the most lovely, calm happy little girl, she sleeps really well (best sleeper out of the four) and is just a really really easy baby to have.

oflip Fri 06-Jan-12 10:47:14

not much movement from mine while carrying him.....now he never ever stops. i mean he NEVER stops.
Totally not what i expected, DH jokes about it, he says "this isnt what we ordered!" grin

ShowOfHands Fri 06-Jan-12 10:50:20

It's just dependent on how the baby is lying and where your placenta is. Some people can have really active babies and not feel a lot because they're tucked up with their limbs facing backwards and a placenta cushioning movements.

I have 2 children, behaved very different in utero and bore no relation whatsoever to their personalities.

MiauMau Fri 06-Jan-12 11:01:25

My bump is all over the place! Not too sure what's more painful, the full blown kicks, the stretchy moments or the in between ones when he kicks and then drags his foot around my tummy. I asked my MIL about how DP was in the womb (my mum always told me that I was very very quiet both inside and outside), she laughed and said that he was just like DS confused DP was a little terror on chubby legs as a small kid!!!

RunningGuerita Sat 07-Jan-12 21:06:15

Thanks again for more replies!

showofhands that makes a lot of sense to me cause this one is transverse and my DD was head down most of the late stages of pregnancy....

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