Well, after last night's antics I am hoping it all changes. I'm 39 weeks and she was pretty steady with movements through the day and the evening and then from 10:30 though to 01:30 she went bloody bonkers. She was moving so much and really quite forcefully that it was really uncomfy for me! (I was secretly hoping she was on her way!) So I am keeping my fingers crossed that that is one thing she doesn't do when she's here!!
My DS1 used to wake and start actively kicking at 7am every morning (+/- 10 mins), whether I was awake or asleep, it was very consistent. And in the nearly 8 years since, he still wakes at 7am every morning, late night or early nights it is still 7am!!!!
So Yep I think that patterns in-utero can continue when on the outside, but then perhaps it is just him! My other children never had a distinct pattern so was never able to test the theory again!!!
Hmm mine decides that 11pm every evening is the best time for a kick about in utero..... I hope he/she changes that when they're born! I'll have to come back on this thread in a month or two to update!
Mine has a definite pattern of sleeping all day except around 5 or 6pm when she wakes for a little stretch and kick about. Then she wakes again around 11pm when I'm going to bed. When I wake up in the morning she is very active but I'm not sure if she has been like that all night or has taken time out. I'm only 23 weeks so I suppose I will find out as she gets big enough to wake me with more forceful kicks.
My relative told me that most baby's are quiet in the day because your body moving rocks them to sleep in a way. This has made sense to me so far because her pattern of waking fits in with my sitting/ lying down and relaxing time.