This is my 1st baby and bump is big for 26wks (according to all the comments I've been getting!). BB is very active, but I only ever feel the movements very low down, just above fanjo - is that standard for this stage?
A friend recently gave birth and poor BB was wedged for some time before labour it seems, and he came out severely squished (all fingers crossed his face will spring back to normal eventually) - so I'm now thinking is my BB stuck with feet & legs trapped and the movement is her trying to wriggle free???!
God, I sound loopy just saying that (!), but none of my friends have been able to reassure me, so I need fellow mumsnetters' advice!
Yup, normal. They change position quite a lot at this point and while a lot of them prefer to be down low, you don't actually know which bit is down there at any given time. You might be feeling a head, feet, hands, elbows, knees or a combination of them all. In a couple of weeks or so the baby will probably settle head down and you will get higher up kicks. At the moment, the top of your fundus is a few cm above your bellybutton, so not quite high enough up for rib kicks yet. It'll happen.
Mine was breech u till 26 weeks (which is normal) and had all my kicks and tickley fingers in my pelvis! Now baby is head down, my ribs are soooooooo sore! But still get tickley fingers in my pelvis Don't wish the kicks up high too soon!
I'm 31w and only felt low down movement. Baby has been head down since 20 weeks scan, around about the time I felt proper movements. As long as you are feeling plenty movement I would not worry. The position of you placenta may also effect where you feel it.