Anyone else's baby moving constantly?

Lauren - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Hi
This is my second pregnany and I was just wondering if anyone with babies due in Feb had babies that moved around constantly?
I read online that they are asleep 90-95% of the time but I honestly think it is the opposite with this one. He never stops fidgiting and kicking and when he isnt doing that he has the hiccups!
My first pregnancy was with a girl and she was very active too but I don't remember her being at it constantly like this one. He can't have much room cos i'm 26+4 pregnant now and carrying all up front.
Is anyone else like this?? And if so has anyone got any ideas on how to settle them down lol??

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Stacy - posted on 11/28/2009

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I am 32 weeks and my son is a crazy man! Doesn't matter the time of day...when I sit down to relax he starts going nuts. Sometimes I rock with him in the rocking chair and he seems to like the motion. When my husband and I were out shopping yesterday he was moving when I walked too. Usually I don't feel him too much when I am moving around, but he's just getting bigger and stronger. He had a foot in my rib the other day and I moved his foot promptly and told him "none of that rib-thing". So far he's listened!



I am going to start keeping in my journal a log of when I feel him the most and see if this corresponds to his activity after he's born. Gotta do something to keep busy while I wait out these last 8 weeks.

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I'm 25 weeks and 5 days (will be 26 weeks on Wednesday) and my little guy is ALWAYS moving! I've been calling him "my little soccer player" because once I started feeling him kick at about 17 weeks, he hasn't stopped! I've found, though, that the more smoothly and consistently I move, the quieter he is. He's the most settled when my husband and I are out walking the dogs; I think the smooth motion of my walking lulls him to sleep. More often than not, though, I'm pretty okay with all his moving. I'd rather feel him too much than not enough! :-)

Melissa - posted on 11/25/2009

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My little boy moves all day and all night! it feels like he is doing gymnastics! A shower usually calms him down. Also taking long deep breaths and just trying to relax sometimes helps as well. Im 29 wks by the way. Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 11/09/2009

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hi im 26weeks + 2days pregnant with my 1st baby and my liitle girl seems to think its playtime when i lie down to go to sleep or just relax, she goes insane, its good because she is happy and moving but its only like this when i try to sleep, im hoping this isnt going to be her activity pattern when she is born as thats what my sister-in-law told me! What does it feel like when your baby gets the hiccups?

(sorry i know this doesnt help with your question)

Lindsey - posted on 11/12/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

hi im 26weeks + 2days pregnant with my 1st baby and my liitle girl seems to think its playtime when i lie down to go to sleep or just relax, she goes insane, its good because she is happy and moving but its only like this when i try to sleep, im hoping this isnt going to be her activity pattern when she is born as thats what my sister-in-law told me! What does it feel like when your baby gets the hiccups?
(sorry i know this doesnt help with your question)



haha thats funny your sister in law said that..my daughter near the end of my pregnancy i made little notes of when she was most active and it was pretty accurate to what she was when she was born..which is pretty interesting..lol



 



about the hiccups you just feel little what feel like kicks but softer and has a steady beat to it..

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Kimberly - posted on 01/21/2013

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I have the same problem with the baby boy I'm carrying,and sometimes it hurts when he moves,and I don't know if he sleeps at all. Well I hope you and me can find a way to calm then down.

Ashley - posted on 11/27/2012

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I am due on Febuary 5th and I also have the same problem. She moves no matter what, and sometimes it hurts. I don't know if it means that she is very healthy, or if she's going to be a handful when she's born. :p

Jennifer - posted on 11/27/2009

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I am 28 weeks and yes, I can feel her constantly! She is a very hard kicker too; I mean it is a jab not a kick. I start moving my hands, pushing lightly around the belly and she sometimes calms down....

Tearra - posted on 11/26/2009

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UGH OMG! I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS WUN OF A KIND! WHEW RELIEVED TO SEE THAT SHE ISNT THE ONLI ONE BEING AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IN THE WOMB! THIS IS MY FIRST BABY N SHE'S A GURL! THE HICCUPS STARTED WAAAY B4 I EXPERIENCED HER KICKING BUT NOW THAT SHE DOES KICK...I DNT UNDERSTAND FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHAT SHE GETS OUT OF THAT LOL OR IS SHE DOING IT TO LET ME KNOW SUMTHYN? IM CLUELESS AS TO GET HER TO STOP BECUZ IT FEELS LIKE ALL DAY TO ME AS WELL...N WHEN SHE'S NOT KICKING, IT FEELS AS IF SHE'S RUBBING HER FEET AGAINST MY BELLY LIKE THE PROFILE PIC OF THIS GROUP, LOL

Gemma - posted on 11/26/2009

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Quoting Nikkita:



OH! Don't get too excited about trying music...it may not work. My daughter likes music. Even when I play classical music, she dances! So nothing really works for me. I hope and pray that you can find something to work for you.




 



Yep mine is a music lover  too - in fact when I am going through the paranoid times when I dont feel her moving usually a good bit of music wakes her up and she has a little boogie!!



Unfortunately for 'dad' (still feels strange calling him that!!) one of the quickest ways to stop her moving is to get him to put her hands on my belly. He must have soothing hands as it seems to calm her down.



There are some times when I think oh I wish she would settle just a little to let me sleep / get on with what ever I am doing, but on the whole I find it reassuring when she is dancing around. I think it will be very strange when she is born and I cant feel her any more!

Nikkita - posted on 11/22/2009

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Quoting Lauren:

Thanks for responding. It is reassuring that he's moving constantly but sometimes it it physically exhausting as i'm always sat staring or waiting on the next kick, punch or wiggle. I'm hoping that he will run out of room soon so his movements aren't so vigorous.
*Helen* I like the idea of the soothing music I may give that one a try maybe even play some wave or rain sounds or something lol. As for ideas there is only one thing I ever found that worked and that was *ahem* having sex. Unfortunately that doesn't work anymore. Keep the ideas coming tho and a happy pregnancy to all!



Lauren, it's funny because I was talking to my dad earlier and I told him that I think I'll be happier when she gets too big to do summersalts and flips, since she is so active. He says to be happy that I should enjoy all of my pregnancy to the fullest.



OH! Don't get too excited about trying music...it may not work. My daughter likes music. Even when I play classical music, she dances! So nothing really works for me. I hope and pray that you can find something to work for you.

Nikkita - posted on 11/22/2009

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Quoting Janis:

I wish I had an idea for you to get your baby to calm down. I am having the same trouble. I love to feel her move around but enough is enough...please give me a break! I am 29 weeks and one day in my first pregnancy and I have felt her since at least 15 weeks. I thought it was just wonderful at first. But somedays ...Ug it is all I can take. I do not drink caffine or eat chocolate or candy. She is suppossed to calm down during activity...yeah right! it does not matter what I am doing, she will dance on my bladder, karate chop my ribs, elbow my spine ..you name it. I just hope she does not turn out to be a hyperactive child. My mother says out of her three children I was the one that was most active in the womb and the most calm once born....I can only hope. Good luck and congrats with your little one!



LOL! You sound JUST LIKE me! I know it's not funny, but I'm glad to know that I'm not alone.

Nikkita - posted on 11/22/2009

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OMG! My little princess is going to be a gymnist! She so active! I'm 27w4d, and there's nothing she like to do better that move! It seems like she's awake like twice as much as she sleeps, if not more...either that or she moves in her sleep. So, I do feel your pain!

Janis - posted on 11/21/2009

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I wish I had an idea for you to get your baby to calm down. I am having the same trouble. I love to feel her move around but enough is enough...please give me a break! I am 29 weeks and one day in my first pregnancy and I have felt her since at least 15 weeks. I thought it was just wonderful at first. But somedays ...Ug it is all I can take. I do not drink caffine or eat chocolate or candy. She is suppossed to calm down during activity...yeah right! it does not matter what I am doing, she will dance on my bladder, karate chop my ribs, elbow my spine ..you name it. I just hope she does not turn out to be a hyperactive child. My mother says out of her three children I was the one that was most active in the womb and the most calm once born....I can only hope. Good luck and congrats with your little one!

Candice - posted on 11/20/2009

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I'm almost 20w and my little girl is a busy one! The ultrasound tech called her hyper! lol One thing that actually calms her is my hubbys voice. Its kinda funny cause she stops moving when hes trying to feel her and talk to her but I think she likes his voice a lot and wants to hear him. =) I wonder if that means she will be better with him then me when shes born... ohh nuts!

Monica - posted on 11/18/2009

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My little man (this is my first) and I are at 26 weeks today and he's been moving and grooving since late August but the kicks, jabs, pokes and hiccups are becoming much more intense and frequent now he is at the point where he barely stops (and because of the lack of room in there, I can see almost every one bulge from my belly)! I just love it.

Debbie - posted on 11/18/2009

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hello, i'm due 14th febuary, and i was just wondering what 'baby hiccups' are. this is my second baby and i'm sure my first didn't make some of the funny movements this one does! thanks.

Nicole - posted on 11/17/2009

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Quoting Lindsey:



haha thats funny your sister in law said that..my daughter near the end of my pregnancy i made little notes of when she was most active and it was pretty accurate to what she was when she was born..which is pretty interesting..lol
about the hiccups you just feel little what feel like kicks but softer and has a steady beat to it..






aww damn im screwed,  lol i have been writing down when she is most active now and its always late at night and early in the morning and when im on the phonje to her daddy  and now i know what the baby hiccups are and i love them!!



thankyou



 

Carrie - posted on 11/17/2009

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My baby boy who is due 2-14-2010 (my 2nd child, my daughter will be 12 on Feb 4th ) moves alot, but now ready some of your posts, how can you tell if it hiccups?

SheryL - posted on 11/14/2009

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Hi,
I am due 02/23 and this is my 3rd....I am having a little girl!!! She moves around like crazy adn she started right real early, earlier than my boys ever did...she is very active around bagel time in the morning, break time at work in the afternoon and then as i am laying down to go to sleep at night, she loves it when her daddy rubs the belly and it seems to get her up and going but then when he is done she does calm down most of the time. She seems even stronger than my boys, but my boys were really strong with their kicking in the last 2 months, my first was fun to watch because he would roll around in there to make it look like i had an alien inside me, I loved that!!! Calming them down though, I dont know....I have only noticed the rubbing of the belly sometimes helps...I wish I wasnt so uncomfortable already, I am already having trouble sleeping and I have gained less weight than with my boys..so that is strange to me!!!

Danielle - posted on 11/13/2009

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im due feb 3 and this is my 1st first child and im having a boy and he moves around alot. but i dont know what it feels like when he has the hiccups

Savannah - posted on 11/13/2009

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I'm 28 weeks (feb. 17) and my baby is moving around like crazy, too.. I have tried music, and it seems to just make her move more. It's nice to notice her responses to different things, reminds me that she's developing well, and everything is okay, but sometimes it is quite uncomfortable.

Eileen - posted on 11/13/2009

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I will be 25 weeks tomorrow and my baby started moving at 13 weeks. This is my second baby (we dont know what the baby is yet) but with my son i only started feeling him at the end of my pregnancy. I hardly showed with him as he was in my back the whole time. I am carrying everything in front this time round. This baby is so active most of the day. It wakes me up at 6am with the first big kick and moves around a lot during the day, specially round the afternoon, the baby only really stops moving round 11pm. I must say i like feeling the baby moving as its very reassuring and i am also very lucky to be able to get a good nights sleep as the baby hardly moves. maybe thats a good sign that the baby will sleep through quite easily. Sorry, I am not much help either.. i am just really glad though that i am not the only one battling with all day movement.

Lindsey - posted on 11/12/2009

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mine is pretty active too..lol most of the day and all night...im happy the baby moves around all the time then i know hes ok

Lauren - posted on 11/11/2009

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Thanks for responding. It is reassuring that he's moving constantly but sometimes it it physically exhausting as i'm always sat staring or waiting on the next kick, punch or wiggle. I'm hoping that he will run out of room soon so his movements aren't so vigorous.

*Helen* I like the idea of the soothing music I may give that one a try maybe even play some wave or rain sounds or something lol. As for ideas there is only one thing I ever found that worked and that was *ahem* having sex. Unfortunately that doesn't work anymore. Keep the ideas coming tho and a happy pregnancy to all!

Nikole - posted on 11/10/2009

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GIRL! I am pregnant with my daughter and she is born Feb. 5th... she kicks me so hard it HURTS! And she is always moving as well! I asked the doc if this was normal and he said "You have to tell me whether or not she's active when she's born. I always wanted to know if the more active they are in the womb, are they that active when they are born!" He sees this a lot... be happy that you are able to feel him a lot. You always know if there are problems when they AREN'T moving!

Heather - posted on 11/08/2009

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Oh yea.... Mine is constantly active about 90% of the time and when he does settle it feels like moves his hands across my belly... haha I'm 27wks

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My baby is moving alot also im not to sure if there is anything that can be done about it. But i look at the fact that my baby is moving as a good thing being as though im high-risk..nd this is also my second.but mine is another girl

Helen - posted on 11/08/2009

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hi due 2/ feb this is my 3rd baby and she is an active one. she doesnt stop. and yes when she does stop she has hiccups lol. im not carrying up front to be honest i dont know where this baby lies as she kicks my bladder constantly but also right up my tummy and im hardly showing, but i dont have the back ache number 2 gave me as she was always tucked right back. i was thinking of playing music to her something calming to see if it helps setlle her but i get the feeling it might backfire and when i play it she may be active but in saying that is i can get her to be active i may be able to ware her out at set times and get her to settle. maybe we should see what ideas we can think of and share?

helen

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