19-22 weeks. Movement?

Zury - posted on 05/11/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I'm not sure how many weeks I am cause my doctors weren't sure since the baby is big. One doctor said 19 weeks 5 days and the other said 21 weeks. I found out she was a girl the other day :) Anyways, I haven't felt much movement. I have felt what feels like a tiny push every once in a while about the size of my thumb a little under my stomach.. So in between my hip bones kind of? I'm a little unsure but Is that my baby? I have no idea. In the ultrasound, she would NOT stop moving and they say she's big for how far along I am so I feel like I should be feeling more. Shouldn't I?

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Maren - posted on 05/14/2012

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I am currently pregnant with my 3rd child, and this has been the earliest I have felt the baby move. I started feeling movement at 17 weeks, but it was only when I was laying on my stomach. It stayed like that until I was around 22-23 weeks. At that point I would feel movement when sitting or standing.
The Dr. is saying about the size of a banana, under your skin, under your muscles, ect... It is still small. In the next few weeks you are going to feel a lot of movement. What you have felt may have been movement. Just give it more time, the first time around it can take a while. I know you are very anxious to feel those movements. In a couple of months you are going to have moments where you wish you could go back to not feeling anything, like when you are trying to get to sleep and your baby has the hiccups.

Elfrieda - posted on 05/12/2012

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Once you feel it for sure, you'll probably say "Oh, THAT? I've been feeling that for weeks!" That's what I did. I couldn't feel a thing with my first until 22 weeks, and then it was a slightly stronger feeling than I'd been feeling since probably 19 weeks.

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Alicia - posted on 05/21/2012

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It all depends, they should start off like little butterfly flutters then gradually get harder and more noticeable. I didn't start to feel major movement until I was like 6-7 month! My son was very active apparently but couldn't feel him that much till I was late on

Diana - posted on 05/14/2012

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It's been a while, but I remember noticing after I would eat something she would start moving probably around 5 or 6 months. Naturally, it was very faint at first...just the twitches that felt like muscle spasms. I also remember that they (I have 2 girls 2 years apart) both used start doing the rumba when I would lay down at night & try to sleep. At the beginning I would lay really still & wait to feel the fluttering start then put my hand on my stomach & to see if I could feel it. With my second one I had a little monitor I could listen too. It was hit or miss to hear anything. It was called "BebeSounds Prenatal Heart Listener". I loved try to hear her though. It was a little easier once I was at the end of my pregnancy.

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Diana - posted on 05/14/2012

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It probably took about 15-20 minutes for the sugar to hit. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I would eat an apple at my desk every day mid-morning while training my maternity-leave substitute. It become a daily event. I would eat my apple & then her & I would crack up watching my giant stomach move around like an alien scene out of the movies...elbows, feet, hands, knees, butt...you couldn't help but notice when she would start wiggling around when the sugar kicked in. Sometimes we would play "Guess the Body Part". LOL.

User - posted on 05/14/2012

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I love that! That's so helpful :p I feel almost a twitching sometimes... How long did it take for the sugar to hit her?

Diana - posted on 05/14/2012

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I remember one night I was having trouble getting to bed. First, I was thirsty, then I had to go to the bathroom, then I was hungry...when I finally laid down to sleep, I started having what at first I thought was a slight muscle spasm in my stomach...all I could think was, "Seriously? Now I'm twitching?! I just want to sleep!" After laying still for a few minutes I realized that it wasn't a muscle twitching, it was the baby! I can tell you that each baby is different. With my first I felt every move she made because of where she was positioned. I'm assuming that the placenta was no where near the front of me. :) She liked to wiggle her fingers a lot along the inside of my hipbone or kick my belly with her feet. LOL. With my second, I didn't feel nearly as much. I think she spent most of her time with her back turned toward my belly...but toward the end if I would eat an apple she would start dancing when the sugar hit her. LOL.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/13/2012

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Yup. Sounds like it is your baby. Usually you really start feeling movement a lot after 24 weeks on your first. It will also depend on the placement of your placenta. If it is right at the front it may take longer to feel movement.

Bonnie - posted on 05/13/2012

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The average time to start feeling the baby is around 20 weeks. For some it takes a lot longer. I wouldn't worry if everything is fine at your checkups.

User - posted on 05/13/2012

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Yea I've had my suspicions as to whether It's her or not. I tried to get her to move by drinking something cold and laying on my back but it didn't work. so... I don't know... And I am really small. I weighted 130 lbs and now i weigh about 141.

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Did they tell you where the placenta is? Like someone else mentioned, if it's in the front it'll be harder to feel the baby move. Your body type can factor in also. If you're underweight you're more likely to feel baby earlier and if you're heavier you'll be more likely to feel baby later. Also a first baby is usually felt later than a 2nd, 3rd, etc.

Stifler's - posted on 05/12/2012

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The huge kicks and rolling around doesn't start until the 30+ weeks (for me anyway) some people have an anterior placenta and can't feel much at all the whole pregnancy.

Louise - posted on 05/12/2012

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As baby gets bigger she has less room to move around and will resort to just pushing every now and again. At times you can visibly see an elbow or foot sticking out your side. This is nothing to worry about as long as you are feeling some movement. If you are ever concerned then drink something ice cold and lie on your back. This is a sure way to wake baby up and get her moving.

User - posted on 05/11/2012

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The doctor told me she was about the LENGTH of a large banana/carrot. (10 & 1/2 inches) Some people have been able to feel twisting, turning, and/or kicking by 21 weeks according to some sites. I'm not sure if I'm hoping for too much but I've read a lot and want another mothers opinion from their experience to tell me if I'm wrong or if this is really my baby girl in there.

Sarah - posted on 05/11/2012

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That's probably her moving around in there. Even if she's "big" at that far in the pregnancy, she's like the size of a small lemon. I didn't start to feel the big kicks and rolls until my kids were like 28 - 30 weeks. It really isn't strong at all at first. In fact most women barely recognize that's what it is until much later.

User - posted on 05/11/2012

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I mean I'm just confused. They said she was pretty big for her size so I kept wondering if that WAS her. I mean.. Like I said, she moves a lot as far as I can see in ultrasounds. She's very wiggly/wormy.

Sarah - posted on 05/11/2012

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It doesn't feel like kicks when you first feel it, it's more like flutters, gas, bubbles, etc. You don't feel the boots and rolls until later when they get much bigger.

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