21 weeks pregnant with number 2!!!

Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




i am 21 weeks pregnant with my son and i have an 18 month old daughter. i havnt really felt my son kick or move too much, there has been a couple days i felt tiny movements but they were really faint. is this normal? i was thinking i would feel this baby sooner since its my 2nd and i know wat to look for. can it be possible he is already crammed inside my belly? my bf who is the father of both of my kids is 6'6 and i am 5'6. would really appreciate feed back on other moms experience with 2nd pregnancy!! THANKS


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Nicky - posted on 06/20/2011




well im 24 weeks into my second pregnancy, and didnt feel full on movements until the past few weeks, they were quite faint before then, and defenitely nothing until 20 - 21 weeks, i too was a bit worried thinking i should have felt it sooner, but i guess the things we read arent always gospel huh...
if you are ever worried about kicks go and have a bit glass of ice cold water, you'll feel something in no time.
oh and a little ol wives tale i heard was boys dont kick as much as girls.... i didnt find out the sex with either, and my first was a girl, and she kicked and hiccupped all day, all night, this time its a little different, so will be interesting to see if its a boy or a girl!

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2011




Every pregnancy is different, and while it is normal to recognize the movements sooner some babies move more or less than others. Personality develops during pregnancy as well, he may be small so you cant feel much yet, or he is just very laid back and isnt making swift movements. I would mention it at your next appointment if its still bothering you

April - posted on 02/26/2011




When i was pregnant with my daughter, she would move all the time, i felt like she was doing some acrobatic moves in there LOL but when i was pregnant with my son, he hardly moved. I usually only felt him move at night, and when he had hiccups. He turned out perfectly fine. Your son is probably in a position where you can't feel him as much.

If your really worried about it you could talk to your OB, but i'm sure he's fine. Congratulations! :D

Alisha - posted on 02/26/2011




I'm going to guess hes just in there rather at and odd angle so movements are going to be a bit faint but if you feel its really odd I'd says set up an appointment with your doc to just check and see if things are ok best to be safe

Tyrae - posted on 02/26/2011




First of all congratulations!

Do you know the location of the placenta? If the placenta is located at the front of your uterus (belly side not backside) it can cushion the kicks and make them difficult to feel. Or he could be facing inwards mostly and kicking towards your insides/back area instead of towards your belly.

If your really worried I would just bring it up with your doctor the next time you are in and s/he should be able to alleviate you worries! Good luck.

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