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I'm 18 weeks preggers going on 19 weeks on wednesday. I had my first braxton hicks contraction yesterday and I'm kinda thinking "isn't it a little soon to be feeling that yet??"... I'm starting to think I'm either a little further along that the docs think or I'm just an early developer! I started feeling fetal movements at about 15 weeks, though I hear it only usually comes at about 18 weeks, and now the braxton hicks contractions which I hear don't normally come until after the 20th week. I know there are always exceptions to the rule, but I'm getting a little worked up about it. I'm really looking forward to having a JUNE baby (due date is 06/06/06 hehe get it?) but if I'm actually a few weeks more into this pregnancy than we think, this will probably be a MAY baby and that totally screws up the name that we have picked if it's a girl!!! grrrrrr! lol
I know it's no big deal, and I'll probably be rejoicing if I don't have as much longer to go (starting to not be able to sleep due to being uncomfortable) so whatever, I just wanted to see if anyone else was getting some stuff early like me.
Most first time moms don't feel bh's until much later in the third trimester.
With my 2nd and 3rd kids I had them start at 14 & 12weeks. My dr said it was impossible to feel until after 20 weeks, but the uterus contracts from the beginning of the pg and i know alot of other women who've had them start earlier plus the same contractions show up as contractions on the stress test at 30weeks. With my third I never even mentioned them to my dr until I was over 20weeks.