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January 10th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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I've asked this question before but....can movement still fluctuate at this time? I was feeling my son kick constantly and then hardly at all the last 2 days. What I do feel seems a lot weaker than before. It makes me kind of sad when I don't feel him that much :-(
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January 10th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Yes. Soon you will begin to notice sleep and awake patterns as well.
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January 10th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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I'm going through this right now, too. With my son it was so different. He moved almost CONSTANTLY. He slept during the parts of the day where I was the most busy so I didn't have the mental energy to spare to worry about him. Then when i rested at home he would become extremely active.

This one though! Oh boy! I only feel a few kicks or flutters a day. Sometimes I go for a couple of days with feeling nothing. It's MADDENING. Worse now that I am 20 weeks and I'm supposed to be doing kick counts :\

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January 10th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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It's funny because right when I start to worry, he kicks. I played some music for him and he woke right up. Plus the pbj sandwich and glass of milk haha. He kicked so hard I saw my stomach move! So he must have known I was worried and wanted me to feel better
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January 11th, 2013, 06:06 AM
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it's been awhile since I was pregnant with DD but from what I can remember, I don't think I started feeling really consistent movements till about 22 weeks. I would feel her everyday when she did start moving, but some days only a couple of times and others all day long. It'll get consistent soon enough
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January 11th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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This baby had me so freaked out I was crying the other day, even though I *know* it's normal. With DD, I didn't feel anything until she was big enough for it to be strong and consistent. I started feeling this little worm at 13 weeks, and up until Christmas it was at least one movement a day, most days I felt baby 2 or 3 times. Starting the day after Christmas, nothing. For almost 4 days. It's been off and on since then, although for the past couple days it's been more consistent. It's scary! It's funny because in the beginning of pregnancy I'm not one to worry at all, but I guess feeling baby and then NOT feeling anything for a long period of time really freaks me out. Anyway, you're not alone! Who knows where your placenta is, it could've grown and moved to a place where it's harder to feel the baby and since the baby is still so small, the movement isn't strong enough to compensate for that yet. That's what I was telling myself, lol, and my midwife confirmed. Babies are erratic this early on, too.

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