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August 26th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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So I was wondering, I know your suppose to take notice of the times you feel the babies move etc. When does that technically happen? I feel them, but its very spuratic, also I have no idea who im feeling! LOL I assume Im feeling one or the other depending on where I feel it cuz of the positions they told me they were in last week.

When did you ladies start really keeping track of the babies movements?
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August 26th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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I've actually been wondering this myself. All my friends and coworkers are asking if I feel them alot, and I don't know if I am, or if I am just feeling one of them alot, or if what I am feeling isn't even them, but something else

Like you, I guess depending on where I am feeling, it kinda gives me the idea that I am feeling one or the other, but I too am curious as to when you should unmistakably feel them all the time.

At our last u/s, they were kinda kicking and hitting eachother alot, so I guess I keep thinking that until they focus on me instead of eachother...

Thanks for bringing this up, glad its on other minds as well.
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August 26th, 2009, 06:49 PM
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I didn't start to feel kicks regularly until I was about 26 weeks along or so, I would occasionally feel them at around 22-23 weeks. I thought I should have felt them sooner but obviously the girls were ok and I had regular movement. I never did a kick count so I wont be much help there as I was in the hospital for a large portion of that part of my pregnancy.
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August 26th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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I don't think I felt the twins regularly until 24wks (first felt inconsistent movement at 15wks) or so - but still was unable to differentiate between the two until later on. I still found it nearly impossible to do kick counts and know for sure I was just counting one baby. Owen was super active and Rhys was totally laid back - I suppose if I hadn't already known I was having twins I wouldn't have known there was two (does that make sense!?!) except when they had hiccups simultaneously. Don't worry soon you will be as big as a house and wonder if a foot or hand is going to burst out of your belly button as the twins playing WWF
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August 26th, 2009, 07:27 PM
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I didn't start feeling them until closer to 23/24 weeks, and that worried the heck out of me. I would say its pretty dang hard to do counts with 2 in there though.
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August 27th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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You have a while before you should start doing movement counts. Of course you still want to pay attention. I agree that it can be hard with two. I felt Arya all the time, but didn't feel Eiley until much later and much less frequent. I could see her moving away on ultrasounds, but all of her kicks and things were directed to places that I couldn't feel (backwards, the placenta). It was unnerving and I had times later in my pregnancy when I would poke and prod at her in hopes to get some movement.
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August 27th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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My doctor told me not to bother keeping track of the amount of kicks I'm feeling. It's almost impossible to keep track of the individual kicks from each baby. When you have singletons, you know whose kicks you are feeling so you can keep track of them. Multiples...you can't really do that accurately. I will be surprised if your doctor tells you to keep track fo the amount of kicks. Mine just said to take notice of the mount of kicking I'm feeling and when. Some days I may not feel one particular baby, but that does not mean anything is wrong. That one might just be turned around in such a way I wouldn't feel it. Maybe he's kicking and punching his brother in which case, I may not feel it. So, it's more important that I feel something at some point and not the amount of kicks I'm feeling.

I knew which baby was which only because they really stayed in the same location the entire pregnancy up until a few weeks before I had my c-section. At that point, Cameron still remained lower, but Kiefer was going from left to right breach and head down. He ended up head down on the left side. My friend's mother had frat twins and she said they were both running circles in her belly during her pregnancy, so she really wouldn't be able to keep track of who was doing what and when. So most doctors will not require you do count anything but just notice movement and that's it.
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