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I felt sloshing at 8 weeks, actually kicking at 10 weeks. There is a wide and vast variety among pregnancies anything is possible. there are so many factors, no one can say that this or that is impossible. Unusual, yes, but impossible, no.
with Ben, at 10 weeks I had an ultra sound. ben was flipping around so much I was surprised that i couldn't feel it. The doctor was laughing, he'd never seen that before. I also measured large for dates. later in the pregnancy I measured small for dates. Ben was born the day before his due date, so I think my dates were good.
Everything in medicine is based on averages. there will always be outliers--ppl who are way off the chart this way or that way. They are eliminated so the predictions will better fit a larger number of ppl.
All of the pregnancy data that we read is based primarily on first time pregnancies in younger women. The information is skewed. Very few women in the US have more than 3 children, and often overweight women or other unusual factors are eliminated or "controlled" for so that those differences don't effect the results of the research.
I have felt my baby. I actually felt her kicking my hand. I have weak ab muscles. I pressed on my tummy and got her to turn around so that she was facing out. she was three fingers tall. I felt her tiny hands and feet kicking my hand. They were between the size of a ballpoint pen point and a pencil eraser. pretty freakin small. I could hardly believe what I was feeling. I haven;t been able to get her into just the right position to feel her since. this was at 10 weeks.