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#1 of 11 Old 01-14-2007, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For the last few days my son has been very actvie, more so then what his normal movement pattern is. i used too feel him at 8am, early monring kick, then sometime around early afternoon, around lunch time.. then quiet until maybe 8 pm, then active, then quiet until 2am.. Lately he has been very *restless* is how I might put it.. I feel him like every hr on the hr for the past few days..I am sort of crampie, loads of braxton hicks going on, some are pretty strong , but only down low, sometimes I will feel a bit of a bite to them in my lower back too butt <--* these are few and far between though *
He is very head down.. not like tons of pressure, but he is HEAD DOWN.. I am just wondering if this change in activity is ok?
I have my doppler, and his heart rate *SOUNDS* ok.. I do not have the doppler with the read out, but sounds ok.
I called L&D too ask this question, and the nurse there said Movement is good, it is lack of movement they check for.. But wanted too see what you ladies have too say, I tend too trust y'all, more then the med professionals these days *sigh*..
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I was wondering the same thing with DS... and nope, nothing wrong with it... it turns out I have a VERY active and energetic DS! I was getting weekly NST's the last time at the end because of my BP meds and the strips were practically solid black in places because he was kicking so much that it was hard to keep pressing the button often and fast enough!
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OOOOOOOO That is such sweet relief too read!! I guess I was hoping too hear, he could be getting ready too come out, but thats ok too , if he has too wait a while longer.. Thank you dear!
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My DS is super duper active too! Sometimes I just beg with him to please stop moving for 5 minutes so that I can relax. Unfortunately, there's no reasoning with him!

Luckily I know I can make it at least another 2 1/2 weeks until he's full term. Just gotta stay positive.

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Missy - no problem!! DS was born at 41 weeks, and was induced. Sarah - one night I remember being kicked in the same place for so long that I was walking the hall in tears trying to get him to stop!! So all the activity did not cause labor to start early at all...
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I have sometimes thought my babies were having seizures. I got Sheila Kitzinger's pregnancy book this time and she talks about how women feel that way near the end. I guess b/c the movements are so pronounced? And baby can jump around so it feels really weird.

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Missy - no problem!! DS was born at 41 weeks, and was induced. Sarah - one night I remember being kicked in the same place for so long that I was walking the hall in tears trying to get him to stop!! So all the activity did not cause labor to start early at all...
Well that's good to know. He get hiccups at least once a day, and shimmies up so he can shove his butt in my ribs.

I told Brad last night that I'll miss having him inside, but I won't miss having him inside. I'm looking forward to holding him.

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my son was really active. i mean really. this baby is much less so. seems very calmed by movement, music, the sound of my voice, etc... but sometimes that means not much movement for the whole day.... scary.

but this lack of movement makes me hopeful this baby will sleep a bit more than my son... who did not sleep and still has sleep issues.

and it's kinda cool, when i say in my mind "hey baby, what's up i haven't felt you move for hours" i usually feel a little kick in about 2 minutes. it's very cute.

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but this lack of movement makes me hopeful this baby will sleep a bit more than my son... who did not sleep and still has sleep issues.

and it's kinda cool, when i say in my mind "hey baby, what's up i haven't felt you move for hours" i usually feel a little kick in about 2 minutes. it's very cute.

: I totally agree HoneyBD. This is what I am experiencing also.

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I asked my mw about this last week. Apparently it's actually a good sign, that the baby is moving voluntarily more, rather than just having "active periods" Which makes sense...it does seem that newborns have some involuntary movement during active awake or active sleep periods; it's not all well-controlled yet.
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It's so comforting to see that all of you have active DS's, too! Mine has me up right now. This is the third night in a row that I just can't sleep cause he's soo busy! And it's not just at night, he's plenty busy during the day, too!

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