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All week, he's been jumping all over the place and practicing his gymnastics inside me. Well, yesterday, hardly a move all day. I was really about to stress out. Ok, I did. But, this morning, I felt a couple of good thumps so I think I'm ok.<br>
So, someone tell me this is normal and their baby does the same thing to put my mind at ease please?
 

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I have this happen too. I had about 3 days this week with hardly a feeling of movement. Although, one time I had my hand on my side and felt with my hand what I really didn't feel inside - so I'm not sure if there are places I don't have as much sensitivity. It's funny because I was starting to feel worried and then I thought, if someone wrote this, my response would be not to worry as long as you feel little things here and there. So I took my advice and now I'm feeling it again....
 

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That's what I thought yesterday but then was awake from 1-3 am with him jumping all over the place. There used to be more of a pattern when I could expect a lot of movement during the daytime and now that seems to be changing.
 

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Natalie is still most of the day but really picks up at night.....if i go to bed early due to use exaustion sometimes i miss that period of tons of movement...
 

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My theory is that sometimes the baby responds to what you eat - caffiene, sugar, etc. Also I wonder if they sleep more when they have a big growth spurt, just like after they're born.
 

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It really depends on baby's position. If baby is faced 'in', he is still moving, but your abdominal organs are cushioning the blows and you can't 'feel' them like you when he's facing out.
 

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That exactly describes my little Elijah. Every now and then when I am awake at night he is jumping like crazy. I keep wondering how I sleep through that.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Yeah, I definitely have periods of lots of movement and then can go all day with hardly anything. With my third it was the first time I'd ever heard of 'kick counts' and the obs were telling me to keep note of them (so I have no idea how my first two were because I just didn't worry about it or think about it), but with my third he would move around like crazy, all day long, nonstop, still going like crazy into the night and then I would go three days without *anything*, not even the subtlest movement, no matter what I ate or drank or how much I prodded or talked or shone lights on my belly, nothing... the first time it happened I was completely freaked, but then after a few days he went right back to the maniac nonstop movements so I stopped stressing about it. When he was born it was so funny because he did the exact same thing! There were days where nothing could hold him still, he would just thrash about, constantly moving his body all over and then all of a sudden he would just get completely still and would only move his eyes and just stay completely motionless.
 

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It's nervewracking, but normal. I was freaking out yesterday because this baby *never* sits still, and I didn't feel anything all morning and afternoon, and I couldn't find the heartbeat with the fetoscope - and I had used monistat the night before so I was convinced I had killed her or something.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Thankfully she started kicking in the early evening, and hasn't stopped dancing since.
 
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