Moving into Position?

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Joined: 07/09/11
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Moving into Position?

Can you actually tell when the baby is starting to move into position (i.e. head down)? This baby has been SO active the last couple of days with tons of squirming, bulges/pressure in different places and little feet/hands protruding where they weren't before. My belly takes on a number of different shapes throughout the day... It's hilarious! haha

BrokenPsyche's picture
Joined: 11/28/11
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I had suspicions my little girl was moving into position and I was pretty sure I could feel her hanging out on my left side. Sure enough when I went to my appointment, she was all settled where she needed to be. HOPE SHE STAYS THAT WAY!!

Joined: 07/09/11
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Yup, this baby boy has been spending more time on my left side, as well! Fingers crossed that this is what it means!

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Joined: 09/08/09
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My doula showed me how to do belly mapping when she was here last weekend. It's funny because I'm pretty sure that just as of today, Baby D has turned to head down. I got a good swift kick right up at the top of my belly this morning, which was nothing like what I had been feeling in that area before. It's kind of cool to know that he's probably already head down, but I hope he stays that way!

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I feel so much movement all over my belly. I have started to feel like his feet are at the top though.

Sweet Pea Twins's picture
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After today, I am now completely sure that he's head down. I'm getting extremely hard kicks up top and smaller movements down very low in my pelvis. I've even been watching my tummy move around up top, suddenly... it's awesome!

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I love watching my belly move! Smile

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My baby was hanging out head down with bum sticking out my right side. Then this past week I noticed a lot of movement and could pretty much see her bum pushing out against my skin as she rolled over a bit. The doctor confirmed today that baby is now head down with her back / bum facing the world. So she is fairly "in position" but I don't think she has "dropped" yet.
My due date is Aug 4 so at my next appt (in 2 weeks) the doctor will do a cervical check and re-confirm position.
I can't believe I am at this stage already!