Baby Position and Movement

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Baby Position and Movement

So both of my boys were head down mostly on the left side with their feet up to the right. Both were head down at the anatomy scan and stayed that way until the end. This little girl was head up with feet down to the left at the anatomy scan. I'm pretty sure she is still in about the same position. So I feel movement mostly down low and get the kicks to lower areas too. I find this feeling of movement a bit off putting. Somewhat uncomfortable and don't remember thinking that so much with the boys.

What position is your little one in and where do you feel movement? Do you find you have a preference in where you feel the wiggles?

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She was head down, and with her head in my hip (then she moved back down) at the scan. I have an anterior placenta, so I think a lot of her movements are muted still, I am mostly feeling her below where my placenta is at along my pubic bone can feel all the lighter movements there, and the bigger movements when she stretches or what ever I can feel all over.

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I have no idea what position baby is in.. but this week there were times I would have sworn there was 2 (or like the other night 10) in there! majority of what I feel is below my belly....like hwere my huge belly curves back in its lower than that. in my pelvic area... if baby drops he's goign to drop out! At one point this week I felt a kick/elbow something all the way at the top of my belly below my rib. first time feeling anything there... let alone even close to that high. it was then almost an instant as low as you can go feeling. so I dont know if baby was flipping? or what. but we are now back to everything being SUPERlow when I feel it.

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DD was Frank breech for a lot at the end and I had an anterior placenta...so things are much different this time.

At my u/s a long while ago this baby was breech too. A couple weeks ago I was getting a lot of kicks in my bladder/rectum area. NOT fun. Now baby seems to have moved and the ones I feel the most are on the top left. I have NO idea what that means for placement. I hope those are the legs and he/she is head down...but who knows? The midwife says it's too early for her to feel the placement.

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at my anatomy scan she was laying down with her head to the left feet to the right. but im thinking she is breech because all my kicks seem pretty low under my belly button low with DS he always kicked on my right side up high so its def different this time with getting kicked really now. i cant really feel her moving much so its hard to predict where and when she'll kick. DH did get to feel her kick this week for the first time

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Emalyn is literally everywhere... She keeps flipping quickly causing a lot of pain. My big movements are in the lower right below my belly button this am with a foot in my ribs still. I get some bladder punches too. I never know where she will be at any given time but she is pretty high up too, head down as of yesterday. The list so far is Thursday last week head up, Friday last week head down, this Wednesday head up, yesterday head down, she is crazy!

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

Emalyn is literally everywhere... She keeps flipping quickly causing a lot of pain. My big movements are in the lower right below my belly button this am with a foot in my ribs still. I get some bladder punches too. I never know where she will be at any given time but she is pretty high up too, head down as of yesterday. The list so far is Thursday last week head up, Friday last week head down, this Wednesday head up, yesterday head down, she is crazy!

she is all over the place lol at least she is being active, im sure mommy isnt to thrilled though

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Saylor kicks really low. On our ultrasound she was head up as well.

DS, I can't really remember except towards the end he liked to kick up in my ribs when I was sitting. Not so comfortable.

I have anterior placenta again, so I can only feel her really low right now. DS I didn't feel till later in my pregnancy.

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"angelover02740" wrote:

she is all over the place lol at least she is being active, im sure mommy isnt to thrilled though

It is very reassuring and I'd rather hurt because of her flipping. She is nonstop action these days, with dd I felt no where near this much. She's going to be a handful Smile

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"elleon17" wrote:

Saylor kicks really low.

Love the name!

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My earlier ultrasounds showed he was breach. These days I can definitely tell he flip around. One day he will be kicking my bladder, the next it will be my ribs. Yesterday morning he was laying head down, but diagonal, with his head on the left and his feet on the right. Last night he was head down with his butt pushing was way up in the air! I could take my hand and grab each side of his hiney! Yesterday he was the most active that I have ever felt him. He has been moving some this morning, but it has been hard to tell where he is at.

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

Love the name!

thank you Smile

Hubby and I said the name years ago before we were even trying and knew we wanted that for a girl. (and we rarely agree on much Wink )

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I am feeling tons of movement EVERYWHERE. I have never been good at guessing which position baby is in. Right now I'm getting a lot of feet way up by my ribs. it's actually freaking me out how big baby already is.

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"elleon17" wrote:

Saylor kicks really low. On our ultrasound she was head up as well.

Agreed, I looooove this name!! I've tried it with my last two (prior to finding out they were boys) but DH isn't a fan. Lucky you Smile

My guy was transverse at my u/s and then flipped breech mostly for a few weeks, and only within the last week and a half he seems to be favoring head down as the majority of kicks seem to be at the top of my belly lately. But he does manage to twist and turn in there and I'll occasionally get some kicks to the cervix - oy!

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I know someone with a son named Saylor. Super cute!

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I change my answer to - she is just sitting on my bladder. I have peed so many times today and still feel like I need to go

lol!

Thanks ladies. I really like the name too. Her full name will be Saylor Daniel Rose. We fought about DS's name and actually didn't decide until I was in labor and I couldn't stand seeing Baby ? on the board.

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I never have any clue. There are times when I can literally grab a limb, not like I know what it is. And I don't know the difference between a head and a bum. I would say the majority of "thumps" are on my right side at belly button level. But I also get tons of flipping and wave like movements. And then I'll get a kick to my cervix and rib at the same time - so stretching? Who knows! Just like DD this kid is all over the place, and I have long ago decided that I will stop trying to figure out a) position and b) what's what.

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Yeah I can't tell position too easily either and never really could tell what is what as far as body parts go...I just know the kicks are mostly to my cervix, bum, all that lower stuff and I don't like that sensation much...it's a bit irritating.

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Grrrrr! Today at the chiropractor we has trying to feel for my round ligaments and felt 'all baby'. Of course he couldn't tell me what he could feel because it's technically out of his scope of expertise. Sad On the plus side, he couldn't really feel my round ligaments so that means they're not tight.

The chiropractor suggested I read up on 'baby mapping'. I need to do that!

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With el at the end I could grab her foot, freaked my in laws out

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

With el at the end I could grab her foot, freaked my in laws out

I've grabbed at my other kids' feet before too Wink It gives my DH the shutters! lol I have pushed on what I suspect was a foot of this baby as well but not certain yet..it's definitely easier when they get big enough that you can figure out where their bum is for sure (or I guess head if baby's not head down).

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Ya, I could grab DD's head...she was breach. No feet though. My placenta was in the front.