Posting on behalf of my wife, who is trying to get some much needed rest.
I'm much more of a lurker on the site, posting the occasional questions. Here's one for you lovely ladies in the 2nd tri.
We (and yes, I use "we") are pregnant with a wonderful baby girl. Her GYN/OB told my wife to not be concerned if she doesn't feel the baby move every day while he was administering the doppler/heartbeat. It was at that moment that the baby kicked the doctor, nearly losing the doppler machine.
The baby moves so often, especially at night, that she counts 20-30 movements and kicks in 10 minutes. This is obviously not a problem, but is anyone else experiencing a very active baby in the womb? Many of my wife's friends don't feel the baby as often or as strong as we do (She kicks me whenever I place my hand on my wife's bump, whether she was active before or not!)
I've had a very active baby since week 20(Felt his movements as early as 15 weeks -- and he's my first!) or so, and it tends to be mostly when I get up in the morning, and when I'm chilling around the house before I go to sleep. When I'm moving around at work and such, he tends to be a bit quieter -- but! I've had him be a fierce little beast once or twice even at work, which I didn't expect.
He gets so active sometimes, I can look down at my belly when he's bouncy and literally watch my belly get jolted around. Oddly enough, Eli is similar to your baby -- when others try to feel him, or are around, he's fairly quiet, but with just me, and my music playing? He's a friggin' bounce ball!
U/S tech even confirmed it, commenting during my 20 week scan that I was in trouble, because I had a rambunctious bugger in the making. But, both my doctor and the tech said he looked perfect, so I guess I'll just tolerate his wriggle-butt nature.
Not sure what to advise on the late-night wiggling, as for me I work a swing shift, and tend to be up during Eli's late-night hours... sorry. :/ Good luck to you, on that part.
our bubba was wiggling round sooo much at our 12 week scan...kicking and punching.. the u/s tech said we were in for some sleepless nights even b4 its born... i can feel it moving at specific times during the day but waiting in anticipation for that first kick "on the outside" so that my OH can feel it...baby's have their own sleep pattern already and the only advice i can give u and ur wife is try to enjoy it and then 'train' the baby into ur routine when she comes out
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