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Question - Sorry if TMI
Mon, 09-28-2009 - 1:44pm

So I'll be 20 weeks on Wednesday and all weekend I barely felt the boys move.

Sutton & Fynn
Born 1-19-10

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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 1:55pm
I remember that pressure well. It felt like the babies would fall out if I walked too fast. It was normal for me, but I'm an odd one. ;-)

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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 5:49pm

My doctor has told me that even though I am 20 weeks it wont be closer to 22 -2 before I will feel them more as it stands there are days where I can feel them a lot then there are days where I barely feel them (its those days that I freak out) . I usually call my Dr. office and talk to the nurses they can calm my fears it helps

As for your pain I haven't had that pleasure yet but I have been troubled by ligament pain this weekend !!

I have come to the conclusion with a twin pregnancy there is no normal everyone tends to be different though I do love coming to the board for reassurance as everyone here is great with either


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Mon, 09-28-2009 - 7:16pm

I guess when I am pregnant I tend to panic if something seems I always just call the office to see what they think. I've never felt stupid for doing it (well, not super stupid anyway)...and once or twice I think that it made a big difference to my health and the babies health. So, if you notice a change and it is concerning...I would say, call your Dr. IMO - It's way better than worrying and wondering for days on end.

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Tue, 09-29-2009 - 10:17am

I wouldn't worry about not feeling them yet--although it is HARD not to worry, right? with my first, I didnt' feel him until around 22 weeks. With my second, I felt it sooner, but I think it was b/c I knew what it would feel like. With these twins, I was 21 weeks again before I felt anything, and even then, it was questionable, even in my "experienced" mind. But by the next week, there was no mistaking it, although it still wasn't constant, or even daily.
I think with twins it can be trickier, b/c the babies are in strange positions, or may be tucked behind their placentas, etc. It'll be interesting for you to see where they are in your uterus--then you'll have a better idea of where you might feel them. And you'll be amazed to see how much they are moving on the u/s, and you can't feel it! But you will--i promise ;)

As for the pain/pressure you are feeling, it *may* be the early twinges of a pain I suffer from when pregnant, called PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) It is a condition which affects a large number of pregnant women (up to 1 in 4 in some studies). It was commonly known as SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction), but now is called PGP. Anyway, it is caused by the relaxing of the ligaments that connect your pelvis together in front. And although this is supposed to happen late in the pg, to help you push a baby though your pelvis, for me, it starts early in the pg and gets gradually worse. Unfortunately, there is not much of anything that you can do to make it better, so if you think this it what you are feeling, you'll need to share the info with your OB, and do your best to stay comfortable. With my first, I was able to work all the way through the whole pg, but this time around, I can hardly walk at all.
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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 4:48pm

Thanks so much ladies!!

I saw the NP last week and she assured me everything was fine.

Sutton & Fynn
Born 1-19-10

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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 4:32pm
that's good! with my 2 I notice our girl Is way more active then our little boy. I really don't feel him so much. but on the u/s they are beating each other you just never know. hes feet down and kicks me in the bladder and shes head down. so i think that's why i feel her more because shes kicking me in the ribs and punches me in the hip and hes just hitting her insted of me. also my friend when she had her son she said he never moved as much as her daughter did.. maybe boys are more nice to their mommies lol..

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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 6:22pm

So glad you asked this question! I had a big freak out a couple of weeks ago when I couldn't feel the girl, and she is very busy in there. I almost faked a minor emergency so they would let me come in and get a quick scan. Luckily, she moved really late that night. Its almost worse when you start feeling them all the time, b/c its so much worse when you AREN'T feeling them.

And boy! I am having the exact same pain. I thought it was just round ligament pain, which I have had now for a couple of months. But, honestly, it feels like a hernia at times, and its swollen and I have alot of broken blood vessels on one side (or strech marks, or bruising?)I can't see down there real well, LOL, but it's something!! I was going to ask about it at my appt tomorrow.