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Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Movement Theory...

So here's my theory on movement; the smaller the baby, the more the movement...

I NEVER felt this much movement with my first... especially by this point in my pregnancy. And this baby, he's constantly moving.

My first was 8lbs 3oz... maybe this one will be smaller?

Anyone want to tell me if that's true for you or no??? Just a theory and we'll find out in a few weeks but it's fun to guess

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: Movement Theory...

no, not in my case.
1st baby was 7 lb 5.5 oz at 1 mo early and he moved the most! Since then I have had babies from over 9lbs to under 6 1/2 and my smallest moved the least....besides this one (26 wks pregnant). Hardly moves at all, but I have no idea on size.
I did find the babies who moved more in utero were calmer people on the outside. My smallest baby is my most wild toddler!
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Not in my case either. My 5th & 6th boys both moved A LOT!! They were both 8lb10oz. :-)
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Re: Movement Theory...

Darn Oh well... wishful thinking I guess!
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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DS was smaller and moved a TON.
DD was a little bigger and moved less.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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Re: Movement Theory...

Do you think it would matter if the mom had a lot of amniotic fluid? Seems like even a big baby with a ton of goo to swim around in might move a lot.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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Re: Movement Theory...

My guess is that it has to do w/ the baby's temperment/personality.My first was not a big mover. He was 7'9. My last two were 9 and 10lb's and they moved a lot more. This one is about like my first. My first is my calmest child and my second is my most rambunctious and he was the same in the womb.
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Re: Movement Theory...

I think it is because a smaller baby has more room to move around, right? That is why they move less as you get closer to term.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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Re: Movement Theory...

I think it has to do with personality. DS was a huge mover, he was only 6'6 when born and 18 inches, however he is an incredibly high energy and active child.

This one is more mellow. I'm not expecting her to be big either, but I have a feeling she will be calm when born and not quite so active.
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Re: Movement Theory...

I think several factors come into play. Placenta placement can determine how much movement you feel. Just because you didn't feel it as much in your last pregnancy, doesn't mean it wasn't happening. Some women hardly feel any movement during their pregnancy simply because of the location of the placenta. Fluid levels are important too. You will feel the baby more when there is less fluid. Personality plays a role. Some babies are just truly more active than others. Lastly, size does matter in this case. Full term babies move less because there is less room to move.
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