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Could I be further along in my pregnancy than I thought??
crimson_queen wrote in parenting101
I'm pregnant with baby #2 and I'm starting to think I'm either crazy or further along in my pregnancy than I originally thought.

We started trying to get pregnant in November.  In December I had some spotting a week or two before my period which never happens to me normally.  I thought it might be implantation bleeding so on 1/1 I tested first thing in the morning.  It was negative and then later that day I started my period which was a bit heavier than I'm used to but otherwise normal.  Never bothered to test again because of the period.  Throughout the month of January there were a couple of things (getting dizzy when I stand up and breast tenderness) which made me a little suspicious but I just thought I was imagining it.

Tested again on 1/30 and received a positive pregnancy test.  That would make me 13 weeks this week.  However, I swear I've been feeling baby movement at night for the past week.  It's not something I notice during the day but when I'm laying in bed and everything's quiet I can feel little sporadic movements in my lower abdomen.  Then today I *swear* I put my hand on my lower abdomen and felt a bump.  Am I going insane or is this possible?

Is it possible that maybe I actually was pregnant in January and maybe miscarried a twin or something?  I've had one appointment with the midwife so far and they did find a heartbeat but that's about all they did.  We haven't had any ultrasounds yet because of insurance/financial reasons and didn't think it was necessary because I knew when my last monthly period was.

Any thoughts?

They say second time mothers feel movement earlier. Maybe that's it

I felt #2 way earlier than I did #1. So I guess it's possible to be pregnant, but it's also possible to just be feeling it earlier.

Just to echo everyone else, You feel movement sooner with your second due to already knowing what carrying a child feels like. I was definitely feeling some movement between 13/14 weeks when I was pregnant with my second. You also start showing a lot sooner with your second too (b/c your body already stretched for your first pregnancy).

just like everyone else, I felt my second a LOT sooner than my first.

Both situations are possible... you might ask for an U/S to confirm the due date for you and just make sure. Express this to your OB/Midwife and see what their opinion is. It wouldn't be unheard of to have had something like that happen and be farther along, but if it were me, I'd want to know. It's also just as likely that you may feel movement this soon, especially if your placenta is in the back and your uterus is tipped toward the front. I have felt light flutters that early, but nothing quite as distinct as a 17/18 week baby's movement.

It's good to hear others have felt it this early too. I have a pretty big group of mommy friends who have had more than one and all of them told me they didn't start feeling movement until around 16 weeks, even with their second one so I thought I was going crazy.

I felt my daughter moving much sooner because she was the second pregnancy to get past the first trimester. With my fibromyalgia it has made some things be much more sensitive. So I could feel movement at like 13 weeks but it didn't become reliable enough to count kicks until much later. You can have gotten pregnant earlier too. However there is more to dating a pregnancy than just your LMP such as your fundal height. There is also tons of reasons why you could be bleeding in first trimester besides miscarriage that most are explained as implantation bleeding.

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you can bleed or spot in pregnancy and it's not necessarily a loss.. so having gotten pregnant earlier is still possible. but if you are only 13 weeks, you could feel movement, but no way could you from the outside. that could be gas however.

the only thing I can add is I had bleeding with both of my healthy pregnancies...with my daughter I actually had so much blood and blood clots I was sure I was miscarrying they found no good reason for all the blood- although they had a few guesses...with my son I pretty much had spotting or light bleeding the entire pregnancy..fun
so it's possible you've been pregnant all along and also possible that the bleeding wasn't even due to the miscarriage of a twin

Feeling the baby move early definitely isn't strange!</p>

And I'd mention the bleeding to your doctor just in case. Could be nothing.


I'm at 28 weeks with #2, and I definitely felt early movement at 13 weeks. Not reliably, by any means, but it was baby flutters.

I could feel small movements inside around 13 weeks.

I am not pregnant, and I can feel small kicks/bumps on the outside. That's just gas.

I felt movement in my first pregnancy at like 15 weeks, I think? Second pregnancies feel movement earlier. So I would imagine that you might just be able to feel movement now already, even though it's only 13 weeks!

Everything with pregnancy 2 had an earlier onset with me. Morning sickness, heightened senses, feeling baby movement. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't further along than they think.
Like I said, this is my second pregnancy. I actually didn't know I was pregnant until my senses started acting all funny and I took a test. When I called the dr. about it they said they wouldn't see me until I was at least 12 weeks along and feeling all this stuff earlier was normal, and my not knowing how far along I was caused them to and bump my appointment back. When I arrived at the doctors for my appt they were shocked at how far along I was. Much further than they had expected and I was unable to get any of the prenatal testing done which annoyed me. But whatevs. Either way, both scenarios are possible.

I felt Jovi first move around 16 weeks; I felt Aven (our second) around 13/14 because I knew what to feel for.

Echoing the 'second time you feel it sooner!' comments. I definitely felt this one by 13 weeks, but it was very rare and sporadic. Part of it I think was that this little one was much more active, part of it was I knew what to 'feel for' if that makes sense, and honestly I think part of it was I was very emotional during the 11-14 week period of this pregnancy.

I have not had that experience, however my sister in law had a miscarriage, but still tested positive for pregnancy, and the OB's conclusion is that she was carrying twins and miscarried one. Sadly, she ended up miscarrying the other as well shortly after. She, however has had another child since then. But it can happen. She is proof of that I suppose.

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