I know “they” say that every pregnancy is different, even the same woman’s pregnancies, but man, am I experiencing that! Not in terms of sickness or weight gain (there hasn’t been much difference in those areas between pregnancies), but this pregnancy with Stephen is way different than my pregnancy with Phinehas in terms of movement!
It’s like night and day different. With Phinehas, I hardly felt any movement. The placenta was in the front, making movement more difficult for me to feel much. Baby’s kicks just had that much more tissue to go through. Making it WAY more difficult for Jeff to feel. In fact, he thinks he maybe/kind of/sort of felt Phinehas kick once. Maybe?
But with this pregnancy with Stephen? Kicks all the time! Not constantly, but quite frequently. The placenta is in the more typical position – in the back, allowing for me to feel movement all the time. And making it possible for Jeff to feel movement. It’s pretty darn neat!
They aren’t painful. At least, not yet. (But I’ve been told that’s a possibility for the future as he grows stronger). Either way, I like it!