Pregnancy: Feb 2009 Babies Community
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518733 tn?1333017015

kicks in my ribs?

i keep feeling it very hard to bend over or do anything that means pushing up on my ribs!
i can feel a lump there and i thort it might be the baby, but i wasnt sure if she was that big yet, i no she is laying head down and i feel kicks pritty high!
is she big enough to reach there yet though im 24 weeks, has any one else felt this?
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195469 tn?1388322888
You bet that little "stinker pinker" (a loving term I assure you)  is probably kicking your ribs.  She has more room now than she will in the coming weeks and is probably a "leg stretcher," like one of mine was.  Even my bobbies were kicked when I bent over.  

The fundal height of the uterus is higher than you think at 24 weeks.  At 16-18 weeks the uterus is at the height of our belly buttons, so you can imagine that your sweetheart, is higher than that now.

Enjoy that kicking mommie.  If she stretches out that leg and just won't relax it, rub her little foot and she if she will find some place else to kick her precious mommie.

She just might be a long baby, also.  With long legs.  You will know soon enough, when you hold that precious one in your arms.  Don't forget to write this "rib exerpience" down in your baby book, so you can remember the joys of every part of your pregnancy.

God Bless you and your little one,
341551 tn?1266980730
That could definitely be your little baby!! I'm 26 weeks and within the past 2 weeks I have been feeling a hard knot right under my rib and than every once in a while I can feel him kicking! Man it hurts so much!! But if you look at my tummy he is sitting so high that he is prolly in my ribs, lol. But I bet it is your baby...just wait until they get bigger...can you imagine!?? But its all worth it :)
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