Re: please please advise re kicking
Similar to the other response, I was told not to worry about kick counts until at least 28 weeks. I'm on my 3rd pregnancy now and with both of my children, they had days were they were really active and others where they were laid back and relaxed. During my first, I'd get really scared and think something was wrong, but just like us, babies have periods of energy and rest.
With that said, you should trust your instincts. If you are worried that something is wrong, call your OB or go to the ER. Trust me, especially with first time mommies, they are used to a handling our anxiety. It's your body and your baby, so you should do what you feel is best and don't let your family make you feel paranoid for it. Good luck!