Post # 1
December 2013 mama here! I seem to have a VERY active LO on my hands (er, in my belly), and I’d love to hear about some others’ experiences. This is my first baby, and I started feeling faint movements at around 15 weeks (and perhaps even earlier, as I wasn’t sure for awhile if the flutters were gas or baby). By 18 weeks, DH could feel baby moving around when he put his hand on my belly. At 19 weeks, my abdomen was moving noticeably every time LO moved. My DH could see my belly bounce from across the room!
In addition to the early movement, baby kicks a LOT. On a particularly active day, I’ll feel a series of maybe 20 bumps many times throughout the day. The little guy/gal is moving like crazy every time we have an ultrasound, so it seems like we just have a super super super active baby!
I love feeling the movement in there, but I’m wondering if anyone else has experience with SUCH an active baby starting so early in pregnancy. I’m fairly petite but don’t really fall into the “very very thin” category, and I’m a first time mom, so I’m very surprised to have started feeling LO so early. My google searches about early movement & active LOs always turn up results about having multiples, so I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced movement like this with their (singelton!) baby. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I started feeling the baby at 18 weeks (earlier, I felt flutters, but this was when I felt actual kicks) and hubby could feel them a week or two later. I feel this baby ALL the time – I’m now 29 weeks and she is big enough and strong enough, and has enough room to pack a wallop. More than once DH and I have ben snuggling, and he mentions that baby girl has “kicked him in the back”!
As far as I know, this baby is a singleton. Or, she’d better be! Although sometimes, it is shocking how I can feel kicks on one side of my belly and the extreme other side at the same time/close together. There had better not be a hideaway in there!
Post # 4
My little boy was very active in utero. He kicked all the time!
Post # 5
@SqueezedUniverse: I felt our baby for the first time at 12 weeks, then nothing until 16 weeks. Since then (I am now 32 weeks), our LO is non stop. In particular for a good half an hour when I hop into bed. The other night I was watching a DVD in bed and had to turn it off as I just couldn’t focus on anything while bub was wriggling around.
It is so amazing! I love that our bub constantly kicks and moves 🙂
Post # 6
Sounds exactly like my pregnancy! Started feeling movement at the end of 14w. Is your placenta posterior? Mine was which was why I could feel so much movement early on. My son was super active in my belly and at 7 months still is! He kicks so much it’s hard to get a diaper on sometimes. I call him my kicky baby. Good luck to you!
Post # 7
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I’m also a December mom-to-be, and I’ve had the same experience. I felt her early on, and you can totally see her kicking when you look at my belly. My doctor was pretty pleased and said she’s a strong girl. I’m not 5’0 tall yet, but not particularly thin.
I think this falls under “every pregnancy is as different as the woman,” and is nothing to worry about. I just enjoy the kicks– though last night I was pretty sure she a pair of nunchucks!