- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2007
I felt my first kick at about 16 weeks, but that’s very early for a first baby. If you are a little overweight it does take a bit longer to feel the kicks. If everything is normal I wouldnt worry! Try drinking something REALLY REALLY cold about 45mins afetr you have dinner, lay on your left hand side and see if you feel something. Thats the best time of day and way to feel bubs move!
I didn’t feel it that I was SURE it was a kick until I think 23 weeks or so. Don’t worry, you’ll feel it soon enough! Then you’ll wish you could STOP feeling it, hehe.
I was TINY when I first got pregnant. I had almost no extra fat around my stomach so I felt him move at about 17 weeks. I was lying on my back and felt him do a summersault. There was no questioning it. lol. Sometimes if you lay down on your back it pulls any extra fat to the sides (strange gravity rule. lol) so you can feel everything and see everything easier because there isn’t as much in the way and they are closer to your spine and the skin on your belly. That’s the way we saw him move for the first time too. 🙂 I found that it was also the only way to get a good video of him moving while he was inside too. Sometimes after the baby is born for awhile you will feel phantom baby movements inside too. lol. It’s really odd seeing the baby move outside and feeling them still inside. The mind can do strange things.
The best advice I received about feeling my baby was and I quote “it’s like a gas bubble, but different.” I sat around waiting for this feeling and felt it pretty early due to this advice. However, I’ve also been told that some women don’t feel until week 25. If you have quetsions, always call your doctor!!
I don’t think I felt my baby kick until later, maybe after 20 weeks. I had an anterior placenta, so it took a little longer. Mrs. DG said the very first movements felt like popcorn, and that’s how it felt for me, too! Once you recognize it, though, baby kicks are one of the coolest things about pregnancy. 🙂 Don’t worry, you’ll feel it soon!
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