Ladies, when did you feel baby move?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1547 posts
Bumble bee

I felt it around 17-18 weeks but I didn’t know it was definitely the baby until my 20 week scan (at 19 weeks). I’m 22 weeks now and can feel it pretty strongly. She seems to have several different patterns of movement (rolling which feels like scraping, light patters that feel a little like bubbles but got stronger and strong kicks which are defined). I imagine if you feel the bubbles or twitches now it probably is the baby but you might not be 100% sure until they get stronger. 

Post # 3
2996 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I first felt it verrry occasionally around 16 weeks. It was so faint though and only when I was lying down totally still – felt a little bit like gas but the gas never appeared. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what you’re feeling! It’s just a really mild fluttering.

Now I’m 25 weeks and he’s kicking like crazy! It is such a cool feeling ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Except I swear, he manages to kick me right in the butthole, which is pretty disconcerting ๐Ÿ˜‚

Post # 4
7484 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

With my first, I remember being very alarmed that I had not felt movement. It took until 21 weeks for me to know with certainty it was the baby moving. I probably felt something earlier, but I couldn’t be sure until 21 weeks.

Post # 5
9485 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Not definitively until around 24 weeks. I had a nice comfy anterior placenta cushion in the way ๐Ÿ˜

After that, nonstop. I had a crazy kicky LO who was sunny-side up and all up in my ribs.

Post # 6
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I felt the first ‘flutters’ at about 18 weeks! I’m 20 weeks now and feel them all the time. Last night was exciting – I put my hand on my belly and I could feel the movement from the outside. I’m excited for my husband to feel it!

Post # 7
2039 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t really remember, but I know it wasn’t super early. I think it wasn’t until 20 weeks or later.

Post # 8
2653 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

On my first, I felt a tiny movement before my big scan at 20 weeks…The only reason I knew that it was baby kick was because they confirmed it in the scan. After that it was very intermittent until 25 weeks and even after but it burns out I had an anterior placenta.

On my second I was getting flutters at 14 weeks… 

Post # 9
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m at 17 weeks and felt a little movement after a strong/violent sneeze attack (a few days ago). I haven’t felt anything else since then.

Post # 10
2129 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m 19 weeks and I feel what I consider to be flutter like movements and only sporadically and only if I am paying attention. At my last ultrasound, the tech was pushing him around and trying to get a good angle of him and I could see him kicking and squirming in there but couldn’t feel anything, even knowing where he was positioned and that he was definitely kicking!

Post # 11
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I felt something at 17, then nothing for a while after that.  Nothing really definite until around 20-21 weeks.  And then consistantly everyday at around 25-26 weeks.

Post # 12
9480 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

#1, 18 weeks on the dot. 

#2, 11 weeks

Post # 13
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

With my first, not until almost the third trimester…maybe like 24-25 weeks. I had an anterior placenta as well. With my second, probably around 16 weeks.

Post # 14
65 posts
Worker bee

20 weeks – it felt like little flutters… I was drinking a Sprite at the time.

Post # 15
7591 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I started feeling stuff really early, like around 13 weeks, but it didn’t get distinct until more like 18/19 weeks. Also it wasn’t very consistent until recently…sometimes a few days would go by early on without feeling anything at all. I’m 20 weeks now and the movements are getting much more distinct and regular. I am tiny though and I’ve heard small people tend to feel movement earlier. 

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