(Closed) What does baby's first movements feel like?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Do you think I felt the baby?
    Yes : (41 votes)
    89 %
    No : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @Monny:  Sounds like that was baby. ๐Ÿ™‚ I felt flutters for the first time at 14w2d and the beat description I can give was something I read: its like when you pour a can of soda into a glass of ice and the bubbles rise up to the top. That’s what it felt like in my uterus.  Bubbles rising. I didn’t feel it again til about 15w  and it was the same feeling. I didn’t feel taps or thumps til 17 weeks and now at 19 weeks I’m feeling kicks, punches and somersaults. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Monny:  tbh it feels like gas, haha. I think you felt it!!

    Post # 5
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    It feels like what I imagine a goldfish would feel like swimming around in your stomach.

    Post # 6
    1123 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    When I felt my baby moving it was literally feeling movement in my belly. 5 years later and I still feel it sometimes lol. But it feels like a small ball is rolling around inside your stomach. Later on when it comes to pokes and stabs, it doesn’t always feel like a small ball anymore but lots of elbows and knees

    Post # 7
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @daybyday:  Yep! This is what I’ve been telling people when they ask what it feels like. I say “imagine your uterus (or bladder if I’m talking to DH) is a plastic bag filled with water and there is a goldfish in it. Every once and a while, it will bump into the side of the bag very gently. 

    Now that I am 20 weeks, it feels more like a small carp than a goldfish. Bumps are harder, and I can feel a “swooshing” of the water when the baby makes a big move.

    So cool!!!

    Post # 8
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    At 16 weeks, it felt like bubbles bursting to me!

    Post # 9
    895 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    kris325– I kept feeling movement after my Dear Daughter was born 2yrs later.

    Monny– It feels like gas and pressure to me. I did feel a kick for the 1st time last night though and I’m 17wks4d

    Post # 10
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    When I first felt it, it felt like gas bubbles floating around. Now it feels like a chicken bone is stabbing me from the inside- at least when its a foot or arm.

    Post # 11
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think you felt it! I first felt the baby around the same time as you are now, so it is definitely possible ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It felt like popcorn popping to me, haha! All these little “pops”! Bubbles would describe it too. FWIW, I believe that I first felt movement around 13 w or so so I think it is entirely possible. 

    Post # 14
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The first movements I felt almost felt like when your eye twitches spontaneously, so like a tiny muscle spasm in your uterus haha.

    Post # 15
    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not totally sure, so I didn’t vote! However I am a week ahead of you and I swear I felt something very similar to what you described while laying in bed 2 nights ago! If you think about how big the baby is now, it’s not totally crazy to think that you’d be able to feel it if you lay very still–and especially if you were small to begin with! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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