(Closed) When did you first feel movement? Especially if tall

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Helper bee

Oh and I totally understand what you are saying about it not feeling real.  I really didn’t until the actual kicks started.  Don’t worry. It will happen soon! 

Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I am 5’10 and 18 weeks pregnant. I haven’t felt anything yet, and it’s starting to bug me! I totally get where you are coming from when you say it doesn’t feel real!

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am currently 31 weeks, and can’t recall the first time I felt anything but I bet it was around 21 weeks. I know it was after the 20-week, which is also when I found out that I have an anterior placenta, which prevented some of those first feels. I am 5’5″, so not very tall. 🙂

But, now I am feeling him constantly!

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I’m 5’10 and I felt a bubbly feeling about a week or two before I felt what I knew was my boy moving. I felt it around 20 weeks, I also had partial anterior placenta 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Not especially tall (5’6″) but didn’t feel anything until about 20 weeks.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Itsnotme :  I don’t think height has anything to do with it.  You will feel movement down low because your uterus is still below your belly button (or at your belly button at 20 weeks).  It can also depend on if you have an anterior placenta.  It can also depend on the position, earlier it seems like they have to be in the right position at the right time for you to feel it.  Pretty sure anywhere from 17-22 weeks is normal.  I am 6′ and felt my first at 18 weeks (kicks) and then between 14-15weeks with #2 for very slight movements.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First felt flutters at 18 weeks or so. Then, early in week 19, I felt the first THUMP. (I was sitting on the couch next to my husband in slightly-too-snug non-maternity PJ pants, and The Bloat was really getting to me. I changed into maternity leggings, sat back down, and baby went WHAM A-BAM BAM BAM as if to say “whew, thanks, room to rumble!” lol)

ETA, this was my first kiddo, and I had an anterior placenta.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m 24 weeks.  Didn’t feel anything until well after 20 weeks!  I was sitting up late at night with my belly kind of scrunched (like I was slouching) and I felt a burp at the same time as my stomach moved!  It was wild.  It has taken some time for the ‘kicks’ to get stronger, but my placenta is on top and they say that’s why – because it’s like a giant cushion – mostly in the beginning it was hard to distinguish between baby movements and indigestion :).

I hear you on the ‘feeling real’ – and especially as everyone kept asking me if I’d felt kicks yet when I hadn’t, I was like, wtf… but enjoy the quiet time now, you’ll feel it all soon enough 😉

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Itsnotme :  Good Morning! I was actually looking at this thread to update you and I saw your reply! A few days after I wrote my original post I THOUGHT I may have felt something. It felt like it was some sort of gas bubble…but in the wrong spot if it makes any more sense. By 19 and a half weeks I was FOR SURE feeling movement! It feels like a small ball gently and slowly rolling around inside me a few seconds at a time. I am currently 20 weeks and I feel something every day. My baby happens to be ‘nocturnal’ so I usually get the movement feelings when I am trying to fall asleep (which is only exasterbating my insomnia!). I still can’t feel kicks or the movements on my skin. At my 20 week ultrasound I mentioned it to the technician, and she says that’s normal in first time Moms/taller girls…she said (and my doctor agreed) it can take up to 21 weeks for first time Moms.

It has also helps that I’ve started to ‘pop’. I don’t just look chubby anymore…you can tell by looking at me I’m pregnant :-p

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

With my first I didn’t feel movement until around 23 weeks. With my second, I felt movements around 19 weeks.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m 5’8″ and had an anterior placenta and didn’t feel the baby until 20 weeks.  I didn’t feel baby that much because of the anterior placenta.

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