Post # 17
I also have an anterior placenta, it felt like swishing/bubbles popping. This was around 23 weeks. We had an ultrasound 4 weeks prior, and the baby was moving around like crazy, I had no idea why I couldn’t feel her – turns out, I was chalking up all her early movement to gas pains. Once I knew that’s what it felt like, I easily could have felt her movement around 17 weeks.
Post # 18
I didn’t really feel her until close to 19 or 20 weeks. Initially it felt like a flutter, almost like gas, but different.
Trust your instinct. If you’re feeling something different that you’ve never felt before, it’s likely it’s your baby! Enjoy.
Post # 19
It felt like a goldfish bumping the outside of its plastic bag when you buy them.
I felt my son at 19 weeks.
Post # 20
I can’t say it feels like anything described above… to me it feels like someone poking me from the inside. I first felt her at 15 weeks, while my midwife was listening to her with the dopplar. She kept hitting / kicking the dopplar and I was able to feel the kicks and know exactly when they were happening because when they kick the dopplar it makes a static muffled LOUD sound. Now, I SEE her kick more than I feel it 🙂 It’s so weird to see her moving around in there and can’t imagine how it’s going to be when I’m farther along.
Post # 21
I’m glad I found this thread. I was talking to my mom tonight, and up came the topic of feeling the baby move. I said I probably wouldn’t feel Timbit until 20 weeks and that I’m patiently waiting (I’m 13 weeks). She said that was awfully late, she’s sure she felt my sisters and I much sooner, and that I was probably already feeling movements now. I said all I’m feeling is stretching and what feels like really far away bubbles. She insists that the bubbles are the baby! could this really be true? Wow, I’m getting excited!
Post # 22
I’m at 17 weeks and thought I felt something a couple of times last week (kind of like butterflies in the stomach), but I dismissed it because it felt way too high up.
But mainly I just wanted to say:
@smileyd: I love the name “Timbit”–brilliant! Sadly, reading that made me incredibly hungry, and I’m 1328 miles from the nearest Tim Hortons. It could be time for a craving-inspired road trip 🙂
Post # 23
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I was 15 or 16 weeks, and they felt like muscle spasms at first. Then they gradually evolved to little “bonks”. I never thought it felt like gas. That’s one comparison that still confuses me.