Post # 1
Just curious when you felt your baby move for the first time? is this your first baby?
I’m 17 weeks and impatient haha. I want to feel my LO moving around – is it pretty unmistakeable or could it be passed off as gas or digestion? What did it feel like for you?
Post # 3
I first felt moving late in my 17th week. it felt like little flutters, almost like she was tickling me from the inside. I first felt her kick at 19w1d. Hopefully you will feel LO soon!
Post # 4
I started feeling what I interpreted as like popcorn popping in my uterus somewhere late in week 18. Around weeks 19 and 20 it started to feel more like taps, and by 21 they were hard taps.
Post # 5
I didn’t feel my daughter until after 20 weeks because I had an anterior placenta; what @Mrs Sarah McK: described (like popcorn popping) is exactly what it felt like for me, too!
With my son, he was crazy strong, and I felt him at like 15 weeks.
Post # 6
I didn’t feel her at all until I think about 23 weeks. I kept seeing her on the ultrasound so I knew she was fine, but she was a little lazy 🙂
I asked my doctor the same question and she said you will know. I felt the bubbles and flutters, but it also felt the same as gas pains. When finally felt her I felt it like a kick.
Post # 7
Around 18 weeks I felt “bubbles” or “flutters” but then after 20 weeks I didn’t feel him again until about 25 weeks! But that is because I have an anterior placenta and it blocked the movements. Most women do feel something by 20 weeks, so you shouldn’t too much longer to wait! But if you do have an anterior placenta, it may take longer. My co-worker didn’t feel her baby move until 28 weeks, but that is very unusual!
Post # 8
@totheislnds: I felt it at the very end of week 14. My husband was driving and I was in the passenger’s seat, I felt an area of my tummy get a little bit harder than usual and then a couple pops right in the hard area. I’ve felt that same popping on an off since then so I’m pretty sure it was the baby. I’m in my 17th week right now and have felt flutters and taps a few times a day this whole week 🙂 I’m sure you’ll feel it soon! When’s your due date? Sounds like we’re pretty close. Mine’s January 6.
Post # 9
@ccflowers: we are super close! my due date is January 7th based on what my doctor says. I think its a little earlier because I know when i concieved but i’m sticking with the 7th.
I know I shouldn’t be worried yet but i can’t help it. I’ve heard the hearbeat twice but I still have 2 weeks before my first ultrasound so i’m always worrying if the baby is ok haha.
I swear i’ve felt the “popping” sensation before but i’m always second guessing if its the baby or not. The past two nights ive been trying to pay more attention and lay down to see if i can feel anything or not.
Thanks everyone for responding! of course i’d love to continue hear from others too!
Post # 10
i never really felt those early flutter people talk about. or if i did, i didn’t realize. it’s been more in the past few weeks that i have really felt a lot of moment. probably from about 22 weeks? or 23, not sure. DH can even feel it now. and i got totally freaked out when i actually saw my stomach move in line with the movement i was feeling! totally worth the wait – but i know how you feel. at 17-18 weeks, i was getting quite anxious to start feeling it.
Post # 11
@Mrs Sarah McK: That’s a good way to describe first movements!
I felt the flutters/bubbles/popcorn in between my 16th and 17th week. The thumps I started to feel around 19/20 weeks. I could definitely mistake the first flutters as something else. I think I felt them a few times and was like, “boy, my stomach is gargly today” and then realized that it was the baby!
@totheislnds: I know it’s so hard not to worry until you go for your 20 week ultrasound, but like Mrs. Spring said, if you have an anterior placenta, you might not feel the kicks until well after your 20 week ultrasound. They should be able to tell you then if you have one!
Post # 12
@totheislnds: Yay almost due date twins! That popping definitely sounds like the baby! Unless you have to pass gas pretty soon after the popping, I’d say it was the baby 🙂 Try eating something sweet and being quiet/still for a short time after to see if you feel anything. I typically notice more activity when I eat!
Post # 13
I felt my first popcorn pop at 15w 4 days. Then more movement at 16 weeks. It was even so strong that my husband could feel it then. It was sporadic (every few days) until about 20 weeks. My doc didn’t believe me when I said I felt movement that early. When we had our anatomy scan, we saw that the baby’s legs were measuring 3 weeks ahead in terms of length. Now I know why I felt it so early.
Post # 14
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I am at 17 weeks today and I’ve felt no movement.
Post # 15
flutters- 17 weeks. hard to remember cause i wasnt sure what it was.
kicks-20 weeks, i am now 21 and the kicks are getting stronger, my husband can now feel them from the outside.
Post # 16
@mrsSonthebeach: Whats your due date?!
@ccflowers: I’ll def try that tonight! i was told orange juice works too.
@mrshersch74: I just cannot even wait for that! I know my husband is anxious to feel it too 🙂
@lotam240: Maybe you have the next michael phelps or Missy Franklin in there?! strong swimmer legs 🙂