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Poll Results: How many weeks were you when you felt the baby move for the first time?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 5% (4)
    10 or before
  • 2% (2)
    11
  • 8% (6)
    12
  • 14% (10)
    13
  • 5% (4)
    14
  • 14% (10)
    15
  • 8% (6)
    16
  • 5% (4)
    17
  • 13% (9)
    18
  • 4% (3)
    19
  • 5% (4)
    20
  • 5% (4)
    21
  • 4% (3)
    22
  • 0% (0)
    23
  • 0% (0)
    24 or after
69 Total Votes  
post #21 of 45

This is my first and I think I started to feel what felt like bubbles in my uterus at 15-16 weeks. Now I am 18 weeks and just 3 days ago I felt my first thump. But I have only felt another thump one since then.

 

How often should I feel the baby now? I wish I felt it more!! I just want to know it is doing ok in there... Give me a sign please...

post #22 of 45

I'm sure your baby is just fine!  At this point I wouldn't worry about how often you can feel movement, just enjoy when you do.  But really I don't know what a dr/midwife would say.    

 

I feel this little one a lot it seems, started at 15 weeks and I'm almost 19 weeks now.  But my first I don't remember feeling him at all until 20-21 weeks.  And it's funny because I was telling someone the other day that I thought if Jackson kicked me like that at 15 weeks I hope i would have felt it!  This baby kicks strong and is very active.  It will be interesting to see what the gender is when he/she is born :)

post #23 of 45

17 Weeks today and still not much movement to be felt, but I know babe is moving because we saw it today on the ultrasound when I went in for amnio.  Once in a while I'll have these rolling kind of sensations but no definate kicks or anything.  So now I'm on bedrest for the rest of the day.  DH is making me lunch at the moment and has taken over childcare duties for the rest of the day for the older kiddies.  That's the best Valentine's Day treat I could ever ask for!  blowkiss.gif

post #24 of 45

I was 18 weeks with my first, 16 with my second 14 with my third and now 16 with my forth. And I know it depends on the position of the placenta.

post #25 of 45

What's everyone's movement feeling like these days?  I had anterior placenta last time, plus I was a newbie so I didn't know for sure what I was feeling until 23 weeks when DS karate chopped me.  This time I felt the odd flutter and bump pretty early on.  Now I keep thinking I'll start feeling more and with more frequency.  Whenever I listen in with my doppler, I hear all sorts of movement so I know baby is a wiggler.  I just don't feel much throughout the day except tickles now and then if I'm sitting just right.

 

What does your movement feel like?  When do you feel solid thumps?  When do you feel the wiggles from the outside? 

post #26 of 45

I'm mostly just feeling tickles and wiggles, no definite kicks or thumps yet. I notice it more if I'm sitting hunched up at my desk. I did notice some the other morning before I got out of bed. I was kind of laying on my side and I could feel it. But other than that nothing. I'm 18 weeks.

post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by AnnieA View Post

I'm mostly just feeling tickles and wiggles, no definite kicks or thumps yet. I notice it more if I'm sitting hunched up at my desk. I did notice some the other morning before I got out of bed. I was kind of laying on my side and I could feel it. But other than that nothing. I'm 18 weeks.


Thanks!  Sounds like I'm right on track then.  :)  Since I've never done "normal" it's hard to tell!  And feeling DS move was my absolute favorite part of being pregnant so I'm antsy to experience that again and to share it with DS!  He was fabulous company those last few months before he was born.  :) 
 

post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by RollerCoasterMama View Post

 

What does your movement feel like?  When do you feel solid thumps?  When do you feel the wiggles from the outside? 



I didn't feel much at all until 17w, and even then up until now it's been really sporadic.  That said:  On Sunday, 18w exactly, I woke up at 5am to pee then couldn't fall back asleep because I couldn't breathe through my nose.  Anyway, as luck would have it, baby was bouncing around like crazy and I was able to feel 3!! kicks with my hand on my belly.  It was awesome.  The same thing happened the next morning but I only felt one kick.  Baby's been quiet today.

 

Besides that, most of the movement feels like flops, some feel like a quick spot of pressure, some feel like rolling.  I swear this baby already has a fondness for my bladder too.  I had totally forgot how baby + bladder is so super annoying feeling (but annoying in a very good way I guess shy.gif).

post #29 of 45
Thread Starter 

I'm 18 weeks and my baby is feisty!  It is so cool.  I notice the movement a lot in the evening when I'm sitting on the couch or lying on my side in bed.  But I also feel it sitting at my desk at work.  I've never felt it standing up. 

 

Sometimes it tickles!  It almost startles me  :)  Most of the time it feels like pushing or thumping. 

 

Every time I get all warm and happy and smiley! 

post #30 of 45

I just started feeling little flutters and movements last week, at 18 weeks. They are subtle movements, so I don't notice them unless I lie still and pay attention. I've found that if I poke my stomach, sometimes I can get a kick back. :) 

post #31 of 45

I felt a distinct flutter right at 16 weeks, but then haven't felt anything since! I guess that's to be expected since this is my first babe. Anybody else have a big gap from the first movement to the second?? 

 

Also, when (or where) do you all typically feel movement? Some say only when lying down in bed, others while sitting in a recliner. . . anybody know why it's easier to feel it in those positions? 

post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by om83 View Post

I felt a distinct flutter right at 16 weeks, but then haven't felt anything since! I guess that's to be expected since this is my first babe. Anybody else have a big gap from the first movement to the second?? 

 

Also, when (or where) do you all typically feel movement? Some say only when lying down in bed, others while sitting in a recliner. . . anybody know why it's easier to feel it in those positions? 



HUGE gap between the first movements.  I swear I felt something at around 9 or 10 weeks.  It was teeny and something I'd totally have ignored if it was my first, but I'm sure I wasn't going crazy!  But then nothing for quite a while.  Even now, I can go days between noticing movement.  Though as soon as I posted yesterday, I got lots of movement in the last 24 hours!  (Laying on my bed on my stomach and sitting at my desk.  I'm guessing because that's when things sort of squash down on the baby...otherwise it's little enough that there's plenty of room to move around without touching the "walls".)   Last night when I was laying on my stomach - something I'll have to give up in the very near future! - the movement was the strongest yet...I thought I might be able to feel it if I put my hand there, but by the time I got my hand in place, it stopped. 

post #33 of 45

I hit 20 weeks this week and still haven't felt anything :( my doc hasn't said anything about an anterior placenta, and I've seen the baby on the U/S so i know it's doing alright, I'm just ready to feel it! (I know I will probably be eating those words in a month or two) maybe I just have a good lazy sleeper in there :)

post #34 of 45

I'm just around 20 weeks as well and it's only been the last couple weeks or so that I've started to feel some kinds of rolling type of movement in there.  No definate kicks or punches, but also on the u/s can see that our little lovebug is active and already an acrobat.  So I'm not worried and you shouldn't be either. I know it's frustrating when "everyone else" has felt movement but it seems you're the only one who hasn't.  And yes, I think you will eat your words in a few months when the little kicker won't let you sleep 'cause it wants to play 'punch mommy'! 

post #35 of 45
I'm in the same boat as you Narleegates. Almost 21 weeks and I still haven't felt anything that I can concretely say "Yes, that was the baby". Ultrasounds and doppler have let us know that baby is actively moving around in there, but I can't feel him yet! I do have an anterior placenta so I'm sure that's part of it, but it makes me worry when so many other people can feel things so much earlier, and I can't greensad.gif
post #36 of 45

I felt *nothing* until a couple days ago, at 19w4d...and then he suddenly moved down lower for a while; my placenta is high and anterior, and he has been hanging out there most of the time (i can feel the bulge often, and it's always been high and on the right side) and I think that's what kept me from feeling a thing...but as soon as he shifted, I felt a ton of movement right away, put my hand down there absently, and got a kick hard enough to move my hand away! I thought I'd get the little internal flutters or something first, but we skipped right to feeling it from the outside.

He's mostly hanging out up top still, but a few times over the last few days he has shifted down for a while again and I have felt more kicks like that. (I feel so much better about things now, it's silly. Now I just hope I keep getting these 'visits' so I don't start worrying again...)

post #37 of 45

we got our big U/S today where they check out the heart and everything and the tech said my placenta was anterior :( i know...it's not a bad thing, it just means I won't feel much til later, boooo!

post #38 of 45

Boo to anterior placentas.  I feel very fortunate to have felt my little guy for a while now.  He was "kickboxing" today.  It was the funniest thing...it just made me laugh.  Normally I get a jab or two but this was consecutive pow pow.....pow pow pow.  It had me cracking up. 

I'm sure that will not be the case in a few months.

Hang in there mommas with anterior placentas your day will come.

post #39 of 45

yeah, I figure, if anterior placenta is my biggest complaint, well then I'm pretty blessed

post #40 of 45

While we're on the topic of babies moving about in their comfy environment... can we take a poll on heart rate?  I know the old wives tale is a theory that has been de-bunked as far as higher = girl and lower = boy, but it might be fun to compare notes.

 

Just for the record, I don't know the gender of my lovebug and don't want to know.  But with DS in utero the fhr was lower and with DD it was much higher.  This one is more in the middle, but tending to the higher end.

 

Anyone else?

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