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post #1 of 29
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I just started feeling my first movement of baby number 1 about two weeks ago, and I can already see the little guy kicking from the outside and various family members have been able to feel our little guy beating me up from the inside :) Can anyone else SEE their baby moving from the outside? It's amazing. I just want to watch him move in there all day long. Too bad he takes so many naps after his little workout and won't just keep doing it. :(

 

I love, love, LOVE this! I can't help but get so excited when it happens! :) 

post #2 of 29

Awww! Favorite part of pregnancy :) My kicks are still pretty gentle, so no feeling them with hands or seeing them yet! It'll be fun to see dd's reaction. She's chompin at the bit to feel some baby kicks. She likes to feel my tummy and I've shown her how she can feel where my uterus is

post #3 of 29

can't feel anything from outside yet. Just gentle movements from the inside. Love the feelings, though. Just magic.

post #4 of 29
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The sono tech the other day said that my boyfriend should definitely start to feel them soon, based on the fact that he was seriously just going at it when we were watching him play in there...  She was totally right too! I can't wait for the rest of you all to be able to watch your little ones too! I sat there for like an hour last night just watching and waiting. :) It really is magical!

post #5 of 29

I've been feeling movement for a while, but just recently I've been able to feel it from the outside. Not always, the baby has to really get going to be able to feel it. This kid also seems to be pretty stubborn, it'll get going really good and as soon as I put my hand on my belly to feel it, it stops moving! I haven't been able to see it from the outside yet though.

 

Movement is definitely my favorite part! I remember with my first, when I was close to the end, I could feel her stretch her legs out and wiggle her little toes all the way over far on my right side, almost in my back! It was so special and then to see her stretch out like that after she was born, knowing that's what I was feeling all the time.... I can't wait for that again!

 

post #6 of 29

Mal, my baby does the same thing- wiggles all around then the second I put my hand on my belly it stops.

 

I felt movement for the first time on the outside last night.  It was very light, because I have some extra padding there, haha.  My DH cant wait to feel her move, its his favorite part of pregnancy.  He has been asking for weeks if he could feel her yet.

post #7 of 29

I have felt movement now and again, but as of now, it's like two time a week that I really feel it moving. I'm only 17 weeks 1 day so in about 2-3 weeks I can feel it more. I can't wait!

post #8 of 29

This is me too.  I love tiny baby kicks!
 

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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

I have felt movement now and again, but as of now, it's like two time a week that I really feel it moving. I'm only 17 weeks 1 day so in about 2-3 weeks I can feel it more. I can't wait!



 

post #9 of 29

I even dreamt about feeling it kick last night. lol I dreamt it stuck its foot out of my tummy a little bit and everyone saw and were clamoring to touch me. haha Crazy preggo dreams.

post #10 of 29
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I don't think he has stopped once this evening! Since about 6 PM onward (it's now 6 hours later!), I can consistently put my hand on my belly and feel him wiggling. Is this normal?!? I feel like he's working out in there... I'm not complaining at all though! I love, love, love feeling him move. joy.gif

post #11 of 29

That's a lot of movement, Meb2!  Usually my babies will have active times and down times, generally corresponding with when I'm relaxing/laying down and when I'm active.   I've never felt kicking for that long, but sometimes if I'm watching TV or drifting off to sleep it will seem like they are squirming around off and on for an hour or so.

post #12 of 29

How does anyone get sleep while their baby is moving around so much at night?! This is my first pregnancy and I'm at 20 weeks. I'm such a light sleeper and now I'm starting to really struggle to get any uninterrupted sleep. sleeping.gifI couldn't make it into work today because I was an emotional wreck after tossing/turning all night and waking up feeling so stressed out. Help!

post #13 of 29

Sorry it kept you up BirdHappy... I remember that from my first pregnancy too.  I eventually got used to it, found other positions or walked around a bit to get her to go back to sleep, but I do recall being frustrated for a while.  With my second I was always so exhausted that it never kept me up.  Same with this one.  Nothing like a few years of sleep deprivation from babies and toddlers that wake up all the time to train your body to sleep when it can! 

post #14 of 29

Yay for kicking! I could see little bumps from the outside yesterday if I held still. I am 20 weeks tomorrow. Haven't been able to get my husband to feel kicks yet b/c they're usually not that strong.

post #15 of 29

:( What is up with MY baby not moving much anymore? I felt it alot more 5 weeks ago than I do now. I haven't felt it move for about a week now. The baby is fine, I think cuz the heart tones are normal, but why would it move alot a few weeks ago and not anymore now?

post #16 of 29

It's probably because the baby moved into a different position.  Perhaps you're getting kicked in the back where you can't feel it as much? 
 

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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

:( What is up with MY baby not moving much anymore? I felt it alot more 5 weeks ago than I do now. I haven't felt it move for about a week now. The baby is fine, I think cuz the heart tones are normal, but why would it move alot a few weeks ago and not anymore now?



 

post #17 of 29

I don't know. I brought up the decrease in movement to my fiance and he had his hand on my stomach at the time and then the baby rolled over and kicked hard. lol

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by meb2 View Post

I don't think he has stopped once this evening! Since about 6 PM onward (it's now 6 hours later!), I can consistently put my hand on my belly and feel him wiggling. Is this normal?!? I feel like he's working out in there... I'm not complaining at all though! I love, love, love feeling him move. joy.gif



I don't think it's common, but my first was like that.  Everyone told me he should sleep for a while and then wake up and kick.  I worried that he would never sleep once he was born, but it turned out that he just moves a lot in his sleep.  

 

This one moves at least half an hour out of every hour.  (S)he will sometimes nap for 45 minutes to an hour and then kick for 2 hours straight.  I can see it from the outside, but I only just took time to look.  My family has been able to feel kicks for a few weeks.

 

BirdHappy, The kicks don't keep me awake, but I'm not sleeping either.  I think it's fairly common. 

post #19 of 29

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Edited by 11C11 - 8/29/11 at 9:01am
post #20 of 29

I'm approaching 22 weeks and the baby's movements are starting to feel more like solid kicks than the fluttering I felt starting at 16 weeks. I really enjoyed feeling the movements when the baby felt a lot higher, but for some reason the baby feels so low now - and that's pretty much all the time! This is my first pregnancy so it's all new to me; I have no idea what's common or not. Anybody else feel that halfway through the pregnancy the baby is a lot lower? I think my midwife said the baby will raise up higher in the uterus as she grows. I have pubic pain and pretty bad RLP, so she's not exactly in the best location while that's going on! Ouch. But, it's still exciting. biggrinbounce.gif My husband felt her kick a tiny bit the other day. It was so faint, he said it just felt like gas bubbles. haha. I wish the men could feel what we feel inside! It's so neat!

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