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Kicks and thumps!

post #1 of 29
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I think I felt the baby 'kick' tonight!

 

It was probably that it was lying almost totally sideways... but just to the right of my belly button and down a little, I had my hand on my stomach and there was a little 'pop' underneath it, and my hand moved! Also my bladder was full so figured baby was running out of room ;) Then two more of the same 'kick', but moving over from right to left, and lessening in intensity... 

 

I am loving experiencing things from "this side" - I feel like I have so much 'theoretical' knowledge about birth and pregnancy, but I'm so enjoying putting that 'aside' in a way, and really just working things out in my own body. (On a totally unrelated note, a beautiful blog post that I've found inspiring about/related to these sorts of feelings... http://vancouverdoula.blogspot.com/2010/03/slow-birth-preparation.html)

post #2 of 29

Congratulations!!  It's such a cool feeling!  I've been feeling movement for about two weeks now, and it still catches me off guard every single time!  Enjoy! joy.gif

post #3 of 29

Isn't it just a lovely feeling?  It only gets bigger and better as you are further along! :)

post #4 of 29

I've been feeling movement for a few weeks, but today I just felt it from the outside for the first time this pregnancy.  Magical love.gif

post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 

From the outside is DEFINITELY amazing! I have been feeling baby since about 12 weeks. I didn't realize this at the time, but figured out by comparing the movement I feel now to what I felt then and realized it's the same... I would say I only really put them together in the last couple of weeks. 

 

Can't wait for DH to feel the baby move too! So far it's just me exclaiming and then him running over without baby doing a repeat performance. 

 

 

post #6 of 29

I thought I felt mine earlier, but I think it was just my uterus stretching. I did feel some distinctive "popcorn" feelings last night for the first time...17 weeks today. It's finally starting to feel real! love.gif

post #7 of 29

I thought I felt movement a couple of weeks ago, but not really recently.  Is that normal at this stage?  I'm 16 weeks.  Is anyone else not feeling movement, or much movement?

post #8 of 29
^^^ I'm 16 weeks and have nada in the movement department.
post #9 of 29


 

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Originally Posted by element2012 View Post

I thought I felt movement a couple of weeks ago, but not really recently.  Is that normal at this stage?  I'm 16 weeks.  Is anyone else not feeling movement, or much movement?



I felt a full flutter around 16 weeks and then nothing again until just last night when my husband put his hand on my stomach after a massage!! I'm almost 19 weeks now. The baby just keeps kicking away today too, its so exciting! It's so funny how light the kicks are at this point. Tiny tiny baby feets hehe..  

 

 

post #10 of 29

for some reason, i've got myself all convinced that i have an anterior placenta this time.  i've been feeling lots of movement inside since around 12 weeks, but i haven't been able to feel anything from the outside yet, and i'm a skinny thing.  last baby, i didn't pick up on the internal movement so early, but i was feeling kicks from the outside by now.

 

i had an ultrasound at 12+ weeks, and no one mentioned the placenta then- i wonder if they would have brought it up at the time, if it were anterior.  i've been reading up on anterior placentas, and feeling a little anxious.  must maintain my zen.  must maintain my zen....

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for some reason, i've got myself all convinced that i have an anterior placenta this time.  i've been feeling lots of movement inside since around 12 weeks, but i haven't been able to feel anything from the outside yet, and i'm a skinny thing.  last baby, i didn't pick up on the internal movement so early, but i was feeling kicks from the outside by now.

 

i had an ultrasound at 12+ weeks, and no one mentioned the placenta then- i wonder if they would have brought it up at the time, if it were anterior.  i've been reading up on anterior placentas, and feeling a little anxious.  must maintain my zen.  must maintain my zen....

 

Hi, same thing here - I've felt movement (I mostly feel it on my left side or at my cervix) from 11 weeks, but not in the front or externally so much, except that I'm not as skinny as you are. ;)

 

I just had my ultrasound this week and I do have an anterior placenta, so I was wondering - are you worried about the baby's position at birth? Any links you think are worth posting?

 

 

post #12 of 29

imakecutebabies, it really helps my nerves that you felt some movement and then not again for a couple of weeks!  Like hardcoremom, I must maintain my zen!  Where is a yoga studio with more classes on Saturday?!

post #13 of 29
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Hi, same thing here - I've felt movement (I mostly feel it on my left side or at my cervix) from 11 weeks, but not in the front or externally so much, except that I'm not as skinny as you are. ;)

 

I just had my ultrasound this week and I do have an anterior placenta, so I was wondering - are you worried about the baby's position at birth? Any links you think are worth posting?

 

 




yeah, i'm basically worried about baby's positioning for birth.  i've always done everything i can to assure good positioning in each of my prior pregnancies, and had really positive, easy births, and i guess i feel stressed that it might take lots of extra obsessing/work to get the baby well positioned this time (if it's even in my hands at all).  something to look to my MW for reassurance with, i suppose.

 

i have seen spinningbabies.com referenced in lots of different places (there's this), but i haven't really spent a lot of time on the site.  at this point, it kind of feels like one of those things that i should let "be" for now.  i'm doing what i normally do in pregnancy, and trying to just be present in the moment.  i'm telling myself not to worry about things until i get u/s confirmation, and a chance to talk through things with my MW.  after all, in the great scheme of things, it looks more like small potatoes.  more than anything, we just want healthy babies.  ok, zen... zen....

post #14 of 29

^^^ I mentioned Optimal Fetal Positioning in another thread.  Following the guidelines really helped to allow two extremely easy deliveries.

post #15 of 29

yeah, angela, i always follow those, and they have also really helped me with my previous labors.  i just feel anxious thinking that i might be predisposed to malpositioning this time around, despite my best efforts.

post #16 of 29

Girl, we have so.much.time. to get these fetus' in order!  At least that's what I tell myself since January feels forever away. :)

post #17 of 29

angela, i like you so much.  thanks.  :)

post #18 of 29

I did a quick google search earlier after reading that and that page was at the top. :)

 

I'm going to try not to worry about it. The ultrasound tech also said that baby is breech, but I figure at this point - big deal, who cares?!

 

post #19 of 29

I just had my ultrasound at 19 weeks and I also have an anterior placenta, and it's currently over my c-section scar. I'm also concerned because I am planning a homebirth vbac, but the dr wasn't worried about it and said it will likely move as my uterus grows. She said if I was worried about it I could get an other ultrasound later on. Is there a good reason to do that?

post #20 of 29

Regarding kicks and thumps... Yesterday, I felt for the first time a good strong, soccer-style kick!  Today, I felt a few smaller kicks and thumps together.  Thank goodness, I was getting a bit worried! I'm 17w1d and basically floating around today because of it :-)

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