I'm 16 weeks and 4 days with baby 4, and have only felt flutters in the last week or so, but they're getting a little more frequent. It's still hard to tell the difference between baby and gas, but I think sometimes the gas wakes the baby up! LOL. I noticed the first movement when my midwife used the doppler last week, and baby swam away. Then I knew it was baby. :)
anybody feel movement yet? - Page 2
So I've been feeling movement more regularly this week- yay! I guess I always get impatient between feeling occasional flutters and feeling regular movement. I'm not there yet, but I can usually expect to feel the baby after a busy day relaxing in the evening. It's hard to be patient though... lol. I'm almost 19 weeks (I use Thursday as the turning day) and have an ultrasound next monday. Seeing the baby always really reassures me.
I cannot wait to start feeling movement! After seeing our little one rolling around on the ultrasound at 11wks (I am in my 15th wk now), it is just so hard for me to believe that all that activity is going on inside without me feeling a thing! I think it'll really help me connect with my baby once I'm reminded all day of his presence with those little flutters, kicks and pokes!
I was feeling movement every day for about a week, even felt bumps from the outside. It was so awesome, and it helped reasure me and bond with the baby. But for the past week I haven't felt anything. Not a bump, not a flutter. :( I can hear a definite heartbeat on the doppler- not a chord pulse or an echo, but a heartbeat, and I can hear baby moving a little bit on the doppler, but I can't feel it. My aunt is a NP and said it's "normal" until about 20 weeks. I don't see the midwife until Valentine's Day. Sucks. :(
I kind of feel the same way. It's only baby #3 for me. Maybe just because the major movements are more memorable and later on that's what we're thinking of? I don't know but I feel like, come on, move some more!
Not sure if my larger measuring uterus is just giving plenty of room for him to move and for me to not feel it. I know I felt real movements before 20weeks, here I am at 18weeks and yep still waiting...ughhh I am so thankful I have a doppler to hear the lil heart beating away, I can "hear" movement but nope not really feeling anything.
That's what I figure... my kicks are getting stronger every day, nowhere near what they were towards the end... but they will get there, eventually!
Our babies are still quite small yet, not even a pound and something around half a foot head to butt.
It's so hard to be patient, though! I think feeling some small movements and then not feeling them is almost worse than just not feeling anything yet. I get so excited whenever I feel the baby move around. It makes me so happy and feel so calm and relaxed to feel the little one moving around. I try not to think about the not feeling it, but it's hard, especially when it's been days. :( We heard the heartbeat at the midwife's office a couple of days ago and it was strong and sounding great so I know everything's okay, but dang! I'm so looking forward to regular movements. I think DP is getting impatient to feel things from the outside now, too.
I'm not sure exactly where my placenta is, so maybe that's part of it? I am only 18 weeks, though and this is my first.
I'm definitely in the "last to feel anything" camp. I'm 16w3d, and I haven't felt anything yet. I've got a few things working against me (anterior placenta, layer of fat), but it's still bumming me out. I had a midwife appointment yesterday and heard the heartbeat just fine, so I know it's in there. I just wish it'd demonstrate its presence for me already!
I'm definitely with the group that wants strong, regular movement! Especially because this is a high risk pregnancy- I think I need that comfort of that physical reassurance that s/he is still moving around in there. Still not 100% convinced that what I feel are baby movements, but I think part of it is also my own denial. I'll feel a few little taps and get excited then when nothing happens I convince myself that it was gas. Of course that's only after I've stopped whatever I was doing and just sit and try to will the little bee to do it again! ;)
OK its official, I was just telling my Mother-in-law how I was wanting to feel stronger movements etc etc, went to my college class then 2 hours later we were enjoying the weather and sun in the yard while my girls played and WHAM-O a strong, "mom it's me punch or kick or elbow" or whatever it was. I was overjoyed and knew instantly yep that was the baby. So official movement not just flutters at 18w1d....lets see how long in between movements now?!?
I'm feeling movements! :) I would swear that I am starting to be able to tell when the baby is asleep... Which is a lot. But when it wakes up, I can feel it squirming around in there quite a bit. It seems like it gets really active in the afternoons around 3pm, and then again at night. I was telling my husband that it's really weird, because it's like there's something squirming around in my innards! LOL I have felt a few kicks or punches, but not all the time. It is still pretty startling when that happens. But in a good way!