For all of you feeling movement, where in your belly are you feeling it at this stage? I'm 16w3d and for a few weeks now I've been feeling occasional movement that I'm so sure is baby, except that it's as high as my belly button, sometimes a tiny bit higher, and to the right. There's definitely a large solid mass in that location, dh can even tell it's so firm in that area compared to the squishiness everywhere else. But that just seems so high for this early. I've never been good at figuring my uterus location, so don't ask! The last time I saw the midwife was 12 weeks, and it was somewhat high and to the right when she found the heartbeat, so that's making me feel more sure, but still, it feels freakishly high. Unless he/she is doing a handstand with long legs...
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It depends, for me (usually on MY position, like if I'm curled up or stretched out, standing, etc). Sometimes it can be low near my pubic bone, sometimes it can be about 3/4 of the way to my belly button (which is where my fundus is right now). I'm 14 weeks though. I don't think it sounds that crazy that you'd be feeling it that high. Can you tell baby's position when you lie down? I can always see the buldge in my uterus where baby is if s/he is up somewhere in the top.
I'm 17 1/2 weeks and I feel baby either dead center just above my pubic bone most of the time, but if I'm laying down, I've felt it almost level with my belly button but a couple of inches to my right. If you're carrying high (and especially since this is baby #3 for you) that probably is baby. Hope that helps!!
If you're having a hard time figuring out where the top of your uterus is, try feeling your belly after you have an orgasm. That's the only time I can tell FOR SURE where it's at
I can't wait for DF to be able to feel the baby. And DD and DS are dying to feel, too.
Our baby's been doing that too. DF loves it. :)
I was lying down and my DH laid his head right on my lower belly. He must have been *exactly* on top of the little bug, because we both felt a huge, full 360degree flip. It was awesome.
This was at 15 weeks exactly. Other than that one huge flip, I get little rubs and some flutters, but mostly I just stress out about how much I'm not feeling.
I've been stressing out a little with how little I've been feeling movement compared to my last pregnancies, but then I remember I'm a lot more active, so it's probably not going to be not as noticeable this time, at least that's what I tell myself.
It's great, isn't it? Amazing, and wonderful!
I forgot to add, I've been feeling the baby for about a week, maybe a week and a half. I usually feel it right above my pubic bone, to the left, except earlier, after I picked DF up from work, we were talking, and I felt it on my right side. I think baby was trying to be closer to daddy. :)
Ah! I totally just got a swift kick while prodding around with my doppler. I've had a rough couple of days- emotionally- and was hoping to get some reassurance with that little heartbeat, but I got twice as much! So then I kinda palpated a bit to feel where baby is at (I can generally feel where when s/he is up higher in my uterus) and got a little poke again! Such a blessing, and a much needed one today. (14w3d)
How cool at_the_hip! I wonder if my husband would be able to feel. The kicks have been so sporadic there is no telling when I'll get one. I used my doppler yesterday so my mom and aunt in town from OR could hear the heartbeat. In the past the little one would always cruise away after I found it but this time it stayed there for ages and let us get a good listen. Found it nearly immediately due to having felt some thuds not long prior.
I bet they loved hearing that!!
I took a chance last night since baby was bumping around quite a bit...I wasn't sure if hubby was awake enough. ;) But he definitely felt it and even remembered in the morning! LOL!! I think it makes it more real for him (the morning sickness makes it plenty 'real' for me teehee) while he's waiting to see the big ultrasound! I don't have any extra padding this time around, especially after losing weight from m/s, so I can see baby kick from the outside quite often. I'll be 16w tomorrow! I can't believe that.
I'm so glad for all y'all who are starting to feel movement! And excitement for those who's partners can feel, too! I have been feeling baby a *lot* today, compared to the last couple of weeks, but 99% of the time, it's on my lower left side. (That makes me think about what my mom told me about when she was pregnant with my brother. His "go to" place was her lower left side, and so when she went into labor, he went straight for the lower left side, and I guess got stuck there/wouldn't move.)
DF hasn't been able to feel the baby move, but he can't wait until he can. DD and DS are waiting very impatiently, as well.
Yay for feeling movement! I'm feeling lots of movement! I can also feel baby often laying low in my uterus. I think it's his/her back that I'm feeling. It's amazing to have such a different perspective this time around. I don't remember feeling my daughter this clearly until later pregnancy. DH and I have had fun trying to gently distinguish body parts, although it's pretty hard now, since baby is still so small. I'm pretty sure he/she is laying sideways, which is becoming a bit uncomfortable. I started inverting briefly every day and I bought an exercise ball yesterday to sit on, so I'm hoping baby will go ahead and straighten out soon! We have an ultrasound on Saturday at 20w1d and hopefully we'll find out what we're having! I'll be shocked if it's a girl because I feel strongly that it's a boy, but we'll see!