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Is anyone beginning to "see" or "feel" specific body parts of their baby?

 

I think I am occasionally feeling a butt or head.  Everything will be normal and then I'll get a broad area of pressure in a portion of my abdomen.  When I feel it its rock hard while the rest of my abdomen is normal feeling.  I am 27+ weeks.  I figure some of you ladies further along might be able to discern other body parts, too, like feet.

post #2 of 6

Almost 29 weeks - and while I can feel really hard, knobby body parts, it's tough for me to tell what they are. A knee? Elbow? Foot? Head? My midwife said it's still kind of early to tell, because they're so all over the place!

post #3 of 6

I've definitely had the sensation of a but or head...it's a larger protrusion with pressure...lol! He's getting so big he want's out ;-) Not yet though please!

post #4 of 6

Yeah, we have the butt protrusion too.  Sometimes it's knees when she spins.  I can feel her feet kick out at the sides too, but I only know that it's her feet because I know where her butt is.  Yesterday she started trying to stretch out a bit, and it's so weird.  She's getting really long.  The pushing out is definitely visible, but I don't think it would be obvious about which part it is unless you were feeling it too.  It's so crazy, and definitely my favorite part of pregnancy, even though it's starting to hurt a bit at times.

post #5 of 6

I have had the same occurrences.  I can feel hard body parts, but I can't tell what they are.  Then they move a little and it doesn't feel the same.  I have a Dr. appt. tomorrow so I'm going to ask if she can tell what's what.  I can feel him shifting quite a bit and it is uncomfortable at times. 

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Originally Posted by spotty4 View Post Everything will be normal and then I'll get a broad area of pressure in a portion of my abdomen.  When I feel it its rock hard while the rest of my abdomen is normal feeling.  I am 27+ weeks.  I figure some of you ladies further along might be able to discern other body parts, too, like feet.

 

From my experience (and everyone's body will determine how baby feels to them) a large portion of 'hard spot' while the rest is soft is when the baby rolls to facing in and what you're feeling is the back. I confirm this by using a fetoscope and hearing  the HB very loud at the surface.

 

When I get lots of kicks all over my belly and my own belly button sucks in, the baby's back is resting towards my back and baby is facing out to the world.

 

Butt usually 'feels' very squishy and it's a larger part. Easier to find than the head most of the time.

 

Baby's head when pushed on will generally not move much. It may 'float up' but then fall back down in the same place.

Knees/elbows/feet.... when pushed on will go everywhere. Them you can chase all over till the cows come home!

My husband says it's like playing a very GENTLE version of whack a mole cause you never know where it's going to pop up next rolleyes.gif

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