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I was sitting on the floor at a friend's house today, which happens to be a double-wide on a foundation. Well, one of their boys got up abruptly, and really thumped the floor, and stomped down the hall. What I'm trying to say is that there was a loud thud and the floor shook.<br><br>
Right after that happened, I felt a scared little jump and tap, tap, tap WAY down low. I know that the baby can't hear yet, but I'm certain the little guy was startled.<br><br>
Yeah! The only way to know if I *REALLY* felt something, of course, is to just keeping waiting to see if I feel the same thing later.<br><br>
But I was VERY excited. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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How far along are you exactly?
 

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9w3d.<br><br>
I felt (for sure) my last baby at 10 weeks, though. My first at 13/14 weeks. I don't remember ds.
 

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OMG!! How exciting!!!
 

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Oh! That is exciting. It seems early, but still exciting. I felt my first between 10 and 11 weeks. This time I still have so many phantom kicks I doubt I'll be able to identify real early movement.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This time I still have so many phantom kicks I doubt I'll be able to identify real early movement.</div>
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This.<br><br><br>
And wow, that's wild! Despite not being able to hear, it's possible to sense vibration I'm sure.
 

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How cool! I love those first fluttering feelings! Last night I dreamed that I could already feel the baby on the outside and the girls were soooo excited! I was kind of bummed to wake up this morning to no kicks yet.
 

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Awesome!<br><br>
I felt ds at 12 weeks, dd at 9 and started having little marble like feelings last week around 7.5 weeks. Its NOT too early!
 

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9w tomorrow and still feeling my little taps... still not frequent but slightly harder... like upgraded from a feather to a water drop lol...<br><br>
I shrug off any that get repetitive or strong... but when Im just laying there and feel one or two small little taps... Im certain those are baby... repetitive or strong are likely phantom kicks (I don't tend to get them that low though)
 

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How funny, I've been feeling little taps here and there as well. Not really repetitive or super strong, but noticeable. I wondered what that was, but it did not even dawn on me that it might actually be baby. I'm 9 weeks at the moment and I didn't feel DS (or at least I didn't feel him for SURE) until around 16 weeks-ish, but I did have an anterior placenta.
 

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I felt my first at 10 weeks! How exciting for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Just1More, I think I'm there with you. I've been feeling that familiar flutter for a few days now, especially when I sit in certain positions, and there is no way it's my digestive system. I mean, why would I feel digestive flutters in the EXACT four square inches right over my uterus? It's over a week earlier than I felt ds3, but it's a sensation I know for sure.<br><br>
No kicks, but definite periods of movement and peroids of calm. Flutters and movement.<br><br>
Very exciting!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This time I still have so many phantom kicks I doubt I'll be able to identify real early movement.</div>
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I still have them 4.5 years later!!!! Well, I guess gas bubbles in my stomach really feel exactly like early baby kicks. They never, ever felt like that before I had DD, I think that pregnancy stretched my abdomen and made it more sensitive or something.<br><br>
With DD, I definitely felt movement at 14 weeks. I've had two other pregnancies make it to about 10 weeks and never felt anything with them.
 

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my doctor says she believes phantom kicks are our abdominal muscles healing themselves from the damage done during pregnancy (even in a healthy active woman, stretching that far can cause damage) this is especially obvious when you take into account phantom kicks happening mostly where your child loved to kick the most!<br><br>
I told DF today that I felt a little tap and he still thinks its WAY too early for me to feel them :/
 

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My mom (who had her last baby, me, 28 yrs ago) says she still feels phantom kicks sometimes.<br><br>
Sometimes I *think* I feel some movement, but I think it's just gas. The two feel so similar. With my first 3 I don't think I felt movement until around 13 wks. I'm 7 wks today.
 

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I get phantom kicks too. I'll admit to being a bit skeptical that anyone can feel movement this early...it just doesn't seem physiologically possible. But, I don't know another woman's experiences and how cool would it be if it really were baby kicking so early?!!?!<br><br>
I felt my first at 16 weeks, my second at 14 weeks and my 3rd at 13 weeks. I wonder when I'll feel this babe?<br><br>
LOL, LayinLow...my mom doesn't have a uterus anymore but still feels phantom kicks...after 5 kids I guess she's earned those phantom kicks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Man, I was just looking at my kids baby books and I didn't write down when I first felt my last baby start to kick. My first I felt for sure around 18 wks and my second around 16 wks. I'm mad now that I have no clue when I felt my last one start to kick. I don't even remember it. I can remember exactly where I was when I first felt my other kids. Oh, well. My dad had just died 10 days before I found out I was pg last time so I don't think I was as in tune to my baby. I would LOVE to feel my baby now. I'm nervous about another miss since I've had a couple in the past.
 

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Sure, I'm the same way. I don't discount that it's <i>possible</i>, anything is <i>possible</i>, but I've seen a 9+ week fetus up close and personal and I know I couldn't feel those little movements. Too tiny.
 

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I dunno... you can feel gas bubbles even tiny ones moving around... you can feel liquid moving through your stomach (or perhaps I'm the only one who can) if you don't eat any solids all day but drink a lot... you can feel pain from kidney stones (my brother will vouch for that one.)<br><br>
Your skin is not the only place on your body with touch receptors... they are the most sensitive, but not the only place. You have them on your uterus (thats how you feel cramping each month, or feel the warmth from the liquid in an HSG) while you cant feel it as well as say... the back of your hand... I would compare it more to being slightly less sensitive than your back. You can feel raindrops on your back right? Then why not a tiny little human bumping into the side of your uterus every now and then?<br><br>
Its by far not a constant feeling, few and far between... its not a hard feeling, like gas bubbles bouncing around... too many people shrug it off as just phantom kicks/gas because they think you only feel from the outside, but really that's not the case. You just feel the MOST from the outside. the strongest ones. if you tune in enough... listen to your body... you may just feel those first couple bumps.
 

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I don't know...all my phantom kicks, for many years now, have been in my higher muscle groups (ribs, etc.) where I was kicked hard, repeatedly, in late pregnancy. I've never had phantom kicks in my uterine area, and that's after three babies and eight years!<br><br>
These flutterings are nothing like phantom kicks, and also nothing like digestion. They also go through burst of activity very much like the early movements felt in the teen-weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
My bet's on real. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I suspect that some women can feel them earlier than others, that's all. More nerve endings in that area? Tighter undies? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Who knows! When I mentioned to my dr. that I started feeling ds3 in my 10th week, he didn't seem at all surprised.
 
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