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pregnancy has made me so neurotic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
the latest concern is that i'm 17 weeks, and haven't really felt the babies. last week i was feeling little pinches inside, in two different spots, which i *think* was them, but it's really hard to tell...<br><br>
so i'm wondering, when did you start to feel your babes bopping around in there?
 

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maybe around there. I have no idea why i didn't write these things down! I guess I thought my razor sharp memory would stay that way?<br><br>
Anyway, I do remember the first times I felt them it was like butterfly wings, just fluttery. Some say it feels like gas, but I didn't think so. It was so different from anything else. You could always drink a little orange juice and see if that gets them moving.
 

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I actually felt my twins later than my older two children (I still was only feeling them once in awhile at 18 weeks), and it turned out that it was because I had an anterior placenta, which muffled their kicks. Do you know what kind of placental placement you have? It might put your mind at ease.<br><br>
Trust me, when they get bigger you will feel nothing BUT babies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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*Nothing* here until 22 weeks. Not a wiggle, flutter, anything. Then once it started, oh boy... The hiccups, the neverending hiccups...
 

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13 weeks... but they were #3 and #4 for me.<br><br>
^^^ Yes, the hiccups! Only one twin got them and none of my other pregnancies did I notice them.
 

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9 weeks for me but they were #3 & #4 AND my ab muscles were so pulled apart already that I think that made it much easier to feel. I know I'm not crazy either b/c my mw felt them kick from the outside at my 14 week appt. which is pretty darn early to feel a baby from the outside.
 

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thanks for all the replies, i really do appreciate it!<br><br>
i know that realistically i shouldn't be concerned - was at the midwife 2wks ago and heard regular heartbeats, growth has been normal + fine so far. but of course i can't help being paranoid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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i felt movement in one spot at about 14 weeks for a week or so. then almost nothing for over a week. then around 16/17 weeks i started feeling more movements. now into week 18 i'm feeling alot of movements.
 

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I felt Baby A around 16 weeks or so, but more definite movements around 25 weeks. Lots of hiccups! I'd feel Baby B occasionally, but not that often. I worried a ton about it. I think it was just her placement, high and under the placenta.<br><br>
Both babies were born perfect despite my worries. Baby B is lively enough to make up for all those months of not feeling her move!<br><br>
Stay positive!
 

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If they're kicking the placenta or placentas then it would probably be harder to feel them.<br><br>
I felt my twins and singleton at 14 weeks believe it or not... but I think that's uncommon.<br><br>
Congratulations on your twins!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">13 weeks... but they were #3 and #4 for me.<br><br>
^^^ Yes, the hiccups! Only one twin got them and none of my other pregnancies did I notice them.</div>
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about 14 weks or so, and they are #3 and 4 for me, too. No big KICKS, but the sweet bubbles<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hmmm, one should really write these things down! I do recall feeling things much earlier (around 12-14 weeks) but then there was a gap where I didn't seem to feel much...then I remember around 18-20 weeks wondering what was going on as I wasn't really feeling much. After that things perked up a bit, but nothing compared to now (at 25 weeks) where I feel like I'm being poked and prodded from every which angle! I can now see kicks on the outside and in fact when I had a little assessment in hospital last week (a little scare of PTL as I was having many BH contractions....all was well) and they had the transducers belted to my belly the babies kept kicking them - I don't think they liked them there! These are babies #3 & #4 for me.
 

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17 weeks on the dot I felt the right baby who has a posterior placenta. And just this week at about 18 weeks 2 days I felt the Left baby who has a Anterior placenta. I think I might have felt the right baby sooner but didn't recognize it for what it was till it got stronger at 17 weeks. The cool thing is I was watching him headbutt me on the u/s last week and it's in the same spot where I've been feeling it along, so I'm not crazy. (well not for that reason at least)! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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mine were facing each other and I literally *never* felt them kick.... or even move around much.<br><br><br>
hiccups OTOH... oh my.
 

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13 weeks for me. Very consistent, but not realiable if that makes sense. This is #2 & #3 for me so I think that its partly the reason I could feel them so early.
 

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I started feeling them in my 14th week. It was light and not what I thought it'd feel like, but totally them. Just little rolling or banging moves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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