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So this is mine and DH's first and we're both soooo anxious to feel the baby. Or at least I am b/c he has a while to go yet. I am 15 weeks today and I know it's possible to feel the baby now but that first time mom's don't usually recognize it for what it is this early. So....<br><br>
When did you first feel kicks? Was it your first? Second?<br><br>
How did it feel? How did you know?<br><br>
and, how long did it take you to realize what you were feeling (if it was the first time ever)?<br><br><br>
Thanks for the info.
 

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When I was pregnant with my DS I didn't feel any movement until week 20.<br><br>
A few weeks earlier I woke up on my stomach. I remember during the night feeling like a fluttering sensation but I discounted it because I wasn't sure if I had been dreaming or if it was real. I still don't really know to this very day.<br><br>
I had an anterior placenta which stopped me from feeling the smaller movements.<br><br>
However by week 20 he was big and strong enough for me to feel him move for the very first time. It just happens that my hand was on my belly at the time when he gave me an almighty kick to the side where I had my hand. There was no mistaking it.<br><br>
I was so excited that DH said that I was jumping out of my skin with happiness.<br><br>
This is my third pregnancy (my first only made it to 6 weeks) and I am now 13 weeks. I am still waiting at the moment for my little one to make his/her noticeable movement debut.<br><br>
It is very exciting and thrilling when you feel your baby move inside your for the very first time. It is also very exciting to share it with your partner as well. I hope that you get to experience this wonderful and joyous sensation very soon and not wait much longer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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With all my pregnancies, I did not feel movement until around 20w. So I'm still waiting with this one!<br><br>
It feels like... bubbles, gas, like your cell phone is vibrating. To me, it just felt like a little soft poke.<br><br>
I hope you feel it soon!
 

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If I remember right, I think I felt flutters at around 14-15 weeks with my first, but it may have been 16 weeks. What I remember is that it felt a lot like gas, only she was still down behind my pelvic bone, so I knew it was definitley too low and in the wrong place to be gas, so I guessed pretty much right away that it was baby. I emailed a friend who had been pg already, and she confirmed my suspicions.<br><br>
This time, I started feeling flutters around nine weeks - I think it was early because there were two there - and shortly after that my uterus moved up above my pelvic bone and the kids had more room, so I stopped feeling it. I am now 14 weeks (tomorrow) and have just started feeling a bit from time to time. Again, it feels a lot like really light gas bubbles, only this time (maybe because I am more familiar with it) it feels "squirmier" than gas, if that makes sense, and, again, is in the wrong places.<br><br>
I hope you can feel your little babe soon! It is definitely one of the best feelings ever!
 

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With my first it was around 18 weeks or so. I remember not knowing it was a boy and we found out around 19 weeks so it was before then.<br><br>
With DD it was around 14-15 weeks.<br><br>
With this one I'm 13 weeks today and I think I've been feeling little pokes for a couple of weeks. Maybe it's just my imagination though!
 

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With my first pregnancy, I recognized movement at 18 weeks, when during an ultrasound he gave a real soccer-looking kick and I felt something at that second. I said, "Oh, so that's what it is- I felt that!" After that ultrasound, I recognized those kicks- they were really light, and kept getting stronger every day. I remember sitting on the delivery table and feeling him move in my belly for the last time. It was a miraculous journey. I'm looking forward to feeling this little one move. It's one of my favorite parts, if not <i>the</i>favorite.
 

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This time, I started feeling flutters around nine weeks - I think it was early because there were two there - and shortly after that my uterus moved up above my pelvic bone and the kids had more room, so I stopped feeling it. I am now 14 weeks (tomorrow) and have just started feeling a bit from time to time. !</div>
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OMG this explains a lot. Not to hijack your thread, but I had a similar experience- I felt the little bubbles almost everynight from about 11.5/12 weeks when I lay down and paid attention, then it just stopped about at 14.5 weeks. Needless to say I was upset. I didnt' know if there was something wrong or I had just been hallucinating that I felt it before. But, I kept trying to feel the fundus and it seems to be higher, and then last night I *think* I felt a real kick. I will be 16 weeks in a day or two.<br><br>
Oh, and with my first I don't remember when I first felt movement. The second pg I felt right at 15 weeks- I distinctly remember it being a sharp thump while I was outside pruning the roses <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
You will feel it soon, and when you do, you will know!
 

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With my first, it was around 19 weeks, with my second, around 17....I'm still waiting to hear from this one, at 13 weeks!<br><br>
Although I loved birthing my babies and cuddling them on the outside, there is nothing like having little baby kicks and flutters on the inside. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> (The punches and squirms when there's not so much room in there any more, OTOH -- ouch!)
 

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With my first, I didn't feel movement until about 20 weeks, but I also hd an anterior placenta & I've read that can make a difference because you ahve extra "cushion" between the baby & your tummy.<br><br>
This is my second, and I *think* I have been feeling slight movement since 13 weeks (I'm now 14 weeks), but I always doubt myself.
 

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Like most of the others, with my first I felt the first movements around 20 weeks. I had been feeling them for weeks before in hindsight but not recognizing them. With #2 it was around 17 weeks and with this one I have been feeling squirms since 14 although not regularily. I can't wait for more thumping and bumping. I find it very reassuring <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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