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How will I know when the baby moves?

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VJONES1985 Mon 03-Mar-14 21:19:40

I'm 16 weeks so realise this is probably a bit early but I've felt tickles and flutters like butterfly wings low down and wondered what this could be. Unlikely to be movement I know, so perhaps you could share with me what early movement felt like for you? And when did you feel it? Thanks.

Twighlightsparkle Mon 03-Mar-14 21:21:44

Early movements felt like that to me, around them20 week mark for my first a wee bit earlier for my second.

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Mar-14 21:24:12

That's the baby moving ! smile

Ludways Mon 03-Mar-14 21:25:42

I didn't feel a thing until about 24 weeks, so when I did there was no mistake, lol

VJONES1985 Mon 03-Mar-14 21:27:44

That's amazing! I can't believe that it might really be it! Have a huge grin now :-D

chattychattyboomba Mon 03-Mar-14 21:28:14

Felt like bubbles popping. First pg was around 20 weeks, second pg around 18 weeks. Easier to recognise second time. 28 weeks tomorrow and it feels like a belly full of arms and legs! grin

Stockhausen Mon 03-Mar-14 21:28:52

I didnt feel proper movements until 21/22 weeks!

At the 20wk scan he was going mad & I couldn't feel it, turns out he was kicking in the way smile

It started with one very definite prod beside my belly button grin

Hubby felt it a week later on holiday, he had hus head on my tummy & baby kicked his ear!

Such special, exciting times!

Don't rush it, once baby gets going, you'll wish for peace! Mine liked to do starjumps at 2am!!

LastOneDancing Mon 03-Mar-14 21:31:33

I felt my baby move at about 13 weeks! It was a tickly, bubbly sensation low down at the side smile

VJONES1985 Tue 04-Mar-14 07:17:33

So, I feel the baby move a lot (if that's what it is) but not every day yet. Is that normal for 16 weeks?

chattychattyboomba Tue 04-Mar-14 10:11:26

Everyone is different. Sometimes it depends in where the placenta is too.

AJay28 Tue 04-Mar-14 11:53:47

From about 17/18 weeks I felt little flutters/bubbles, so it sounds like what you are feeling is baby moving about! I used to maybe feel it every few days or so, they are so little at that point that they do a lot of movement that you just don't notice smile

FossilMum Tue 04-Mar-14 12:00:36

I think flutters is how I first felt it, but don't remember at what stage - I think around 3-4 months. Wait till you see the little hand and footprints on your belly! I swear mine did backflips in there at one point.

MissSlackPants84 Tue 04-Mar-14 12:37:09

Sounds like baba to me. This is my first and i'm 20+3. I felt bubble from about 16 weeks and got my first definate kick at 19+6. I had my 20 week scan yesterday and the movement I felt corresponded to what we saw happening on the scan. It really makes your day doesn't it?

ScarletStar Tue 04-Mar-14 12:38:32

Everyone is different and will even have different times of the day when you get more movement. smile I felt my first movements at 17 weeks, congratulations and enjoy!

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