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londonrach Thu 04-Feb-16 13:42:42

I know this has been asked before but when do you get a noticeable bump and when can you feel the baby move and what does it feel like. Im 15 weeks tomorrow. Thanks x

Everythinggettingbigger Thu 04-Feb-16 14:05:08

is this your first baby?

to be honest its hard to say because everyone is so different.

I was showing really early on in my first pregnancy, from about 13 weeks I had quite a noticeable bump. felt "butterflies or bubbles" from 14 weeks and my first kick at 18 weeks, DP felt it from about 22 weeks.

This time I was very noticeably pregnant from about 10 weeks and everyone was convinced it was twins. (its not!) I felt movement from 11 weeks and proper kicks from 13 weeks, my DP has been able to feel the baby from 14 weeks. now at 24 weeks my bump dances around when the baby is moving.

I think it all depends on your size etc too. My MW said that my placenta is on the back wall this time hence why the kicks are so strong already.

Jw35 Thu 04-Feb-16 14:25:48

With my first baby I didn't feel it until 20 weeks, 2nd baby 15 weeks and this pregnancy last week at 14 weeks! It feels like little flutters like butterfly wings low down or a little fish flipping! The first time I think was just that I didn't know what to expect! I feel the baby if I'm leaning forward for a while

londonrach Thu 04-Feb-16 14:41:32

First baby. Does hat make a difference?

brookeberry Thu 04-Feb-16 14:55:59

I think you feel it sooner if you've already had a baby. I'm pregnant with my first and didn't feel anything until 21/22 weeks. And didn't really have a noticeable bump until then either. Everyone is different though.

Dixiechick17 Thu 04-Feb-16 15:11:14

I popped at around 17 weeks, was tiny in comparison to what it became lol. I started feeling movement from 16 weeks, like being tickled from the inside, then had my first kick at 19 weeks and DH felt a kick at 20 weeks. I had a posterior placenta and my DD was nestled right up front. My friend has an anterior placenta and she started feeling movement at 21 weeks.

I've only been pregnant once, but they say that in subsequent pregnancies women feel movement earlier as they know what to look out for and know a definite difference between movement and wind smile

cheapredwine Thu 04-Feb-16 16:14:44

Am currently 18 weeks with my 1st and likely only (IVF baby). Starting feeling bubbles very ocasionally at about 16 weeks onwards, pretty sure not wind. Now definitely more like kicks and more frequently. Once or twice have made me jump. Suddenly popped in terms of bump too, and my waist has disappeared over the last week.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 04-Feb-16 16:18:10

You know when you get an eye muscle twitch? It's a bit like that in your belly.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 04-Feb-16 16:18:34

Or mine was as DD got hiccups everyday

Everythinggettingbigger Thu 04-Feb-16 16:21:44

Sorry yes, you tend to feel movement earlier on with the second + pregnancies. Something to do with the muscles already being more relaxed? I don't know if that's true or not so don't quote me on the science behind it grin

my friend is 17 weeks with her first, shes only just starting to show (shes a very slim build) and hasn't felt any movement yet.

londonrach Thu 04-Feb-16 17:41:05

Thanks everyone. Seems i might be too early. Love the eye muscle twitch similarity as know exactly what you mean. I know i shouldnt put just put doppler to my tummy. Found my heart problem....then i heard him or her....really regular and fast! I cant believe it theres something there. Cant wait to shown dh when he returns from work. You should have seen his face at the 12 week scan. Its such a magical time and despite the worry re miscarriage im trying to enjoy it!

Lovelilies2 Thu 04-Feb-16 17:45:08

I felt DC 1&2 around 15 weeks.
Now with DC 3 I'm 21 weeks and only just feeling movement! Anterior placenta (confirmed on scan).

It's lovely when you can feel them- a constant reassurance grin

Needcaffeinenow Thu 04-Feb-16 17:49:44

This is my first baby and have an anterior placenta. I never got the bubbles people describe but a big thudding kick at 18 weeks!! Now at 22 and he doesn't stop!

MiddleClassProblem Thu 04-Feb-16 18:07:36

It's natural to worry. It's such an alien thing and especially the first time you have no idea what to expect. Lovely that DH is so excited. My DH was the same, almost more so than me. He even called the sex! Enjoy it x

Also a lot of people tell you to sleep and rest as much as you can when preggers. This is mostly because sleep will be a distant memory when the LO comes along so you just hang on to the memory of it lol x

Beansprout30 Thu 04-Feb-16 19:40:26

I was just going to post the same thing! I'm nearly 16 weeks and whilst my tummy looks a little more pokie-outie, I just look bloated more than anything.. My rump on the other hand has got large! Down to all the crap I've been eating,just can't stomach veg!

I can't wait to feel movement, it must be quite magical

DontKillMyVibe Thu 04-Feb-16 19:50:30

I'm pregnant with first and am 14 weeks. Have felt fluttery movements the past couple of days. Pretty certain that 2 or 3 of these were baby - the rest could be wind for all I know, can't be certain grin

Have had a slight bulge from 9 weeks but have gotten a lot bigger in the past 2 weeks and belly is def a lot more round and bump like.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 04-Feb-16 20:05:21

Oh, though I only put 2 and 2 together because the Ovia pregnancy app informed me on my daily update thing that it wasn't unusual to start feeling flutters from week 13/14. I didn't think that you felt movement until weeks 18 onwards approx. So if I hadn't have read that I would probably just have wondered why my stomach was making weird flip sensations and not twigged on grin

ohanami Thu 04-Feb-16 20:14:41

The first time I felt movement with dc1 was about 17 weeks when I was out at a very loud club drinking very sugary mocktails on a hen do - she was bouncing around like a ping-pong ball all night. Then nothing for a couple of weeks, until I started feeling hiccups on a daily basis. Towards the end a midwife tried to suggest she was breach - I gently suggested she have another feel because that would mean dd was hiccuping in her toes at the time.

m33r Thu 04-Feb-16 20:24:20

Can't remember when I started showing but felt and saw movement all at once at 18+1. Remember it so well.

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