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First pregnancy - when did you first feel your baby move?

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jessm2109 Mon 31-Oct-16 14:52:25

Hi all!

This is my first pregnancy (17+4), and in lots of different places, I am getting information that I may feel my baby as a 'fluttering'.

As this is my first baby, I know it is sometimes harder to distinguish 'fluttering' and 'digestive pops'. I'm unsure sure i've felt baby, it was in my abdomen, and it was slightly different to that 'wind' feeling I have!

Would be great to hear your stories of first time you felt yours!

TIA! x

QuilliamCakespeare Mon 31-Oct-16 14:54:36

16.5 weeks - two very distinct kicks at the very bottom of my uterus. Nothing else for at least another week though.

Second time round it was just under 15 weeks but I knew what I was looking for smile

Lupinlady5 Mon 31-Oct-16 14:56:57

About 20 weeks but had anterior placenta

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Mon 31-Oct-16 14:57:17

First one about 17-18weeks. This time I have an anterior placenta so getting a bit of movement but not much even now at 22weeks

sianihedgehog Mon 31-Oct-16 14:58:01

Like 25 weeks. I had an anterior placenta and before that really couldn't distinguish it from digestion at all.

NeverAShadowOfDoubt Mon 31-Oct-16 15:45:53

22 weeks for me, twins with two anterior placentas

QuilliamCakespeare Mon 31-Oct-16 15:49:32

I had an anterior placenta the first time too so had a 'blind spot' around my belly button where I didn't feel much.

jessm2109 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:02:14

Thanks all - so It was possible that I felt baby move.

Hopefully I will get a few more in the coming weeks.

Nice hearing all have different experiences with when they felt.

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:15:02

13 weeks with my first... it feels like a twitch at the very early stages, like when you get a twitch in your eye, or like a little bubble popping xx

drinkyourmilk Mon 31-Oct-16 16:35:42

I'm 18 weeks with my first. Anterior placenta.
I felt kicks around 16 weeks- then nothing for 2 weeks. Had flutters last night.
Not expecting clear consistent movement until at 24 weeks though.

ivehadenough10 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:41:55

20 weeks with my first, 18 weeks with my second

Cococrumble Mon 31-Oct-16 16:45:40

16 weeks, like little tiny flutters or tiny gentle bubbles.

38 weeks now and it's like being punched grin

TerriB84 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:50:39

Not until 19 weeks for me when I can say for sure it was definitely baby and not digestive rumblings.

catx1606 Mon 31-Oct-16 16:56:54

15 weeks when I felt like a bubble was popping inside then nothing for a week. I'm 23+3 and can see my bump moving when I kicks

hels18 Mon 31-Oct-16 17:09:04

I first felt baby about 18/19 weeks when I got some very paint fluttering, almost pops quite low down in my tummy. It was no where near my stomach, so knew it was different to my digestive system! Took until 22 weeks until I really felt some proper movement but the kicks will soon come smile I'm 28 weeks now and it's an active little thing and has just reached my ribs and started kicking in the oddest places!

Nottalotta Mon 31-Oct-16 18:48:07

17 weeks on the dot, I was in the bath and saw it too! Quite irregular for 2-3 weeks then lots of movement from then on.

LondonRoo Mon 31-Oct-16 18:56:27

Just before 16 weeks... I struggled to tell the difference between gas and movement at first. I described it (eloquently) as "like an uncontrollable little but nothing coming out"... Midwife was fairly confident it was movement!

28 weeks now and there is no mistaking it!!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 31-Oct-16 19:02:45

Exactly 17 weeks, remember it like it was yesterday and it was 15 years agosmile

catx1606 Mon 31-Oct-16 19:09:56

Hels18, a lot of my little ones movements have been down low but I've been getting kicked towards the right hand side of my belly button now. I love the feeling

Nikki2ol6 Tue 01-Nov-16 10:17:20

With my first baby I felt her at 15 weeks. I was in the car and my boyfriend had went in to the shop and I was just sitting waiting and it felt like a gold fish flapping around! At 17 weeks my boyfriend could also feel her from the outside he said it felt like a ball rolling across his hand lol

jessm2109 Tue 01-Nov-16 11:34:09

smile!! Loving hearing these.

I'm sitting here, about to write here and I am sureI felt baby now. A slight bubbling in lower stomach.

Thanks all for your lovely stories. x

Imavinoops Tue 01-Nov-16 11:39:59

I felt "flutters" at 18 weeks. I'm now 22 weeks and can feel very definite small kicks.

catx1606 Tue 01-Nov-16 13:07:54

My husband felt him a few weeks ago.he said it felt like he was rolling over.

AudreyBradshaw Tue 01-Nov-16 16:12:06

Maybe 16/17 weeks for what I could be sure was "movement ", but actual kicks, probably 22/23 weeks for me feeling it, 25 weeks or so for dh to feel kicks. Now 37 weeks and it never sits still, loves a little rave and is genuinely painful on occasion when it decided to stretch! Anterior placenta too

Stacestoke Wed 02-Nov-16 16:35:32

I started feeling things at about 18 weeks but couldn't tell if they were just digestive feelings or the baby moving. At 20 weeks I was sat on the sofa, and I felt brush along the inside of my tummy. So not so much of a kick but a sweep from left to right. I knew that was the baby moving and not my digestion. After that I could distinguish all the movements from gas or anything else.

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