I'm 20 weeks on Monday and have been feeling little kicks for a week or so now. It's super exciting and actually quite emotional after having so many miscarriages and never having experienced this before. I'd love my DP to feel these little bumps but he can't just yet. Do you think I'll have a great deal longer to wait? I feel like I'm being battered from the inside but nothing outside just yet! Thanks all (I appreciate I'm being impatient)
dh could feel about 3-4 weeks after i could, loved it at first but towards the end it was a bit sickly when youd see a hand or foot stick out about 2 inches and scrape across my belly. i loved it dh never could get his head around it with both of them lol
I'm 35 weeks and DH has probably felt about 3 kicks in total and the first wasn't until I was about 26 weeks at least. She just stops whenever he tries, to be honest though - he's not that bothered, he's just happy that she's growing and it's now nearly time to meet her!
choco amazingly I have an anterior placenta and was told I wouldn't feel much but my bladder is taking a pounding, as well as my belly! Didn't know what was possible with an anterior placenta. I've been able to feel him/her since 18 weeks! I've been told 'it's probably wind' and 'it's not possible to feel your baby that early in your first pregnancy' - so many sceptics but I know what I can feel. They are kicks alright. Can't wait for DP and DSD to feel them.
dd (1st) was about 19w and ds(2nd) was about 21w. i put it down to she was a bigger baby and i was skinnier with her. i dont believe the position of your placenta makes a difference, theres a real baby in you! your guna' feel it!!
I was 25 weeks - I remember the date because it was on a plane when we were on our way to our holiday. The baby started moving a lot (he did this every time I flew) so I told DH to try touching my stomach and he was alarmed by how strong it felt!
He could feel some of them as soon as I recognised that's what they actually were. I think I was about 16-18 weeks and had been feeling them for a fortnight or so but wasn't sure if it was the baby or just wind. One day I took DH's hand and put it on my belly and said "do you reckon that's just wind or the baby?" and he jumped out of his skin and went "That is definitely not just wind!!!" . But it was quite awhile longer until he could feel everything, it was only the biggest ones for quite a few weeks.
I've been able to feel them on the inside regularly since about 19/20 weeks and very occasionally on the outside since last week. I'm now 23+4 and last night she was giving me a proper pounding, very obvious from the outside. Of course, she stopped as soon as DH put his hand there, but he definitely would have felt them if she hadn't stopped! I have an anterior placenta but I think the most obvious kicks must be off to the side of it.
@HulaHunter I have a posterior placenta and felt mine at 14 weeks. Initially due to all the advice I thought it was something else but it definitely wasn't. Not sure when my OH could feel them but probably a couple of weeks later.
Oh just you wait until the third trimester and you can actually see feet and hands coming out your skin......it's freaky but fun. You won't have long to wait, many congrats I'll be honest I don't miss the sleepless nights having my Girl head butt me in the crotch haha