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Flutters? What were your baby's 1st movements really like?

(43 Posts)
teuch Tue 09-Aug-05 14:19:43

just wondering if everyone agrees on the much-used descriptions of 'flutters' or 'popping bubbles' as accurate descriptions of the first sensations of movement.

suzywong Tue 09-Aug-05 14:20:52

yep that's pretty much it

ahhh, making me all misty eyed now

BarefootMama Tue 09-Aug-05 14:21:12

I would just say similar to a bit of moving wind!!!! When you have had the baby and are no longer pg i sometimes find it VERY remeniscent of early babby kicks! I have heared others agree!

Nbg Tue 09-Aug-05 14:21:21

No. I never felt flutters or bubbles. I definatley knew when dd kicked me but saying that it might just be me not being able to tell the difference between kicks and my stomach rumbling!

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:21:38

oh yes! maybe not popping bubbles, but flutters, or butterflies, but stronger than that.

isnt it so difficult to describe?

teuch, are you pg? how many weeks?

getting all broody now for that lovely feeling


Ameriscot2005 Tue 09-Aug-05 14:21:53

Popping bubbles here.

madmarchhare Tue 09-Aug-05 14:22:24

I always used to think it was like a tiny drop of water that runs down the curvy bit of the inside of the bath, stopping for a bit and then carrying on, stopping...

george32 Tue 09-Aug-05 14:22:41

Mine feels like popcorn popping in my tummy.

teuch Tue 09-Aug-05 14:23:26

just over 15wks at the moment so just being impatient really!

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:23:59

must stay away from this thread......

getting all sentimental...........

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:24:36

oh big congrats! itll happen soon, good luck to you!

Nbg Tue 09-Aug-05 14:26:18

I remember getting really good in the rib kicks at 20 weeks. When I went for my scan dd kicked me and I jumped on bed while the woman was trying to scan me!

BarefootMama Tue 09-Aug-05 14:26:27

Teuch - my advice is this - put some jeans on that are a little tight around the tummy ( just a wee bit unconfortable) then sit for hours on mumsnet ( at a desk slightly leaning forward!) thats when I feel mine!!

teuch Tue 09-Aug-05 14:30:14

I have been getting a twitchy sensation...very similar to the kind of twitch you get around your eye, but way inside...

...but i htink it might just be wishful thinking

BarefootMama Tue 09-Aug-05 14:32:55

I think that sounds hopeful - yes now you put it like that!

madmarchhare Tue 09-Aug-05 14:33:37

That could be it

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:34:18

teuch, just convince yourself it is! go on

CarolinaMoon Tue 09-Aug-05 14:35:39

best description I heard was in the fab MN pg book - like a goldfish swimming around inside you .

Although come to think of it, it did sometimes feel like a twitch, esp early on.

you can't feel much at 15 weeks (or at least I couldn't) - it doesn't feel like a kicking baby for another month or so.

How exciting!!

teuch Tue 09-Aug-05 14:36:49

Can you tell I am trying hard at the convincing thing?

just a few days ago I was all agog over some 'popping bubbles' until they popped right out in the form of a loud fart...

told you I was impatient...

binkie Tue 09-Aug-05 14:39:02

I first felt ds (my first) just after I'd had to give a scary presentation (explaining their own new pension system to some actuaries!), so he was probably reacting to lots of adrenaline zipping around inside me. It felt like ... imagine a millpond, all completely motionless and mirrorlike - then something like a huge fish just bips the surface and is gone again.

As I was of course having butterflies (from the presentation) at the same time, I can say it felt different. Bigger. Left ripples.

Music, and the car, also used to make him wriggle.

Think I felt dd (my second, rather soon after ds) much earlier and less noticeably.

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:40:20

put headphones over your bump and play Rod Stewart loudly - that did the trick for my dd's

gingernut Tue 09-Aug-05 14:47:33

Flutters describes it perfectly for me, it's as if you are being tickled from the inside IYSWIM. With 1st baby I didn't realise till 20 weeks when he was definitely kicking me (as well as `fluttering') though. Second time around I realised much earlier (12 weeks) because I recognised the feeling.

gingernut Tue 09-Aug-05 14:50:19

And after no.1 was born I occasionally thought I could feel him and then remembered I'd had him, so I realised it must have been wind!! (can you tell I was a bit tired at that time?). So it can feel like wind too!

nailpolish Tue 09-Aug-05 14:53:00

ginger - i had that too (i thought it was a memory feeling IYSWIM)

gingernut Tue 09-Aug-05 14:54:47

nailpolish, I just assumed it was wind - but then I had a lot of wind after I had him (must have been the lactulose).

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