They're always a bit earlier with subsequent children. When you say braxton hicks, do you mean the fairground sensation, or the actual contraction sensation? (Because I always thought BH referred to the later contractions, after about 32 ish weeks minimum?) But if you're talking about feeling the baby quicken, it was definitely at about 18 weeks for me with DD, wheareas it was at least 22, maybe 23 weeks with DS (who is older than her).
Definitely the same sensation as with BH, Caligula.
By quickening, do you mean feeling the baby move? I felt DS at 15 weeks and this one even earlier - and have been getting crashing thuds from this one for the last couple of weeks! So looks like I may have another baby who can benchpress the cot at a year old...! I'd better stay on the right side of them - am a total weakling - lol!
hi HM , I'm 22 weeks with my second and, exactly as i did with ds, have had them since about 17-18 weeks. Wasn't sure what they were 1st time round until the midwife SAW them happening....it's as if my whole tummy sucks in and i'm left with a rock hard football shape, really weird to see!!
Fairground sensation was when I first felt movement - it felt like I was on a fairground ride for about 2 weeks, and then after a bit I could distinguish little kicks etc. - but it was really late on for DS - at least 22 weeks. Before then, I can't remember feeling anything.