Monday

feelin' the baby move?

With Baby#1, I felt it at about 18 weeks and he was a VERY active baby. Baby#2, I started feeling at around 16 weeks and she was middling-active. Baby #3 I really didn't feel 'til around 20 weeks and he wqas a very sluggish baby, which worried me a lot. He moved around far less than his brother and sister had, which is odd, because he's a very active person in general.

I should be feeling NewBaby wiggling around within the next one to four weeks, so I am psyched. That always makes being pregnant seem more real. This morning when they tried to get NewBaby's heartbeat with the doppler thingy at my doctor's office, he/she was moving around so much, they had a bit of trouble. Finally got it, though, and all is well.

When did you first feel your baby move?

4 comments:

Leslie said...

First baby, around 16 weeks. Second, very early, around 12. Third, 20 weeks. I was very worried, but all was well. Four and five, no clue. I just know it was never late enough that I worried about it. Normally, you're supposed to feel it earlier and earlier as you become more attuned to the sensation--my increasing layer of "baby fat" probably is part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

I feel the baby move about 2 hours after I eat a big bowl of chili.

lcreekmo said...

I felt my baby at 17 weeks. It was the coolest feeling ever!!

Anonymous said...

I felt 1st baby at 20 weeks, 2nd baby at 16, 3rd baby at 18/19. I always thought the more babies the earlier you feel them so I was getting worried. But, yeah, that's probably either because of layers of baby fat or because I was always too focused on the other 2 being active outside the womb!

Marta from Lisbon