First time mummies... So how would you describe the feelings of baby moving?

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by SiameseCatLady, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. SiameseCatLady

    SiameseCatLady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think I am imagining movements because I want to feel them! I am 20+2 but I can't tell as to whether or not I am actually feeling the movements!
    Some feel high up in my lower ribs and some right side next to belly button.
    Almost like muscle flickerings, but I have no words to describe them otherwise.
    Think anxiety is there too, particularly as have 20 weeks scan tomorrow and got horrible feelings something is wrong.... For no reason in particular, but just can't believe my beautiful baby will be ok 😢
     
  2. Applecider

    Applecider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    0
    That sounds right. It was like a flutter and twinges! Hope everything goes ok for you tomorrow xx
     
  3. Copterpops

    Copterpops Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would say that's what I felt in the beginning. Almost like a trapped nerve kind of muscle twitch, but it was at random places around my tummy. How exciting.
     
  4. SiameseCatLady

    SiameseCatLady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks ladies.... Glad to know it's in different places in people's tummies.
    The most bizarre but wonderful feeling ever.
    Do you feel that it goes on for ages sometimes?!
     
  5. Gem212

    Gem212 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    0
    It sometimes feels like wind, and little butterfly flutters! This is my 4th and i've not had much movement yet either xxx
     
  6. Summergurl

    Summergurl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2015
    Messages:
    1,192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mine sound exactly how you are describing. I'm currently 24+3.
    I started feeling flutters around 16 weeks and they started out feeling almost like a couple bits of popcorn popping. Now they're very strong and feel like proper kicks / punches. And mine too were also random places, they still are. They've a lot of room to move around still and sometimes I feel a kick some place and also another in a different place at the same time. Assume it's because everything is connected. Enjoy them!

    How did your scan go?
     
  7. Copterpops

    Copterpops Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got a regular pulsing feeling lower down, which I have now established is baby hiccups!
     
  8. KeelyT90

    KeelyT90 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd describe the first feelings like, you know when you're tired and you get that eyelid twitch, that feeling but in your tummy! Lol x
     
    #8 KeelyT90, Apr 22, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016
  9. Redhead

    Redhead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0

    Haha yes this is exactly how I would describe it, I'm 18 weeks today. :)
     
  10. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    7,045
    Likes Received:
    5
    I also think its like muscle spasm things, then its like a tapping, and now its unmistakably baby kicking me! So nice to feel it though xx
     
  11. SiameseCatLady

    SiameseCatLady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    2
    Glad it sounds like the same thing! Over the last day or,so, I have found that it's much clearer that it's definitely it!
    Had my scan and all was good!
    Measuring on low end of normal on thighs, but apparently ok. Head spot on and stomach high end of normal!
    Anyone else had low need of normal?
    X
     
  12. Applecider

    Applecider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great news about scan :) xx
     
  13. SLHRK

    SLHRK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have felt this feeling at least once a day for the past 5-6 days and I am sure it's the baby having a wiggle!

    The only way I can describe it is when you have an itch but it's on your foot or your back or somewhere that an itch it hard to get rid of, and no matter how hard you poke and scratch you can't reach it? It feels like that on the inside of my tummy!

    Sound like a crazy person here haha!
     
    #13 SLHRK, Apr 23, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016
  14. KirstyLeigh88

    KirstyLeigh88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Movement for me feels like bubbles popping, but getting stronger each day... The little man kicked so hard today my belly moved- something that I wasn't sure of seeing being a plus sized mummy to be!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice