i couldn't believe it - thought it was way to soon for that as i'm only 18+6 and only felt unmistakeable kicks about a week ago! they have incerased in strength every day since, and yesterday i was sat in front of the telly, just leaning back from sitting leaning forward for a while (that always sends him/her off on a kicking spin) and they felt so strong i instinctively put my hand on my belly. it was quite weak, but i definitely felt the movement on the outside! OH had gone to work so he'll have to wait until tonight to try and feel anything - bet baby will be really quiet today though, that would be typical!! i was so surprised as i have a fair bit of excess "padding" on my belly as well, so i really didn't think i would feel anything on the outside for weeks yet!