Wednesday, November 16, 2011

16w2d: butterfly kiss?

This morning I felt a pulsing in my lower abdomen, like a heartbeat... hmmm... could this be the "butterfly kiss" of first movement that my OB said to look for?

Suddenly a ray of hope!

Question: for those of you fortunate enough to get this far, what did your baby's first movement feel like?

~Jem

P.S. I didn't find a good picture of butterfly kisses, so I thought I'd leave you with cute bunnies.


19 comments:

Melissa G said...

I felt mine at 15w1d, which is pretty early from what I'm told. Mine felt like bubbles popping.

I will say though that the future movement I noticed felt like a flutter or almost like static electricity.

So excited for you! It only get's better! In another 6-8 weeks you'll be able to SEE it. So crazy!

Whitbit said...

I felt muscle twitch-like movements at 14 weeks. I also felt bubble-like movements :)

Amazing, isn't it?

babyinterrupted said...

Yep, very similar; I felt it at 17 weeks exactly. It felt like bubbles in my stomach, but butterfly kisses is a much lovelier description. :)

Heather said...

Yay for movement! I felt a very light tap at first. I think I was about 16 or 17 weeks. It started out light, but he was rocking and rolling in no time.

Gosh, how I miss those feelings...

Poppet said...

Every once in a while I'll feel bubbles in my stomach and think.... "It can't be!"

Brookes4boys said...

My first felt just like a little heartbeat in my tummy, not rhythmic, of course, but the same very light thump, only from the inside. I did not know what it was for days, as I had always imagined the baby moving as a harder kick, but a friend enlightened me. It was magical :)

b said...

awwww... :)

yes, bubbles or little flutters...i said it was like a goldfish swimming around in there!

Shona said...

A flutter is a good way to describe it.

They will get stronger. I think feeling the movements is the nicest thing about being pregnant. A little reminder that your baby is there.

I didn't feel them until about 20 weeks in my first pregnancy which may just mean I didn't recognise them. This time I felt them much earlier, definitely at 17 weeks but I thought maybe earlier, though wasn't sure.

Shona

michelle said...

I had suspected them earlier but I wasn't sure until exactly week 21 because my placentas (twins) are anterior. By then it felt like tap dancing.

S said...

Very cool. I felt Twin B first, sometime between 17 and 18 weeks. (Twin A's placenta is anterior, so it took a couple more weeks for me to feel his movements.)

The first movements I felt were like a fluttering inside. Now that they are bigger, they feel more like painless muscle spasms/twitches.

Marissa said...

Mine felt like popcorn popping, so I suppose bubbles. :) I wasn't *entirely* sure it was movement until I felt it at the same time as seeing my babies move at the 18 week ultrasound. Once I knew for sure, it was easier to spot.

Bernadette & Duane said...

Just found your blog on ICLW. Congrats on this wonderful milestone! (I can't, however, offer you any advice, as we are pregnant for the first time via surrogacy-- and an egg donor). Looking forward to following your journey! Bernadette

slowmamma said...

Yes. That sounds exactly right. How exciting!!!!

JNS said...

That is exactly what mine felt like . . . a rhythmic pulsing at the end of 15 weeks. Congratulations!

Kerri said...

yay! congrats!

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Mrs. Gamgee said...

With Ginny, it took until I was almost 20wks before I was able to recognize movement. I was sitting at my desk at work and there was a rolling sensation that I couldn't chalk up to IBS, gas, or anything but baby.

I've had a few moments in the last couple of weeks where I'm fairly certain I've felt something. But there's still part of me that doubts it because it's still early.

theportofindecision said...

The first movement I felt was like a very, very light thump from the inside. And mostly the movement has felt like muscle twitches, only deeper than where the muscle lies.

foxy said...

I am so jealous that you got a doppler. I wish that I would have had one for our pregnancy, but was so concerned about appearing to be overly anxious - which I am and was!

The first movements I felt were like muscle twitches low in my abdomen, but they kept changing location.

Enjoy every minute!