Baby Movement

How early can you feel the baby moving around?  I'm 17wks and last night when we were laying down in bed DH had his hand on my belly and he starts freaking out.  He's like "Did you feel that?!"  It felt like bubbles almost and like a light fluttering feeling.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't my stomach grumbling or anything like that.  Is 17 wks too early to feel that?  Did we actually feel the baby??

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 7:39 am
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haleighb
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i think you can feel it as early as 15 weeks if you know what to look for.  i've read that early on it feels like gas bubbles or butterflies, so i can imagine it would be hard to tell at first.  i dont think that DH would be able to feel it on the outside yet though...but i could be wrong!

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 9:05 am
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Yes, you actually felt your baby!!!!! Like haleighb said, any time after 15 weeks is quite normal, although for some (like FSIL) they don't feel any movement until much later.

It all gets more defined from here!!!
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:19 am
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Yes, you can feel the baby that early.  I'm sure I felt baby at 17 weeks but from the inside, like a gas bubble.  Not sure if DH would have been able to feel it though.  It's still quite small and cushioned in a bubble of amniotic fluid.  But all babies are different!

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm
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yay for baby movement!! 

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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