Baby's First Movements!

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Baby's First Movements!
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 7:50am

Fluttering, bubbles, tickling, gas -- these are all terms moms-to-be have used to describe the feeling of baby’s first noticeable movements. "Quickening" -- the technical term for this sensation -- is tough to describe since, as any mom can tell you, it feels like nothing else you've experienced. But it's often referred to in a?  loving way, like butterfly kisses or fluttering wings. It’s feeling you learn to cherish and is one of the most miraculous and enjoyable parts of pregnancy.​-really-feel-our-community-weighs/6-a-289486?ice=...


I know some ladies here may have already felt the first nudges (and everyone else is probably eagerly waiting to feel them!).  

BTDT ladies, how would you describe those first movements to a first-time mom?

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 2:57pm

fluttering was the best way to describe it for both my older boys but this one is a lot different. this one felt more like tickles which didnt last long before i started feeling light kicks instead