Anterior placenta no flutters


Hi everyone

I am now 21+4 weeks, with an anterior placenta, and I felt my baby's first kicks around 10 days ago. Since then I've felt it again about five times. My husband doesn't feel them yet but I understand that's normal with an anterior placenta.

I was just wondering, is it normal that I skipped the fluttering/butterfly phase? I've only felt thumps which were quite 'hard' and really felt like tiny feet pushing my tummy. I haven't felt any pops or bubbles ... Is this normal? Did anyone else with an anterior placenta experience the same thing?

I'm afraid I might be imagining the kicks and haven't felt anything real whatsoever :-).

Thank you ladies!