17 weeks baby kicks??

I'm 17 weeks & this is my first baby. I have been feeling baby flutters since around 16 weeks 4 days - but the last couple days they've become stronger to where I have felt multiple kicks that are hard enough that I can feel it from the outside when my hand is on the spot. Most the time it's been fairly low down around the pubic area. Is this something any of you have experienced around 17 weeks? I'm almost 100% positive it's baby kicks because it feels nothing like gas bubbles or any thing else I've experienced. Any thoughts and any one else experiencing this right now and this early?