Hey everyone! I've been lurking and reading all day ( should have been packing. Naughty Jess ) and I've seen some threads about bumps and kicks, but I want some honest answers. I am about 5'6, and weigh in around 205 pounds at 17 weeks. Most of my weight is in my midsection. I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to feel LO's kicks on the outside eventually, or if I'm going to properly show. I know no one can assure me 100%, but some showing of hands would be awesome! I know I'm showing, as I am very familiar with my body, but I know it's mainly my chub being pushed up and out. Fingers crossed for me, anyway. I just want to make sure my OH will feel included, he's already so down about all the attention baby and I are getting. Appointment Wednesday, looking forward to hearing my LO's heart racing, and then soon... ULTRASOUND! I can't wait to find out the gender. LO better cooperate that day!