Nearly five months pregnant and Kate Middleton confirmed today (Tuesday) she's started to feel the royal baby kicking. The Duchess of Cambridge confirmed the pregnancy milestone while speaking with a woman who came out to greet her during her tour of Grimsby. "I asked her if [the baby] has been moving or kicking,” Bobbie Brown revealed to Us Weekly. “She said: ‘Yes, it is. Very much so.’”
Kate is due in July, which means she's likely more than half way through her pregnancy. Expectant mothers can feel the first kicks or flutters, known as "quickening," from their unborn babies anywhere between 13 and 25 weeks, although it's typically closer to between 16 and 20 weeks gestation, according to Web MD. Fetal movements are not distinct at this point as the baby is still very small and not very strong. Many mothers actually confuse their baby's first kicks for butterflies, a rumbling stomach, or gas bubbles.
As Examiner.com previously reported the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have found out if Kate is having a boy or a girl. The couple isn't letting on though as Kate gracious accepted a pair of unisex outfits today from an admirer. She did however, show off her natural motherly ways with children as she spent a significant amount of time meeting and chatting with young children -- one of whom picked his nose throughout their chat.