Inspired off a livestream conversation.
How does a baby’s' kick look? It's a hard thing to draw for sure, forgive me, I'm out of practice, but you see what I mean.
Mom can always feel them, but how much it shows varies. How the baby is positioned, how mom is carrying, how strong of a kick or movement, what angle it's at, how quick it is, etc. Just look on youtube, you'll see what I mean.Two rules to remember;
Less is more
Wide, short and subtle
See my example? Again I'm out of practice, but you get the point. On top is a nice natural kick, eases in and out of the belly smoothly, is much wider than it is tall. There's no traction in there, imagine kicking a rubber wall while suspended underwater, you'd push yourself back as soon as you make contact. Yes it'd show to some degree, but unless you brace yourself against something it's hard! Is it possible? Of course! Do you know how tight it is in there at week 40? Some babies are evil; they'll brace against your bladder and bruise a rib or two! Ask around, you'd be surprised! However, in general those are the rules.
Now for the baby kick FAIL. Ouch, ouch....... OUCH. Wtf is that? It looks like you swallowed a box and the corner in poking you! Skin is elastic; don't get me wrong, but like that!? NOOOOOO. Just.... avoid that. It takes a steady, practiced hand if you're using a tablet, but don't get discouraged!
Lastly, less is more. How? It's a baby's foot (head, fist etc), not a womb of popping popcorn. General rule, 1 baby = 1 bulge. A litter of 5? If they're all moving at once, maybe an extra one if you really want to push the envelope. But remember, not all of them are pressed against her belly! There's plenty of internal organs they could be beating up too, so even if they're all moving at once, not all of the movements will show on the outside(although mom will certainly feel them all!)
I hope this tutorial(of sorts) helps answer any questions you may have. Feel free to ask any you may have below, however please don't post a bunch of links asking "how does this look?" because I will ignore those.
Oh, and the picture I used belongs to me and can be found here(but it is mature); [link]