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Your pregnancy body....love it or hate it?

(41 Posts)
Chelle1986 Tue 06-Jul-10 13:04:12

Now I'm not the slimest person in the world and have hated my body for as long as I can remember! But over the last week or so I'm kinda seeing a difference in opinion....

I'm now 29 weeks and have a very sizeable bumpage! However I think this is the happiest I have been about my body for years!! The growing bump has tightened all the wobbly bits on my hips and belly and I can actually tolerate looking at myself in the mirror for longer than 5 seconds....weird huh....! I've managed to actually lose weight so far and haven't put any on - which is an added bonus. Guess this is fine as long as baby is healthy - which he is!

Is it the hormones doing funny things to me do you reckon - or has anyone else found this?

I know I still have a good couple of months to go, but trying to savour this happiness while I still have it!!

C.xx

RooBear Tue 06-Jul-10 13:07:19

I love mine! 25wks and apart from the bump my boobs are the only thing to grow so am happily showing off my curves

PixieCake Tue 06-Jul-10 13:12:09

Preferred my pre-preg body, although agree that it's nice having a tight stomach for once, even if it is a big round one!
Also loving the long nails but had enough of the spotty skin!

wem Tue 06-Jul-10 13:17:32

I'm 27 weeks, and apart from some residual anxiety about how big I 'should' be, or compared to how big I was this time with my first, I actually quite love my round belly. It's at the perfect stage where it's a proper, and quite prominent, pregnant bump, but not getting in the way too much

emmyloo2 Tue 06-Jul-10 13:24:51

oooh, hard one for me. I am not that happy with my pregnant body. I was slim before with flat stomach and abs and now I just see bloated stomach and no abs. Plus my boobs have gone up two sizes and that makes me feel better. I am 22 weeks and slowly starting to get a proper bump so maybe I will feel better when it gets bigger. But I definitely prefer my pre-pregnancy body. I miss it a lot!

Good thread smile

I'm growing to like mine more as I get bigger. I'm 23 weeks with DC 4 and already huge.

DP took a photo of me at the weekend and each of my boobs is as big as my head shock I knew they had grown but was not aware of just how much!

I have still got my waist so if I stand straight on in the mirror I just look like a very large breasted woman, but when I turn a couple of inches to the side my bump is massive.

I have put some weight on all over, but my mum very kindly showed me a photo of me 6 months after having DD (DC no 3) and I look positively skinny and it has helped me remember that it is not (fingers crossed) a permanent thing.

And I just keep reminding myself that the bigger the bump gets the smaller the rest of me looks in comparison grin

I'm 32 weeks now, and have been really self concious of my bump, hate it

I've always been big (size 20 now) and when pregnant with DS I loved having a bump, it was the first time in my life I'd felt beautiful blush

This time though I think it looks awful! With DS I carried high, and with this one I'm carrying very low, I'm also much smaller this time, so I think that the bump often just looks like a fat gut It seems to be flabby at the bottom as well, caesarian overhang from last time. But I hate it and can't wait to get to the end so I can lose weight again. I lost 20kg before I got pregnant with this one, so gaining weight has been very difficult for me, perhaps that has something to do with it?

Also have only gained on my bump, from the front and back you can't see I'm pregnant at all, then I turn round and have this enormous bump/fat tummy. With DS I only gained on the bump, so again couldn't tell I was pregnant from the front or back, but then had a beautiful bump when I turned round.

lolabanola Tue 06-Jul-10 13:42:31

I preferred mine pre pregnancy, my bum was a lot smaller then, my boobs haven't really grown, I think the fat has just gone on to my bum and my legs! I am also getting cellulite on my legs - something that I have never had and I haven't really put THAT much weight on! (14lb in 28 weeks). The only good thing is that the roll of fat that I used to have under my boobs has now merged with my bump so that is no longer there! I really am looking forward to having my body back, saying that though, it's a wonderful feeling when she kicks!

goodlifemummy Tue 06-Jul-10 16:16:37

Love my new boobs, tummy still a bit wobbly rather than tight, but legs feel enormous, don't think they are, but struggling to get into normal clothes with my bump bands! In fact have given up rather than depress myself!!

AhickeyfromKenickie Tue 06-Jul-10 16:39:20

I love my bump! It's so nice not having to worry about sucking my belly in, or wearing spanx in this heat... but I HATE my new boobs(stupidly enormous, feel like Lolo Ferrari) and my huge swollen feet are a bit weird looking... my toes are like swollen sausages

ellabella2 Tue 06-Jul-10 18:05:12

I'm really liking my pregnant body smile I am 26 weeks. I have only really gained weight on my bump and my boobs. They were big before and are now massive, which is my least favourite thing. I love stroking my tight bump and imagining our little buba all curled up and cosy in there.

Bushymoo Tue 06-Jul-10 18:31:32

Can't say I like my body at the moment, I'm only 16 weeks and although I've only put on a few lbs my upper stomach area looks huge but I've no baby bump - it's pregnancy number 2 so I've heard everything just pops back out so I guess that's what's happening.

ayjayjay Tue 06-Jul-10 19:33:24

Loving my pregnant body apart from my giant swollen ankles, feet and calves.

Have been very fortunate though that I've only gained weight on my bump and boobs and don't look pregnant from the back.

I've also been lucky enough not to get stretchmarks even though i was convinced I would because I've got loads on my thighs and sides of my body from when I was younger.

I'm 41 + 1 weeks today and the only thing I'm dreading about the birth is swapping my lovely big tight tummy for a jelly belly!

Mookymoo Tue 06-Jul-10 19:40:21

40 weeks and loving the bump but hating the limited clothing options! Next time I will definitely buy more bigger things earlier on, now I'm reduced to jogging bottoms as nothing else fits and I don't want to splash out on anything new.
I'm not slating jogging bottoms per se but I've never worn them outside before and having dogs means that the hair they attract instantly makes them look skanky

gigglet Tue 06-Jul-10 20:13:07

All I have is big boobs atm so yeah, love my new body

This would be a great weekly thread! Something tells me my opinion may change...

Petsville Tue 06-Jul-10 20:37:19

Really hate it - had body issues for years in my twenties, but had pretty much settled down and accepted my pre-pregnancy shape by the time I was 30. I'm 35 weeks and haven't put on a lot of weight - only bump and huge boobs, so I look the same as I always have from the back - but hate not having a proper waist any more and am dreading what I'll look like afterwards.

jjkm Tue 06-Jul-10 21:48:17

I hate it personally. I loved my pre-pregnancy body. I liked my small chest, I miss being able to play sports, I miss being able to eat normal food without getting sick, I miss the weight I've lost, and I can't wait to have my energy back. I really want to go hiking, but just walking around the block or up stairs leaves me totally knackered.

On the other hand, I can't wait to have a hyperactive toddler to play with. I can't wait to have a little kid that gets into everything and is full of energy. I can't wait to play in the mud with him/her and teach him/her to play sports. I have lots of plans for my first kid, and we are going to have loads of fun. I just wish I didn't have to go through pregnancy to get a child. I dread being pregnant again, because I am afraid the pregnancy sickness will take away from my first child.

I hate to complain, but I'm getting depressed about all the stuff I love that I miss being able to do, and I'm tired of being cooped up. Adopting would be so much easier....

ILoveDolly Tue 06-Jul-10 21:49:30

If you can't love your pregnant body, when can you? It is amazing!!!

corblimeymadam Tue 06-Jul-10 22:02:21

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LolaKnickers Tue 06-Jul-10 22:21:53

love the boobs - it's not the size, but the extra firmness! hate everything else though.

LauraKB Wed 07-Jul-10 08:53:08

I liked it much better than my post-pregnancy body, lol.

Although towards the end I looked like a weeble on legs (Small person (5' 0") HUGE bump).

squistle Wed 07-Jul-10 09:21:58

Can't say I'm fond of the aimpit stretch marks

thumbwitch Wed 07-Jul-10 09:24:54

Really didn't like it. My sis said I had to have a photo of it or I'd regret it - well I certainly regretted the photo! Mind you, DH took it from the worst angle - he was lying on the bed, so I look utterly deformed. But I wasn't a happy pregnant person anyway - didn't bloom, didn't enjoy it - but didn't hate any of it either (except the constipation).

nymphadora Wed 07-Jul-10 09:26:30

Prefer it! Still got my c-section overhang at 25 weeks though. But the cleavage out weighs that!

Just don't like all the aches & pains

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