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I have my own gravitational field.

(91 Posts)
WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 19:40:50

Seriously. I walk near things and they fall over, or jump off tables to get away from the giant belly.

29+5 and I am fed up of having this beach ball up my top.

Anyone else feeling massive?

There is a pic of me on my profile if you want to laugh at the beached whale that I am grin

moobaloo Tue 08-Oct-13 19:56:44

Looking blooming! grin

That thing where things fall over when you're near them? That happens to me and I don't have a belly yet (7+2) so I can't imagine how bad I'll be when I have a beach ball attached to my front as well!

I'm sure it has it's benefits - can you use it to push people out of the way with in supermarkets??


WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 19:59:44

it seems to attract people in supermarkets annoyingly. People with their opinions and who want to grope me and tell me how massive I am and their horror stories for labour. I wish it repelled people!

PicklePants Tue 08-Oct-13 20:05:56

Yup! I'm 29 weeks and feel like a barrage balloon.

I'm clumsier than usual too, and every time something drops on the ground I could weep.

There's been a stray sock on the floor in my hall since last night - I just can't face bending down to get it, and DH is clearly blind hasn't noticed it!

WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 20:09:04

oh I can't bend down either. Things get dropped on the floor and I just look at them sadly because I know I can't get them. Poor DP comes home to a trail of items I have dropped.

I can no longer do my shoes up either. I feel like a child having to ask DP to tie my laces for me haha

PicklePants Tue 08-Oct-13 20:15:51

Yes I've pretty much abandoned my lace up trainers now! I was much more flexible first time round (this is DC2 for me), I don't know what's happened to me this time confused

I feel bad for wishing it away, as I don't plan on having any more, but I'm soo looking forward to not being pregnant any more!

PicklePants Tue 08-Oct-13 20:17:18

Oh, and you look lovely, not massive at all - blooming, like moobaloo says smile

WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 20:17:21

It's my first time and I am so unflexible! I cannot wait to not be pregnant any more, but then that means I will have a screaming baby to contend with...swings and roundabouts grin

WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 20:17:54

oh thankyou. I don't feel like I am blooming. sad

PicklePants Tue 08-Oct-13 20:25:52

It's MUCH better being a mum than it is being pregnant! I don't seem to do pregnancy very well, but the end result is well worth it, I promise smile

AnythingNotEverything Tue 08-Oct-13 20:37:34

And you know what?! It only gets worse!

I'm 39 weeks now and have measured big since 29 weeks. I keep opening doors on myself, I can't reach the dinner table, I see stars when I bend over to put my shoes on, and I can barely reach to dry myself downstairs, never mind keep it tidy.

We'll have our babies soon enough, and then it'll all be worth it!

WhisperMen Tue 08-Oct-13 21:54:09

I can't imagine how big I'll be by 39 weeks. I just hope I'm not overdue. I dont want to spend any longer than I have to being an incubator grin

SomethingOnce Tue 08-Oct-13 22:01:36

Bless you, you do look lovely.

How tall are you if you don't mind my asking?

PinkWitch803 Tue 08-Oct-13 22:02:04

Whisper, you is being paranoid m'lady. You aren't a whale, your are 29 weeks pregnant and look amazing.

People coming up to you in the supermarket can only be taken as a compliment, regardless of how irritating it seems smile

Applepiesky Tue 08-Oct-13 22:21:07

Sorry to hijack Whisper but I am also 29+5 so we are due on the same date! :-)

Shellywelly1973 Tue 08-Oct-13 22:26:33

You look great!

Peacenquiet2 Wed 09-Oct-13 06:38:39

I think you are looking great! :-)

WhisperMen Wed 09-Oct-13 08:35:37

I'm just under 5ft. I'm a teeny little thing grin

thanks for the compliments guys smile.

ooh hello applepiesky, how you finding it?

Applepiesky Wed 09-Oct-13 09:30:35

Whisper - I'm great thank you. Really enjoying my pregnancy so far altho I'm up at least 5 times in the night for a pee which is starting to get me down a bit!! Grr. How about you?

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 09-Oct-13 09:46:15

Ahh WhisperMen, you look just right for your stage, not huge at all. Just you wait - I'm now so big that I have to stand half way across the kitchen whilst cooking so that I don't set my bump on fire (nearly 38 weeks)! Us shorties do create the most excellent baby bumps it has to be said.

WhisperMen Wed 09-Oct-13 09:46:44

I'm hating it most days sad I am permanently exhausted but i'm too much pain to get any sleep. Everywhere aches and I can't reach the kitchen sink taps.
I love feeling the little one wriggling around though and it always makes me smile, but I cannot wait for it to be December and for this to be over haha.

SomethingOnce Wed 09-Oct-13 09:53:13

It's true - I'm tall and never got a proper big round bump! envy

WhisperMen Wed 09-Oct-13 09:56:48

oh gosh mycat DP has started not letting me cook because I keep knocking stuff over and he doesn't want me to hurt myself haha. Side question, does your cat really like twiglets?

something you can have mine if you want? grin

pokesandprodsforthelasttime Wed 09-Oct-13 10:26:33

If it's any consolation I'm as big as you and I'm only 25 weeks. I'm also a short arse and I grow big babies.

People keep saying "ah you must be due soon" with a knowing wink sad

Yesterday a tiny old lady was struggling to reach something off a shelf in the supermarket. I offered to help and she said "oh no dear you can't in YOUR condition" like a bit of stretching will send me into labour right there and then.

My maternity clothes are getting a little tight, god knows what I'm going to wear in 10 weeks time.

I can't sleep well either and feel permanently uncomfortable. If I sit down I have to use every inch of my willpower to make myself get back up again.

I don't walk I waddle. Very slowly. I can't keep up with my 6 year old, she keeps rolling her eyes and saying "come ON mummy".

DD walked in when I was in the shower and said "Mummy your tummy IS massive. You look like Mr Greedy!". Yep 6 year olds speak the truth sad

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL this baby is born. I was big with DD too, and to be honest I found looking after a newborn with a CSection scar about a million times easier than being heavily pregnant. And that's honestly the truth.

<Whinge over>

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 09-Oct-13 10:42:32

Lol at Mr Greedy grin. I agree having a newborn is much easier than being heavily pregnant!

WhisperMen yes, my cat really does like twiglets - we discovered him licking a bowl of them after we'd left them out as nibbles one Christmas!

WhisperMen Wed 09-Oct-13 13:24:17

I just went to tescos and knocked over a display of chocolate bars. I didn't even go near them and they just toppled over. Was stood there picking them up and three men rushed over to help shouting that I shouldn't be stressed in my state as they didn't know how to deliver a baby! I then carried on shopping, got home and realised I had got nothing that I actually went for but I am now the proud owner of 3 new candles. hmm

lol at mr Greedy. Kids are so brutally honest aren't they?

me and your cat have that in common mycat I only like licking them grin

You are not big! I'm 32 weeks and massive! People ask me when I due and when I say dec their faces are like shock really? 3 weeks ago someone who served me in a shop said are you due any day now. I was like no I'm not.
I can't reach round the bump to shave my legs properly let alone anything else and I walk like a weeble.
Oh and I've forgotten what sleep is like cos I'm also up 5 times for a wee and have got hip pain so cannot get comfortable. I'm just a bag of walking moan at the minute grin

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 14:22:37

haha. oh ninja you sound like you're having some troubles. By the way, if you didn't know about it there is a thread for us preggo ladies due in december. I'm on it and we're all lovely, so come moan with us, unless you are already on there and I hadn't noticed you. Same goes for you applepiesky

clicky clicky

LittlePeaPod Thu 10-Oct-13 17:00:29

Grrrrrr, i am 28 weeks and for me, its the touching.. [Angry] The people fucking touching me. I feel like screaming "P,ease dont touch me and invade my personal space". WHY do they think they now have a right to touch me..... That's what's pissing me off.. Anyway my solution is every time someone just touches my bump without permission I now touch their belly back. Shocks the hell out of them...

Rant over....

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 17:09:09

oh gosh I get so annoyed when people touch me. I know they are only doing it to be friendly but it properly annoys me. Why do they want to touch me anyway? I am usually a hot sweaty mess grin

Geneticsbunny Thu 10-Oct-13 17:38:58

Hi all. I am 34 weeks and had to get my 3 year old DD to help me put my shoes on today!

People keep telling me I look quite neat but I feel mahoosive and have to waddle everywhere.

sleeplessbunny Thu 10-Oct-13 18:00:11

toilet cubicles are NOT big enough. How am I supposed to shut the door?

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 18:16:45

They are no where near big enough sleepless I had to climb over the toilet to stand in the tiny gap so the door would close last time I was out.

Yes... I am never leaving this thread, I HATE being pregnant sad

Sickness up to 25 weeks, extreme tiredness, and i feel like i have a bowling ball up my shirt yet EVERYONE goes out of there way to tell me how small i look hmm i do not look small, why has everyone got something to say?! Just go away

Oops blush ever so slightly ranty too

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 18:52:37

say it loud, say it proud IWant people suck.

LittlePeaPod Thu 10-Oct-13 19:36:40

Oh yea and the people that feel the need to give me unsolicited advice... "Not telling you what you should and should hot do, BUT......". Arrrggggggghhhhhh If I don't ask then keep your opinions and advice to yourself....... Yes I am an angry and irrational pregnant women if you know this then why, oh why, do you insist on irritating the hell out of me... I want to punch you in the face! angry

I love this thread..... I will probably be back Op.

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 19:37:49

keep on moaning people, let it all out smile

My Dh keeps saying I've 'only got 8 weeks to go' angry it might be only 8 weeks for you love but its a fucking lifetime for me!
On the plus side my osteopath today said I looked beautiful which was nicer than the you look so neat comments when you feel huge. And whisper I was on the December threads near the beginning but there was so man people and I got ignored so i Gave up posting on it.

WhisperMen Thu 10-Oct-13 20:06:53

oh you should try again on the new thread, there isn't too many people posting and we wont ignore you. That is if you want to haha *ninja

agendabender Thu 10-Oct-13 20:18:34

I love you fellow shorties for having big bumps! I'm 26 weeks with dc2 and I feel enormous! I blame my height!

meandbumpy Thu 10-Oct-13 20:25:04

Hi Whisper!

31+2 today and my wardrobe is massively twindling.
My bump is measuring pretty average in size but that doesn't stop people gasping in horror and telling me how massive they think I am and how they thought I was ready to pop.
The worst thing is bending over, I'm so full and compact that I bend a couple of inches and just stop. I sat down to put my shoes on the other morning and the pressure of bending made me puke up my breakfast!!

Anyone else having turtle-on-it's-back moments where there's a genuine fear that your just not going to be able to pull yourself up and get out of bed!?

meandbumpy Thu 10-Oct-13 20:28:26

Ninja I joined the December thread a couple of days ago and everyone has been really friendly and welcoming. Perhaps see you there soon smile

MrsPatMustard Thu 10-Oct-13 21:32:25

Totally sympathise. Am 5 and a half months and look more like 7 months. Yesterday I had no fewer than 6 comments from people along the lines of 'gosh you're VERY big already, aren't you?' People are so personal....

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 10-Oct-13 22:20:01

Yesterday a tiny old lady was struggling to reach something off a shelf in the supermarket. I offered to help and she said "oh no dear you can't in YOUR condition" like a bit of stretching will send me into labour right there and then

Chances are (if she really was proper old as opposed to a 21yo thinks your old) that will be because of a very old fashioned wives tale they used to say that you shouldn't stretch your arms above your head because you would strangle the baby.

And every single one of you until the day an ambulance car driver try's to force you into his car outside waitrose when your innocently trying to buy tomatoes,demanding you go to hospital NOW. Then its safe to say you probably look perfectly lovely you just feel huge grin

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 10-Oct-13 22:20:20

Yesterday a tiny old lady was struggling to reach something off a shelf in the supermarket. I offered to help and she said "oh no dear you can't in YOUR condition" like a bit of stretching will send me into labour right there and then

Chances are (if she really was proper old as opposed to a 21yo thinks your old) that will be because of a very old fashioned wives tale they used to say that you shouldn't stretch your arms above your head because you would strangle the baby.

And every single one of you until the day an ambulance car driver try's to force you into his car outside waitrose when your innocently trying to buy tomatoes,demanding you go to hospital NOW. Then its safe to say you probably look perfectly lovely you just feel huge grin

fuckwittery Fri 11-Oct-13 03:12:48

Oh god I'm 37 weeks 3rd DC and my shite stomach muscles have meant I've looked ready to pop for weeks. People i see on school run or out and about are convinced I must be v overdue. Doesn't help I'm short with short torso and have eaten for England, nearly 4 stone put on blush

Cant put on shoes, nearly cried today when dd2 took off her seatbelt when i'd just put it on, as it was such a bloody struggle to reach over her seat in the back (luckily dd1 came to my rescue). Walked right into a massive spiky bush today at knee level as I just couldn't see it, legs scratched to bits.

Literally cannot get to fridge as its an under counter one in pantry. Mainly eating things that fit in fridge door. Imagine my delight when I sent DD1 foraging to tell me what was there to make a shopping list and she found a forgotten pack of choc mousses at the back grin. DD2 last to be picked up at pre school as couldn't fit through scrum of parents in narrow cloakroom, turning sideways doesn't help. I keep thinking i'm just a bit fat and can squeeze through a gap, baby not v impressed when I try to do so, and end up squashing its fairly solid limbs.

Thank god for DD1 (6) who scampers about fetching things I've dropped and being my eyes and hands in tight spaces. Would recommend small child at your beck and call for all pregnant ladies, may keep her off school tomorrow.

fuckwittery Fri 11-Oct-13 03:20:05

Oh and yy to the indignity of not fitting on a loo cubicle. I had to pee with door open at a restaurant last weekend as I couldn't fit my toddler in with me, no way, and not safe to leave her outside door. Said toddler also refused to wee without me either coming into cubicle with her and locking door (not physically possible, use your eyes DD2!) or her being in loo on own and locking me out, hmm don't think so. Mummy lock door lock door, too fat, oh I DO IT, oh Mummy GET OUT.

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 11-Oct-13 07:31:04

I'm 29 weeks too and so pleased I'm not the only one sho is the size of a house! I'm truly massive (it's dc3). I've even found myself googling 29 week bumps to compare and contrast grin

froubylou Fri 11-Oct-13 09:12:03

30 weeks today.

I miss bending down.

I miss being able to walk, talk and breath at the same time.

I miss turning over in bed without it being a 9 point turn.

I miss moving without a grunting sound. DP said I sounded like an old man last night getting off the sofa.

I miss sleeping in bed without having to ride the seahorse. Seahorse is my L shaped pillow that has a pinky coloured slip on that DP swears looks like a seahorse. Seahorse is lovely to wrap bump and legs around but a bit cumbersome and space hogging.

I miss eating without washing everything down with a good swig of Gaviscon. Minor panic last night when I though I had run out.

And yesterday buying milk in the shop Dave the shopkeeper (its not his real name, he's called Davindeer or something but been known as Dave forever) asked me how long left. And when I told him 10 weeks yet he gave me number for shop and said if I was stuck and needed stuff to ring and they would drop it off for me.

A kind and considerate thought but bearing in mind his lovely wife worked on the actual day she gave birth it makes me think I look very,very big.

Whisper you look lovely BTW! We don't have a full length mirror at home but next time I am somewhere that does I will take a snap and we will compare.

Luna13 Fri 11-Oct-13 09:31:54

22+2 and look 7-8 mths :-/ Scared to think how I will look in 10-15 weeks...
NewLook has Hands Off Bump t-shirts, maybe some people will get the message..? :-)

DoudousDoor Fri 11-Oct-13 10:47:01

Oh this is bringing back memories.

Am 10 weeks with DC2 and the being horrendously sick part I hadn't forgotten (and unfortunately am suffering again) but I had totally forgotten all the bumping into doorhandles, not being able to squeeze past DH in the bathroom and the weird way I levered myself off the sofa (DH found it very funny).

But the worst is that I had a small bump with DS (didn't grow outwards at all in the last 10 weeks - I know, I measured it!) but this time around my stomach muscles have gone so I've already started wearing my maternity trousers to work blush but oh so comfortable!

DS got used to my new condition very quickly. (he's 2). When I first was sick he'd come and cling to my leg and cry. Last night I got home from work, then went to throw up and I heard DS casually say "Papa, sih mama, sih mama" then carried on watching TV grin

WhisperMen Fri 11-Oct-13 11:24:05

I have a hands off the bump tshirt luna brought for me by DP after one of my many rants about people not leaving me the fuck alone. It doesn't work. People still touch me.

Today brought with it a new low. I couldn't get off the bed! I was like a tortoise on it's back. DP just laughed at me for ages before helping the selfish twat.

He has also forgotten to switch the switches for the tv and cooker/microwave on. They are both in places I cannot reach so I am facing a day of no tv and no food until he returns at 6pm.

Luna13 Fri 11-Oct-13 12:40:43

Oh, ok, won't even bother with it than :-/

Is it easier to be huge in the winter..? K was born in August and I spent last month in cool bath. It was extremely hot summer. Now it will be Feb, any better?

WhisperMen Fri 11-Oct-13 12:48:41

I think it is better to be big in winter. Least I'm not sweating loads. I was bad enough this summer when I was much smaller. My bump keeps me warm, like a little hot water bottle grin

WhisperMen Fri 11-Oct-13 14:35:53

I have managed to knock over an expensive vase today in town. Luckily I didn't have to pay for it because I burst into tears and had a bit of a melt down on the poor shop assistant. I don't think she wanted me to go into labour in her shop, so I got quickly ushered out grin

singaporefling Fri 11-Oct-13 15:00:08

You look great ! I remember being sooooo big with all 3dc's that it was nigh on impossible to bend my leg and bring my foot close enough to slip my (huge) knickers over the end of my foot to pull em up - sexy or what ?!

WhisperMen Fri 11-Oct-13 15:53:04

Thankyou singapore

LittlePeaPod Fri 11-Oct-13 21:20:40

Op I am back.... Acid bloody reflux... Like slowly expanding to the size of a beached whale isn't bad enough! angry

WhisperMen Sat 12-Oct-13 08:32:33

ugh. I hate acid reflux. there is no point to it at all.

LittlePeaPod Sat 12-Oct-13 08:47:10

I know. It's awful....

milk Sat 12-Oct-13 10:31:03

From 29 weeks with DS2, I looked 40 weeks pregnant so everyone kept coming up to me making bets that week the baby would pop out angry or worse asking "how are the twins doing?" angry

At 40 weeks I was humongous! At 40+2 out popped out a 8 pound, 6oz baby with a ridiculous amount of amniotic fluid blush

WhisperMen Sat 12-Oct-13 10:38:40

Since I took the photo on my profile, which was only last week I have gotten even bigger. My baggy tshirt I wear to bed is now too tight. I don't want to get any bigger.

PistachioTruffle Sat 12-Oct-13 16:36:00

May I share a rant? 31+4 and rapidly running out of clothes - I have 2 pairs of almost identical bottoms and 3 tops on rotation and I am heartily sick of looking at myself in them. I would love to buy some more stuff but with only 8 weeks to go and a tight budget I really don't feel I can justify it. Perhaps I'll make a bonfire with them after the birth! I came to the realisation that I probably won't get into my usual clothes afterwards either due to a combination of weight gain or unsuitability for breast feeding, and just cried!

I feel enormous too, I'm only 5ft tall with a short body so I just can't imagine getting any bigger, the thought of another 8 or 10 weeks of growth is enough to incite more tears!

WhisperMen Sat 12-Oct-13 17:47:29

oh gosh I have no clothes either pistachio I have one pair of jeans and two pairs of leggings and 4 tops that rotate. I did have two dresses but hate the way they look on me now I'm a whale.

mycatlikestwiglets Sat 12-Oct-13 22:43:04

Urgh, I'm so with you on the clothes thing. I keep thinking about all the lovely things I can't wear (and probably won't be able to for ages due to bf) and it makes the hatred of my maternity "wardrobe" even worse. Now that I'm on mat leave my clothing options really are dire - I managed to look pretty put together for work but have hardly anything suitable for casual wear sad

MummyPig24 Sun 13-Oct-13 09:21:44

Oh hello everyone. I am only 18 weeks but as this is dc3 I am expanding rapidly. Twice last week I was mistaken for being "at least 20 weeks". I've been in maternity clothes for 3 weeks but since then my bump has really popped out and I keep getting stuck. I think I can turn sideways and squeeze through but I am obviously now bigger if I turn sideways!

Last time my bump seemed to spread around a bit more but this time it's all out the front. Sickness has mostly passed but now the heartburn is setting in. I really hate being pregnant and I'm dreading the next 22 weeks or possibly a bit more. And I'm terrified I'm going to have an enormous baby!

flowersfortea Sun 13-Oct-13 16:12:00

26/40 and the 'innie' is no longer. DH has returned from a week away only to point and laugh at the new 'outie' popping out when I sneeze or laugh!

sophe29 Sun 13-Oct-13 16:43:43

Can I join in and moan?

Im 28+2 with number 3. I have SPD as well as round ligament pain. Im supposed to do exercise for one and rest for the other. My job involves standing up and walking down a corridor to call people into my room every 10 minutes. Each time I stand up my hips and pelvis have to click into place before I can start waddling. At that point my round ligament twangs and induces a braxton-hicks contraction causing me to have to bend over. I waddle down the corridor and by the time I get to the waiting room I am almost up right and can hide the pain, but it constantly looks like Im about to wee myself on the journey to the waiting room. blush

I also have horrible heartburn and baby who seems to delight in randomly STAMPING on my cervix. I swear one day he is going to do this and a leg is going to pop through.

I feel massive and all my maternity clothes are feeling really tight around the knickerline or are so baggy that they keep falling down. Taking my bra off at the end of the day (well - sometimes earlier tbh) is probably the best feeling EVER.

I am also doing the pillow dance at night. My DH hasnt been able to even kiss me due to the fortress of pillows that I have to surround myself with each night.

On the plus side, I now do look properly pregnant rather than the oddly fat look I have been sporting for the past 10 weeks. My fat has slowly been pushed up so I did look like I had a double rack of boobs at one point. Thankfully that stage has now passed.

Rant over. I shall go back to lurking now!

PicklePants Mon 14-Oct-13 13:48:34

I had to go to a posh do (don't even get me started on the nightmare of finding something to wear that they don't sell in Millets), which involved wearing sandals and in preparation I had to do the following:

shave legs
clip toenails
file disgusting hoof-like appendages that have not had any attention since the last warm day
paint toenails

I swear, it took hours and I had to have a lie down after each stage.

On the bright side, so far my belly button has stayed in. I live in fear of it popping out - I have an irrational fear of outies sad

WhisperMen Mon 14-Oct-13 14:30:44

I can no longer clip my toenails or shave my legs. Bending down just causes huge waves of acid to run from my stomach so it's become DP's job grin

PicklePants Mon 14-Oct-13 17:45:36

My 2 year old DS would have done a better job than DH so I took the plunge. Felt quite unwell afterwards though. The worst thing is, I don't think the bride and groom even noticed! I mean, how self-absorbed can you get?! grin

WhisperMen Mon 14-Oct-13 18:38:05

bastards. I would have walked around asking people to feel my smooth leg. Mind you, I do that to DP anyway. It's exciting when you have lovely smooth legs.

He didn't do an amazing job to be honest, but I never get my legs out anyway grin

PicklePants Mon 14-Oct-13 20:06:56

Oh I love a smooth leg. You're right, I should've made more of an effort to get those pasty white, slightly swollen babies noticed! Oh well, missed the boat now.


ChocChaffinch Mon 14-Oct-13 20:07:26

haha I'm almost 16 weeks and bending over is a MAJOR decision due to very fickle spine and zappy hips grin

bump is 50% bigger by the end of the day - full of gas I reckon

ChocChaffinch Mon 14-Oct-13 20:21:27

fuckwittery am laughing at your posts - and whole thread - is ace
this pg is my 3rd and I have a 'useful' dd age 7 it is tempting to keep her at home to help wink

WhisperMen Mon 14-Oct-13 20:29:05

Why does the floor have to be such a long way away. I'm only little. not even 5ft, but the floor is just too far to reach now.

ChocChaffinch Mon 14-Oct-13 20:34:51

like a thirsty giraffe grin
I'm 5'9'' and not into the heartburn zone yet. have gaviscon on my bedside table though, lovely stuff

Sleeptimenow Tue 15-Oct-13 07:20:40

Oh I love this thread! Am 38 weeks now and burst into tears yesterday as even trusty maternity jeans wouldn't fit. Now working my way through DP's wardrobe of t- shirts and jumpers, knowing how fed up and hormonal I am he doesn't dare complain!

And if one more person goes " you can't have long to go now" while staring at my stomach I will KILL them, am so huge have been hearing this for the past 8 weeks.

WhisperMen Tue 15-Oct-13 08:34:29

I have been stealing DP's jumpers too sleeptime I also have my dads duffel coat because my coat doesn't fit and hasn't done since about week 20. I'm too poor to get a new coat so I just look a bit like a homeless person if I go outside.

Arrrkid Tue 15-Oct-13 09:24:22

I get a lot of compliments about the fact I was back in size 8 skinny jeans, 4 weeks after having my DD - what those people forget is how I was in and out of hospital my entire pregnancy with heavy, unexplained bleeding. I had my little girl at 30 weeks by emerg c-sec. The stress of the possibility we'd lose her meant I barely ate. I feel thoroughly cheated out of my final 10 weeks of pregnancy and would've given anything to waddle sad sad (she was child 3 so, yes I DO know what the final weeks are like!!) x

Bearfrills Tue 15-Oct-13 11:22:10

I'm 21+6 with DC3 and I'm huge much bigger than previous pregnancies. People keep asking me if I'm absolutely sure I'm only 21wks and one of the ladies at work told a colleague who is 40wks that I'm bigger than she is! Cheek! Baby is actually measuring ever so slightly small on scans - was measuring 19wks at my 20wk scan, so not a massive baby (unlike DS, my first, who was 9lb 3oz at 40wks).

Agree about the floor. I dropped some papers at work the other day and they may as well have been in the moon for all the chance I had of picking them up.

Emilycee Tue 15-Oct-13 11:57:22

This thread has made me laugh - Im 15 weeks and have a problem with my big fat arse getting stuck in chairs! The shame! my bump is starting to show now though so hopefully will stop looking like I ate all the pies... (note to self - avoid chairs with arms just in case grin )

WhisperMen Tue 15-Oct-13 12:19:09

I got stuck in the chair in the waiting room at the doctors this morning. It was pretty embarrassing. Why do they make such small chairs?!

Emilycee Tue 15-Oct-13 12:37:46

Omg Whisper me too! went for my flu jab in my tiny village where everyone knows everyone and it happened in a full waiting room! blush

LittlePeaPod Tue 15-Oct-13 13:35:11

Hi Op I am back for another moan.... What about the bleeding gums! I have had this since first trimester. I am sick of brushing my teeth and looking like Dracula whilst doing it... And today "I am mostly pissed off and fed up of feeling like I have an elephant sat on my chest".

Oh yea, and can someone please tell me when the "Glowing" stage of pregnancy starts? I am 29 weeks on Thursday and I still look like shit but now I also look like an ever expanding whale, to boot!

WhisperMen Tue 15-Oct-13 13:49:26

if I find my glow, I'll ask it where yours is too grin

LittlePeaPod Tue 15-Oct-13 13:53:37

LOL Whisper thank you. I would appreciate that and whilst you are at it can you ask Glowing to tell his friend the Elephant to get off my chest so I can breath freely? grin

WhisperMen Tue 15-Oct-13 15:07:33

I can ask elephant, but in my experience he is a bit of a dick and doesn't want to move. My elephant has invited his friend the hippo round for a chat recently and they won't bugger off.

Someone told me I was glowing yesterday. I threw my custard cream at them and then cried because it was my last one and I couldn't eat as it went in the fish pond. <sigh>

LittlePeaPod Tue 15-Oct-13 15:22:25

Oh no what a complete waste of a custard cream. I would send whoever it was a bill....

Hey at least I now seem to have developed superpowers. It's called "The Nose". I can now tell (by smell only) if someone has been drinking any alcohol in the past 86 hours because the person smells of a metallic odor to me. It's not a pleasant superpower but at least its a superpower. grin

WhisperMen Tue 15-Oct-13 15:33:55

How are you going to use your new found superpower to help the world? I wish I had a superpower. Unless being able to locate a toilet within 100 yards of me in any environment counts as one...

ChocChaffinch Wed 16-Oct-13 20:38:29

I have 'The Nose' too..it enables me to tell when next door are having a cup of tea. Very interesting.

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