So the first trimester is over. I have a small bump - enough for anyone who knows me to know I am pregnant but not enough for anyone that doesn't know me to give up their seat on the train (to outsiders I might just look like I ate all the pies.)
My symptoms from the first trimester have pretty much gone (I know I should be counting my blessings). On the other hand it's too early for kicks and my next scan is 6 weeks away! As a result I feel so "in-between" / not pregnant...
That alone is making me worry. Anyone else out there feel the same?
Oh I feel your pain! All I can say is that I'm 20 weeks tomorrow, have my scan Wednesday and finally have a bump that resembles more than bloating. It feels lovely after feeling in limbo for so long. You'll get there!
I get you! But try not to worry - this is the nice, easy-going time! I also wouldn't worry at all what outsiders might think. There is so much expectation put on us about how we are supposed to look, how we are supposed to feel, and so on. But every pregnancy is different, so try and relax and enjoy this time as much as you can. I'm nearly 23 weeks and after my second scan I started worrying again about all sorts and now look back to 10 weeks ago and sigh with nostalgia...
I know what you mean! I'm 15 weeks too, and I feel like a bit of a fraud. I'm still really tired ( though not as nauseated as I was), and weak and can't be arsed to move most of the time, but because I've got nothing to show for it, i feel like i'm faking it.
Oh I liked that bit. Symptoms abating, still mobile and comfortable, not showing to the extent where nothing fits and complete strangers make comments, all the excitement of movement and bumps to come. It's nice.
Showy - but nothing fits ! I've outgrown my normal clothes (in fact, someone had to send me some clothes because I can't afford to buy new "inbetweeny" clothes), and not big enough for maternity clothes.
Enjoy feeling bright and healthy, from 14 weeks onwards I felt like I woke up and that I had so much engery. Now 24 weeks in and definietly have a bump which keeps on getting in the way of things and is making bending down a bit tricky! Just enjoy the pregnancy, I know its a pain waiting but believe me it seems to be flying by at the moment. Smile.
i've managed with the clothes (i'm sorted now ) but I keep looking at my clothes that don't fit around the middle anymore. (and i've got to wear stuff that either is really loose at the waist or is a dress, because it makes me feel nauseous if something's pressing on my middle) ew, couldn't wear leggings.
I'm 15+5 and empathise completely. All my normal clothes are too tight, but my maternity clothes (from DS) are too big. Next scan is 5 weeks away and I'm not feeling any movements yet. I also feel like a big of a fat fraud. The initial excitement of telling people has worn off and it's all pretty much back to life as normal! In fact I caught myself looking at private scan costs this morning and wondering whether I could justify one!
<waves to lara > I soooo get you. I am also showing and nothing fits me, but yet mat clothes either make me look distintly un-pregnant or just don't fit - apart from one top i bough a size too small of ebay.... thats make me looks pg, but i suspect thats beacsue i'm just to fat for it!!
I just want a bigger bump - especially when everyone around me has nice round - not podgy - bellies. But then i am a freak - i spend half my time at home, sucking in my tummy trying to hid my pg from my nosey curtain twitching neighbours and then the other half walking aorund mamas and papas sticking it out as much as possible so as to not look like a fraud...!!!!
I am anjoying the non-puky stage though - sorry gwendoline, you can keep your sickness. I wouldn't trade back to that again in a hurry! (Also waves - i remember you off the mc threads, so glad to hear you are updiffed again hope all is going well?)
Don't stress ladies, I found it the most unsetteling part as it is easy to not look or feel pg at that point and there is little to comfort you in knowing everything is ok. Should help when you hear heart beat at 16 week MW app and then not long till 20 week scan. I started feeling nudge at about 18 weeks and by 20 am being beaten up form the inside daily (and nightly) but at least you know everything is ok and you 'look' pregnant. It is fustrating when your at the stage of it not being obvious to others even though it shouldn't matter. Collie - wearing white tops makes you look bigger than black ones and loose ones hang over showing you have a bump rather than tighter ones which can make you look a bit podgy. I work with kids so felt it was good for them to see bump so they were more careful around me at playtime etc. Heres to you all growing and being kicked in the belly it will happen quicker than you think. x
I totally understand how you feel, I was like that from about 15 to 25 weeks but my goodness I now look back on those weeks with ENVY . I am now 33 weeks and soooo uncomfortable that it no longer matters that it felt that nothing was happening for weeks and weeks. There's nothing like putting on a stone in a month to make you reconsider....