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So...when can I actually say I'm 'heavily' pregnant

(14 Posts)
talulubell Thu 07-Jul-11 21:00:04

As above really.... (just so I can win an argument with my hubby)

I'm 33 weeks (+2 if that helps!!!) & seen as though I've carrying a baby everywhere I'm not quite an energetic as him, ie I'm not right up for decorating the nursery after a full day in the office or looking round carpet shops (yawn)

I reckon I'm defo 'heavily' pregnant so have a great excuse not to, but am I???

oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Thu 07-Jul-11 21:03:55

I reckon you're not heavily pg until it drops and you feel like - and it looks like - you're walking with a bowling ball threatening to exit your fanjo at any given moment. You have to develop that waddle.

You can tell dh you're heavily preg but you might regret it when you really are and you get no greater degree of sympathy than now grin

GinnyWeasley88 Thu 07-Jul-11 21:10:15

I'm 40+4 and I'd like to think I class as heavily pregnant! smile

buttonmoon78 Thu 07-Jul-11 21:13:11

I think it's a bit like age - a state of mind. I never felt particularly heavily pg with dc1 (longest pg and biggest baby) but with this one and with dc3 I've felt heavily pg from about 30wks. I just feel more heavily now than previously!

TheDetective Thu 07-Jul-11 21:15:57

37 weeks (ie. term) in my opinion! Unless you are carrying more than one baba in there! In which case, god knows!!!

CBear6 Thu 07-Jul-11 21:23:57

DS never dropped until I was 6cm, does that mean I was never heavily pregnant? smile

I class heavily pregnant as anything from 30 weeks up, when the bump is really getting in the way and you can't help but start to slow down.

Paschaelina Thu 07-Jul-11 21:26:29

I never waddled. I had a smallish bump. I was definitely heavily pregnant though.

Chynah Thu 07-Jul-11 21:44:34

I never waddled either, smallish bump (never lost sight of my feet or the ability to shave my legs!) - never really thought of myself as heavily pregnant always conjours up images for me of someone struggling to get around/ puffy/ unable to sleep etc whilst I was very active (still running) til almost the end and was never really uncomfortable.

PhyllisDiller Thu 07-Jul-11 21:54:08

You can say it anytime you need to past 30 weeks IMO…ie ‘Put the bins out? I’m heavily pregnant don’t you know, I can’t do that’

As for decorating the nursery after a full day in the office, manageable perhaps at about the 5 month mark but not now, you should have your feet up if you’re still working fulltime.

Walking about shopping has been knackering for me for a while now (I’m 34ish weeks), not sure I’d cope well in a carpet shop on a hot day myself at the moment (sounds like my idea of hell!).

Yes, you can say you are heavily pregnant now!

whomovedmychocolate Thu 07-Jul-11 21:56:13

You know when you can't get out the chair without both you and the chair groaning? That's when grin

CBear6 Thu 07-Jul-11 22:58:01

That me then, WMMC. I also can't roll over in bed without making a "sucking in air over my teeth" noise and grabbing onto DH for leverage. I move in three stages - flop onto back, grab DH, puuuuuuuuul until laying on desired side.

And I've got another nine weeks to go.

buttonmoon78 Thu 07-Jul-11 23:05:03

DH is away most nights at the moment, but we have a cast iron bedstead which has been helping me turn by providing leverage. The mattress springs complain though! I'm 37wks in 56 mins BTW.

PrincessJenga Fri 08-Jul-11 07:51:32

From yesterday (37+1) when I moved house and kept getting told off for trying to lift things.

babyonbord Fri 08-Jul-11 11:13:35

i'm 39+3 and still don't feel heavily pregnant (people keep asking if i have had my 20 week scan yet) still it's a little painful (since the baby dropped) walking any long distances, but i don't do lifting/ decorating anyway my dh does all that it would ruin my nails.

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