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???
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
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!
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.
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.
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.