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when do you get 'the glow'?

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smallsmith Fri 22-Feb-13 15:04:34

Just waiting for this supposed pregnancy glow to arrive - am 12 weeks, and still looking and feeling pale, tired and decidedly un-radiant. When do the lustrous locks and glowing skin arrive?!

talulahbeige Fri 22-Feb-13 15:12:16

36 and still waiting. :-)

weegiemum Fri 22-Feb-13 15:15:08

In my experience (I have 3 dc) .....

..... Never. I'm sorry!

PhyllisDoris Fri 22-Feb-13 15:15:41

I think it's a myth....

Quilty Fri 22-Feb-13 15:16:09

24 weeks, still tired and my skin is awful sad sorry.
On the up side, my hair seems to of grown loads and is now the length I've wanted it to be for ages!

ladymia Fri 22-Feb-13 15:16:32

It's a myth

phoenixrose314 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:16:58

Mine didn't start til about 20 weeks, faded at about 32 weeks. Was lovely whilst it lasted!

speedyboots Fri 22-Feb-13 15:24:00

I was just thinking today, as I cleaned off the yoghurt I'd dropped on my white top stretched over large bump, that 'blooming' is just a very polite euphemism for 'fat'. Definitely no glow for me at 28+4.

milkyjo Fri 22-Feb-13 15:24:17

My glow is my flushed red face from being so damn hot from about 32 weeks. People tell me I'm looking well!

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Fri 22-Feb-13 15:34:17

No glow with dc1. 33weeks with dc2 and not holding out any hope!

BraveLilBear Fri 22-Feb-13 15:36:01

I think extra blood flow to my face means I am no longer the Twilight-pale I usually am, though I'd hardly call it glowing! I'm nearly 19 weeks...

ScooseIsLoose Fri 22-Feb-13 15:39:31

Never smile

plannedshock Fri 22-Feb-13 15:39:39

I'm glowing apparently, coincides with my iron prescription kicking in!!

rainand Fri 22-Feb-13 15:54:10

I think I had it between 14-20 weeks but certainly not there now, skin looks horrible!

sleepyhead Fri 22-Feb-13 15:57:55

I noticed that my nails were suddenly really long and in excellent condition around 16 weeks - might have been the vits, I don't know. Also my hair has been in better condition than usual.

Other than that, I think it's just one of those things people say to you because they feel like they have to say something and they know that if they comment on your bump you'll hit them.

33 weeks here and not glowing. But hey, I look better than I will 4 months post partum when all that extra hair starts falling out <dubious bright side>

PhieEl06 Fri 22-Feb-13 17:33:01

Still impatiently waiting for the so-called glow!
However will agree with sleepyhead that my nails are in fantastic condition, so strong & long! grin

Dogsmom Fri 22-Feb-13 17:43:23

I'm 38 weeks and my hair has been better throughout, can't say I've ever felt glowing though, certainly haven't had a day when I've felt better than before I was pregnant

RobinSparkles Fri 22-Feb-13 17:45:51

Um, er...don't remember.

Although I did like my hair when I was pregnant. It seemed thicker but that's about it!

plonko Fri 22-Feb-13 17:49:52

Pah, glow! I'm far too tired to be bothered to glow. At 39 weeks it's a good day if I leave the house.

But my hair is super thick - seriously, I could weave it into a rope - and my nails grow about a cm a day.

scottishmummy Fri 22-Feb-13 17:52:11

No glow.constant wretching, nauseous,looked pallid

Dolallytats Fri 22-Feb-13 17:54:29

Sorry, another one still waiting for it!! 18+5 weeks, feeling knackered all the time, but can't sleep. Spotty, huge, backache, dry skin and generally grumpy!!

Persuasion Fri 22-Feb-13 17:57:11

No glow here either. 21 weeks and feel exhausted, and although the nausea has gone heartburn, poor sleep and acne seem to have replaced it. So instead of being green, I'm now just grey and blotchy. I feel deceived!

cupcake78 Fri 22-Feb-13 18:11:47

22 weeks and no glow! Spotty, tired feeling very fat, sore and grumpy.

I didn't glow with ds either.

smallsmith Fri 22-Feb-13 19:01:04

Oh well, was worth asking! Thanks anyway fellow non-glowers! smile

Bunnychan Fri 22-Feb-13 19:05:30

I'm 27 weeks and everyone is telling me I'm glowing but they can't see the piles, stretch marks and leaking boobs under my clothes lol! X

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