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First trimester fat

(16 Posts)
ammature Sat 11-Jul-15 16:11:34

I wonder is this just me. I got pregnant about 1 stone over the weight I would like to be. I wasn't exactly happy with my size BMI about 26 I think but just thought oh well. I'm now ten weeks and none of my clothes fit. I don't have a bump but just feel really really fat. I mentioned it to my midwife and she didn't say much think she thought I was being daft but I'm a bridesmaid this month and i feel realy self conscious that im in much larger clothes and my baby is the size of a bloody date. I've been eatting healthy enought but certainly the odd slip up with chips or other junk the odd time. I know I should exercize more too but is this also just par for the course I had one friend who told me to stop weighing myself and just chill that everything just gets bigger and that made me feel a little reasured. Any insights?

gamerchick Sat 11-Jul-15 16:28:44

How much are you weighing yourself?

LoopingLizards Sat 11-Jul-15 16:37:11

I found that I was very bloated during first twelve weeks but then it began to settle down. Drinking lots of water helps but hard to do sometimes. My sister kept commenting. On how I was starting to show at nine weeks but it just made me grumpy as I just felt bloated. Good news was once the bloating settled down it was a few weeks before the bump started for me anyway. When is the wedding?

BeautifulBatman Sat 11-Jul-15 16:40:27

It'll be bloat as much as anything else. I had to go into maternity bottoms at 12 weeks although I didn't have a bump as such. I even lost 2kg too hmmconfused

sianihedgehog Sat 11-Jul-15 17:26:14

I gained over a stone in the first trimester. I'm now 36 weeks and the same weight I was at the end of the first trimester. Don't worry about all the stuff about how you are meant to gain weight during pregnancy - your body knows what it is doing.

ammature Sat 11-Jul-15 18:40:10

I only weighed myself a couple of times once after I felt particularly big- think I went up a few pounds but I stopped then. Too depressing! Ok that's really reassuring to hear ladies, I think in my head im like it's a bloody tiny thing how is this happening and don't have many other friends who've been pregnant so it's nice to hear other people have felt similar.

gamerchick Sat 11-Jul-15 18:50:56

I think maybe to try and not think of your baby the only thing that's taking space up in your body. You're also making the placenta which takes its own room, more water and in time all your internal organs will be pushed up expanding your rib cage and your stomach muscles separating. Your blood volume increases the lot.

It's not really your body anymore atm as its growing an actual human and it will tear you in all sorts of different directions to get what it wants (remembers one time sobbing because I wanted a feast lolly or I will die and couldn't get my clothes on fast enough) wink

Just eat healthy as you can, keep hydrated and look after your body so it can grow this new human and don't fret about your changing shape. You can sort it out once your baby has arrived.

gamerchick Sat 11-Jul-15 18:53:08

Plus your uterus is growing really fast to accommodate your pregnancy.

The body's quite amazing really grin

ClutterofStarlings Sat 11-Jul-15 19:02:02

Yes. This is me. It's not a baby bump, cos it's far too high up, just above & over my belly button I just seem to be getting fatter. But I think some of it is the fat I was before pg & then bloating lots underneath hmm
I can still get into my jeans, but have them pushed down a bit at the front. And I've had to buy new bras.
I entirely sympathise smile and I should also be doing more exercise.

Saltedcaramel2014 Sat 11-Jul-15 19:21:55

I'm 8 weeks and feel massive, so bloated. My first pregnancy didn't have this at all

Blackandwhitecat3 Sat 11-Jul-15 23:39:26

Hi OP, I put on some fat round my belly and bum in the first 8 weeks, even though I was eating normally (well, if anything less once ms kicked in). I think it was just my body reacting to being pregnant "better store something for later". I then lost half a stone through ms, but everything has expanded, I'm just beginning to show but until this week I just looked "thicker". It's not the figure I'm used to, but it's all because I'm pg, and totally normal.

Don't worry about it, just try to eat fairly healthily, and try to embrace the changes. There's a lot of reorganisation going on inside!

ammature Sun 12-Jul-15 00:15:03

Thanks all these comments are rather reassuring. I think I've been a bit self concious over the weight gain pre pregnancy and now I can't do what I would normally do to loose weight I feel a bit guilty. Plus when I haven't been telling people I'm pregnant it's hard to discuss with people. I have a good older friend who just said "everything gets bigger" which was just really reassuring, think I've just been feeling I should only be getting a bump and not about the other factors.

julesldn Sun 12-Jul-15 00:44:29

I'm 6 weeks, haven't been able to eat anything Id call healthy at all because of sickness and have eaten loads of junk and crackers and crisps etc. Not done a single bit of exercise either. Feel like a whale but hey, its what we're built to do and not my fault, it's the baby's haha smilesmile I really wouldn't worry about it, especially when you're being a bridesmaid! Xx

Junosmum Sun 12-Jul-15 08:42:30

I've actually lost 7lb but I still look fatter - my hips have spread and my belly is all bloated, trousers and skirts are tight and my OH can see it too, but others are only just starting to notice and I'm 13 weeks. I just feel a bleurgh about myself. OH keeps reminding me that I was slightly overweight before anyway (thanks hun) and my body is doing something amazing (actually, thanks hun).

Cornberry Sun 12-Jul-15 17:01:20

Im the same as you. My BMI was about 25 to being with, but my appetite was insane right at the start and I put on about 30 lbs in the first 15 or 16 weeks. I'm now 33 weeks and have hardly put on any more for the last three months. Doctors and midwives seem to think nothing of it, say it tends to balance out, and baby is average size. I think everyone has different pattern of weight gain. As long as you're not being over the top with your eating try not to stress. I felt grotesquely fat around second trimester but now the bump is big it's less upsetting.

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Sun 12-Jul-15 18:34:06

I was about the same BMI as you around the time I got pregnant. But about 6 weeks in I felt huge, I was really bloated & everything was tight on me. I was shattered, the nausea was hellish & I stopped all my usual exercise.

That's settled a bit now and at 17 weeks my normal clothes feel more comfortable again. I've had a lot more energy in this last two weeks so I've started swimming twice a week & walking loads with my dogs. I think if I'm still feeling good in another week I'll go back to yoga too. Be kind to yourself! It should get easier but for the moment you just have to get through this bit any way you can & not be too hard on yourself. The main thing is that you & your baby are happy & healthy. Have a lovely time at the wedding & enjoy it, I'm sure you'll look amazing.

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