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Originally Posted by AveryLamb View Post

In the December DDC social group I think we should have a weight-loss thread for afterwards. I'm going to be there!! I needed to lose weight *before* getting pregnant. Being pregnant just helps me to not obsess over it. 

 


I think that's a great idea.  I've only really felt restricted in the last 2 or 3 weeks in terms of what my body is allowing me to do even though I started cutting back a while ago.  I'm looking forward to running and feeling light on my feet.  To being able to do a full spinal twist.  To lay on my stomach!  To lay on my back!  So many things we'll be able to do!

 

Azadehast, I think we have really similar bumps.  I really hate putting my picture on the internet, but maybe I'll put one up for a few days to help you feel not-alone.  

 

I swing wildly back and forth between loving my body and hating it.  Mostly these days I love it.  I won't mind it going back to normal, but knowing it's temporary ... I feel beautiful.  I feel prettier naked than with maternity clothes on though.  They make me feel like a sack of potatoes.  :)

post #202 of 314

I'm definitely in on the weight loss thread, too!  I mostly feel alright about my belly.  I don't love the stretch marks, but I can deal. 

 

What has been bothering me this time around is that my belly seems to be sagging a bit at the bottom, hanging down over my (TMI --my apologies) underwear a little.  Obviously I'm lacking in abdominal support.  And the weight gain in my upper arms.  Aargh!  Thank goodness for the cooler weather on the way.  I've enjoyed every opportunity to wrap up in a long sweater!

 

BTW, Azadehhast, FWIW:  I think you look great!

post #203 of 314

I am in for C25K. I actually got a "floor model" treadmill a month ago for $200. The normal price is $375!

I used it TWICE, then suddenly started feeling REALLY pregnant and it has been sitting there ever since.

I will be using it a few months post baby, no doubt, especially once my hubby leaves for months of Army training next year.

 

My goal weight is 160. I am 190 today. Yikes!

Maybe we can start that weight loss thread soonish. ;) Post inspiring stories, work out ideas, "goals", reward ideas, etc. 

post #204 of 314

I'll start it in the social group that way it sticks around :D

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Originally Posted by Amanda Williams View Post

I am in for C25K. I actually got a "floor model" treadmill a month ago for $200. The normal price is $375!

I used it TWICE, then suddenly started feeling REALLY pregnant and it has been sitting there ever since.

I will be using it a few months post baby, no doubt, especially once my hubby leaves for months of Army training next year.

 

My goal weight is 160. I am 190 today. Yikes!

Maybe we can start that weight loss thread soonish. ;) Post inspiring stories, work out ideas, "goals", reward ideas, etc. 



Just lately I'm really beginning to feel pretty uncomfortable in my own body in terms of exercise/movement.  I am attributing it (in part) to having caught a bug from DD, but I'm also just beginning to get that beached whale feeling.  For the past two nights my hips have been KILLING me at night. 

 

Grrr. 

 

I know  DH will be around some so I could go exercise then, but his work takes him away a lot and it's all sorts of weird hours, so the treadmill (for me) would be a way to make sure I am able to exercise while the kids are occupied or sleeping. Darnit, I WILL make my own health a priority this time around. 

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29 weeks. I actually got dressed and did hair and makeup today. That happens about once a week. ;)

The extra chins, necks and arm fat need to go!! LOL.

The things we do for healthy babies, right!??

OK, enough complaining....

post #207 of 314

I think you're lookin' good!! I can't wait to get rid of the extra tho too!!

post #208 of 314

I feel... feminine and womanly and beautiful, but I do not. feel. sexy. Kinda puts a damper on married-couple time. >.<

 

27 weeks, I thought my belly was getting so big! =O

 

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This one was taken last week (31 weeks) - we didn't get the pics off the camera until then, the difference made me laugh out loud!! xD

 

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post #209 of 314

32 weeks.  Not sure how I'm managing to stay up right.

 

I did not manage to even comb my hair today.

 

 

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post #210 of 314
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Oh my goodness, you're all looking so cute! Pregnant women are so beautiful! (Somehow easier to say this about someone else, but I'll say it to the mirror now too!)

post #211 of 314
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I feel... feminine and womanly and beautiful, but I do not. feel. sexy. Kinda puts a damper on married-couple time. >.<

 



LOL! Totally agree. My DH insists I'm sexier than I've ever been (and he's not just saying it to make me feel better, if his actions are any indication winky.gif), but I'm not feeling it! And lingerie? Just makes me feel silly for the most part. I mean, look, I'm a preggo mama with a huge belly. I'm not some hot chick, OK? So why try to look like one?

post #212 of 314

I love looking at all the tummies! I must have popped over Thanksgiving, because this week everyone at school seems to be commenting on mine. I don't feel sexy, but I like how I look. Regarding married-couple time... I'm thinking ahead to that long six week+ stretch after the baby is born and banking as much of that as I can! (as if it works that way.... don't correct me, la la la I can't hear you!)

post #213 of 314

My DH thinks I look amazing when I'm pregnant too. He loves my pregnant body, but I do too. I've never felt more sexy than I do when I'm pregnant. I think it's because I'm not an extremely feminine person and pregnancy is the epitome of femininity and I really get into that part of it. My maternity clothes are a lot more "girly" than my regular clothes and I usually get stuff that really shows off my belly and my boobs. I love watching my body change. I also like how my clothes fit better. I usually have a pancake butt and long, chicken legs but I have big boobs(34DD) so it's really hard to find things the fit me well when I'm not pregnant. When I get pregnant, I grow a butt and my legs thicken so my body doesn't look as out of proportion as it does when I'm not pregnant. I've been wanting to get pregnant again since I had DD so I was SO excited when we finally decided it was time to try for #2. DH said at the beginning of this pregnancy that he didn't want anymore but he accidentally let it slip that he's already thinking about #3 :) I was so happy to hear that because I just don't feel like this is my last pregnancy.

post #214 of 314
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Married couple time...harumph. Can I have some of that please? We've dtd 7 times since I've been pregnant, and not for any lack of me wanting it. I definitely don't feel sexy, and some things have to change, for sure, but we could at least try! But DH, wonderful man that he is, is definitely not interested. He says he thinks it's a biological thing, that he knows he's already been affective at making a baby, so he doesn't need to keep trying right now. Sure makes a woman feel good.....

 

Yeah, that six week post-baby dry period feels quite short to me. Maybe it'll change after the baby comes. Ugh. Now I'm going to cry, how silly.

post #215 of 314
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Originally Posted by Azadehhast View Post

Married couple time...harumph. Can I have some of that please? We've dtd 7 times since I've been pregnant, and not for any lack of me wanting it. I definitely don't feel sexy, and some things have to change, for sure, but we could at least try! But DH, wonderful man that he is, is definitely not interested. He says he thinks it's a biological thing, that he knows he's already been affective at making a baby, so he doesn't need to keep trying right now. Sure makes a woman feel good.....

 

Yeah, that six week post-baby dry period feels quite short to me. Maybe it'll change after the baby comes. Ugh. Now I'm going to cry, how silly.



"If I feel like married couple time, it must be good for the baby. If I don't burn off some of these excess hormones, the baby could come out with... oh I don't know... a beard or something!" he might be worried about hurting the baby or something, so you just have to make it so NOT having married couple time is the thing to worry about ;) And it makes it a biological thing, so it might seem logical to him (but it's complete BS, incase you were starting to worry) 

post #216 of 314

Married couple time... uhh- I've kind of enjoyed not having to worry about it. redface.gif

 

Since my last child was born, my interest has been nil.  I would be fine with it MAYBE once every couple months, but DH is interested much more frequently.  I know that it won't improve for a year or so post-baby (breastfeeding = absolutely no interest on my part) but I assume DH will survive somehow... maybe he  can take up jogging. 

 

As for a six week dry spell?  I don't know  many couples who actually make it all through the six weeks. 

post #217 of 314

I am the partner who gets frustrated with a lack of "couple time" in my marriage.  DP doesn't seem to have any frustration at all when we have a "dry spell."   It worried me when we were 19 & 21 years old and once a month was so very far off from ALL of the other couples we knew. Now that we've lived together 12 years, I know it reflects more on his personality than our relationship.

I've noticed DP has a much stronger drive when I'm pregnant, and since we've had children.  It's an adventure to "sneak around" together.    Our normal pattern has become 2-3 weeks of a "dry spell" followed by an unusually active period.  Hmm... maybe he's just become in-tune with my ovulation cycle ...lol.gif  We have no trouble with the 6 weeks post-partum period.  That is the one time I'm not interested, and DP is as content as he's always been.shrug.gif

post #218 of 314

I hate to admit this.... but we have not had "couple time" since I conceived.  Bolt.gif

It's horrible, I know.  But for the first 23(ish) weeks, I felt like puking all the time and so that was the last thing I wanted.  Then, it seemed like once I started feeling like I wouldn't puke, my back and hips really started hurting.  In all honesty, I think my issues stem from me having a really hard time being a mother and being sexual.  Having the baby IN my tummy makes it very hard for me to feel sexual.  This comes from mom issues when I was little (I won't get into that).  Also, I really do not feel attractive or sexy.  I sometimes feel cute, but so much "stuff" seems to be going on down there and I can't even see it!!  :)  I just don't want to be touched right now.  Tonight, dh and I are having date night.  We probably won't do "it", but we'll definitely get some touching in along with some good conversation so that we can reconnect.  

post #219 of 314

At the beginning of the second trimester (until half or 2/3 thru) I was practically begging every night. xD Then my back started hurting more and my stomach made things a lil difficult.

post #220 of 314

Ditto some of these other complaints. Poor DH was hoping I'd be one of those pregnant women who get a massively amped-up sex drive (I'm normally middling-to-low on the libido scale), but no such luck. I'm uncomfortable, I'm just tired, I don't want to be touched, I can't find a position that works, I can't see to maintain myself properly anymore which doesn't help my insecurity regarding my sex appeal =P ...and on and on and on. Trying to maintain that aspect of our relationship but struggling a lot. =/

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