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I feel like its a little early...

post #1 of 38
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To be feeling this way! I have trouble reaching the floor and have to ask my husband for help taking my boots off. If I sit reclined or lie on my back (I know you aren't supposed to but I forget sometimes), I can feel the baby weighing on me! I feel like it is so heavy and full in there! I'm not even 20 weeks! At this rate, I worry I will be giving birth to a small elephant!

Anyone else feeling like this?
post #2 of 38

Have you had an ultrasound? LOL

 

I do feel like I'm already big and don't look forward to getting bigger, but thankfully, I'm tall, so I'm still able to pretty much do everything. I remember by the end though, things like trimming toenails and tying shoes... forget it. 

 

One funny thing that is happening now, is my tummy is starting to get in the way. I close the fridge door into it, etc. LOL I'm like, where'd that come from? 


Edited by dayiscoming2006 - 2/16/13 at 3:47pm
post #3 of 38

My tummy also started getting in the way. I have lost my balance a couple of times when I bend over. In fact, i can feel me squishing my tummy when I bend over, which is my have have been bending my knees to pic stuff up. Sometimes I have a hard time getting up if I am laying flat.... which, my doctor said is usually ok for up to week 20 (?). 

 

At work, we have to change the date in the drive through (I work at a bank) and it is a flat magnet thing. There is a counter in front of it. I am no longer able to reach it, because my tummy is in the way....

 

I think I feel a lot bigger than I am.... Dayiscoming, did you have your ultrasound yet? Still thinking twins?

post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by InLove2009 View Post

 

I think I feel a lot bigger than I am.... Dayiscoming, did you have your ultrasound yet? Still thinking twins?

 

Yeah, I had my ultrasound. It's only one little girl. :) I was thinking twins because of all the little things that could have meant twins, but turns out this pregnancy was just different. I have however gained way more weight than I was hoping to at this point. So, maybe that is contributing to the poking out stomach thing. Oh well.

post #5 of 38

I feel a lot bigger than I look! I can feel my tummy squish when I bend, and I can really feel it when I lie on my side. If I stay bent over too long, I have a hard time breathing! 

post #6 of 38

I'm just starting to feel bigger.  After a week in elastic waist pants I've finally given in and am putting my regular size clothes away and hanging my maternity clothes in the closet.  When I was cooking supper tonight, I knocked something off the counter with my belly.  Haha.  Caught me off guard.  My tummy definitely feels heavier than I remember with my first but I think it's because my tendons and muscles have just let loose really fast this time.  So, for instance, when I lay on my side, it feels like my tummy needs extra support or it pulls too hard.  Bending over makes me out of breath too.

post #7 of 38

I agree with you guys. I feel bigger than I look too I think. And I think even a slightly bigger belly is enough to take us off guard, or at least it is for me as far as running into things with it. LOL

post #8 of 38

I definitely have to stand with my feet far apart if I want to bend down because my belly gets squished otherwise.. and i'm awful about sleeping on my back.  Its the only way I can sleep.  I will keep doing it until it gets too uncomfortable and my body tells me to stop, right now its okay!

post #9 of 38

i can't even lay on my back without getting out of breath-- my LO likes to nurse laying across me with me on the back--and it just does not work. 

 

i can still bend down fine, but i am finding the babe is definitely taking up more room and sometimes i bend over or sit in a way that i feel the baby is really uncomfortable/and uncomfortable pressing my insides...if that makes sense. 

post #10 of 38
I find that I can't lay flat on my back either and while bending over isn't bad belly wise, I'm already getting dizzy doing it. I'm also starting to run out of steam by 6 or 7 pm and yesterday had to find a bench while DH paid for groceries. That didn't hit until third trimester with DD.
post #11 of 38

I feel HUGE. It is hard to bend over, I get breathless sooner, and my tummy gets in the way constantly. 
I am really short waisted, and have always carried way out front, but this little girl seems to more than happy to make her presence known!

post #12 of 38

I'm just about at 20 weeks and up till this week I felt fine. All of a sudden it seems that I as well can't ignore my changing shape. This is my 4th and i feel like it should be less difficult but already i wish my other little ones didn't leave a thing on the floor for me to pick up. I've also noticed that my balance seems way off, esp. when I'm walking down the stairs. and I'm not that big yet. I feel like since I started this one a bit overweight it's contributing to my stomach feeling like there's a small hippo in there, and I'm already having the worst time EVER getting comfortable at night.

post #13 of 38

I kind of thought it was my imagination, feeling so unsteady on stairs! We have an old farmhouse with stairs that are steep even for the most stable of people, but now I'm a little scared to carry anything up or down them because I'm afraid I'm going to break my neck! 


What is really surprising to me is outgrowing my t-shirts. I stopped comfortably fitting into my jeans at about 10-11 weeks, but I thought shirts not fitting would come when I had a much bigger belly. Then again, my belly does seem to be a lot bigger when I catch my reflection in a window or something than it does just looking down at it!

post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by zeeohee View Post

I kind of thought it was my imagination, feeling so unsteady on stairs! We have an old farmhouse with stairs that are steep even for the most stable of people, but now I'm a little scared to carry anything up or down them because I'm afraid I'm going to break my neck! 


What is really surprising to me is outgrowing my t-shirts. I stopped comfortably fitting into my jeans at about 10-11 weeks, but I thought shirts not fitting would come when I had a much bigger belly. Then again, my belly does seem to be a lot bigger when I catch my reflection in a window or something than it does just looking down at it!

I've outgrown all my shirts too! Actually, my belly hangs out the bottom of some of my maternity shirts too. The weather really needs to warm up so I can pull out more dresses!!
post #15 of 38

I felt the same exact way when I started wanting to avoid bending over. I am a plus size mom but I didn't expect to feel that way this soon. Can't imagine how it'll be at the end. I haven't gained more weight than I should but my bump on top of regular belly  is probably too much lol. I had an ultrasound and the baby wasn't measuring big either so at least that's good. 

post #16 of 38
I was out shopping , reaching up to look at different juices, which I usually never buy, so I didn't know what they were unlike everything else in the store& on my tippytoes i kept grabbing with my little fingers inching them toward me, it was like I couldn't get close enough to the shelf, . I felt like I was just really trying to stretch in awkward directions, I must of dropped four things & decided to not pick them up b/c it had tiredme out! I grabbed another Juice below waist level & abandoned the area & decided it was their job to pick up after me, I still can't believe I did it! then I decided to not put my shopping cart back in the spot either. At the moment it didn't seem funny at all but now it seems hilarious.
post #17 of 38
I have a tip: I can't bend over comfortablu without remembering what I learned in yoga about making room in the pelvis (don't collapse your spine forward, bend at your hip bones and turn your sitting bones up and out!). Even then, the gravity change makes baby wiggle like mad!!! So cute!!

Another tip: I echo bending at the leg more and watching your balance!! I nearly fell down a set of steps for no good reason! I just toppled over.
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by cynthiamoon View Post

I have a tip: I can't bend over comfortablu without remembering what I learned in yoga about making room in the pelvis (don't collapse your spine forward, bend at your hip bones and turn your sitting bones up and out!). Even then, the gravity change makes baby wiggle like mad!!! So cute!!

Another tip: I echo bending at the leg more and watching your balance!! I nearly fell down a set of steps for no good reason! I just toppled over.

this reminded me that i do more squatting than bending...which is probably why i don't see too much of a problem. i think squatting is great for birth, but also for all of life :) so i try to squat when i need to pick things up...or get down on my little one's level. it feels great!

post #19 of 38
Ashley, you are wiser than I have been!
post #20 of 38
Thread Starter 
I wish squatting felt great! My legs ache in protest when I try it. My whole lower half hates me!
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