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- You have knocked stuff off of counters at stores even though you swore you had enough clearance.

- You spread out your dinner napkin on your belly instead of your lap because your lap has no chance of catching any food anymore.

- You have to hug people sideways if you want your shoulders to be near theirs.

- You have to ask for help putting on your socks and shoes.


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- You're constantly bumping your belly into the door because you forget that you have to open it wider to get through.

- You need someone else to shave you... below your former waistline.

- Your older child has trouble finding enough room to sit on your disappearing lap.

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-You call the clerk over because the self checkout lane won't stop telling you to remove the item from the scanning area when you have nothing on it to discover its your belly that its talking about.

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-You call the clerk over because the self checkout lane won't stop telling you to remove the item from the scanning area when you have nothing on it to discover its your belly that its talking about.

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-You call the clerk over because the self checkout lane won't stop telling you to remove the item from the scanning area when you have nothing on it to discover its your belly that its talking about.
Oh good God, that made me pee my pants.
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-The just a few months ago huge maternity shirt doesn't cover the whole belly anymore.

-When you have to move your drivers side car seat back because the belly is keeping the wheel from moving.
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1. You burn your tummy on the stove while cooking dinner....
2. You cant drive a stick shift car because your seats too back to push in the clutch.
3. You hear a ripping sound as your putting on your maternity pants, while at the ob's office!
All happened to me today, I'm scared to think what tomorrow has in store for me!
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Oh, Avasmom!

Jackie, I hope tomorrow is less eventful for you!
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-when DC can hide under it.
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-when you keep hitting your belly on your students' backs when you walk behind them because you underestimate how much space you actually have to move
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You know your bellys big when DC has a hard time siting on your hip while being carried cause the belly is in the way.

You know your bellys big when your cat uses your belly as a shelf to sleep on.
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1. You burn your tummy on the stove while cooking dinner....
It's good to know I'm not the only one.
Monday I took something out of the oven and then pressed
my tummy aganst it. (I didn't realize my shirt was up)
Then it took me a few minutes to come up with something to do about it.
You know you can't just stick it under the kitchen faucet, like your finger.

And of course this was after falling flat on my back in an icy church parking lot on Sunday.
It's been a painful week already.:

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When you take a shower with DC and get body wash in their hair cause you turned around.

That just happened to me a little bit ago.
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-You have to tactically maneuver the cart at the checkout so you can slip by to either load stuff onto the belt or get something in the back or whatever else it is I'm trying to do these days that didn't seem to be such a big freaking deal before I got this big.

-Decide it's time to buy a fluffy toilet lid cover since you can't put your socks/shoes/pants/panties on while standing anymore, the bed's so high that sitting on it doesn't help, and goddess help ya, that toilet lid is COLD on the bare bum!!

-yep, yep, napkin on the belly

...and I'm to the point of giving up on maintiaining the growth below. If I can't see it and can't get to it and dh doesn't want to help me out or spring for a wax, then I'm not worried about it. Unless it gets so out of control that I have to buy bigger pants...: (kidding!)
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Y'all nuts. I love you.

I'm not huge- in fact I'm quite small. But I DID have a close encounter with a spice shelf at the grocery store yesterday. Can still shave my legs but can't shave... other places... anymore, and DEFINITELY dp is my sock-putter-onner.
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-when you have to re-arrange the furniture so you can get around your own house without bumping things (me today)
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not pregnant at at moment just saw this in new posts, hope you miond me intruding in your ddc

-getting off the couch takes great effort and sometimes needs another person to help

-when ironing you turn to get more clothes and knock the iron off the ironing board with your bump

-you can't remember the last time you could look downd and see your own feet

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LOL I've experienced so many of these!!

...When attempting to get out of bed, or even roll over, you must rock first to build momentum.
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-You have to tactically maneuver the cart at the checkout so you can slip by to either load stuff onto the belt or get something in the back or whatever else it is I'm trying to do these days that didn't seem to be such a big freaking deal before I got this big.

-Decide it's time to buy a fluffy toilet lid cover since you can't put your socks/shoes/pants/panties on while standing anymore, the bed's so high that sitting on it doesn't help, and goddess help ya, that toilet lid is COLD on the bare bum!!

-yep, yep, napkin on the belly

...and I'm to the point of giving up on maintiaining the growth below. If I can't see it and can't get to it and dh doesn't want to help me out or spring for a wax, then I'm not worried about it. Unless it gets so out of control that I have to buy bigger pants...: (kidding!)
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Y'all nuts. I love you.

I'm not huge- in fact I'm quite small. But I DID have a close encounter with a spice shelf at the grocery store yesterday. Can still shave my legs but can't shave... other places... anymore, and DEFINITELY dp is my sock-putter-onner.
I can still shave my legs but things down below I think is getting scary by now. I think that I may treat myself to a wax. I didn't think about that and it beats shaving it.

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LOL I've experienced so many of these!!

...When attempting to get out of bed, or even roll over, you must rock first to build momentum.
I do that at least 10 times before I fall asleep at night. I always get up to pee that many times before I fall asleep and then 3 times after I go to bed.
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Wow I am glad that I am not the only one begging DH and the DCs to put on my socks.

- You know your belly is big when you cannot reach the dishes in the sink to wash them

- your laptop doesn't fit on your lap very well anymore


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These are too funny!

I thought of another...

- You are worried that your 3.5ft tall dc might suffer permanent whiplash damage from constantly running into your belly and bouncing off of it with his head.

Seriously! Poor ds still hasn't figured out that he needs to stop running *before* he reaches my legs now.
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These are too funny!

I thought of another...

- You are worried that your 3.5ft tall dc might suffer permanent whiplash damage from constantly running into your belly and bouncing off of it with his head.

Seriously! Poor ds still hasn't figured out that he needs to stop running *before* he reaches my legs now.
: DD did that a few times today. I couldn't stop laughing when she did it. At least my DC isn't the only one doing it...
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These are too funny!

I thought of another...

- You are worried that your 3.5ft tall dc might suffer permanent whiplash damage from constantly running into your belly and bouncing off of it with his head.

Seriously! Poor ds still hasn't figured out that he needs to stop running *before* he reaches my legs now.
Oh my that is just too cute!
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These are too funny!

I thought of another...

- You are worried that your 3.5ft tall dc might suffer permanent whiplash damage from constantly running into your belly and bouncing off of it with his head.

Seriously! Poor ds still hasn't figured out that he needs to stop running *before* he reaches my legs now.
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Since this is number one, it sound like I have all kinds of entertainment
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-when you go to shut the door to the dryer and have to move out of the way first, our laundry room it a little cramped...

-when you go try to sleep behind your husband and the only part that touches him is the belly and your breasts...

-when nursing your toddler you find you need to get creative in postioning so that the baby isn't constantly kicking her and keeping her awake. Since the whole point in nursing her is so that she goes to sleep in under 5 minutes

-when you can no longer zip up your jacket, even though you wore it while having a toddler wrapped on you before, your belly sticks out more than a toddler. HOW is this possible????
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...and I'm to the point of giving up on maintiaining the growth below. If I can't see it and can't get to it and dh doesn't want to help me out or spring for a wax, then I'm not worried about it. Unless it gets so out of control that I have to buy bigger pants...: (kidding!)[/QUOTE]


Yep, I was able to do this with my last two all the way up to the end, I was carrying high. I tried to just a little while ago and failed miserably. Or at least I am guessing so since my dh laughed...I never was able to see what I was doing. He asked me not to do it again because he was afraid i was going to hurt myself...
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Man, I wish dh would help me with my socks and shoes. He just tells me to buy velcro shoes next time! :

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Man, I wish dh would help me with my socks and shoes. He just tells me to buy velcro shoes next time! :
Oh wow! But SUCH a good idea! I seriously had to wear flip flops today in the dead of winter because dp was at work and i didn't have sock help.
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Oh wow! But SUCH a good idea! I seriously had to wear flip flops today in the dead of winter because dp was at work and i didn't have sock help.
Yeah, that's what I liked about my last pg. I was due at the end of June so flip flop weather was perfect! Fortunately I'm pretty bendy and have figured out how to get my footwear on by myself now.

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YAY!! I finally get to add something to this thread!!

You know your belly is too big when... you pull on your favorite maternity shirt from your last pregnancy and it stretches so tightly across the bump that it rips up the side seams.

That was fun.

What's even more fun is not realizing that it ripped until you take your jacket off in the middle of the grocery store...
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