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#1 of 12 Old 08-30-2010, 07:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, I haven't been 100% happy with my body lately and I'm eagerly awaiting my big round belly. Over the weekend, after meals, I was REALLY popping out (to the point DP commented "Wow...you're looking REALLY pregnant!").

This morning I (excitedly) mentioned this to my neighbor at the bus stop and she looked me up and down and said "No...if I didn't know you were pregnant, I'd think you were just bloated or on your cycle."

Um....thanks.

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Wow. That was nice of her.

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OMG, I can't believe someone actually told you you looked bloated! The only person I can think who can say that to me is my sister (we are due on the same day!). I can't wait till I get the "proper" belly though. Now I just look fat! Ugh.

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How rude!!!

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wow lacking a filter, huh?

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Oh I wouldn't skip a beat and fire right back, "Well what's YOUR excuse, honey?" Then I'd cackle like a maniac. I'm such a sweetie!

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Yikes!

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That's lame!

I totally get where you are coming from... right now I feel like I look huge, but people aren't saying anything yet. One friend that we hadn't seen in a while said she "was wondering" when she walked up, but that she hadn't wanted to say anything and be wrong.

My daughters' first day of school was Monday and when I was running into lots of other parents I'm friends with if I put my hand on my belly and started to open my mouth to tell them they would immediately get it, but of course before I do that I just look like I need to do some sit ups.

I know it shouldn't matter, but it just bugs!

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I think I just look fat.

We just moved a month ago. None of my friends and family have seen the changes in me. So I haven't been able to get their opinions.

My new friends here know I am pregnant, but don't know exactly what I looked like before. So, no basis for comparison.

Some of my online friends want me to take belly pics, but I don't want to yet because I think I just look fat. I had a little extra in the middle before getting pregnant, and I think the slight bulge added to that looks awful on me.

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Wow I cannot believe what people will say! I feel like I'm really popping, but when I tell people that know they look at me and say no...I am wearing baggy clothing still so that might be why...but I definately can't suck it in anymore! Can't wait for my next appointment in a week and a half.

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i'm showing but the other week my grandma poked my belly and said it's still squishy.... i was a little taken back.. but hey i know that it's baby

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Oh, people and their comments. I haven't experienced any yet, but I'm sure there will be some doozies.

I'm not showing! I just look like I've gained weight. Sometimes I care, most times I don't. Seems like I should be showing at 14 weeks, but I think my belly and boobs are just built so that I'm swelling evenly all over instead of getting a baby bump.

I'm tempted to go out and get maternity blouses that make me look more pregnant.
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