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#1 of 14 Old 03-22-2011, 08:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I feel like I'm just huger every single day now.  I don't know why I needed to start a thread about it, but is this for real?  33 weeks?  He's going to keep gaining and getting bigger?

 

Oh my goodness.  I'm measuring right on target for my gestation period.  Is there a point when the growth slows down?


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All I can say is I sympathize!!! I'm so much bigger, so much earlier than with my first. Still on target measurement wise, but I feel HUGE!

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I totally catch sight of myself sideways in mirrors and go WHOA! a lot. I know I still have bigger to get too, which seems INSANE.


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the babies are packing on fat now so it's amazing how big you get at the end.  i remember thinking i looked fine for most of my pregnancy with dd until the last 4-6 weeks.  i have a picture of me about a week before she was born and i look like a little head on top of a HUGE belly.  it's hilarious.  but a little freaky when you start outgrowing your maternity clothes... ugh.  

 

and this time around i feel bigger than i did with dd... i'm a little frightened about these next 2 months!!


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yes - I have a few maternity tops I can't wear to work anymore, as they're getting too short!  They still fit me horizontally... but that doesn't cut it.

 

And yup, the kids are putting on about half a pound every week at this point.  I felt like I was looking really tiny for X weeks... up until about two weeks ago.  That's also the point when the skin just below my belly button started KILLING me, too.  Sigh.  Now I feel like I might actually look like I'm nearing the end of the pregnancy, I feel awkward moving around (getting out of the recliner at home, for instance), and I can tell the stretch marks are coming.  Such is life!

 

At the same time, I kind of sit there going "only 6 weeks to go?!?" even when I'm looking in the mirror.  Crud, but there's still a lot to do!


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I, too, am huge! And HOT - I have this flushing thing going on, and I don't have any short-sleeved maternity tops (some on order, though!). So I've been wandering around work in tank tops - flashing my tattoo (upper arm) and all. So glad I have such a relaxed work environment!


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I totally forgot the hot part - I'm dying in my sweater at work today!  And even though I'm cold when I crawl into bed, I inevitably kick off all the sheets in the night at this point.  I swear, I'm ready to break out the fan.  I'm so glad that I'm not huge in July!


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HAHA. As I started reading this I had a crazy hot flash. It sucks cause it's still cold and wet outside so I dress for that and then sweat to death.

Sigh. 37 days til leave, then I can walk around the house in my underwear all I please.


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Yeah, maternity tops are getting on the short side for me too. Typical cuz of my long torso. I have a tendency to forget that I have a tummy out in front once in a while and bonk it into things. LOL


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i'm there with y'alls. you just can't imagine getting any huger. but then i remember with dd i also had the same sentiment and somehow it worked out. i just try not to look in too many mirrors.


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Same thing on the long torso front... I have trouble finding shirts that fit me even when I'm not carrying a beach ball around with me... when I first got my maternity shirts, I was in love just because they were long.  Sigh.  It was nice while it lasted!

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I was just saying to my friend the other day, "There is simply no more room in here. We're at capacity! No vacancy! This kid just cannot cannot cannot get bigger. I don't see how it's going to happen."


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look up pix of Kate Gosselin and Octomom and you'll feel a bit better about belly size haha


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yep- feeling hot and huge:)  And after months of not gaining much at all, it is *all* coming on at the end...seriously, I got on the scale this morning and thought "how is it possible I gained 3 lbs in one day?!?"  Yay for water retention;)


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