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I am 16 weeks in, well a couple of hours<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">, so lets just say Im 16 weeks. I feel...so not great physically, I feel feelings I have not experienced in my previous three pregnancies until third trimester..like 35 weeks and up.<br>
I just cannot believe it...so early with all of these discomforts, I constantly catch myself having to make an effort to take a deeper breath, to straighten my back because I feel like when I slouch there is that pressure on my stomach thats not letting me breath deeply...but its not like my back wants to stay up straight either.<br>
The round ligament pain if I move the wrong way in bed is ridiculously strong..My belly is h.u.g.e. - yes I look 6 month along (7 if i have any food in my stomach,which i always do now). I am waddling-yes, waddling for sure in the evenings when i walk yet again from one room to another to bring something to somebody for the thousandth time. I am 125 lbs now (up from 109) so it's not like it's a weight issue for me. I am just really really progressing fast here in terms of my body really *knowing* its pregnant.<br>
I am gladly dealing with all of this now but I am just afraid of- what is next? If things progress at this rate Im gonna want DH to move the couch next to the fridge, prop me up on it and call it a day.
 

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I've been saying all 1st trimester that I feel like I'm already 2nd trimester... shortness of breath and uncomfortable pressure on my tummy. (tmi: if I bend over too soon after eating I feel like it's going to come back up...)<br><br>
I do have 2 in there but I think you're right that's it's mostly due to the rapid change in weight/size. I'm also right around 105 lbs pre-pregnancy (umm... with shoes...after a big meal...)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">is it for sure just one?</div>
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oh my goodness YES i am totally sure!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ohhhh how I can relate and this is just my second!!! I have no words of advice, only commiseration!! I look 6 months pregnant, my face is horribly puffy and my bum has grown 2 inches already, my back hurts, and yes, I too get the round ligament pain sooooo much too! When I was pregnant with my son I weighed more, looked cuter and felt so much better lol! Well, only 5-6 months to go. Now I'm off to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"> again!!!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I'm there with ya. It is my third pregnancy. I am feeling huge--I AM huge. I look like 6 months. The heartburn! Oh the heartburn. I keep thinking things like, "If I am this big now, then how big will I be at 9 months!" Oh my, I hope things level out.
 

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I wasn't feeling that big until I met someone last week with the same due date as me. She looks about the same size as me pre-preg and doesn't even have the littlest baby belly yet. It is her 1st, but still . . . It made me feel huge.<br><br>
I also am having sciatica that didn't happen until the 3rd tri last time, braxton-hicks too. I expected to show a little quicker this time but not for the other things to start so early!
 

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I find myself waddling, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think that our bodies are definitely familiar enough with this pregnancy thing by now that they just want to get on with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have been telling my DH this same thing for a few weeks. I'm 17 weeks today, and I definitely feel about 7mnths. This is #5 and from the beginning, it's felt like my body just gave up and is surrendering to every bit that pregnancy has to offer.
 

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DDCC - I AM 6 month pregnant lol... and people are shocked when I tell them Im not due until september!<br><br>
I show fast and large too... my whole second trimester has been spent without the second tri benefits and with all of the first and third tri bad stuff... morning sickness and heartburn...<br><br>
plus I have SPD which had me waddling from 12 weeks on... got so bad last week that I now have to wear a support belt ... no fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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ug. i hear you all..in some ways i feel great..but i have these aches and pains and things that i just never felt at 16 weeks with my first 2..let alone 26 weeks. i know my 3rd was a bit harder but i didn't show this soon. i feel huge. im not sure i like it, altrhough it is nice in some ways.. especially after i eat it already feels like everything is all squished. i started getting heartburn and puked this am because it was so bad and i was coughing too. arg!.<br>
this weekend has been super busy and im realizing that i need to take things slower if i want to not totally burn out..but there is so much to do before november!!!!
 
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