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Okay... this is a really strange question from a "noob". lol<br><br>
For the "extra cushion" Mamas... will I still be able to feel my uterus/baby when it grows higher up into my tummy?<br><br>
I have a cushy belly... and I love that I can feel my uterus now in my abdomen and it comforts me... when it expands and grows bigger, I'm wondering if I'll still be able to feel the hardness of it under the "cushion" I have in my midsection.<br><br>
Has anyone noticed in prior pregnancies if they were cushy if they had a harder time feeling the baby? Were your partners still able to feel the baby at the given weeks?<br><br><br>
I've been bad and reading the horrid scary book "what to expect" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> And they come down hard on women who are overweight and make it seem like we won't feel the baby or something... So I'm really looking for some reassurance here... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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I wasn't quite as "fluffy" when I got pg with the last one....lol. But I had no problems feeling my uterus and DD. I gained 60lbs with her and didn't loose it, hence my fluffy status now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I have already felt the baby move, when I am in the right position and have recently had something sugary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> My uterus is tilted forward, so if I bring my knees towards my chest I can feel little movements, even though it's really early for that. So, I don't have any doubt that I'll be able to feel everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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That is reassuring Katy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I *think* I have felt the baby twice already... but lots of people have told me it is far too early... but it is a sensation I have never ever felt before... it felt like tickling in my lower abdomen, and like you it only happens under very specific circumstances of me sitting a certain way leaning forward or something to have pressure on my uterus, and generally after I have eaten some... It's eratinly not gas, as that does not tickle. lol
 

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It's not too early - I've been feeling my uterus move since 9 weeks! I can tell when Tubbyhinkle is moving and when he shifts positions - I've even felt his little body through my cushion ( I, too, am a zaftig lady). With my first (he came 4 weeks early), many of my clients didn't know I was pregnant - I didn't really look pregnant, just bigger, so it all depends on your body how you look, but your cushion will stretch out as you get bigger!
 

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don't worry! you'll be amazed at how hard and solid all that "squish" (as i call it) will get! you'll feel the baby just as much as anyone else. ok, <i>maybe</i> a little less, but that can be a blessing, too. my teeny-tiny friend has bruised ribs because her active little girly is relentless with the kicking, and she has absolutely no cushion. i'll take my cushion, thank you very much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
and in my humble opinion, you can just put <i>What to Expect...</i> down and never pick it up again! that book and i did not get along!<br><br>
i read <i>Active Birth</i>, <i>Birthing from Within</i>, <i>Spiritual Midwifery</i>, and anything by the Sears family. why read things that make you feel bad about yourself?? pregnancy/baby books should be like a good bra: uplifting and supportive!!
 

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lol<br><br>
Thanks racidoodle! Actually... I read the what to expect book about 2 years ago when the thoughts of TTC first entered my brain. It was something that always stuck to me... I will never be a "small" person... I never have been... I'm curvy! lol<br><br>
The thought just came back to me hard last night was I was rubbing my hard bump right under my cushion and realized... OMG... will I still get to feel this hardened bump in a couple weeks? lol<br><br>
Thank you ladies for helping with my freak out moment!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Yep, this is my 3rd baby and it's amazing how that "cushy" part gets unbelievably hard. I call my cushy area my "baby band". I'm 5' 3" and a size 14. I always had a relatively flat tummy until my kids came along hence I've named it the "baby band"<br><br>
And the "What to Expect book" should just go in the trash along with the Babywise books. Everytime I'm in a book store and see it I either talk to the manager or turn it around so noone sees it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Everytime I'm in a book store and see it I either talk to the manager or turn it around so noone sees it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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LOL!! I do that with all the Babywise books!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I'm not able to feel the baby until later--because of my cushioning, I'm having a lot of trouble with it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LOL!! I do that with all the Babywise books!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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lol, I stick them behind a stack of natural parenting books <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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