Belly size panic

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joyjim's picture
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Belly size panic

Anyone else feel like there is no way you can get bigger? I feel huge and like my skin is going to rip open at the front of my belly. Are we supposed to be gaining a pound a week now? How is my body going to do that??? PANIC!

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
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Lol i know exactly how toured feeling! I swear I feel so totally stretched out right now, i can't imagine 14 more weeks of this... and my baby is only 2 lbs right now!! You normally gain one lb a week in your last trimester... that is if you're of a normal weight to start. Some women could be more or less... I would ask your ob what you should be gaining!

Joined: 04/10/11
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Yeah ... have you guys ever seen the hugeness of TWIN pregnancies?! GAH! 1.5 lbs per week, my friends. :eek:

Oh God, Google is a scary place... http://www.djibnet.com/photo/motherhood/the-twin-belly-3784240156.html

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Yeah ... have you guys ever seen the hugeness of TWIN pregnancies?! GAH! 1.5 lbs per week, my friends. :eek:

Oh God, Google is a scary place... http://www.djibnet.com/photo/motherhood/the-twin-belly-3784240156.html

Yikes! That picture is scary. I can't imagine trying to carry that around all day.

I guess I am still small. My belly button is still an innie, but I think I've popped out a bit in the last week or so.

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Joined: 04/21/11
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That picture is horrifying!! I would be scared to death. I feel really big as well. I'm starting to get the "Wow, you've really popped out there" comments the past week. My belly button is still an innie but is much more shallow.

Joined: 09/29/09
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I saw a woman at walmart recently... I have never seen a belly like hers!! she either had quadruplets in there or a serious medical problem. I wanted to get her a chair. She definitely looked very late term with a large amount of babies.

sugspop's picture
Joined: 02/22/07
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YES! This! I don't know how I could get any bigger, but I look back at pictures and I have some growing to do. This last tri is going to be a long haul I'm afraid. Sad I definitely feel like she is already trying to claw her way out of there....

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Yeah ... have you guys ever seen the hugeness of TWIN pregnancies?! GAH! 1.5 lbs per week, my friends. :eek:

Oh God, Google is a scary place... http://www.djibnet.com/photo/motherhood/the-twin-belly-3784240156.html

Dear god. When I am feeling bad for myself, I will just look at this. Wink

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Joined: 03/09/07
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I know I *can* get bigger but I just can't imagine how or the pain its going to cause. Right now I feel like my sides may tear at any second and my belly will just fall off.

The twin pic - :eek: I hope that doesn't happen to you!

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Joined: 10/13/08
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I remember getting pretty unbelievably huge last time (no twins here).

For me, the illustrations in "The Pregnancy Bible" were reassuring.

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Joined: 01/31/10
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:eek: at that picture!

I also can't imagine getting bigger. I saw a picture of myself ore roegnancy and got a little sad...I feel like I was super skinny then, and I really wasn't! Cmpared to now though...I feel as big as a house already!

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Joined: 04/06/11
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It's crazy what twins (or more) can do to your tummy! Do you guys remember seeing that pic of Kate (from Jon and Kate plus Dirol when she was prego with six babies? It didn't even look human anymore! I'm definitely dreading the last month, as you can't even believe that there's only one baby in there... they take up so much room and make you feel like you're gonna explode!