Feeling large today...

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MommyQCT's picture
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Feeling large today...

So I definatly have not popped or anything yet.... but boy - if i eat carbs I feel like i look 5 months pregnant! I have not told anyone at work...and want to keep it a secrete for as long as possible - I would like to wait until I am in my 8th month, but doubt its gonna happen - LOL

So I forgot to bring lunch today - so I was very hungry this morning and bought an egg sandwhich, then I had some snacks i brought - carrots, cucumbers....then at like 2:30pm i was a little hungry - but not enough for a meal, and the cafeteria in my building closes at 3pm... if I did not eat then I will have to wait till i get home at 6pm...that was too long of a stretch - So I order french fries... I ate 3/4 of them and I now look and feel like I am going to explode!!!! It keep trying not to stand up so no one sees my tummy - its huge!!!!
Only a few more minutes until I can leave and take these dress pants off and tade them in for yoga pants!

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haha, I know what you mean. The serious bloat I had going on for the first few weeks is going away and I almost look normal again, except for the 4 extra pounds I've put on, all around my waist. If I wear a loose shirt, I don't think anyone would notice and I can still wear my normal pants. I am hungry all the time (and not throwing up any of it--no m/s here), so no wonder I'm gaining weight. You want to try to make it til EIGHT MONTHS? I guess some people stay small until the very end and if you carry the right way and wear muumuus and giant sweatshirts (those big hoodie sweatshirts with the front pocket hide a belly pretty well), I suppose you might get away with people thinking you are just getting fat and suddenly losing all sense of fashion. By the time I was 8 mos with DS, there is NO WAY I could have hidden it. Good luck to you. I haven't told work yet either, not sure when I will. DH told his work because he needed to make sure they planned around him taking time off in the summer. I'm sure the word will get out eventually, so I will probably tell them sooner than later, so they don't hear it from someone else.

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I don't really feel bloated, just chubby all over. There is a woman at work who just told me two weeks ago she is pregnant. She is now 19 weeks (it's her 1st). She is not a large woman, but wears loosely fitting clothes, but nice work clothes. Today I asked her if she was wearing maternity clothes yet and she isn't. I am pretty sure most people at work have no clue! I did notice her face looks a bit different, rounder, but still would not have guessed if she hadn't told me. So I guess you may keep it a secret! I am walking around with little acupunture needles (on tiny bandaids) on my wrists and keep my sleeves pulled down so people don't notice. I have figured out some women at work are pregnant (early on) seeing them wearing the seabands around. Why else would you wear those? I think these bandaids are much more discreet.

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I feel just like you do. I feel huge. I have no idea how I am going to keep this a secret for another month. The only thing that I can think to do is to wear a baggy fleece pullover at work everyday. Where I sit at work is right by a door to the outside so it is always freezing this time of year. I think I could get away with wearing it everyday without people thinking I am too crazy. But my tummy is definitely looking like a few months preggo belly even though my little bean is only the size of a blueberry. How can something so small make me look so fat?

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LOL - I was totally kiding!
There is NO way I could wait till 8 months to tell people - I gained 50 lbs last time!
I just WISH I could wait that long b/c once I tell people here at work it will make things very uncomortable for me (emotionally)

I work in a very small office - only me, my boss & 2 other part time women. One of them is my age and we had our first children 10 weeks apart - she was SOOO mad when I told her I was pregant last time b/c that meant she could only take 10 weeks maternity leave. (even though we only get 6-8 weeks) I know she is not currently pregnant, but I know she will still be mad b/c she wants anothr baby right now... she is a very jelous B-I-T-C-H! and it means she will have ot do extra work while I am out.

Everyone tells me to not worry about it and stuff like that, but its makes it very uncomofrtable working in such a small environment - and I only work Mon, Wed, Fri...the other 2 women work together Tuesday & Thurs so it seems they chat about me alot when I am not here, when I am here they go into one of their offices (about 5 feet away from me) and wisper... I am the only other person in the building (my boss works off site mostly) so why would they wisper unless they were talking about me???

I have spent many days crying at my desk...I don't care if they want to be friends with me or not, but just be professional and civil, sometimes when I say "Good Morning" to them they don't even respond, just walk right past my desk and say good morning to the other girl!

The job is pretty easy for the $ and allows me to only work part time so I can spend time with me son and with the economy so bad I have not looked for a new job... BUT hopefully.... I will not be returning to work after we have this baby... we are not 100% sure yet - but I would only be bringing home $200 a month after the cost of putting 2 kids in daycare for 3 days a week so I have my figers crossed that DH will let me stay home b/c I can not fathom working at this place much longer without killing myself! It makes me so depressed to work here...
Once I tell them I am pregnant - the girls will be angry that they have to do extra work when I am on leave and one of them will be jelous that I am having a baby and she is not... so they will make it WAYYYY more uncomfotable for me... this is why I would like to wait until I am 8 months pregnant to tell them... but I can't hid it much longer.

I am starting to not be able to sleep at night and I wake up in the worst mood b/c I dred coming into work so much - I just hugged my son and snuggled in bed with him for an extra 15 mins this morning - b/c I just did not want to leave him to come here...
It is like I am a high school student who is being bullied....

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Jackie, I am sorry things are tough at work. I have experienced people at work who act like we are still in highschool. It's nuts! Hang in there.

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OMG Jackie, I would just wait until you can't hide it anymore and just quit. If you can't do that, I know it would be really hard, but have you tried taking those ladies aside one at a time and just asking them what the F their problem is (in much nicer terms of course). I hate to admit I have been on both sides of this, and being confronted by the other person made me feel like a complete jerk. I was a lot younger, barely in my twenties, and some co-workers and I would talk about another co-worker behind her back. I didn't think she even knew, but of course, people always know when they are being talked about, you can sense it. Anyway, after she confronted me it was a wake up call, I suddenly realized how horrible I was being. If you try confronting them and it doesn't work, go to your boss. It's totally unprofessional and you should not have to put up with it. Your boss should at least be aware of what is happening.

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I also feel really bloated and getting a bit of a tummy (at 10 weeks!??). Weird! My sister said she showed slightly her first pregnancy before the 2nd trimester. I haven't been able to eat very well this last month...know I am not getting enough calories to gain wait. Actually, I've lost about 10lbs (working on not doing that...just happened because MS was so bad). Most of my pants don't fit already.

Sounds like you have horrible co-workers. Grrr!

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[QUOTE=acqualin21]OMG Jackie, I would just wait until you can't hide it anymore and just quit. If you can't do that,QUOTE]

This would be what I would do too! Sorry that you are in such a tough place at work that is never fun, hopefully it will get easier/better.

I AM huge lol! With my first I didn't show until close to 20 weeks with my second I was in maternity clothes at 8 weeks, same with this one. There is no way I coud hide this for even 12 weeks. When we told people at 8 weeks most of them were like, "yeah we were wondering..." Blah...... I am a big fatty lol