(Closed) How long until it feels real?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Congrats!!! I didn’t really feel any symptoms until I was at about 6 weeks, except for more frequent peeing – I didn’t feel pregnant at all!! and then it was exhaustion and general and pervasive queasiness  until about week 14-15.  oh and bigger boobs ๐Ÿ™‚  my belly didn’t make an appearance until somewhere in the beginning of the second trimester and then it was barely noticeable.

In terms of feeling real?  Even though I feel him kick every day, and I have a belly, I still don’t think I totally feel like there will really be a baby in 9 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Congratulations!  I hope you have a healthy, happy pregnancy!

I didn’t really feel pregnant until around 8-10 weeks when I started having symptoms like freqent urination and swollen breasts, etc.

It didn’t really feel “real” in the sense that a baby was coming until I could feel the baby moving, around 15 weeks.  But even then, that kind of “real” was so different than the “real” you experience when the baby is born!


Post # 5
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


For me, I felt the pregnancy symptoms around 6 weeks. Things started feeling real for me when I had my second US because it started to look like a real baby. What really made it feel real was when I started to feel our Dirty Delete. That’s when it hit me.

But I have to tell you, I am 9 days away from my due date and it still feels surreal. I am waiting for her to make her grand entrance safe and sound. Then I can relax ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
98 posts
Worker bee

I think I started having symptoms around 6 weeks as well. I never got any morning sickness so even the symptoms I did have were pretty mild. Sometimes I would forget and have to remind myself that I was pregnant. It helped to have the ultrasound and actually see her. It definitely helps to feel her moving around, but I still can’t imagine what it will be like when she’s born. Sometimes I forget that the end of pregnancy means taking home a baby. It probably won’t hit me until she’s actually in my arms.

Post # 7
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m at 7 weeks, and still no big symptoms. if it wasn’t for the crazy acne and lack of period, i wouldn’t believe i was pregnant. but then again i’m glad to have it this easy so far.

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I still felt pretty normal until about 8 weeks, and even then, I was like “Is this nausea?”

Turns out that when it actually hit, it was like a ton of bricks and I definitely knew!

Post # 9
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m at 11 weeks, and we already saw the ultrasound…and it still barely feels “real!”

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I started puking at 6 weeks.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  I had acne issues & breast fullness before that, but some people are just lucky and don’t have as many of the negative effects.  I think the fact that you feel normal is a good sign…maybe your body is not as reactive to the hormone changes, and you still are very early on

Post # 11
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Congrats! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I think I started ‘peeing’ more frequently pretty quickly.  But the ickiness/morning sickness kicked in around week 6.  I hope you don’t have to experience that!

As for things ‘feeling’ real….  I didn’t feel much movement for a long time so that wasn’t a trigger for me (anterior placenta) but when we saw that little face on the 21 week ultrasound there was a definite ‘THERE REALLY IS A BABY’ in there moment.  The visual really made things ‘REAL’ for me ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 13
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I really didn’t have any early symptoms of pregnancy either except for extreme fatigue so it felt very unreal to me until the first ultrasound at 12 weeks…I was so unprepared for the wave of emotion that I felt when I saw the heart beating on the screen. It was totally amazing and really made it hit home. 


Post # 14
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am currently about 27 DPO and I’ve had breast tenderness and mild cramping.  Congrats by the way!  Our due dates are probably right around the same time!

Post # 15
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t have the usual nausea and morning sickness (what is normal?!?) but I didn’t really feel it was real until I had the second ultrasound at 12 weeks…I saw the baby moving around and I almost cried at the Dr.’s office ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I felt it right away because I had to pee URGENTLY.  Normally I can hold it for hours, but only days after a + HPT, I was running to the bathroom!  I also had to go ALL THE TIME, even in the middle of the night.  I basically felt it at about week 3 or 4.

As for feeling it emotionally, I didn’t really “feel pregnant” until I felt the baby kick.  And even then, not until it was a really strong kick that I was sure wasn’t just gas!

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