(Closed) I don’t feel pregnant

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It will settle in eventually. Are you still in your first trimester?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It takes awhile for it to set in πŸ™‚ Things like hearing the heartbeat, seeing the ultrasound, feeling the first kicks will make it seem much more real. The “side effects” of pregnancy will also make it sink in, lol πŸ˜‰ I have had a great pregnancy so far and haven’t felt very “pregnant.” Since I felt fine early in pregnancy, I would kind of forget that I was pregnant. Now that I’m into week 30 though, our baby girl is all I can think about– just give it time OP and try to enjoy the process!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Aww, I guess I sort of feel ya. Like I always wanted to be a wife and mother too. I became a wife and shortly afterwards we are pregnant. I did have the feeling though. Its like I just knew it. Waited until mother’s day to take a test and BAM I was pregnant. I took two that day and told my mother on Mother’s Day!!!

Since then the only symptoms I have had were tender breast, not wanting my tummy to be touched (mother instinics I guess), I take “good” naps during the day, and eat well. Like when I get hungry — you BETTER feed me! (lil monster) hahaha

But nausea, fatigue, hurt, this that….. I have none, but I count that as a huge blessing.. I know that I am pregnant and in 2 weeks when we go for the ultrasound… I hope we can hear the heartbeat…awww, my baby!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hellocupcake, this is perfectly normal and happens to a lot of women. I’m a first time mom too and I knew that I’m pregnant before I took the test… and then my symptoms settled down and I drove myself crazy for weeks worrying that I don’t feel pregnant. Just try not to worry, and hopefully you’ll feel more reassured after your next checkup! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i thought i would know right away that i was pregnant but i didnt at all. i thought it hit me when i saw the positive test, then when i saw the ultrasound it helped alot. but i guess im waiting on the kicks and actually having a belly. i am 11w5d.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know what you mean. I am 11W2 days and besides the sickness and sore breasts/tired, etc. I dont feel like anything is “down there”. I think from having a previous m/c I am still in denial that this is going to work out, which sounds really negative, but I think it is a coping mechanism for me. All of my friends who have children say they felt more “pregnant” when they could actually feel baby moving around. Hopefully we dont have too much longer to go before that feeling πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am almost 26 weeks and when I wake up, I’m like “hello, are you still in there?” Because although I have a belly now, if baby is sleeping I can’t feel anything and it just feels normal. When I was only a few weeks a long I felt the same way you did. I ended up buying a doppler for $50 and that has worked wonders! That way, it gave me reassurance that baby was ok, and still in there πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

With my son I knew I was pregnant because I felt super sick and tired but my second one I only knew to test because Darling Husband and I were trying. I haven’t had even the slightest bit of nausea and had no real signs other than being late. I couldn’t really believe I was really pregnant until I heard her heart beat for the first time. I’m 23 weeks and can feel her move but when she isn’t active at all I have a hard time believing I’m really pregnant still. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sometimes it takes longer then others to really feel pregnant. Exp, if you are lucky enough to not have the morning sickness.

My sone is now 21 months old… but when I was preg, it took till I was 22 weeks and passed out, started going into pre term labor, and then I felt preg. I only gained 10 lbs with him. I has to be watched from 22 weeks on for labor and I was carrying so small they thougth I was harming him.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I didn’t start “connecting” to the pregnancy until about 24 weeks or so. That’s really when I began to feel change, kicks, stronger cravings, urge to nest. Until that point people would say “Are you excited?!” and I’d kind of have to pretend I felt anything but meh about the whole thing. I didn’t really get too sick, nothing really changed, I didn’t have crazy symptoms. For some reason the worst of it has been really the last few weeks (I’m 38 weeks on Monday). Every woman’s body reacts differently, there are general guidelines of what to expect but it all varies a lot.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@hellocupcake:  Also when you get that first ultrasound where it looks like a baby (rather than a floating orb) that helped me connect more as well. I saw her rolling away from the tech, flailing arms, kicks, little hands and toes. It’s cool to see.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@hellocupcake –  I think that’s pretty normal.  I’m 9 weeks and 4 days.  For the first couple of weeks I was beyond excited and constantly thinking about the baby…then it just kind of stopped and I don’t really feel pregnant or connected.  I feel sick and tired…but not like I have some magical connection to the baby in my belly!

 

I was starting to feel like a bad mom, like I didn’t care or something, but then I saw some friends one year olds this weekend, and I was carrying them around, cuddling them, playing with them, and realized that how I feel now has no correlation to how I will actually feel when I am holding my baby!

 

I am hoping that when I first feel it move, or see an ultrasound that really LOOKS like a baby it will kick in. 

 

Hang in there πŸ™‚

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