(Closed) When did you really start to feel “big” (if at all)??

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve had to go ahead & take my engagement ring off, but it was 1/2 a size smaller than my wedding band do I kinda figured I’d have to. Lol

Now at 29 weeks & 27lbs gain I have some days where I feel big, but for the most part feel pretty good. Hopefully with enough walking & water intake I won’t really have any swelling! I didn’t with my last one anyways & I gained bookoos of weight. Lol

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think it differs. I am 29+4 and I’ve felt HUGE since… 25-ish weeks? That’s when I started to swell. My belly had a total growth spurt between 24 and 28 weeks and I also got tremendously swollen, feet, ankles, legs, hands and face.

My doctor said to avoid salt and stay off my feet and drink tons of water. So far, not really working. She said that some women just get really swollen and there’s nothing you can really do about it. My mom, aunt and grandma all got very swollen while they were pregnant too, so I’m inclined to believe it may be one of those things that can run in families too.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am 27 weeks, and feeling pretty ok.  Luckily my rings are too big to begin with!  But my gain so far is about 15 lbs (9 at 24 weeks, so I am estimating).  I only feel big in the evenings when I am watching tv and needing to get up and pee every 25 seconds!  Other than that, so far I am ok.  But I still have plenty of time left!!!  The third trimester begins in a few days!!!  Ask me then!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will be 25 weeks tomorrow and so far all my rings still fit, no tightness, no swelling yet. Cross your fingers!

As of my appointment 2 weeks ago I had gained 22 lbs! But I’m tiny to begin with. I’ve noticed my face have gotten fuller.

I don’t feel “big” but last week or two after dinners have been very uncomfortable in my belly. Trying to combat that by not immediately sitting down on the couch after dinner!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I felt big from about 12 weeks haha. I had gained about 12 lbs but had no baby belly to show for it. With that said I started feeling huge at about 32 weeks . I knew my belly was stretched beyond capacity at that point because I started getting stretch marks. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

So far I am feeling pretty not-big.  But, I also haven’t gained all that much weight.  The last few days I have started to feel tightness in my stomach, but I don’t have swelling much in my face, hands, feet or anything!  I am expecting to grow quite a bit here in the coming weeks, so I will touch base with you then 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I started feeling bloated early on.  I didn’t feel “big” belly-wise until over twenty weeks, but I did feel big boobs-wise pretty early on.  My God, it was like they were on steriods on something, I thought they were going to explode my first trimester.   

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve felt big since day one, since I was bloated and started showing early. But in terms of what you’re specifically talking about, it’s started for me recently..and I’m 33+3. I’d say after 30 weeks it hit. That’s when I started just feeling like “omg, I’m enormous” and seeing it in my face, hands feel swollen a lot, feet seem big, limbs seem big, and of course, belly is huge.. haha. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

With Dirty Delete, I didn’t start to feel huge and uncomfortable until 37 weeks, although I started noticing swelling at about 26/27 weeks.  It was pretty manageable until 37 weeks, though.

With this pregnancy, I’ve felt huge from the beginning!  Most women show earlier with their second, and I’ve been measuring consistently bigger at every appointment than I did at the same point in my first pregnancy.  I also started swelling sooner (maybe 22/23 weeks?), so that played a part in it, as well.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I haven’t had any swelling whatsoever, and my ring still fits perfectly. But I still feel so big, this tummy is in the way of everything, it’s really hard to bend over, roll over, squat and sometimes walk haha. I started feeling big around the beginning of my third trimester, between 28-30 weeks was a huge difference for me in terms of how I felt physically. I also started getting extremely tired all of a sudden and lost a lot of energy. I’m adjusting to the changes now, and learning to deal with the new physical challenges and balance my emotions as well, but it’s definitely a lot harder! I take naps probably 5/7 days. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just had to come back to this thread and say that last night, I tried to take a bath. My belly was hanging out of the water (and it looked HUGE!), and I got cold, so I tried to lay down farther in the water, but that didn’t work, so I tried to get up, and oh my god, I felt like a beached whale. I literally couldn’t get up. Needless to say, it was a short bath. And I officially feel enormous. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Today. I feel big today. 22 weeks. Socks and shoes are beginning to pose a challenge because of the bending required. Every morning Darling Husband asks if I need help. My pride won’t let him step in quite this early. But I did let him load me up with my purse and gym bag as I was heading out the door. I just didn’t have another bend to the floor in me this morning.

I don’t look huge. But I definitely feel that way. Also, baby girl seems to like the left side of my belly today. Because if I look at my belly, everything to the left of the belly button sticks out further than the right side. Weird.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel big today after weighing myself, but I’m starting to not care unless my Dr has something to say about it. My belly is getting so much bigger at 25 weeks!

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