Which half of pregnancy went faster?

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which seemed to go faster?
    First 20 weeks : (19 votes)
    40 %
    Last 20 weeks : (27 votes)
    57 %
    Other (explain in comments!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted second half but now that I think about it, the first half seemed slower. More anxiety, waiting for my belly to start showing, waiting to learn the sex of the baby. Waiting waiting waiting! But the first half is technically shorter since you’re considered 4 weeks along right when you get a positive test  

    The second half was tough towards the end since I was uncomfortable and felt huge. I delivered at 37+6 so I was lucky to skip those last couple weeks of torture 😉

    good luck to you! 

    Post # 3
    7990 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Just 36-40 weeks should count as like 5 semesters.

    I was really happy to be induced at 39…

    Post # 4
    3086 posts
    Sugar bee

    First half definitely seemed slower, but I think that’s because of all the anxiety. I had surgery when I was 7 weeks pregnant or so, then developed SCH after the surgery. Everything felt so touch and go and each week seemed like a huge hurdle that it was just sooo slow. I hardly remember anything from the second half, and felt like it went quickly. 

    Post # 5
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Westwood :  this! I’m 37+2 and this last part is draaagging. Idk how I’ll make it to the probable 41+ weeks. Torture!

    I had a super easy first trimester – no puking etc. so it kind of flew by up until ~28 weeks. This last trimester is dragging and I’m actually way more anxious now than I was at first. 

    Post # 6
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    hollyberry4 :  I’m 36+3 right now and I think the first half was slower because of all of the worrying, but I feel like it’s all gone by kind of fast. For me, the slowest was probably right up until 18- 20 weeks. I’ve had a relatively easy pregnancy right from the beginning and I’m still feeling great so that may contribute to why I’m feeling like it’s going by quicker. I’m not really doing anything different than normal so my days go by fast. My advice is to stay active for as long as possiible and eat healthy.

    Post # 7
    2088 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    second half was so much faster!!!


    Post # 8
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    With my first, everything seemed to take forever. I guess it was more that the second trimester seemed fastest. With my second, the entire pregnancy zoomed by!

    Post # 9
    1858 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Almost 30 weeks here. Tired of this already lol… Felt like up to 20 weeks flew past and then 20-29 was so slow. Have a feeling that the next 10 are going to also go by equally as slow. I think the reason the first 20 weeks went by so quickly was because nothing really changed for me, except for having to stop drinking. I was wearing my normal clothes, doing most of my regular workouts, and could bend down properly. Now everything has changed!

    Post # 10
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The first half was SOOO much faster. I was pregnant all summer and each day felt like an eternity. 

    Post # 12
    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    The first half of my pregnancy flew by. We didn’t tell anyone until around 16 weeks, so it didn’t “feel real” yet. I’m at 32 weeks now and getting bigger by the day. I’m ready to give birth yesterday! So the second half definitely feels slower to me. 

    Post # 13
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am one of those women who does not enjoy being pregnant so the entire thing has gone by soooo slowwwwwly for me. I will say weeks 33-37ish went by quickly for some reason, probably be ause I put off doing a lot of stuff I needed to  do and suddenly had to rush to get it done, and here I find myself with just over two weeks to go. Have a feeling the next few will go by slowly again too.. especially if I go to 42 *shudder*

    Post # 14
    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    First half was wayyyy slower for me the first time. You are just so tired. The rest of the pregnancy was smooth sailing (minus going overdue and the labour part lol). I’m 15w now and soooo happy to be done the first tri!!

    Post # 15
    1551 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m 24+4 and the weeks are flying! First trimester and a bit went very slowly. We told friends at 13 weeks and my OB appointment wasn’t until 20+5 so the days were crawling. 

    Next week I am going to start ‘nesting’ projects. 

    Hope your feeling well hollyberry4 : ! So happy for you! 🙂

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