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So I have gained almost 30 lbs already, which is probably normal for me (first pregnancy gained between 50-60, and second pregnancy around 40+) but this time I am gaining it COMPLETELY differently...
Let me say I HATE the way I feel/look, I can't even fit into my "fat pants" (they are the same size 11 jeans I wore my ENTIRE second pregnancy) and the pair of bigger baggier saggier maternity pants are getting snug. I have gained all boob and all a** I am terrified that because of where I haVe gained it won't drop off right after I give birth and I wont have ANYTHING to wear. rant done/
Yeah, I understand where you're coming from. I don't necessarily dislike the way I look, but I DO dislike not even being able to fit my backside into my old "fat" pants! I think I've only gained 15lbs so far and I'm 6 months, but I know there's a lot more coming! I just keep reminding myself how awesome I'm going to look a few months after the baby is born after working out and watching what I eat and such. And my fiancee helps a lot with self esteem--he's always telling me how beautiful I am...without that, it would be a lot harder!
I feel like a boat..I haven't gained back all the weight I lost the first 3 mths..and I've totally lost my butt too. Im also a lot bigger this time around then I was with my other 3.. The one thing I do like tho..Is my boobs haha
I've gained in my back (also love handles) and my upper arms, I hate that. UGH! I had to go up a size in shirts, to an extra large, because of my arms. How irritating. The belly is looking good though.
“First things first, but not necessarily in that order.” The Doctor
My boobs are huge, and my butt is huge, and my thighs are expanding. I have cellulite now, which I didn't before, with all the running I did. My weight gain is appropriate, and I'm not worried about it, but I'm not thrilled with the spreading hips and the ripply-ness/cellulite. On the one hand, the hip spread is kind of a relief, because it will make it easier to birth this baby, but yesterday, I came across a pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans and held them up in front of myself, and there's several inches more of hip wideness now (I had to go to maternity pants at 9 weeks when I couldn't get my "fat" jeans over my hips anymore). And it's hip bone spread (the fat is all in the back on the booty), so I don't know if I'll be able to work it off. It's just weird to be so curvy now. Most people think I'm still tiny (excepting the baby bump, of course), but my family and friends keep pointing out how much bigger EVERYTHING is (thanks, guys). For a while, I felt sexy and lush, but now, not so much. It helps to not look at myself naked, but only in flattering clothes. I'm trying to focus on my arms/shoulders, they're the one part that hasn't really blown up yet, although I am noticing some stuff in the upper arms now. I'll still be relatively small after baby, so I feel like I shouldn't complain. But it's still a big difference for me and it'll take some getting used to. And having to shop for jeans is such a pain! (WAH) I'd finally figured out my brand/size, and now I'm going to have to start over again.
I'm not real thrilled with the way my body looks pregnant. So I've been compensating with extra makeup. A little eyeshadow and putting on lipstick even if I'm just gonna be at the house makes me feel better. Shallow and vain, I know.
I love my belly. Although I am worried about how quickly I have been gaining weight recently. My issue is my skin has been terrible and looks so dull and my hair dry looking and it doesn't act the way I am used to.