Pregnancy

How Big Is Yours?

March 28, 2019

How many comments a day do you get about your bump? It amazes me how many comments I would get about my baby bump. I loved it once I started to show, but I never knew it could be ‘too small’, ‘too big’, low, high and all the other shit people would say. I didn’t really pop until I was around 20 weeks pregnant, before that I just looked like I ate one too many burgers. Which I probably had anyway but still, food baby or human baby? You couldn’t tell.


I think every day until I left work everyone would comment on the baby bump; in the end I had all my answers prepped and ready to go. “Are you sure there’s just one in there?” this one would make me laugh; people genuinely didn’t believe that I had just one chunky boy in there. You see I’m 5ft 2inches and I was just all baby whilst I was pregnant until the last trimester anyway. I did feel like I had a bigger bump than most women my height, but he didn’t really have much choice but grow out towards the front.


Being told I had a big bump did nothing for my anxiety, you see I would have totally irrational panic attacks. How was he going to come out? If he was a huge sumo baby how in the word was, he going to make his grand entrance into the world!? I didn’t want to have a C-section, I was terrified of the recovery period and I knew it would affect my mental health in a bad way, I did not want to take 10 steps back. Now I have nothing against women who have C-sections, props to you for going through that, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be. I would spend my time on Google and YouTube listening to other labour stories and how big their babies were. I don’t recommend it unless you’re prepared to hear a few horror stories.


Being told I had a big bump did nothing for my anxiety, you see I would have totally irrational panic attacks. How was he going to come out? If he was a huge sumo baby how in the word was, he going to make his grand entrance into the world!? I didn’t want to have a C-section, I was terrified of the recovery period and I knew it would affect my mental health in a bad way, I did not want to take 10 steps back. Now I have nothing against women who have C-sections, props to you for going through that, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be. I would spend my time on Google and YouTube listening to other labour stories and how big their babies were. I don’t recommend it unless you’re prepared to hear a few horror stories.

“Wow, your bump is huge, he’s definitely going to come early!”

This one fooled me into a false sense of hope, if he came just 1 week early that would have been amazing. One extra week with my sweet little squish, and if I’m honest one less week of being pregnant. But I’ll let you into a secret, it’s a load of bullshit that if your bump is big the baby will come early. He made me wait 9 days past his due date, which my impatient self-struggled with. I could also barely walk due to have SPD. I was so ready to meet my rainbow.


I’m just glad no-one saw me right towards the end, I was a hot mess. I was glowing with sweat, especially with the heat we had this summer. I’m pretty

How many comments a day do you get about your bump? It amazes me how many comments I would get about my baby bump. I loved it once I started to show, but I never knew it could be ‘too small’, ‘too big’, low, high and all the other shit people would say. I didn’t really pop until I was around 20 weeks pregnant, before that I just looked like I ate one too many burgers. Which I probably had anyway but still, food baby or human baby? You couldn’t tell.


I think every day until I left work everyone would comment on the baby bump; in the end I had all my answers prepped and ready to go. “Are you sure there’s just one in there?” this one would make me laugh; people genuinely didn’t believe that I had just one chunky boy in there. You see I’m 5ft 2inches and I was just all baby whilst I was pregnant until the last trimester anyway. I did feel like I had a bigger bump than most women my height, but he didn’t really have much choice but grow out towards the front.


Being told I had a big bump did nothing for my anxiety, you see I would have totally irrational panic attacks. How was he going to come out? If he was a huge sumo baby how in the word was, he going to make his grand entrance into the world!? I didn’t want to have a C-section, I was terrified of the recovery period and I knew it would affect my mental health in a bad way, I did not want to take 10 steps back. Now I have nothing against women who have C-sections, props to you for going through that, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be. I would spend my time on Google and YouTube listening to other labour stories and how big their babies were. I don’t recommend it unless you’re prepared to hear a few horror stories.


Being told I had a big bump did nothing for my anxiety, you see I would have totally irrational panic attacks. How was he going to come out? If he was a huge sumo baby how in the word was, he going to make his grand entrance into the world!? I didn’t want to have a C-section, I was terrified of the recovery period and I knew it would affect my mental health in a bad way, I did not want to take 10 steps back. Now I have nothing against women who have C-sections, props to you for going through that, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be. I would spend my time on Google and YouTube listening to other labour stories and how big their babies were. I don’t recommend it unless you’re prepared to hear a few horror stories.

“Wow, your bump is huge, he’s definitely going to come early!”

This one fooled me into a false sense of hope, if he came just 1 week early that would have been amazing. One extra week with my sweet little squish, and if I’m honest one less week of being pregnant. But I’ll let you into a secret, it’s a load of bullshit that if your bump is big the baby will come early. He made me wait 9 days past his due date, which my impatient self-struggled with. I could also barely walk due to have SPD. I was so ready to meet my rainbow.

I’m just glad no-one saw me right towards the end, I was a hot mess. I was glowing with sweat, especially with the heat we had this summer. I’m pretty sure I lived in a bikini and the £3 tiny paddling pool we brought from Home Bargains, for 5 weeks. I was swollen AF; everyone would have had a field day commenting on not only my bump size but my appearance too.

I don’t know about you, but all I would have liked people to say was that I had a lovely bump. That’s it. nothing else, none of these comments about the size or shape of my bump. We celebrate the different shapes and sizes of women all the time so why should it be different for pregnant women? Every woman’s body is different therefore their baby bumps will grow differently and that to me is amazing. The fact that our bodies know how to grow the way our babies need them too is incredible so forget all the comments, even if you are 41 weeks pregnant and feel as though you’re going to explode any minute, and everyone keeps saying so. Your baby will be in your arms soon enough and you will forget how you felt in the last week or so of your pregnancy.

Join me in the next blog posts which will be the last two trimesters of my pregnancy and all the fun symptoms I got! Also, the first time my husband felt the baby moved and freaked out.

xXx 

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