Pregnancy · Second Trimester

Bump envy

Come ON baby bump, where the heck are you?! Just this past week I have started to notice a small little bump in my abdomen. And none of my pants button anymore. Sounds normal for a woman almost 16 weeks pregnant, right? But what about a woman pregnant with twins? I feel like I should be so much bigger by now!
To the average street walker, I would just look like I had recently stuffed my face (which I probably did) and am letting myself go a bit. Unless I have on a tight top, there really isn’t much to see. Every time I see another pregnant woman with a belly bigger than mine I get jealous. Especially because the past week I have started to feel normal again. I want to LOOK pregnant. I want people to come up to me at the grocery store and ask me when I am due. I want to eat all of the bag French fries before we get home without looking like a hog (I know my husband knows I’m pregnant, but what about the person next to us at the stoplight?). I want my belly button to pop out.

I am a member of several Moms of Multiples/Twins forums, boards and Facebook group. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, looks bigger than me at this stage. On top of the not looking very pregnant, it also makes me worry that my babies aren’t growing! I haven’t had an ultrasound in almost three weeks, so I really have no idea what is going on in there.
I just want a bump. A big round bump to rub lotion on, to rest my ice cream bowl on, and to dress really cute. Is that too much to ask? 

2 thoughts on “Bump envy

  1. I am pregnant with twins as well. I ‘popped’ at about 16 weeks. It was literally overnight. Even so, I have seen women pop at different times. I know it is stressful. Now I am huge and feel like I get stared at everywhere I go 🙂


    1. Nice to know I’m not the only one who popped later! It just seems crazy that people with singletons that aren’t as far as me look bigger!! I’ll try to consider myself lucky!

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