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?