I am One Fat Mamma

Belly pic 9 weeks

Belly Pic, 9 weeks pregnant

So I thought I had gotten off pretty easy being that I haven’t really had much morning sickness to speak of. Or so I thought.

What I have been experiencing is constant hunger, the kind that makes you want to gnaw your hand off and feel like you are going to absolutely DIE if you don’t eat.

So much so, that I have gained 10 lbs in the 7 weeks since I found out I was pregnant. For those of you that don’t know, that is ridiculous, you are only supposed to gain about 4-5 lbs for your entire first trimester, if that!

The hunger is perplexing because it persists at inexplicable times, for example 15 minutes after I finish a meal.

I finally found out through some researching that SOME women experience as hunger what others experience as nausea, so basically I have had morning sickness, just that mine makes me inhale food instead of well, the opposite.

The other area where I seem to defy the norm is that I am 9 weeks and 1 day pregnant and I am most definitely showing.

Everything I read says you don’t typically show until closer to 15-20 weeks.

It may be hard to tell in the picture above if you don’t know what I used to look like (how could you?) so I will explain.

See the semi-circle that has become my tummy? I never had that before. The thing about me is that when I gain weight, I never gain it in my stomach which has always been totally flat, instead I gain it in my butt, thighs and love handles. That is where the 10lbs is, not my stomach which for all its convexness is rock hard, not an inch to pinch.

I also wonder if the fact that my uterus is tipped severely forward also makes it sort of stand out more.

The good news about the hunger actually being morning sickness is that it means it should actually end around the same time that normal morning sickness does, at the beginning of the second trimester, which is only about 2-3 weeks away.

My butt and thighs can’t wait!

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Jessie says:

I’m soooo happy to have read your post! I am 9wks and 1 day today and I also have gained 10lbs and I also am hungry 15 minutes after a meal! Thank you for making this very hormonal crazy person feel a little more normal!

Carrie says:

I’m having the morning sickness “hunger” and am so glad to be reading about someone else with the same issue. Its like a burning feeling in my tummy and I feel SO bad until I eat!

heather says:

when you are 9 weeks pregnant the uterus is behind your pubic bone

ariana says:

Of course I remember you Foxy! I check up on you and charm and manda and all my catheter club buddies pretty much daily. I don’t post much unless there’s a specific question, but I’m always there pulling for you silently!

It is always good to put faces with names, but in the case of this picture its pretty much just my belly right? :)

Lindsay (Foxybride) says:

You look great Ariana! I hope you still remember me from the TTTC board! I had never seen a pic of you so it’s nice to have a face for a name!

Smooshie says:

You look AWESOME! You look way better pregnant than I did before I got pregnant. I don’t think you have a thing to worry about. You’re one hot mamma!

I had morning sickness to the point of needing to be medicated and couldn’t eat much of anything yet I still gained about 4 pounds. Go figure. I wouldn’t worry about it too much if I were you.

Melanie says:

I think most OB’s will let you go natural, unless the baby or you are in distress and you HAVE to be induced or have a C-section. I’m actually seeing 2 different midwives at my OB practice and have been very happy with them. I turned 25 weeks today and feel HUGE! I just updated my nest BIO with pics! The body changes are weird, but definitely worth it!!

ariana says:

Thanks Melanie, I think I just wasn’t prepared for my body to change SO fast! The good news is today I haven’t been as starving, so hopefully that stage is winding down.

My first appointment is on the 16th.. I’m excited but nervous because I now realize I may want a more natural birth so unless I fall in love with this OB I think I’m going to have to find another option… I really don’t want a c section or too much intervention at all.. but I still want to be in a hospital so avoiding those interventions is really hard.

How are you doing??

Melanie says:

You look so good!!! I’m sure the fact that you were thin to start with is why you’re gaining it earlier than the norm. And the titled uterus thing could explain the fact that you are starting to show! Enjoy the eating while you can, it’s the one time in our lives we don’t have to worry about every excess pound and calorie :-) I’d rather have a few extra pounds on me than morning sickness any day! When is your first OB appt!?

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