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16 weeks and still don't feel pregnant
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:52 AM
Hi all. I was just wondering if it's normal at my stage to not feel pregnant stil? I had a very good first trimester with little symptoms and having a great second trimester. I just worry is this all too good to be true? How do I know bub is still ok? I won't have a scan for another 2 weeks. I don't look pregnant and I haven't felt any kicking. Trying not to get too anxious about it. Just Want to know its Normal and all is ok.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:56 AM
Is this your first? Totally normal if it is! I didn't show until about 20 weeks with my first, and didn't feel any kicking until about week 22. I think it's all so hard to get your head around when you have never done it before.
Now I am onto my third and looking extremely pregnant already at 15 weeks.
I know people say you are lucky not to feel any different or look any different, but I understand why you would feel a little anxious. But if you've made it this far and have had no problems, you can be pretty confident all is okay in there. The odds are well and truly on your side.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
Thank you. Yes it is my first and I haven't had any problems. Saw bub at 14 weeks and everything was looking good. I'm just amazed that I can have a baby growing inside me and feel exactly like I did when I wasn't pregnant
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:15 AM
I didn't feel pregnant and was always worried about it. I think I started to feel movement at 19 weeks or so but then reallised that I have been feeling it for some time but because one of my few symptoms was farting for england I didn't notice. Try not to worry about it. I also got a big red nose... so farting and a red nose that is not what they said on the brochure.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:28 AM
From memory, I didnt really *feel* and look (in my eyes) pregnant until around 18-20weeks. And I think it was around the 22-23week that I could say for sure that I felt movement. This is despite having a scan at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 21 weeks and hearing the hert beat etc. It is certainly a very surreal feeling.
Congratulations and all the best!
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:57 AM
I'm 24 weeks, and I still don't feel pregnant, at all. Well except from the daily movements (which didn't become regular and more noticeable till 18-19wk). Apart from them, I honestly wouldn't even realise I'm pregnant.
I definitely know all is well with bub, so it is possible to have such an easy breezy pregnancy
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:59 AM
I'm in the same boat and almost at the 17 week mark, I had no sickness or anything in the beginning just some slightly sore boobs for the first couple of weeks.
Luckily though, I've just 'popped' in the last week or so, so now we have some sort of visual confirmation that things are progressing. I can't figure out if I'm feeling movement or anything though yet, or if it's more gas movement or digestion.
Only real symptom I have is people freaking out at me when I try to do various things at work.
"Don't touch that!"
"Lift that and I will slap you!"
Because I don't feel pregnant I just keep going to do the stuff I did beforehand, heh.
Edited by chickenpants, 09 April 2012 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:59 AM
You'll feel it soon enough. Don't jinx yourself. By the end of the day, I can barely walk and have lots of trouble sleeping. I remember feeling like you in my first pregnancy.....I miss those days.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:05 AM
I did have morning sickness for awhile with my first but it was the only sign I was pregnant until about 20 weeks when I felt some movement.
Try to relax and enjoy, as PP's have said soon enough you will be well aware :-)
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:23 AM
With my first I also look pg only at 20 wks. My ds kicked very early at 4 months pg. With this one I am sporting a bump really early and I am now only 12 wks. I have all pg symptoms and scans ok but still wondering if I am pg! So you are so normal my tcm lady is 22 wks and hasn't felt bub kick yet. I guess every baby is different, some more active some less.
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