mrdarcylove (mrdarcylove) wrote in pregnant,

Belly shrinkage around 19-20 weeks, not feeling fetal movement yet

Hey guys! I'm hoping all of my worries will be allieviated by my 20 week ultrasound coming up on Thursday, but I can't help but feel a bit concerned the days leading up to it. Is it normal to feel like your belly size is getting smaller? I boxed up all pre-pregnancy clothing, so I can't really make a sound judgment, but my belly doesn't feel as firm as before. . . I guess this could be chalked up to water retention and bloating, but I wanted to know if any of you guys had this happen. It's kinda freaking me out because I figured I would only get bigger from here. I felt pretty swollen around the 16-17 week mark because I work on my feet so much, so that could explain things. . .

Oh, and I'm also not completely sure if I've felt movement from baby. A lot of people describe it as flutters or butterflies, and I don't have anything like that going on. At times I feel some tension if I'm really still, but it feels more like what I've been associating as round ligament pain. Anyhow, this is my first (successful) pregnancy, so I've heard new moms sometimes have to wait a little longer, and I'm not 20 weeks until Friday. And I was a good thirty or so lbs overweight when I got pregnant, so little guy or gal has a little extra padding to move through. I'm 19w4d.

I'm just hoping and praying that everything's great with baby and that we'll see our guy or girl wriggling around in there. I only had an ultrasound at 8w5d with everything looking good, so it's been a while since I've seen this baby, and I'm having serious withdrawl everytime I look at my teeny bean in the ultrasound pic.

This was probably just a paranoid rant, but I had to get it off my chest. No one believes me when I tell them I feel like my belly has gotten smaller. I figure I still look the same to them, but where it was once firm, it now feels like a pudgy belly. ..
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