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if this is #2, are you showing already?

post #1 of 27
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i am 7 weeks, and i ALREADY have a bump. it looks like a potential homer simpson "been hittin the beer and doughnuts" belly, and a friend said she didn't notice, but a couple others who know have greeted me with squawks of "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE SHOWING ALREADY!"



with my daughter, i didn't look like this until 16 weeks! is this normal? i am trying to keep this quiet for another 5 weeks, and at this rate it's going to be impossible! i'm sort of afraid there are a billion babies in there, so if anyone else can chime in with experience of showing MUCH more quickly the second time around, i would love to hear it!
post #2 of 27
This is pregnancy #6 for me.... needless to say I'm definitely showing. Funny thing is.... my family who see me regularly are apparently clueless OR they think I'm getting fat no one has said a darn word about it. At this point I'm just waiting for someone to notice.
post #3 of 27
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lol! yeah, i think i could pass for fat. or a bloated beer gut.

i've heard many mamas say that the showing immediately thing happened with pregnancy #3 and beyond, but not with #2! i've heard that you show sooner, but i didn't think it would be THIS soon. with #1, i passed for fat/beer-soaked until like 22 weeks or so!
post #4 of 27
Each time I think I showed earlier. With DS1 ... I started to get a belly at 13-14 weeks but didn't "show" or wear maternity clothes to close to 19 weeks. With my 2nd I started showing by 12 weeks. With 3rd by 10 weeks (was obviously pg by 14 weeks). Now ... I'm around 7 wks and look pg -- even to DH, who now thinks it is twins because of the "belly". I have lost all the weight in between pg -- so it isn't that. It is like my body remembers what I look like during pg and got me there quicker. DH says (based on old belly photos from other pgs) that I look at least 11 or 12 weeks with number 2 and 3.
post #5 of 27
Definitely. My body weight seems to shift straight to the center of my tummy and hips the moment I become pregnant. It's pretty crazy. But I was looking at myself in the mirror and pictures from DD and yeah I feel the same way, that I look now more like I did closer to 15 wks with her.

My body remembers well and is getting all proportioned already! lol
post #6 of 27
6 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. I was really bloated around 5 which actually made me kinda of look like I was showing but now nothing. We will see I was hoping not to show till at least around 10 weeks. Still haven't told my boss.
post #7 of 27
With my #2 I was showing the second I peed on the stick. Pants were snug at 5 weeks, and by 7 weeks I couldn't fit in anything. By 10 weeks maternity pants fit great.

This time around I'm following a similar trend---I have one pair of pants that I can still button (6w4d). Bella band is my friend!

I've heard that the position of your uterus can greatly affect how quickly you show, and I know that mine is a bit tipped forward, thus making me pop faster.

Just know you're not alone!
post #8 of 27
Yup, this is child #4 for me, and I'm definitely showing. It's mostly showing all the weight I haven't lost in between babies, but I can't suck it in!

With #2, I definitely showed earlier than #1, maybe at around 9 weeks? Can't remember exactly...
post #9 of 27
i didn't show with my first until about 15 weeks, then with number 2 and 3 around 12 weeks. this time around i was showing at 8 weeks for sure!
post #10 of 27
Yep, 9 weeks and a little bump.

I have a picture of me at 17 weeks with DD and I still had ab definition. I could have passsed as not pregnant until about 6 months.

Not this time.
post #11 of 27
Yeah - I have the lovely bloat baby, too. Since the uterus is still buried down by the pubic bone, it's kind of a bummer that what is showing is the intestines being pushed up -- and out due to increased muscle relaxing from hormones.

Unless, of course, you have two or three of them in there
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by NortheastSuperstar View Post
Since the uterus is still buried down by the pubic bone, it's kind of a bummer that what is showing is the intestines being pushed up -- and out due to increased muscle relaxing from hormones.
I was wondering what the heck was going on, since I knew the uterus was still small and under the pubic bone. Kind of gross that it's my intestines that are "showing"!

I'm almost seven weeks and definitely showing. It does look like I've just gotten fat, though, and I've been trying to cover it up when I go out with a jacket, but now that we've had some nice days I won't be able to do that without suffering from heatstroke. Luckily we're planning on telling people this weekend -- then I can let it all hang out. Maybe I'll have DS1 go around ahead of me and tell people I'm pregnant so they don't have to wonder.
post #13 of 27
my first "symptom" was feeling really bloated-thinking I needed to lose a little weight. It all made sense when I got that positive test. I am 9 weeks and yesterday I wore a kind of clingy t-shirt and there is just no question anymore. At all. I am anxious to get to the midwife next week and hear the heartbeat, so I can really "let it all hang out". I am sort of superstitious about buying or wearing anything maternity until then. Of course, the baby is supposedly the size of a grape right now, which means that I am probably "showing" the results of trying to eat my way out of nausea.
Also, I forgot how expensive maternity clothing is and how poorly it fits! Ahhh!
post #14 of 27
If it makes u feel better this is #2 for me and i am 7 weeks and I had to make my own bella band to keep waring my clothing, my pants do not button and my tummy is swelling. and my scale is tipping, which blows my mind cause I cant eat a thing I am so nauseated ,,,, I guess we all develop at our own rate, but either way 5 day, 5 weeks 5 mths a baby belly is a baby belly and they are all just so beautiful
post #15 of 27
I showed early with my first! Granted, I had miscarriages before I had Wyatt, so maybe that made me show earlier when I was pregnant with him? Either way, I definitely had a little bump going by 7-8 weeks with Wyatt, and by 12 weeks, I was clearly pregnant. This time I feel bigger, but I think that's more because my tummy hadn't quite gotten back to pre pregnancy condition before I got pregnant again, so I'm a bit jiggly and bloated

Either way, pregnant with my first, I was in maternity clothes at 8 weeks and had people INSISTING I was pregnant with twins/triplets. And he was only 8 lbs! Some people just show early/different/bigger
post #16 of 27
My pants are getting tight (especially straight out of the wash), but I'm not showing, per say. I won't really show to the casual observer till 2nd or 3rd trimester, though. Consider yourselves lucky...
post #17 of 27
this is pregnancy #7 for me & I'm over weight anyways ... so I always look pregnant ... I haven't noticed any real changes as of yet but I'm only 6 weeks. Because of the extra weight it takes me longer to 'show' to most people ~ but I make up for it in the end with a HUGE belly that makes everyone go ... how many babies are you having!?!
post #18 of 27
i'm 8w2d and I'm definitely bigger already. It's my fourth pregnancy, and like pp, each one shows sooner.

But I'm still heavy from my last pregnancy/extended nursing (unlike most people, I stay heavy until I wean!) so everyone probably just thinks I'm getting fat(ter) LOL!
post #19 of 27
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My pants are getting tight (especially straight out of the wash), but I'm not showing, per say. I won't really show to the casual observer till 2nd or 3rd trimester, though. Consider yourselves lucky...
I'm in the same boat. I can tell my tummy is shaped differently, but it's probably just as much the extra fluid in my system already as much as the organs shifting around. Whatever! I fully intend to wear cute empire waist mat tops and rock the belly, even if it's just ME in there mostly now

Even when I was much smaller, last pregnancy (still quite fluffy to most others I'm sure) some people didn't know I was pregnant just a few weeks before the birth. I figure, whatever!

Let's have a fluffy mamas DDC sub-tribe
post #20 of 27
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Consider yourselves lucky...
Aww, mama! You're assuming that we're all sporting a 6 pack with a cute little baby bump at the bottom! I'm "showing", but only to me and my bf. Everyone else will probably think I splurged on the chocolate bunnies and malt ballsm this past weekend. I probably wont be discernably gestating to the general public till into the 2nd trimester.
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