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post #21 of 40

I keep laughing so hard at the thought of size 4 or 6 as "having a bit of a pooch". Please don't think I'm mocking, it's just, I'm a size 24 normally... So to me a size 4 or hell, even a 10 is thin!

post #22 of 40

I am almost 11 weeks with baby #5. I have a little diastasis recti issue, but it's not severe. I'm also short 5'2". I look about 20 weeks pregnant if I don't suck it in. I wear scrubs mostly, so I haven't noticed clothes not fitting. I'm sure the first time I try to wear jeans (it's supposed to get cold next week) that I'll cry. I've had several people comment, who already know I'm pregnant, about my pregnant belly. It's kind of irritating. I'm sitting there thinking about the fact that my uterus (which is about 1/2 way to my belly button) is only the size of a grapefruit and the baby is only about 2 inches long, but I look so big.

 

I should have had DH dig out my maternity clothes bin this weekend. Maybe I'll have time to go through it tomorrow. To be honest though, I feel ridiculous. 

post #23 of 40

Yeah...I keep poking my belly thinking...if this were uterus, it should be hard.  Instead...well, it's not.  So...what IS it.  I guess it's because the area where I used to suck it in is now full of baby...

post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by Just1More View Post

Yeah...I keep poking my belly thinking...if this were uterus, it should be hard.  Instead...well, it's not.  So...what IS it.  I guess it's because the area where I used to suck it in is now full of baby...



I'm going to use this to make myself feel better. Maybe my "fluff" is just relocating because baby is pushing it out of the way. biglaugh.gif

post #25 of 40
Thread Starter 

When the former toothpick looks like a toothpick that swallowed the olive, trust me, even you would call it a bit of a pooch.  I have gone from size four to being a bit snug in medium maternity pants in less than three months.  It is a little startling.  One of my less savvy and tactful coworkers asked me the other day, 'so what are you going to do when you get even bigger?'

I goggled for a minute and then answered, 'get even bigger.'

Not to be deterred, he followed with, 'but what are you going to do?'

I didn't think I wanted to know what exactly he meant by that, so I just said, 'be really uncomfortable, but otherwise pretty much what I do now.'

I have been warding off a lot of questions from guys at work by letting them know that I waited tables with my first child until I actually went into labor on the restaurant floor, and still finished my shift that day.  I can still pull off better squat form than they can too (which is probably quite a sight, since I definitely look very very pregnant these days) so I figure I can probably shut them up for a little while longer by outbutching them, but then it's gonna get awkward.

 

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Originally Posted by JynxGirl View Post

I keep laughing so hard at the thought of size 4 or 6 as "having a bit of a pooch". Please don't think I'm mocking, it's just, I'm a size 24 normally... So to me a size 4 or hell, even a 10 is thin!



 

post #26 of 40

:) I definitely understand. I have a friend who was a size 00 when she got pregnant. By 6 weeks you could already tell. 

My being floofy (to put it mildly...) means that, while I am showing, it's harder for people to guess.

post #27 of 40

I'm getting a lot of the "Could she be pregnant, or just have a poofy belly?" looks. Every one has erred on the side of caution and remained mum so far.
 

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Originally Posted by JynxGirl View Post

:) I definitely understand. I have a friend who was a size 00 when she got pregnant. By 6 weeks you could already tell. 

My being floofy (to put it mildly...) means that, while I am showing, it's harder for people to guess.



 

post #28 of 40

I just look fat. I've gone up a pant size, and when I stand in my underwear it looks like a bump, but once I get dressed it just looks like I've been hitting the twinkies too hard.

 

What's weird is that my weight hasn't actually changed at all - it's still right where it was before I got pregnant. 

 

We've started telling some close friends, and we're telling the family at Thanksgiving. We did get one suspicious question from an uncle, but I don't think it's because I'm showing... I think it's just because it's an irish/italian Catholic family and we've been married 7 whole months now. ;)

 

 

post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by KM84 View Post.. /snip  I think it's just because it's an irish/italian Catholic family and we've been married 7 whole months now. ;)

 

 



LOL that is hilarious.

post #30 of 40

Ha. We're from Irish Catholic familes as well. Also when we got married there was a rumor that we were um more innocent that one would expect. There was a joke going around at the time on how soon we'd get pregnant. Supposedly there was a pool. Bet no one had 13 years covered.

 

I've not gained weight either and may have even lost a pound or two. (Other than generally eating healthy I wasn't trying to do that.) My pants fit the same but in my upper abdomen there is a little bit of fluff. I guess it is as others have mentioned the baby pushing stuff out of the way. I'm not a small woman and even though I weight close to what I did before my first pregnancy there have been a lots of core exercises between the two babies. I went from total sit in front of a computer geek to gym rat in the last two years so I thought maybe just maybe I'd be slower to show this time. I pretty much wore my regualr pants until about 5 months. There was one pair I had happily worn to work one week and the next pack them for a business trip. They of course didn't fit after they had been lugged half way across the country. 

post #31 of 40
Thread Starter 

HA!  We are not Irish Catholic, but it is REALLY unusual to make it to a year without a pregnancy in my family (we are a bunch of unrepentant breeders), but I think I set a new record by getting pregnant BEFORE the wedding with this one.  It is a little awkward. . .

post #32 of 40

With every baby you have, you will "pop" sooner and sooner!

This is my 4th, and by 6-7 weeks I could no longer button my fat-pants.  That's just crazy fast!  I used the rubberband trick, but by 8 weeks, that was it, everything was too much pressure on my belly and it made me feel sick.

Now I'm wearing the Super Stretch jeans from Motherhood Maternity, with the Secret Fit belly panel.  Soooo comfy!  Same goes for my Old Navy roll-panel yoga pants, that I try to wear as much as I can get away with ;)

post #33 of 40

I have been hitting the yoga pants pretty hard as of late. My 5 year old asked me the other day why she had to get dressed when I was still in my jammies. Thank you, sweetheart, point taken. I had given away all my maternity gear, foolishly thinking we were done with the whole baby thing, so I just purchased some on ebay. I at least have some choices now, but still find myself defaulting to the comfy yoga pants. People who know me might notice the chub, but since we just moved here and no one know me I haven't really gotten many comments. And, really, not all that many people see me naked, which is about the only time I am really "showing". Hate to start wearing my maternity stuff because I know how sick of it all I am going to be in 6 months!

post #34 of 40


Lol. l When I was pg with my third, my first went to get dressed.  She came out and I began telling her how what she was wearing wasn't appropriate, and she couldn't go out in that yadayadayada.  In mid sentence I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.  She was dressed exactly like me...red t-shirt and black stretchy pants.  Oops.

 

And, I'm with you on the maternity clothes.  Sigh.  I really don't want to see them again.  And certainly not for that long. 

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Originally Posted by GretchenC View Post

I have been hitting the yoga pants pretty hard as of late. My 5 year old asked me the other day why she had to get dressed when I was still in my jammies. Thank you, sweetheart, point taken. I had given away all my maternity gear, foolishly thinking we were done with the whole baby thing, so I just purchased some on ebay. I at least have some choices now, but still find myself defaulting to the comfy yoga pants. People who know me might notice the chub, but since we just moved here and no one know me I haven't really gotten many comments. And, really, not all that many people see me naked, which is about the only time I am really "showing". Hate to start wearing my maternity stuff because I know how sick of it all I am going to be in 6 months!


 

 

post #35 of 40

Unrepentant breeder... I am so stealing that one! LOL
 

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Originally Posted by layne View Post

HA!  We are not Irish Catholic, but it is REALLY unusual to make it to a year without a pregnancy in my family (we are a bunch of unrepentant breeders), but I think I set a new record by getting pregnant BEFORE the wedding with this one.  It is a little awkward. . .



 

post #36 of 40

Does anyone else who's "popping" on the earlier side (I'm 13/14 weeks and there's no hiding anything anymore) ever feel embarrassed about it?  I am conflicted, on the one hand, I love being pregnant, and I love being obviously pregnant - on the other hand, it's a bit of the private becoming public, and putting your body out there in a pretty extreme way.

I am a small/average sized woman and was pretty big in my first pregnancy (got a lot of those irritating comments like, "are you SURE you know your due date/are you SURE you're not having twins") and I wonder if I've a little bit of PTSD from that.

 

Anyway. Just rambling today.

post #37 of 40

I'm not exactly sure if I've 'popped' (I don't even fully understand what that means) but I definitely have a round little belly now at 15 weeks, enough that complete strangers can tell that I'm pregnant. I still think it just looks like I've had a pretty big meal... though I can tell that my belly is a little rounder than that.

post #38 of 40

Rozzie, I'm the same way.  I still find myself trying to "hide" my belly.  Or at least not wanting to show it off yet.  If I wear the full belly maternity pants I feel I look huge.  So at 15 weeks and with a definitely preggo belly I am still wearing stretchy yoga pants and the low rise maternity jeans that just have a strip around the top so they don't make me look as big.  And haven't felt like the maternity tops yet, just wearing my longer shirts/sweaters.  When I wear those tops I look much more pregnant.  I guess I'm not ready for all the questions or attention yet.

post #39 of 40

3rd for me too and already in maternity clothes at 12 1/2 weeks!  :)

post #40 of 40

Yeah, switched to the full maternity pants because they feel more comfortable... By maybe they are accentuating the belly a bit!   Nice to know I'm not alone with this smile.gif

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