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? about showing with second pregnancy

post #1 of 13
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I recall my sister-in-law looking about 6 months pregnant when she was actually only 3 months along with her second. With my first (which was probably an unusual situation because he was born still and was only 3 lbs at birth) I did not show until about 6 months along. I feel like I am huge already. Mainly it is that my waist is pretty much gone. I look like I have a potbelly going on.

Anyone know if it is common to show much earlier with your second? Thanks.
post #2 of 13
yes it is a lot more common to show a lot sooner with #2.
post #3 of 13
I started showing at 14weeks with my first, and 6weeks this time. Scary, huh?
post #4 of 13
Yep, second pg you show a lot faster. At 7 weeks I couldn't fit into any of my pants.

I'm wondering how a third pg will be.
post #5 of 13
It's very normal! Your stomach muscles "remember" how to stretch out and do it a lot faster each time.

This is my 4th pregnancy and I can tell you that by 6 weeks I had to pull out my "fat pants". I'm 10 weeks now and in maternity clothes.
post #6 of 13
MommytoGabriel03 (or anyone else who can answer this!),
If you start showing sooner with subsequent pregnancies, did you have a harder time losing the weight once the baby was born?
post #7 of 13
This is only my second pregnancy, but my SIL (who is pregnant with #4) claims that it's getting harder and harder to bounce back. After gaining over 50 lbs. : with my first, my goal is to keep my weight under control this time around, especially now that I know how HARD it is to take it off (I still have a trophy ten pounds that never did disappear). Yikes. I guess that means I'm already ten ahead with this pregnancy?!?!
post #8 of 13
Oh thank God I thought I was the only one who had to break out the old Maternity pants at 8 weeks. I swear I look twice as pregnant now as I did when I was 4 months with my son.
post #9 of 13
Yeah, the second time I think I was in maternity clothes at 12 weeks, but I was clearly starting to pop around 8-9 weeks. This time, my belly's been a bit more out there than normal for 3 weeks or so, but these past few days, it's really popped (9 weeks). Even in the morning now, I feel and look pregnant. I was going to break out the maternity clothes today, but apparently they got lost in one of our last three moves. I can't find them among any of our things. Very frustrating!
post #10 of 13
I lost my weight really quickly after DS was born...I was back in my regular clothes at 6 weeks pp!

With DD, it took me a lot longer to lose the weight. I think I was back in my regular clothes by 12-16 weeks.

All I did was nurse, nurse, nurse and try not to eat too much junk food. I also did a lot of walking after DD was born.

I had a miscarriage back in November at had gained about 5 pounds or so, and I never lost that. So, I'm starting out this time about 5 pounds heavier.

My goal this time is to try not to gain 50 pounds. 49 will be ok, but not any more! I expect it will be longer to get back to normal after this baby. I do not think that my stomach is going to bounce back very quickly at all.
post #11 of 13
Postpartum comparison for me... I gained basically the exact same amount of weight with #1 and #2 but gained it earlier with #1 meaning more of it was me and less was baby.

With #1, I was 8 pounds from my pre-PG weight by 2 weeks postpartum, and stayed there until weaning, but could hardly fit into any of my old clothes because my body had redistributed.

With #2, I actually lost the weight faster. Bigger baby plus more nursing helped that. I was only 3-4 pounds up at 2 weeks, and I got into my normal clothes sooner and even had to buy a size smaller at one point. But even when I was thinner I still had/have a lot more tummy left than I did after #1.

So far with #3, I am popping out even earlier. I am starting 10 pounds heavier than with either of the previous 2, and am scared to see how big I get and how much tummy I have left after this birth!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by mommy2Gabriel03 View Post

My goal this time is to try not to gain 50 pounds. 49 will be ok, but not any more! I expect it will be longer to get back to normal after this baby. I do not think that my stomach is going to bounce back very quickly at all.

I could have written this! I gained 50 lbs with ds and I will NOT do it again...but he was 10 lbs. I lost about 20 lbs the day he was born!
post #13 of 13
Well, I just tried on my jeans - the comfy ones that were in my size - and all I can say is

goodbye! at 10 weeks! wow - I definitely wasn't like this last time. Of course, I was more fluffy then, so who knows...

Fortunately, I've got some stuff from when I was bigger to wear until maternity clothes time. I want to wait until my u/s to break them out - that's when we will be spreading the news. 6 days left!
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