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post #1 of 30
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Ok, so I was taking a gander at the July DDC belly thread and I noticed that many of the ladies have big beautiful bellies at 10-12 weeks!!!

When I was pg with ds, I didn't really "show" until 15 weeks. By 7 months, I was gargantuan, though.

I have heard that with subsequent babies your tummy pops sooner. Anyone have any experience? I'll be 4 weeks tomorrow. I have no real symptoms (tiredness, lack of appetite but nothing substantial) and am most certainly not showing.

I was hoping to be able to go until 12 weeks before we tell anyone. Am I being foolish?
post #2 of 30
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Brewer's Diet?

Oops - meant to post this elsewhere
post #3 of 30
I agree that you tend to show quicker with subsequent pregnancies. I'm 6-7 weeks (pg #4) and I've got the pooch going on already That was our plan, too, but seeing how it looks like everything's okay, we'll tell people as we see them. So I may be 5 months before some people know I've heard of Brewer's Diet, but not familiar with it. I'm going to stick by a GD diet as I seem to have trouble with my blood sugars, but it gives me good discipline practice
post #4 of 30
I've already got a good bit of belly going, and I'm 5 weeks!

I showed early (8 weeks) with my first, though. I'm short and thin and my belly has nowhere to go but OUT!
post #5 of 30
I am probably about 7-8 weeks, but my belly just looks like a beer gut. I can still suck it in if I want to.
post #6 of 30
I'm at about six weeks and I look like I did at 5 months with my dd1! Having a hard time hiding it and I really want to keep it from my family for awhile (we have two brand new babies in the family). Been keeping my coat on a lot....
post #7 of 30
I can't decide if I have just gotten fat or what. I have actually lost a couple of pounds but I could not button my jeans even last week. We are trying to hide #4 for a while. I already look pg though so I think our secret will be out as soon as my family sees me.
post #8 of 30
My jeans are tight already but my weight goes to the front anyway, so I don't think I look more pregnant than usual. It could just be Christmas bloat, anyway… *cough*
post #9 of 30
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I can feel the muscles in my stomach stretching and my skirt was a little tighter than normal yesterday. I got on the scale and it says the same thing it did a week ago. Of course, I have quite a bit of padding around the middle anyway, so I guess for a while I'll just look like I had a big lunch.
post #10 of 30
I recently lost a lot of weight with weight watchers so I've been pretty attentive to how my tummy area looks and I feel like I"m pooching out already! This is #3 for me so that may be the case. With the other two and with this one also, I feel like I pooch out higher than I woudl expect. Before I thought it was becasue I was so overweight (65lbs heavier than now) but now I wonder if that's not just the way I start to carry- like my body is making room for my uterus to grow! I got rid of a lot of my bigger clothes and all of my maternity clothes are probably goign to be huge too... so that should be interesting....

Or it could just be my overactive imagination wanting to see a lovely pregnancy belly!
post #11 of 30
Well, this is my second, but with my first I didn't really show until after 20 weeks, so I am not expecting much this time. I am really thin too, she was just a small baby, still is! I do look forward to having a belly to rub again though!
post #12 of 30
I already am quite bloated looking. I wonder when I'll start showing since its my 4th, if it will be about the same as with my 3rd which I think was somewhere around 12-14 weeks, or if it will be even sooner this time. If its any earlier we'll have to think about telling the family a bit sooner.
post #13 of 30
Just wanted to add, I guess I might look a little PG already, but no more then I did two weeks ago before the BFP. I just don't care to suck it in anymore! Too much work, I am tired!
post #14 of 30
Well as you should gain 2lbs the whole first trimester we should NOT be showing you know

But if this is like last time that I looked 4-5 months 3 months in I'll be annoyed LOL
post #15 of 30
We better start taking some pictures so we can track the bellies!!

I'm not showing at all, which is strange. With #2 I popped out a little almost right away, but then didn't show tons till around month 4 or 5. I def feel "fuller" around my pelvis and my boobs are starting to overfloweth, but that's it. My DD is around the 5th, so I think I'm 5 weeks?
post #16 of 30
Same here, Sarah! I just stopped sucking it in!
post #17 of 30
I guess I'm considered thin, I'm 5' and I wear a size 6, but I'm 130lbs. I really don't care about such nonsense. I'm more concerned about being healthy. I have a birth defect in my low spine that prevents me from doing anything that could make my tummy flatter, so I'll always have a little pooch.
But lately my little pooch seems a bit more poochier. My pants seems a little tighter but I keep saying it can't be. I'm only 4 weeks. I can't be showing already. It must be me just sticking my stomach out without realizing...
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by PoshMama View Post
Well as you should gain 2lbs the whole first trimester we should NOT be showing you know

But if this is like last time that I looked 4-5 months 3 months in I'll be annoyed LOL
WOW! I've never heard this before! I heard 2/3of a pound per week for the first 20 weeks and then 1 lb a week for the second 20 weeks.

The thing with me is, I really think stuff starts to get shifty down there and that's where some of my pooch comes from. I also agree with the pp that I just don't care to suck it in as much
post #19 of 30
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Yeah, I don't know how much of "showing" actually has to do with weight gain. I weighed the same for most of the 2nd trimester, but my tummy kept a-growin'!
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by muppet729 View Post
WOW! I've never heard this before! I heard 2/3of a pound per week for the first 20 weeks and then 1 lb a week for the second 20 weeks.

The thing with me is, I really think stuff starts to get shifty down there and that's where some of my pooch comes from. I also agree with the pp that I just don't care to suck it in as much

I have been doing research on this since last time I gained WAYYY to much (thyroid prob didn't help)

In the UK they don't even say you need extra calories the first trimester as the baby is so small. Mama will gain about 2 lbs from increased breast size and such
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