Hi, my name is Hillary. I used to be a more frequent reader/poster here but what can I say, life got busy for a while
Anyway, I've got 4 year old twins boys that I carried until 37 weeks. I'm pretty small (5'3" and 125 pounds) and got to be pretty big with my twins, I believe my final weigh in was 197 pounds.
I just found out this past weekend that I'm pregnant again! We are THRILLED and feel that this is perfect timing for our family to add another - our boys start preschool in September and will have their own things going on by the time the new baby arrives.
I was just wondering what to expect in terms of how big my belly will or will not get this time around (assuming it's not another set of twins - but that's a whole 'nother post!) and how early I might start to show. I am hoping to make it into my 2nd trimester before informing my employer. Problem is, I work at a gym and I take yoga/pilates classes so I don't know how long I'll be able to keep this a "secret" before it becomes obvious.
I have heard from a few women that they started to show sooner in 2nd/3rd/4th/etc pregnancies but those are women who had singleton pregnancies and I'm wondering if because I got so huge with my twins, I'll be even MORE likely to show earlier this time. I think I was showing by 15 weeks with my twins and by 22 weeks most people mistook me for full term!!!
Thanks in advance, ladies. And I look forward to participating on this forum again with questions for those of you who have also added to their families after twins