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#1 of 12 Old 08-21-2005, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, they said you 'show' earlier with the second baby but holy cow!!

I didn't show at ALL with DD #1 until almost 5 months! Now I am at 10 weeks and I definately have a 'shape' and my pants are tight!!!

I know they say it is normal but I am worried I am going to be HUGE! Does it also mean you are going to be bigger 2nd time around??
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Yup, I showed at ten weeks with my first. Now I'm almost 7 weeks, and waiting for the bulge to begin. I'm pretty plump anyway. In fact a a month or 2 before I got pregnant with Ben, I wore a new dress to work and one of my clietns asked me when i was due. I swore I'd never wear that dress again! I was in maternity pants at 10 weeks.

Infortunately, I put on a few extra pounds recently, so now my clothes are already fitting tightly. I hope I don;t get bigger faster this time.

With ben I found that I grew in spurts. At 10 weeks I started showing, then I stayed there till about 4 months, then stayed that size till 6 months, then stayed there till 8 months, then got really big just at the end. I moved from Japan to Nevada when I was 7 1/2 months, and though I felt huge, a friend I met when I got there told me that she didn't know I was pregnant till I told her later.
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I definitely was showing quite a lot more with my second baby. I was into maternity stuff by 12 weeks. I feel like I was ahead until about 20 weeks, then things leveled out.
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I popped out really early too with #2...definitely had a belly by 10 weeks...but I am ending up being smaller than I was with dd at the end. It's not necessarily a sign of things to come, just that your body remembers what to do.
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same here. I was really freaked out that i showed so early with this one. By 12 weeks, I was in maternity clothes. Now, I'm 22 weeks and have gained 6 pounds total and am perfectly average "showing-ness". I think after the first pregnancy, your body is just more able and ready to relax those ligaments and what not so it feels like you are showing more.
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I showed quicker the 2nd time also and bought some adjustable maternity pants to make myself comfy. Your body just remembers and seems to stretch quicker. I ended up gaining the same amount of weight each time.
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many of my friends started showing immediately and were in maternity close in their 1st trimester.. they didnt necessarily get any larger than they did with baby #1.
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Yup, I showed earlier but here at 39.5 weeks am not appreciably bigger than I was with DD -- though I did grow out of most of my maternity clothes this time (I had opposite season pregnancies so can't compare there...)
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I was showing before I knew I was pregnant with my first, and with this one I followed a similar route but ended up being pretty small until I was around 17 weeks or so and suddenly fell out. I also didn't feel movement until then with this baby, and with my first I'd felt it at 11 weeks!

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I also didn't feel movement until then with this baby, and with my first I'd felt it at 11 weeks!
Speaking of movement.......I swear I have been feeling this baby for 2 weeks now, which would have been like 9 weeks. Everything I read says that is impossible, yet every single night when I lay down to bed I feel the little 'bubbles' in the exact same spot. DD was the same way, always the same spot at night. I doubt I have gas bubbles there every night.
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Speaking of movement.......I swear I have been feeling this baby for 2 weeks now, which would have been like 9 weeks. Everything I read says that is impossible, yet every single night when I lay down to bed I feel the little 'bubbles' in the exact same spot. DD was the same way, always the same spot at night. I doubt I have gas bubbles there every night.
Sounds like movement to me.
My midwife had told me that very thin and/or exceptionally sensitive women tend to feel it earlier. Plus, placenta position can help too.
With my daughter I was feeling stuff at 10 weeks but didn't feel it was actual movement until 11 or so. By 14 weeks I was feeling stuff daily, and by this point you could see it from the outside!
With this baby it's been SO different... I went so long without feeling movement that I actually thought I'd had a missed miscarriage. Now I'm starting to feel it on a daily basis, but it's NOTHING like it was with my daughter.

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I've read that you can feel "quickening" in the early months, but real movement later. I friend said that it felt "like fish". She was quite thin (and still running every morning, I think). My chunkier friend and I seem to have missed the quickening.
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