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Old 11-05-2008, 08:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just out of curiosity for all of you moms out there, when did you start showing your pregnancy? Was it the same for all of them (if you have more than 1 child) ? Or did you find that it varried each time?

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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This is my first pregnancy, but I'm having twins. I really started getting a noticable belly around 12 weeks. My pants stopped fitting well before that though. Here's me at 12 weeks

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...swithtwins.jpg

And me at 15 weeks

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...kssideview.jpg

I'm 17.5 now and am even bigger, but I don't have any pictures.

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I think I started showing around 17 weeks or so? It looked like a chub though, sometimes it was hard to tell if it was pregnant or just fat. At 20 weeks I definately had a belly bump!
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I don't remember when I started with my first 2 (terrible I know!) but with my 3rd I started showing around 15 wks. But I needed bigger pants before that.

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My body changed DRAMATICALLY just a few days after conception. At the time I had no idea what was going on. It was all in the boobs though. I put on a shirt and it was so tight I couldn't get it back off. DH had to cut it off with scissors. It was totally bizarre and at the time made me feel really bad about myself because I thought I was gaining weight inexplicably.

My tummy started popping out around 6 weeks. In my case though it wasn't so much that my belly was growing. I was losing weight and my hips were shrinking like crazy while the belly stayed in the same spot. I don't think it was obvious I was pregnant until about 14 weeks. By about 8 weeks none of my shirts fit around my stomach anymore though. I had to switch to maternity tops. Though at 21 weeks I can still wear many of my pre-pregnancy pants.

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It's been a bit earlier with every baby for me. With my dd I didn't really show until about 6 months or so, yes my pants didn't fit before that but I didn't look pregnant. With my ds I started showing about 5 1/2 months or so and same as with dd pants didn't fit but I didn't look pregnant. This pregnancy I'm just starting to show though most people would think I'm only 3 months I'm actually a little over 5. I think I just look fat, not pregnant.

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With #1 I was about 3-4 months, and with this one I had a pooch at 4 weeks. I had started to notice that my clothes were fitting tighter before 4 weeks but just thought I was gaining some weight..wrong lol. I had to start wearing maternity around 6 or so weeks bc my waistband was too snug. I can still wear *some* of my tops, but not many as they are too short.
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With my first pregnancy, I had to buy new pants at 6 weeks. With this baby, I was in those same pants by 5 weeks.

But I'm normally really skinny and short waisted, so I'm convinced the minute implantation happens, things start getting pushed upward and outward.

Here I am at 5w3d this time.

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I think I started showing around 3 mos for my last 3, I don't remember exactly except that it was early.
This time I have a little extra weight in the belly area and I swear it feels firmer. I'm only 6 weeks and I know I'm going to start showing much earlier-probably 10 weeks is my guess.

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Now! (just before 16 weeks)
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With #1 I was barely showing at 16 weeks. With #2 I was out of pre-preg pants by 6 weeks and "showing" by 10. Can't wait to see what pregnancy #3 brings.

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Old 11-06-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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With DS 1, I did not start showing where other people could notice until almost halfway through. With number two (pregnant now...) I had a noticable bump by 10 weeks-ish.

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With DD1, I was 20 wks before most people could really tell. #2 was earlier, I think I started getting asked right when I started the 2nd tri. With #3 had someone ask at 8 weeks. I'm 16 weeks and am definitely showing more then I have this early with my previous pgs.

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With both my singleton pregnancies I really started to show around 16-20 weeks. But with this pregnancy I was bloated looking and wearing looser pants by 12 weeks.

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ellasmomma: My DH wants to name our may baby Apollo sooo bad! how funny! We've decided on Athena Deanna for a girl!

I'm 12 wks with my 1st some days I think I may be starting to show just a little, but most days I just feel fat.

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i looked overweight (more so than usual ) for the first 5 months then out of no where i *popped* and was obviously pregnant.

the first few months sucked, i really just looked like i'd gotten real fat lol
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Im 12 weeks not and I can notice a big change. My belly is more round, but I dont think people notice yet. Judging from my twin sisters pregnancy, Im showing at around the same time she started to show so I know my baby bump is there already But most of the time I just feel kind of fat.
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ellasmomma: My DH wants to name our may baby Apollo sooo bad! how funny! We've decided on Athena Deanna for a girl!
No way! I haven't met anyone who really liked the name, let alone might use it for their own child!
My husband had a whole list of Greek god names... Apollo was my favorite!

I love the name Athena, its absolutely beautiful!

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I am almost 23 weeks, and I still don't look obviously, 100% pregnant. :

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I was 6 months with my first, 6 1/2 months with my second, 4 months with my third, 4 months with my fourth, and 5 weeks with this pregnancy. At 8 weeks everyone was asking if I was pregnant.

I have a retroverted uterus so it usually takes me longer to show even though I am 5'2" and 90 lbs not preggers.

With my second I seemed to pop overnight and even though I didn't look pregnant until 6 1/2 months and was still wearing my regular jeans he was my biggest baby.
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With my first I popped just after morning sickness stopped. I looked pregnant by Christmas and I was about 12-13 weeks at that point. With this pregnancy (10 weeks so far) I already have a noticable bump and started wearing my maternity pants last week.

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I didn't pop out until sometime after 20 weeks. The few weeks before that I looked a little thicker, but you wouldn't have been able to tell I was pregnant. I didn't even tell my co-workers until I was around 18 weeks. I was able to wear non maternity clothes until around 20 weeks, maybe a little later.

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