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#1 of 40 Old 01-11-2005, 06:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm in the September club and am antsy to show, b/c then I will feel that everything will be okay. Do any of you August mamas show, even if just to yourselves or your partners?

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I'm showing a little, but only me and DH can tell. It's not actually showing, but a little bloated looking. Of course I always have had a little pouch, and I haven't fully recovered from my last. I'm kind of anxious too!
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I have a little pouch, not notcible yet, but it's there...ask again in a couple of weeks, LOL

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I am poofy, and either naked or in tight clothes, I definitely show. I am completely out of any pants that snap or zip (except one really stretchy pair that was too big before I was pregnant), and wearing all elastic waists and roomy dresses and overalls now. I think I probably just look fat to most people, but I bet if my mom saw me now, she'd know in an instant. I have a really important conference this weekend (an out of town business trip) and NONE of my suits fit. I'm just going to wear a nice sweater and that last pair of pants that fit one day, and a roomy dress the other day. I'll be 12 weeks on Sunday, so I guess it's time...
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I am due August 15 (so, I'm 9 weeks) and surprisingly I am! Just to me and dh, of course, but I can no longer suck in my stomach flat - there's a definite bulge now. My pants, too, are already beginning to feel very tight. I think it has more to do with the amount of food I'm eating to ward off 'morning' sickness, though.

In another few weeks I think it might be obvious. I'll have to tell me work exactly at 12 weeks.

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I too have the bloated look.
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Yes I'm looking a little poochy. I think I probably just look fat to other people though :LOL. This is my 3rd pregnancy and I heard you show earlier with each one.
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7 weeks here and feeling bloated, too. I've already got the rubberband spanning my jeans buttons because I can't close them any more. I definitely don't think it's baby or uterus (I was looking this way last week, too), and I've gained maybe 2 lbs, but it's there whatever it is!
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I'm not showing, showing, but I feel fat and bloated. My pants are getting tighter already and last night I officially dug out my granny underwear that I wore my last pregnancy. Ahhh, I feel so much better now! No tight elastic! :
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Yep. 11 weeks here w/#4 and I definitely have a belly when sitting or standing, but only if I lift up my baggy shirt I've pulled out the maternity clothes cuz they are just more comfy. 'Course, I have a retroverted uterus, so if I lay down it is just a little bulge.

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Bloated more than anything here. But the boob fairy left just enough that people are starting to notice that...
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But the boob fairy left just enough that people are starting to notice that...
:LOL Mine too and somehow I had forgotten about that!
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I'm either 8 weeks or 12 weeks (we'll find out more this week w/an ultrasound) but I definetly look pregnant. Yesterday I was at ds's ped and his doctor told me congratulations and asked, "When are you due - April?" APRIL????? Yes, I had thrown on a maternity shirt (because my only clean pants are a little tight in the bum/hips, so I was trying to camoflauge the tightness there w/a larger shirt) but APRIL? And dh told me that I might be having puppies as I look so much bigger - thanks dear.

Yes I'm slightly overweight to begin with, but I'm 20 pounds lighter than at the begining of ds's pregnancy and I haven't gained any weight so far, have actually lost 2 pounds. Are my abs that out of shape? It makes me wonder - if I'm this big now, what does the next ~30 weeks have in store?
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last night I officially dug out my granny underwear that I wore my last pregnancy. Ahhh, I feel so much better now! No tight elastic! :

OooOoO...I feel relief just reading this! I think I'll dig mine out tonight!

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My pants are tight, which seems fast. All my buttons are popped open too. I am also eating like crazy to help with the MS. Ugggh.
I am excited for maternity clothes again- is that strange?!?!
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Mama Coltrane, I'm excited, too! At least I'll be comfortable when I can put maternity clothes on
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I've pulled out my maternity clothes a couple of times, looked them over and put them away again. But you ladies have inspired me - it's time for a coming out party!

One more thing - w/ds's pregnancy I was working in an office and have a lot of "nice" clothes especially shirts that tie around the back. Not very nursing friendly. Looks like I'll be checking out the thrift stores in the next couple of weeks.
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If anyone likes to see belly pics, this site is really neat

http://www.maternitygallery.com/first_trimester.html
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Poochy, noticeable to DH and myself. I've been wearing a bigger pair of pants with a stretch band with sweaters right now....I'm 10 weeks and a few days.

I go back to work next week and have to think about "looking" nice for the students and I think I'll be wearing some maternity pants and regular shirts right now. I can't wait to really start showing!!1
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If anyone likes to see belly pics, this site is really neat

http://www.maternitygallery.com/first_trimester.html
Did anyone go to the "multiples" page? OMG! Twins! So freakin' huge!

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Actually showing a little with this one...yikes already! Pants are all uncomfortable to wear--sweats are our friends, sweats are our friends!! The first one I didn't show until I was about 5 months pregnant.

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I have the bloated look too. I wouldn't say I look pg, but there is something there that usually isn't. I've taken to wearing DH's shirts because they're baggy enough that I don't look fat. I had almost no tummy the first time around but this time it's a bit bigger so I'm sure that is making a difference too.

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That website was bad for my self-esteem . I look like a lot of those women do at 20 weeks!
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A bloated pouch for me, especially after dinner, and I'm at 12 weeks tomorrow. Although, if I really let those tummy muscles relax -- then I look fat! I was a little worried about being too small after reading all your responses, but then realized I was almost 5 months last time before I could tell/see anything. That, and the MS has caused me to loose a little weight too. Who knows!

The next month should be exciting for all of us!
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Did anyone go to the "multiples" page? OMG! Twins! So freakin' huge!
What was really scary is that I look like some of those mama's! Or like I'm having a singleton and am 20 weeks along already. Whatever happened to my abs of steel? (Not that they were ever steel, maybe just heavy duty aluminum foil)
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not showing yet but my pants are certainly tight and I already pulled out the granny panties last week! :LOL they are sooo comfy though

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And no stretch marks on those huge bellies! How does that happen?!?

This one is my favorite. How beautiful...
http://www.maternitygallery.com/week...st_twins_a.jpg
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And no stretch marks on those huge bellies! How does that happen?!?
I KNOW!!!! I thought I was going to get by w/o stretch marks and then BAM during my third trimester, I got some really ugly ones, and they still have not faded yet! My DH keeps telling me I should use cream this time (I used cream last time too), but I keep telling him it's genetic. My mom got bad stretch marks when she was pregnant and I got here genes. I have never taken a belly shot of my pg belly skin showing, b/c my stretch marks are gross looking. I'm always envious of those who have big bellies with no stretch marks!
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And no stretch marks on those huge bellies! How does that happen?!?

This one is my favorite. How beautiful...
http://www.maternitygallery.com/week...st_twins_a.jpg

Yeah, dh liked that one best too. But this was the enormous one:
http://www.maternitygallery.com/week...st_twins_c.jpg

I never got stretch marks on my belly with ds. I got a bunch on my inner thighs but my belly was spared. I was so happy and dh bragged to everyone we met, which made people hate us. I don't know why I didn't get them on my belly but on my thighs.

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Oh my... the website w/ the prego pics made me feel like a cow. :

I did notice that there seems to be the most growth between the 20th and 26th week.... exciting stuff happening in those bellies!

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