Jessica, mama to Emma, 7, Mattie, 5.5 and Lilly, 3 and someone new this Halloween-ish.
I think a lot of it tends to be stomach muscles just aren't the same after that first child. I had six years between my first and second and only two years between my second and third. Things have definitely been different this time around in terms of showing, how I carry, and just general aches and pains. I think I had more time to recover between my first and second.
i think statistically you do have a higher chance of bigger babies with each pregnancy.
I actually have a much smaller belly this time around compared to with my first. My first was a girl, and this time around it is a boy. According the the ultra sounds I did, he is growing just fine. So the general rule that your stomach gets bigger with every pregnancy is not always true . Right now, my belly is about the same as it was with five months with my daughter.
I think that there are so many factors you just can't really figure out which one or ones are causing the larger/smaller belly until after (if then)
nicole , mom to 3 boys here on earth 9, 7 and 4.5 and 2 girl's 2.5 and 10/16/11. Always remembering my babies in heaven: Sam (9/7/05) at 12.5 wks , Morgan (2/13/06) at 6 wks , Emeric (8/9/10 at 17 wks) and Pepper (11/26/10) at 8wks.