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Holy heck, none of my pants fit! I am only 5w3d, but I cannot squeeze into my pants at all. I already had to buy a size larger at Goodwill this weekend.

This is my 4th pregnancy, and as sick as I feel I am SO starving and have gained 3-4lbs, but I have been in this size jeans at a higher weight than now. How can something the size of a grain of rice make me unable to zip up my pants?!? Anyone else feel like they need to break out the sweatpants before 6 weeks???

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This is the second morning that I needed to break out the belly band Now I do have multiple sizes in my pants, but the bigger pants are starting to get a little tighter. We went shopping for a nice outfit last week for the rehearsal dinner for BIL's wedding and there were a few outfits that DP veto'd because I looked HUGELY PREGNANT in...

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Pants fresh out of the dryer aren't too friendly to my waistline recently. It gets more comfortable after a few squats and some shifting. I doubt those strategies will last much longer...sigh.
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As soon as my husband gets home I think I will hit Target for some Bella Bands.

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I've been pretty ok in the morning, but once the evening rolls around, the bloat is making me look 4 months pregnant already!

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My pants are fine, it's wearing a bra that kills me. Anything that cuts across where my stomach sits makes me feel like I'm going to puke. That's the are of my tummy that's bloating a bit.

Do they sell Bella Bands at Target? I'd love to know since I've always wanted to try one but didn't want to buy without knowing if I liked it or not.

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Target sells their own brand of Bella band:
http://tinyurl.com/279z6e8

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Do they sell Bella Bands at Target? I'd love to know since I've always wanted to try one but didn't want to buy without knowing if I liked it or not.
They do, they are made by the same people, and called BeBands and sell for like $17. They may be thinner, I am not sure. I know they have Spanx that are made by Spanx, called something else, but are not as thick.

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I already have quite the belly at 6.5 weeks! It is crazy, and will be hard to hide this pregnancy for long. For me especially in the evening too!

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I thought it was just me!! I looked in the mirror today and saw a belly. My pants stopped buttoning comfortably last week, too.

I was at a conference today and saw someone who looked about the same size prego as me and I stopped her to ask how far along she is and she said 14 wks!! I'm only 6w5d (with twins) but still....

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I am hoping this doesn't mean I could have twins in there I am really big and have already put my jeans away :0

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I am hoping this doesn't mean I could have twins in there I am really big and have already put my jeans away :0
With all the other twins expected in this DDC and high betas, I am worried too. 1 week until my ultrasound!

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DH looked at me yesterday and said, "I think you're about to show!" Aaack! I'm only 8 weeks and a few days, and I'd really like to wait another month before announcing it to the world. I didn't think I was supposed to show this early with #1! How early did you guys start to show with your first? I've only gained two pounds, but those two are making me look ridiculous. And my clothes don't fit. It's too early to go buy maternity clothes, isn't it???

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DH looked at me yesterday and said, "I think you're about to show!" Aaack! I'm only 8 weeks and a few days, and I'd really like to wait another month before announcing it to the world. I didn't think I was supposed to show this early with #1! How early did you guys start to show with your first? I've only gained two pounds, but those two are making me look ridiculous. And my clothes don't fit. It's too early to go buy maternity clothes, isn't it???
I was about 16 weeks when I showed with my pregnancies. I mean I had a little belly but nothing that couldn't have been excused by a big meal.

I was 40 weeks pregnant with #1 and people would still ask cautiously 'Are you pregnant?' though.

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I've been pretty ok in the morning, but once the evening rolls around, the bloat is making me look 4 months pregnant already!
Same here

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I've been pretty ok in the morning, but once the evening rolls around, the bloat is making me look 4 months pregnant already!
Yeah, me too. I would love to know what causes that bloat. I remember having it with DS too.

I don't think I can get bella bands where I live, but they look awesome. I'll have to see if I can get them shipped here.

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DH looked at me yesterday and said, "I think you're about to show!" Aaack! I'm only 8 weeks and a few days, and I'd really like to wait another month before announcing it to the world. I didn't think I was supposed to show this early with #1! How early did you guys start to show with your first? I've only gained two pounds, but those two are making me look ridiculous. And my clothes don't fit. It's too early to go buy maternity clothes, isn't it???
This is my 3rd pregnancy and i'm 9 weeks and showing...my first two i didn't show to the world until i was was like 5-6 months; so i'm glad i'm not the only one not able to fit into my jeans!
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Watch out-- twins seem to be running rampant in our DDC.

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Count me in too for the massive bloat. My waist has gone up and inch and a half in the last week alone. Nothing the size of a blueberry should cause this much belly!
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Watch out-- twins seem to be running rampant in our DDC.
lol, that would sure be shocking; multiples don't run at all in either family
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lol, that would sure be shocking; multiples don't run at all in either family
Not in mine either... and yet here we are.

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i am 7 weeks, and cant even wear my regualr shirts anymore. they are tight now. my pants were history by 5 weeks, had to buy a belly band from motherhood.

It is crazy. I havent really gained any weight either, just a bunch of shifting going on or something. I am going to tell my mom this week, if all goes well with my appt on wednesday, because there is no way i can hide this until 20 weeks, like i did my last pregnancy.

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Not in mine either... and yet here we are.
They dont run in my family either, but i still wonder if i will have twins this time.

I got pregnant with triplets while on birth control. One died at 5 weeks, and we believe they were identical twins with a fraternal triplet. My twins that remained developed twin to twin tranfusion, and were born early due to prom, and didnt make it. That was 11 years ago.

When i think about that, and how i was on birth control, and i got pregnant with all those babies, i wonder. and i have read the more pregnancies you have, the higher your changes, and this is about pregnancy 14 for me. that mixed with the fact i had multiples before. my kids keep talking that i am having a boy and a girl. while i would welcome twins, i am leary, because i have really hard pregnancies, and twins would complicate further, the issues i already have.

Guess i will find out soon enough.

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eeek; i couldn't even imagine having multiples
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I am nervous, they run in mine! I have a paternal aunt who had twins (stillbirth, fraternal) and a maternal aunt who had fraternal twins. I also have had children already, and I am over 30. My HCG is doubling 24 hours faster than it should, and it is higher than it should be (but not as high as some of these mamas, holy moly!) I think at this point I am not *expecting* twins, but I really would not be shocked... well I would, but you know what I mean.

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I am definitely having to use the elastic band trick to get my pants closed. And I'm loving the few drawstring waist pants that I have. Hoping to wait at least 3 more weeks to tell anyone...we'll see.

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