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my MIL told me she thinks i'm having twins and today my mother asked me if i'm sure i'm not further along . doesn't help that i have an umbilical hernia from last pregnancy so my belly button stayed popped, which just makes me look very pregnant.

i'm not even 12 weeks yet

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I am 12.5 wks and the wolf is out of the bag. hee hee Strangers have started to comment. the usual "Wow your hands are full" followed by "oh my, you're having another one"
I have always shown fairly early and am pretty confident that there is only one as I am not very sick. Oh well I would rather look pretty and pg than fat and frumpy and luckily the fat and frumpy stage only lasted a few weeks.

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I'm 13 weeks and had somebody tell me yesterday that I have a very cute baby bump. I must have looked really surprised because she started to apologize. I said, no I'm pregnant, but barely into my 2nd trimester. I guess it's better to look like I'm growing a baby than like I over ate.

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I'm 8 weeks and it's already become unfortunately obvious. Though no one has said anything yet.

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Complete strangers have been congratulating me since my eighth week. Twin comments are a daily occurance.
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I have a belly to rival any bar fly. 12 weeks but I pop early and big. The WHOLE time I was PG with DS I kept being asked if I was having twins....same thing this time around. I still just feel fat though, haven't bought any maternity clothes, so my wardrobe consists of yoga capri pants and t-shirts.

This thread makes me feel SO much better since the pregnancy newsletters are saying things like "you might start to notice your jeans fitting a bit snug" a "bit snug?" are you kidding me? That was 6 weeks ago, I'm in full on maternity mode now.

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This thread makes me feel SO much better since the pregnancy newsletters are saying things like "you might start to notice your jeans fitting a bit snug" a "big snug?" are you kidding me? That was 6 weeks ago, I'm in full on maternity mode now.
I'm short waisted so there is nowhere for things to go but out. I wonder if the "bit snug @ 12 weeks" is for people who have a long torso.

I pretty much stop wearing tight waistbands as soon as I get a positive but I was able to wear some of my larger clothes for a couple of weeks. I've been in full-on maternity & stretchy pants for a few weeks now though (I'm 12 weeks today).

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I'm still in fat belly land. Boo. I had a little bit of extra tummy+extra belly skin+little baby bump= not a good look. I can't wait to look really pregnant!

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*raises hand* I've been in maternity pants all along because I bloated like crazy and had a ton of ovarian cysts after the IVF (and couldn't tolerate anything even remotely tight around my waist) but yesterday I put on my loosest pair and noticed they weren't so loose anymore. I'm a few days shy of 15 weeks and there's not really any hiding it anymore.
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This thread makes me feel SO much better since the pregnancy newsletters are saying things like "you might start to notice your jeans fitting a bit snug" a "bit snug?" are you kidding me? That was 6 weeks ago, I'm in full on maternity mode now.

Bri helpmeet to Chaise mama to K(2/07)  M(3/09) & A(2/11)

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Me! I haven't told anyone yet and I was visiting my family over the weekend and kept getting weird looks. I think they think I am pregnant or just getting fat lol. No one said anything which is good cause I really don't want to tell anyone at all..

My few close friends and the father of this baby always joke about it being twins (which I know for sure its not) and how I am bigger at 12 weeks than I was at 8 months last time.

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I'm starting to get a tiny bit of a belly. It is starting to look more like a baby bump and less like a bloated belly. I'm still wearing my normal clothes, but I end up unbuttoning my pants for comfort.

 
 
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I have a belly to rival any bar fly.

This thread makes me feel SO much better since the pregnancy newsletters are saying things like "you might start to notice your jeans fitting a bit snug" a "bit snug?" are you kidding me? That was 6 weeks ago, I'm in full on maternity mode now.
Yup to that! Huge. I don't have any maternity, so I'm stretchy waisted fold over pants that I love, and the longest shirts I can find. I need to go shopping desperately. I popped like a swiftly inflating balloon in the last week or so.
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It ain't a big ol' belly yet but it's gettin there. I am in the fat n frumpy stage. I can't wear my regular pants but the maternity pants are big.

It's weird but it seems like when I wake up in the morning my belly is still fairly bump free but as the day progresses I slowly get more baby bumpish.

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I'm 3 months along and look 5 easy

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Another big ol' belly here! 11 weeks 3 days, and OBVIOUSLY pregnant.

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Im 15 weeks and look the same at I did before I was pregnant, which is just fat. I had a belly before so I dont look any different. I am still wearing my normal clothes which is weird because with my other 3 babies, as soon as I was positive, my belly was there and I couldnt wear anything tight. I guess I just popped before I was even pregnant with this one!!! lol

I did have a guy like 5 months before I was even pregnant congratulate me and I didnt say anything.

Right now when I tell people I am expecting they are shocked!! We all are!! lol

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I've got a very big belly - when I'm bloated :

When I'm not bloated, my stomach is even more flat than it was before I got pregnant (I'm still down 10 pounds from my weight before conception, because of getting so sick early on). I would like just a little itty bitty belly bump now please?
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I honestly thought we were having twins, but dr confirmed it's just one. I'm kind of borderline-like I could look like I have a baby bump...or not. If you know me & what I normally look like then you can probably tell. We have good friends visiting this weekend & interested to see what they think/say. Especially since the hubby always tells me how great I look, hehe.

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I am about 14 weeks along and I've started getting a baby bump. I can still fit in my normal clothes, but unbuttoning my jeans or shorts feels a lot more comfortable.
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I popped last night. My regular clothes fit because they are too big, but it's really obvious

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I am really sticking out and it isn't really even my uterus or the baby. They are just pushing everything else up and out. I can't breathe! I feel so out of breath all the time. How much longer do I have?

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Feeling jealous. I have a nice cozy chunk of had-two-babies-already chub... But no baby belly. *sigh* I most definitely am in what others are calling "fat and frumpy". I am having that mysterious bump then no-bump thing going on. Like I must have a gob of room in there and my uterus is intermittently flopping forward and back. I don't think anyone can tell I am preggo yet. I wouldn't mind if they could. A few more weeks I guess.
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yes, but nobody has commented because i'm obese - it's hard to tell where the blubber ends and the baby begins with my first i measured huge all along, so i expect i'll be getting twin comments this time too.

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