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<p>Since a couple days ago, I've felt a definite enlargement in my belly.  Even DH noticed it, which is saying something LOL! Now I know this is my fourth and you're supposed to show earlier each time, but all 3 previous ones I've shown very late and been very compact.  I haven't been eating more and am mainly a veg and meat person, very little carbs. I'm only 5 weeks, can't believe there can be such a huge variation from the last 3 to this one.  Or maybe I've just forgotten what it was like the last times!  Anyone else feeling a bit swelly in the belly?</p>
 

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<p>Well, you can't tell, but my jeans were too tight.  Just uncomfortable tight.  I had to put away my 4s and pull out my 6s!  I feel like I'm going to show early this time and I'm .. hesitant to get too excited about it!  LOL!  Funny b/c w/my first I couldn't wait for the belly.  </p>
 

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<p>sitting here with my jeans unbuttoned, I am popping already at 6 weeks, its crazy.  Good for the belly pics though!</p>
 

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<p>I had mild OHSS since my IVF retrieval, and was pretty bloated.  I was hiding my bloat at work with big sweaters and things.  I totally think people think I am pregnant.  As of now, the bloat is a little better, but I still can't wear my jeans!  Only pants with a good amount of stretch are comfortable.</p>
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<p>And I've gone swimming, too.  Good thing I know inside that I am pregnant, or I'd die of embarrassment.</p>
 

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<p>Hi,</p>
<p>I'm 5.5 weeks.  Definately have been bloated, especially since I'm constipated from these iron pills (I'm anemic).  I also noticed my jeans already getting tight - I think alot of it has to do with me not wanting to put too much pressure in that area so I've been leaving them unbuttoned on the top when I'm home.  I think when I wasn't pregnant I didn't mind them being a little snug where they button.  But things are really sensitive in that area now.  So I think it's a combination of things.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Maurine: <span style="display:none;"> </span><span style="display:none;"> </span></strong>I bloated after the retrieval as well and looked pregnant early too.  No one said anything thankfully.  </p>
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<p>My bloating has gone down, so I'm feeling back to normal.  I have noticed a bit of pressure when I sleep on my tummy though, so I don't think it will be long.<span style="display:none;"> </span><span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
 

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<p>My pants are definitely getting tighter. I wear all of my jeans and pants low and am starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. I pulled out a pair of maternity pants yesterday for giggles and they were sooooo comfy....and they fit just fine.</p>
 

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<p>This is my 5th baby and I'm already getting a belly.  I think I'm just bloated though, so hopefully it will go down some.  I'm about 5.5 weeks.</p>
 

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<p>This is my first and I feel... swollen? Not particularly big, but my jeans are just a little uncomfortable. What surprised me most was that my hips are getting much wider; I have very flexible joints but this is crazy! I feel at least an inch wider.</p>
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<p>But the thing that is getting bigger fastest is my chest!!</p>
 

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<p>When did you all start showing with your first? My pants have felt tight but I think it's due to all the junk food I've been eating, not my uterus unfortunately <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>with chase, I could have faked not being pg till probably 14 weeks.  This time nope.  I look down thinking I need to unbutton my jeans while I sit here and work (MDC) and low and behold, they are ALREADY UNBUTTONED.  My maternity clothes can't get returned to me soon enough. </p>
 

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With nora I noticed my own belly by 9 or so weeks but didn't really show obviously until probably 12-14 weeks. I didn't announce my pg at work until then, and most ppl said they thought I was bc I had gained some weight, but they weren't sure! Lol.
 

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<p>I am 7 weeks and definitely have a little belly.  I have been wearing my bigger pants (one size up) and that has been okay.  I also have been wearing my overalls a lot--super comfy and also make the belly less obvious.  We haven't told anyone yet, but are planning to just before christmas, so not too much longer.  I will probably see one of my friends next week and will tell her then--I'm tired of keeping this a secret since I am so excited, but also I have been feeling subpar--a bit on the nauseous side for about 1 week now and that is hard to hide <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/huh.gif">.  The other night I looked at myself in the mirror and was like whooa that's a belly and showed DP, then is went back down a bit.</p>
 

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<p>With my first three I was VERY small and showed late, I am tall so I wore my pre preg jeans all nine months all three times...THIS time... well, I'm  4 weeks 4 days and I just ordered maternity clothes. I feel so pudgy and bloated. It's making me incredibly nervous. I have no morning sickness and can't stop eating so I suppose that is contributing a tad. <img alt="shy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shy.gif"></p>
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<p>I lifted my shirt up to show DH and I was like "Look how big I already am." He says "I don't think you are." (Ha...I've got him trained apparently.) And I said "I think it's bloating, that happens..." and he says "OH yeah that's true." lol.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ursusarctos</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284256/anybody-s-belly-expanding-yet#post_16105209"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>When did you all start showing with your first? My pants have felt tight but I think it's due to all the junk food I've been eating, not my uterus unfortunately <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></span></p>
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<br><br><p> I didn't start showing until right around 12 to 14 weeks. I was able to wear my pre-pregnancy jeans a bit longer than that, though - probably until the end of my fourth month. </p>
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<p> Last night I had a dream that I was shopping for maternity jeans. In the dream I visited Kohl's and Old Navy and maybe one more store. They had a sizing chart that said I was a size "O" (as in Oprah, not zero), but none of the stores had that size and I woke up pretty miffed. Hahaha. I definitely need to get more jeans. I have a couple of pair and only one fit me well during my first pregnancy. I want at least one more pair that I can wear with my awesome boots. Thankfully, the bulk of my bulk will be in the warmer months when I can live in dresses.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MrsMike</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284256/anybody-s-belly-expanding-yet#post_16109242"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><p> Last night I had a dream that I was shopping for maternity jeans. In the dream I visited Kohl's and Old Navy and maybe one more store. They had a sizing chart that said I was a size "O" (as in Oprah, not zero), but none of the stores had that size and I woke up pretty miffed. Hahaha. I definitely need to get more jeans. I have a couple of pair and only one fit me well during my first pregnancy.</p>
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<br><br><p><span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> I need more jeans too... and soon I'm going to be size "O" if things keep up how they're going</span> <span><img alt="winky.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"> Seriously though, I've definitely gone up a pants size in the past month or so. And it's all bloat, yay!</span></p>
 

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<p>This is my second (kind of sort of) so I expected to be bigger sooner. But I am really getting puffy around the middle. I haven't gained any weight yet, but I am holding folders in front of my tummy at work, and thinking about looser clothing.</p>
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<p>I am only 6 weeks 2 days, but my "tummy" if you can call it that, is bloated / extended from the bottom of my rib cage to below the knickers. With my first I only started showing at 12 weeks and had a "pot" instead of a full tum.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MrsMike</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284256/anybody-s-belly-expanding-yet#post_16109242"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ursusarctos</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284256/anybody-s-belly-expanding-yet#post_16105209"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> They had a sizing chart that said I was a size "O" (as in Oprah, not zero), but none of the stores had that size and I woke up pretty miffed. Hahaha. </p>
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<p><span>Size O as in Oprah-  Ha, ha, ha<img alt="blueman.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blueman.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Okay, my dream came true. No, I'm not a size O as in Oprah yet, but I went to Kohl's and Old Navy and tried on 095745987357349574 pairs of jeans (slight exaggeration) and none fit and all of them were super-flare. You could hide a small child under the flares. I guess it's off to Motherhood. According to their website they have slim fit jeans (I want something to wear with boots).</p>
 

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<p>*sigh* I suppose I'll show early again.  This is my sixth pregnancy, hopefully fourth baby.  I am tall but have this freakishly small torso, so show really early.  Last time it was obvious by 8 weeks.  I'm a lot lighter now, so I am guessing it'll be sooner.  Kind of bummed I won't be able to hide it!</p>
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<p>this was <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/osumoose/Sprout/12weekssmall.jpg" target="_blank">12 weeks</a> with number two...so two babies ago.  You get the picture!  Someone convince me this won't happen again.  Please?</p>
 
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