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Is it normal to be larger for the second pregnancy?<br>
My babies are back to back as well.<br>
I'm assuming it's something like muslc ememory and the body remembers what form to take. I just find that I'm less sore (muscle aches), but more round. Or maybe I'm carrying bigger this time? Hard to say!
 

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I'm bigger for my 2nd. i think it's normal.
 

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Much, much larger for my second. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I was 4 inches bigger around with my second pregnancy. But I also gained ten pounds more this past time.<br><br>
I think in addition to being bigger because the muscles and all are already stretched a bit (like a balloon that's already been blown up once before -- makes it much easier to expand the second time), showing earlier can also play a part in making it look/feel bigger sooner.<br><br>
At least that's how it was for me.
 

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I was bigger at first, but then ended up being around the same. With my first I measured ahead during most of the last trimester, but with my second I measured on schedule. My 2nd baby was 9 oz. bigger than my first. My weight gain with my second was 5 lbs less than my first.
 

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Yep. I started showing sooner and my belly has been bigger the whole pregnancy.
 

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I"m the opposite. I was bigger with my first.But he ended up being one ounce shy of 10 lbs!!<br><br>
With this pregnancy, I'm carrying higher and more round, like a basketball. I think she's going to be smaller than her brother was.
 

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I just read in the Mayo Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy last night that it is VERY normal to be bigger for your second pregnancy...and that is because, as Lexy guessed, your body is already stretched out!
 

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I was larger with my second very early on in the pregnancy. I was wearing maternity pants by the 10th week of pregnancy. This is my third and I'm almost in my 10th week and still wearing my jeans from pre-pregnancy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> weird.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was larger with my second very early on in the pregnancy. I was wearing maternity pants by the 10th week of pregnancy. This is my third and I'm almost in my 10th week and still wearing my jeans from pre-pregnancy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> weird.</div>
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I haven't been able to stop wearing maternity pants yet =-(<br>
I have a really hard time losing weight. When I got pregnant for my first, I weighed in at about 125lbs. By the time I gave birth, I was 170lbs and only dropped to 150lbs before my next pregnancy. And since my hips exploded outward, nothing fits aside from maternity clothing. I can't wait to get my old jeans back! lol
 

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Also, my first baby was just shy of 5lbs when she was born. Hopefully this means the next one will be a little bigger and we can go home from the hospital together! =-)
 

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I'm 8wks4days and look like I did at 4 months last time. I even got big fast with DD, so I'm not surprised. Things are more relaxed and your body has done this before, so it's not surprising.
 

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i think im about the same with this pg as i was with the last one. people cant believe how little i am. i mean you can def tell im pg, but as one of the women from my work commented "i dont think you will outgrow that "cute" preggo belly stage before the baby is born". i certainly dont feel cute!! glad other people think so though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I defy the trend... I was smaller with dd (and she was a bigger baby), but I also lost more weight during that pg and didn't gain it all back before she was born. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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It's more common than not to be bigger with each subsequent pregnancy. Your abdominal muscles are already stretched out, and your uterus grows faster.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:<br><br>
I was just wondering about this. My scar has been 'itching' lately and I figured it was my uterus already expanding.
 
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