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<p>and  I am stunned.  I am a petite person when not pregnant (5'3" and a size 2-4), but with DD1 I gained 60lbs and was absolutely huge.  With this pregnancy  think I have gained about 30lbs at 32+ weeks (thank you very much swelling and never ending appetite).  I tend to carry WAY out front.</p>
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<p>So, took out the tape measure and I kid you not......my belly at the largest circumfrence is almost 42 inches!!!!  OMG, I think I am a total freak!!!!  No wonder my shirts are no longer covering my belly.  Just in total shock here....</p>
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<p>I'm measuring at about 38 inches at 32 weeks, and since I'm a little taller (5'6"), I'd say our bellies are probably growing at about the same rate.</p>
<p>I've always heard that the shorter you are, the further out front you'll carry.  Which makes sense.</p>
<p>I guess we just need tunics or something <img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></p>
 

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<p>at 25 weeks my fundal height was just 29<strong>cm</strong></p>
<p>but as for circumference mine measured 45 <strong>inches</strong> around at 27 weeks!</p>
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<p> the circumference is always a way bigger number than fundal height which is a bit more in line with your weeks along, so make sure you are comparing apples to apples</p>
 

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<p>heh.. i've got a 50 inch waist right now. i wasn't small to begin with.. but it makes me chuckle because my chest is 50" too!</p>
 

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<p>I think the number just really astounded me....I seriously look like I swallowed a tic-tac!  Glad to hear I am not the only one with a huge tummy :)  I know it doesn't mean much, other than I have grown a lot.</p>
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<p>I don't know what my fundal height is as my doc and midwife don't measure that (she will palpate with her hands, but no actual tape measure).  I did measure fundal height on me own somewhere around 26 weeks or so and measured a bit ahead, but obviously nothing of concern.</p>
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<p>Truly just amazed that our bodies can do this!!!</p>
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<p>Same here. </p>
<p>I'm just astounded at how much it has changed already, knowing that it will change even more in these last 8 weeks. </p>
 
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