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mommyagain

Only 8 Weeks And Showing! A Lot!

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This isn't really celiac related, but I am freaking out! With my first pregnancy, I did not show at all until ~6 months. I had gained about 8lbs over the first 6 months, but I just looked like I was a little chubby, no bump at all. This time, my belly is HUGE, and I'm only 8 weeks!!! I started out a lot thinner before the 1st too, I was 125lbs pre-pregnancy for my first, almost 150 pre-pregnancy for the 2nd. On this pregnancy, I lost weight for the first 6 weeks, so I was down to 141. I've gained 2lbs in the last 2 weeks, but my waist has gone up 4 inches! I look at least 4-5 months pregnant! The 1st pregnancy I didn't grow-out of my clothes until 6 months, I'm wearing my "fat jeans" today and I couldn't button them :(

I haven't been to the doctor since the bump appeared, so I haven't asked there. I'm thinking it's probably normal cuz it's my 2nd, but I am feeling so fat, I hate it! One of my coworkers who had heard I was preggo, but didn't know how far along asked me today when I'm due. I said April and she gave me (and my belly) a very strange look. I'm sure it would have been even worse if I had said April 25.

My best friend keeps asking if I'm having twins. I know she's joking, but she's had 2, and on her 2nd, she didn't start showing this much this early. I know everyone's different, but I HATE being fat. Also, my husband doesn't want to tell anyone til the 2nd trimester (he doesn't know that everyone at my work knows already). I know we're not going to be able to wait that long, cuz I'm probably gonna have to get some maternity clothes soon. I didn't even wear maternity clothes for my 1st, just got some elastic waist pants 1 size too big and a couple of long shirts.

So, no real question, just wanted to vent a bit.

p.s. I'm pretty sure it's not bloat/gas because I usually have a lot of pain with that. Now, no pain, just a big, round belly.

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Yeah, I started showing wayyy earlier (and bigger) with my second pregnancy. I think the whole abdominal area is more elastic by the second time around. I was absolutely sure I was going to have twins (which was especially plausible, since my father is a twin.) But no, just one baby!

One of my best friends showed like you seem to be, with her third child. One of my other friends' sister showed like you're talking about with her second.

It can be pretty shocking, when you think you know what to expect??? :huh:

Now, having said that-- This also happened to one of my other friends with her second child, and lo and behold-- turned out she was three months further along than they had thought!!! Talk about a shocker, she went from 3 months along to 6 months in one day! :blink:

Anyhoo... I know it's easier said than done, but--

Ok, so you may have to get some maternity clothes soon, but you are NOT fat!!! You are pregnant. Major difference! You wouldn't call another pregnant woman fat, would you? You should treat yourself at least as nicely as you would treat a stranger.

Hang in there! Hugs-

-Sarah

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Hi mommyagain- I'm due April 27th! This is my first but I noticed today my stomach is looking a lot more round than it has in the past :blink: At my first appt. I hadn't even gained any weight so I'm not sure where it's all coming from. I can sympathize with the weight gain thing. I've never gained a lot of weight for any reason and the whole weight gain with pregnancy is hard for me to except. So I keep reminding myself it's good fat for a good reason! The past week or so I found it helpful to take a long walk esp. after dinner so I don't feel so fat and crabby :lol: Congratulations!

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Hi & Congratulations!

One of my coworkers thought she got pregnant last February, & believed she was due in early November, because she continued to have a monthly cycle. However, long about 20 weeks her baby measured at least 1 month bigger than he should have given HER thoughts about the conception date, so her due date got moved up by over a month. SURPRISE! :lol:

Turns out she conceived earlier than she thought, but her body took awhile to "catch up".

Could something like that explain why you're showing more now? And, the twins idea is always a possibility too - a friend of mine at 20 weeks pregnant with twins looked close to full-term.

Good luck with everything!

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Hi & Congratulations!

One of my coworkers thought she got pregnant last February, & believed she was due in early November, because she continued to have a monthly cycle. However, long about 20 weeks her baby measured at least 1 month bigger than he should have given HER thoughts about the conception date, so her due date got moved up by over a month. SURPRISE! :lol:

Turns out she conceived earlier than she thought, but her body took awhile to "catch up".

Could something like that explain why you're showing more now? And, the twins idea is always a possibility too - a friend of mine at 20 weeks pregnant with twins looked close to full-term.

Good luck with everything!

Well, considering that I was on birth control when I got pregnant, it's possible. But, at my 1st OB appt, the doc checked my uterus and said that it "felt" about 6 weeks.

As far as the multiples go, I was a triplet and had twin brothers... so the genes are definitely there... but, I DON'T WANT TWINS!!! AACK! :)

I do know a lot of people who "show" by 8 weeks, but I figured that since it took SOOO long with the first, that even if this one was sooner, it would still be 12-16 weeks... Oh well. I went after work today to look at some clothes but didn't like anything (I only did Walmart and Target). I should have time to stop by Old Navy tomorrow. I think for now, I'll probably just get a couple of shirts. I can still get away with about half of my pants if I use a rubber band to hold them shut. I just can't wear my normal shirts with them cuz they aren't long enough.

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I now this is a bit old but I also wanted to congratulate you on your PG! I am newly PG for the 9th time (4 living children) and I recall when I was PG with my 1st that I didn't show enough for the public to notice until I was 7 months along and I am relatively thin and petite. So you can imagine my shock when my belly "popped" with my 2nd in my 2nd month!!!!!

Now I am only about 5 weeks and I am bloated and my jeans are tight! At 5 weeks! I know I am VERY stretched out LOL

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I was in maternity pants at about 8 weeks with my 2nd (~5.5 months with the first). I also felt movement before 14 weeks with the 2nd (20 weeks exactly with the 1st). You have muscle memory, your abs know they need to start stretching! As far as the twins go regarding your size--although I was showing much earlier, the 2nd was a pound and a half smaller than the 1st and was 7 days late!!!

Good luck with everything and have fun!

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