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    Default Second Time Around

    Is there anyone out there who is having their second baby after a long gap? My daughter was born in August 2000, and I am now almost 12 weeks pg with my second. I also have a 6 yo step daughter, so life is full of complexities, but always fun!



    I wanted to find out if anyone showed a lot earlier with their second? With my first, I was about 4 months before I got the slightest tummy, but with this one, I have been struggling to hide it since about 9 weeks!

    Jo

    Chloe - 6/4/00
    Jasmyn - 11/8/00
    Due - 21/3/07

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    Hi JoMarie,
    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I know I just responded on a similar sounding thread, but can't for the life of me find it! In that thread I said that I am showing already too! Lots of other women also have experienced this the second time around. Maybe someone cleverer than me can see it and link it here.

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    Hi Jomarie,
    Yes you do feel it quicker second time around! I had a 6 years between children. Now i am 16 weeks preg with my 3rd and i "popped" alot earlier than my 2nd! I hope to see you around the forums, and congratulations on your pregnancy!
    Jen

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    yeah i have popped out earlier too this time around. My DS was born in 2000 aswell. i was younger and fitter back then. 6 years on the body got a bit stretched first time around, lost all my elasticity. lol. what can ya do???

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    Thanks all I thought my tummy was pretty flat, especially as I had my daughter 6 years ago! But never mind...I am so very glad we are telling people this weekend so that I don't have to keep wearing a huge jacket!

    The other thing I am experiencing differnelty this time is cravings. I feel as though I could eat sugar straight from the bowl this week! I didn't have any sweet cravings with Jas, just steak and avocado on toast with vegemite!

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    JoMarie, although this is my first, I had a perfectly flat tummy too. Had. I noticed I was "getting a bit of a podge" at about 7w, before I knew I was pg so tried to do more situps to get rid of it (although DH said he didn't notice a difference... he thought I was that fat normally?) and "popped" at 12w, although only ONE person has called it a bump who isn't close family, everyone else points out their podge is bigger than my baby belly! I think it's hard going from very flat to "a bit podgy" and you notice it earlier anyway.

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    JoMarie - i had the most unbelievable sweet cravings when pg with my dd - i'm surprised i didn't turn diabetic or something. My thing was picklets with jam and cream....oh yeah - and boy oh boy did i eat some!!!!

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    JoMarie - I'm looking fatter but not a bump as such yet but I'm sure it will happen earlier for me this time. I didnt' look p/g until around 5-6m first time around! hehe.
    First time around I craved kfc chips and a lot of carbs - this time more sweets definitely.

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