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    Question Second time and bigger quicker?

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    I was just wondering is it me but i seem to have got bigger quicker i'm not putting much weight on but have a nice size belly if you know what i mean i'm 22 weeks with #2 and i was this size at #6 1/2 months with #1

    Does anyone else have this ?


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    I guess not

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    I was showing before 4 weeks with this pg. DH told me to do a HPT because he could see I was pg. And I'd had other people say "Oh, you're pregnant again" before I even knew! I am now 31 weeks and have been bigger than I was at the end with Jack for a few weeks now. Like Kate said, we're just pre-stretched!

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    Oh yeah difinitely the case with me. I am currently at 33 wks and the same additional weight and belly girth as I was with DD at 38 wks....
    My braxton hicks have come earlier and are more intense too. I told my ob and he told me that given the bh then my after birth contractions may well be more painful too...arrgggghhhh
    Best of luck.....what a wonderful journey to be experiencing againg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic
    Oh yeah difinitely the case with me. I am currently at 33 wks and the same additional weight and belly girth as I was with DD at 38 wks....
    My braxton hicks have come earlier and are more intense too. I told my ob and he told me that given the bh then my after birth contractions may well be more painful too...arrgggghhhh
    Best of luck.....what a wonderful journey to be experiencing againg

    i never even knew there was after birth contractions:eek:

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    Sorry - I'll be the kill joy and say I'm only just starting to show - about the same time as I did last time!
    I felt kicks earlier, and movements have already started being visible on the outside, but I can safely say I only "popped" about 3 days ago - so about 23w for me.
    I'm happy cause it means I didn't need preggie clothes straight away, although I did get sick of the no tummy comments.

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    I definately got bigger second time round. I started to show alot sooner. By the end of my second pregnancy I was noticeably bigger. I have a pic of my tummy the day before my son was born and a pic of my tummy the morning my daughter was born and there was quite a bit of difference.

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    Sorry to say but i am actually smaller. This is will be my 3rd baby. I was HUGE with the first but had a healthy pregnancy. Second time around was sick until 18 weeks and half the size and at 6 months i looked 3 months. This time i am extremely sick and it has only just stopped needless to say i am 25 weeks and a lot smaller than second time around. I have people asking my husband if he actually thinks i am pregnant, his response is ' If the kids didn't kick me in the back all night then I too would think she was lying.' It has been rather difficult to deal with. I mean it is nice that I am not overly big but it is hard to deal and am gettting a bit sick of constantly having to re asure people i am instead of enjoying the complements. I would LOVE to have a belly right now!

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    It is common to show quicker as everything is stretched and been there before - so you show more and can look bigger. Of course, there can be other factors, like the size of the baby, position - but it doesn't mean it is abnormal or a problem in a healthy pregnancy. This is also why second babies often dont engage until labour begins as there is more space in there to bop in and out of your pelvis
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    with my first, I was about 4 months before I started to look pregnant. With this one, I was struggling to hide it from about 9 weeks! I am now 12 weeks, and thank goodness, we are telling everyone this week!

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    Thank God I am not the only one. This is my second pregnancy but we sadly lost our twin daughters at 22 weeks last July and I have since struggled to lose all of the weight. I am currently 9 weeks pregnant and was wondering if I was just fat or that I was already beginning to show. I think I will tell myself that I have just popped earlier.

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    I have popped out too, and its only 9 weeks along for me too. Actually like Kate, I think I have been showing for a couple of weeks. First time round I didn't pop until 4 months.

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    So good to hear! I am only 14 wks and people are (nicely) commenting on my belly but I am embarrassed to say I'm only 14wks! Have to say, least I am getting the wear out of my maternity clothes :-)

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    I have a bit of a pot belly, i have had to go to maternity gear already.. Im really looking forward to the first movement. I lay there at night holding my tummy waiting for something, but at 14 weeks it may be a bit early i guess.

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