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When did you start 'showing' with your second pregnancy?

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Just that really, I was hoping to make it to near Christmas before it was obvious, I am 10 weeks at the moment, but have noticed that I have put on weight all over. I can still get into my clothes though, they are not snug or anything but I suppose I am talking about my 'bloated time of the month' clothes. Stomach is not flabby anyway following surgery last year, so people who know me will just think I have put on a bit of weight as my weight fluctuates.

Just interested when others started showing and had to admit defeat and put on their maternity trousers. am pondering wearing a maternity top already am a size 14/16 normally and dress to flatter my pear shape, but that a bit hard now I seem to be a potato shape sad

philbee Sun 07-Oct-12 19:03:21

I am 13 weeks today, and haven't been able to do up any of my normal trousers for about 4 weeks. If I wear loose things it's not obvious, but tighter tops make it pretty clear. I'm in proper maternity stuff now really, except for where I have bigger sizes of normal things from when I was pg with DD. Bit embarrassing at work!

mummy2benji Sun 07-Oct-12 19:41:42

Showed much earlier second time round - I was in maternity trousers by 9 or 10 weeks I think as the waistband on my work trousers was getting tight. Despite that I've put on far less weight this time than I did with ds and have a small bump now for 37 weeks - so although the bumps are more obvious early on, it doesn't mean you'll put on more weight or necessarily end up bigger than you were with your first pregnancy!

Mintyy Sun 07-Oct-12 19:43:03

Embarrassingly early. Certainly before 12 weeks. And I was sick as anything and really couldn't eat. I just wore a lot of drapey clothes.

Coprolite Sun 07-Oct-12 19:46:15

It was somewhere around the 8 - 10 weeks mark.Much earlier than the first,but I put on very little weight compared with the first.I wore maternity clothes from around the 10 week point.

sleepyhead Sun 07-Oct-12 19:50:49

I'm nearly 14 weeks and got a pair of v comfy, stretchy trousers for work from M&S today. Not baby bump - just getting fat unfortunately, but I made myself feel better by thinking how useful they'll be in a few weeks when I am a bit bigger.

Pontouf Sun 07-Oct-12 19:51:53

I am pregnant with DC2 I am 14 weeks and have been in maternity jeans for about a week. I am already overweight so not sure if the squishyness makes a difference! [shame]

Eglantyne Sun 07-Oct-12 19:54:35

I got to 7 weeks before dh's gran asked me outright if I was expecting again!

Numbthumbs Sun 07-Oct-12 19:58:54

I took DD for her 12 month jabs at 14 pg weeks and the nurse said 'oh, someone likes hard work' confused she saw the confused look on my face and said 'your bump.....theyre quite close together in age arent they'. I didnt think it was that noticeable but clearly i was wrong.

Im 25 weeks and HUGE.

AlisonDB Sun 07-Oct-12 21:40:18

I was the opposite, preg 1 i was visibly showing from
About week 8, huge boobs, belly the works!
Preg 2, i could tell that i was preg, but i was able to hide it till about 14 weeks!

RightUpMyRue Sun 07-Oct-12 21:49:59

I've been in maternity trousers since about 8-9 weeks, stomach had definitely expanded even though I've lost weight since conceiving (about half a stone due to all the puking!) Am now 14 weeks and have a definite bump. Before about 12 weeks it was probably hard for people who didn't know I was PG to tell if it was some extra weight or a baby.

I think it was broadly similar last time though, maybe a week or two different, not much.

I think it all depends on your stomach muscles. The stronger they are the more they hold the womb back. A friend of mine is having her 3rd but has an almost flat stomach, very good abs and is hardly showing at all even though she is 3 weeks ahead of me. I have no stomach muscles so am showing a lot earlier. blush

With dc2 I wore mat trousers from about 10 weeks could not do my jeans up. I'm 12+4 jeans still do up easily but get bloated by evening then undo them. I weigh about 3/4 stone less but have abandoned slimming world for about another six months grin so that accounts for the bloating!! I fix try my mat clothes on on fri and it was like wearing clown clothes though.

At least my boobs are enormous, after having a fabulous pair they shrunk to nothing after bf two dc so that is probably creati g an optical illusion that my tummy looks small by comparison!!

Chocaholics Sun 07-Oct-12 21:56:46

Am 21 weeks with DC2 and started wearing maternity trousers. Am smaller than with DC1 but baby is lying totally different position in all the scans i have had so not sure if that makes a difference?

tinyshinyanddon Mon 08-Oct-12 03:29:54

I am pregnant with DC3 at 17 weeks and still havent had to tell everyone because bump is still small. If I dress right you really cant tell although I did start wearing maternity jeans at about 10 weeks just for the comfort but I am constantly hoiking them up. I think I have started being obviously pregnant around the same time with all 3 pregnancies.

dogindisguise Mon 08-Oct-12 15:33:57

About the same as in my first pregnancy I think, although I was a bit lighter when I got pregnant this time round. I think my jeans stopped fitting me at about 18 or 19 weeks (can't remember exactly) but my walking trousers did so for a few weeks longer. Started wearing maternity trousers at about 24 weeks, give or take a week or two.

NorthWhittering Mon 08-Oct-12 16:14:40

I am 9 weeks and people at work have been speculating for 2 weeks already! I have a definite “front” and am all a bit bloaty and weird looking. I didn’t show till well after 20 weeks last time, so it is very odd. I think it’s because my stomach muscles separated last time so are completely shot to pieces.

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