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6 weeks pregnant but tummy looks 5 months!

(21 Posts)
Bebo1980 Fri 26-Feb-10 19:42:57

Hi, I only found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks ago and am nearly 7 weeks but my stomach has bloated so much I'm finding it difficult to do my trousers up. From a side I literally look like I've got a bump already. At the moment I'm living in leggings and baggy jumpers to hide it. I'm finding it a bit difficult to go to the loo (sorry tmi!) but I didn't think it would cause my tummy to swell this much!Has anbody elsde had this? At this rate I'll be in maternity clothes by my first scan!

TheBreastmilksOnMe Fri 26-Feb-10 19:47:01

I'm afraid it's one of the side effects of a sluggish gut during pregnancy! If this is not your 1st then it may be more pronounced. Make sure you are eating plenty of fruit and veg to keep things moving. Allbran is great for constipation and so is drinking plenty of fluids. Congratulatoins and join the club! I'm also 7 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and pretty much in the same boat as you. Now, have you thought about one of those nice, tight body shapers?

Snowtiger Fri 26-Feb-10 19:49:11

I was like this in the early stages of my current pregnancy, Bebo.

Stylishly enough, it was mainly wind! blush

I was going to write 'it'll pass' but that would be far too groansome a pun. grin

Bebo1980 Fri 26-Feb-10 19:54:24

Ha ha thank you ladies! Im not feeling at my most glamorous right now! I'm trying not to get excited about the pregnancy too much as it's so early but it's my 1st and it's hard not to! Don't get me wrong I can't wait for a lovely baby bump but a 'wind bump' isn't quite so cute!

Maclaren Fri 26-Feb-10 20:53:25

Oh should we start a club lol! i am 6 weeks and feel the same and again mine is wind lovely isnt it dont know about any of you but its really putting me off eating and my tummy aches! hayho all part of making lovely babies

CantThinkofFunnyName Fri 26-Feb-10 20:55:14

I was in maternity clothes at 6 weeks. Felt ridiculous! Well, that was for DC3. For DCs 1 & 2 it was between 10-12 weeks. Guess I have a "sluggish gut" grin!

Don't worry though, it does all pan out in the end.

dappymoo Fri 26-Feb-10 21:10:43

I'm with you! not even two months and I have a major belly! At work they're all "awww she has a bump already.." and I'm
"errr... noooo....parp..."

It's gross!

And if you really want TMI, I ate a whole bag of grapes last night, and lets just say, I looked positively slender at work this morning...! ewwww! Oh my god I feel so much better though.

I am a fibre convert.

Heron19 Fri 26-Feb-10 21:14:58

I will join that club. This is my 2nd pregnancy and 5 weeks pregnant but look more like 4 months. Good to find that I am not the only one feeling like this. .

Bebo1980 Sat 27-Feb-10 11:14:06

I think I will be shopping for grapes and more leggings today!!!

dappymoo Sat 27-Feb-10 14:56:08

heehee!
I went and bought some "fruit n fibre" too!

And my first maternity bra already as my boobs are ridiculous!

Bebo1980 Sat 27-Feb-10 16:41:29

All Bran and grapes...I managed to shut my jeans...just!!

Can't believe you're on the maternity bras Dappy! It makes me wonder how big we'll get?!!

dappymoo Sat 27-Feb-10 17:22:13

I know, it really is a bit sad...
but my other half is making me paranoid with the "don't let your boobs get all saggy now" comments, part of me wants to smack him and part of me is oh my gooooddddddd.....

I really can't see how I can avoid getting quite big, I'm big boned anyway! Although am definitely saving tons of calories from not drinking that's for sure!

nomorewine Sat 27-Feb-10 17:34:39

Good to hear I am not the only one suffering with horrible wind! I am 7 weeks pregnant & had a very disturbed nights sleep with it last night. Terrible tummy aches, bloating & the rest! I don't remember this delightful symptom from my other pregnancies!

nomorewine Sat 27-Feb-10 17:35:55

My boobs are ridiculous too!

whirleywoo72 Sat 27-Feb-10 17:37:02

im 11 wks pregnant, and look like 6 months pregnant, i have had a few peolpe saying not long now is it. i just glare at them, im in leggings and my husbands t shirts.

Nymphadora Sat 27-Feb-10 18:42:41

Me too on both counts. My 'bump gets bigger until about 7pm when I have to lie down cos between my boobs getting heavier and my belly getting bigger I can't curl up in a chair My third!

simsan Sun 28-Feb-10 17:31:32

I'm 6 weeks with my 4th.

I've suffered with indigestion with all of mine and probably kept the local chemists in profit with the amount of indigestion tablets etc bought.

But this one is by far the worse and so early on. I too am bloated and am almost convincing myself it's twins!

ronx Sun 28-Feb-10 20:19:13

I am 12 weeks with my second. I already have a gut bump, which is tricky to conceal at work as I don't want to tell my bosses until I've had the all clear from my scan.

I've had to resort to loose clothes and big scarves grin.

Having said that, I started to show with number 1 at about 15 weeks.

symone Mon 01-Mar-10 21:03:32

Yeah I'm only 8 weeks and have a pronounced bump and severely constipated- what if any over the counter remedies are ok to take for this?

Sadly I can't face most vegetables (which I usually love) as they like many foods nauseate me right now.

Yes ronx I think I'm going to struggle to keep this hidden too.

I also feel like I'm gonna explode, but hey ho....

akoko Thu 10-Mar-16 07:30:04

I am 5weeks pregnant but my tummy is like 4months pregnant but my first pregnancy was not like this am so much afraid what can be the cost.

Rhi90 Thu 08-Sep-16 20:22:40

5 1/2 weeks pregnant and look 5 months pregnant with baby 4 definitely didn't have this with my 1st or 2nd didn't show with them until 5 months :/ my 3rd was straight after my 2nd literally so my baby bump hadn't quite gone anyway... It's awful especially as I've recently lost 2st that people have noticed now have this massive belly

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