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Second timers - when did you start to show?

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ninipops Wed 08-Dec-10 19:12:22

I am 5+5 and due back at work from maternity leave in just over 4 weeks. I was hoping to not have to break it to my boss on my first day back that I will be off again in about 6 months but the notches on my belt are starting to suggest that I might have to! Anyone else been there??

elk4baby Wed 08-Dec-10 19:19:01

I was a bit 'thick' around the middle by 10 weeks, but didn't show until 18 weeks.

So my guess is, unless you pile on the weight too quickly, you still have plenty of time to 'come back' to work grin.

Nicplus1and1baking Wed 08-Dec-10 19:54:48

Im 8+3 and have allready had to dig my maternity jeans out blush

GretnaGirl Wed 08-Dec-10 21:55:02

I lost a stone with sickness in the first 16 weeks but my belly still grew, was in maternity jeans from 12 weeks. More for comfort than anything, depends how well you can dress to hide it!

Chynah Wed 08-Dec-10 22:12:46

I told my boss at 22 weeks - he hadnt noticed (I am normally a 10) Think you just feel a bit bloated in the first few weeks as baby is only about the size of a rice crispie anyway so it's dfitely not it.

Liv77 Wed 08-Dec-10 22:54:22

TBH they probably won't notice, just wear baggy clothes and they'll think you're still trying to lose your baby weight. I remember being asked when it was due 6 months after i'd given birth because I was wearing an empire line dress sad

discobeaver Thu 09-Dec-10 09:39:24

Well this is my third and I have been quite amazed how quickly I have shown. Only 13 weeks now but definitely noticeable to me from about 8 weeks.

Can't fit ordinary size 12 jeans anymore, not unless they are low hipsters.

Boobs also massive, only 1 bra still covers them.

Arabella36 Thu 09-Dec-10 11:26:12

Is it typical to show earlier in second pg or is it usually the same as first time?

sh77 Thu 09-Dec-10 11:35:06

Around 23 weeks was when my bump was becoming noticeable through clothes.

BabyValentine Thu 09-Dec-10 12:02:27

I showed far, far sooner with DC2. Was in maternity jeans by 12 weeks and felt, ugh, before then.

With DC1 I didn't have a proper bump until about 18 weeks.

I also had noticeably larger boobs, which didn't happen with DC1.

clarebear1 Thu 09-Dec-10 16:53:53

I showed early, prob from about 8/9 weeks

namechangedfor3months Thu 09-Dec-10 19:20:04

I am showing so much that I'm starting to question my dates.. Realistically - how big should I be at 13 weeks!?

Wholelottalove Thu 09-Dec-10 19:26:17

I was out of my slim fitting jeans almost straight away! Had definite bump by about 12 weeks although was hiding it with baggy clothes. According to work colleagues other than the greeness and generaly looking like crap it was my boobs which gave me away - they shot up several cup sizes overnight.

Snowfalls108 Thu 09-Dec-10 19:59:57

I'm pregnant with DC's 2 and 3, and my bump appeared at 14 weeks. First pregnancy was 17 weeks, so not sure if its that there are 2 of them or that its 2nd time around.

namechangedfor3months Thu 09-Dec-10 20:24:36

2!!! Argh!! I started taking photo's of my DS bump at 21 weeks but I'm huge right now confused

clarebear1 Fri 10-Dec-10 13:01:06

Everyones different, i too questioned my dates and if i was having twins but im just big. You show sooner with ur 2nd so its perfectly normal

beckie90 Fri 10-Dec-10 15:51:44

im 22 weeks and havent really got one yet i notice im not as flat stomachd as i was but no1 else does im still size 8 and there not tight yet. with my 1st i was showing by 12 weeks though

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