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I'm in jeggings already...

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EastDulwichWife Thu 19-Oct-17 12:51:05

What's wrong with me!? I am only 8 weeks pregnant. Usually a size 12, but haven't been able to button up my jeans for 2 weeks already. I've gained just under 2 pounds. Finally bit the bullet last weekend and bought some New Look jeggings, which are a game changer. Though, I'm already scared they wont last that long.

Please tell me I'm not the only one to be this uncomfortable in regular clothes so soon!?

louiserachael Thu 19-Oct-17 13:03:11

I was the same!! I brought maternity leggings in at 12 weeks and I wasn’t even showing but couldn’t bear to wear anything tight!

Lozmatoz Thu 19-Oct-17 13:23:43

Sorry, but that’s what happens!

NerNerNerNerBATMAN Thu 19-Oct-17 13:27:22

Yeah, I dug my old maternity jeans out at 8 weeks because anything else was too much. Still in normal tops tho, and at 9+5 I just look a bit bloated if an evening rather than pregnant. I'm going to fully embrace the maternity wardrobe after my scan at 13 weeks, wish it was at 12 because not sure I can wait that long!!!

2014newme Thu 19-Oct-17 13:28:06

I was the sane. It was twins.

EastDulwichWife Thu 19-Oct-17 13:45:32

So pleased I'm not alone! I figured given most people keep it under wraps until 12 weeks that I would be fine in normal clothes till then... Fool!

I'm still in normal tops but the bloat is incredible. Decided to bite the bullet and tell my boss today. I can't deal with my knackering commute any longer!

2014 twins?! Congrats, that's incredible. Just the one heartbeat here!
NerNer my 12 week scan date is bang on the day, I'm not sure how I'd cope for another week!

GummyGoddess Thu 19-Oct-17 16:02:04

At 8 weeks I'm the same size as when I was 6 months last time. No idea how to hide this from people! angry

Topsyloulou Thu 19-Oct-17 17:44:06

At 8 weeks this time round I was in maternity jeans because the bloating was so bad. Went back into normal jeans at 10 weeks when it subsided & then back into maternity about 14 weeks. With DS I had a hair and holding my jeans together from 10 weeks & went into maternity about 16 weeks.

EastDulwichWife Thu 19-Oct-17 17:53:27

@GummyGoddess it's impossible isn't it!
I'm hoping the bloat goes down a little Topsy. I'm so surprised by this waist thickening!

bettydraper31 Thu 19-Oct-17 18:35:46

Same! Leggings at 8 weeks and never looked back. Now 13 weeks and in maternity jeans every day. H&M sooooo comfy x

bettydraper31 Thu 19-Oct-17 18:36:00

Second baby I should add x

Shammeyuk Thu 19-Oct-17 19:08:28

I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I was just about to start a post and saw this. I'm 8+4 and I've already gained 3lb, my jeans button up but anything tight makes me feel uncomfortable and sick. I'm eating so much, I'm not thinking I'm eating for 2 but if I don't eat pretty much hourly the hunger pains start and I start to feel incredibly sick!
Anyone got any snacking tips, heathy stuff just isn't cutting it at the mo. I'm a size 10 but feel like at this rate I'm going to be huge!

Pennywhistle Thu 19-Oct-17 19:10:09

I was desperate to get to 12 weeks and be able to tell people, in large part because I needed to switch to maternity clothes (also twins)

Congratulations on your baby. flowers

Orangebird69 Thu 19-Oct-17 19:10:57

I actually lost weight in the first trimester but still had that bloat in the early stages like you OP - I was using hairbands looped through the button hole to keep my jeans done up until the bloat subsided. Didn't actually then need maternity clothes until about 5 months.

EastDulwichWife Fri 20-Oct-17 09:35:06

Interesting, I did hope the bloat would go away again, but it shows no signs of slowing. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Already fantasising about over the bump maternity jeans Betty!

HolyShmoly Sat 21-Oct-17 20:16:24

6 weeks. The bloat is so bad by around 3pm that I unzipped my skirt where it was hidden by my blazer. I bought a size up in jeans and they're great for the weekend but I think I need some maternity opaque tights.

It doesn't help that I don't want anything with much flavour at the moment and just seem to be eating white carbs.

EastDulwichWife Wed 25-Oct-17 16:12:11

I'm with you on the white carbs Schmoly. The "healthiest" thing I can manage is yoghurt... Poor baby shock!

ArkadyRose Thu 26-Oct-17 13:23:47

I'm at 6 weeks and already in maternity leggings - then again, this is my 10th pregnancy and (hopefully) 4th child and they reckon you do show sooner the more kids/pregnancies you've had. My 10-year-old has already started poking my stomach and teasing me that I'm getting fat (she doesn't know yet about the pregnancy; I lost the last one at 12 weeks so we're holding off on telling her for now).

EastDulwichWife Thu 26-Oct-17 14:23:10

Congratulations @arkadyrose! I hope this is a healthy and happy pregnancy for you. I'm very impressed by your daughter's psychic powers..! x

ArkadyRose Thu 26-Oct-17 14:51:51

Thanks! I'm thinking we may need to tell her sooner than planned, because she may be quite upset we didn't tell her if she figures it out by herself. She's far too smart for her own good sometimes! Problem is that with the last one, we told her at 10 weeks (because I'd not had a m/c that happened after 10 weeks in the past), only for disappointment just 2 weeks later. She's much older now, but she's also high-functioning autistic so trying to weigh up just when to tell her is hard. This pregnancy feels very different to that last one though, so I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic.

EastDulwichWife Thu 26-Oct-17 15:06:20

There's no harm in optimism. I'm sure everything will go perfectly this time. My sister also has high-functioning autism so I can appreciate the difficult situation it puts you in. She's in her mid-twenties now and is a brain box I get the psychic powers! x

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