6 weeks pregnant and jeans don’t fit!

(21 Posts)
CarlyAM Thu 07-Jan-21 09:22:56

Hiya everyone, I’m 6 weeks pregnant today with my second baby and amazed at just how tight my clothes have got (to the point that I’ve started shopping for maternity jeans!) I didn’t start gaining weight or showing with my first pregnancy until around 20 weeks. Admittedly I’m not as fit as I was then, but by no means big and if anything, I’m eating a lot less recently just because of my lack of appetite and general nausea. I expected to show earlier as it’s my second, but not this early! My husband and mum think it might be twins as fraternal twins run on my mums side and I got a super strong BFP just under a week before my AF (plus I’ve conceived twins before), but am VERY aware you can’t predict that and I just need to wait for a scan.

Has anyone experienced anything similar?

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Aberforthsgoat Thu 07-Jan-21 09:23:40

I did with my first but it was just initial bloat and got them back on a few weeks later... only to lose my waistline at 14 weeks haha

MrsB2019x Thu 07-Jan-21 09:25:36

I’m 8+6 and haven’t even attempted jeans for about 2/3 weeks 😂

User27aw Thu 07-Jan-21 09:25:45

I did with my 2nd it was bloating

Himawarigirl Thu 07-Jan-21 09:27:48

With your second most people get bigger more quickly, even though the baby is still so tiny still at that point. Think I was heading into maternity jeans not too long after 6 weeks.

CarlyAM Thu 07-Jan-21 09:31:04

Aw good to know it’s not just me, I feel huge! I thought it’s probably bloating mostly, but I’m not eating a great deal so it didn’t make sense.

@Aberforthsgoat ha! Maybe I’ll scrap the jeans idea then and just resign to leggings, tights and joggers!

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DoubleHelix79 Thu 07-Jan-21 09:32:13

Try putting a hairband between the button and the button hole to give yourself a little more space - helped me bridge the time until I needed proper maternity jeans. Congratulations!


DoubleHelix79 Thu 07-Jan-21 09:34:44

Sorry, that was not the most helpful description. What I meant was you hook one end of the hairband over the button, then loop the band through the buttonhole and hook the band over the button again.

Shelby30 Thu 07-Jan-21 09:34:53

I was same with second think it's bloating especially after food! I did start wearing my maternity jeans at 7weeks 😂🙈 I actually wasn't big at all through the pregnancy but I did show quicker than first time round.

CarlyAM Thu 07-Jan-21 12:30:36

@DoubleHelix79 thanks for the tip! Will probably have to do that while I wait for the maternity wear.

@Shelby30 god I hope I don’t get mahusive and this early bump/bloating isn’t a sign of things to come :/

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Shelby30 Thu 07-Jan-21 12:37:01

Honestly it will likely be bloating. I wasn't much different at 7 wks to 14wks.

JemimaTiggywinkle Fri 08-Jan-21 10:47:12

I got really big as soon as I was pregnant, was just all bloating though... I’m now 28 weeks and bump is exactly average sized

Merrz Fri 08-Jan-21 13:12:12

I'm feeling exactly the same OP, sitting at my desk with my trousers undone blush
I do remember with DD I wore looser clothes from about 10-14 weeks as anything tight made me feel really sick so hoping this will pass too.

coronafiona Fri 08-Jan-21 13:22:00

I have experienced exactly the same. The answer at the 12 weeks scan was that baby number 2 was actually 2 and 3grin

CarlyAM Fri 08-Jan-21 13:53:52

@Merrz rubbish isn’t it?! I’ve lived in my husbands joggers this last week as I can’t stomach leggings lol!

@coronafiona I have that in the back of my mind as it’s a very real possibility for me. We have an early scan at 9 weeks on 1st Feb as I want to mentally prepare myself if it is two lol!

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EllyNC Fri 08-Jan-21 13:59:53

5 weeks here and sooooo bloated all my jeans feel mega tight!! I’m expecting it to go down a bit tho before proper bump appears 🤞🏻 You never know tho, could well be twins!! ☺️

Merrz Fri 08-Jan-21 14:09:05

Omg imagine if we were all having twins hmm I think I would die!

coronafiona Fri 08-Jan-21 19:01:08

@merz they are truly lovely and a source of joy in my life, please don't die for me!grin

coronafiona Fri 08-Jan-21 19:01:35

@CarlyAM best of luck... keep us posted!

Merrz Sat 09-Jan-21 18:57:07

@coronafiona I bet they are smile just don't know how on earth you would cope with 2 babies confused hats off to you!

coronafiona Sat 09-Jan-21 19:15:00

Lol you have no choice so just you just do. It's like everything. If you are blessed with twins you will manage too, don't worry

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