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2nd time mums - when did you start wearing mat clothes?

(26 Posts)
mumbot Mon 20-Jul-09 13:19:57

Only 6.5 weeks in and I'm struggling to get in my jeans! OK very possibly cake induced, but after DC1 you are supposed to show a lot earlier.

It feels far too early, but I've already dug out my old maternity jeans, they are so comfy.

When did you get out the stretchy trousers / big pants / things with elastic in?


Trikken Mon 20-Jul-09 13:28:25

about 16 weeks. definately showed a lot quicker with this one than the first.

my jeans started not fit around about the seven/eight week mark.

have had to keep mat jeans up with step-dad's braces,(under top tho, cant see them unless u know) so feel a bit clownish but saves me having to drag them up from my ankles every two seconds.

bevlin Mon 20-Jul-09 13:31:38

I had to buy jeans one size up from 8 weeks, couldn't believe it! I was looking at pictures of my first pregnancy and at 21 weeks I looked exactly the same as i do now - at 16 weeks!

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Mon 20-Jul-09 13:33:33

Just put on my mat jeans for the first time yesterday - am 11 weeks today.

Saying that though, I have been wearing my ordinary jeans mostly undone (with long tops over) for ages cos I couldn't do them up any more, and the only reason I didn't get the maternity stuff out earlier was because I didn't want to give the game away as most of them are obviously maternity clothes!

Theteathings Mon 20-Jul-09 13:44:29

really quickly

about 8 weeks


Fragolina Mon 20-Jul-09 13:47:20

Prob at around 8 weeks....although I did manage to dig out lots of old 'fat-day' trousers. Still managing to get away with non-mat things at work at 14 weeks.

laurawantsababy Mon 20-Jul-09 20:18:42

8 weeks! Lovely! I actually looked less pregnant in them.

Dormez Mon 20-Jul-09 20:55:59

I am really glad to read this as I am 7 weeks on my 3rd pregnancy and already not fitting but I was low carbing before my positive test so I thought that maybe it was that. But my tummy already feels huge.

ChunkyChick Tue 21-Jul-09 10:36:05

I am nearly 11 weeks and had no choice but to crack open the maternity clothes at 9 weeks. At which point people (at playgroup etc) were already starting to notice that I have a bump and asking me if I was pregnant. I already look about 5 months gone. It's crazy. No chance of keeping it a secret until 12 weeks. God knows what I'm going to look like at term.

Ladyem Tue 21-Jul-09 10:44:43

I didn't start wearing maternity clothes until I was about 22 weeks, although I was very sick for the first 20 weeks and so lost lots of weight. This is about the same time as with DD. I was really looking forward to showing earlier this time, but it's all come in the last 10 weeks (I'm 34 weeks on thurs).

girlsyearapart Tue 21-Jul-09 10:59:20

Good god at about 10 weeks with dd2 I looked like I did at about 25 weeks with dd1! THe only way is out with the second..

mumbot Wed 22-Jul-09 16:16:30

Thanks everyone, it's great to know there's many of us in big stretchy pants grin

MrsBadger Wed 22-Jul-09 16:24:37

into one-size bigger jeans at 12wks

lasted till 16wks with dd1, and till 20wks for actual matwear

Marthasmama Wed 22-Jul-09 16:26:04

I had to wear maternity stuff at about 4 months but every thing was way too tight at 12 weeks. I had terrible bloating though.

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 16:32:53

I had to go in to mat jeans at 9 weeks, but I could wear other types of non mat clothes at that stage, was fully in mat clothes by about 12 weeks.

BlueChampagne Wed 22-Jul-09 17:28:26

Think I made it to 12 week scan without having to dig out mat clothes this time, but definitely feel about a month fatter than with DC1. Question is, does this continue, or will it slow down a bit?

dooneygirl Wed 22-Jul-09 17:55:23

9 weeks with my second. I made it to 22 with my first. If it makes you feel any better, oddly enough, I lost the weight much faster with no. 2, and was back into some of my "regular" clothes in less than a week after giving birth.

Bump02 Wed 22-Jul-09 18:47:51

Hi congratulations smile

My usual clothes started to feel tight around 8 weeks. I felt so down in the dumps about it as I was over 6 months with DS1. No one really said anything but I could tell they were looking, then as soon as the news was out, around 12-13 weeks I grew even more shock haha!! I am now 18 weeks and the bump is there now for sure, I'm up a dress size in normal clothes and definitely wearing maternity clothing as often as I can for the comfort!!

Good news though...the bump has slowed down with it's growth spurt (thank goodness)Though i'm sure it'll balloon again...but hey ho I'm passed caring now, and if people comment I just reply saying "it is meant to be getting bigger" and give them a smile that suggests they shut up hee hee!!!

Good luck with your bump smile

pootle09 Wed 22-Jul-09 19:11:58

The day I did the test, and I probably could have done with it before then.

Minicooper Wed 22-Jul-09 19:35:36

Hee hee, this thread assumes we ever got OUT of maternity clothes.... Or is that just me blush

BlueChampagne Thu 23-Jul-09 11:45:13

This may sound like desperate justification, but if all you have to do is go up into the attic for your mat clothes rather than start shopping for them, it's a whole heap easier so you're likely to get into them early. I found it was like having a whole new wardrobe!

AvonBarksdale Thu 23-Jul-09 13:21:34

I was back in my Mat jeans pretty quickly, def around 12 weeks. I was quite happy though as they are the most expensive jeans I own! hmm

itsalwaysthequietones Thu 23-Jul-09 13:45:41

At 9 weeks now, clothes still fit ok but I'm sure people will start to notice the little pot belly v soon. It's really quite obvious. With DD I didn't show for months and months

wasabipeanut Thu 23-Jul-09 14:19:22

I got it all down out of the loft at about 11 weeks. From about week 7 until then I was relying on long tops and regular trousers with the button undone.

Not a great look.

quirkychick Thu 23-Jul-09 14:20:08

I am 14wks now and have been in bigger size/loose clothes since about 8wks. smile I am about the size I was at 20-24wks last time. Lol at MN preg calendar about your ab muscles just expanding!

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