Threads

See more results

Topics

Usernames

Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters.

When did you start showing with a second pregnancy?
31

Alligatorpie · 21/10/2011 05:04

I am only six weeks and already I can feel my trousers are getting tighter. It could be because of the baby, or maybe because my diet has changed and I am now eating a lot of carbs ( normally I eat low carb).

I am a bit worried about starting to show early. We just moved to a new country for work, and I don't want to tell anyone until Xmas, when we will go back to visit my dh's family in the Uk.

but am not sure I will be able to hide it, if I am already expanding! I have also heard you show earlier with the second, any thoughts on this?

Thanks!

OP's posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Jess1308 · 21/10/2011 05:28

This is my second pregnancy and I started showing around 8 weeks, definitely looked pregnant at 10 weeks!

Please
or
to access all these features

seaweedhead · 21/10/2011 06:42

This is my second and I started lookng a bit fat almost immediately. Really struggled to keep it under wraps until 12 weeks.

Please
or
to access all these features

JambalayaCodfishDIE · 21/10/2011 07:26

Hi, i'm 13.5 weeks, and not really showing. Theres something there when I feel, but nothing distinct.

TBF though, i'm tall, and with my first I never really had much of a bump - was still sleeping on my front at 41 weeks.

Also, having lost a stone through morning sickness, theres plenty of room in my clothes yet! :(

Please
or
to access all these features

happenstance · 21/10/2011 08:22

About 8 weeks i realised my muffin top was more pronounced :), now at 17 weeks i am enormous, already getting the "is it twins?"

Please
or
to access all these features

brettgirl2 · 21/10/2011 12:07

At about the same time as my first! Sickness meant that until 12 weeks I could wear stuff that is normally too tight. Either my stomach muscles recovered or they were always rubbish Grin

Please
or
to access all these features

heartmoonshadow · 21/10/2011 15:00

Hi,

I have lost 1 stone during the first 11 weeks but still manage to look pregnant it has been a couple of weeks now I am a large lady so I know I have enough to cover anyway so people generally havent noticed or if they have they are being polite and not saying WOW your putting on weight. My advice comfy trousers and tunic tops you have an excuse now it is getting colder to wrap up and disguise your bump if you want to.

Please
or
to access all these features

Quenelle · 21/10/2011 15:02

I'm on my second pregnancy. At 8 weeks I was very bloated and DH and I both thought I was showing. I'm nearly 12 weeks now and the bloating has gone so I can't see a bump at all yet.

Please
or
to access all these features

mumt1 · 21/10/2011 15:19

I think you will definatly be showing by xmas, I'm 13 +2 weeks with my second n I have a bump. Although at 6 weeks I looked huge...I swelled n bloated which did go

Please
or
to access all these features

VFVF · 21/10/2011 16:10

I think about 14 weeks.

I had morning sickness and loss of appetite for a good few weeks which helped me loose fat, but growing uterus countered that so I just looked exactly the same until about 14 weeks Hmm

Please
or
to access all these features

VFVF · 21/10/2011 16:11

Sorry, that Hmm face was at me not looking slimmer, not at your question Grin

Please
or
to access all these features

MrBloomsNursery · 21/10/2011 16:18

People were still guessing at around 18 weeks with "is she? isn't she?" I started showing at around 20 weeks I think...and completely unmissably pregnant at around 25 weeks. Mind you, my jeans went up a size at 6-9 weeks, but it was easily covered with my normal clothes.

Please
or
to access all these features

WeLoveHaribo · 21/10/2011 18:42

Around 22wk with both 1st and 2nd. 24wk now got teeny tiny bump that ppl could fail to spot!! Xx

Please
or
to access all these features

MayDayChild · 21/10/2011 18:58

Immediately. Everyone knew when I officially announced. Bloat city, huge appetite... Whichever is the cause, not much you can do so get creative with your wardrobe or moan loudly and frequently that you really must go on a diet

Please
or
to access all these features

Tinkerisdead · 21/10/2011 19:00

8 weeks i had dig out my maternity jeans as other trousers were just way too tight. By 12 weeks i had a definate bump. By 14 weeks i was embarrassed because everyone was commenting and i had to say im 'only' 14 weeks. Im now 6 months and really quite huge. Although this time its more like a football and i can still feel my waist. Maybe this one's a boy.

Please
or
to access all these features

bushymcbush · 21/10/2011 19:11

I'm 14.6 weeks with number 2. I've been showing since about 10 weeks. When I announced at 12 weeks, some people I work with had already guessed. It's definitely a bigger bump than the first time.

Please
or
to access all these features

Flisspaps · 21/10/2011 19:16

I'm now 14+6 (snap with bushymcbush!) and I am only just starting to look possibly pregnant. I'm a size 14-16 normally though and have a bit of a belly most of the time anyway. I was so off my food for the first trimester that I gained no weight. Week 13 hit and I gained 4lbs...hello appetite.

Please
or
to access all these features

benandhollyandgaston · 21/10/2011 19:20

In maternity clothes at about 4 months second time round whereas it was more like 6 months first time round.

Bump was much smaller (so I'm told) by the end second time round though, and I was carrying a considerably smaller baby.

Please
or
to access all these features

DialMforMummy · 21/10/2011 20:01

Like others, I have started showing from about 10 weeks or so. That's when my trousers became a wee bit too tight. But then again, this second pregnancy has come rather quickly after the first one.

Please
or
to access all these features

MixedClassBaby · 21/10/2011 20:12

I'm 9 weeks(ish) and trousers are getting a bit tight around the waist. Only 10 months since giving birth to DD so maybe that makes a difference? Also, weirdly, my 'bump' is on the right hand side of my belly as it was throughout my pregnancy before. And my linea nigra has returned in all its former glory.

Please
or
to access all these features

IssyStark · 21/10/2011 20:48

Before 10 weeks! Had to get my maternity clothes out very early...

Please
or
to access all these features

thegauntlet · 21/10/2011 22:05

depends what i am wearing, but last week ( 18weeks) had to finally undo the button of my jeans and put it on an elastic! If i dressed it up I looked fairly pregnant by 14 weeks, but felt fatter and had put on a kilo by 12 weeks x

Please
or
to access all these features

TooImmature2BDumbledore · 21/10/2011 22:11

My kind friend told me I was showing at about 13 weeks, and then 2 days later so did two people at work (who already knew)! Grr. I'm 17 weeks now and nobody who didn't know has commented, but perhaps they are just being polite.

Please
or
to access all these features

CuntryManner · 22/10/2011 09:47

Gosh, I showed from conception on both of mine.

Please
or
to access all these features

Georgimama · 22/10/2011 09:49

by 12 weeks my normal work skirts and trousers were too tight. by 20 weeks i was unmistakably visibly pregnant.

Please
or
to access all these features

GirlWithTheMouseyHair · 23/10/2011 09:52

belly popped out at 8 weeks, people who knew thought I looked definately pregnant and a few friends had guessed by 10weeks, but it kind fo stayed the same then until I was about 16weeks and have looked pretty much the same as the last pregnancy since

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.