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Old 01-24-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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When will I show for my second pregnancy?

I am small (5' 3" and about 110 lbs). I didn't show with my first pregnancy until about week 20. I could tell I was pregnant, but if you didn't know me, you wouldn't have known unless I was wearing a maternity shirt. Anyway, here is my dilemma. Mother's Day will be when I'm around 19 weeks. It is sort-of my fantasy to tell my mother that I'm pregnant with her first boy grandchild on Mother's Day. Of course, I don't know if it is a boy yet, I just think it is. It would be her sixth grandchild and first boy. Will I start showing before week 19 since this is my second pregnancy? Will I be able to hide it?

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Old 01-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

I didn't show with my first pregnancy until I was 7+ months. Several of my professors in college had no idea I was even pregnant until I asked for an independant study class and explained why. Anyway with all the rest of mine I felt like I showed immediately. I know I had no desire to try and wear regular clothes past 16 weeks or so as I started filling out almost immediately.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

this is such an interesting q? I've been thinking about this myself. But since I'm only 5 wks, I have a long time to go till I'll show. I just wondered if you show earlier with your second pregnancy?
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

I didn't show with my first pregnancy until about 5.5 months.

Second? 14 weeks was my "I can't hide this any longer" point. I was "bloated" up until that point and then just visibly bumped out.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

I don't remember for sure when I started to show with my twin pregnancy. I'd have to look a pics. This is my second pregnancy and I am a bit over 8 weeks. I woke up the other morning and my belly was bigger. So, for me it's starting early. I'm about 5'2" and 100lbs.
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

Most women, especially smaller women like yourself, show a LOT earlier than their first pregnancy...honestly, i wouldn't be surprised if you are totally popped and huge by 8-10 weeks....if you read threads on here or any other board, most second+ time moms show very early......sorry, but i think the odds are very much against you being able to pull off your plan, although of course, there is no actual way to know for sure......but congrats!!!!!
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

#1: At 7 months, people at the swimming pool didn't know I was pregnant.
#2: I'm 10 weeks and starting to look plumper. No one would know I'm pregnant yet, but there's no way I'll make 7 months.

The OB said that after the first time, muscles are stretched out and not as willing to stay in place. In my case a big issue is the comparative lack of exercise. (No time and no babysitter for me to go to the pool!)

I think "when will I show" is an impossible question to answer, but you can be fairly sure you'll show earlier after #1.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:26 PM   #8
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

With my second pg, I was out of my normal clothes by 8 weeks...showing by 10...
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

Im no help in this subject, because people ask me if I am pregnant when I am only around 8-10 weeks.... and showing quite a bit.

But wanted to say congratulations.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:41 PM   #10
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Re: When will I show for my second pregnancy?

I don't know if there is really a standard for this.

With my first pregnancy, I didn't really "show" until 5ish months. Even then, I probably looked ridiculous in maternity clothes. By the end, my belly wasn't big, but my butt was!

With my 2nd pregnancy, I went into it fully expecting to show A LOT sooner, and be big. Well...the day I delivered him, I was wearing a pair of regular (pre-preg) jeans, and a t-shirt. A lot of people didn't think I was more than 15 weeks!!

I think it all depends though. I had HG, and that made me lose a lot of weight, and never really gain any. Also, I'm tall and thinnish, but I have a LONG torso. I carry my babies "in my back" and not out.
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