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post #1 of 27
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I was just wondering...for those of you with children - do you remember how far along you were when you started "showing"? I'm just over 7 weeks and I can't tell, but I think I may be starting to show slightly. Either that or I'm getting fat
post #2 of 27
COngratulations!!
I love pregnant people.
My friend in england just had a baby on tuesday
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks, we're pretty excited Congrats to your friend
post #4 of 27
No two women are the same and no two pregnancies are the same. It depends upon your build and how big the baby is.

I'm big-boned and broad-hipped and I didn't really "show" until about 5 months into both pregnancies.
post #5 of 27
Heya, that's called the pregnancy BUMP!

I was 5 months along when I started to show. I was in extreme tip top shape --- very taut, tight tummy muscles. I mean I was lean & mean.

But the thang is, I threw up so much in the first THREE months, I lost 10 pounds which I did not need to lose. I just couldn't eat. Worrisome, it was.

I had my first ultrasound at 12 weeks...... I did not look pregnant at all of course, still had a flat tummy... didn't believe there was a baby in there. Lo & behold, there's a lil baby in there waving at me.

I think the BUMP depends on how taut your tummy muscles are to start with. My friend Carrie, she was the same size as me, and she didn't show at all with Logan til she was about 5 months along. But when she got preggers the 2nd time around with Maddy, she showed like the day after! Her tummy never recovered either.
post #6 of 27
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I guess I'm average size. I haven't had hardly any sickness at all, in the evening a little, but that's it. I have my first ultrasound at the end of this month. I've already bought a pair of maternity jeans because my jeans are uncomfortable. I wear low rise jeans and they aren't fitting too well.
post #7 of 27
my mum put on with in the first 3 weeks, she said that her skirt wouldnt zip up and she had to undo it in the restaurant
My mother was slim (and still is except for her belly now) and she started to show by the 2nd 3rd month
post #8 of 27
I think the average consensus is 16 to 20 weeks

Congrats!
post #9 of 27
I was tiny - 108 lbs when I got pregnant with very well developed tummy muscles and I started to not fit into my clothese and had the "bump" at 3 months. Then it didn't stop! I was huge! I went to 143 lbs. Had to have a C-section and the doctors laughed when I asked them what they were cutting as it sounded like cutting carboard and they said I had the best tummy muscles they'd seen.

48 hours after my C-section I was 110 lbs, but still had some tummy to deal with.
post #10 of 27
Congratulations on the little one! I look 6 months prego but unfortunately am not!
post #11 of 27
Not to be personal, Yosemite?
But did you ever get those muscles back?
That is the one area that doesn't want to cooperate!
I always wanted an ab machine as situps don't seem to do as much to a post pregnant body but didn't know which one was the best.

Cheers!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Not to be personal, Yosemite?
But did you ever get those muscles back?
That is the one area that doesn't want to cooperate!
I always wanted an ab machine as situps don't seem to do as much to a post pregnant body but didn't know which one was the best.

Cheers!
I do still have pretty good stomach muscles, but at 59 yrs. old, I also have some extra "fat" which I seem to have put on mostly this past winter. (It might have something to do with the container of Haagen Das ice cream I've been eating every night for the past few months.) Hopefully will get rid of this over the next few weeks.

I did have some extra problems, I had a C-section (Jennifer was breach), then when Jen was 8 months old I had to have the same operation basically to "fix" my womb which had turned inside out and was painful, then by the time Jen was 3 yrs. old, I had to have a hysterectomy. So all in all, in 3 years I had 3 operations on the same site.

I think any exercise you do should help if you are consistent. Getting the muscles back from a c-section will be more difficult but can be done.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
I plan on working on losing the weight I gain as soon as I'm able to start. I had no idea your womb could turn inside out, that's really scary. I'm really hoping I don't put on too much, 30-35 pounds is average I think. I wonder how much of that is from my chest 'cause these suckers are getting huge! Thank you everyone for all the congrats. Thanks for the helpful info too, keep it coming
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I plan on working on losing the weight I gain as soon as I'm able to start. I had no idea your womb could turn inside out, that's really scary. I'm really hoping I don't put on too much, 30-35 pounds is average I think. I wonder how much of that is from my chest 'cause these suckers are getting huge! Thank you everyone for all the congrats. Thanks for the helpful info too, keep it coming
I think my chest was the part my husband loved the best about me being pregnant.

I too had a wonderful pregnancy. Not one day of morning sickness and I felt wonderful through to the end. I wish the same for you.

Babies are so special. BTW - breastfeeding helps you lose the weight faster. Don't ask me how, but that's what I understand.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by katl8e
No two women are the same and no two pregnancies are the same. It depends upon your build and how big the baby is.

I'm big-boned and broad-hipped and I didn't really "show" until about 5 months into both pregnancies.
i agree i've had 3 children and none of my pregnancies were the same with my first i started showing at like 3 months, and with the other 2 i didn't really show until 5 months along...even if you are just "getting fat" that's ok while your pregnant, i gained a lot with my first pregnancy, and by the time my daughter was 6 months i had lost it all! congratulations!!
post #16 of 27
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My Mom is a lactation consultant so you can bet your sweet bippy I'll be breastfeeding. Probably whether I want to or not Yeah, the hubby is pretty excited about my chest size right now and he's not even a boob guy, he's a butt guy (and that's getting bigger already too.)
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
BTW - breastfeeding helps you lose the weight faster. Don't ask me how, but that's what I understand.
When breastfeeding, your brain signals the uterus to contract back to its normal size faster...
With bottlefeeding, your body doesn't get that cue.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
My Mom is a lactation consultant so you can bet your sweet bippy I'll be breastfeeding. Probably whether I want to or not Yeah, the hubby is pretty excited about my chest size right now and he's not even a boob guy, he's a butt guy (and that's getting bigger already too.)
my husband has always been a butt guy too, and i'm rather small chested, but when i was pregnant i got up to a DD and he loved it! i think my boobs weighed more than anything!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I guess I'm average size. I haven't had hardly any sickness at all, in the evening a little, but that's it. I have my first ultrasound at the end of this month. I've already bought a pair of maternity jeans because my jeans are uncomfortable. I wear low rise jeans and they aren't fitting too well.
An old trick is to leave the button undone and use a rubberband to stretch some more inches into the waistband. Just loop it thru the buttonhole and bring both ends around the button. Just make sure to wear a longer shirt to cover the fact that your pants are undone!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I guess I'm average size. I haven't had hardly any sickness at all, in the evening a little, but that's it. I have my first ultrasound at the end of this month. I've already bought a pair of maternity jeans because my jeans are uncomfortable. I wear low rise jeans and they aren't fitting too well.
An old trick is to leave the button undone and use a rubberband to stretch some more inches into the waistband. Just loop it thru the buttonhole and bring both ends around the button. Just make sure to wear a longer shirt to cover the fact that your pants are undone!
post #21 of 27
Lol! When I was five months pregnant with my first child, I started wearing maternity clothes and attended a block party in the neighborhood with hubby. Some young hottie (jk, but he looked like a teenager!) asked me to dance, despite the fact that I was wearing a maternity top, married, and pregnant.

I guess even if you wear maternity clothes, you can be mistaken for a single, non-pregnant woman!

That was many moons ago!

During those days, lots of young, pregnant woman would wear maternity clothes sooner, rather than later. This was the time of the second baby boom.
post #22 of 27
Congratulations!
post #23 of 27
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

With my first one, I got the little bump around 3 months but really couldn't tell that I was pregnant until I was 6 months.

With this one, at 9 weeks, I was the size I was at 4 months with the first. Right now, I'm 17 weeks. I've lost 8 lbs total this time so far - my stomach is growing but I'm dropping the weight in my butt thank god!

The first time I only gained 21 lbs.

Everyone is differnt and my 2 pregnancies are worlds apart!

Good luck......and keep us posted!
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by catherine
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

With my first one, I got the little bump around 3 months but really couldn't tell that I was pregnant until I was 6 months.

With this one, at 9 weeks, I was the size I was at 4 months with the first. Right now, I'm 17 weeks. I've lost 8 lbs total this time so far - my stomach is growing but I'm dropping the weight in my butt thank god!

The first time I only gained 21 lbs.

Everyone is differnt and my 2 pregnancies are worlds apart!

Good luck......and keep us posted!
Congratulations to you also
I know I'm gonna gain weight all over. I just have a feeling I will.

Thanks for all the advice and info everyone. It is very helpful. Especially the rubberband trick, my Mom told me about that one also.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel
I was just wondering...for those of you with children - do you remember how far along you were when you started "showing"? I'm just over 7 weeks and I can't tell, but I think I may be starting to show slightly. Either that or I'm getting fat
Dear Laura, i couldn´t resist to watch this post... I didn´t see it because you put "only for Ladies", of course not advice for you from me for obviously reasons but...

A BIG Congratulations!!!! I ´ll pray for you for have a best pregnancy to you!!!
congrats to your hubby too!!!
post #26 of 27
I started showing at about 5 months. I was 5'2", 98 lbs., and gained 50+ lbs. both times. By 7 mos., I looked like a tomato with toothpick legs! And I never let anyone tease me about being fat, I'd just remind them that I wasn't fat, but pregnant! As for all that baby-weight gain, breastfeeding melted it off pretty fast. When my 2nd daughter was born, I wore size 11 but before she was 1 year old, was back down to a 1 (of course, my oldest was a 3yo tomboy that kept me scrambling - literally, as we live in the mountains). I'm so excited for you. What a wonderful experience it is - we get to be just like our mama-kitties!
post #27 of 27
With my first, I showed at about 4 months...and I mean SHOWED LOL but with him, I measured full term...at 6 mos.....but at about 6 weeks, I noticed my pants were uncomfortable, nothing really seemed to fit right. With my second, it was pretty much the same thing except I made it to 6 and a half months before measuring full term LOL
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