I'm 5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I'm already showing a bit! is this normal?

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If you truly are showing, it is not uncommon with a second or third child. The muscles and tendons are already stretched from previous pregnancy making it easier to accomodate new baby and show the world.

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I know you are not supposed to show that early because the actual baby is microscopic, but I certainly did too! Maybe it is "bloating" as a PP said, but I had it too. The way I found out I was pregnant with #4 is that I got this tummy thing going on (I hadn't even missed my period yet!). Four people in a 3 day period patted me on the tummy and said, "Is there something you'd like to tell us?" I was really slim back then so having that bit of roundness to my tummy was really noticeable. They knew I was trying and were older women that I knew well, not rude people. ha I took a test (still was not even due for a period) and it was POSITIVE! I just got bigger from there. I know it doesn't make sense but clearly it happens.

Billee - posted on 07/19/2009

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Everyone including me that I know who's been prego 2x showed a little in the 2month with their 2nd child.

Brenda - posted on 07/19/2009

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amanda...at 5 weeks, the baby is reeeeaally tiny, and your uterus should not be expanding yet either....but the pregnancy certainly could be causing bloating. good luck!

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yes its totally normal.. i started to show alot earlier with my second baby. i was still quite small though but bigger than before!! unfortunately the last month or so of my pregnancy i ballooned and had the most fattest putffed up face!! i dont know what happened!! and to make mattters worse i was 14 days late before i was induced!! :(

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Amanda - posted on 07/20/2009

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my oldest is going to be 5 next month. I can't imagine having a bigger baby than her, she was 8lbs 2oz at birth.Ya I am definitely noticing a change in my clothing size. None of my jeans fit me. I am starting to think I might be further along then I thought. Guess we will see! First OB appt. on Aug. 18th.

Anya - posted on 07/19/2009

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in some cases womann show earlier with rach pregnancy an it is likely that you second will be bigger that your first at birth but no worries if the baby is no it is ok how old is your oldest child because you have to factor that in as well ok

Nicole - posted on 07/19/2009

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I also started showing very early with my second pregnancy and was really shocked as by 2 months I already couldnt fit into some of my clothes.
Congratulations and Good Luck!

Amanda - posted on 07/19/2009

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I started putting on weight immediately with my first baby. By the end of my second month I couldn't fit comfortably in most of my jeans because of weight gain. I was REALLY showing by my 4th month. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Jennifer - posted on 07/19/2009

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doctors say that because your uterus has already gone through stretching, you start to show earlier. It may also be that you're carrying multiples!

Linnette - posted on 07/19/2009

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YES my doctor said u always show sooner with the second one an to me it seemed like my stomach got harder quicker which looked like i was pregnant quickly...I would worry bout it unless your holding alot of water already. Hope it helped.

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