I'm 10 weeks pregnant with my second child. Why is it that I look 3-4 months pregnant already?

Brittany - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I know people say that you "show" faster with the second child, but it seems a little crazy that I already need to start looking for maternity shirts (because all my shirts are getting shorter with my growing belly). I really have only gained weight in the belly area, and it is hard (not belly fat). Did anyone else have a similar experience?

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Kim - posted on 11/06/2009

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I was worried. I am 11 weeks along with my second child and I don't think my belly was this big at 5 months last time. I have not gained any weight I have actually lost 6 pounds due to nausea that I did not have at all the first time around. I am already in maternity clothes and when people ask me how far along I am and I tell them they look at me funny like I am lying to them or something. Well, Good luck to you.

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I am 10 weeks now, with my second. My other child is almost 2. I didnt show with him until i was almost 4 months, he was 9lbs at birth! this baby, ive already had to loosen my belt holes, and buy some new bras. ive gone up a cup size! i didnt know it was possible to show at 10 weeks, but my doctor says, because my uterus has already swollen up to the size of a large beach ball before, my body has recognized the pattern and is preparing itself early! everything is normal and baby and i are healthy, its just that some womens bodys will adjust quicker.

Robin - posted on 11/08/2009

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It's beacuse your stomach muscles are more lax , It happened to me also not so much with my second pregnancy but for sure w/ my third. I know I was only like 8 weeks pregnant and was thinking OMG I got a pooch already. It doesnt mean you had a belly to begin with or was outta shape. it just means the under lying muscles are just a tad bit streched out from previous pregnancies

Pam - posted on 11/08/2009

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I had the same thing Im sure the baby sits higher in 2nd pregnancy. I popped out and every1 thought it was twins. But only 1 was in there. Dont stress it is beutiful.

Gina - posted on 11/08/2009

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dont worry about the pregnancy weight! a pregnant woman is the most beautiful woman ever =)

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Briana - posted on 04/08/2013

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i am 20 weeks pregnant with my second child i am worried..... i havent felt any movement and my stomach is still very soft? it hasnt really gotten hard. it worrys me that the baby is not ok. also is having rough sex ok while 20 weeks pregnant with your second child

Renee - posted on 11/08/2009

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I think I am different than a lot of women that I have met in regards to being pregnant. I really didn't show at all with my 1st pregnancy until I was about 20 weeks along. I didn't go into maternity pants until I was about 7mos along. I went home from the hospital from having my son in my normal clothes. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant right now with my 2nd child. I am just starting to show and have only gained about 8lbs. Most of that I think is in my boobs!! The 1st 3 months I actually lost weight. My sisters both popped out very early in their pregnancies and gained more than 2x's the weight that I did. They "hate" me for it.

Katelyn - posted on 11/06/2009

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O Hunny... with my first and second pregnancies by the time i was 4 months pregnant i looked 9 mths pregnant ... everybody grows baby's differently just be happy your growing out the front and not around your body!
congrats and enjoy the pregnancy

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With my first I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks and I didn't start showing until about 22 weeks. With this one I was in maternity pants at 12 weeks but I still haven't gained more than 5 pounds. I think your body is just getting out of the baby's way faster.

Jaime - posted on 11/05/2009

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I will be 14 weeks with my second this weekend and I feel like I am showing more at this point than with my first. i didnt really start showing until almost 20 weeks last time. I just looked chubby up until that point. I have been in maternity pants for about 3 weeks or so at this point. I haven't gained any weight (unless you count the three pounds that I lost and gained back). It is all baby belly so far (I think it really just looks like I need to cut back on the cookies). It is nice to hear it isn't just my imagination or wishful thinking.

Bri - posted on 11/05/2009

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OMGoodness!!!! I am going through the EXACT same situation...I am 11wks and look like I'm already 4mo. I am nervous because my almost 3yr old daughter was the one that told me I was pregnant in the first place..and if you ask her- she swears she's going to have a sister ANNND a brother! Alot of people are joking with me about it, but my current dr office wont give me a sonogram unless it involves the 1st Trimester testing (idk what's up with that) and not that I'm not sure- but they're going off the date of my last menstral. I had no choice but to agree to the 1st Trimester testing; otherwise I wouldn't be getting a sonogram at all until it's time to find out the sex in Jan. I'm kinda scared and nervous all at the same time and the date for this testing isn't coming soon enough for me. I do hope that everything works out with you in your situation..

Patti - posted on 11/05/2009

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you are always bigger and show sooner with your second cuz i suppose your body has been through it once.. dont worry. i just had my second a month ago and im ALMOST back to normal weight. just need to lose about 15 lbs. i was worried about that too cuz i just thought i was gaining to much too fast, but i guess its not uncommon.

Kelle - posted on 11/05/2009

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My cousin hardly showed at all during her first pregnancy until literally the last month. They were worried the baby wasnt growing and would be small but he was fine the whole time. Her second pregnancy she got big fast and stayed big.

I have only had one pregnancy. I started showing before I planned on telling people I was even pregnant. At 15wks the doctor said I was measuring 19wks and thought my due date was off... but no I was right on track... it was twins.

Brandy - posted on 11/05/2009

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I am pregnant with my second and the doctor went by my last period which she shouldn't have done because I was on birth control and she turned out to be wrong by 5 weeks. Also, you could be having twins.

Brittany - posted on 11/05/2009

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WOW! That's the same exact situation as me! I did not show till 16 weeks! That makes me feel so much better! Thank you!!

ALTHELIA - posted on 11/05/2009

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i was told the 2nd 1 you'll look bigger however the baby will come quicker than da 1st 1

Natasia - posted on 11/05/2009

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I was as big at 11 weeks with my second as I was at 17 weeks with my first, and the same amount of weight gain. It's normal. :)

Brittany - posted on 11/05/2009

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I thought that was a possibility too, but we had the ultrasound done and there was only 1 little baby in there.

Brittany - posted on 11/05/2009

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Thank you Melissa. I guess it just is normal to show this soon. I wish you the best of luck,if you are in fact trying for a second child. Thanks again:)

Melissa - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have not had the pleasure of having a second child yet. It has not been working out too well for me. But, I have heard that you do show a lot faster with your second child. There is a woman at my workplace who is also 10 weeks regnant and had to start buying maternity clothes already as well. Just go with the flow. Congrats & Best of luck!!

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