Expanding Already?

Connie - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




I can't remember the last time I was pregnant, so I don't remember if I got bigger faster with #2 or not. This one is #3, and my pants don't fit! And I'm not talking they're just snug. I'm talking I can't button them! I haven't gained weight. I'm not eating more (to the contrary, I'm eating less as I figure out which smells and textures make me nauseous and which don't). I'm just...expanding...

And I'm a big girl already, so that's interesting, too.

I've invested in a BeBand from Target, and that's the only way I got into my pants today. (cos it covers and holds up pants that aren't zipped up or buttoned closed) Not to mention it helps with my back pain.

Is anyone else in the same boat?


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Claire - posted on 07/19/2010




Im nearly 15 weeks with my 3rd and I have a bump already. both my previous babies were over 10lbs born so I always tend to show early but this time even more so and Ive actually lost 5lbs through sickness. I pretty sure its normal cuz your stomach muscles are not as strong as once were so cant hold it in.

Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010




I am 12.5 weeks along now and haven't been able to get in my regular pants for almost 2 weeks! This is my third too so I guess my body just knows the drill. Lol with my other 2, I didn't need maternity clothes until 5 or 6 months.

Kelsey - posted on 07/12/2010




I am 13 wks prego and started getting bigger at like 6 wks, but I also grew fast with my first child and I am a big girl as well. No worries hun. I think its normal

Helen Katrina - posted on 07/07/2010




this is my second and i've already started to expand too... i googled it to see what some of the results would say as i was bored and results came back that pregnancy second + time around the women will expand quicker, they call it our pouch lol.

Laken - posted on 06/28/2010




I am 8 weeks along with baby #2 and for the last week and a half I've been noticing my belly sticking out further and further! I didn't show until 3-4 months in with my first daughter so this was really a suprise! I actually wondered if I wasn't further along than what my doctor told me.

Bonnie - posted on 06/08/2010




I am 10 weeks with #2 and I couldn't button my pants at 6weeks...I know I wasn't putting on weight because I am only 1 pound heavier than I was before I found out...but I went ahead and got some maternity pants just so I didn't have to fuss with anything else...

Byra - posted on 06/07/2010




Most women expand faster with 2nd or 3rd pregnancies. I did with my second and now that I am on my third I am trying to be really careful about what I eat. I kept on 20 lbs after my second and don't to keep on another 20 after this one. The bloating is a factor too. My Dr. told me that this one would be more uncomfortable and show faster than the last two. She made it sound awful!! I've just decided to not even bother trying on my pants that way I don't have to be disappointed if they don't fit!

Beck - posted on 06/03/2010




Thank goodness, I thought it was just me! I am so bloated! I look bigger than I did at 20weeks with my darling number one. I am sure I wasn't like this a week ago!

Melody - posted on 06/02/2010




I am also in the same boat. I was really thin when I had my daughter (she is a 1 1/2 yrs old), but I gained alot of weight after I had her (& also got hypothyroidism after having her) and I am due Jan 14, 2011 & my pants all feel tight already, although I hardly eat a thing because everything makes me sick...but I did hear after your first pregnancy that you tend to get bigger faster, so Im thinking maybe thats all it is!

Kim - posted on 05/25/2010




I am 6 weeks with baby number 2. I though i was imagining things but I have noticed my pants are tight around the waist in the last 2 weeks. I have heard that you show ealier after ur first but i didnt think i would notice it this soon. Bra size has almost increased a cup already also. I guess I will be having a bump alot sooner than expected after all.
I hear target are good for maternity wear also, i might check them out :-)

Stacey - posted on 05/25/2010




I'm 5 wks. pregnant with #3 and my pants are tighter, but I blame it on the baby bloat. I know I will slim down again with morning sickness before I truly start to show.

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