Is it normal for baby belly to be bigger second time around?

Melly - posted on 04/24/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Im currently 11 weeks pregnant, and my stomach is already bigger than when I was 22 weeks with my first. Is that normal? No, I'm not having twins. LOL

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Lauren - posted on 05/07/2011

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i am 17 weeks with my second and look like im like 25 weeks my mom said its normal and happened to everyone she knows when they had their second

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It's completely normal, usually with Each pregnancy you show a bit sooner. Happy Preggies ;-)

Katrina - posted on 04/26/2011

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It is completely normal. I am pregnant with my third and I am way bigger now at 17.5 wks then I was with either of my other pregnancies at this time.

Alexis - posted on 04/25/2011

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Umm...YES!!! I was showing as soon as I was about 8 weeks and I didn't show at all until I was 7 months with my first child. Every pregnancy is different, but everything is already stretched out from the first pregnancy so your body just remembers from the last pregnancy and does what it learned from the first time.

Bonnie - posted on 04/24/2011

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Yes, this is defintely normal. Your skin is already stretched from the first baby and your body knows what to do now.

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Sonia - posted on 07/14/2014

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I just found out i was pregnant with my second child about a week ago.even before i new i was i notice my tummy was looking wired.my first baby i couldnt tell i was pregnant until midway off my pregnacy.and now i notice my tummy is showing sooner then i thought with my second

Tara - posted on 05/09/2011

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I'm very small framed. I showed around 14 weeks with our second child, and this time around I was showing before 10 weeks. It's very normal to get bigger, earlier with each pregnancy :)

Kelly - posted on 05/08/2011

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Normal. My sister says that when you have your second one, it's like your body just thinks, "woohoo! I know what I'm doing mow!!" And woop big belly. lol

OhJessie - posted on 04/27/2011

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Completely normal. You "show" quicker the second time, mostly. Guess our ab muscles aren't so firm that time lol. Also if you're planning on breastfeeding you might look forward to "afterbirth" pains - only time nursing actually hurt; only the hurt was in my contracting uterus. That goes away pretty quick, though. But at least it helps get that uterus back to size, which is a good thing.

Melly - posted on 04/27/2011

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I was the same with my first Vicki, I was wearing my normal clothes until I was 6 months. I actually did not find out I was pregnant until I was already 22 weeks. I had no signs of pregnancy at all, and I only found out by luck really, then at 6 months I just popped out. This time at 8 weeks my clothes were getting really snug, and Ive already had to pull out my maternity clothes from the first one to start wearing. My first was a boy, and this time seeing as everything is so different, I wonder if it's going to be a girl.

Vicki - posted on 04/27/2011

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I'm 19 weeks tomorrow with my 2nd child and yep I'm a heffer compared to my 1st pregnancy!

With my daughter I was still in my own clothes until about 6months pregnancy, but with this 1 I had to store my jeans away at about 12 weeks lol and Im living in leggings/maternity tops already!!

My midwife said I'm big for 4 months but usually 2nd pregnancies mean bigger bumps lol.

Congrats xx

Johanna - posted on 04/26/2011

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I believe is normal... if there was something wrong the doctor would have said something, my guess is that the baby is going to weigh in more then your first. I am 32 weeks and my belly is bigger than my first; right now the baby weights about six pounds and I still have about 7 weeks left... my baby is doing well and find. They did a sonogram and found nothing wrong with the baby. I don't think you should worry unless the doctors says something.

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2011

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Mine definitely got bigger WAY faster when I was pregnant with my second but by the end of the pregnancy my belly was about the same size as in my first.

Melly - posted on 04/24/2011

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Thanks ladies. Glad to hear it is normal. I had a C-Sect with my first, and the scar is so stretched and sore I'm scared im gonna get so big im just going to split open!!
My son was only 6pd 11 full term, so he wasn't a big baby and I'm not a small person to begin with, so it's quite a shock to see how quickly I am showing this time.

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i only have 1 but i would think it would be. your stomach muscles are already stretched out from the first one so you might show earlier

Jennifer - posted on 04/24/2011

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Absolutely normal. I have 4 kids, and by the 4th, I was showing at 6 weeks! All your muscles are stretched out from the first, and everything is a little looser (no matter how physically fit you are). Bigger belly, doesn't necessarily mean the baby will be bigger either. My third child was 10lbs 3 oz at birth, and I was the same size at the end of my pregnancy with him, as I was at the end of my 4th and she weighed 7lbs 4oz.

Nicola - posted on 04/24/2011

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Your belly/uterus dont have to stretch so much this time around as its already done it, dont worry, your baby will catch up with your bump and by the time you're due you'll be the same size you were last time :)

Sara - posted on 04/24/2011

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it is normal some are smaller on the second and some are bigger. This all depends on the size of the baby. If the tummy is bigger the second time it usualy means the baby will be bigger or you have more water then with the first nothing to be worried about.

Melissa - posted on 04/24/2011

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I have heard that you usually gain more weight with each pregnancy and the babies usually weigh more.

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