uh, isn't it a little early?

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augustbaby2010's picture
Joined: 01/27/10
Posts: 158
uh, isn't it a little early?

for my pants to be getting tight? i am not kidding. i know you think i am either exaggerating or that i have just been pigging out since i found out that i'm pregnant. neither is the case. it must be the bloating...but, i really can't believe how big i am getting this early on. i am 5 weeks and two days and this is my second pregnancy. i've heard that you tend to show earlier during your second pregnancy but i had NO IDEA it would be this early. i've already started unbuttoning my FAT jeans. the skinny jeans are long gone. i won't even try to stick a leg in there because it would just be too depressing. but, my fat jeans? just a couple of weeks ago i could have comfortably pulled them straight off without even unbuttoning. now, they pinch my stomach so i have a muffin top. WTF. is anyone else experiencing this? i don't really care since i know little can be controlled when it comes to weight and bodily changes during pregnancy. i guess i will need to start pulling out the maternity pants soon. that does make me sad though. i HATE those belly band things.
please tell me someone else is going through this!

jgriffith's picture
Joined: 08/20/10
Posts: 420

Tee Hee! Your second pregnancy? Your waist is toast! You'll look a lot bigger earlier. I could put on maternity pants in another week and I would look 5mo along. That's find of course, unless someone asks you how far along you are, then it's just embarrassing!

lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
Posts: 1904

I agree. I feel "big" ... bloated...gut cant be sucked in... constantly wearing sweaters and hiding it- I feel paranoid. Although Kevin commented on it thinking it would make me happy- No, the baby is smaller then a bean so i do NOT want to hear I'm lookin "plumpy". And I feel a couple of ppl have been shooting glances at my mid-section, and I secretly unbutton my jeans in the car. I hid it A LOT longer with DS. ugh. I feel gross and it's NOT a cute belly at all, especially what Jamie said- it'd be one thing if it was a "baby bump" but embarassing to say how far along I am- haha

LoriLoo's picture
Joined: 07/19/07
Posts: 144

I'm 6 weeks and already look like a dr. seuss character. It's hard to convince myself that I was THIN and FLAT tummied just 2 weeks ago. I feel like I must have been secretly fat all along to have this type of pooch so soon! *hands head in shame*...

augustbaby2010's picture
Joined: 01/27/10
Posts: 158

thank you. at least i am not the only one! today, the button of my pants popped open during my son's "music together" class. luckily, no one noticed and i was able to fix it up. maternity pants, here i come!

augustbaby2010's picture
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p.s. can someone tell me why my profile pic is not showing? it's very frustrating because i have both an avatar and a profile pic saved and neither are being displayed.

Joined: 07/30/06
Posts: 835

I get some serious bloating in the first part of pregnancy. With my first I had to buy bigger pants at 8 weeks because I was so much bigger just because of the bloating. I bought maternity pants and then a few weeks later it disappeared again for another few weeks.

I actually showed later with my second than with my first. I don't think that will happen this time though Wink

Joined: 02/17/12
Posts: 230

I'm definitely in this club! My pants are getting tight, but luckily I can still fit into my 'fat" pants. I want to hide this pregnancy from the whole world until at least May, so I'm going to have to get creative with clothing. I tried wearing a bella band the other day and HATED it. It shifted around and I felt like I was constantly trying to get it back where it belongs. Super awkward!

CrescentMoonMama's picture
Joined: 01/11/08
Posts: 66

I think with the Bella Band you need the right size. Too big and it sags, too small and it rides up. I wear them while nursing, so I've been wearing them a LONG time. (It covers my belly while I nurse so I don't need nursing clothes)

harmonybear's picture
Joined: 06/06/07
Posts: 639

Yeah, I had to wear my fat pants to church last night. I'm definitely curious how early I'll show this time. Last time I was 7.5 months and people were still surprised to hear I was pg, but I'm not expecting to be able to hide it that long this time!

jgriffith's picture
Joined: 08/20/10
Posts: 420

I've got my bella band out. Totally helps stretch these few weeks! You do have to have the right size though. Not too big, not too small. Fortunately they sell them at Target and you can try them on!

Kier's picture
Joined: 03/12/12
Posts: 1973

Totally normal. I am prego with #4.... one of the reasons I took a test this morning was because of how bloated I've been feeling (also, sore breasts, frequent peeing, ligament pains, and hot flashes). With my 1st pregnancy I started wearing prego pants at 8 weeks because anything pushing on my belly made me sick. With my 2nd it was at 6, and with my 3rd it was around 5. I am only 4 ft. 9 inches... no where to go but out Blum 3

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