(Closed) Second pregnancy – when did you start showing?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
622 posts
Busy bee

I feel like I started showing “to the world” about a month earlier than in my first pregnancy, so around 20 weeks compared to 24 or so with my first. However, with both pregnancies I definitely had major bloating and a rounded lower tummy right away.

Post # 3
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am 6w6d today and I also feel like I am popping out already! This is my second and with my first I didnt show until 5 months! SO this is new!! I have read that you do show faster with the second but I didnt think this fast! Makes it hard to hide from people!


Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper

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amanda3334455 :  I started showing at 4 weeks, but I wore loose enough dresses to hide it.  At this point, I’m 10 weeks and I’ve had questions and it’s hard to avoid.  And it’s growing by the minute.

Post # 5
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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amanda3334455 :  well, I looked pudgy and bloated right away at 4 weeks with my second, but I wouldn’t consider that “showing” since the embryo is so tiny and way lower in the pelvis at that stage. I’d say I looked more pregnant at about 16 weeks this time, as compared to about 22 weeks with my first. Congrats!

Post # 6
817 posts
Busy bee

18 weeks on Friday and don’t feel like it’s obvious yet to strangers.

Post # 7
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

By 17 weeks I was being asked when I was due with my first so I think I show early but this time man I’m 6+2 and I can’t wear my jeans and there’s a pooch.  Thankfully I’ve felt okay telling close friends so I’m not hiding it too terribly much!  Thankful I can just wear leggings!

Post # 8
7638 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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amanda3334455 :  haha normal! I didn’t have to lie, but after we announced the pregnancy someone said she had thought so (but was too polite to say “are you pregnant again?”).

Post # 9
1291 posts
Bumble bee

with my second baby, I think I started showing the morning after conception. I was a cow!…. and I showed far earlier than the first time.

Post # 11
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m 8w today with my second, and definitely am “showing” already.  That said, I know it’s just bloat combined with a bit of weight I never lost from my first.  That coupled with poorer muscle control in my abs leads to be looking now like I did at 14 weeks with my first. 

Post # 12
634 posts
Busy bee

12-13 weeks was when I started looking pregnant vs really bloated and gave up on wearing my normal skinny jeans and dress pants both pregnancies.  I’m moderately tall so that helps me hide it some, too.

Post # 14
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I felt exactly the same. I didn’t really show until 20 weeks with the first but felt like I started having a bloat belly at 6 weeks with the second. Week for week, I feel overall bigger this time. Ugh. My abs have given up completely. 

Post # 15
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

I’m 5 weeks and I’m already getting a bit of a bloat bump! My husband totally noticed but I doubt anyone else would.

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