When did you start showing first and second pregnancy?

I'm 5'2" and I weigh 121 lbs. When I look it the mirror it looks like my tummy is already starting to get bigger and I'm only 5 weeks! With my first pregnancy I weighed 143 starting out, but I didn't really even start to look a little pregnant until 7 months. Am I getting bigger sooner with this pregnancy? I've heard you do with your second, but I wanted to know your input. I'd like to know when you started showing with your first and second pregnancies. Also, if you don't mind can you tell if you were skinny, average, a little chubby, or whatever else during the pregnancies? Thank you so much ladies!

Heather asked on 10 May '11 at 01:08

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Honest tea answer on 10 May '11 at 01:08

I'm 5'3" and 100 lbs... Though I barely gained any weight during the first trimester, I did get thicker around the middle after the first month but it didn't look like I was pregnant. I had a noticeable bump at 4 months and it wasn't obvious I was pregnant until 5 months. At 9 months, my doctors were concerned that the baby might be small and did an ultrasound. They found the baby to be quite large and healthy, and shook their heads at how well my body "hid" the pregnancy. They explained that strong muscle tone helps keep your tummy held tight even while pregnant. This is probably why first pregnancies show to a lesser degree than second pregnancies. After you've given birth once, your abdominal muscles have been stretched and divided. Although my stomach is now flat, I haven't done the abdominal exercises to bring my muscles back to their pre-pregnancy state, so I'm sure a baby would fall forward and show more easily the next time.... thanks for the reminder... I think I'll get right on those abdominal exercises :o)

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