This is my second pregnancy, when did you start showing with your second?

I'm still ecstatic that we are pregnant again!!! We have been trying for about a year and had to resort to clomid the last few months (luckily I was on the lowest dose so we are hoping for just one!) I'm only about 5 weeks pregnant right now. But I feel like I'm already noticing my pants fitting more snug and I can see a difference in the mirror... Did this happen with anyone else with their second pregnancy?? Just wondering when you typically start showing with number 2.

Krissie asked on 10 May '11 at 10:03

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Xavier's mom answer on 10 May '11 at 10:03

ME! I noticed bloating much earlier with my 2nd. I felt like I was showing from wks 5-8... I then kind of "deflated" and now that I'm around wk 12, I just had to pull out the maternity jeans. I'm the last of the moms in my playgroup to get pregnant with my 2nd, and they all reassured me that they all felt like they were showing MUCH earlier with the 2nd. A couple had people start asking when they were due when they were around 8wks. Everyone uses the example of a balloon - it's much easier to blow it up the 2nd time around. My doc told me that the body remembers what is needed for pregnancy and gets those pesky internal organs out of the way faster than with the 1st and just gets ready faster.

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Mom 4 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

I have a scale that not only measures fat but water as well. I noticed that I was starting to retain alot of water, and 2 days later I had what seemed to be an unusual amount of saliva. Soon after (like a few more days) I started to feel sick and achy all over. At this point I hadn't even missed my cycle. I decided to go out and buy both regular and digital tests. The regular one only showed 1 dark line, and the other I had to really look for like a ghost line. I thought it was just my imagination, so I waited until the next morning to take the other regular test with my first morning urine. But same thing, only this time, the other line was more like a shadow. The next day (which now would've been 5 days before my missed period) I decided to take the digital, and it read clear as day, PREGNANT! I called my doc took another urine test and also a blood test. They called that night to tell me congratulations. I was still 3 days before my missed period. I was literally only 3 weeks along. Now I am 37 weeks. It was a great thing to find out so early, but it has made for a super long pregnancy. LOL!

Starsfan14 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

I have been on Lovenox with both of my pregnancies. The first time I started at 27 weeks after a DVT was found in my left thigh. And the entire time with my second child. I started them in my first pregnancy in my stomach and love handles. However, I was having a lot of pain with them there. And the bruises were horrible. I have always been rather thin and I had no fat on my stomach and very little in the love handle area. So my doctor allowed me have mine put in my rear (my husband did them) and that worked out for me. Although I have heard of many people taking them the entire pregnancy in their stomach. It is perfectly safe to put them there. I don't think you can hit the baby with that short of a needle (although I know it doesn't feel short in your stomach) Although you can always ask your doctor. He/she might allow you to change the place like mine did. Take care, I know those shots aren't fun.

I love my baby answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

They immediately start getting bigger and your nipples will darken as well.I started getting bigger glands probably about 3 weeks after i found out i was pregnant and my breasts were a dead give away they got huge quick! I went from a 34 D to a 37 DD and now i can no longer fit i a double D with out hanging out and i am 24 weeks pregnant and petite! They are out of control and i am often asked if i have implants! It angers me when i am asked that! The breasts are definitely the first sign then the missed period! If your breasts hurt even to be touched or bumped then you are more then likely pregnant and it only gets worse the further along you get! Mine feel like rocks.Just make sure when you take a pregnancy test t use first morning urine because hcg levels are higher in the morning because your urine is not diluted with things you drank through out the day. good luck to you!

Help4you answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

yea, you could be feeling signs of pregancy now. Your baby is always implanted and your body starts to get ready for caring and housing your unborn child. I wouldnt take a pregnancy test yet though, It might still come up negative, but give it a couple of weeks. Good luck!

?autumn? answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

I also just had a miscarriage so I feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. I was 8 weeks. I have a 4 year old little girl:) Well I would say you have a great chance of having a great pregnancy after a misscarriage. My Dr. told me that 6 out of 10 pregnancies end in a misscarriage so you are so not alone. What I think is just keep taking your prenatal vitamins and eating right. Before you TTC again though you might want to try to lose some weight since you said you was obese. Just to make sure you are healthy yourself when you get pregnant .