sucking in doesn't work as well :P

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-03-2005
sucking in doesn't work as well :P
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 1:26pm
I have 2 little ones already and I'm only 4w6d right now, but DH and I can tell a difference, especially when I'm wearing my Spanx. When I gain weight it always goes to my belly first, so my belly already has more there than it should :P, which doesn't help. I can't really tell any difference if I'm not sucking in and I'm not wearing Spanx. The difference just seems to be that I can't make my tummy go in as well as I could before.

Is there anyone else who can already tell a difference, even if no one else can see it?

Tiffa, 35

DH, 36

DD born 10/15/08, Baby #2 due 10/18/10



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-06-2012
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:33pm
My Dh and I and everyone else can notice already...i always show early tho.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-04-2012
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:51pm
I don't think I show yet. I haven't really noticed other than I can't suck in my tummy anymore. I tried and it makes no difference. I'm hiding under loose fitting clothes right now just incase.
Wife to Steve
Mommy to Chase (5) and Jasper (1)
Step Mom to Elizabeth (12) and Christian (10) pregnant
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2005
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:55pm

My DH noticed that I seemed alot more bloated than normal last night. I have already gained 2 lbs of water weight, since I have been thirsty beyond belief. I am drinking 10 glasses of water each day now instead of my normal 7-8.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-04-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 1:49pm
My belly is already starting to get bigger, or im just very bloated! Lol - I'm only 5'2, so I usually
Show really early! My pants are getting tight and I'm wearing some of my early maternity shirts so people don't notice!! Haha
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 6:24pm
I have definately grown althogh the other day one lady asked me if i was losing weight - HA! One thing that happens to my body really quick is my hips widen (and consequently i get a nice waist). At least there is one bonus!
Proud Mom to Annika (4), Jamie (3), and 4 angels. Anxiously awaiting Baby #3!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 12:45am
Mine is definitely all bloat I think! I am drinking tons of water and I definitely don't think most of it is coming back out despite lots of trips to the bathroom. One of these days that swollen belly will actually be baby! :-)

Image hosting by Photobucket

CL on

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2006
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 11:32am

I read your post yesterday and laughed...and was a bit jealous.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2005
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:07pm
I can definitely tell already too. My first child took forever to pop out. With my second I was in maternity clothes by 3 months. Right now I am 6 weeks and I know for a fact I have to go at least buy my first pair of maternity pants because I can't keep loosing up my pants. I can close them for a little while...but after about an hour the most...I have to unbutton and unzip. Right now I am sitting at work and i was lucky enough to find a pair of slack that had some extra room in them but I have to pull them all the way over my belly. So either walk around with open pants or high-waters. :-)
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-10-2009
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 12:52pm
This is number 4 for me. I started w a flat stomach and already have a noticeable pouch. By dinner time it's a hard belly!
Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-23-2010
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 2:00pm
I have the BFP bloat, you know, the bloat that doesn't show until the test comes up positive?

But I still have a tummy left from DS