This pregnancy is getting really hard to hide...anyone else?

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This pregnancy is getting really hard to hide...anyone else?
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:20pm

I'm ten weeks now and still haven't told anyone but my husband, children, and mom. Surprisingly, my children have been great at keeping it a secret. It's getting so hard to hide though b/c I can only say I don't feel well so many times before people start to wonder. I'm normally NEVER sick! And I'm starting to get a pooch. I'm able to hide it with baggy shirts but not much longer, I'm sure! People could tell I was pregnant by 9 wks with my last healthy pregnancy. I really don't want to tell anyone but my husband is more than ready. I'm not sure when I'll be ready....12 wks maybe. But then how do I hide it for two more weeks?

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Go out and buy a cute top in a size bigger than you normally would. Even better if its one of those trapeze tops that are popular right now. Then smile mysteriously if asked if you're expecting. Should buy you 2 more weeks!
Alternately, call attention to your pooch. Ask your friends in public if they think you're looking fat. Talk vaguely about a new diet you might be trying or a new workout. Confess to a weakness for ice cream. Either way might work.... :-)

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I caved and told people after our hb u/s at 9/10 weeks because I just get SO sick it's really hard to hide. I can't really make plans, clean well or ... exist until the second trimester lol.

I have a couple non-maternity tops from old navy that are not form fitting & are kinda flowy, those are great for hiding things. Anything longish & not tight around the waist works. I like that style anyways & can use them after pregnancy so they are practical :)
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Just some loose clothing maybe. When I was still trying to hide my m/s I was eating candied ginger like it was going to be extinct. It helped quite a bit when I just needed to be around people for a couple hours. Good luck! I still had to tell a few of my friends before the 2T because I was so so sick, but they were sworn to secrecy.
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I wore long cardigan sweaters to work. I could feel myself starting to pooch a little bit and the pants getting tighter and I just didn't want to deal with questions. (The sickness didn't help, but I just told people it was because of my migraines.) I had one in particular that was short in the back but had longer panels in the front that I could wrap myself with...worked well, and my boss had an "aha" moment when I told her I was pg. ;-)
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I went into the office yesterday and I hadn't been in fr a couple of weeks.

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Well, I gave up about a week or so ago and am wearing maternity pants with mostly regular shirts, basically just daring anyone in my office to ask me. I don't think anyone will have the nerve to ask, and I'll probably just tell them next week anyway.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! I stayed in the car today and let my son take my daughter in gymnastics b/c, even though I had a loose shirt on and sweatpants, there was no hiding it! If I can just make it a few more weeks!!!
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oh girl, I don't even TRY to hide it at home! Only at work! I take my daughter to gymnastics in my yoga pants with belly everywhere, lol.

But yes, if you want to try and make it a few more weeks, some flowy tops might help (although according to DH, they make me look more PG!). The other thing that helped me when I was PG with DD is, instead of maternity pants, use a bella band or take a hairband/rubberband and loop it around your pants button. This will give you a few extra inches but you can still wear your regular clothes.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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LOL @ your work story! My DH says he doesn't see anything but I can see a spare tire around the tummy area.