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Pregnant 5 Weeks and Look like I'm 3 Months Already!! 2Nd Child

My Husband came home from Afghanistan on leave in the begining of May, and left me with a little present. On June 1st I found out I was pregnant. This is my 2nd child. Since I realized that I was pregnant (which was right away), I have popped. Not neccesarly gained weight, Ive only gained 2-3 lbs. With my first one I gained 20lbs in the first 10 weeks. It just seems that I look like Im 3 months instead of a month!

Has anyone else had this issue? Popping a little early the 2nd time around? I just want to make sure that its just not me...and that Im NOT having twins:-)?

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

I unfortunatly lost the baby. About three weeks ago at my first ultrasound they told that the baby had no blood flow and had no heart beat. I was also supposed to be at the least 9 weeks along....and the baby only measured 8 weeks 2 days......it is the worst thing I have ever been through.

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M., No worries, it's normal to show sooner with the second than the first :-). I was the same when I got pregnant the second time. Keep eating right, walking/exercisng often and get sleep you will need it.
Renee

Same thing happened to me the 2nd & 3rd pregnancies. I only had 1 child each time. I thought I was having twins, so did my doctors. They gave me an ultrasound around 11 weeks. Just 1 baby. Good luck. Let us know if you're having 1 or 2.

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Hi M., The same thing happened to me with my second son. With my first you could not tell i was even pregnant untili delivered. I only gained 30 pounds and looked great. With #2 ,I had to start wearing maturnityclothes at 5 weeks along .I could not believe it i popped out like a baloon, I was 115pds.smaller than i had been since high school.I gained over 50 poundes with him, I was hungry all the time&he was very active.He is the same way now he is almost three.Dont worry you are normal, I thougt i was the only one,You will be fine, I had aperfect 8 pound baby boy, He was two weeks early.Take Care & congrats!!!TawnPs.I Hope your hubby comes home soon!!Bless him for what he is doing.

It is perfectly normal, not to worry! I am also pregnant, and popped at 8 weeks.....at that point I looked like I had at 6 months with my first. Now I'm 17 weeks and even bigger! It's because those abdominal muscles are already stretched out and loose from before, they have a lot more give than they did the first time around for us. Best of luck with the pregnancy!

Eventhough i gained less weight with my 2nd then i did with my son, i still started showing sooner. With my son i didn't start showing until i was 5 months, but with my second it was like 3 months and i was showing. So you are not alone!! The same thing happened with me and now my daughter is 3 months and i'm having trouble losing the weight =) Congrats and enjoy every minute of your pregnancy.

I had the same with my 2 pregnancies but you never know. Don't worry until you have youre ultrasound. My hubby is alos in Afghanistan, left in Jan this year, so if you need someone to chat with just let me know, they migh be in the same company.

M., No worries, it's normal to show sooner with the second than the first :-). I was the same when I got pregnant the second time. Keep eating right, walking/exercisng often and get sleep you will need it.
Renee

M.,
Looks like you've gotten some great advice so I won't repeat everyone else, except for the fact that I am in the SAME boat. Literally. My husband was in Korea for a year and on his Mid-Tour trip over Thanksgiving, we conceived and my son was only 7 months old! I showed A LOT faster with this one and asked the doctor about it and they told me exactly what all the other moms have said. So there is NO need for you to worry honey! It's all natural and you probably are NOT having twins, although it would be a beautiful miracle if you were?! I thought the same exact thing too and I have twins run in my family.
I hope you are doing well with the husband gone. If you ever need anything please email me at ____@____.com and I will be there for you as I know how hard it is to be apart from your spouse during pregnancy.
Keep in touch and keep up the great work. God bless your husband and your family!
Sincerely,
V.

At 1.5 months, I looked about 4-5 months, and I was convinced it was twins, but I just popped early, and then plateaued until I was about 5-6 months.

Well I am a mom of only one. However I am a twin, have twin nephews and Twin little brothers. Not to say your having twins but My stepmom was popping out at a month and he had my twin brothers 8 months later. Its possibe.
However my sister in law popped out a bit with her second butonly had one. But I believe she just started eating for 2 soon as she took the pregnancy test. Ha.
Best wishes and congrats to you.

Same with me. My kids were 4 years apart and it looked like I had gotten back in shape. However, I had to start wearing maternity pants at 8 weeks! I was also much hungrier than the first time and worried I was having twins.
It all evened out, though. I pretty much stayed the same hape from 3-7 months.
Hang in there- must be really tough with your husband away!

IMO, some women have a bit more fluid then others in their uterus. I don't remember how early I showed with my second but I'm on my third and measuring big. I showed very early with this one but then again, I didn't get much of the weight off from the second one, off. I'm currently 25 weeks and have gained 30 pounds. Yeah, I haven't been doing too well on weight gain. The second one I only gained about 30 pounds all together, I think it was more like 25 but still.

However, with the first baby I gained 80 pounds and lost 90 after birth. Doctor's only seem to care about too much weight gain in one month. Most of my weight seem to come in the last trimester.
So, don't worry, you're doing good. : ) Besides, a pregnant woman is just about the most beautiful natural thing in the world, show it off! Enjoy your pregnancy.

yes , i popped out really early in my pregnancy, but now im 7 months pregnant and look like im 5 months... im having a bot and this is my 2nd child too. im very excited !!!!

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yes , i popped out really early in my pregnancy, but now im 7 months pregnant and look like im 5 months... im having a bot and this is my 2nd child too. im very excited !!!!

Definitely normal! I heard with baby number three your bellybutton pops out the night you conceive! ;)

M.-

I have the exact same problem. I am 5 weeks pregnant I look like I did at 5 months with the last one. I was trying to keep a secret at work but it doesn't look like that will be happening. My little girl is only 8 1/2 months old so maybe it has something to do with getting pregnant again so soon. Its kind of awkward though because the day I found out I was pregnant some stranger asked me when I was due. She kind of made me mad so I told her Feb (the truth). I could see her doing math in her head and then she got that deer in the headlights look. It was fun inserting her foot in her mouth at least. Just hang in there. I've decided my friends and family won't care that I'm huge and I can lie to strangers when they ask when I'm due. Old Navy has some cute clothes that can transition nicely. I started wearing them early and really have never stopped woth some of the tops. The ribbed tanks are awesome! I live in them... Good Luck!

This happened to me - some people who hadn't seen me in between thought I was still pregnant from my first daughter, when I was actually at the beginning of the second

R.:)

I've been there! Having your 2nd child so close to your 1st hasn't given your stomach/abdominal muscles time to "regroup" so they let loose quicker! ;) And unfortunately it's that much hard to regain that tone back after giving birth to the 2nd. At least in my case. Take care of yourself and thank you and your husband for the sacrifices you are making for our country. God bless you and your family. - M. :)

Hi M.,

With your first pregnancy, the muscles in your uterus were really tight. Now that they're all stretched out, it makes you show much earlier. It didn't seem like my second moved and pushed around as much either and the doctor said the same thing...he wasn't trying to make space, his older brother had already done it for him!

Congratulations and good luck!!

In my second pregnancy, I lost 12 lbs. in the first month due to morning(all day) sickness. On the other hand, I gained three inches. I looked full-term at 5 mo. At first we thought twins also because my husband and I have twins that run in our families and we are both in the right generation for it(both our grandmothers were twins). My daughter was just a big baby(8.5 at two weeks early). Needless to say, my stomach is stretched out, but she's healthy. I lost weight until I hit my second trimester. Then I pretty much stayed the same weight throughout the whole 3 months. I didn't start gaining weight until my third trimester, but I was eating all the time.

Congratulations on the new addition. Daddy has an even bigger reason to come home now.

First off congradulations on your "present"!!! With my 2nd pregnancy I personally noticed the shape of my belly looking different around 8 wks!! I haven't gained too much weight with this one(actually less than the 1st), but it shows more in my stomach and I could see my "pouch" REALLY showing at 3 mos. My doctors say it's normal for things like that to happen in a 2nd pregnancy (I had my concerns too) and a even nicer -- You'll be able to feel the baby move earlier too!!! Hope this helps out!!

Same thing happened to me the 2nd & 3rd pregnancies. I only had 1 child each time. I thought I was having twins, so did my doctors. They gave me an ultrasound around 11 weeks. Just 1 baby. Good luck. Let us know if you're having 1 or 2.

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