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Why am I gaining weight so fast?? Monster&Princess' Mommy 2 kids; Texas 549 posts
9th Sep '10

I'm just barely 5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I've already gained some weight. I'm not eating any differently and I didn't gain weight this fast with my 1st pregnancy. So today a coworker of mine commented on how it looks like I am already showing. Ugh, is it really possible to have a baby bump at only 5 weeks? I didn't start showing with my 1st til I was nearly 4 months!!
I'm not a big person.. but I'm not teeny tiny either. I'm 5'4'' and before I got pregnant with my 1st I weighed 120 and by the time I was 9 months I weighed 155. I lost pretty much all of it after I had him(got down to 123). Well, right before I conceived this baby I gained a little weight. When I found out I was pregnant, less than two weeks ago, I weighed 128. I weighed myself last night and I weigh 132! I know it doesn't seem like a big deal.. but I don't wanna gain more than I did with my 1st. Is it normal to gain this fast and to possibly start showing? Do you start showing sooner with your second pregnancy?

Sorry this is long.. thanks for listening..:)

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
9th Sep '10

It's possible to have a bump but it isn't baby haha. The weight gain and bump are bloating and water retention, you'll even out as you get farther along

The outlaws mommy 18 kids; Alabama 3228 posts
9th Sep '10

yes but not a 5 weeks lol. i gained four pounds the night i concieved because all of the alcohol i had drank that night! But...yeah you may be bloated.

Sarah-Saurus 2 kids; Arizona 289 posts
9th Sep '10

Well right now it's probably just bloat but to gain weight faster- yes it's possible especially if it's not too far off from having your last.

POCOYO 3 kids; amarillo, TX, United States 13862 posts
9th Sep '10

same thing here i went from 120 to 175 with my first and got down to 138 now only 7 weeks in and im 156 :(
maybe theres a way to not gain so much weight, but i cant stop eating i feel like fainting when i dont for 3 hours

Kitty Katt 2 kids; Dallas, Texas 752 posts
9th Sep '10

Probably just a lot of bloating. I am pregnant with # 2 also and I do think I am showing a lot quicker but not when I was 5 weeks. I havent gained any weight. I'm actually -7 from my pre-pregnancy weight...It'll be fine. The bloating will go away.

Jonesiegirl 20 kids; Georgia 217 posts
9th Sep '10

They say its fluid retention, and bloat.

FreakingOut 3 kids; Texas 4873 posts
9th Sep '10

You do show faster with subsequent pregnancies (supposedly..didn't happen for me with this one), but at 5 weeks, I would bet you $ that you are just bloated. I went out and bought maternity clothes at about 6 weeks because I was so big already, and it turned out to be bloat. I thought I'd put on about 8 pounds, but that also went away. I'm now 21 weeks and I can still fit into most of my prepregnancy clothes. I've actually only gained about 5 lbs total so far.

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
9th Sep '10

I agree.. it's probably bloat! Don't fret.. just keep on being healthy!

Monster&Princess' Mommy 2 kids; Texas 549 posts
9th Sep '10

Thanks everyone. I wouldn't care if it was the baby making me show but I know it's not. I just don't wanna be gaining weight that I don't need to gain.