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Showing during 2nd pregnancy Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

I'm going to be 9 weeks tomorrow and wonder if I'm still just bloated or if I could be starting to show this soon.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
29th Dec '12

Little bit of both, possibly. Your muscles aren't as tight anymore, so they stretch easier, and so you do show a little earlier, but bloating is still a big possibility at 9 weeks, too.

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
29th Dec '12

I'd say bloat.

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

How many more weeks before it's obviously baby?

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
29th Dec '12
Quoting Michelle Ann:" How many more weeks before it's obviously baby?"


Its different for everyone, but I was getting asked how far along I was on a consistant basis at 15 weeks. I also carry in the front though, and I am HUGE for only being 27 weeks lol.

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

I am really excited to start showing more. :)

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8145 posts
29th Dec '12

With #2 I started to notice a bump around 15 weeks and It was around 18-19 weeks when others started to notice.

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

<3 Awww. So still got some time. That's okay. :)

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

I am just super excited because I've lost weight between pregnancies. :3 Have no idea what my body will look like this time! <3

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
29th Dec '12

Thank you! I am hoping to keep myself dropping some weight like I did with my first, especially since I still have some extra pounds to lose.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
3rd Jan '13

I'm the exact opposite, this is my 2nd pregnancy, I'm 20 weeks, and my stomach is FLAT. I didn't show with my first one until I was 8 months and I literally gained it all in one day it seemed like. But I had asked my Dr at the time why I wasn't showing like other women who were just as far along as I was and he told me it was because I just had a tighter stomach than them, but my baby was fine. I had a 9lbs 2oz baby 2 days before my due date. I'm just so nervous with this one because I have had 3 miscarriages within the year, every time I go in they say she is growing normally, I just feel like I should be showing more. Anyone else have a similar situation? Suggestions?

love my boys Xs three :) Due July 29 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 582 posts
3rd Jan '13

I think when you start to show depends on a lot of factors....your height, your weight, how fast the baby grows, where the baby is positioned.. that sort of thing.. i was bloated until around 17 weeks when it was finally baby and since im 5 ft1 people were like WOAH nice belly lol. my first pregnancy i was 3 lbs over my normal weight when i got pregnant so it took a while to show.. i lost that baby at 5 1/2 months & got pregnant two months later. i still had weight from the last so i started out at 126lbs and so i had lots of baby fat lol and i started to have a belly around 16 weeks=/ this pregnancy ive gained a lot of weight from the stress of dh passing away so i started out at 129 (i was 116 when hubby passed) the pregnancy was unintentional so that added a lot to it.. im 10 1/2 weeks and have a noticable fat baby going on LOL but once the bloat disappears (although my fat wont :(:( lol ) ill probably show more around 15/16 wks.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Little momma09:" I think when you start to show depends on a lot of factors....your height, your weight, how fast the ... [snip!] ... fat baby going on LOL but once the bloat disappears (although my fat wont :(:( lol ) ill probably show more around 15/16 wks."


Oh no, I'm so sorry for your loss. I bet that was a lot of stress.
5ft 1in- 126lbs! You are a tiny lil' thing! lol- I am only 5ft 2in but I weigh around 150lbs. (ick) I can feel and see a "ball" right below my pantline when I lay on my back. But when I'm just standing there you would never guess I was pregnant. If my baby is growing and healthy I can live with not showing, but I just get so anxious when it's time to go to the Dr. because I'm always afraid this will be the time they will say something is wrong. My husband always tells me to try to stay positive (which I do) I just can't shake the feeling every time that this is too good to be true and something will be wrong.

love my boys Xs three :) Due July 29 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 582 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting CLLH:" Oh no, I'm so sorry for your loss. I bet that was a lot of stress. 5ft 1in- 126lbs! You are a tiny ... [snip!] ... positive (which I do) I just can't shake the feeling every time that this is too good to be true and something will be wrong."


thank you & yes, LOTS of stress, still stressing =/ ......lol a little ;) im normally 105-110 lbs before kiddies. i doubt ill get there again, but thats okay lol i can't see a ball yet, but i can feel it cause i keep cramping (as per usual with irritable uterus =/) when i stand up though you can see a gut because all my weight goes to my tummy and boobs..but atleas the boobs even the tummy out haha... oh i totally understand your worry.. im worried something will happen this pregnancy since i'm high risk.. i was worried that maybe the baby had passed since i have no symptoms but i picked up his/her HB today on doppler... have you considered getting one to give you piece of mind?

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Little momma09:" thank you & yes, LOTS of stress, still stressing =/ ......lol a little ;) im normally 105-110 ... [snip!] ... i have no symptoms but i picked up his/her HB today on doppler... have you considered getting one to give you piece of mind?"


I would LOVE a doppler, but my husband thinks it will just add stress, he thinks if I have a hard time finding the HB I'll freak out (which I soooo totally would). But I agree, I think it would make me feel so much better, if I started to worry I could just hear the heart beat and be reassured. However, as soon as I don't hear the heart beat I would over react and probably break down the hospital doors. So I guess it's a catch 22 :(