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Showing at 4-5 weeks??!!

Postby tkh2008 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:42 pm

I'm thinking I should be 4-5 weeks pregnant (first ultrasound next week) & I already can hardly button my jeans! Is this normal?? I felt like I was showing immediately but put it off as still being bloated from all the meds, transfer, etc. But a week after my bfp & it only seems I'm getting bigger. I am 5' & usually weight around 104 so I knew I'd show earlier than most, I did with my other 2 but with them it was around 3 months. I keep thinking maybe because it's twins! Guess we'll find out soon.
Anyway, just wanted to see if this was normal...
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Postby Welshgirl38 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:50 pm

Hiya!

Im on baby #3 too - an im 5wks an 1 day .... an already my trousers are too tight ... i showed early on on my 2nd DD, so knew i wud show early, but didnt expect it to be this soon either lol .... ah well - we will have the longest pregnancies going, an at least we will get proper wear out of our maternity clothes lol

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Postby tkh2008 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:14 pm

Welshgirl38 wrote:Hiya!

Im on baby #3 too - an im 5wks an 1 day .... an already my trousers are too tight ... i showed early on on my 2nd DD, so knew i wud show early, but didnt expect it to be this soon either lol .... ah well - we will have the longest pregnancies going, an at least we will get proper wear out of our maternity clothes lol

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It definately doesn't bother me because I love to be pregnant & usually can't wait to start showing. I have one pair of maternity jeans but I have a feeling I don't have quite enough belly for them yet. I guess I'm going to go get some elastic waist track pants to get me by till I need real maternity pants. I washed up what few tops I have yesterday so I'm all ready. I'm having a hard time here finding stores that carry maternity. Jcp, target & kohls are it! Our sears, old navy, walmart doesn't have any. Our mall doesn't have any maternity stores. I'm about ready for a road trip to somewhere that does!! Seems I'm always thirsty at night time too for some reason. I have never drank so much water in my life. Seems to be every other night or so. & my appetite is out of this world, already!
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Postby waiting for 4 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:26 pm

you are probably correct in thinking that you are just bloated from the meds and procedure still. I too could barely fit in my pants at that point but have since lost the inches back down to where I was pre-IVF. Your uterus won't be big enough to "show" until you are a few months along... sweatpants are a girls best friend at this stage 8)
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Postby Welshgirl38 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:12 pm

waiting for 4 wrote:Your uterus won't be big enough to "show" until you are a few months along...


I have to say that on my 1st DD, i showed at about 16 weeks onwards, on 2nd DD i showed at 11 weeks, had to start wearing maternity clothes that early on, they were both natural conception - no tmt involved.
The more kids u have, the sooner on each that u begin to show. All thru this tmt i attended a diet class - i lost 11.5lbs while having tmt and since finding out im pregnant, i have siince lost another 2lbs ... the weight is deff not comming off my waist, as the trousers i was wearing BEFORE i lost weight, no longer fit me, where a few weeks ago they were too big ....

I know some people dont show, but there are some that do, if i could upload u a pic a show u my belly, i would. I am at work and actually wearing maternity jeans - with the material that comes up over the belly ..... im not on pessaries any longer .... havent taken any in 10 days - an i am still losing weight. It is deff baby showing - trust me lol ...

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Postby tkh2008 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:12 pm

see i was bloated for about 3 days after transfer then belly went back to normal. But in the last week it's grown again. I'm not complaining but it's strange to me. :D
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Postby Welshgirl38 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:40 pm

Maybe we are having Twins :D :D :D

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Postby tkh2008 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:24 pm

Welshgirl38 wrote:Maybe we are having Twins :D :D :D

Exactly what I'm thinking!! :lol:
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Postby PMApsy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:58 pm

Dear experienced moms, I wouldn't dream to argue with you, you've been pregnant before and you know your bodies! I think it's your best reference! ;) And I sure keep everything crossed that it means two angels instead of one! :D

It was very different for me though, because at 8 weeks I couldn't fit in my pants and I had to use a Bella Band. That's also around the time I went shopping for maternity clothes (it's my 1st pregnancy). And the moment I stopped taking pessaries, I lost 5 pounds and de-bloated so much that I could fit in my pre-pregnancy pants... from week 12 to 18!!! Now I'm back with the Bella Band and old bigger pants, but still no need to wear the two maternity pants I bought. Ah, well, at least the maternity tops are really useful! ;)

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Postby tkh2008 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:13 pm

ok i'm going to bite and ask what pessaries are?? :oops:
I guess it's normal this early to not have any symptoms really?? Yes I've had 2 other children but they were natural pregnancies so by the time I knew I was pregnant I definately was having symptoms. Little different knowing so early. Other than the belly, appetite, & being tired I really don't have any.
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Postby Welshgirl38 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:50 pm

Im not on the pesseries .... i stopped taking them over 10 days ago Soph - honest hun lol ... you know urself that i have lost 13.5lbs (a stone nearly) an that my trousers were too big for me - but now they are too small lol ..... im gonna get DH to take a pic of me belly (not my face tho, dont want to scare u lol) so u can judge for urself :)

Tkh: The pesseries are given to most women on their 2ww - an most carry on taking them once they get a bfp right up untill they are 12 weeks pregnant. I took them but was told to stop as soon as i got my bfp - which was 5 days before my official test date, so i stopped taking them ... so im on no drugs at all ... my only assumption is - i must be fat, yet im still loosing weight at slimming class?? Go figure lol ....

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Postby Welshgirl38 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:02 pm

OK ... u asked for it (well u didnt really, but ur getting it lol)


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Me ... at 5.5 weeks pregnant on my 3rd child .... no pesseries, no drugs - na da - nuffin ... oh an im STILL losing weight at slimming club, just lost 1.5lbs on Monday = total 13.5lbs since start of tmt .... these are proper maternity jeans, with the material up over my belly ..... hellish comfortable too ...

Now am i imagining things???

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Postby Much Hope » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:59 am

welshgirl:

I to am showing at 7w4d.. I am carrying triplets and I have had 3 children many many yrs ago..My Peri said it is normal with the growth of my Uterus to carry 3 babies...

Mind if I ask you why your RE took you off progesterone so soon. Are your levels being monitored? Most RE's will not take us off Progesterone until at least 10 weeks when the Placenta is making it on its own.. I do not mean to scare you but I would ask to have the level check asap.. 1st Trimester level should be between 10 and 47. However a high level would never hurt...

I really had no clue about the progesterone levels until Monday at my Endos office for my diabetes, he asked me how much I was on and when they will start weaning me off. I told him and he was alarmed and sent a note to my peri to not dare take me off without monitoring the levels to ensure the placenta has taken over. He also stated it usually does between weel 10 and 12, but wants to be on the safe side...He also sent me for a total progesterone blood test, the results today were 61.8 whcih is wonderful, high but wonderful..

Again, I am sorry if this post scared you, but I would feel worse if something were to happen and I did not mention it..

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Postby Welshgirl38 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:12 am

Hiya Elida,

Its ok, ur post didnt scare me ... i already checked with my clinic when i got my bfp - an they dont give out more pesseries .... never have done. They only give them to ladies who have had a FET untill they are 12 weeks. Maybe its different here in the UK, i know some clinics that do give them, and some clinics that dont. Mine happen to be the ones that dont.

The fact that ur having triplets, did u have 3 embryos put back???? I had 2 put back, but there are twins in my DH's family, and while i was on the 2ww - i got 3 x migraines with aura - and ive had nothing since .... am a bit concerned that maybe i have more than 1 in there ..... 2 i could cope with, but if im honest - 3 would scare me a lot. Im 40 now, an will be 41 byt the time baby is due ..... my normal clothes deff aint fitting me no more .... are u showing a lot??????

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Postby tkh2008 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:09 pm

welshgirl38, you are definately showing!!! Thanks for the pic. I'm not showing that much but enough I cant button my jeans or barely get them snapped then I have a pooch trying to flop out of the top. :lol: going to look for some elastic waist pants today!

I am on progesterone oil shots suppose to be until the 8th week after egg retrieval. Why does the body not take over till 10 weeks. If it was a natural pregnancy it does it on it's own I assume from get go so once we are pregnant our bodies should know to take over everything for itself. I am asking at my first us next week if I can quit the shots. Hopefully they say yes. That will be a month of shots so if they say no I have another month of them to go.
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