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    jsmanning posted:
    Ok, so I'm a little thick, normally wear a size 12-14. I haven't gained but 1.5 pounds. I'm 14 weeks and 5 days. My clothes didn't fit my pants were tight before I found I was even pregnant which was at 6 weeks but I didn't think anything of it. Now I look like I am 8 months pregnant in my stomach. Another girl at work is due at the end of the month and I am the same size as her. I haven't put on any weight per the scales other then the 1.5 at the doctors office but my belly is huge. Any idea? Maybe just bloating?
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    ReneeErin responded:
    Well, bloating is definitely part of it. I am 12 weeks and 5 days and already wearing maternity pants for a week because everything was so tight. Everyone at work has noticed I am showing now, and I haven't gained any weight at all. I'm a size 6, so I know it has nothing to do with what size you were to begin with. Some women just have different responses. My bloating sure makes a difference! By the end of the day I'm about double the size I started the day with. Your body will respond how it will and there's very little you can do about it except enjoy that you are expecting!!
     
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    jsmanning replied to ReneeErin's response:
    Thanks! I figured it was just the bloating. Kinda funny though cause I am so big looking already! Thanks for the response!
     
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    mommy2_3_monsters responded:
    You're not alone. This is my 4th pregnancy and in my experience, I tend to get larger sooner. I really look like I am 8 months pregnant. I am only 6months 1 week and I am only going to get larger. I feel so bad. I have gained 13lbs, which is normal, and mostly belly. My last Ds was 9lb 10oz and I'm really scared this one is going to be bigger. I really don't eat a whole lot, I'm just big in the belly. GRRRRR, I feel so bad.

    Just like you, a friend of mine gave birth last week and I was about the same size as she was. I just want this pregnancy to be over with. I can't get any bigger.
     
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    ClosetRocker responded:
    I am the same as you. I wore a 14 before I got KU'd and started showing at like 10 weeks but I was super bloated. I lost a few pounds during my 1st tri and the beginning of the 2nd even though my belly stayed the same size lol. 10 to 1 says that it's bloating and after a while you'll (or at least I did) start to feel like you're not preggo because nothings changing in your waist line and you're not feeling your LO move yet.
     
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    dwaw02 responded:
    I'm the same way...I was a 14 before pg, and have been in mat clothes since 13w...I keep joking to my coworkers to get ready for the torpedo, b/c I really do get huge.

    It's probably just how you're built...as long as the baby is growing well I wouldn't worry!

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