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How can people tell?

We visited my folks over MLK weekend, at which time I was 7.5 weeks.  I've gained weight from IF treatments (yay hormones!), so I've been puffy/bloated for several months now.  My Mom just told me that an older lady at their synagogue who saw us asked my Mom, "Is your daughter pregnant?"  Seriously?  At 7.5 weeks I was "showing" enough that a complete stranger can tell?  Has this happened to any of you?
Me: 37 | DH: 38 | Married 9/2012, low AMH, high FSH
First-ever BFP after IUI #4 (Follistim) - Baby Girl born (36w2d) 8/8/2014!
TTC #2 since Feb 2015
BFP 5/4/15

Re: How can people tell?

  • Looking at your siggy, if you've been married over a year I think it's a common question/assumption. That's my bet and perhaps the weight gain/bloat is adding to that in others' heads.
    BzeetyD = 38, Mr. BzeetyD = 44 together 12/02 married 9/08
    TTC #1 since 1/10
    DX: Unexplained/??? MFI issues

    Our lil' lost sparks:
    5w3d loss 7/30/10 - EDD March 2011
    8w loss 4/15/11 - EDD November 2011
    8w3d loss 8/2/12 - EDD March 2013
    4w c/p loss 10/29/12 - EDD July 2013

    Long story: trying on our own + testing testing testing with 6 rounds of Clomid, more testing, injectables + TI, laparoscopy - one tube blocked, 2 IUIs with Follistim...BFNs.
    RPL testing all normal, Karyotyping normal

    Moving on to IVF.

    IVF #1 April 2012 = BFN, IVF #2 June 2012 = BFP. U/S 7/23 = saw heartbeat but measuring behind. Follow up U/S on 7/30 - no heartbeat. D&C 8/2. Trisomy 12. IVF #3 Oct 2012 = Chemical Pregnancy

    Phone consult with CCRM on 12/12/12 - ODWU 1/4/13 - both tubes clear(!) - AFC 24, AMH 3.2, FSH 9.6, LH 5.4, E2 25. DH has high frag rate but improved!
    IVF #4 March 2013 CCRM. EP protocol w/ Menopur, Gonal-F & Dexamethasone. ER 3/29 & IMSI, PICSI. 43R 13M 10F 6blasts bio'd. CCS testing reveals 3 normals!!!
    FET 5/31/13 of 1 4AA blast - thawed and expanded. 4dp5dt BFP.
    Beta 9dp5dt = 181, 11dp5dt = 427. 1st u/s showed a healthy heartbeat! EDD 2/16/14

    After 4 years of hoping and heartbreak, our sweet little bean was born on 2/19/14
    We are so in love with her.

    "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

    Everybody is welcome!!!
  • People are so rude sometimes!  It was probably just the bloat and yucky stuff that comes along with IF treatments :-(  I actually got skinnier once I was that far into it because I was so nauseous that couldn't eat anything.  I'm 19 weeks now and people still have no clue unless I point out my mini bump, so you might end up reverting back!
    Me 31 ~ DH 30
    IVF/FET #1 - BFP!!
    <3 CJW 6/15/2014 <3
    DX - PCOS 2004
    FET #2 - scheduled for 11/24/15
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  • Thanks, all!  

    @VioletteGrayskies, we go to services with my parents whenever we visit them (last time was at Thanksgiving and I was just about as puffy then as I am now)...but that is an interesting comment!

    @ThoseThreeWords, wow, 6 weeks?  I have never been able to tell!
    Me: 37 | DH: 38 | Married 9/2012, low AMH, high FSH
    First-ever BFP after IUI #4 (Follistim) - Baby Girl born (36w2d) 8/8/2014!
    TTC #2 since Feb 2015
    BFP 5/4/15
  • in the beginning i told people i had a food baby

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  • On a similar note - my mom, who lives 400 miles away, and knew I was pregnant, called to ask me if I "am having one baby or two?"  How did she know??!?  That was at 8wks, and I was going to tell her in person at Thanksgiving 3 weeks later.  Well, I couldn't lie to my mom (she'd know haha).
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    and our 37weeker born May 9th, 2016!

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