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2nd time moms and showing

With DS we let everyone know on the 4th of July weekend. But this time we aren't planning on spilling the beans until about 14 wks.  I'm packing some extra pounds already so I was hoping that will hide it for a while. I know everyone's body/pregnancy/etc. is different but I'm just curious about your experience. I'm wondering for you second time moms were you still able to hide it until then? TIA!

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    Everyone is different and I am not sure of your body type but I just looked fat up until about 18 weeks with #2.  I think with some good clothing choices you should be able to hide it.
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    Yes...this is my 2nd pregnancy and I'm not really showing....I am in the middle of my 13th week....but I had awful awful morning sickness so I actually lost 5 lbs the first trimester.....I have no idea when I am telling people....maybe when I am 16 weeks?
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    Yes I still can and my pants don't even fit anymore.  I wear maternity capris and a cami with a t-shirt over that.  Just try on different things and see what works best for you.  It can be done. 
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    With the right clothes you can hide just about anything, even with the second one. The only suggestion I have is to try on different non-maternity outfits that don't make you feel huge, frumpy, or too fat, so that way you're not uncomfortable and you can avoid Uncle Sal's stares and rude comments.
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    I didn't start showing with this one until about 17-18 weeks, but, like the previous poster, I was really sick the first 12 weeks and lost weight in the beginning too...
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    I just feel fat right now but don't fit into most of my pants so I wear maternity pants or dresses.  When I told everyone most people said I hid it well-- I thought i looked pg the whole time....
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    I don't know if I could have hidden it. I guess if I wore really baggy clothes I would just look fat. Here is a pic of my 12 or 13 week belly.

     

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    I started showing very early, but I did with my DD too.

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    I haven't gained any weight, but there is no hiding my belly.  I started showing around 12.5 weeks.  GL mama.
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    Thanks Ladies!
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    well everybody is different, this is my second I been in Maternity pants since week 13 I think, and people keep asking if I am sure that I am not having twins. Indifferent
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    I told work at 12 weeks after our NT because I was convinced it was SOOOO obvious.  My office neighbor looked at me at 17 weeks and said "Oh, I can finally tell you're pregnant!"  So I think I would have been able to hide it much longer, I was just overreacting.  :)

    Did you show early with your LO?  If so, you may show even earlier this time and might need to tell earlier.  But if you didn't really show until later the first time around, I wouldn't worry too much.

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    not even close.  w/ ds i wasn't in maternity clothes until 20ish weeks.  with this one it was by 10 weeks and i could have done it sooner easily.  the only reason i made it to 10 was summer dresses.
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    I would have been able to hide it still at 14 weeks.  Only issue I had was with the bloat my reg clothes weren't fitting comfortably so I was pulling out the maternity clothes.
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    I started showing at 10-11 weeks, and have had to avoid showing around my vacation photos ("oh, I guess I still need to upload them...") because the first person to see them asked immediately if I was pregnant and we haven't told everyone yet. I've abandoned my blog for a couple months because everything I'd post would show - unless I resort to the sitcom trick of holding briefcases and shopping bags and standing behind couches in all photos :)
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    I'm out of my favorite work pants (which were tight on me after DS) but still fit into my jeans.  I do have a mean bloat starting after lunch and look 4 months pg by evening... *sigh*
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