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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 12:35 PM   1
kitty_el
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Bump size 3rd pregnancy


I am 12 weeks with my third pregnancy and feel I look a lot bigger than my previous pregnancies. I am wondering if this continues or will I start to even out to around the size I was last time after the initial uterus expanding/relaxing earlier stops. I don't want to be huge lol

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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 13:36 PM   2
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I might not be the best example, as the last two are back to back and may play a part but yes this is the biggest I've been. I look almost the same now as I did with DD2 at 37 weeks. Fitness level may play a role as I was actually in shape last time and LO was not only petite but so was bump.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 14:02 PM   3
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No personal experience (this is my first pregnancy) but I've heard this is common. Your body/uterus/muscles have been through this before - somehow that translates to showing earlier / larger bump. Doesn't impact your or the baby's health though! Just means you may have to spill the beans a little earlier / may have to put up with some annoying "you're only x number of weeks?" comments.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 21:29 PM   4
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I can completely relate. I was HUGE with my third and believe it or not she ended up being my smallest baby lol. My midwife said it was probably because your uterus isn't as taunt as it was in previous pregnancies. This time I'm even bigger but I also have polyhydramnios (excessive fluid) causing me to look much bigger than I ever was.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2017, 06:30 AM   5
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In the beginning i was the most bloated I've ever been making my bump the biggest it had ever been for that gestation, but now, at 27+3 I think my bump is actually the smallest it's ever been!! Strange how it works but I don't really know because I don't do weekly progression pics with my pregnancies so don't have much to compare to!



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2017, 17:11 PM   6
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I'm 37 weeks now with my third. I got big really quickly this time it felt like! I was measuring two weeks ahead at 28 weeks but by 34 weeks I was measuring perfectly for dates and now I feel about the same as with my other pregnancies. It definitely slowed down for me later on. I had a scan at 36 weeks and baby is looking good size wise so no concern with growth on that front.



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2017, 11:25 AM   7
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I got big more quickly than with the other two, but now I'm about the same size. My youngest isn't quite 18 months and I'm due in three ish weeks



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2017, 13:55 PM   8
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I had another midwife appointment today. Now at 37 I'm measuring 35 so I definitely got big quickly and then settled down.



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 01:40 AM   9
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I showed earlier this time, definitely. It slowed down though and now I'm around the same size I was with my other two, but a completely different shape. My best friend thinks I'm the smallest out of the three this time. I feel as though I'm growing a bigger baby but my last one was five years ago so it is hard to compare!



 
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