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"does size matter?" :)

well, i'm 33 weeks along and i'm still wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans, and often, people don't even realize i'm pregnant! the doctor doesn't seem concerned, but i can't imagine my little dude being anywhere near the appropriate size if i'm this close and people still don't realize!

do you girls think his growth can be on target and maybe he's just..."hiding", or is it more likely that he's an even littler dude than he's supposed to be?

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Asked by swagger at 8:56 AM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • What have your ultlrasounds read, if you haven't had one, suggest one. Assuming everything's ok you're just carrying small. Baby's overall health is more important than baby's size, just something to track there. Look at octmom, her babies even there were eight in side of her at once growing all together, very few if any of them had any thing wrong more than being small!! I'd talk more with your doctor about your worry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I was the same way with my first pregnancy, tho I didn't really get big with my 2nd either. If you have tight or strong stomach muscles it really helps out int he "not showing" dept. With my 1st pregnancy, I was nearly due and finally popped out, but not much. My doc wasn't concerned either, told me what I just told you. I wore a size 4, regualer pants the day I went to the hospital to have my son. With my daughter, I did graduate to maternity clothes, but still really didn't get too big. Hope this helps.

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:04 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I wore my regular pants almost right up until the end with my first. This time I swear I was in them 2 weeks after conception lol. It all depends how and where you are carrying, if you've got good muscle structure and how your body is built. I don't think it's any thing to worry about. :)

    Answer by Xynyth at 9:04 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • as long as the doc isnt concerned i wouldnt cousin just had her first baby.looked like she was only about 4 months when she gave birth but she spit out an 8lb 7.2 oz baby. it depends on your uterus sits back a lil so i dont really show til around 7 months.i am in my second pregnancy now and am 24 weeks and barely pokin out there

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • my sister gained 13lbs when she was preggers with my nephew and barely looked 5 months pregnant, he was born 7lbs 9ozs. I gained 31lbs with my dd and was huge and my dd was 6lbs 11ozs. if your doctor isnt worried then dont be

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 9:37 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I think everybody is built different and I really showed and gained some where near 40 and my DD was 5 lbs 14 oz. If the doc is worried then I wouldn't be either.

    Answer by coala at 9:56 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I think it really depends on YOUR body and how your uterus sits.

    Answer by shanibug06 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • some woman just do not get big at all. sometimes you carry the baby in a different way! honey be thankful you arent as big as a house. I never start to show with my kids til I am almost 8months..... I dont gain weight til about 7 months so if your doc isnt concerned you shouldnt be either. he would be the first person to tell you if you werent on track :-)
    No worries jus enjoy being small and pregnant cause you never know. you might just blow up at the end lol.
    Good Luck Momma

    Answer by mommyof_2boyz at 1:41 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Some people don't show all through pregnancy

    Answer by MommaandStepMom at 4:22 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • well, we've had 3 ultra sounds and the story is he's right on target. i guess everything must be okay? maybe he does like to "hide", it could explain why i'm obnoxiously uncomfortable, way more than with my first! thanks girls

    Answer by swagger at 8:43 AM on Apr. 8, 2009

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