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April 17th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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Location: Michigan
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Hey ladies,
so something interesting has just recently come to my attention.
I am almost 22 weeks pregnant now, i am due the end of august.
I am 22 years old and i have a younger sister who is 12.
now i am on the shorter side, i have been 5 foot even since i was 17. Just before my 3 month mark i was weighed and measured for my first WIC appointment at my local Health Department, and once again i was about 5 foot even.
Well my 12 year old younger sister has been about a 1/4 inch taller than me for several months now, well just a few days ago she was standing next to me and i realized that i was looking down to talk to her.
my mom laughed (she frequently ribs me about my height) and stood us back to back and proclaimed that i was indeed taller than my sister, when just a few months before we had done the same and my little sis was taller.
My mom immediately measured me and i'll be ****** the tape measure read clearly...
5' 2 1/2"
somehow i had gained over 2 inches of height!!!
now i have scoured the internet and i cant find ANY medical findings on this, but a few other accounts of women asking something similar.
has anyone else had this?
has pregnancy caused anyone else to grow?
is there a name for this kind of phenomenon?
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April 17th, 2012, 11:59 PM
AllyssaM's Avatar Emmersyns Mommah
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Maybe you're just standing taller now that you have a belly sticking out of your mid-section? IDK. I've never heard of this before.

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April 18th, 2012, 03:47 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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Hm, I've never heard of it before, but I suppose anything's possible Or maybe like Allyssa said, you're just standing straighter now?
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April 18th, 2012, 06:23 AM
K.A.T's Avatar Enjoying her Sticky Bun
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Never heard of that before. Did you guys have shoes on?

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April 18th, 2012, 07:49 AM
one.juniper's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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April 18th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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No I wouldn't say I'm standing taller, if anything my posture has gotten worse! And no we were both barefoot. We have since measured again a few times with the same results!
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April 18th, 2012, 06:15 PM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
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It's not unknown for people to grow in their early 20s. Maybe the pregnancy hormones gave you that extra boost!
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