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October 14th, 2009, 09:32 AM
CuteName's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I asked this question in the April DDC but no one answered. I'm pregnant with my 3rd baby, but it has been 8 years since my last child was born.

Did other mom's who's pregancy's were so spaced out still feel like it was a third pregnancy? Like, did your tummy pop out early? Or did it seem almost like your body reverted back after all those years and it was more like your first?

I figured with this being my 3rd I'd be showing a lot sooner, but I'm really not just yet. I'm 13 weeks right now.

I'd love to hear some stories from other mom's who were spaced out a lot.
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October 15th, 2009, 09:13 PM
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I had 7.5 years between mt 1st & 2nd. I showed earlier with my first, but it wasn't real early, maybe 5 months. My second I didn't show until about 7 months. There's only 15 months between my 2nd & 3rd, but it was also like my 2nd. I guess my body just hides pregnancy no matter how many I have! Sorry I couldn't be more help!

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October 16th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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I am pregnant with my 3rd after 11 years, and I had thought I would kind of be showing even though I am only 9 weeks now. My sister had a gap between her 2nd and 3rd of 12 years and she said it was like being pregnant the first time. Had she not told us she was pregnant, I probably would have guessed it until she was about 14 or 15 weeks along. The only other thing I recall her mentioning was that her doctor told her that having one after so long is like having your first (as far as length of labor) - lucky for her she had my nephew in 4 hours
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October 16th, 2009, 06:59 PM
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I am pregnant with my 2nd after 12 years. I thought I'd be showing sooner too, but I'm still fluffy from my prev pregnancy.
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October 17th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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I'm pregnant with #3 after 8 years, too! (Or 7.5)

I popped out right away. My body was like pregnancy? HEY! We remember this! And BOOM, here I am, pregnant again.
Thanks Kiliki for the siggy!
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October 21st, 2009, 03:33 AM
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i think every woman is differant and their body reacts differantly. its like some woman's body "remembers" and some seem to "forget" there is 11 years differance between my ds (14-today) and dd (3-3days ago) and it seems like as soon as i found out i was pregnant i "popped"
My children-Sarah 10/21/08, Miracle 10/18/06, Roland 10/21/95 and 5 angel babies 8/26/05, baby boy 6/3/07, 10/31/09, 2/3/11 and 12/12/11

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October 22nd, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Each pregnancy is different.. With my first one I did not show at all.. No one believed me that I was pregnant. Even at 9 months I barely showed.. With my middle child I showed at 4 months.. I use the the saying "It was like someone pulled the string on an inflatable boat" and with my third child I didn't show until I was about 7 months
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November 2nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the amusing answers...lol. I'm 16 weeks now and the tummy muscles that never turned into muscles seem to have given up ship and I've definitely flopped out. yipee
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December 3rd, 2009, 09:04 PM
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My middle son and last son are 7 years apart. It definitely felt like my 3rd pregnancy, but I felt more aware of everything, if that makes any sense. my belly didn't really pop out until I was well into my 5th month. Then I was huge all the sudden...lol
Congrats on your pregnancy!
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