Chrissy Teigen is, objectively, very good at using Twitter to get what she wants - be it bananas or reassurance from fellow parents that what's happening to her is totally normal.
Rather than fall down the hellish Google/WebMD well that seems to trap anyone with a health question and an internet connection, the pregnant star decided to ask her 8.7 million Twitter followers for their input:
can someone just be honest with me and tell me if it's normal to get bigger, faster with second baby? because I am getting big, fast, and everyone's go-to is "it's that second baby!" but they're lying. I know it. I can handle the truth just tell me. it's not normal is it- christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 26, 2017
Lots of moms weighed in. One comment on her post just says:
It's normal trust me. I mean I only had one baby but I know ppl who are on their second baby and look 6 months & are only 3- MJ. (@FindingMJ_) November 26, 2017
To which Teigen responded:
thank god- christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 26, 2017
Another user got technical about it:
I'm a preg/pp PT specializing in pelvic/abdominal rehab for women. Your fascia, muscles, & ligaments retain some laxity from 1st preg & this causes appearance of expansion faster in subsequent pregs. Not necessarily tied to weight gain. #itsscience- Abby (@Abby_NYC) November 26, 2017
(For the record, she's right! Sometimes people on the internet do know what they're talking about.)
In addition to the biology lessons and the moms just chiming in to say, "Uh, yeah, that's totally normal," there was a third camp weighing in as well.
Girl you still look better than all of us- Nikki]]>🍕🍬