When did your belly pop out?

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  1. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    I'm so anxious to start showing. I know it's normal to not be showing yet... but I'm annoyed because I keep getting comments from other people saying, "You're so small!" My midwife yesterday was talking to the nurse about how I was 16 weeks and said, "Isn't that sweet? She's not even showing yet!" I feel like people think I'm not legitimately pregnant since I'm not showing. :shrug: I have a very, very small bump but only I notice it. This is normal for 16 weeks right? When did you start really showing?
     
  2. Mrs HM

    Mrs HM Well-Known Member

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    I told my colleagues in work when I was 16 weeks and by then they had all guessed and were discussing it amongst themselves. My bump was huge (I was in maternity clothes at 8 weeks), but baby was breech until yesterday so it has now dropped, but it was only a few weeks ago that strangers noticed and commented.

    Don't worry, you'll have a lovely bump soon enough.
     
  3. BleedingBlack

    BleedingBlack Well-Known Member

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    I'm on baby 4 so I started showing early... around 14 weeks.
     
  4. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    I guess what is perplexing me is that I'm really small already so I thought I'd show sooner? I'm 5'5" and about 110 pounds... I just wonder where baby is hiding!! :haha:
     
  5. BleedingBlack

    BleedingBlack Well-Known Member

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    With my first, I was around 20ish weeks before I even started to show. I'm petite and short but she hid for a while!
     
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    WeCanDream Well-Known Member

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    mrsrof Mum to one :)

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    Someone in work said to me today "I don't know where you're hiding the baby, you can't tell". At certain angles I look like I've eaten all the pies, but she said I just look like I normally do (I definitely could have done with losing a few lbs pre-pregnancy, not the smallest girl!), but my lower abdomen has only just started to round out, it's pretty flat-looking most of the time still!!
     
  8. Mrs HM

    Mrs HM Well-Known Member

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    See that's what was strange for me - I'm the same height as you but much heavier (at 10st 10 pre-baby) and I also carried my excess weight around my tummy. Baby seems to have filled out the fat from early on, bump was quite firm and noticable when I thought it would be easier to hide because of the padding!
     
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    DollPosse Well-Known Member

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    I think I started actually showing at 15 weeks.
    I have next to no torso and I am a petite build so I seem to shoe pretty early. I usually really pop at 6 months months.
     
  10. wavescrash

    wavescrash Mom to 3 girls.

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    I'm 5'3 and was about 100lbs when I got pregnant with my first. VERY short torso and I didn't really start showing until 18 weeks and I popped around 20 weeks. This time around, I'm already showing. At 15 weeks I look like I did at 18 or 19 weeks with my first.
     
  11. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    It's silly but I'm hoping to be showing before Christmas because there are people in my family who don't know yet so I want to walk into my grandma's house during our Christmas Eve celebration and point to my belly and say, "Surprise!" :haha: I'll be past 20 weeks by then though so hopefully *fingers crossed* I will be showing by then.
     
  12. Wishing_well

    Wishing_well Well-Known Member

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    I'm 19 weeks and still don't have a bump. My OH keeps saying "the baby is about 16cm now... where the hell are you hiding it!"
     
  13. HayleyZahra

    HayleyZahra Mummy and WTT <3

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    aww i promise you in 10 weeks time your be HUGE!
    i didnt show much heres a photo off my 15 week bump and the next photo is 25 week look at the difference in 10 weeks! it will just creep on you!
    I think everyone expects to show straight away but i didnt start showing till at least over half way of the pregnancy!

    xxxx
     

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  14. Reno

    Reno Mama to 2 boys

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    I wish I had a bump too! I am skinny but tall so I guess the baby has room to hide in there somewhere! I am only 15 weeks! It seems to pop out at night and we get excited, but then my tummy is flat by the morning! Strange happenings! Lol!
     
  15. Maidenet

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    I'm not showing yet :(
     
  16. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    Family and friends who live elsewhere and don't see me often keep asking me to take belly pictures... I'm like, "Well, if I had a belly to take pictures of, I would!" I feel they are more impatient for me to start showing than I am :haha:.
     
  17. Noirin

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    id say iv started showing this past week, 2 weeks ago i told a friend i was pregnant and she wodnt believe me, i had my stomach out goin loooooook, and she was like at wat? lol very embarassing haha but i could see the difference in my body lol this week tho theres no denyin it.....well i think so ha !
     
  18. MrsLMC

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    I think this week (19 weeks tomorrow) it's really obvious. But from about 17 weeks I was showing.
     
  19. libbylou

    libbylou Mommy to Everette Ann

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    People at my work started commenting that I was showing a bit around the end of my 14th week and in the last week and a bit I've definitely started to show...can't hide it anymore!
     
  20. lu-is

    lu-is Mom of 1 bouncing boy!

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    I know how you feel I'm 20 weeks and just barely showing. If you didn't know I was pregnant people wouldn't even guess.
     

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