5'3 – 5'4 bees when did you start showing?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Bloat: 10ish weeks

For reals: 16-18 weeks

Undenyable: 22 weeks

Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’2 and with my first I was about 19 weeks when I started getting a bump.

Post # 4
7196 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m 5’3 and was 135 lbs pre-pregnancy. I started showing noticably to people around 20 weeks. I’ve heard that a lot of how early you show has to do with how strong your abs are.

Post # 5
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I was around 20 weeks? maybe 18? I can’t remember but it was somewhere around there.

Post # 6
2504 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

mandyhartwell:  I was bloated right away. I started to have a tiny bump at 16 weeks. I’m 5’3″. Congrats to you!

Post # 7
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I was bloated before my missed period, but “popped” between weeks 12-13… But I started showing REALLY early.

Post # 8
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Im 5’4 and i showed at 20ish wks

Post # 9
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve read that even more than height, your build is what matters – meaning women with short torsos end up showing earlier, whereas those with longer torsos show later.  Makes sense to me – if you’re short with a short torso, there’s nowhere for the baby to go but out.

ETA – I’m not pregnant yet, so I can’t comment on my own experience – but I’m shorter (5’4″) with a short torso, so I’ve always assumed I’d show earlier.  Hopefully I’ll find out soon!

Post # 10
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I always thought it was more your body type than your height that determined how much you’d be showing when.

Post # 11
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Bloating happened almost immediately.  Like as early as 5-6 weeks.  By 7 weeks I was freaking out that none of my pants fit.  By 10-11 weeks, I have a barely noticeable bump and mostly only because I had had a very flat tummy.  So it sticking out at all is really noticeable to me personally.  It probably only shows when my stomach is really full.  That’s as far as I am right now!

Post # 12
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I’m 5’4 and started showing around 18 wks

Post # 13
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I started showing really early at 14 weeks….but then again I was having twins.

Post # 14
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I started to get a bump at 13w, by 18w it was very noticable.

Post # 15
1022 posts
Bumble bee

13 weeks was when someone who had no way of knowing grabbed my belly and congratulated me. 

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