Post # 1
I am now in my 16th week and I was wondering when my belly is going to feel hard. I read some other baby boards and it seems like everyone else says that their stomach is already hard but mine isn’t. I have a little baby bump but it doesn’t feel any different than my stomach used to feel. I was in shape before I got knocked up and have gained about 5 pounds. I guess what I am getting at is that I thought that by now my stomach would feel hard, like a rock, by what other people have described on the other baby boards. Should I be concerned or am I being a overly paranoid (again)?
Post # 3
My 16th week was when my belly was the most jiggly and unstable I think. I had to strap on my husbands back brace for runs but after a couple weeks my stomach was back to being more stable. It seems to come and go in cycles though. Some weeks I touch my stomach and it’s fairly hard and some weeks not so much. You’ve got a little bump, which is a good sign, but everyone kinda grows differently it seems like.
Post # 4
I don’t think that everyone gets a hard stomach. I have a coworker who is pregnant that has a very hard stomach but another who had babies a while ago was very soft. I think it depends on how much weight you gain and how you carry it.
Post # 5
My stomach didn’t get noticeably ‘hard’ or big even until I was past 28 weeks. (i only remember because @28 weeks I had my WinRo for Rh neg)
everyone is different!
Post # 6
My stomach was always kinda soft, until the baby got really big at the end of pregnancy. Then my stomach wasn’t hard, you could just feel a little baby all curled up in there, and there wasn’t as much room to push in.
Post # 7
I’m 27 weeks and while my stomach is getting a bit harder, it is still fairly soft and certainly not as hard as I’ve heard other people describe.
Post # 8
I’m 28 weeks now, and I think it was probably around 26 weeks or so when I said “oh, ok, now I have any clue what people were talking about with the hard stomach thing.” And even now I only really notice it if I lie on my back- doesn’t feel hard at all when I’m sitting down in a chair.
Post # 9
Every one is different. I didn’t show until i was about 5 months along…
Post # 10
Okay, thanks everyone for your input. I feel better now knowing that it is normal not to have a hard belly so soon or at all. I need to quit finding things to be paranoid about!