It's bump-ish, but it's not baby!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

AnonymousCupcake:  I felt the same way at ten weeks! I didn’t have a bump and I certainly wasn’t showing, but my midsection looked different for sure. Just puffing out a bit lower down. I had my first appointment at 11.5 weeks and the midwife commented that I had the “beginning of a nice baby bump” which surprised me- I thought it was just bloat! It turns out I have an anterior placenta so maybe that was part of it? Congrats to you, I bet you’ll have an adorable little bump in a month or so!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 10w 5d and I can tell that the feel of my tummy is different, like a little harder closer to the surface. However, there’s no bump in sight yet, I’ve been having problems with MS, so I’m still about 1.5 kg below my pre pregnancy weight. My husband wants to head out for maternity clothes though; I think he’s just so excited that he want to get started with planning anywhere possible.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

AnonymousCupcake:  I think for me I was ridiculously critical of my body early on…. In the first trimester I gained maybe 4lbs but I swore it looked like 24lbs. Looking back, I looked no different from 4 weeks to 12 weeks. It’s all fluid and bloat and your body getting itself ready for a major change. It took until about 22 weeks for there to be a substantial real “bump” for me that looked like baby and not like someone pumped my abdomen and entire body with fluids and air. Until then, take pictures. It really does help you to see the changes and realize how very little does change in the beginning, even though you may feel like its very noticable. And also keep in mind that everyone carries a little differently, so the way your abdomen shapes may not be the same way others will shape.

In any case welcome to pregnancy, where nothing makes sense and the charts and “averages” don’t matter

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I am at 21 (or 22wks?) and finallyyyyyy have a belly bump lol  Before that I think I just looked bloated and kind of fat.  Funny thing is that I also have obliques and a 2 pack set of abs that are holding on for dear life so I feel like I have a WWF stomach from the front

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t find out I was pregnant until 8 weeks, so I definitely hadn’t noticed anything at that time.  I don’t think I started getting bloated until around 10 weeks.  I was a little bloated from 10-15 weeks and I think only around 16 weeks I could notice some weight gain/little bump.  I think I had only gained around 5 lbs or so at 16 weeks.  It was just kind of like a belly pooch honestly, I didn’t look pregnant…just fatter lol. No one else could really notice that early except myself or anyone who was really close to me. 

I didn’t get a real noticeable bump until after 25 weeks or so.  I think it was around 27 weeks when someone first congratulated me without knowing I was pregnant beforehand.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

AnonymousCupcake: I’m glad you know what I meant as I wasn’t sure how to describe it! 

A question for you, as you seen to be very close to me in your pregnancy, does your tummy cramp when you blow your nose? It doesn’t happen all the time for me, but often enough that I’ve made the connection. I wonder if it’s because my diaphragm is pushing down on the uterus?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

AnonymousCupcake: Thanks for letting me know – in both cases it’s a sharp exhale of air, so it’s sort of the same! It freaked me out at first, because it really did hurt. Glad to know that I’m not the only one this is happening too!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My “bump” is all bloat (12 weeks 5 days), but once I couldn’t comfortably button my pants it was time for maternity pants. Then I got maternity shirts and well, it looks like a bump… So I’m going to pretend it is. From what I’ve read most women who have a lot of bloating will have the bloat until they have a bump, so I figure I might as well rock it even if it isn’t baby quite yet.

Though my body looks a lot different than it did before pregnancy: (and that 12 weeks picture is a “low bloat” day!)

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