What!!! baby bump super early in pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Tutti80:  If you don’t mind sharing, what is your weight/height? That makes a BIG difference.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I showed really early with my second. I carried all up front my whole pregnancy. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I read that around 9-10 weeks your belly will start to show but its mostly from your intestines shifting… 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Tutti80:  Everyone’s pregnancy is totally different- I’m sure you look adorable:)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

bloat can look like an early baby bump, though body shape makes a difference too

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Bloat…I had the same thing for days and days and then one morning worked up and could see my six pack. My doctor said you may look pregnant but it is absolutely not baby at this point. The uterus isn’t even out of your pelvis yet. 

I’m very thin 5’9″ 118 lbs and this is my second, I “showed” very early but some days bigger than others Because its mostly just things shitng around right now

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Tutti80:  I thought I was showing at 9-10 weeks and it was mainly bloat. Then, it went back down a little for a while, but at 14 weeks there was no hiding it and its def a real bump now! I’m sure you look adorable!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As others have said, the uterus is still down in the true pelvis, aks below your pubic bone so any bump you see is *baby-related* but not *baby*.  It’s very common that women go through a phase around this time where they’ve clealry gained around their middle before the actual “bump” appears once you’re into the 2nd trimester.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Tutti80:  I hear you and have had workmates on bump watch before I told them my news. I’m 9w tomorrow and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t this tummyish before pregnancy! 

Post # 13
cherrypieBee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Ah yes, this is everyone’s favorite thing: pregnancy bloat. It shows up, possibly even unaccompanied by weight gain, quite early on. Bloat is a result of pregnancy hormones slowing your digestion to allow your body to absorb more nutrients. (So even though it sucks, it’s a good thing.) It’s obnoxiously also often paired with (yay) constipation or digestive upset and (hooray!) gas. 

Right now, your uterus is still small enough to be tucked inside your pelvic bone, where it will stay hidden until 13 weeks. It is pushing your guts up and out just the slightest bit though. 

Expect bloat to come and go as days pass. Some days you’ll look mega round and others, it’s gone. Or it could stick around but usually resolved about the time you actually start showing. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cherrypie:  Are there any good bloat reduction remedies you know of? I feel like I need to pop myself like a balloon at the moment…

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Tutti80:  I’m similar height and weight and I was showing by 7 weeks. It can happen!!! While it probably is bloat, for Me it never went (until I lost the baby and it went immediately then).

Post # 16
cherrypieBee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

@Wellington Bride:  lots of water helps aid the passage of food, along with fiber supplements or roughage. I always took fish oil capsules as well but not sure if that helps. For me, eating easier to digest foods was a big thing (soup, stew, soft meats as opposed to tough meat, lighter, less oily foods). But I never could tell what was going to set it off. Mostly, I think it takes time for the body to get used to the lovely hormone cocktail. It was terrible for me at 10 weeks and went away by 13.

Gut massage is nice, too. Rubbing your belly lightly in a clockwise manner (toward your left hand round and round) can stimulate movement in the bowels. 

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