Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
Title says it all. I am 16 weeks and I think I am starting to see a bump but maybe it’s just more bloating (I have had it since my 6th or 7th week). However, it is remaining the same size every day which makes me think bump.
Post # 3
I’m 5’2 and with my first I was about 19 weeks when I started getting a bump.
Post # 4
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
I think I was around 20 weeks? maybe 18? I can’t remember but it was somewhere around there.
Post # 6
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
I was bloated before my missed period, but “popped” between weeks 12-13… But I started showing REALLY early.
Post # 8
Im 5’4 and i showed at 20ish wks
Post # 9
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
I always thought it was more your body type than your height that determined how much you’d be showing when.
Post # 11
- 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
I’m 5’4 and started showing around 18 wks
Post # 13
I started showing really early at 14 weeks….but then again I was having twins.
Post # 14
I started to get a bump at 13w, by 18w it was very noticable.
Post # 15
13 weeks was when someone who had no way of knowing grabbed my belly and congratulated me.