(Closed) Baby belly in early pregnancy

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
8 posts

I’m not pregnant, so I can’t tell you whether or not it happened to me or not–although, I’m  5’2″ and my boyfriend is 6’5″ and I have a feeling that I’ll show really quickly when I eventually get pregnant.  


BUT!  Here is a great website that I love visiting: http://www.maternitygallery.com/

There are pictures of bellies from 1st-3rd (and even late babies, 42+ weeks) trimester mamas (lots of different people; some show much sooner than others).  I hope that this helps Smile


And congratulations on your pregnancy! 

Post # 4
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It is true that if you have a shorter torso that you typically will start to show earlier. I’m 5’10” and pretty athletic and I really didn’t start to show until 18-20 weeks. I had a little shifting and extra pudge in my belly, but it was not really noticable until then.

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissShannon: What an awesome website!  Thanks for sharing it!

Post # 6
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it also depends on how you carry the baby – some women carry them higher and rounded – others are lower or off to one side. Body type/muscle tone will also determine if you show sooner – apparently if you have well defined abs this will keep you from showing sooner – I guess the muscle holds everything in?

That gallery is a great resource…so it facebook stalking all my mommy friends for their “bump” pics. Mostly it’s just nice to know what’s “normal” for someone who is the same height/weight.



Post # 8
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

there is a girl I know on facebook who posted pictures of her baby bump. She’s only 11 weeks but she is REALLY showing. Can’t even mistake it for being fat or something, she looks for real pregnant. Everyone is convinced she’s carrying twins, though there was only one at her first ultrasound appointment heh. Granted, she had a baby less than a year ago, but still. Everyone is different ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Everyone is different. I am currently pregnant with my first and only. I am 5′ and was about 105 when I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t really ‘pop’ until 24-25 weeks. 1st pic is from week 20, 2nd is week 25. It seemed like it was almost overnight! Good luck.

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Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A girl i went to college with posted her photos from back when she was 10 weeks along. she had a major baby bump already.

Dug up a photo w/o her face =]

Is there really a correlation between the height of the parents and the size of the baby? I hadn’t heard of this. [attachment=1571625,196604]

Post # 12
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

Does bloat count?  ๐Ÿ™‚  If so, then yes, technically, my belly is growing. I’m ~9 weeks.  That said, the other morning I had no bloat (’twas a Christmas miracle, I tell you) and my stomach was as flat as ever.

Looking at the pics of my friends under 12 weeks, I’d say they’re sporting a general mid-section bloatedness more than a specific belly bump.



Post # 13
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


I was 6 weeks in this pic but I also have 3-5 grapfruit sized fibroids which make me measure at least 6 or so weeks ahead. My dr put in the folder I measured 13 weeks at the time of this pic.



Post # 14
2820 posts
Sugar bee

My husband and I could tell really early.  Especially after I ate a big meal my gut was just different.  I don’t think anyone else could really tell though but even now that I have a bigger bump I know my stomach felt different and looked different (at least to me) by like 8 weeks – maybe not a bump but it was different and hard.

Post # 15
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Someone told me once that people with short torsos show earlier and more even later (if you have a long torso, there’s more room for the baby to stretch out in there). It made sense to me and means that when I get pregnant someday, I’ll probably get huge ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am overweight but I definitely feel my lower belly getting bigger.  I am 7.5 weeks now.  In the past few days I too can forget wearing jeans without a belly band. 

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