Post # 1
Now i dont know if its all in my head… maybe i just really want my bump… but i feel like I might have a small one already… Im almost 12 weeks and im a bigger girl to start off with , but i am convinced that my belly is …I dont know..shifting? It looks and feels different some how…and forget jeans… I cant comfortably wear jeans anymore. I was reading on the net that woman with shorter torso’s tend to show earlier… is this the case ?
Anyone have early belly bump pictures to share ?
Post # 3
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
And congratulations on your pregnancy!
Post # 4
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
@MissShannon: What an awesome website! Thanks for sharing it!
Post # 6
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 # 7
that websit is fantastic !! I have no abs to speak of lol… (not athletic!)
@MissShannon: Im 5’8 and my husband is 6’3 so im not expecting a small baby either…lol…
Im just sooo excited !
Post # 8
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 🙂
Post # 9
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.
Post # 10
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 # 11
im not sure if there is a huge correlation between the height of the parents and the size of the baby… but i just cant seem to see us having a shorty 🙂 I was 9lbs and 22 inches long and my husband was 9lbs 2oz 24 inches long…
Post # 12
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Does bloat count? 🙂 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
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
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
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 😛
Post # 16
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.