(Closed) Baby Bloat? Or Bump?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if you can suck it in, its bloat, otherwise its bump Laughing

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SqueezedUniverse:  i don’t know if there is a great answer to the bloat/bump debate, but whatever mine was came really early (like 6 weeks) and  didn’t go away at all! It was noticeable enough at 10 weeks that strangers started asking when I was due! I think everyone shows differently, and some of us don’t get the oppotunity to hide it all 12 weeks.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

It could definitely be a bump, everyone is different! I was in maternity jeans at 9 weeks and definitely didn’t fit in my regular pants anymore after that! This was my 10 week “bump.” 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s technically bloat and fluid retention. I “showed” really early on as well and I was wearing belly bands + the rubber band trick on my pants by about 6 weeks and I moved onto maternity pants by about 8 weeks or so. I wore pretty tight pants to begin with and it was really uncomfortable wearing my normal pants. It’s not baby but I sure as heck couldn’t really suck it in.

I gained about 5 pounds by the 8 weeks mark and then another 3 by the 12 week mark. I just hit the 16 week mark and I only gained a pound since my last weigh in, leaving me having gained a little under 10 pounds by my 16 week mark. So I definitely think it’s all that fluid buildup at the beginning. Mine never went down; it just continued to grow/stay the same (depends on the week) so it’s a safe bet you can transition to maternity clothes at this point. I’m petite so even my OB says the baby/fluid/organs have nowhere to go but to all congregate in my abdomen/midsection area.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well you have to look at it from a medical stand point- something that is the size of a kidney bean will not cause a ” bump “. If you are 10 weeks with a bump it is bloat because the baby literally is not big enough to cause your body to have a noticeable bump. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Just call me bloaty bloat. Im 6 weeks and  I cant fit in most of my jeans.  lol  THank God for my belly band.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mixtapehearts:  Yes but your uterus swells up big before the baby takes up space in it. 

 

 I think your uterus goes up to the size of a grapefruit before the second trimester, and personally I don’t have room to smuggle a grapefruit in my belly without something showing 🙂  I think it could be bloat, but it could also be some belly showing.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MademoiselleL:  +1 People often forget that the uterus is what is taking up most of the space right now.

 

Also someone said the baby was the size of a kidney bean?! Ummm, at 10 weeks you’re lookin at a prune sized baby not a kidney bean, so not sure where that came from. My OB said that because of weight shaming a lot of people make a big deal out of “showing” in the first trimester, but 90% of women will start to feel real changes in their abdomen by 10 weeks.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Uterus is grape fruit sized with a key lime baby. That’s a lot of changes. I’m sure you got some bumpage going on! I know that I have a little of both but I’m starting to get more bump and less bloat.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s possible to show that early! However I am 14 weeks now & I was larger at 10 weeks than I am now! Mine was definitely bloat as much as I wanted to believe it was baby bump-haha… Although it you are small, I think you can definitely start to show that soon! 

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