Post # 1
I have a pregnant bridesmaid, who will be over 8 months pregnant by the wedding (presuming that she doesn’t go into labour and miss it…).
She’s being measured for her dress this weekend, so here’s my question: How much more does a bump grow from 6 1/2 and 8 months?
Post # 3
Depends. Some women really pop in those months. Depends where you gain the weight as well.
Post # 4
Depends. The seamstress should know how much extra room is needed.
My sister wasn’t pregnant when we ordered the dress, but she told them she may be. She was only 6 weeks or so at our wedding, but ordered a dress large enough to accommodate being 7 months pregnant and they were able to take it in no problem.
Post # 5
Also depends on how big she is now — I’m at 6 months and still “tiny” versus where shorter women’s bellies are, so I assume I will blow up some time over the next couple months. But some women are already pretty big at this same point and just end up filling out and getting bigger butts (awww) over the final few months
Post # 6
Depends on the person! I am 5’5” I measure my waist and right below my belly button each week – i dont have the sheet in front of me but I think i started my under belly button measurement was 32 and is now 40 at 39 weeks and my waist only really increased by a couple inches.
BUT i measure small (fundal height) at my appointments.
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla: I would say she’s pretty big already – some people have asked her if she’s full term already. I hope that means less growing left to do… I’m sure the seamstress knows what she’s doing but I just wanted a bit of an idea myself.
Post # 8
@RainStorm: haha yeah if she’s already got people asking “HOLY MOSES ARE YOU DUE NEXT WEEK?!” then hopefully she won’t change TOO much in the next couple months!! She’ll just have to make sure the dress has lots of extra room for boobs and butt since those will probably expand along with the belly. Ah, the indignities of pregnancy 🙂
Post # 9
It REALLY varies. I grew a ton – people thought I was full term at about 30 weeks, but I continued to grow each week – in fact, when I gave birth at 39 weeks, my uterus measurement was equivalent to “44 weeks” lol. No matter how good the seamstress is (I have known some who claim that they can estimate the measurements really well) it is really a toss-up. I was definitely an outlier (my baby was 96th percentile in size) and I do think most womens’ growth slows later in pregnancy. I’m actually going through the same dilemma – my SIL is getting married in Sept and I just had a baby last month, so I’m getting measured now (as opposed to getting measured when I was pregnant when all the other bridesmaids were measured) and she has one bridesmaid who will be 8months pregnant on her wedding day too! Luckily, the style of dress is forgiving if the sizing is slightly off 😉
Post # 10
All women are diff but here I am from 6 1/2 months vs 7 1/2 months… maybe it will help some idk lol
Post # 11
@RainStorm: until about 37-38 weeks, bump grows usually 1 cm/week when you measure from top of the uterus to the top of the pubic bone. So, that measurement = weeks +/- 1 in cm. I know that’s really specific, but it’s a quick and dirty way to track if baby is growing well. It’s not the most typical dress measurement and doesn’t give you an “around” length, but might help a bit!
Like this is what I mean
Post # 12
@RainStorm: I was 6 months pregnant at my friend’s wedding this year. We found out we were PG 2 weeks after we ordered Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. EEEK! I originally measured for a size 6 and after some dress swapping ended up wearing a size 12 with no alterations. It was a bit snug but it worked. The dress was also empire style so that the drape of the gown could cover my belly no matter what. If it was a more fitted style we would of had to go bigger. I would ere on the side of caution and order larger than anticipated because the dress can always be taken in but cannot be let out. GL!