(Closed) Girls 5'3" and Under…How did you look pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 5’3- here’s my 30 week photo:


I haven’t gained as much in my hips/thighs as I thought I would, but I’m still a bit thicker in those areas than I was.  It seems mostly in the belly for me 🙂

Post # 4
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@DaneLady:  Wow you look amazing! I’m only 5′ 2″ and have been wondering this lately. Everyone wants to be the girl who only shows in her tummy but us shorties have less room to store those extra lbs.  I hope I look at great as you when I’m pregnant someday!

Post # 6
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m 5’3 and this is me earlier this week at 20 weeks

ETA: at 20w 3 d, I’ve only gained at 10lbs (I was 142 before getting KU) and so far it’s all in the belly. I haven’t noticed it anywhere else except this morning, I noticed a little bit of a double chin while making faces at myself, but I don’t think i’ve gained it anywhere else. (I’ve been taking weekly pictures so I can compare!)

Post # 7
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aww, thanks guys!  I was super athletic before getting pregnant, so I’ve been able to stay fairly active throughout the pregnancy so far.  I feel big as a whale, but then I look at pictures and think “well, it’s not so bad I guess!”  I was less worried about the weight itself and more worried about space since I have long legs and a short torso.  I find that I get fuller faster and have to snack often or eat several small meals since my stomach won’t expand as easily.  In certain positions I have a harder time breathing deeply, again- things are more compressed in there. 

With each passing month I become more and more amazed at what my body is capable of doing.  I might not feel amazing, glowing, or beautiful, but I’m doing really REALLY hard work, and that is beautiful 🙂


Post # 8
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

A lot of it will depend on your shape now.

I’m just under 5’3 and was pretty slender before I was pregnant (just over 100lbs); I only gained about 25 lbs and was all belly and boobs. I could still wear pre-pregnancy jeans at the end if I did the elastic trick (looping an elastic around the button and through the buttonhole) as I had no change in my hips and thighs.

Post # 9
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@DaneLady:  @anotherbee:  You two both look great, still very petite!

I would love to see more pics… I’m barely 5’1 on a good day and people tell me I’m going to “show right away” and look huge when I’m pregnant.  I’m holding on to some bigger work pants from before I lost weight for my wedding, just in case my booty/thighs decide to blow up.

Post # 10
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DaneLady:  & @anotherbee:  you both look sooooo beatiful and adorable!!! and it does give me hope.  Iam also 5’3 and i always wondered how i would like when pregnant…Congratulations!!

Post # 11
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m 5’2″ and around 135 pre-preg.   At 16 weeks I’ve gained about 8 pounds, all chest and belly.  If you know I am pregnant and I’m wearing a sweater plus maternity pants, my baby bump is obvious.  To people at work, who have seen me wearing these clothes…when I tell them, nobody has suspected.  I can fit a few pairs of pre-preg “fat pants” and when I wear those you can’t tell.

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee

I’m 5′ and currently 21 weeks pregnant. It’s been all in my belly so far, and I noticed gaining a little weight in my thighs, too. Here’s my latest pic from 19 weeks:

I post my pics in the June/July/August bumps thread if you wanna see what it looks like later on! I’m scared of how big my belly will be near the end, haha. I noticed that my short/small frame has made me show very quickly.


Post # 13
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am 5’2″ and was 125 lbs to start. I started showing like, immediately and I have looked more pregnant than I am so far. I am 15 (almost 16 weeks) and have gained a lot of belly, thigh and boobs. The thighs are a little depressing but the belly is cute. So this is 15 weeks, 12 weeks, and 6 weeks::

Post # 14
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Short women look better pregnant, I think. It’s obvious earlier that they are pregnant! On taller women like me (i’m 6’1″) it looks like a fat pooch until you’ve really popped after the 5 month mark. Depressing. I’d rather look pregnant than fat!

Post # 15
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m 5’2 and showed super early too.

My last 2 pics, 19 weeks and 21w2d. I’m still in the same size pants as before (albeit maternity ones now) and most of my pre pregnancy clothes is still ok as long as it can stretch over my belly. I’m just now getting to the point of needing maternity tops because after they stretch over the belly they get a bit short for my liking. I’ve only gained about 12lbs total so far. You will probably just show super early since your torso is likely fairly short.

Post # 16
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it has more to do with your shape than your size.  If you are short waisted, like my mom, (we are both petite), there is less room for baby to go, so you go straight out. I have a little more room as I am long-waisted and a little taller (Almost 5’4″) That said, I am pretty much all belly, straight out the front.  I also thought I’d gain more in my thighs but I haven’t much. Anyway, here’s me last week at 34 weeks.And as a frame of reference, here was me at 18 weeks with just a little bump:

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