How many weeks were you when you had an obvious bump?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1168 posts
Bumble bee

I’m 29 weeks and some people still tell me that they couldn’t tell that I’m pregnant.  Which kind of makes me upset lol because…do they just think that I have a soccer-ball-sized beer gut or something?  At 22 weeks, I remember feeling like I could hide it or flaunt it depending on what I wore.

Post # 3
6398 posts
Bee Keeper

First pregnancy it took a good bit.  Second it was obvious in the first trimester.  I’m guessing if I had anymore it would be very obvious.

Post # 4
432 posts
Helper bee

I had a “bump” at twenty weeks if I stood sideways and had a belt or empire waist something on. It wasn’t until probably 28 weeks that it was like “Oh wow, that is a baby not lunch” sized bump. But I am super long waisted. Now I am 37 weeks pregnant,all bump and measuring two weeks ahead because this baby LOVES to be all stretched out. If you are not teenie tiny or are kind of taller/long waisted it’s pretty normal to not be that big yet!! 

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee

I just looked back at my belly pictures, and I was 23 weeks when it started to look like an actual baby bump. I remember being excited when it was finally obvious I was pregnant. I just felt bloated and heavy before that. But before you know it your bump will be huge and you’ll be longing for the days when you could put shoes on without sitting down. 

Post # 6
7559 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m almost 24 weeks and while it’s obvious to me, I think I just look fat in the gut to people who don’t know. Unless I wear tight maternity tops/dresses, it really just looks like pudge. sigh

Post # 7
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It was ridiculous! I was 35 weeks, and people still couldn’t immediately tell I was pregnant. My baby was a bit small, but still normal. She was born at 37 weeks 5 pounds and 9 ounces. I am a size 10, but I have huge breasts, and I think it camouflaged my belly. I hated that I never looked super pregnant. It did help for pp because most people said that I didn’t look like a had a baby, and they were right. Again, these huge knockers camouflaged my belly. Everyone is different, and I hope you pop soon! 

Post # 8
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

1st baby, I’d say 16/18 weeks, second, probably more like 13/14- but I’m also very short, and carry way out in front. 

Post # 9
15133 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think at 24ish weeks, I couldn’t hide it anymore in anything I wore.  Up to then if I wore a looser top, it didnt show.  At 20/21, I could still wear tighter clothing and I could tell cause my stomach is typically pretty flat, but people who didnt know me probably just thought I had a small pooch.  I think some people just dont’ really pop or carry differently, even though the fundal lenght is right on track.  I constantly get the jaw on the floor look and told I’m tiny for how far along I am.

Post # 10
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I could have worn a large t-shirt the whole time.

Post # 11
9396 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m just shy of 23 weeks and while it’s obvious to me ppl still act surprised when I tell them. My boobs have grown so much too that my belly and boobs (all extra 15 lbs of them..) are still roughly the same plane.

Post # 12
3217 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I had a bump that you could see in a tight shirt at 16-17 weeks, but it could have still been mistaken for pudge I suppose.  At 22+ weeks it was pretty damn clear.  This is my first pregnancy and I think I was showing early compared to a lot of first-timers, but I have a short torso so maybe that was part of it.

Post # 13
1653 posts
Bumble bee

I was six months along maybe before I actually showed and people were really finally starting to notice I was prego!  And it was because I was wearing a tight, stretchy dress, I remember. LOL. I was really small all throughout my pregnancy. Even my co-worker who was three months pregnant at the time had a bigger belly and looked way more pregnant than me. But in my ninth month, I felt my belly was huge even though people still said I didn’t look that pregnant.  Guess it’s different for everyone.  🙂

Post # 14
6161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

16 weeks you could definitively tell, 21 weeks I def have a large basketball going on.

Post # 15
9800 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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candy08 :  I am tall and have a long torso and it was more like 26-27 weeks before it was obvious and the first person asked about it who didn’t already know. Yeah, a lot earlier with the second baby lol.

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