(Closed) When did you baby bump start to show?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I started showing around 11 weeks, that was when I started finding more foldover type pants because everything was getting uncomfortable. By 16 weeks I had I definite rounded bump and needed to switch to maternity tops and bottoms, and now at just over 23 weeks I’ve got a VERY large, rounded, obvious bump! I feel like I look farther along than I am, which surprised me because I really haven’t gained weight, plus it’s my first pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different I suppose!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I’m built big (huge legs, arse and boobs), but have always had a flat stomach. My husband said to me last night “aww, you’re getting a proper belly”. I’m 14 weeks and definitely have a distinct bump to people who know me, but acquaintances and strangers probably just think I’m fat. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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KKML125:  I’m 16 weeks today with my first and no one can really tell besides my husband and myself. I have a little pooch that I haven’t had before, but I got that a few weeks ago, and I my ribcage area is a little more “expanded” and thicker looking than normal. I still have a defined waist, it’s just not flat from under my boobs down to my bikini anymore – it kinda pushes out. From a straight front view, I look the same, it’s the side that’s a little different looking.  

I’m also pretty small and short, so I expected something more already but nope!

 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

By 16 weeks my bump was very obvious, and I bought maternity stuff at 17 weeks. I’ve had a little bloat bump going on since 12 weeks though 🙂 I also started feeling the baby move at 17 weeks! I do not have a short torso, but I am quite thin. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

20w+.  20w I had a little one.  I could hide it until 25w (and I did at work lol).  No one congratulated me (who I hadn’t told) until 27weeks.  From 15-20w I started wearing maternity pants but I just looked like I had been overdoing it a bit and had gained weight.  Maternity tops I started wearing after 20w.  You might see a difference pretty early (and I did around 15w personally) but the vast majority of people would never notice or they’d think you just got fatter.

Second pregnancy I am only 10w and I’m a little bloated (plus my stomach never went back completely as flat) but I still wear all of my normal clothes.  No maternity wear yet.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Me and DH started to notice a little bump around 13-14 weeks, close friends and coworkers noticed and started commenting around 16-18 weeks.  I didn’t really “pop” until about 24-26 weeks – that’s when acquaintences and strangers started asking. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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KKML125:  The tiniest bit around 15 weeks, for real around 24 weeks.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I’m 10 weeks and I just started wearing maternity dresses- like cotton jersey dresses that have some more tummy room. Everything is just so uncomfortable. I have been wearing non maternity fold over skirts with longer tops- and those are pretty comfy.

I’m very short waisted so I would assume that why I’m starting to have a bump sooner.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m 7 months now and people still can’t tell I’m even pregnant, but my doctor says I’m measuring right on schedule. My mom carried small with me too but I was born weighing almost 9 lbs. I think it’s genetics!

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

About 6 months. Before that, I just looked like I ate a burrito.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My Boobs gave me away at 11 weeks….belly didn’t catch up until  16-17 weeks with fitted clothes…bY 20 weeks ppl felt comfortable   asking me if I was pregnant  and not fat…

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I thought I started showing around 19 weeks, but everyone else says I didn’t really show until 22-23 weeks. Now at 26 weeks people are giving me their seats on the train. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My little one is suuuuper low so I needed to transition to maternity pants around 12 weeks and on. Now at 24 weeks I still just look fat and not pregnant but I did start out overweight. When I wear maternity tops it does help but I’m still at the point where strangers would ask me when i’m due… 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

To me, I started to feel like I was showing around 14 weeks, before that I was a similar size after dinner but it came and went based on water or time of day. Now at 16 weeks I’m making personal bets on how many more days until I get my first comment at work. I’m not huge but my belly is now sticking out further than my boobs and maternity tops don’t look ridiculous anymore. I’m only 5’2″ and fairly small chested (pregancy has already helped out there too) but with the right top and a pair of full panel maternity pants (that support rather than squish) there’s no denying it!

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