(Closed) When did you start showing? (And when did people start to "guess"?)

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
229 posts
Helper bee

I found out at 2-3 weeks and was showing at 5 weeks. I’m not slim, I’m heavy bottomed and very large chested but always had a flat tummy hour glass shape. So As soon as I bloated out you could see. We had to announce earlier than 10 weeks as I was showing to much. 

I’m 5 ft 4

Only twice once when I was about 16 weeks was in the supermarket car park when a lady asked me how long I had left, when I told her “A while” she was shocked then asked if it was twins. Then when my SO returned she turned to him and said “What you been doing to the poor girl?” .. I thought it was funny.  

The other time at 21 weeks we were at the pub with a large group of friends and I was sipping my mango juice when one of SO old friends he’d not seen in a while, a bloke who had previously been hitting me about a year ago, before me and SO met. Glanced at me, trying to figure out how he knew me.. then turned to my SO and said “Pip!!!!!! Is that yours?!?!” and pointed at my tummy. Everyone laughed at the bluntness of it, he didn’t mean in it in a harsh way was just bad chioce of words haha.

I’ve never bought maternity clothes, my mum used to be a UK size 28-30 but has recently lost 5 stone ( Slimming World ) and I’ve been walking around in them haha. The swamp me but in the house who cares? When we go out I wear my normal dresses that were pulled in under bust that would show off my chest and tiny waist, now they flow nicely over bump.


Post # 32
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Miss Mochaccino:  I was 10 weeks pregnant & went to see FIs cousin who’d just had a baby, when his Aunty goes oh my goodness you’re massive it must be twins! :O I was just very bloated and it made me so uncomfortable

. I didn’t pop till I was about 24 weeks, I’m a plus size, 5′ 4 girl. Most people knew I was pregnant but strangers would stare at my bump & one even said sorry for staring but it looks as if you’ve got a basketball up there :/ I was about 8 months then. I just laughed it off, I loved being pregnant so wasn’t going to let anyone spoil it for me 🙂 

I bought maternity clothes once I hit about 20 weeks I invested in some good maternity jeans and a few maternity blouses from mothercare, I’ve kept them for the next.


Post # 33
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I started showing around 22w.  No one guessed before that (except my BFF when I refused wine repeatedly at a party when I was 8 weeks!) I didn’t have random people congratulating me or asking me when I was due until maybe 2 months before my due date? It was also dead of winter, so I could hide behind my coat!

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