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

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you start to show during pregnancy?

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  • Post # 3
    5473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I was about 7 weeks pregnant at my wedding, and I did ‘soften’ around the middle a bit but it wasn’t a baby bump at all.  I had to have my dress let out about an inch, but it was still mostly just bloating at that point. 

    Post # 4
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2008

    I started showing at 4 1/2 months but before that I was a little swollen/bloated so that may affect the way your dress fits if that happens. I don’t think I had that problem until 3 months though so you’ll probably be fine!

    Post # 5
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    well I’ve never been pregnant so I can’t really comment on your question but your plan brought up a whole bunch of questions for me.

    Do you really want to run the risk of not feeling well at your wedding?  And not drinking?  And being bloated, (even if not showing a bump)?

    Post # 6
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    This is my first pregnancy, so I can’t really say anything about showing earlier with each additional child. It probably just depends on the person…. I was able to wear my regular clothes until a little after 4 months.

    Post # 9
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I got married recently, at 10 weeks pregnant. It was absolutely wonderful! Don’t let anybody tell you you won’t have fun at your wedding if you are pregnant. I love to drink, don’t get me wrong, but I haven’t even been missing alcohol since becoming pregnant, and regardless, I tore up the dance floor all night with all my awesome friends and fam whom I was so excited to see all at once. It was the best night of my life 🙂  I think being pregnant made it even more exciting and wonderful to be getting married. 

    I think it’s possible to show that early if you have had kids before. It’s hard to say. Somebody who has had multiple pregnancies will hopefully chime in and give you some feedback! However if you are showing, it wouldn’t be a hard, ‘baby bump’, because the baby is still only about an inch long at that point. It would be your uterus just pooching up and out a bit ahead of the game because it’s been there before and is more responsive to the hormones. My bet would be that it might change your shape, but not your size, if that makes sense – probably controllable with spanx if it shows up that early at all. Do you tend to get bloated when you are pregnant? That was something that caught me off guard. I knew I wouldn’t be showing yet by 10 weeks, but I had no idea how much bigger I would be anyway, because of being bloated / constipated :/   If you know how you usually are with morning sickness, that’s helpful. But you might want to get some Zofran or something just in case things change on your wedding day. I think our bodies are powerful things and even if you aren’t feeling the greatest in general, your happiness and excitement will override the pregnancy symptoms and tell your body to just be cool! That seemed to happen for me 🙂


    Post # 11
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Can you add a poll? I would really like to see the responses!

    Post # 12
    1085 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didn’t start showing until 6 months into my pregnancy, but I had a complicated pregnancy and lost 20 pounds in the first 6 months before gaining any baby weight. It depends on the person and the pregnancy

    Post # 14
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Saloria83:  thanks!!

    Post # 15
    3728 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    My Future Sister-In-Law was showing at 8 weeks after having more than 2 children and my other friends started showing around 12 weeks with their third kids. I would say 2 months would be save, 3 would be pushing it.

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