(Closed) When did you start to show?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Around five months both times.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say around 22-24 weeks was when I became unable to hide it. I noticed a difference around 16 weeks BUT that’s because I had a relatively flat stomach before – it looked mostly like I’d had a big meal but I couldn’t suck it in.

My doctor said height, build and muscle tone make a huge difference in when women start to show (and like you said – previous pregnancies).

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I mean I could tell even with clothes on from really early, like 6-8 weeks.  After I ate a meal I just had this weird pooch that never was there before, I think it was just bloating weirdness but it wasn’t my normal body.  I noticed a real pooch around 3 or so months but it’s not anything anyone else would notice.  My belly didn’t pop out past my boobs until like 27 weeks though.  People who knew me over Christmas could tell and I was about 17 weeks then but if you didn’t know me it could be overlooked as a beer belly.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I noticed earlier, but I think it didn’t become un-hide-able till 22 weeks or so. I also wear a lot of long scarves to work that tend to obscure the dimensions of my midsection, so I’m pretty sure there were people who didn’t realize it till closer to 24-26 weeks.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

With Moose, my first; it was about 5 months.  With Wombat, my second; before 4 weeks. It’s crazy how early the second one pops. Honestly, I was about as big as I am now with with Wombat at 21 weeks as I was with Moose at 34 weeks.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i started to be able to tell my clothes weren’t fitting quite the same around 12 weeks. the first stranger noticed at 17 weeks. i’m not yet to the point where it’s completely un-hideable yet though, but i feel like i expand daily! and i usually look bigger by the end of the day for some reason…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Im in the same boat as Camrie.  I noticed sooner, but I had a muscular and flat stomach to start.  Im at 22 weeks now, and I can still hide it with a loose cami, but if Im in a tighter shirt its pretty unmistakeable now.  Just last week it looked like Id eaten too much (there is a pic in a post somewhere around here =o))  So Id say around 21 – 22 weeks was when I really started.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I haven’t noticed yet, but apparently others around me can? We don’t see DH’s grandparents very often and when we saw them last night his Opa said that I’m starting to get a little pouch :/

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am at 18 weeks and I’m showing a lot.  I started wearing maternity pants around 10 weeks and am just now wearing maternity tops.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I started showing about 12 weeks I think. I was very thin when I got pregnant and gained a lot of weight.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@TheFutureMcBride:  Really?!  That scares me for the next one!

I started showing at about 3 months, but I’m pretty short with a small frame, so I assumed that’s why I showed so early.  Gah, I wonder how fast I’ll show with the next one!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Only at 6 months or so did it become noticeable to others. I didn’t even wear maternity clothes until close to 7. But, I’m small and only gained 20 lbs, so that might be why. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@firsttimemom: Don’t let that bother you too much – as SOON as people know you’re pregnant they’ll all say they can “I can see a bump” every time they see you – mostly they’re full of crap. I bet most people wouldn’t notice till much later if they didn’t know.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs. Spring: Dude, I peed on a stick because I was showing before I even missed a period. That and my amazing bowling skills showing back up again ensured my pregnancy. I didn’t even make it through the first trimester before people are work started talking. It’s bad.

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