Post # 1
I’m actally quite worried cos i’m 16w2d and still no bump really. People who see me and know i’m pregnant also remark on it, making me feel even more worried and concerned that little bean is not growing or something else is up. All of our scans and exams have all been fine so far but haven’t been seen by my OB in nearly two weeks so….Also I’ve been under huge stress and emotional turmoil with a super long 8000 miles airtrip involved, as well as a house move…I also have had a lot of nausea still into 16w, so my eating has not been exemplary…This is my first and I am a little overweight so I had a bit of a belly any way to begin with, but cos i’m 40 i worry so much more.
When did your bump “pop”? Was it after 16 weeks?
Looking forward to some responses and or advice, I’m staring to freak out a little, thanks.
Post # 3
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Geez, at 21 weeks I started taking bump photos and you could only tell I was pregnant because of the way I held my belly and emphasized it. a stranger wouldn’t have recognized that I was pregnant probably until 27 weeks. My baby was big and healthy, but I have a long torso, so she hid well in there.
Post # 4
Strangers didn’t really start commenting on my bump until well after 20 weeks. I’d say I really “popped” closer to 25 or 26 weeks. So, no worries, OP! My baby hasn’t been born yet (she’s due next Saturday) but she (and my belly) have been measuring in the normal range. Now, I’m also fairly tall (5’9″) which might have helped to hide the bump a bit but I don’t think it’s so unusual to not really pop until later in your pregnancy. To give you an idea, below is a collage of progression pictures I took. In them, it’s pretty clear I did not pop out until quite a bit later in the pregnancy. Hope this helps! 🙂
Post # 5
@cjfs: im 16 weeks too, i have a small bump, only people that know me and what my tum normally looks like notice it. It mostly looks like i just ate too much/have period bloat. A stranger on the street wouldnt guess there was a baby in there and when people find out im 16 weeks they’re shocked. I went on a hospital tour today and the woman doing it asked if i was there to scope the place out for when i do get preg and need a gynae. The other moms to be also looked at me in a what are you doing here type of way. I also havent put any weight on yet. Last week the scale said i was up a few grams, but im right back at my normal weight again. My gynae said its completely normal, and as long as our boy is growing how he should its all good. Dont stress, im sure alls good. We’ll pop one day!
Post # 6
Dang! I am really itching for a bump. No weight gain or change in inches yet at nearly 14 weeks. I have a friend who started “showing” around 9 weeks. I honestly think she just decided to stop sucking in.
Post # 7
Family and coworkers started noticing it around 16 – 17 weeks. I’m 23 weeks now and I still haven’t gotten any comments from strangers – but that could be because it’s winter in New England and my bump is usually hidden under a big puffy coat when I’m out. 🙂
Post # 8
Oh, after 20 weeks! Well, I am 20+ right now and I still look like myself. When I turn to the side I look like I ate a lot of donuts 🙂 I wonder if it has to do with being so tall? I also have large breasts and a slim torso and wide hips… so I guess happy baby just fits in there 🙂
Post # 9
I am 13 weeks, and strangers started asking when I am due at 10 weeks. Eeps!
Post # 10
@cjfs: I don’t think I would worry too much if all your scans have been normal so far. With my first pregnancy I didn’t show at all until 24-25 weeks and only wore maternity pants the last 4 weeks but the second time around I blew up like a balloon sometime right around the 5 minute pregnant mark! Everytime is different don’t panic until you know there is a reason too.( and I know this is much easier said than done.) Congratulations and good luck!
Post # 11
It reallly varies person-to-person. I started showing about 12 weeks, but many people can go past even 20 weeks with nothing much noticeable!
Post # 12
Definitely wasn’t popping at 16 weeks. And then between 20-22 weeks it was like a sudden explosion, haha.
Post # 13
I’m 18 weeks and only in the past few days have I developed a little bump. And still, if I suck in my stomach it pretty much disappears. My aunts saw me today and couldn’t believe I was 18 weeks. I think there is a pretty wide range of ‘normal’ when it comes to when you start to show, and especially your first pregnancy, you are more likely to show pretty late.
Post # 14
Thanks ladies for your comments and keep them coming. Yea I guess the hardest thing is dealing with those looks and comments I/we get when bump doesn’t come out soon or something else. People can be so opinionated!!! And was worried with all I’ve been thru these past 2 weeks but today made an appointment with an OB to have a peek at little bean. All should be fine I know cos preggers symptons are as strong as ever. Thanks again bees!
Post # 15
I think “popping” means different things to different people. I am 16 weeks right now and nobody would know I was pregnant. Close friends, family, and coworkers do not notice a difference in my body yet.
But if I stand naked and look in the mirror, I would say I popped weeks ago. To me, I look obviously pregnant when I am naked. But I can still hide it with my clothes fairly well… especially since it’s winter and I can wear big sweaters and such.
You see first time moms take “bump” photos when they are 8 weeks. I think that is more bloat than anything. And trust me, I felt and looked prego at 8 weeks but I knew it was all bloat. You’re not really popping until your uterus moves up and over your pelvic bone. And depending on how strong your abs are, you may not notice a bump for a long time.
If “popping” means noticibly pregnant to people who don’t know you… I would say 24 weeks. That’s what I’ve been hearing…