When will I start to show????

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When will I start to show????

Postby BetsyLoo » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:16 am

So a little history....I'll be 13 wks on Saturday, after two years of trying, 5 rounds of Clomid, and then a successful IUI - after being diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We've had a few ultrasounds already as at the fertility specialists, they did 3 ultrasounds before handing me back over to my Ob/Gyn. So I've been able to see our little baby a few times :) Makes me cry every time!! Besides feeling weird and uncomfortable, the ultrasounds are the only way I feel pregnant...I want my bump so badly!!! Even if it's small, I just want it. Unfortunately I gained depression weight over those 2 yrs of no success in getting pregnant, so now I'm chubby. Any other ladies out there that may have a little extra weight on them too??? When did you start showing?? I feel like I'm not going to show in like 3 months :( I was thinking by now I'd start having at least like hardness in my lower abdomen...something! This is my first baby too, so I don't know what to expect for this kind of thing. I've started wearing some maternity pants just cause I'm just so bloated that my pants are wicked uncomfortable, but no bump to the point of needing to wear them or needing to wear maternity shirts. Plus I kind of have a B shaped belly going on....have chubby lower abdomen, have a natural small waist, then chubby upper abdomen from gaining weight....so I can't even just let my fat go as far as not sucking it in to look pregnant LOL! It's so sad!!!
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby FrostedFuji » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:25 am

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I really wish I could give you a hard and fast answer about showing, but the reality is everyone shows differently at different times. I think by 4 months pretty much everyone has a bump, but the size and shape of it varies greatly. Generally I think you show sooner if you have a short torso, a lean torso, and/or a thin torso. Keep in mind that as your uterus expands and comes up and out of your pelvis, it will also push your organs around a bit to help create the bump - so your bump may not be "all baby" either. Mine was definitely far more "other things" until recently.

I also don't know what to tell you about a "hard" belly or bump. Mine certainly doesn't feel that way to me at all; I can feel the "ball" in there when I'm bending over or having my hips manipulated at the chiropractor, but it all seems quite squishy to me when I feel it up.

So really all I can say is, rest assured that it IS coming. You're not alone in the "not really feeling pregnant" club :) I honestly didn't until one day I woke up and felt like I'd just magically become pregnant overnight. It will happen!
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby MrsLewis907 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:25 am

1st babies also do not tend to show as quickly, for most people. I wish I could remember last time, 2nd pregnancy after twins, when I showed, but I can't. Sure seems like it was a good 3months or so.
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby skye skye » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:37 am

I've been wondering the same thing - I'm a few days shy of 13 weeks and I still have no decernible bump. I too gained some weight. I lost about 25 pounds before our wedding last year and got really lean. But I gained about 4-5 pounds post wedding. Then we found out I was pregnant...gained some weight from that - ended up a m/c...and I just never got the weight off. The m/c was in March - and I got pregnant again in June, so I really didn't have much time to lose the weight - and I didn't. So I'm starting out heavier than what I wanted to be too. I get it! So far for me I've just got a chubbier stomach (from the weight gain) - and the only "bump" like feature I have is my lower abdomen right above my pubic bone is rock hard and a tiny bit rounded out. But no one can even see it, even my DH. I don't look pregnant at all, at the very least I just look thicker in the waist and like I've gained some weight. I've always had a flat stomach in the past - so this chub is KILLING me! 8O :doh: I think since this is your first though it will just take a little longer for you to show - that's what I keep getting told anyway.
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby 90Kat » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:46 am

I've been a chubby monkey my entire life, I was concerned too that It would take me forever to show. My mom was always nagging me "trust me, you will and once you do you'll want it to slow down!" Well she was right, at 17 weeks I got the tiniest little belly, by 20 weeks people knew I was pregnant and by 25 weeks people were asking if I was having twins. Now that I'm 37 weeks my OB constantly says "you poor thing" because of my size. So keep your excitement ladies, but understand it really is coming!!
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby SaSears » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:08 am

I was a little chubby before I got pregnant too. And I have definitely felt fat for weeks but didn't feel like I was showing.... Then last week at 16 weeks I suddenly had strangers asking if I was pregnant or when I was do, and a co-worker that told me I had a bump out of nowhere. This is my first baby. And like others have said, it's different for everyone, but that's been my experience!

I read somewhere most ladies said their belly popped between 12-18 weeks.
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:39 am

I have a very short torso and was showing by 3 months...but it was likely, as a previous poster said, all my insides being squished up and out. I am also carrying very high because of all those things. Once you start feeling baby move (I was 17w6d when I felt the first REAL movement beyond tiny taps) you will feel much more reassured. I get told all the time that I am "small for 6 months" but I was "big for 4 months" LOL...enjoy your pregnancy and know that you WILL be getting the baby belly you are looking forward to! ;)
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby Sammiiee710 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:57 am

With my first I was tiny and didn't really start showing until I was almost 20 weeks, and I was small still when I was showing. My 2nd I showed sooner but I also weighed 36 lbs more at the beginning of that pregnancy, than I did my first one! This is my third and I'm hoping not to start showing too soon as we want to keep quiet until after my 10 week ultrasound. I was able to lose all the baby weight after having my son a year ago plus sum (for a total of 71 lbs) so Im nervous if I start getting a little belly again, people will know. We shall see!
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Re: When will I start to show????

Postby Artemis » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:04 am

About 20ish weeks I had a noticeable pregnant bump and not a questionable "is she or is that beer?" bump. Lol. I have a long torso so it seemed to take a while for it to "pop". I think it all depends on your anatomy, like Highlands said she showed earlier because of a shorter torso (less room, uterus starts cramping up space quickly!)
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