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When did you start to show with first?

(26 Posts)
TeacupTempest Sat 18-Jun-11 12:06:52

Title says it really. I am coming up to 15 weeks and sometimes I look in the mirror and definitely look pregnant and other times I don't.


jenna13 Sat 18-Jun-11 12:12:26

i didn't start to show until i was about 21 weeks, but i didn't know i was pregnant until 19 weeks so that might be why. As soon as i found out my tummy just suddenly sprung out.

ShowOfHands Sat 18-Jun-11 12:14:03

About 8 or 9 weeks. I was utterly horrified and when the midwife could feel my uterus at a 10wk appointment and confirmed it was definitely the pregnancy making the roundness and not bloat I thought it was twins (as did she). It wasn't. I was pretty slim, size 8, toned stomach and people started asking if I had 'any news'. I was in maternity clothes by 11 weeks but then stayed the same between about 16 and 24 weeks. My colleague had no bump until 32 weeks and even then she was tiny. But she's tall and willowy and I'm short as a short thing which made a huge difference.

Everybody's different.

candr Sat 18-Jun-11 12:19:03

At about 11 weeks but only to me, was about 16 weeks before others noticed and at 26 am feeling quite huge even though people say it is a neat little bump. Was a size 8 before so keep underestimating size of gaps to squeeze through at the mo. I looked at some web sites that have loads of pregnancy photos, choose the ones to match your date and you will be amazed at the varying sizes from almost concave to looking 8 months all at 15 weeks - helped reassure me that my progress was normall. Congrats!

TeacupTempest Sat 18-Jun-11 12:24:49

I can still up my jeans but more so in the morning than the afternoon...if that makes sense!

The books I have say I should show at 20 weeks! I am a bit early then.

mumtobe123 Sat 18-Jun-11 12:25:48

hi my 1st pregnancy too i feellike im sticking out for all to see and im only 8weeks, but every1 else cant see it, except my sister said 'you do look a little bit pregnant' and i took that as fat!!! so was not happpy, i know when i 'suck-in' i stick out and i know my breasts dont fit in my bras anymore but im asize 10/12 (uk) and my bf seemsto think im pretty thin and toned, which tbh im really not. wats thewebsitesname?

nannyl Sat 18-Jun-11 13:53:58

i went into maternity trousers at 12 weeks

even more shocking as id lost a stone between weeks 5 and 9 with HG, and was still being horrendously sick, yet bump grew regardless.

And depsite the sickness my boobs had grown from 34c to 38e by 8 weeks shock

lolajane2009 Sat 18-Jun-11 14:01:01

i was showing at 16 weeks but not in maternity clothes. I am originally a size 10/12, 9 and a half stone, and 5ft 2 though.

StrawberryMewMew Sat 18-Jun-11 14:06:13

This is my first and I just kind of 'popped out' about maybe a week and a half ago. I am 24 weeks. I haven't really put on any weight yet.

TransatlanticCityGirl Sat 18-Jun-11 14:26:17

DH and I thought I was definitely showing from about 13 weeks... but friends didn't have a clue. I told work at 16 weeks and they were very surprised, said I didn't look preggers at all. People started offering me a seat on the tube from 19 weeks (depending on what I was wearing) so it must have been obvious by then. But that said when I look back to my weekly pictures, as much as I felt super pregnant at the time, I just took a bit tubby smile

TransatlanticCityGirl Sat 18-Jun-11 14:26:45

ahem, LOOK a bit tubby smile

shellmc Sat 18-Jun-11 15:07:18

I started showing at 18 and half weeks!! smile

Bandwitch Sat 18-Jun-11 15:09:40

I was trying to keep it secret at work for as long as possible, and I felt it became impossible to do that at 17 weeks.

The second one! showed at 9 wks confused

Mum2be79 Sat 18-Jun-11 15:11:14

I'm 11 weeks and I made a massive 'show' this week. People think it's twins or I'm further on. The MW says I am 12 weeks on Monday!?!?

STILL waiting for my scan appointment!

Bandwitch Sat 18-Jun-11 15:12:17

I agree that it might be harder to hide it as long if you're small. I am only 5'2" and the bump had nowhere to go! BUT OUT.

CrazyAlien06 Sat 18-Jun-11 15:28:32

hey, about 20 weeks here, looked 'normal' until then! Now have 'popped' properly :D x

Cattleprod Sat 18-Jun-11 15:39:42

5 months with my first.

I'm just coming up to 5 months with number 2, and have already put on 8 inches around my waist.

ImBrian Sat 18-Jun-11 17:07:05

About 26 weeks when people who didnt know could tell i was pregnant. I could tell from about 20 weeks that my stomach was changing. Im now 18 weeks with number 4 and have been able to tell since 8 weeks, people at work guessed around the same time.

Paschaelina Sat 18-Jun-11 17:39:17

About 24-25 weeks. I was in normal jeans with an elastic round the buttons til then. Even 3 weeks before I was due someone asked me was the baby asleep upstairs as the house was quiet hmm

Truffkin Sat 18-Jun-11 17:59:07

I'm now 18 weeks and have bit of a 'bump' starting to show, but then I had a bit of a tummy to get pushed out beforehand! I also lost weight in my first 16 weeks due to lots of sickness. It does depend a bit on what I'm wearing and also, is bigger at the end of the day compared with the morning.

Can't wait until I get to the stage when people offer me a seat on the tube grin

ToriaPumpkin Sat 18-Jun-11 20:10:31

I couldn't fasten my jeans from about 9 weeks so bought a bump band, at 16 weeks you could see it if I pulled in the flab above it and now at 21 weeks it's getting obvious enough for strangers at work to notice it but I still look fat as I was carrying a bit of weight to begin with so that's all just been pushed up and is sitting above the bump!

hhg Sat 18-Jun-11 21:23:26

29 - 30 weeks till showing

highheelsandequations Sun 19-Jun-11 15:18:20

By 12 weeks had put on about a stone shock but just looked a bit tubbier and boobs had grown lots. Had small but definite bump at 16 weeks, obvious bump at 18 weeks, felt huge by 20 weeks but looking back at the photos now (almost 37 weeks) I was tiny grin Was slim before pg though, 5'7 and size 8.

Kitty5824 Sun 19-Jun-11 16:26:12

As a larger lady, I assumed I was still just looking fat at 13 and a bit weeks, although I must admit I am no longer wearing control pants/tights etc so was aware that my belly was a bit more prominent than normal. wink

However yesterday I had a massive lunch with a friend and then went shopping. We stopped so I could use the loo in the shopping centre and there was a huge queue. I was mortified when the cleaner singled me out to offer me the disabled loo (although very grateful!). So apparently I am showing!

I've actually lost weight, not through sickness, but because I'm eating better. But all the weight has come off my backside and back, which I guess enhances the belly! grin

mree Sun 19-Jun-11 18:01:42

I'm 16+5 with first, and have quite a definite bump which is much more prominent at the end of the day! I wear scrubs for work which hide a multitude of sins, but people have started commenting on it over the last week or so, so looks like I'm showing even with my uniform on. Feel HUGE (and was a 16 to start with), but haven't actually put any weight on, I know I'm going to get a lot bigger though!

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