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When does the bump start to show-just out of interest!:)

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Bubba19alicia Mon 12-Jan-15 19:52:27

I'm 6 weeks 5 days so know it won't be yet... Just wondering when it normally appears?smile grin

weelamb123 Mon 12-Jan-15 19:57:02

Firstly, congratulations! Everyone is different in afraid. If its ur first and ur fairly slim then u wont show probably until ur 4 or 5 months. I'm 13 weeks with dc3 and still not showing although I have been very sick. I'm hoping to show soon though.

You will have a bump soon enough!! Xx

weelamb123 Mon 12-Jan-15 19:58:17

Dc2 that should read

sleepybee Mon 12-Jan-15 20:02:09

I'm a first timer & really popped about 22 weeks as in I didn't get any comments from family or friends until then, but I was wearing mat jeans from about 14 weeks as couldn't bear anything too tight on my tummy

thesmallbear Mon 12-Jan-15 20:02:38

I'm 15 weeks and the folk at work say I'm showing now. I'm a size 10. Apparently the bigger you are the later you show (at least that's what the women who sits next to me says).

ToSeaInaSieve Mon 12-Jan-15 20:02:39

It was about 8 weeks for me (both times) shock though if it shows that early it can be just bloating. But I went on to have enormous bumps. By three months people were asking me if it was twins!

By contrast when one friend was 7 months pregnant you still couldn't tell! It's massively variable.


Bubba19alicia Mon 12-Jan-15 20:03:47

Thank you! I'm not slim, too much cake I think! It is my first smile probably why I'm feeling a little impatient! I have been realy sick in the morning and when I go to bed at night time too! Congratulations to you too smile

ToSeaInaSieve Mon 12-Jan-15 20:05:05

(Oh and I'm not skinny or petite - a tall size 14 so I'm not sure about the size theory. It may also depend on how you put weight on - some people gain weight all over, while I stayed the same everywhere else and just grew a huge bump)

Bubba19alicia Mon 12-Jan-15 20:05:34

Congrats to all of you! Can't wait til I start showing... An if that's true thesmallbear I probably won't show for ages yet (I'm a dress size 16)

mommathatwearspink Mon 12-Jan-15 20:05:39

With DD I started showing around 25 weeks.

Peanut14 Mon 12-Jan-15 20:06:40

I was a good 22 weeks before I popped, until then my bump just looked like a very bloated stomach.

JuniperTisane Mon 12-Jan-15 20:06:55

There is an unfortunate stage between flat and bump which looks like you've eaten too many pies angry your waist thickens, your lower tummy begins to stretch a bit, trousers become difficult but not impossible to do up, tops look uncomfortably tight. You dont fit maternity wear yet and you really feel crap in your normal clothes (sorry). For me that was between 12 and 25 weeks with dc1 and bump visible to others around week 22 and between about 10 and 18 for dc2with bump visible to others around 17 weeks.

Bubba19alicia Mon 12-Jan-15 20:07:35

Bloody hell! Tosealinaseive, can't wait to see how big my bump gets!

Foggymist Mon 12-Jan-15 20:07:46

25 weeks here and no noticeable bump yet.

Bubba19alicia Mon 12-Jan-15 20:10:31

Guess ill just have to wait and see smile

RabidZombie Mon 12-Jan-15 20:12:10

It can take a while during the first pregnancy. I got a proper bump around 5 months in my first pregnancy. With the second I was a size bigger (from a 12 to a 14) and it took less time for my clothes to fit snugly, but longer for me to grow a proper bump.
Enjoy your pregnancy! smile

seaoflove Mon 12-Jan-15 20:13:30

How long is a piece of string? Everyone's different. First time around I was noticeably pregnant at around 18 weeks, and by 24 weeks I was HUGE.

eastcoastmum2014 Mon 12-Jan-15 20:21:12

I started looking err.... Chubby at about 18 weeks but I really did look like I had just had one too many pies!! I really started popping from about 26 quite short and a size 14-16 so I'm not slim generally! ��

m33r Mon 12-Jan-15 20:24:38

I'm 5' 7'' and a size 12. It took me to 24 weeks though like pp said I got into looser clothes well before that as didn't like tightness on me (and usually wear quite fitted clothes).

I wish someone had told me how long it would be as I tried to see one when it wasn't there and maybe jumped the gun a bit on loose clothes which now I wish I hadnMt been so quick into - so bored of my limited loose wardrobe.

applecore0317 Mon 12-Jan-15 20:33:36

I popped a small bump around 17 weeks and then its grown steadily since then. Am quite short and always been fairly petite so am hoping thats why it looks massive at just 21 weeks lol but I do know that she sits right at the front of my uterus mostly, so very up front

Anjou Mon 12-Jan-15 20:35:25


I'm 5'8 and was a size 12 when pregnant with DC1. He was very 'deep' in my tummy (there's probably a proper term for that!) and I didn't really get any kind of bump until about 23 weeks. At 29 weeks I was a bit worried as I still didn't really have any bump to speak of. At 32 weeks my tummy popped! It was a lovely pregnancy. Even at 40 weeks you couldn't tell I was pregnant from behind. sigh.

With dc2 I was showing at 12 weeks and was absolutely massive soon after. Only 1 year between pregnancies and nowhere near enough sit ups meant my stomach muscles just have up!

helensburgh Mon 12-Jan-15 20:37:22

I was ( still am) 5'3" and at the time around 9'stone and showed around 22 weeks.

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 12-Jan-15 20:43:06

Congratulations! Remember the baby is tiiiiiiiiny right now so any bump will more than likely be bloating and fluids. I'm 10+5 and have a bloated bump as I call it lol. With my first I showed from about 24 weeks

ILiveOnABuildsite Mon 12-Jan-15 20:44:55

Well I'll be 26 weeks at the end of the week with my second and although I occasionally feel like wearing maternity trousers (particularly jeans as more comfortable) I still fit fine in my size 12 ordinary trousers too. I don't have a bump per say although I can tell my body is starting to change shape a bit. No one could know I'm pregnant yet unless they know me well enough to know I've not just put on a bit a weight. I took a 'bump picture' during my first pregnancy and the first one where there is a noticeable weight change is at week 28. By 30 week I had an actual baby bump (smallish still but obviously pregnant). I guess it's just how I carry my babies, I can feel this ones feet/or hands right in my lower ribs so he isn't small or anything.

Gemzybelle Mon 12-Jan-15 20:45:11

I'm currently pregnant with DD2 and its took until 25 weeks before I was noticeably pregnant. Before that I just looked well fed grin

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