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1st baby, when will i start showing?

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darrenwis Sun 28-Jun-15 13:49:11

Hi all,

I know everyone is different but was wondering at when i will notice my bump starting to grow, im 12 weeks on Tuesday.


Appleblossom82 Sun 28-Jun-15 13:54:01

My jeans and trousers were tight at 8 weeks and a definite bump there by 16ish weeks. It varies massively from woman to woman though as you say.

DarylDixonsDarlin Sun 28-Jun-15 13:55:31

I didn't show with my first until after 20 weeks (in clothes), altho I could notice a bump myself from about 15 weeks. Second, showed much earlier, third was same as the first confused

MissMartin10 Sun 28-Jun-15 13:56:27

im only 10w with my first, and started to feel alittle 'round' im only slim but my belly is very bloated and i already look pregnant so im just going with it lol. . its normally around 16w i believe butbmy friend is 22w and dosent have even the tiniest bump yet hehe

milliemanzi Sun 28-Jun-15 13:56:54

I think I didn't start showing till about 18 weeks, I've always had a pot belly though so it was kind of hidden by that for quite a while!

eurochick Sun 28-Jun-15 13:57:48

People at work had guessed by about 13/14 weeks when I started to tell people. I was quite slim so it was fairly obvious.

Lj8893 Sun 28-Jun-15 13:59:10

I don't think I really started to show until 25 ish weeks. I'm quite fat though!

Cornettoninja Sun 28-Jun-15 13:59:47

i've managed to gain a nice layer of fat but the last couple of weeks it's started looking a bit more bump-like although it's still slighty squishy. I'm 18 going on 19 weeks.

I can't suck my stomach in to look thinner anymore but leggings and trousers still make a slight muffin top where they grip the waist iyswim, I can still get away with using a hair band as an extender for my normal trousers. I reckon a couple more weeks and it'll harden up into a proper bump.

I'm just looking forward to not just looking a bit porky!

BreeVDKamp Sun 28-Jun-15 14:19:10

I didn't show until about 30 weeks - I could see my bump before this, but even family didn't really see it.

It could have something to do with your shape and size though - I was size 14 top 16 bottoms before though, so maybe that's why.

I worked with someone who literally never got to the showing stage though and she was slim! Wide hips though perhaps.

BreeVDKamp Sun 28-Jun-15 14:21:17

Also I was really pissed off not to show much. Our local area is FULL of pregnant women and they all got much more attention from kindly strangers and shop assistants than I did! I felt most left out <hormonal> grin

Frillsandspills Sun 28-Jun-15 14:24:31

I'm 15 weeks with my first and still not showing although jeans are a little tighter. When my bladder is REALLY full I've notice my womb sort of stick out but it just disappeares once my bladder empties.

austengirl Sun 28-Jun-15 22:25:39

My bump didn't start to become obvious until about 18-19 weeks. Certain clothes make it more noticeable though. So don't be worried if it's not visible until further into your second trimester.

Snowflake15 Sun 28-Jun-15 22:28:27

20 weeks for me

Stinkersmum Sun 28-Jun-15 22:31:38

I had to buy maternity trousers at 13 weeks but didn't actually look pregnant til about 20 weeks. I'm fairly tall and slim. I look pregnant now but not as big as some others at 25 weeks but I think as I have a long body there's more room length wise before it goes outwards!

Ludways Sun 28-Jun-15 22:36:13

It depends on your stomach muscles, I had some very strong ones when I had dc1, I didn't show till about 24 weeks. After that my stomach muscles were shot I showed with dc2 about 2 hours after conception! Lol

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