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No baby bump !!!

(17 Posts)
mummyrazzle Sun 09-Sep-07 14:04:27

Hi this is my first time pregnant and first time doing this on the internet !!

People keep saying I should be showing and I am only 16 weeks. Am a size 16 and know that having a tummy to begin with might make it longer before I have a baby tummy - am very paranoid now with all this "helpful" advice from family !!

Am I normal ?? Thanks x x

Bouncingturtle Sun 09-Sep-07 14:08:58

I think a lot of it depends on how the baby's lying, and your shape before you were pg. I am also a size 16 with a fat tummy, I think I really became noticibly pg looking at around 18-19 weeks.

3madboys Sun 09-Sep-07 14:18:49

i am almost 16wks preg with my 4th baby and have NO bump at all, infact i have lost weight and in size ten jeans madness, but i was the same with all my other pregnancies, didnt geta bump until around twenty weeks and even then it was only weeny, i didnt get huge at all, however i gave birth to 9lb+ babies so i wouldnt worry at all about not having a bump

congratulations on your pregnancy

Imawurzel Sun 09-Sep-07 14:20:28

I'm a 16 and have quite a jelly belly normally. I didn't start to look pregnant until i was 20 wks or so. am now 23+6 and really do have a baby belly. (Even though you can't really see it in my work t-shirt.)

RGPargy Sun 09-Sep-07 14:32:49

I'm a size 22 and people still dont know I'm pregnant - I'm almost 29 weeks!!!

Monkeybar Sun 09-Sep-07 14:36:09

A nurse once said to me that you need to think '22 and passing through!' after I said I didn;t think I looked pregnant (I was about 16 weeks too, I think, but a size 12 pre preg). What she meant was - at 22 weeks, the top of your utereus goes beyond the pelvic girdle, so until then, most of the prenancy bump is still enclosed in the pelvis and it's only after 22 weeks that it becomes noticeable. HTH

lornaloo Sun 09-Sep-07 14:41:23

Im a size 10 and only really started showing around 20 week scan. Ds was born weighing in at 9lb10oz so no dont think there is anything to worry about. Try and acknowledge and ignore when you hear "helpful" advice. Honestly you get some really odd advice when your pg it all comes with the package unfortunately.

mummyrazzle Sun 09-Sep-07 16:37:19

Thank you !!!

My next scan is in a couple of weeks so when i see babyC then I think it will put my mind at ease.

Thanks again girlies x x

kitsandbits Sun 09-Sep-07 16:48:48

My sister was a size 18 and didnt show till 30 weeks! you really couldnt tell she was pregnant!!

hunnychild Sun 09-Sep-07 18:03:37

I've heard that it takes longer to show on a first pregnancy. In subsequent pregnancies your tummy just thinks 'hey I've done this before' and balloons out earlier on!

Have just found out I am pg with dc2 so will be testing that theory shortly!

pgTips04 Mon 10-Sep-07 08:35:08

hi this is third 4 me, im 20 weeks and I still dont look pregnant, so there is no need to worry x

Emprexia Mon 10-Sep-07 08:48:44

dont worry, it all depends how baby is lying. I know someone who didn't show until she was passed 23 weeks

kaa0901 Mon 10-Sep-07 09:11:31

Completly agree with Monkeybar - I didn;t show until I was about 22weeks - I just looked Fat! Then overnight I suddendly looked pregnant.

Alfie72 Mon 10-Sep-07 11:38:19

I didn't get a bump until 22 weeks when my m/w commented by saying " Oh my, haven't you got good stomach muscles ....must have been holding this baby in for a long time "
I was chuffed !! Everyone is different and it depends on how your tummy was pre- pregnancy.

myjobismum Mon 10-Sep-07 11:43:55

before having DS i was only a size 8 - flat stomach [nostalgic emoticon!} and still didnt show really until about 18/19weeks, then one day and woke up and was suddenly just huge and thought - how did that happen grin - i was feeling baby moving around inside before i had a bump!

dont worry - soon u will be like a football and cursing cos you can't cut your toenails - make the most of it now - lol!

ClaphamLauren Mon 10-Sep-07 12:04:24

I am only 14 weeks and already have a bump, very low lying but I do look pregnant (seats on the tube, great!), I've been really worried that I'm too big! Panicking that maybe there is another one in there they have missed hehe! Has anyone else shown fairly early too?

Sarahjct Mon 10-Sep-07 13:23:04

Hi Mummyrazzle

I have the world's biggest jelly belly, which has only been pushed out further by the bump I can feel underneath it (I'm 23 weeks). However, having disocvered the world's best smock tops in Evans I look about 8 months - it's great. At last, I don't have to suck my tummy in when I walk and everyone falls over themselves to help me in supermarkets! grin

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