my "bump" is out already and I'm only 9 weeks I realise I've been eating more than I should lately but my belly is really out of proportion to the rest of my body and it's normally flat (ish) Depends if this is your 1st or subsequent pregnancy? This is my 2nd which I think is why I'm so big already
At work legally you're meant to let them know officially 15 weeks before your due date anyway. First time round some people still seemed surprised when it was announced at about 6.5 months. I don't think I'm showing yet that much at nearly 17 weeks, but suppose I might sooner than last time. I do need to find my maternity clothes and maybe buy a couple more new skirts though, as two of the skirts that saw me through first pregnancy are worn out and 3rd isn't as nice.
The bump appeared on Christmas day after I'd scoffed all the turkey!!! About 5.5 months at that point. I didn't buy any maternity tops - just got some 'bump bands' from ebay (lycra tubes that cover the gap between trousers and top). Needed mat trousers at about 6 months. New Look have a good inexpensive range. Baby was big, though (10lb 4oz)!
with my first my bump arrived around 16 weeks and i was in maternity clothes at 26 weeks, but must admit with most things i just bought the next size in normal clothes. My second i had a noticable bump at 13/14 weeks and was in maternity clothes at 16 weeks.
I could see changes afoot from at least 3 months. When I went for my first scan, I wasn't wearing maternity clothes, but I did have the zip on my skirt half done up. I had to get maternity jeans pretty early on as my normal ones were getting too tight.
I guess because it's my first, I noticed the changes more than usual. Nobody that I hadn't told had noticed the bump though. Probably about five months before I started getting comments...
I started to get a small bump at about 14 weeks (this is my first), but I think it was only noticable to people who knew at that stage - I'm still in most of my normal clothes now (with the help of hair bobbles round buttons!) so can't be much bigger than normal. However this morning 2 people at the swimming pool asked me when I was due - so guessing this is the week I look officially pregnant and not just softer round the middle, if people feel confident enough to ask without running the risk of accusing me of being fat! I'm 22 weeks now, btw
FruitynNutty-am 9 weeks too and I think my bump is beginning to show already too, I can't believe it...certain trousers are a bit tight it's probably not enough for other people to notice though, especially if I wear loose tops
it's my second and i thought my bump was big the first time this one's going to be huuuuuuuuuge
zoe I did the hair bobble thing too!! I noticed my bely and waist at 9 weeks tho no one else did, needed bigger/more comfy trousers from then, gave up and bought mat trousers with the elastics at the side at 12 weeks but they were reall uncomfy - went for over the bump stretchy trousers at about 13. Was on hol in France at 14 convinced in a bikini that I just looked fat not preg, but by the time I came home at 15 I had a def bump - which dh noticed when he hugged me! - and am now 16 weeks and ple are starting to comment. Funny enough one of the nice things about showing is that dh now more engaged in the whole thing!