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!st Pregnancy...when did you get a proper bump?

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emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:14:03

I know I am being one of those impatient newbies...but I just want to know when to expect it to happen!!! I am 14+4 so know its a little way off yet!

Thanks in advance!

misdee Wed 10-Sep-08 12:15:25


2nd pregnancy 8months
3rd 7.5months

4th 6.5months

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:15:27

Oh yeah...and I know everyone is deiiferent but I wanted a sample of when it happened for other people!!! grin

Lionstar Wed 10-Sep-08 12:18:49

Mmm, I had a bump that I could feel at about 18 weeks, but didn't really become noticeable to the outside world until about 24 weeks

Millie26 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:22:13

Emma - funny - I just posted to see if I'm fat or showing!

I know people that looked pg at 13/14 wks but none of my trousers fit me at 12.5 even if no one else has noticed.

do you feel different?

hanaflower Wed 10-Sep-08 12:23:20

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GordonTheGopher Wed 10-Sep-08 12:24:23

10 weeks!

frankbestfriend Wed 10-Sep-08 12:24:27

About 24 weeks.
I used to stick it out to make it look bigger thoughgrin

CatIsSleepy Wed 10-Sep-08 12:24:57

1st time 15-16 weeks
was offered seat on tube at 16 weeks!

this time am 13 weeks and have small bump already
people at work spotted I was pg couple of weeks ago
one pair of trousers started feeling tight at around 10 or 11 weeks

Seeline Wed 10-Sep-08 12:25:53

About 4 months - although my clothes ahd stopped fitting several weeks before then!

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:26:08

Millie I cant do my trousers up anymore, but have only gained 2lb since becoming pregnant! I know nobody else can tell, but it already feels like I have been pregnant forever with still no sign of a bump...very frustrating!!

If I get a bump by or around my 20 week scan I will be happy...will be gutted if it takes longer though! I am incredibly impatient...who decided our gestation period should be 9 months?!?!?!?!

Kerri1983 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:26:49

Hiya, im 29 weeks now and have had a proper bump for at least the last 12 weeks.

Before then my stomach began to harden just under my boobs, this was the start of the bump.

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:27:02

how exciting...some 16 weekers!!

Is it true that it can just appear overnight?!

Kerri1983 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:32:45

Sometimes I feel like I go to bed one night and wake up the next morning much bigger, maybe that is just my imagination though.

Somedays I don't feel that big until I catch a glimpse of myself sideways in the mirror smile

cathym Wed 10-Sep-08 12:51:26

I'm only 10 weeks and it already shows, but then this is my 3rd pregnancy. At the moment I think I have more of a bump than I ever did with my first. I just looked like the back end of a bus then and never actually got a bump.

zazen Wed 10-Sep-08 13:13:37

6 and a half months - I was delighted not to have a big bump early on! In the end I had a 45 inch 'waist' and was heaving it round in the heat - Oh I wished it had been smaller.'

I know it's may sound weird to some, but I took a photo of my bump and boobs each week, from chin to knees, side on, and I have that as a momento - I stood in the same place and it's like stop motion photography. I'm glad I did it, as we only have the one DD, and my pregnancy will always be such a special time for me.

congratulations on your pregnancy - hope it all goes well for you and the birth is easy also!

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 13:14:28

I think I also want a bump because I associate it with feeling bambino move...which would be nice!

I am properly getting ahead of myself!

PinkTulips Wed 10-Sep-08 13:50:06

7 months (proper 7 months so 31.5 weeks plus as opposed to 28 weeks+ (have issues with this nonsense of counting 4 weeks as a months and saying pregnancy is 10 months long... no it is effing not!)

i remember because the lady in the pharmacy noticed i was preg and congratulated me and i was really pleased as even then it wasn't a big bump and i'd been despairing of anyone ever noticing.

with ds i was huge by 14 weeks and looked like i was about to burst by 7 months!

with this one i'm 19 weeks now and have a little bump, i got a bump really quickly but it's only rounding out now and noone is noticing unless they know i'm pregnant.

PinkTulips Wed 10-Sep-08 13:54:10

emma, it's possible to feel the baby move by about the stage you are for some women. i was 12 weeks when i felt flutters and 14 weeks when i could really feel thumps.

try sitting back on the couch and laying your hand on your tummy with a tiny bit of pressure. it helps if you've just had a cold and/or sugery drink as that can stimulate baby.

don't panic about it as lots of people feel nothing til 21/22 weeks but it can be fun to try and feel it.... kills a few hours in the evening grin

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 14:07:49

Haha...thanks!! I will give that a try! Can if cold coke and a lie down, its worth a shot!!

If im this bad in pregnancy Im going to be a seriously neurotic mum!! blush

ajm200 Wed 10-Sep-08 14:14:39

With my first I retained a lot of water and had a tum at 9 weeks so they thought I was having twins and sent me for a scan. My actual firm bump appeared aroun 15 weeks.

This time round I didn't have a bump until about 24 weeks and was still able to get into my normal jeans at 29 weeks. Now at 34 weeks the bump is big and unmistakable.

My mum managed to stay in her normal clothes until she was 8.5 months and then only needed to move to the next clothing size. I was 4.5lb at birth and in photos taken 3 days before I was born, she had the tiniest pot belly.

Everyone and every pregnancy is different I guess.

TheBestMum Wed 10-Sep-08 15:01:28

20 weeks with ds 1

emma2617 Wed 10-Sep-08 15:08:41

I feel a little more patient long as i only have to wait a month...ish!!

When you search/google it all you get is stories of people who didnt show until8 months...which is not what I want to hear!!!

I am so a kid at christmas!!

JezzaJ9 Wed 10-Sep-08 15:09:20

18-19 weeks and I stopped wearing my normal trousers and went into maternity from about 20 onwards.

Am now 27 and I have popped in the last couple of weeks it feels like

Ellora Thu 11-Sep-08 22:37:59

15 weeks and definately showing a bump big enough to get offered a seat and was flat tummied before this.
Thought I was having twins was so shocked how big the belly grew and did not eat anymore at all in fact was so ill ate less rather than more as could not hold anything down. Just started to go and at 15 weeks I look huge.

Someone said it must be a boy then!!

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