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Am I 'showing' or am I just a bit fat? 13wks

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Millie26 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:18:04

I just cant tell anymore. Eaten constantly since wk 7 to stave off morning sickness (not worked...). Ama bit overweight but sort of 'cuddly' fat.

I've got a hard surface above my belly button now that I'm sure wasnt there before, it's quite rounded but then it dips in at my belly button and I've got the usual delightful podgy tummy underneath, although that has been feeling quite hard for a few weeks now.

So it looks like a B from the side.

All my trousers are SO tight and some dont fit at all.

Is your tummy nicely rounded all over when you start showing?

Also, I'm so used to breathing in all the time to look thinner that when I breathe out I cant tell if its any different!

bubblagirl Wed 10-Sep-08 15:13:53

i was showing alot at 10 weeks had obvious bump

LittleMyDancing Wed 10-Sep-08 15:23:56

I get very bloated when I'm in early pg so for me it's a combination of tiny bump and windy tummy!

Not everyone comes out rounded all over at first.

mamaspanx Wed 10-Sep-08 16:34:20

i'm 13 wks at moment...and i have a 'B' shape too (its third baby). i'm sure my uterus has pushed up a bit but the top bit of the 'B' is a surprise and i do feel a bit fatter than normal. i dont wear trousers normally but i they would not fit if i tried and i'm wearing my skirts higher on my waist than normal. have you come through the sickness yet? i'm starting to feel a bit better but really tired at the moment. just recently had my dating scan and thats a big boost for me cause i feel like i can relax a bit more

aurorec Wed 10-Sep-08 17:37:19

At the beginning my tummy looked really flabby and fat. It definitely didn't have the rounded pregnant shape till at least 4 and a bit months with the first pregnancy.

I had to keep telling people I was pregnant, not just putting on weight! grin I also lost my waist quite quickly, and wouldn't fit in regular trousers but found maternity clothes too big. There was definitely an awkward transition phase.

AnathemaDevice Wed 10-Sep-08 19:42:05

I'm 13 weeks tomorrow and I've got a definite little bump. Though if you didn't know there was a baby in there you'd just think I'd had too many pies. Off topic slightly, but have any of you around the 13 week mark getting any aches and pains in the general area of the bump? I'm sure it's just growing pains but I wasn't expecting it so it's slightly worrying...

Millie26 Wed 10-Sep-08 20:00:54

Thanks for your replies!

Mamaspanx - sounds just like me I've just about come through sickness I hope, it's gone for the last three days. I'm still tired though. Dating scan is sucha relief isnt it? Although got nuchal tomorrow so bit nervous about that

Anathema - I get sharp little stabby pains and crampy feelings. Dr said on monday that was normal although I've got a dermoid cyst too so it might be that.

I really need new trousers, but as you say, maternity will prob be too big so I've been earing my button undone and long tops - great look for round my very male office grin

wellbalanced Thu 11-Sep-08 13:16:06

Im only 10wk so no bump here just abit of bloating.
If you get the under bump jeans/trousers then they are comfier earlier on in preg and i find fit ok for when having a fat day, im still a 10 but in evening expands!!

tinkhasanactivebean Thu 11-Sep-08 14:38:21

i was very bloated in early pregnancy too.
started getting a proper tummy @ 15 weeks

lilymolly Thu 11-Sep-08 14:45:51

def bump with me 13 weeks in second pregnancy! but thats cos my muscles are ruined from first time around sad

I have a dermiod cyst too millie26 what are they doing about yours?

FruitynNutty Thu 11-Sep-08 14:47:49

I was very bloated from 6 weeks shock which was a bit of a surprise as I didn't start gaining weight until I was a good 20 weeks with DS.
I'm now 12+5 and I feel like my belly is huge! People keep saying it doesn't look like a baby bump, which means I just look fat sad I usually have a relatively flat tummy too sad I suppose I'd better stop with the Nutella now then sad

I'm convinced it looks like a baby bump, but then I'm looking from above so it seems huge!

FruitynNutty Thu 11-Sep-08 14:48:18

BTW, I've been in "small size" maternity jeans for 2 weeks now!

ajm200 Thu 11-Sep-08 14:48:19

I was showing at 9 weeks with my first but my bump was quite soft so I suspect it was just water retention

I'm unusual as my 2nd pregnancy didn't show until about 6 months.

MrsTittleMouse Thu 11-Sep-08 14:48:36

I showed pretty early with both of mine. It was a relief when I finally told everyone at 14 weeks, because then I could finally stop holding my stomach in!

FruitynNutty Thu 11-Sep-08 14:50:29

ajm200 do you have a boy and a girl? Just wondering if it's true about showing and the weight you gain being different with each gender smile

I secretly would like a girl so I'm hoping this early weight gain is a sign!

ajm200 Thu 11-Sep-08 14:53:23

Fruity Boy first time.. girl this time
1st time also has dreadful morning sickness this time I had none.

Everyone is different though so don't read too much into it. Fingers crossed that you get your girl :O

FruitynNutty Thu 11-Sep-08 14:56:03

Thanks ajm I don't mind really, just would be the icing on the cake if it's a girl grin Beggars can't be choosers though!

rrrayray Fri 12-Sep-08 10:42:04

millie maternity trousers shouldn't be too big. They should be elastic, so if you buy in your prepregnancy size, they should fit you lovely now, and be much more comfy that your usual trousers, and then if you pull them outwards (where your bump will be) they stretch out like clown pants! magic!

I only have one pair as still in my non maternity low rise, but the maternity are SO comfy. I've got a pair from topshop, Also love them as they aren't OBVIOUSLY maternity.

Good luck- maybe try maternity for comfort!! xxx

Boobz Fri 12-Sep-08 11:44:10

Have been eating constantly since found out I was pregnant (first baby) and am now fat at 13 wks. Telling DH it is the baby though -- he seems to believe me.

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