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19/01/2013 at 11:49
04/02/2013 at 17:35
i started noticing mine really early around five weeks i am now 12 weeks and belly growing bigger i am quite small as well which is why i think i am showing more then others do. Nicola i was ,like you stayed away from friends and family till i had my first scan but people will notice more and more sometimes you just cant hide it.
05/02/2013 at 12:31
I was the same with my eldest (my growing bump was the only symptom I had) with my family noticing at 6wks (before I'd got my BFP to confirm it) that I was looking 'bloated'. I ended up telling work at 8wks & was in maternity clothes by 10wks into term. I was a perfect size 10 before the pregnancy & returned to it soon after.
With my youngest I actually lost weight in the 1st trimester going from 10-8 in clothes & only had a slight bump at 13wks.
You can hide it for a time if you wear looser styled clothes (tunic tops over leggings/maxi dresses) but people will start to notice your other symptoms (more frequent loo trips/excess drinking & snacking/fatigue/headaches/nausea)
05/02/2013 at 12:35
Hi Nicola, I am currently 12 weeks - have my scan on Thursday, and I have had a noticable bump since 6 weeks too! Twins run down my side of the family so will find out on Thursday when I have my scan whether there is one or two!! x
05/02/2013 at 15:34
19/04/2013 at 15:15
I'm 13.5 weeks and I'm not showing at all.
I lost weight in the first 12 weeks, and while my stomach is quite hard (bellow belly button) and there's a slight raise, really I don't look any different. Is this normal? My mum says she didn't start showing with me until the 20-24 week mark - is it possible I'm taking after her?
22/04/2013 at 12:41
Helen, you prob will take after your mum
I sometimes wish i had a small bump so people wouldnt want to touch or talk baby talk all the time!
Im now 18wk +1 and huge xx
22/04/2013 at 18:04
Hi all! Im 18+2 and I only have a little bump. It tends to grow through the day and get bigger by the night time and then when i wake up its shrunk again!!! Is this normal???
I heard little bean's heartbeat at my 16wk mw appointment so presume all is ok in there. I am waiting for my 20wk scan date at the moment.
23/04/2013 at 08:29
Im the same, ima huge at bed time. Had my first propa kick last night, even other half felt it. Was so exciting.
Its a lovely sound, im trying to get other half to get a me a fetus montior, but said i would worry if i couldnt find the heart beat one time (as midwifes are trained to find it)
Good luck x
23/04/2013 at 11:58
Every body is different, sometimes shorter women show earlier than most, whilst some don't show until they are in their 2nd trimester. It all depends on your body makeup!
23/04/2013 at 12:26
Deffo agree with you there MaTessy, im only 5ft 1 and look like iv had a football for breakfast, x
23/04/2013 at 12:51
23/04/2013 at 17:51
Thanks for reassuring me!! I was the same about having a heart monitor but my husband said the same and seem to worry about everything anyway that it would probably turn me into a lunatic!!
I love your bump!!
People at work said they could notice mine more today which was nice.
Hope all is going well for you all.
11/06/2013 at 08:39
I'm 19wks + 3 days and hardly showing at all. But I'm 5' 7" and usually a size 16. I am in maternity wear and have been for the last 5 weeks. My bump does look and feel larger in the afternoon and yes that is normal. I just can't wait for my bump to show properly.
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