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07/01/2014 at 08:40
Not even 13 weeks yet! I have to ask, how big were you by 13 weeks? I feel absolutely ridiculous when people say to me 'oh you won't show until 20 weeks', or look at me like I'm talking rubbish when I say that I need to wear baggy jumpers to cover up otherwise its just obvious. They think I'm just being self conscious! I don't think I am though and H sometimes helps me to 'cover up' and agrees that it is needed because in certain things its obvious. This photo I took this morning - it only gets worse by night time! I know that it is not baby, as that is still so small, but my belly definitely didn't stick out like this before (although yes, I did / do have fat on my belly and have never owned a flat stomach!). I believe it must be bloating - in which case, when does that typically go down or will it not? I don't mind - I just wish people would stop making me feel like they think my belly always looked like this! Lol!
07/01/2014 at 08:43
God, it looks even worse than I thought in that photo. I look like I've put a football up my top!
07/01/2014 at 08:46
I had a noticeable bump by 13 weeks (had one by 11 weeks, second baby), and that is with me being a unit.
Will try and upload a pic when i get on my laptop later.
07/01/2014 at 08:47
I don't think the shadow helps in that photo pep. It's quite hard to see what's bump from the angle too.
I had a bit of a bump earlier than that but I think my belly was a bit stretched from last time. I think figaro had a little bump by about 12 weeks.
I don't o think it'll go down tbh. Does it feel hard?
07/01/2014 at 08:51
Imp - Yes shadow is not helping! And I don't know its gone on here sideways either :( Its not really that hard I don't think? It feels how it did before.... just so much more bloated? My friend thinks it feels hard though (she's been pregnant herself). Don't know if she's just being kind though, Ha! I've only put on 2.5lb so I'm not convinced that its just a grown belly from eating too much rubbish :) I'm having to hide behind my desk today because I'm so paranoid about how obvious it is! Lol!
07/01/2014 at 08:58
Pep....I definitely had a bump by 13 Weeks with O, and this time round I know some is bloat but I'm already showing now....some bumps grow early but then bump growth tails off...others have nothing for ages and then it goes crazy! Don't feel bad...you look fab :-)
07/01/2014 at 09:08
You do look fab like coco said. Are you waiting until after your scan to tell people? When is your scan?
07/01/2014 at 09:28
Ah thanks, thats kind to say. Its on Thursday - we had said we would wait until the results but I think we are just going to start telling people afterwards now. I feel like I need people to understand why I'm being grumpy.... why I don't care about anything.... etc! Lol! :) And also so I can say 'I feel so rough right now, please leave me alone'. Oh, and so people can share our good news with us too of course ;)
07/01/2014 at 09:40
This was me at 12 weeks, and no it wasn't flat before but def starting to stick out by then!
07/01/2014 at 09:42
I had a bump at 13 weeks and i felt like i was just getting fatter but my weight was going down. I literally just felt thicker around the middle. i think it must have been bloating or, preparation lol, because now at 18+6 i have the same size bump, its just rounded out even more and gone harder, if that makes sense. I dont stick out any further its just moved up more and rounded more. After i eat is ridiculous though. i cant imagine how big you must look after eating at 30 weeks! I remember at 13 weeks though i looked pregnant but if anyone said "how far along are you?" you feel embarassed to say 3 months cos you have a bump the size of, what i would have thought previously, was 5 months
07/01/2014 at 09:47
I've posted this before, but this was me at 9 weeks. Tummy wasn't flat before, but it didn't stick out like that either! It didn't shrink at all after that, just got bigger. I've put on quite a lot of weight since and am fatter overall, but I now look about 6-7 months pregnant. :-(
07/01/2014 at 14:40
Imp is right, I did have a small bump at around 12 weeks. It was really only noticeable to me and H, and got bigger in the evenings so some of it was bloat/food, but it was definitely there. The others are right Pep, you do look fab! :)
This was me a couple of days ago at about 14 and a half I think. Tummy was flat to begin with - I'm built like a child. Oh what I would give for some curves!
07/01/2014 at 14:55
I was massive by then will upload a pic if I can
07/01/2014 at 15:08
07/01/2014 at 16:53
I definitely had a noticeable bump by 13 weeks. I did have quite a flat stomach beforehand. I was in panto at 10-12 weeks and I made sure I bagged a space in the corner of the dressing room so nobody saw me get changed! I'll try and find a photo.
07/01/2014 at 17:17
I had a bit of a bump by 12 weeks last time but it must have been bloat, as it went back down to normal for me (always had a chubby tum!) and then popped up again around week 17.
07/01/2014 at 17:35
07/01/2014 at 18:41
Ah thanks all. Reading everyone's replies and seeing some pics has made me feel more normal! :-)
07/01/2014 at 22:08
this is me at 10.2 today. excuse the scraggy pjs and the open toilet lid. I think it's just bloat but to me looks so obvious at work!
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