Starting to Show?
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Can anyone remember how soon they
started showing with their pregnancies? This is my third, but there is 4 years
between this one and the last! I forget! I'm sixteen weeks now, and I getting a
definite bump. I just can't remember exactly when I started doing this last time.
- Showing!!.Oh!,this "state
of being" has caused me such grief!!!*L*.Why?,because I am one of those
womyn that wanted, oh-so wanted to show, show, SHOW & I LOVED the idea
of a round & swollen pregnancy belly & yet was one of those womyn
instead that had to wait what felt like ages to even look suitably
pregnant!. With my 1st pregnancy I can honestly say that unless I went
all out to display my ripening midriff I could've looked distinctly un-pregnant
up until at least 7 months (approx 30 weeks)! (argghh..sob,this broke my
With my 2nd & OH! thanks be given! I started showing much earlier
*L*. But then again I was also at my heaviest entering this pregnancy
so I had some "healthy" padding to start with too!! *LOL*. I
would say I was showing quite well by about 18 weeks this time & looked
(I thought!) positively "pregnant" by 25+ weeks!. With this
my last preg it took ages for me to show & oh! how this depressed me
.I honestly thought being my 3rd & therefore having the strechiest womb
yet that I'd pop right out!!!...well this was not to be! (sob again!).
Admittedly I did enter this pregnancy at a very light weight (virtually
underweight) & I also got very sick at 12 weeks. I do know that
both these definitely affected how quickly & readily I took to show this
time, but boy did it get me down. So I would say I was at least 20
weeks along this time before it was apparent that I was infact pregnant AND
I still heard ALL the time (as I did with ALL my
pregnancies)........"Oh my!, you are SO small?. How far along did
you say you were?!". Oh how I hated this. It depressed me
beyond words & it made me so angry. You'd think after 2 pregs I'd
be used to it & able to brush off these insensitive comments more,but it
bugged me more than ever this time! (arghhh). Maybe because I know I
grow healthy, decent sized babies & after 2 pregnancies of letting these
dumb, rude remarks bother & undermine me (& my ability to grow
babies) I KNEW this time just how uncalled for they were....& believe me
when I say almost EVERYONE who commented on my pregnancies commented on how
small *they* thought I was. Maybe the plus side is that even though I
have proudly grown, carried & birthed 3 beautiful, healthy children
ranging from 6lbs 14 ozs,8lbs 10ozs & 7lbs 9oz I have NO strech marks
whatSOever!!!!!..... so I'll let that cheer me up & be the rude finger
at all those rude people out there!!!! *LOL*. Rejoice in your
growth as it is unique to you & your special baby growing inside
you!. Take it from me & my experience anyway that every baby &
every pregnancy grows,shows & births differently!.....just as we think
we have it all worked out (!..not!!*L*) something comes along to suprise
us!...you know I actually miss being pregnant! (though it is LOVELY,glorious
to be able to cradle my babe in arms after my womb doing it for so
long!)...I do miss that sacred state...make the most of it!.
- I don't remember exactly, but
it was earlier with each subsequent pregnancy.
- Ahem* I am only 11 weeks and
you can already tell I'm pregnant - but I am short-waisted and showed this
early with my first too.
- I started showing at 12 weeks.
- It was different with all
three. With my first I was 10 ish weeks, with my second I was 20 weeks
(I didn't even know I was pregnant until 12 weeks though), and with the last
one, I literally started to show at THREE weeks. I knew then that this baby
was going to be a chubba bubba.