What's the earliest you started to show a bump?

16/05/2010 at 12:46
Hey Ladies,

I definately don't have a bump (just a bloated belly!) as I'm only about 6 weeks but just being a nosy parker and wondered when people started to show.

Thanks for sharing xx
16/05/2010 at 12:50
When I was about 6 weeks none of my jeans fitting and I just felt stocky and chunky...no bump just more solid....

16/05/2010 at 12:52
I was quite a few months on before i looked pregnant! Even now people keep telling me how neat bump is and i'm 30 weeks! Think it's different for everyone. x
16/05/2010 at 12:53
I was pretty bloated most of the early weeks and looked like I had a mini bump at around 12 weeks, but I think it was just bloat. I then had what looked like a proper little bump at about 14 weeks and it then hardened up and become more solid by about 17 weeks!

As the uterus doesn't really rise up out of the pelvis before 12 weeks - and then it takes a while to become noticeable - I think most people before that are just bloated unfortunately! xx
16/05/2010 at 12:54
i was really bloated pretty much straight away and found jeans very uncomfortable, I was so sick in the first 12 weeks that i lost a stone but still couldn't fasten any of my normal trousers. I lived in leggings till about 12 weeks when i gave up and bought maternity jeans! I'd say I had a small pooch rather than a bump from about 10 weeks onwards x
16/05/2010 at 14:44
I think everyone's different with this. I'm 21+1 and still hardly have anything to show for it! Have only just moved up a jeans size today so at last I think it's starting to grow!
However, I work with someone who's 12 weeks and you can already tell she's pregnant and she says she's struggling in her current size!
16/05/2010 at 14:49
I'm only 8+2 but my tummy has a def round shape, it probably is all bloat and me eating so much but I like to think it's the start of my bump here's me at 8weeks exactly:


16/05/2010 at 14:50
Hi I was really bloated from about 6 weeks and got some maternity jeans then but my belly looked like a pregnant one from 13 weeks, it's been getting gradually firmer since then!



16/05/2010 at 15:09
ah Huni, That's a lovely little bump!

Thanks for all the responses - isn't it funny how our bodies all do completely different things!

Does anyone have any thoughts on whether the size you were before makes a difference as to when and how much you show?

I'm quite small ( a sixe 8 - well I was but bloating has rather put paid to that!) and so wonder if I'm likely to show sooner as it'll be more obvious or not to show for ages as I'm small anyway?

16/05/2010 at 15:17
ooh huni - maybe it is twins?!

16/05/2010 at 15:23
ooh huni - maybe it is twins?!


I go through days of thinking it might be! Just have to wait and see, my scan is just over 2 weeks away, can't wait!!! xx
16/05/2010 at 15:27
I would say it looks likely with a bump like yours at 8 weeks (of course I'm no expert though!!)

How exciting!!

16/05/2010 at 15:28
Hia I was in maternity trousers from about 6 - 8 weeks ish. but it was mainly all just bloat. At 12 weeks I had started to get a very tiny bump that very quickly shot up lol. Am 20 weeks now and have had a definite bump for a good few weeks now. But my friend at work is 3 weeks further on than me and has less of a bump so I think it depends on each person.






16/05/2010 at 15:37
I am a 14/16, I went into maternity trousers at 10 weeks but that is mainly I think beacuse I was on strict WW before I fell pg and I had just thrown away all my "big" clothes and bought new ones. 2 years of ttc and I thought it was pointless hanging on to them lol! Anyway hubby had a real pop at me about having trousers tight on my tummy so I went shopping. I still think I just look podgy but it is firmer and more rounded, I am 11 +6 xx
16/05/2010 at 15:57
I was very bloated from about 6 weeks, its now turned into a baby bump at 15 weeks. I look visibly pregnant now!

15+2 xx

16/05/2010 at 16:54
my pic is of me at 8wks i am now 10+3 and i am a little bigger... my bump/bloat is very hard at the top and stays looking round when i sit so i am hoping for it to be bump
i didnt get a bump till 20 ish weeks with my 1st

gems 10+3 x

Mummy to Tyler age 4 & Oscar age 7weeks x
17/05/2010 at 03:44

With my first I didn't start to 'show' until 20 + weeks but that was due to severe sickness, with my second from about ten weeks, this one i'm around six weeks now and my tummy is definately more bloated and jeans are tight, but like others have said, i think it's just because I'm bloated, there's no 'baby bump' yet
17/05/2010 at 04:41

I didn't bloat at all, but my shape definately changed from about week 15-16 to week 20-21. I would say that I didn't get a proper 'bump' until about 23-24 weeks, that's when I went into proper maternity clothes and not just 'a size up with a bump band'!

17/05/2010 at 04:51
I have been looking 'chubbier' for a about a month and finding top button of jeans uncomfortable to sit in.

The last 1-2 weeks I have expanded rather quickly and now in maternity jeans and I personally think I look pregnant now. I am 16 weeks today.
17/05/2010 at 06:32

I was a size 8 before my pg and I seemed to have started to show quite early on. My Dr even commented on it the other day. I've been quite bloated from the start but over the last 2 weeks or so it's becoming more of a bump. It's still the bloat of course as baby not big enough yet but it is definitely a bump rather than a pot belly. I used to have a little pot belly as a size 8 but this is different, my OH very kindly pointed this out the other day xx

Becky 11+1

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