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Is your belly pooching out yet?

post #1 of 56
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So, do you have a little round belly, yet? How many weeks are you? I know that some of us are at the beginning of July, some are on the cusp of August.

This is my second pregnancy, and I already have a little belly pooch! Not so much that people can tell I'm preg, more like I just had a fat lunch, lol. With my first, I didn't show until into the second trimester, and I couldn't friggin wait for it! Now I'm like, "really? I'd kind of like my privacy a little bit longer" but still feeling sweet that our little bean is showing a bit.

I believe that I'm five "real" weeks since conception, and seven "doctor" weeks, what with how they count the two weeks from your last period. Really, the fact that I'm popping out a little makes me wonder again if I'm further along than I thought . . .

So what's the survey? Anybody else?
post #2 of 56
Yeah, but it was doing that before I was pg.
post #3 of 56
10 weeks here, not showing yet. I started showing around 15 weeks with my first. I did look pregnant after I ate a huge deli sandwich the other day. But lets face it, that was sandwich, not baby! But it is a sign that there is something the size of a melon lifting my stomach up to give the effect of pregnancy. I think once the uterus comes out from behind the pubic bone in the next couple weeks I will popping out. Let's hope that happens Christmas eve so I can keep it a surprise from my family until then!

* to be fair though, I still have a bit of a belly from being 9 months pregnant 20 months ago, but this belly isn't anything other than post baby belly...yet...even if there is a little cashew nut in there!*
post #4 of 56
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Originally Posted by ArtsyHeartsy View Post
Yeah, but it was doing that before I was pg.
Heehee! Well, now you have a good reason for it! Maybe I'm just getting chubby from all the late night peanut butter and chocolate cravings, too.
post #5 of 56
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10 weeks here, not showing yet. I started showing around 15 weeks with my first. I did look pregnant after I ate a huge deli sandwich the other day. But lets face it, that was sandwich, not baby! But it is a sign that there is something the size of a melon lifting my stomach up to give the effect of pregnancy. I think once the uterus comes out from behind the pubic bone in the next couple weeks I will popping out. Let's hope that happens Christmas eve so I can keep it a surprise from my family until then!
Yeah, we are trying to keep it a surprise, too, and dps whole fam will be in town for xmas, so I don't want them being suspicious. I'll just wear seasonal layers and try to remember to suck my gut in when standing!
post #6 of 56
Yup, definite belly happening here. I'm 10.5 wks. I was looking at my belly pics from when i was pregnant last time and i'm about the same size as i was then... except this time i have some leftover flab so all around i'm a bit thicker lol.
My belly pics last time, at 10 weeks it was a belly but just looked like a chubby belly, and at 12 weeks it was unmistakable-can't-hide-it-baby-belly. Can't wait! Once it 'pops' up i won't feel as frumpy
post #7 of 56
I don't know if it's baby or too many pieces of toast (the one food that consistantly tastes good to me) but something is popping out. Still sort of just look fat but either way I had to buy a belly band today because buttoning my jeans was just too darn uncomfortable.
post #8 of 56
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Originally Posted by mamakaikai View Post
* to be fair though, I still have a bit of a belly from being 9 months pregnant 20 months ago, but this belly isn't anything other than post baby belly...yet...even if there is a little cashew nut in there!*
SAME!

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Originally Posted by craft_media_hero View Post
Heehee! Well, now you have a good reason for it! Maybe I'm just getting chubby from all the late night peanut butter and chocolate cravings, too.
SAME!

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Originally Posted by ArtsyHeartsy View Post
Yeah, but it was doing that before I was pg.
SAME!

ETA - I am 8 wks PG and I look like I am 6 mos. PG.
post #9 of 56
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Originally Posted by LittleBirdy View Post
I don't know if it's baby or too many pieces of toast (the one food that consistantly tastes good to me) but something is popping out. Still sort of just look fat but either way I had to buy a belly band today because buttoning my jeans was just too darn uncomfortable.
Yay toast! Me too! My father actually told me the other day that I should consider slowing down on the toast! I have some with cinnamon sugar every morning!
post #10 of 56
I'm 10 weeks and I'm definitely pooching out. I had a completely flat stomach to begin with, and pretty much right away the bloat made all of my pants too tight, but now I can regularly see the pooch. Definitely didn't expect it this quickly, but I don't mind.
post #11 of 56
I'm 10w2d. I too have quite the remaining pooch after dd, so it's hard to tell what's what. I think it's a little harder than it was? It's hard to tell. My pants still fit fine, in fact they're a bit loose! Though the top of my pants fall a bit below the belly anyway.

I feel like my belly is more 'relaxed' though. Like I wouldn't be able to suck it in if I tried, it's more... hanging out? but little if any actual growth yet. If that makes sense.
post #12 of 56
Yes, like the consistency of my belly is different but it isn't bigger. It's squishier like I can't totally suck it in like I used to be able to.
post #13 of 56
I had a pretty flat tummy pre-pg. Now I look 6 months pg.
post #14 of 56
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Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
ETA - I am 8 wks PG and I look like I am 6 mos. PG.
I can relate. I am 6w 4d PG and look 6 months PG. I asked my husband if I looked any different and he said "No, you have always been that big!" My DH never ceases to amaze me and he is lucky to still have his head. Anywho, I feel as if I am pooching out but after his comment I think I am still carrying the fat from the last pregnancy. Obviously, this was an unplanned PG. I so desperately wanted to lose some weight before packing it back on!

Is it acceptable to wear maternity clothes for your fat?
post #15 of 56
I still had about 5-8lbs from my last pregnancy (DS is 11.5 months) left, so I already looked slightly pregnant. However, I don't think any of this baby is showing yet, just chub. I can still wear my jeans, but I can't suck it in anymore. I can't wait to show, I felt so comfortable in my body last time, and I bet it will be the same.
post #16 of 56
I'm just over 10 weeks and there is definitely something there. I had a pretty flat belly before and now I've got the beginnings of a definite bump.

Unfortunately, from all of my indulgences and my inclination to sleep rather than to exercise I've also got a little flabby back fat that I always work so hard to keep off.
The bump is weird- it's pretty firm and it starts right at my pubic bone...I thought it would be higher up. I've been wearing my jeans right below it to keep them from feeling really uncomfortable but I fear I'll have to make the transition to a belly band and elastic soon and then to maternity stuff.
I can't wait for it to pop either!
post #17 of 56
Yes!

And I had 2 people this week comment on my pants being too big as I am wearing pants 2 sizes bigger to accommodate my pooch but they are hanging and loose everywhere else.

I ordered 2 pairs of maternity pants from Old Navy and will be wearing them!
post #18 of 56
Yes! OMG, I'm so glad this thread is here....

9.6 weeks today, FIRST pregnancy, athletic build (though now pretty round all over; I ate NONSTOP the first month), definitely bump-y. And it's weird, because though my stomach hadn't been flat for a few months prior to pregnancy, it's always been pretty muscular and you can still see the muscularity -- just with a big ol pooch at the bottom.

It really just looks like too much cheesecake (except for the new boobs), and I can still button all my jeans, but it's weirding me out to show so much early on in my first, especially since very few people know yet.
post #19 of 56
Mine popped out a bit this week at 10.5 weeks. I have, and probably always will have, a belly pooch of fat leftover from previous pregnancies. This pooch seems to have swollen and my organs are being rearranged to accommodate the uterus that is just starting to rise above the pubic bone. I haven't gained any weight but I feel very swollen and bloated. I'm ordering/sewing belly bands this week so that I can leave my pants unbuttoned
post #20 of 56
Well, you all know what this means, right?
BELLY PIC thread time !!
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