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NOT SHOWING YET

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hi Ladies...

I'm 15 weeks and 4 days pregnant and i'm not showing yet. I'm a first time mama. I'm 5'2" and weigh about 160#. Any one of you due are Sept 5th with their first and not showing yet?

post #2 of 18

I don't think I was showing at that point with my first either, so I wouldn't worry!

post #3 of 18
I'm at 15 weeks and only show if i wear certain dresses. My belly is slightly larger but mostly just looks fatter in my regular clothes which all still fit. I've read its normal to not really show yet.
post #4 of 18
Hey littlebubu, I'm firmly in your camp. I'm 14w4d today and sometimes I look like I've had a big lunch, that's all. I don't expect things to become really obvious till 20w or so especially because this is my first one.
Besides that it also depends on your torso length and width. Women with shorter torsos tend to show earlier just because there's no other room to grow but out.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

LOL...i really think it has to do a lot with my fluffyness. I think i have felt flutters well more of the popcorn feeling not flutters. But i keep telling myself if i'm not showing it can't be baby.

post #6 of 18

I did not show with my first FOREVER.  And I am bitty - 5'3", 100lbs prepregnancy, short torsoed, the whole deal.  I was certain I would show IMMEDIATELY - and then I didn't!  I was so disappointed.  I was 28w before I "popped". 

 

Now, with my 4th pregnancy, I pretty much show before I get a positive pregnancy test.  And, I start out the same preprganancy weight.  Plus, I've lost 6lbs due to hyperemisis - but the belly continues to grow. 

 

This is me at 24w with my 1st.... hahaha, I'm bigger than that, NOW at 12w4d!

 

I know it is disheartening, I've totally been there! 

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

wow 28 weeks...uggghhh....lol. i just gottah hang in there. Congratulations on your 4th...see yah on here!

post #8 of 18

I'm 13wks and 5 days. From the side, I look like I just look like I'm full. From the front, I look totally normal. I still wear my pre-pregnancy clothes just fine (size 0) with a few exceptions to the tighter pants I had. When I tell people I'm pregnant, they look at me all strange. I also had one of my girlfriends say "when I get pregnant, I want to look as good as you do!" 

 

I'm 5'5, 108 lbs with all legs and a shorter upper body. I have a pretty slender figure so I thought it would show right away but I guess not. I'm due Sept 26th and a first time mom.

post #9 of 18

I didn't really show with my first until probably around 18-20 weeks.  I am relatively tall and a size 0 or 2.  Some people at work didn't notice until I was 6 months along!  So I wouldn't worry about it.  Now, with my second, I'm already showing at 13 weeks.  I guess that's how it goes.   

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

thanks ladies...i'll try my best to be patient...lol!!!

post #11 of 18

You can take comfort that my friend, who is also 15w, is not showing at all, with her second.

post #12 of 18
Mrs busybee I think I am exactly your size prepregnancy. This will be my third child and I'm 17 wks along but the only way to hide my bump is a winter cost!! . The funny thing is that I've only gained 2 lbs. normally 2 lbs is bairly noticeable, pants might get a wee bit tighter but truly this is crazy! I have not been able to button my pants in weeks and now the elastic band trick is too uncomfortable to use as well. But other than my belly my pants fit perfectly. Guess my body knows how to make room for baby. I would think the next time around you will show much quicker.
post #13 of 18

Wow, rrs, that is crazy!! LOL! You'd never know for sure you were pregnant even THEN!

I can't remember for certain, but I think I was showing around 15-16 weeks with my first. With pregnancy #2 and now #3, it started a lot earlier! Don't sweat it: you'll show eventually! 

post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

Mrs busybee I think I am exactly your size prepregnancy. This will be my third child and I'm 17 wks along but the only way to hide my bump is a winter cost!! . The funny thing is that I've only gained 2 lbs. normally 2 lbs is bairly noticeable, pants might get a wee bit tighter but truly this is crazy! I have not been able to button my pants in weeks and now the elastic band trick is too uncomfortable to use as well. But other than my belly my pants fit perfectly. Guess my body knows how to make room for baby. I would think the next time around you will show much quicker.

 

That's good to know that I'm not alone in this. Today, I'm exactly 14 weeks. I wore some of my stretchy leggings and they fit and feel fine. I weighted myself this morning and I'm still at 108 lbs. I'm wearing a thin t-shirt and cardigan at work and I look totally normal. I'll take your word for it that I'll show faster the next time around. Thanks! smile.gif

post #15 of 18
Mrsbusybee ill see if I can post a pic in the belly thread tonight or tomorrow so you can see what I mean smile.gif Even though I was in the best shape if my life before this pregnancy (flat tummy, toned body, healthy eating habits) once the morning sickness left my belly popped right out! Lol No way to hide it at this point especially from people who see me daily!
post #16 of 18

I am just starting to show (if you really knew what I looked like before pregnancy) around 16 weeks.  Mostly I just look bloated.  I have definitely switched over to mostly maternity pants for comfort, even though I haven't gained weight overall, the belly is definitely bigger.  This is # 3.  With #1, I didn't really show till around 6-7 months. 

post #17 of 18

I'm 16 wks and it's also my first and i'm not showing in any obvious way either, even to myself.  and i'm ready to!  there seems to be a real range.  i have a friend who has a short torso so she started showing at 10 wks with her first.  i don't expect to really show until 20 wks or so.

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

Mrsbusybee ill see if I can post a pic in the belly thread tonight or tomorrow so you can see what I mean smile.gif Even though I was in the best shape if my life before this pregnancy (flat tummy, toned body, healthy eating habits) once the morning sickness left my belly popped right out! Lol No way to hide it at this point especially from people who see me daily!

 

Yeah, that would be helpful. I've always been an athletic/fit person and never had any issues with my tummy being flat. I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 9 1/2 weeks because I never had any morning sickness or any other pregnancy symptoms. To this day, I don't have any symptoms outside of being sleepy. sleeping.gif

 

I'll take a pic of my tummy tonight. I can sort of see a bump but that's only from the side and if I don't have a shirt covering it. 

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