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BUMPS and Belly Shots!!

post #1 of 245
Thread Starter 

I figured it's about time we opened up a place for bump discussions and belly shots.  I'm one of the ppl who is technically due at the end of August but we all run late in my family.

 

Today is 14 weeks.

I don't have a bump per se - more of a doughy look like I've been eating too much ice cream!  I've gained close to 7lbs so far. 

 

p.s.  I've never done selfies.  It's harder than I thought it would be!

post #2 of 245
Awesome!

We have a belly thread started, just bumped it up smile.gif Love the belly shots, they're my favorite part of the ddc!
post #3 of 245

AppleMark

 

Body selfies really are so difficult, and I have short little arms! I always picture a T-Rex when I try to take a bump shot by myself lol

 

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I'll have to get cracking and take a photo too though I'm not terribly excited about showing off my belly haha. I've always been an hourglass figure and carried a little extra on my belly, so I thought I would take longer to show. However, I've been looking quite pregnant! Even when I lost weight due to morning sickness, I still gained weight on my belly. Bummer. Oh well, at least I'm still at that phase where people would be too scared to ask directly as I could simply be a little plump :wink But my 12 week scan is this friday. If all goes well *fingers crossed*, we'll start telling people.

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I don't know that I look that different as I have been sporting a belly since my miscarriage over a year ago... But I am enjoying wearing clothes that embrace the wombular area. Justifying the gut!
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I've been waiting to take belly shots until 12 weeks. I felt like it would be a good celebratory milestone pic! But I do already look 6 mos! Some of the bloating has gone down but last night I had a lot of salty blue corn chips and salsa (like I simply couldn't get enough of it might as well have drank it straight from the jar!) and whoa! I bloated up to mammoth proportions! I'll have to do my selfie this Sunday (12 weeks) and first thing in the morning when it looks most realistic! 

 

You all look so great! This is exciting!

post #7 of 245
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Originally Posted by fragolina View Post
 

AppleMark

 

Body selfies really are so difficult, and I have short little arms! I always picture a T-Rex when I try to take a bump shot by myself lol

fragolina - Your T-rex makes me giggle.  I am opposite - I have monkey arms!

You are pretty much right at 14 weeks, right?  Your belly looks great - I can't imagine on your teeny tiny frame that there's anywhere for a baby to go but up and out! 

 

pandorash - I will prob do next pic with a tight shirt.  My belly is just way too jiggly/doughy and white.  Normally I have a slim waist profile and abs are present.  I guess my 40yo body isn't handling the weight gain so gracefully! 

 

crickets - at 11ish weeks I was so reactive bloat-wise to anything with spice.  I craved it but then I'd blow up like a balloon and be burping forever.  That's when I got the gas-x.  Only had to use it off and on for about 7-10 days.  I'm glad that phase seems to be behind me!

 

anyalily - love the word "wombular"!  I got a pair of leggings and jeans from Motherhood the other day (my first mat clothes) and wow how comfy.  I'm normally very casual around the house so my loose lounge pants are my go-to choice.  Are you doing mat clothes or just comfy loose stuff?

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Watch out - I might blind you! I've always been extremely pale and don't tan well, so there you have it.
13 weeks with twins.
post #9 of 245

OOHHHHH you all look so great! So wonderful! Motivated we call that 'creamy' in my Irish family! LOL. I'm typically a creamy gal as well but something happened to me once I moved out west for a few years and now I can actually manage a tan. Strange but true. I am pretty pale too and I promise to share my belly pic on Sunday at 12 weeks.:bgbounce

post #10 of 245
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MM - Nice belly! 

I was always that way (very white) until we moved to Florida when I was 13.  After years of sun exposure I'm now an off-white perma-tanned color in comparison.  Sadly still not much tanning capacity though - and with the SPF 2000 I wear it's good my DH likes me pale!

Your sun exposure has obviously been limited - will make for some young, pretty skin even when you're older.  Jealous.

post #11 of 245
Gorgeous, everyone! I'll do another bump shot at 10 weeks.

So should we just make this the official belly thread now? I think I can delete the old one since I started it... Just wanna make sure they are all in the same place!
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@innacircle- You're too sweet! I've been feeling like an overweight cow (and making most of the appropriate noises) from being so uncomfortable and having my center of gravity shift so quickly. My midwife showed me where my uterus was and I was shocked that it's so low and I'm so big above that! So when DH pat my belly yesterday I asked him if he was getting acquainted with my digestive system. His face ---> bigeyes.gif

 

And yep, 14 weeks tomorrow!

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mrskatie - We'd love to see your belly here!  When will you be 10 weeks?

 

fragolina - your account of the digestive system was a good one!  Funny what our our non-healthcare DHs don't realize sometimes!  I'm feeling fluffy too - I went and got some maternity clothes from motherhood bc normal clothes just feel binding on my midsection.  OMG so comfy - glad I didn't wait.  Now my belly and intestines can feel free to stretch out a bit.  Ahhhhh....

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Oh yes, lots of room! Prairie skirts with loose elastics under my belly, unbuttoned pants with a belly band and fold over yoga pants. Ahhhhhhh, wonderful! The reason we were both kind of shocked about the fact that baby is so low is because my stomach is SO firm, absolutely no fluff in sight! Just non-budging round middle with boobs, a big head and sticks for limbs :rotflmao

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I've had weird lumpy bloat for the last week or two and now the last few days I've had a bump. I'm definitely getting bloated still, but now there's a bump! I didn't show until at least 15 weeks, more like 17. But I look like I did at 15 with my first. Roughly. I'm 10 weeks I was 20lbs heavier during that pregnancy though. Started 170 with her, 150 with this one. 5'6"

post #16 of 245

Ok I caved.

They said at my apt. yesterday baby was measuring 11 weeks 6 days (not 3 like I thought) so that would mean 12 today. LOL

To heck with it!

Sorry for terrible gritty pic, was in bedroom early morning with cell and not the greatest light. But here's my buddah! I will add a better one in a couple days.

post #17 of 245
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Originally Posted by cricketschirpin View Post
Ok I caved.

They said at my apt. yesterday baby was measuring 11 weeks 6 days (not 3 like I thought) so that would mean 12 today. LOL

To heck with it!

Sorry for terrible gritty pic, was in bedroom early morning with cell and not the greatest light. But here's my buddah! I will add a better one in a couple days.

Wow Crickets - lookin great! 

I like your rationale on the 12-week timing... perfect.  I imagine there's not much hiding that bump as you're obviously a slim person.  Does everyone know? 

p.s.  your "creamy" is like my version of being fully tanned!

post #18 of 245

Thanks innacircle! Don't be fooled, haha! There was no daylight then just lamplight and it makes me look more tan than I am. I do have a 'golden' tone but nothing near what the pic is showing, lol. I WISH.

Yeah people have been looking at me sideways for weeks. We're starting to let it leak. After seeing the ultrasound and hearing heartbeat yest etc. we're feeling a bit more comfy but still trying to wait it out to tell all till end of 12th week. :-)

post #19 of 245
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Originally Posted by anyalily View Post

I don't know that I look that different as I have been sporting a belly since my miscarriage over a year ago... But I am enjoying wearing clothes that embrace the wombular area. Justifying the gut!

Ha!  I also like this word "wombular!"

 

I don't know that I look a lot different than usual either, though I was a little pudgy around the middle before my miscarriage this fall, but...now I don't feel the need to suck my belly in...baby justifies the gut!  Actually, I don't seem to be able to suck the gut in anymore, I guess this is the difference.  

 

Also, it feels much tighter in there and maybe looks a little tighter on the outside so I am more inclined to let the "wombular" area show.

post #20 of 245
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You'd think I'd be diligently checking out my belly these days, but since it's been so cold and I'm always bundled up I don't really take the regular opportunity.  I was noticing that all of your belly shots look full and round and mine just looks flabby... so I investigated.  Turns out all of the fluff you see in my pic (the part that protrudes in front of a line from my rib cage to my hip bones) is just a thick "donut of fat" that circles my belly button now.  I have never had fat on my belly, and for it to show up when I'm expecting a bump well... I feel a bit hoodwinked.  I showed DH this morning and he was really surprised by it too.  The flab isn't just limited to the "donut" either - it's a nice little blubber jacket coating my whole midsection.  What a treat. huh.gif

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