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Old 03-09-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Wow! With your last and maybe even your second, did it show up this soon? I wonder what I will look like in 3 more weeks. I haven't gained any weight as of yet, but it is only 6.5 weeks. I am going on vacation in a few days and will be gone 10 days. I can't decide if I should bring a belly band just in case! Though like I said, jeans are still fine.


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Wow! With your last and maybe even your second, did it show up this soon? I wonder what I will look like in 3 more weeks. I haven't gained any weight as of yet, but it is only 6.5 weeks. I am going on vacation in a few days and will be gone 10 days. I can't decide if I should bring a belly band just in case! Though like I said, jeans are still fine.


My second barely showed until I was 5 months along...I was still fit and tiny then. By my 3rd, I had struggled with a health problem and it took its toll on my weight-which I still can't seem to shake all these many years later-but I did show earlier with him, but not like THIS! I feel completely shocked when I see myself pass a mirror.

 

But you know something? I've lost 3. And this is my last baby-so I'm going to STOP obsessing over my several inches of belly fat, and instead choose to chronical this pregnancy and birth as if I were 25 again!

 

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Marcie hug2.gif I can totally relate, and good for you for chronicling! thumb.gif


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I think your bellies are totally beautiful.  Gabesgrrrl, I'm a little bit envious of your visible bump too!  I just look bloated.  You look like you've got a baby in there! 


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Yeah, you look really, really good!


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Awww...thanks ladies-how nice to have affirming words to wake up to! Post more bellies! I love to see them!! :)


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Okay, I finally took a pic.  Here's me at 10 weeks.  Keep in mind that my belly wasn't flat before pregnancy, but this is definitely rounder than it was!

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For comparison, here is 19 weeks with my first baby... this is the first belly picture I took.

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And I found a collage on my computer that I have from my 3rd pregnancy.... I didn't label the weeks, sadly.  But I thought I'd share anyway.  Ignore the messy mirror.  Ew.

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You look so cute! Thanks for sharing your pics! :)


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Cute pics everyone!

 

I haven't posted much on this forum (I do several as I'm a bit add with these things)...but here is me this a.m. at 10 weeks.  I have to say by evening I'm twice as big.

 

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I hesitate to post, since I'm a fatty (with no excuse). I am 5'7", and have struggled with my weight since I was an 120 lb 11 year old. I got up to 265, had gastric bypass, went down to 161, then up to 195, then down to 172, and was beating myself up for hitting 184 when I found out I was pregnant.

Needless to say, I have body fat and body issues. However, I want to get excited about this pregnancy, even if my baby bump has a little padding on top!

At 8 weeks and a few days, I noticed my lower pudge was sticking out a bit further than usual. Then yesterday (9w2d), it started to feel harder.

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I'm not crazy, right? I know it is a very, very small change, but I'm excited. smile.gif

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Karli - I think you look great! 

 

Loving all the baby bump pics!  Wish I had a baby-bump to show... here's me at 6w1d and last week at 10w2d.  I like to think there's a difference between the two pics, but maybe it's just wishful thinking...

 

6w1d

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You gals look great!


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I hesitate to post, since I'm a fatty (with no excuse). I am 5'7", and have struggled with my weight since I was an 120 lb 11 year old. I got up to 265, had gastric bypass, went down to 161, then up to 195, then down to 172, and was beating myself up for hitting 184 when I found out I was pregnant.

Needless to say, I have body fat and body issues. However, I want to get excited about this pregnancy, even if my baby bump has a little padding on top!

At 8 weeks and a few days, I noticed my lower pudge was sticking out a bit further than usual. Then yesterday (9w2d), it started to feel harder.

8615dbd0.jpg9191010a.jpg

I'm not crazy, right? I know it is a very, very small change, but I'm excited. smile.gif

Please excuse the picture size - I'm posting from my phone and that's as small as I could get them. Also, the tiled bathroom is at my work, just so no one questions my taste. orngtongue.gif


Ok, seriously! You are freakin ADORABLE! I don't know what you're so worried about-you are beautiful, and I CAN see a little bit of a baby addition! Don't hesitate to share-women are beautiful no matter what! :-)
 

 


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Gabesgrrrl: Thank you. It's really hard to see myself "normally." After my surgery, I looked fatter to myself that I ever looked when I had a BMI over 40. Then seeing all these tight abs and bellies in this thread just made me beat myself up more. I have zero concept of what I actually look like - I have no perspective, so your kind words mean a lot.

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Karli, I'm overweight at the moment and seeing all the beautiful bellies makes me want to cry over my own.  I've never had a beautiful, round, obviously pregnant belly.  You look beautiful, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. 

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Obviously we now know that DH does a lot of the laundry because he's gone and I can't find my regular picture outfit. Doh! So, here it is with my regular clothes at 9 weeks (shhh.... it was really 9w2d but we'll pretend it was 9w even lol.gif ).

 

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Beautiful bellies, ladies!

 

Still can't really see a change in me..

9w

 

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Me at 10wks.

 

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Ok, seriously! You are freakin ADORABLE! I don't know what you're so worried about-you are beautiful, and I CAN see a little bit of a baby addition! Don't hesitate to share-women are beautiful no matter what! :-)
 

 

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I'm lovin' all these bellies! It's so cool how very different we all are!!

 

I was nervous at first to post, because at 5'2 and 165lbs, I've never been this heavy. But this is my reality. I'll never be one of those adorable thin pregnancy clothes models-I was with my first and second, but it's not gonna happen at the moment.

 

Of course the alternative is to not grow a tiny baby in my body and work my butt off to try to lose the weight....

 

...gee, I think I'll stick with the growing the baby "job"! bouncy.gif 


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10 weeks today

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Other than my boob getting a little bigger I'm not seeing any change. Updated on page 2

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I don't see a big change in myself yet either, tutu! Soon though, I'm sure. :)


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11 weeks!

 

BTW: In spite of all my proclamations about just accepting my body this heavy during this pregnancy....I have to admit I was delighted to see I haven't gained not even an ounce yet! I'd like to "tread water" weight-wise as much as possible, so that my belly will grow healthy, but my butt...well...not so much! :)

 

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What a cute belly, Gabesgrrrl!

Thanks for posting all of these great pics, mamas!  I don't want to just yet.  Still feeling the fluff from the pregnancy with dd.  When I see a cute bump, I'll join in!  But loving watching the bellies grow. 


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So cute, gabesgrrrl!


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8.5 weeks.  To me, I can definitely see the difference!


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Amy May, you are pretty darn cute!  And you still look so tiny!

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10 weeks for me!

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