Hey Nena, I know you are creepen on me. Get a life.
I've heard you pop sooner with subsequent pregnancies because the muscles are looser, but in your case, you must have a six-pack made of steel! Maybe your sixth or seventh pregnancy will show earlier!
Larissa, mom to all my girls (07/10), (05/02), (09/98) and another due 02/15!
I can understand how you'd like to be showing more. I'm sure it will happen soon.
I look like a watermelon thief!
It means that you have some rocken abdominal muscles that is holding everything in. I know that don't make you feel great now but you will be thankful after the baby is born and your body snaps back (or close to) where it started. Trust me, it is NOT fun walking around with a newborn and looking 7 months pregnant!
Me + Dh = Dd1(9.5 yrs) + Dd2(7 yrs) and Ds(4.5 yrs)
I wish my baby belly was more prominent as well. This is my 8th and in my other pregnancies baby belly has popped out by now! It really is frustrating, especially when I want to park in the pink parking and feel guilty for NOT looking pregnant!
I'm still down 15lbs in my highest weight during pregnancy too. My rings are getting bigger on my fingers and my regular jeans are starting to get loose and I am close to being able to get them off without unbuttoning and unzipping! LOL
I was hoping that after having lost 130lbs before getting pregnant that I would show more, and quicker and enjoy this pregnancy more. Instead I am 5½ mo pregnant and don't look it at all! It's down right frustrating and I know how you feel!
Here I JUST took this pic. 22 weeks and I think I have less of a baby bump than you, LOL
Mom to 9 ~*~ 4 4 & 1(MtF) ~*~
I never thought it was possible until now. I mean chatty is basically 6 mo pregnant and I am 5½mo pregnant and if you didn't know it you probably wouldn't think we were pregnant if you met us, for the first time on the street, right?!
It's certainly given me a different perspective on how some people can really hide their pregnancies or not "know".
Although, little miss Adelyn's movements seem to be my dead give away, especially since she LOVES to dance on my cervix, which drives me batty! Even still, I didn't feel her move until about 20 weeks! That's a long time. I could have easily not known I was pregnant for 20 weeks if I hadn't peed on that HPT, LOL. We weren't trying and my cycles were all messed up and had been skipping so I could have easily attributed all of my symptoms to my weight loss and WLS if it hadn't been for me seriously and randomly peeing on that stick.
It boggles my mind to think about not knowing for 20 weeks.
Mom to 9 ~*~ 4 4 & 1(MtF) ~*~
I remember with my first pregnancy, I went on a college alumni tubing trip-- in a *bathing suit*-- right at about 30 weeks. Nobody noticed I was pregnant. Not one person. Some of us just take a little longer to show!
I have found if I wear tighter clothes, that helps and if I wear maternity clothes, well, they make ANYONE look pg! Like lrgs said, soon enough we'll all be waddling around!
I don't know how to link to a photo. hmm let me see.
ok this is at 18 weeks
I havn't changed that much since then.
And this is before pregnancy
Canadian mom of Myron born in Japan, March 2007. Our second son born at home, wonderful HBAC in July 2010. I am a jeweller, I love creating things!
1***5****10****15****20****25****30****35***40****45, Due June 10th, 2014
Uc, yeah, its kinda stinky! And I totally agree. I was the same with my first dd and now I really really get how some women would never think they were preggers! OMG. Baby danced on my cervix once and I was sure i was going to die...I dropped to the floor and did that dog yoga pose and shook around...it felt SO bizzare.
I am finally looking "bigger" at night and while its not necessarily a bump it is definatly a large fat looking something! LOL!!!!
I am now getting joy out of telling people I am 6 months pregnant and seeing thier reaction...I need something to give me laughs right?
Me 41, single mom to dd 4/2001 and ds 7/17/2010
You are tall which means baby has plenty of room to hang out and stretch without pushing outward yet. It also means you don't get as squished at the end. Bump will come when the baby runs out room:-)
My first DD was 8 lbs. 7 oz., and I thought she'd be small because I didn't "stick out" like other women do. She just grew *up* rather than *out*.
I also have this weird experience that when I lay down on my back, sometimes the baby bump disappears. Even up to 30-something weeks with my first DD!
So what I'm trying to say is don't worry! Your baby will be fine as long as you are taking care of yourself, getting enough rest, water, vitamins and minerals. Your body is efficient!
(I also wanted to say that I don't think it has much to do with how strong the abdominals are, as I was a super lazy-ass before getting pregnant with my first DD! )