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<p>Just wondering. I just look like I have permabloat, nothing resembling a bump. I'm almost 18 weeks--come on now!</p>
 

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<p>I barely showed with DD until I was 24 weeks - here is me at 22 weeks or so, I am not anywhere near this right now at almost 18 weeks, so I totally feel you. To give you an idea, we haven't told anyone I was pregnant, and no one has guessed...</p>
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<p>Me!</p>
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<p>Yay! I'm not alone! I actually look similar to your 22 week photo, maybe a little less than that. The only way I get anything resembling a nice firm pregnancy bulge is if I super suck in. Otherwise it just looks like I've gained some weight around my middle. I'm not convinced what I have is baby so much as a result of the increased eating I've been doing and the fact that I've been really bad about exercising lately.</p>
 

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<p>YES - I never show, just look like I have gained some weight. It drives me crazy! :lol</p>
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<p>I have nooooooo belly at all (I'm naturally flat stomached - I just gain a butt - he he) I have no idea how to upload a photo though.</p>
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<p>Last pregnancy I was actually asked if I was pregnant (at the doctors office - she was apparently a fertility specialist as well) when I was about 37 weeks along.</p>
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<p>People always look at me weird when I am waddling around at 9 months, but I only look 5..............it's fun I tell ya.</p>
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<p>Do you ladies have a tilted uterus as well? that is why I don't really ever show.</p>
 

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<p>I'm definitely in the pudgy but not showing club. I am at 18 weeks and nobody has guessed. I just bought maternity pants, and I think that helps me look more pregnant and less fat, since there is no longer a belt buckle in the middle of my chub. Also, the wrap-around style maternity tops seem to help make my belly look more like a baby bump. Still, frustrating!</p>
 

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<p>That's crazy, Annie! 37 weeks?!</p>
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<p>I don't have a tilted uterus, but I do have a long torso. I'm hoping I'll have something resembling a bump by Christmas, but I'm not counting on it.</p>
 

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<p>Haha; you guys are funny. I always hide my pregnancies, this is the first one i really can't and it's annoying!</p>
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<p>I looked like the pic with my first one, for sure. 4th one... I look pg. It catches me off guard that people can guess I'm pg already.</p>
 

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<p>Definitely! When I'm standing, it kinda looks like a baby bump. When I'm sitting, it looks like pudge. I've gotten into the habit of stroking or holding my belly when I'm sitting so it's more obvious. I know, it's silly. Baby's definitely growing and it feels like it's entirely internal - my stomach is SO squished. I'm finally getting an appetite back, so I'm hoping that means the baby's starting to move outwards and away from the stomach.</p>
 

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<p>It took me until almost 20 weeks to really feel like I looked pregnant, and now, finally, at 22 weeks strangers are noticing, which I appreciate.   :)  I hope you get your bump for Christmas, Blanca78!</p>
 

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<p>I was at the store yesterday and the cashier asked how far along I was. I said "20 weeks" and she said "No fair!!! I want to show too!!" She said she is 17 weeks and I wouldn't have even noticed if she hadn't said something. She had a tiny little ridge going on there. But it is her first and this is my fourth and I always carry big. I told her not to worry-she would "pop" soon!!</p>
 

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<p>I'm not really showing much yet either.  I can notice I'm rounding out a bit, but I think I mostly just look fat to everyone else.  </p>
 
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