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i rolled over this morning and realized my uterus is all the way up to my belly button! it's like a frikkin basketball in there!!<br><br>
how is it then, that i am STILL NOT SHOWING AT ALL!!??
 

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i rolled over this morning and realized my uterus is all the way up to my belly button! it's like a frikkin basketball in there!!<br><br>
how is it then, that i am STILL NOT SHOWING AT ALL!!??</div>
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I don't know about your uterus, but the other day when I was at the midwife's, I showed her where I was feeling the top of my uterus (half way between my pubic bone and my belly button). She politely informed me that my real uterus was still much lower, and what I was feeling was, in fact, my intestines!
 

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well, i wouldn't even know what my uterus felt like if my mw hadn't given me a very involved lesson last week. i was pouting about not being able to feel it.<br><br><br>
that being said, it's very possible i'm feeling all sorts of other organs. HOWEVER, all of the mystery innards south of my belly button are hard as a rock! (which is the first time anything near my belly could be described as "hard" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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If your uterus <i>is</i> up there then you need a scan to rule out the possibility of twins. Seriously, mine isn't quite at my navel yet and I'm due a few weeks before you with a fifth child.<br>
As for why you're not showing, however, that's because you have abs of steel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Jammy git. I could fasten my jeans at 21 weeks when I got married 9 years ago, then the morning after the wedding there was a foot gap in the waistband where the bump lay <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Make the most of it, this phenomenon is unlikely to recur in other pregnancies.
 

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O.K. since we are on the topic... at 14.5 weeks my uterus is sitting about 2 finger widths away from my belly button, I'm due 2/25, so where is your uterus Helen? I thought it was supossed to be around or just below your belly button @ 16 weeks, and I think you guys are at least 2 weeks ahead of me.<br>
Ugh, I keep checking mine everyday, but I alway have to pee so it's all over the place! However after I empty the bladder it goes back down, my kid is going to hate being poked at when s/he comes out!
 

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i rolled over this morning and realized my uterus is all the way up to my belly button! it's like a frikkin basketball in there!!<br><br>
how is it then, that i am STILL NOT SHOWING AT ALL!!??</div>
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BTW, make sure you've pee'd first, because your bladder will push your uterus up a little higher than where it usually sits, especially in the a.m.!
 

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well, i wouldn't even know what my uterus felt like if my mw hadn't given me a very involved lesson last week. i was pouting about not being able to feel it.<br><br><br>
that being said, it's very possible i'm feeling all sorts of other organs. HOWEVER, all of the mystery innards south of my belly button are hard as a rock! (which is the first time anything near my belly could be described as "hard" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )</div>
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he he he! Mine too! I actually can feel all the borders of my uterus and I can feel the difference in pressing on other organs vs pressing on my uterus. It feels completely different INSIDE my body as opposed to different to my fingertips. I'm measuring 16 weeks instead of 15 right now but it's just the size of the baby. My ultrasound showed a baby measuring 16 weeks but since I'm POSITIVE of my dates, I know I'm only 15.
 

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okay, it's actually about 2 fingers below my belly button, but i CAN feel the contours and, like the pp said, pushing on it vs. pushing on my bowels etc., feels totally different INSIDE my body. and yes, i peed first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> if i hadn't i would've had to change the sheets.<br><br>
all i know is that my abdomen has changed A LOT over the last 2 weeks and this morning i noticed such a dramatic change that i couldn't keep quiet about it.
 

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The top of my uterus is well below my bellybutton. It is about half-way between my pubic bone and belly button. I'm due 2/10, so it's right where it should be. I had my OB check to show me at my appointment on Tues., and she said that they don't even start checking it until 20 weeks because it is so low in the abdomen.
 

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I am 17 weeks and my uterus is midway between my pubic bone and belly button. I do not have too big of a bump, but you can see it there, this is my 4th baby though! I think with my first it was more like 20 weeks before I started to show....and even at 9 months if I was standing the right way I did not look pregnant!
 

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OK, I lied. My uterus is about an inch below my navel at 17 and a bit weeks. UK midwives reckon that it should be by the navel at 20 weeks, but that early measurements don't mean much once you have more than a few kids.
 

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I have a short torso, so my uterus is probably up higher than it might normally be...unless I am completely off about my dates, by like a month! I am waiting for my MW to call me...but I did feel the baby move after lunch today!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK, I lied. My uterus is about an inch below my navel at 17 and a bit weeks. UK midwives reckon that it should be by the navel at 20 weeks, but that early measurements don't mean much once you have more than a few kids.</div>
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That's about where I'm at. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Sometimes it's right up at my navel and other times (probably when my intestines and bladder are empty) it feels like I have some room to grow before 20 weeks, but I know that's just my new silly thing to worry about now that I've finally started gaining back the weight I lost during the nausea phase and can't obsess over that any more.<br><br>
I can't weird myself out too much about the possibility of multiples when I've felt ONE head so clearly through my vaginal wall and my intuition feels the presence of ONE very unique soul, so I think s/he's going to be a big baby for my family, although my family does not have particularly big babies so a ten pounder would be enough to impress even me.<br><br>
For the record, you do NOT need to have an ultrasound at 16-17 weeks to diagnose multiples. Multiples can be easily diagnosed a bit further along when you or your midwife or OB can feel two heads or hear two heartbeats. There really isn't that much to be gained (other than knowing to budget for two car seats and being able to use your two favourite names instead of having to choose just one) by knowing this early.<br><br>
Over on the UC board, we recently had a mama who UC'd her twins and all three are doing just fine.<br><br>
Mosesface, enjoy your little belly and know that every pregnancy is different. As I posted elsewhere and repeatedly, I rented an apartment at 8 1/2 months (granted in a rain storm while wearing a heavy sweater and a trench coat type raincoat) with Phoenix without the landlord suspecting I was pregnant and got married in a white dress at 5 1/2 months with Jeanita without any of the guests suspecting a thing, but I had difficulty keeping this bean under wraps for even twelve weeks.<br><br>
It's a good thing I LOVE my pregnant body and I think this little bump is particularly nicely shaped. I never expected Christopher to be my last so I am savouring every moment this time around because I seriously doubt if I could beat the ods again or if it would be wise to do so even if I physically could, considering that I've still got the teens to think about and help out financially and that almost 18 years as a SAHM/homeschooler does not exactly qualify me for a lot of high paying employment.<br><br>
I love to "suck in my gut" a see the outlines of my hard, firm, strong uterus. I always have. I've missed it these last 16 years while I've hid it behind my pubic bone. I'm very vain about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I love to "suck in my gut" a see the outlines of my hard, firm, strong uterus. I always have. I've missed it these last 16 years while I've hid it behind my pubic bone. I'm very vain about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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thank you, noordinaryspider.
 

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I am right below my belly button at 15 and MW said that she dosen't get worried about more than one until you measure large past 20? We will see, I am like you OP, not showing at all, like I can tell I am poochie, like bloted but not all cute bumpy like most of you hot mamas!
 

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I'm 17 weeks and my uterus is right at my belly button, but I'm very short waisted, and this is my third.
 
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