Jump to content

a bump at 9 weeks?!


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 Spring Chickadee

Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Last night I thought I would start my 'before picturesí of my bump so every 2 weeks I can take a new one to track the growth. Iím about 9 weeks weeks now.

When I was 10+kgs heavier I had a protruding belly often being mistaken for a pregnant belly.  When I lost that weight it flattened a fair bit, it wasnít completely tonned but it certainly didnít look pregnant. Iím only 1.5kgs above a normal BMI.    

Since falling pregnant this time around Iíve lost a few Kilos unintentionally, my measurements have gotten smaller around my underbust and butt but larger around my belly. I have been feeling quite bloated and my belly has protruded more and more over the past few weeks. it initially wasnít looking like an actually Ďbumpí, more just flabby and soft. It also had a bit of a muffin top so you could clearly see where my underwear usually stops. But now Itís firm and nice and round. ATM the difference between my underbust and belly is 17cms and I'm seeing an increase in the measurement just above my underwear line the most each week (where all the growth should actually be).

But as for the whole bump, this has got to be all bloating this early right?

I *Think* I can feel the uterus towards to bottom of the bump which is firm and round. When should I expect a real bump rather than all bloating?




#2 chocolatecrackle

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

I was bigger at 7 weeks from bloating than I was at 13 weeks! I didn't have a real bump until quite late, but I was definitely thickening through the middle by about 13 weeks.

I did notice that I was much, much more bloated during the pregnancy after my m/c. I was bigger second time around from 5-9 weeks than I was at 12 weeks the first time, and then the bloating eased before the real bump started.

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

#3 TotesFeral

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

I definitely had bloating for ages when I was pregnant with DD.
My actual bump didn't start showing until around 20 weeks.

Right now I'm not sure if I'm bloated or if its just the excess weight left over from DD  laughing2.gif

#4 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

I had a BUMP at 8 weeks with my DD.. no mistaking it and it certainly wasnt bloating...

but she was my second pregnancy so the tummy is always looser etc...Everyone is different... I have a friend that is 22 weeks and her tummy is smaller than what yours is now...

#5 Spring Chickadee

Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Ladies, I guess we'll see if it just keeps getting bigger or gets smaller first.

This is my 4th pregnancy but the previous one's miscarried earlier so I'm not sure if that makes a difference.

#6 PurpleChicken

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

I had a bump due to bloating from about 8 weeks, but it's now turned into an actual baby bump at 12.5 weeks.  I think it popped out a bit overnight almost!

My belly now is the same as it was with DD at 17 weeks.

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Bump at 9 weeks is from organs being misplaced upwards to accommodate growing uterus. With subsequent babies our muscle tone isn't usually as good so therefore unlike with first pregnancy they have more 'give' in them and you pop earlier.
Unless you are 12 weeks+ or having multiples your uterus is still quite a way down behind the pelvic bone and not able to be felt abdominally.
If you can feel your uterus SC then I'd be checking dates etc original.gif
It's a very cute bump even if it isn't baby yet...good luck.

#8 Spring Chickadee

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE
Unless you are 12 weeks+ or having multiples your uterus is still quite a way down behind the pelvic bone and not able to be felt abdominally.
If you can feel your uterus SC then I'd be checking dates etc original.gif
It's a very cute bump even if it isn't baby yet...good luck.


Maybe It's not my uterus then! it feels firm and round about where my underwear line is. This area is also starting to protrude slightly. I just assumed it was my uterus but then I thought your uterus stayed behind your pelvic bone until you 'pop'.

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (Spring Chickadee @ 03/04/2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe It's not my uterus then! it feels firm and round about where my underwear line is. This area is also starting to protrude slightly. I just assumed it was my uterus but then I thought your uterus stayed behind your pelvic bone until you 'pop'.


Sometimes you can feel the firm outline of your bladder if it is a bit full too.
If you want to find out if it is uterus then have a pee and lie down and the bump will usually disappear in the first trimester.
People usually do 'pop' earlier with subsequent babies, not always from bloating but just from organ displacement so it is 'really' caused by the baby in an indirect way original.gif

I have seen women having subsequent babies who have quite a little pot belly at 6 weeks original.gif I love seeing a photographic account of the belly as it grows during the pregnancy.





#10 Peggy Olson

Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

I have had a bump since 9 weeks too (now almost 11). It's okay if I wear loose clothes but if I wear something a little tighter, it definitely looks like I have something going on. I'm sure people at work have noticed that I am somewhat rounder. I've only put on a small amount of weight, but the bloating makes me look like I've stacked on at least 5 kilos.

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:37 AM

At 8 weeks your uterus is about the size of a large orange and 'shouldn't' be palpable abdominally.
It is still a pelvic organ.
If I palpated someone at 8 weeks and found I could feel a fundus I'd be sending them off for an ultrasound.
It could be the top of you bladder...or maybe there is more than one in there original.gif
Having said that we don't all have exactly the same sized uterus but calculating the size via palpation was always an important part of assessing the gestation in pre Ultrasound day so there are some pretty standard landmarks.

#12 KristyMum-

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

well whatever it's called (bloating, baby belly, whatever) I am more than happy to have it (when I'm pregnant, that is lol).

and yes, that early.  Whatever it's called if I don't fit my normal pants then I'm in maternity ones.
here's 7 and 11 weeks with the 7 week one actually being fuller if you watch it all the way to the pubic bone ie where the pants are, and 13 weeks

Edited by KristyMum-, 04 April 2012 - 12:49 AM.


#13 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

I have huge numbers of uterine fibroids and with no pregnancy my uterus apparently measures at about 12 weeks despite having a flat abdominal area. I've been measured at 20 weeks from 6 weeks+ but didn't start to show a belly until 9 weeks and it may have looked similar to yours OP but with greater definition at the hips. The number of clueless women who've told me it's not possible to have a belly at my gestation is ridiculous. I've even been told by nurses and doctors that it's "just not possible" to appear to be 20 weeks+ at first trimester and that I am mistaken - even with my explanation of a bulky uterus and my diagnosis.  laughing2.gif Being told I was miscarrying despite not knowing I was pregnant with and A&E nurse insisting it was 20+ weeks was a bit of a worry.

pp's pics (above) look more like bad posture to me than bump but it's amazing the way my own posture has changed through this pregnancy and not for the better. I've started trying to be conscious of it to try to correct it as it's a bit of a concern for me.

#14 *mylittleprince*

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:42 AM

You have a lovely bump Spring Chickadee. I love baby bumps and we should be proud of them. In my first pregnancy I was the second to be pregnant amongst my friends and was always told how huge I was and hated it! I'm having a baby people, it is growing!

I'm 10 weeks pregnant with twins and have a small baby bump. My usual clothes are lose fitting so can get away with it but if I wear any winter tops (which are more slim fitting) you can definately see it. My jeans and skirt are also getting tighter so I'll think I'll get to 12 weeks max and then have to wear maternity clothes.

GOod luck with your pregnancy.

#15 Charlotte84

Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Hey OP I def couldn't hide it with DD4 I started to show very early. I think at 9 weeks there was a def bump you could see.  Like another PP I have some issues and durning some months I can look like I am 12 weeks pregnant without trying.

#16 Soontobegran

Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE (*howls* @ 04/04/2012, 12:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks STBG.  It's probably just bladder then.  My 2yo DD says it's just one, so I'm going with that. original.gif

original.gif


QUOTE (Buy Me A Pony ! @ 04/04/2012, 07:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have huge numbers of uterine fibroids and with no pregnancy my uterus apparently measures at about 12 weeks despite having a flat abdominal area. I've been measured at 20 weeks from 6 weeks+ but didn't start to show a belly until 9 weeks and it may have looked similar to yours OP but with greater definition at the hips. The number of clueless women who've told me it's not possible to have a belly at my gestation is ridiculous. I've even been told by nurses and doctors that it's "just not possible" to appear to be 20 weeks+ at first trimester and that I am mistaken - even with my explanation of a bulky uterus and my diagnosis.  laughing2.gif Being told I was miscarrying despite not knowing I was pregnant with and A&E nurse insisting it was 20+ weeks was a bit of a worry.

pp's pics (above) look more like bad posture to me than bump but it's amazing the way my own posture has changed through this pregnancy and not for the better. I've started trying to be conscious of it to try to correct it as it's a bit of a concern for me.


Fibroids sure do make a huge difference to uterine size. They often making it really hard to estimate the gestation and palpate the baby later in the pregnancy.
Stupid people for not taking any notice of you.

#17 KristyMum-

Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

I've always quite liked the arch in my back lol and I've just gone and looked now (out of curiosity) and it's pretty much the same (ditto wedding pics and you're definately NOT trying to poke out a belly then lol).  I wonder if too many backflips and backwalkovers as a kid made a difference..?  Generally (when I'm not slouching), my posture's pretty good.  oh and I tried it then and if I attempt (I tried it then) to 'overarch' or poke my (non-pregnant atm) gut out, I get that 'crease' in the skin.

Geez Buy Me a Pony! even after you told them, they still didn't get it... that is a bit of a worry.

OP best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy and birth original.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Vote in our Parents' Choice Awards

Vote now and you could win a a share of $2500 worth of prizes including a Redsbaby Jive, an ErgoBaby 360, and $1500 cash.

'I will defend my son's right to wear a tutu'

Three-year-old boy Roo likes to wear tutus and, until now, it hasn't been a problem.

Chinese sign up toddlers for chief executive classes

CHILDREN as young as three are being enrolled in "chief executive courses" in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The 'best little baby' and the police officer who rescued him

"And just in my head, I'm a father myself, and I couldn't sit there and let him ... I couldn't let him sit in that."

Olympian sells medal to pay for child's cancer treatment

An Olympian has sold his medal to help fund cancer treatment for a 3-year-old boy.

Family of mum who took her own life speak out about PND

From the outside it looked like Allison Goldstein was blissfully happy. She had a new baby, a loving husband, and was part of a close knit-family.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

BuggyCart solves the dilemma of shopping with a pram

Ducking to the shops for some groceries is a whole other ballgame once you have a baby.

Viral photo shows powerful moment before second baby's arrival

While our second baby was very much wanted, I wondered if I could love another baby as much as I loved my first.

What does a baby with whooping cough sound like? Sometimes like this

It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.

Cheers! Why we're all happy to be bad mothers now

A new generation of mums is resisting the pressure to be "perfect" - and revelling in their naughty side?

Dealing with mealtime fussiness: mums share their tips

It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that

Why having a puppy is like parenting a child

Despite being a dog owner and a parent, I've never been able to relate to the idea that the two have many similarities – until now.

Baby Joey is sleeping star in adorable photos

When photographer mum Laura Izumikawa puts her baby daughter down to sleep, the last thing on her mind is rest.

The necessity of 'Do not disturb' signs for napping babies

Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.

Mum's brutal truth about c-section: 'This is not the easy way out'

A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.

Twins give birth in same hospital just hours apart

Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.

Goki Ride-On cars for toddlers

Toddlers just love to ride on anything with wheels but will often reject the pram once they can walk.

Letting your health slide as you look after the kids? Here's how to get out of the trap

It's time to start prioritising our own health, as well as the health of our children, to avoid longer lasting health challenges.

How to child-proof every room in your house

A guide to making your home a safer place for little ones.

Portable pool safety reminder after toddler's death

The drowning of a Hobart toddler has prompted a coroner to remind the community that even inflatable and portable pools must be fenced.

I have a clingy toddler - help!

"Nothing stops the clinginess - he cries when I put him down, no matter how long I hold him."

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Vote in our Parents' Choice Awards - and WIN!

Vote now and you could win a a share of $2500 worth of prizes including a Redsbaby Jive, an ErgoBaby 360, and $1500 cash.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.