I just want to start by saying that I have one. A small one. Nothing that would make you look twice. If you were to look at me, you’d think I was just a bit pudgy. And I think that’s strange at almost 17 weeks.
I know that I have a really long torso. And that I’m pretty tall. And that I’ve always had a belly, so that when I look at myself in the mirror, I can see the difference, but no one else can. But I guess I thought this close to the halfway mark, I’d have more of a bump. Something large enough that strangers would be able to tell my preggers status.
I know, I know. Women who are currently pregnant with large bumps are probably cursing me right now. “Shut up about your non-existent bump,” they would say. They know how inconvenient a bump can really be. And for me to bemoan the lack of a sensational bump is probably insulting to them as they waddle and struggle to get out of deep chairs.
Well, I’m sorry in advance. But I really want a bump. I’ve wanted a bump for so long that I’m just antsy for some concrete physical evidence to make itself apparent. I want to drop the mic like Beyoncé and rub my obvious belly with the long, soothing strokes of other pregnant ladies.
On top of that, I had seriously hoped that my bump would be SUPER obvious by Halloween. I have no plans for the holiday, but I am for damn sure going to dress up if I have a bump. My current costume idea is a fortune teller wearing stereotypical gypsy gear (belly dancers always have gypsy looking costuming) with a crystal ball painted on my ginormous baby bump. If there’s a bump by then, that is.
Otherwise I might just stay at home and eat all the candy corn.
I don’t have a good current pic, so this is me at 15 weeks.
I mean, there’s SOME bumpage there. But not enough that a stranger would be able to tell. And I have a bit more bump now that it’s 17 weeks. And I understand the baby is going to start getting larger in these next few weeks, so maybe by Halloween I can be the fortune teller. Maybe.
My husband thinks this pregnancy is going by really quickly. Some days I agree with him. But other days, I just wish I had more of a bump. The bump can’t come fast enough for me.
Anyway, that’s enough belly aching for a belly bump. How long did it take for you to start really showing?
Hmmmm.. I was looking back on my photos. I definitely looked a lot different at 19 weeks from like, 7 weeks, but not super “bumpy.” More still pudgey. I would say I hit bump phase at 25 weeks. You can see here: http://kathrynfindingfertility.wordpress.com/tabicus/
But you look great! and you WILL get that bump. No doubt. Hope it’s sooner than later! You will enjoy it 🙂 It just doesn’t get fun at say, 41 weeks. lol
HAHAHAHAHA! I bet that’s true. You looked adorable throughout your pregnancy in those pics!
Hmmm. i thought i looked pretty huge by 20 weeks but looking at the pics, it wasn’t that obvious. my maternity clothes helped point it out but in regular baggy stuff i could have hidden it for quite some time. it is fun for it to finally show and for ppl to finally have the guts to ask when ur due.