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Not showing at 18 weeks?

I'm about 18 wks and although I have gained a few lbs I'm not really showing yet...I mean I don't fit into my pants much anymore without trying to come up with some new way to fasten them but you still can't look at me and tell I have a baby thats almost 6 inces in there either....

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Asked by HayleyGM at 8:50 AM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I wore my jeans until I was almost 6 months with my first baby. She was 8lbs, 4 oz. It takes awhile for your body to stretch, especially if you're in good shape.

    Answer by manna1qd at 8:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • LOL!! Don't worry my dear, you will. lol.. I wore my regular clothes w/ my daughter till I was 7 months prego.. It's like you'll wake up one day and there it'll be! LOL..

    Answer by honeys_sugamama at 8:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • I think it's normal, especially if this is your first baby. I'm 16 weeks and am showing but this is my third. Some women say they don't start showing until 20 weeks or so with there first. As long as the doc says everything is okay, don't worry about it!

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 8:59 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • Thanks! I was avidly working out before I found out so I feel like I was in good shape. And I have only gained 6 lbs so far. But I haven't been all that hungry either.

    Answer by HayleyGM at 9:01 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • some women don't show for a while. I wish I would have been like that. I show really early. I was wearing some of my maternity clothes by 10 weeks.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:32 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • it's okay, most people don't show till six months.

    Answer by SummersMamma at 9:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • My brother's first wife, did not start showing until she was almost 8 mos pregnant. My nephew weighed 8 lbs, when he was born.

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 10:03 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • i didnt start showing til i was 7 months

    Answer by s.bryant at 10:21 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • I didn't really start showing until about 26-28 weeks. I'm 30 weeks now. I originally thought I started showing around 24 weeks (six months), but after seeing pictures of myself around that time, I didn't look pregnant AT ALL. Now I can't really hide it, but strangers still seem to think I'm just a bloated fat cow, not actually pregnant. My family members and friends definitely notice the change, though. I haven't gained much weight either =]

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:33 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

  • My SIL never wore maternity clothes. Her jeans fit all the way thru and that was long before stretch jeans. She had a 7 lb + healthy baby girl. She was her 3rd child. On the other hand my dd has been showing since about 2 mos. Everyone is different. Congratulations on your new baby!

    Answer by kdd1209 at 10:43 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

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