My bump is TINY at 32 weeks :(

Evangelyna - posted on 06/05/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I'm 32, almost 33 weeks but my bump is still super small. I look like I just ate a big meal not like I have 8 weeks to go. I got my haircut a couple days ago and talking to the stylist the subject of kids came up. She asked me if I had any and I said not yet, I will in about 8 weeks. She was so shocked she asked me to stand up and went on to comment on how great I looked. When she was 32 weeks she looked like a house.

I know it's a silly thing to be annoyed over and I am happy that I've only gained 21lbs and it'll be easy for me to get my body back especially since I'm going to be my sisters maid of honor in October (about 3 months after baby). But it's a little embarrassing to shop for nursing bras and things because people assume I'm buying for someone else. It just makes me feel fat. Even my family is surprised at how small I still am. I eat ALL the time. I'm always hungry! And I definitely indulge in the sweets. Not even my brother can tell that I'm pregnant. -.- It's not like was a 00 before I got pregnant, I've always been pretty average sized and athletic but even my tiny friends got HUGE. I don't want to look like I swallowed a cow but it would be nice if it was a little more obvious.

It's not something I'm concerned about, everything is normal and the kid is growing and it's all great but very compact. Maybe it's because I have a long torso so the kid has plenty of room or maybe it's just genetics, I don't know, either way it's annoying how surprised people are when they find out.

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Tenns - posted on 06/09/2013

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I'm not as far along as you are, but I'm relatively small as well. I'm naturally a very thin woman so I never really expected to have this giant baby bump. My main thing is as long as baby is measuring on track, then everything is fine. Every woman carries differently, so no need to compare yourself to women than have a bump twice the size as yours. If you think there may be an issue, I would recommend consulting your OB/GYN.

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Tracy - posted on 06/18/2013

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My neighbors moved in about a week before my son was born. When I brought him home from the hospital, they thought I'd adopted him because they had seen me but didn't realize I was pregnant! I never wore maternity clothes with my first -- I made up for it with my 2nd baby. As long as the doctor isn't concerned, there's no reason to worry :)

Kathleen - posted on 06/15/2013

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give it a few weeks, when I was 6 1/2 months pregnant with mine I got really really hungry and the baby took a huge growth spurt....LOL enjoy those PBJ's and milkshakes while you can!!!

Jacqueline - posted on 06/13/2013

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I know how annoying it is for people to comment on your size. When I was pregnant people would constantly say things like "wow look how big you've gotten", "oh my goodness, I was so much smaller when I was at your stage", "are you having twins?". My father-in-law once told me "wow looks like you got bigger since yesterday." I had a neighbor swear up and down that I was having twins. She even went as far as telling everyone at the party. I was already having a hard time with my weight gain. It wasn't anything outrageous but I have always been a very small person so gaining weight at all was a whole new thing to me. People just don't filter their comments (or actions. A ton of strangers would come up and rub my belly. It was awkward). I just had to keep reminding myself that both my baby and I were healthy and that was all that mattered.

Amber - posted on 06/13/2013

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People have no filter! I'm amazed at what they say to pregnant women. That said, the people I know usually feel like they are complimenting you by telling you that you don't look as far along as you are. I'm sure it gets old really quick but hopefully everyone has the best intentions for you. :)

As to the size issue, it's interesting to hear what doctors have to say about weight but remember to take that as a grain of salt if they talk about delivering early or changing anything based on their guesstimate. Many doctors will guess but even via ultrasound it's extremely unreliable according to my OB/GYN. I had a friend who had a US after my OB told me that (we were due within a week of each other) and they ended up delivering her early saying her baby wasn't growing and only weighed like 5.5 pounds and when he was born he was over 7 pounds and had some issues with feeding, etc. that might have been avoided if he was carried to term. Just a comment on weight measurements. Also, with my second, at about 31 weeks I started measuring 3 weeks ahead and then the next week was right at 32 weeks then 33 weeks I was 2 weeks ahead... It went on until I delivered and had a lot to do with where the baby was. He did end up being a big baby at 9.5 lbs born at 39 weeks, but half the time during those last few weeks he measured on time or behind so for me at least the measurements didn't mean a whole lot.

I would recommend getting things ready or at least making a list of exactly what you want though, especially since your mom went early when she was pregnant with you. :)

Kathleen - posted on 06/09/2013

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If your prenatal tests are normal, dont worry about it, have your Ob do an ultrasound to check for fetal development if thats OK, just consider yourself lucky so far....

Danicia - posted on 06/08/2013

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man I wish I could have traded with you! I think that's pretty cool that you aren't "a house" at that stage bc you are going to be able to get your pre-preggo body back quicker. luckily you won't have to hear peoples' surprise about your modest baby bump much longer- soon they'll be expressing their surprise at how amazing you look for having a newborn! :) congrats on baby! :)

Jodi - posted on 06/07/2013

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With my first, I didn't pop out until I was 36 weeks. He was a 7 1/2 lb baby at full term.

Amber - posted on 06/07/2013

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As long as the baby is healthy don't worry about the size of your bump. I can remember being pregnant for the first time, and not being able to wait until I began to show and could wear maternity clothes. I was actually nine months pregnant and was just starting to have people ask me if I was expecting. They were shocked to hear that I was and that I was due next week!! lol! My second pregnancy if took no time to start to show.
Anyway, good luck with your soon to be little bundle!!

Evangelyna - posted on 06/07/2013

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@Angie: First I have to comment on your name! Lol that's so funny! I've only ever met 1 other person with my name and she was from Poland. I met an Evangeline but never another Evangelina/Evangelena/Evangelyna. My parents were going to spell my name with an I originally but changed it to a Y because my mom was into numerology and she liked the numbers with the Y better lol sounds like hippy stuff I know. Anyway, I think that's really cool.

I don't know if I'll have time to "pop" I just had an ultrasound today and my little boy had a wicked growth spurt. I'm going to be 33 weeks on Sunday and he's already 6lbs and measuring 35 weeks, everything is ahead by 2 weeks so I might not have to contend with my itty bitty bump for long. I know I would be just as annoyed if I was huge and people thought I had twins or was further along just like I find it annoying when people DON'T notice that there's a kid in there, it's not just a food baby, it's real lol

My mom was really small when she was pregnant too but she was also a size 0 even after she had 2 kids. Sadly, I didn't get her long legs and petite frame, I got my dads long torso/short legs/wide shoulders/sturdy build lol

But now I'm freaking out because I literally haven't bought a thing for him yet! We were going to wait until after the first but if the kid is like me, we'll have to reconsider that plan. I almost came early so my mom was put on bed rest then I was born at 37 weeks to the day. My poor mama barely made it to the hospital. Her water broke and less than an hour later I was in her arms. No warning or anything. She was making dinner for my dad and I interrupted. Lol I've never had good timing. ^_^

Angie - posted on 06/07/2013

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Everyone is different, they carry different and each pregnancy is different. With my third I didn't gain hardly any weight until about 6-7 months along. At 5 months I had only gained 8lbs. By the end I had gained 38lbs! : /
I also know someone who took pics and she had a tiny bump with baby #2 and then somewhere in the end she 'popped'!
I remember with my first I wanted nothing more than a huge baby bump and it took awhile. At the same time, it's just as annoying when people constantly comment on how big you are and can't believe you're nowhere near your due date or that you're not having twins!
I also wanted to share, my name is Evangelina! XD

Bella - posted on 06/06/2013

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My bump was small as well. It depends on your body type as well as if you had children before... don't worry about your bump, as long as your doctor says everything is good then you shouldn't worry.

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