16 Week Belly picture!

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KET_2010's picture
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16 Week Belly picture!

I took this last night when I was getting my husband's care package together so I could send him a recent one Smile

Anyone else have belly pictures to share?!

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14 week belly! Taken yesterday.

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You ladies look great!!! Has me a little concerned though...my belly doesn't look like I am 17 weeks and 2 days along... I have been struggling with the "...if I could just hear the heartbeat, I would feel better" but my appt isn't until next Thursday!!!

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"JavUCL160" wrote:

You ladies look great!!! Has me a little concerned though...my belly doesn't look like I am 17 weeks and 2 days along... I have been struggling with the "...if I could just hear the heartbeat, I would feel better" but my appt isn't until next Thursday!!!

Do you have any kids yet? That can make a big difference. This was me 4 years ago with my daughter, but already 21 weeks. I'm probably already just as big and 7 weeks earlier.

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It is my first child...do you think the difference can be so significant?

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Every woman carries different and each of those women carry differently from pregnancy to pregnancy.

I'm also heavy, so my padding is placed where it makes me look bigger too.

Lots of women hardly show the entire pregnancy. Me? I was in maternity pants this time at 9 weeks... Size definitely has nothing to do with it. From your profile pic it looks like I can definitely see a bump there. I'm sure your little one is growing right along and next week you'll see them!

You've heard the heartbeat once, right? Once you get to the point where you can hear the heartbeat something like 98% of pregnancies are carried to term.

Worrying is normal, but try not to worry yourself too much. Just you wait, in about a month or so you'll be feeling movement (I didn't feel my first til 20-21 weeks) and you'll get your reassurance all the time!

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We did hear the heartbeat around the 13 week mark. I'm sure I'm just worrying...we just had tried for so long. Thank you for your advice and comments definitely made me feel better!

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"JavUCL160" wrote:

It is my first child...do you think the difference can be so significant?

There can definitely be a big difference b/w women and number of children! With my first, I told my patients around 20 weeks and a lot of them were totally shocked! With my second, I felt like I had to tell people right at 13 weeks and everybody had already guessed! I remember one of my patient's moms telling me that she had been waiting for a month for me to tell her! This one is surprising me b/c I don't feel like I am as large as my 2nd and I haven't told any of my patients yet because I feel like I can hide it pretty well. I'm thinking maybe next week. I need to take a pic!

You ladies all look wonderful! I LOVE seeing belly pics!

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:lurk:
There's a huge difference between women! I'm almost 20w and thin my belly shots look just like the one in your avatar picture (with my 4th baby, 6th pregnancy!). But, I have a neighbor who is 26w, built like me, and bigger than I'll be at term. There is huge variety.

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I'm on #4 so I'm definitely showing sooner. Last time I was in maternity/yoga pants by 8-10 weeks. I hated it ha ha. This time, I can still fit in my jeans, but it hurts to sit down lol. I didn't really start showing with #1 until I was about 5 months pregnant. This time around, I was showing around 10 weeks.

For some reason, this time around I've been kinda nervous but I've been feeling little flutters lately so it helps (also, the more kids you have, the sooner you'll feel baby move).

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Also, here's pictures from Dec's board.

http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/december-2013-781/btdt-moms-belly-comparison-thread-706892/

The one mommy showed her first belly pic with her first baby at 17 weeks and she's tiny!!

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"JavUCL160" wrote:

It is my first child...do you think the difference can be so significant?

:lurk: from dec

I am about as big now on my 3 time this far as I was with my 1st at 17 weeks. It makes a huuuuge difference. You can see my picture differences on the dec board. AHHAHA. oops I just saw that the person just before me said. LOL

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Here's my 16 week pic! I haven't processed my 17 week one yet.


16weeks by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr

You don't have to be on your first child to not look obviously pregnant at this point. This is #3 for me, and my friends keep telling me that if I hadn't already told them, they never would have suspected I was pregnant. I've just come to the conclusion that I have a lot of room in there for baby to grow Wink Scared me with my 2nd, though, cause I thought I would be showing sooner than I did.

ETA: Here's the link to the progression set on Flickr in case you're interested Smilehttp://flickr.com/gp/stephanieamiller/r42pqZ/

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You're so tiny!!

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I really think it's different from person to person. I'm pregnant with #4 and still don't look pregnant. Here's 16 weeks: