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Should I be "showing" at 11 weeks pregnant?

Asked by ItalianPrincess1217 (11657points) February 23rd, 2011 from iPhone

I’m probably just worrying over silly little things again but I feel like my baby isn’t growing fast enough. I’m 11 weeks pregnant and unless I eat a big meal or happen to be bloated, my stomach looks as skinny as ever. I figured that because I was skinny to begin with, I’d show very early. But I see nothing but a very slight roundness in my belly. What’s going on? I just had a dr apt and they said everything was fine and they even found the baby’s heartbeat. Am I worrying over nothing? Or is my baby not developing correctly?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Some people never show, I showed early. It’s no big deal, as long as your doctor monitors you – at 11 weeks, your fetus is tiny tiny, no reason for your uterus to start expanding yet even.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

I suppose I’m just comparing myself to my pregnant friend who is 4½ months along and she’s really popping out. I just feel like I’m almost as far along as her and not nearly as big.

Coloma's avatar

I wouldn’t worry, and, I am assuming you have begun regular pregnancy checkups by now?

You will most definitely notice some ‘big’ changes between 4–5 mos.

Everyone shows and carries differently.

It won’t be long til you’re feeling like you’ve swallowed a boulder. lol

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ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@Coloma Yes I have regular visits. And besides an initial scare with some heavy bleeding, everything has been good. They did a sonogram and said the baby was fine. At my last check up last week they found the heartbeat with a doppler. So far everything seems “normal”.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@noelleptc Were you slim, average or overweight before your pregnancy?

bkcunningham's avatar

You are still in your first trimester. See your doctor on all of your scheduled appointments and do what they say to do, take your vitamins, eat healthy and don’t worry. The first trimester you should gain about 3 to 5 pounds. The second trimester you should start gaining on average 1 to 2 pounds per week. The same for the third trimester. The difference between 11 and 20 weeks is a big deal with a little baby growing inside you.

BarnacleBill's avatar

@ItalianPrincess1217, if you have a chance and don’t already have it, get a copy of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” It has all sorts of useful information that will help keep your mind at rest.

casheroo's avatar

It takes time for your uterus to grow 1000x larger than it’s normal size. Don’t worry, soon you’ll wonder where the heck your vagina went. Enjoy seeing your toes and lady bits while you can! :)

Anemone's avatar

Some people gain weight almost immediately, but your baby is still really small at this point… like a couple of inches long or less, so you shouldn’t be showing much (if at all).

SpatzieLover's avatar

I showed at 11 days (now hates @ItalianPrincess1217 for being a skinny bitch) ;)

Actually both my SILs don’t show until about 5mos along. No worries. Just relax and enjoy. Soon enough you’ll feel flutters…then you’ll be kicked awake in the middle of the night.

augustlan's avatar

I’ve had three, all girls, and showed differently and at different times with each of them. With one of them, I didn’t really start to show until I was 6 months along. No worries!

kheredia's avatar

One of my friends started showing at about 5 months.. before that you would’ve never guessed she was pregnant.. I guess maybe it’s just different for everybody.. If your doctor said everything is fine then don’t stress yourself out.. just keep going to your regular checkups and I’m sure everything will be fine.

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