Friday, July 15, 2011

Bloated or Baby Bump?

How can you tell if you actually have a baby bump vs. looking like you ate too many donuts?

J.Lo: kinda like how I feel, kind of full, but could just be food baby or old chub.  It's not like I was skinny before or didn't have some sort of belly that I would be like, "WTF happened to my ripped defined abs?"

Angelina Jolie:  Just looks WEIRD and out of proportion

Halle Berry:  Yep, looks like a baby bump to me.

Octomom:  What nightmares are made of


When I used to be able to properly suck my gut in, I was able to see abdominal definition (not a 6 pack) and it actually looked flat-ish.  Now, not so much.  If I sucked my gut in enough, I feel some sort of resistance internally like something is there- well DUH there is!  When I see people's picture on the forum, especially people within my gestational period who said they now have bumps, I can't help but say/think things like, "Hmmm, looks like you just aren't sucking your gut in."  "Looks like your just letting it all hang out."  "Looks like your poor posture is contributing to that lower back lordosis you have going on."  "Um, no that's just fat." LOL! 

I really can't wait for that day to come when it's actually protruding- whether up, or down, or all over.  The belly looks hard too - so i'll add that to my "I want" list, a rotund, protruding, firm, non-ascities belly! My pants were kind of frickin tight around the waist today- I did attribute that to them having just being washed, but man it didn't let up the entire day.  Every time I went to the bathroom, it was like, "suck it in to clasp these pant hooks!" ugh! I'm mildly irritated, but excited by it.  I definitely can't say i'm "bloated," as i've been bloated before.  Bloated to me is a gassy feeling where you really can't suck your belly in, you're farting, there's an increase in abdominal girth, and there are gas pains.  Right now, I just feel like things are tighter because i've gained an undefined weight.

Sarah says she started to show around 14 weeks.  This other girl at work says she just popped at 19 weeks.  Others at work are showing between 14 and 20 weeks.  It's definitely harder to not let your belly be what it is (ie. let it go and free). I wonder if i'll just wake up one day and have it be like BOOM! Baby bump in the house! I will be utterly convinced when this day arrives!


  1. That Octomom photo is creepy.

    A baby bump will definitely add to the excitement and make it even more 'real'! Resting and running your hand over it. :)

  2. I think Angelina looks good pregnant. I can't wait til you're humongous, hopefully by late September when I come home.

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