Originally Posted by cyndalnronny
I have went up one pant size and 1 and a half cup sizes and the rest of the weight is my belly. I went from a size 1 in pants to size 3. small A to a full B. Like I said I only weight 105 when I got preg. I now weight I think about 130 now. I cant see my feet. I really look like I am 8 months for me and about to pop but I'm only 24 wks. I had a broken hip at the age of 8 and I cant carry full term and I cant deliver big babies. Both my kids were 4 and a half pounds and only 17 inches long. they were 5 and a half weeks early. I have gained my normally only 25 pounds and ready to have the kid already. It's not a big baby thats why the doctor told me that I have gained too much weight and I needed to go on a diet. I go to the doctor not this wednesday but next so I will ask her some of these questions. It's hard to find a female doctor because I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor. So I don't want to just find another doctor because then I would have to drive 45 min to go to the doctors and I drive too much already. When I said 2 different sides of the belly I get kicked I meant at the same time. I have had kicks in the bladder and ribs at the same time or one on the side almost to back and one on the other side of the bladder on opposite side.
I had similar changes with my first pregnancy. In talking about with others, and my mom who was also very thin, I've come to the conclusion that it was just my body reaching optimum weight levels to sustain a baby during pregnancy and after birth.
E.g.: My pre-pregnancy BMI was 18.5. My pre-pregnancy BMI this time around was 21. The first pregnancy, I gained a whopping 16lbs in the 1st trimester! WITH nausea, although no vomiting. This time around, I gained 7-8lbs, then lost 6lbs, and this week I have gained back 2 of those pounds.
It might not be science-y, but my pet theory is that women who are thinner might gain more weight or gain it in larger chunks. Their body wants a good back up system.