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post #21 of 72

As of my 20 week appointment, I have gained 6lbs, which I'm thrilled with! But just weighed myself a few days ago and I'm up to 12 lbs. weight gain, which means I've gained 6 lbs. in 3 weeksyikes.gif DH birthday was last week and we ate out a lot, I've also been bad about eating healthy lately.  I need to get back on track.  My goal is to gain 25-30lbs total, so I need to make sure I'm eating right.  With my DS, I gained 90 lbs. most of which was gained in the last 8 weeks, I was gaining 10 lbs/week at the end.  The swelling and water retention was crazy due to my blood pressure being high.  I lost 70 lbs by DS's 1st birthday, but was still 20 lbs. over prepregnancy weight when I got pregnant with my Feb baby.  I'm really hoping to only gain 1 lb/week from here on out, but we'll see.  I'm having a hard time resisting sugar and white carbs and it's killing my weight gain.  I think I need a support group!whistling.gif

post #22 of 72

My midwife would like me to gain somewhere between 10-15 lbs. That is where I want to stay, too. I was technically "overweight" at my pre-preg weight and want my delivery and pregnancy to be easy, so I'm trying to keep the weight off. I was up 8lbs at my last appt (22 weeks) and my midwife suggested that I cut carbs, sugars, etc to help keep the weight off. It was the day before my birthday and lets just say I really rebelled and ate almost an entire pumpkin pie. I put on 2 lbs and am now at a 10lb gain at 25 weeks. Basically I'm avoiding my pregnancy sweet cravings (for the most part) and filling up on fresh fruits and veggies, mostly raw, and protein. I've "limited" dairy for the most part. I must say, it isn't terribly fun to be on a "diet" and pregnant, but I know that I will feel better in the end at my birth and post partum. Plus, my husband weighs in at a whopping 110lbs and eats like a PIG so it's really hard to outweigh him by this much. nut.gif

 

Aww crap, I just realized the holidays are coming up.

post #23 of 72

Don't diet while pregnant, your body is doing hard work. The better nourished you are, the better nourished your uterus, which makes it a far more effective pusher. I've gained different amounts each pregnancy: 25lb(labor was 23 hours), 50lb(labor was 3 hours), and 20lb(started off about 20lbs heavier than the previous 2 pregnancies, 4 hour labor).

This time I have no idea what to expect. I'm 24 weeks, I lost a pound in the first trimester (208 lbs), and I've gained 4 since then(212 last I checked), by now I've usually gained 10lbs, so we shall see. I assume I'll gain about 20 again in the end, don't really care in the end. I eat when I'm hungry, I drink when I'm thirsty. When I want sweets I know that usually means I need some protein so I'll go for the protein first.

post #24 of 72

Oh, Mamanoish!  I agree with Right of Passage here.  Eat as healthfully as you can but try not to diet or work too hard at it now.  That recommendation of 10-15 lbs (same official recc I was given, by the way) is actually a diet.  When you add up the weight of the uterus, the baby, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, increased blood, water retention, etc...  you are automatically looking at something like 17-20 lbs (baby is 8, placenta 2, amniotic fluid 3, blood 2, uterus 2, etc..). 
 

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Originally Posted by Right of Passage View Post

Don't diet while pregnant, your body is doing hard work.


I promise though to start a weight loss thread post-partum! 

post #25 of 72

I'm not necessarily "dieting", just changing my eating habits. But I agree that her 15lb max recommendation just isn't going to happen. I'll probably hit 20. Babe is probably 1lb in there, and I typically have 8 lb babies, and that weight is going to have to happen. I'm not working out (I actually hate it) but I have changed my diet a lot. Veggies at every meal and I've cut refined sugars, starches, processed food, etc. She isn't limiting how MUCH I eat, just WHAT I eat and where those calories are coming from. I have borderline high blood pressure (if a student midwife takes it she always says "do you normally have higher blood pressure" but my midwife interrupts and always says "it's normal for her, no worries!" so I'm really trying to make this pregnancy easier on my body. First pregnancy I gained around 60lbs, 2nd around 60-70. I literally felt like I had to gain momentum at 40 weeks just to get walking. I really don't want to be doing that this time! 

post #26 of 72

I just had my 24 week appt. and I think I have gained just over 15 lbs. I gained somewhere between 35 and 40lbs. with my first, and that seemed pretty ideal for me. With where I am at now, I am thinking I am probably on the same track. Fine by me.

 

And oh Lord, life would be impossible if I were to try and only gain 10-15 lbs.!

post #27 of 72

I gained 30 pounds with my son and lost 20 right away, but hung on to the last 10 pounds for way too long! This time around, with hyperemesis, I am just now gaining. Today at my 24 week appointment with my midwife I am up one pound from my starting weight! I am feeling pains all over already though from just being pregnant. I am seeing the chiro on Friday. :)

post #28 of 72

I'd gained 13 at my week 20 midwife appointment. I don't have a scale at home so I'm not sure where I'm at now but I have been pretty good with eating well and exercising. Midwife seems to think I will/should gain about 30-35 and although it was difficult to surrender to this and not feel yucky about having to gain weight at first, I now feel much more positive and relaxed about it with lots of support from loved ones and midwives. As someone who has always been weight-conscious and active (and a former dancer), I'm realizing that pregnancy transforms your relationship with your body, and that is a truly amazing thing if you don't fight it.

post #29 of 72
Thread Starter 

An update on my guess - I think I'll prob end up gaining around 45-50 lbs total. I'd of preferred 30-40, but ya gotta take what ya get I guess. I will lose it eventually, even if it takes a year or so.

post #30 of 72

i went for a check yesterday and i've gained 22 pounds over all, so far, but i had just gorged on multiple burritos five minutes before the appointment. 

i am actually pretty pleased, and so was the ob, as i had excessive weight gain with dd.  like over 70 pounds.  if i can just keep from eating so much for the next few weeks, i am counting on the reduced stomach space factor to carry me through to the end!  hooray!

post #31 of 72

At my 24 week appointment I had gained 16 lbs.  I was hoping it would be less but I've been so hungry lately.  My midwife was very pleased though so I'm encouraged.  Hoping I can get more walking and yoga in to balance the ravenous fits! 

post #32 of 72
At my appointment today (27 weeks, 2 days) I have gained 5.5 lbs, which I think is pretty low, but my OB seems to think is wonderful. Im pretty happy that I dont have to go into the holiday season trying to hold off on all the yummy food. By this time with DD I had gained 20 lbs, which was fine, but on a 5 foot tall person like myself, the weight is hard to carry.
post #33 of 72

24 weeks today and I have gained 18 lbs (which means I was putting on 2 lbs per week from weeks 20-24, UGH). Glucose test is scheduled for Wednesday. Am kinda freaking out.

 

Also, the Halloween candy needs to leave the house. Like right now. It is too tempting!

 

I am guessing I will gain at least 50lbs again. Boo.

post #34 of 72

With my first pregnancy i was 200lbs the day before i gave birth, starting at 137lbs (dont ask me how i even remember that)

 

With my second pregnancy, i started out heavier, and was 199lbs the day before i gave birth-less weight gain, but overall, the same.

 

Both times, my babies and placentas were heavier than average, over 8lbs, and over 9lbs respectively.

 

This time, i expect it will be the same.  It would be nice to have a smaller baby, to make the pushing stage a little easier (maybe, dont know) But im grateful i had such healthy babies.

 

I figured i might put on less weight  this time judging by the amount of exercise i do (unwillingly), but then again, judging by the amount of cheese cake and chocolate, and pasta i ate yesterday, i expect to  be the same as my last pregnancies.

 

 

Funny how, whenever i exercise alot, i end up eating an aweful lot more. The body has a way  of maintaining the status quo.

post #35 of 72
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Originally Posted by contactmaya View Post

With my first pregnancy i was 200lbs the day before i gave birth, starting at 137lbs (dont ask me how i even remember that)

 

With my second pregnancy, i started out heavier, and was 199lbs the day before i gave birth-less weight gain, but overall, the same.

 

Both times, my babies and placentas were heavier than average, over 8lbs, and over 9lbs respectively.

 

This time, i expect it will be the same.  It would be nice to have a smaller baby, to make the pushing stage a little easier (maybe, dont know) But im grateful i had such healthy babies.

 

I figured i might put on less weight  this time judging by the amount of exercise i do (unwillingly), but then again, judging by the amount of cheese cake and chocolate, and pasta i ate yesterday, i expect to  be the same as my last pregnancies.

 

 

Funny how, whenever i exercise alot, i end up eating an aweful lot more. The body has a way  of maintaining the status quo.


contactmaya -

 

Thanks for posting about your weight gain experiences. It's comforting to know that gaining alot of weight during pregnancy is ok (it seems like the majority of women posting on this topic are NOT doing so) and that it can still end with a healthy baby! From what I hear, some women just gain alot! I'm not eating a ton, I've been eating around what I normally eat and don't snack much, so from what I can tell, he's just going to be a big boy! lol.gif I am guessing that this boy will be around 8-9 lbs, but that's ok as long as he's healthy!
 

And yes - exercising alot will make you hungry because your metabolism is revved up and telling you that you need to refuel. I get that way esp. when I do a heavy workout, but that's when I'm not pregnant and trying to lose weight. :)

 

post #36 of 72

I'm up 29 lbs, gained 9 lbs in 4 weeks. redface.gif A pound a week, my ass! More like a pound in each butt cheek a week. Ha!

post #37 of 72

Ha, a pound a week in each cheek indeed!  I sort of wish I had kept track of my rate of gain from last time, but on the other hand I'm sort of glad I didn't.  I'm up 22, maybe 23 lbs at 28 weeks.  Maaaaybe I can stay under 40, but I'm not going to worry too too much about it.

post #38 of 72
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Originally Posted by Kaydove View Post

I'm up 29 lbs, gained 9 lbs in 4 weeks. redface.gif A pound a week, my ass! More like a pound in each butt cheek a week. Ha!



Haha!  I'm gaining pretty fast now too.  A lot of it is belly, but my boobs and butt are also getting some extra baggage.  

post #39 of 72

I've put on 70+ lbs. I'm a hefty 200 lbs right now at 29w 5d. It's depressing but whatever.

post #40 of 72

Smurfette2, 70 pounds is wonderful and awesome. You're growing big healthy babies. I am in awe. I know it's daunting and hard, but there are three babies in there, and they need all the nutrition they can get. (I was up to 235 by the end of my twin pregnancy. I know what the huge blob feeling is like. But multiples need more gain because they need more buffer to make sure they don't have to compete. So good job.)

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