Smurfette, you are doing so much good work growing those babies! Hang in there.
Weight Gain: How many lbs do you estimate you'll gain by delivery? - Page 3
I'm 29 weeks and I've gained 26 lbs. If I were to gain 1lb/week from here on out, that would be just fine with me. We'll see what happens...I plan on enjoying the holidays to the fullest. Stuffing, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies...bring it on!!
With DS#1, I gained 55 lbs. I lost it all and then some by 9 months pp.
With DS#2, I gained about 42. Even though I had much less to lose and I lost it all, it didn't happen as quickly or easily as it did the first time.
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.)
Thanks. LOL, I'm a huge cow. I'm always knocking stuff off tables and shelves.
I think i already posted here, but since i am thinking alot about this at the moment, i will post my latest thoughts.
I was 175 at 30 weeks. That meant i had gained 1lb 1/2 per week since 26 weeks. That would make me 190lbs by delivery. Thats much below my first pregnancy where i was 200lbs at birth, starting at below 140lbs. 2nd birth i was at 199lbs at delivery, starting at over 140 lbs.
So 190lbs is pretty good by my standards. Gaining 45lbs in pregnancy is just awesome. (i dont know where they get this ridiculous figure of 25-30lbs)
I used to walk alot, and always chose to walk rather than take public transport. That meant choosing to walk 3-4 miles a day.
Since my 2nd and especially 3rd trimester, im not up for it anymore :-) That is contributing to my weight gain. So ive decided to push myself a little bit, and walk more again, even though it is harder. Ill keep a few pounds off that way, and still get to eat eat eat, which i love to do! Food glorious food!!!!
I'm weighing in at 169 lbs at 32 weeks, so I've gained 40 lbs and I still have about 8 weeks to go. Definitely passed the 'recommended weight gain' but it doesn't bother me. I'm still measuring small belly wise but baby is measuring right on target, so that means I apparently have really buff abs and they don't want to move out of the way yet. ;)
I've gained 20 lbs total so far. In general, I'm proud of myself... I gained 60+ with DD and both times I started out significantly overweight. I do feel a tiny bit worried though. I haven't gained anything in the past three weeks. I'm not really eating very much. I don't have much appetite. I have plenty of chub for my body to burn to support the baby but I still feel a little anxious about no weight gain for 3 weeks in the third trimester. I had a smoothie with my lunch and we already upgraded to full fat dairy. Maybe some of those things will make a difference. Or maybe I don't need to worry? IDK, I'm a bit of a worry wart these days...
I haven't been on here in awhile and decided to chime in. Had my OB Appt yesterday and not sure what exact number I weight because I decided to stop looking. It's over 50 lbs so far though....the Doc told me that much. I'm cutting out all sugary drinks (including the beloved Pumpkin Spiced Latte) and focusing in on water mostly. The damage has been done (I'm not going to be one of those women who gains the recommended 25-35 lbs), I can't diet right now....so....I have to just learn to live with it and just be happy and focus on the fact that our little boy is growing perfectly in the normal range and all of our check ups (besides my weight) have been perfect!
I am however starting to fill up a box with fun activities, magazines and books to keep my busy should I end up going on bed rest. You never know when your blood pressure will start to rise and decide to turn into a house arrest situation (that's the step where they monitor you) before the final step....C-section.
I was SO depressed after seeing my candid photos from my baby shower (I REALLY didn't know that I looked THAT bad, that heavy, that my face was that fat) and it took 3 days of depression, crying and feeling miserable before my therapist helped me to see that as long as baby's healthy....and I'm supposed to gain weight while pregnant....that's all that matters, right?
I know a couple of friends who've gained 50-70 lbs with their pregnancies.....so.....I guess I'm just following in their shoes....and just gaining more weight than I should. Oh well. That's life. Some women just gain more than others.
Thank goodness I've got a personal trainer friend and a nutritionist/weight loss Doctor lined up to start working with me after a couple months after birth.....plus nursing (breast feeding) will help me to burn calories and lose weight as well.
I'm 31 1/2 weeks currently and only have between 6-9 weeks (full term) or so (going past my due date of Feb. 19) until he arrives....so....I'm not going to sweat it much more. Right now I'm dealing with and focusing on how extremely physically exhausted I've been the last couple of weeks! It just keeps getting worse too. I'm sleeping all night and by 11 am I'm so tired I just wanna lay down. In fact.....I'm going to take a nap right now.
MountainMama2b - sorry to hear it was so upsetting for you! I am another of those women that just gains a lot of weight with pregnancy. I eat very healthy but I think the baby just needs it. I gained 50 lbs with DD and both my mom and sister gained 50+lbs with each of their pregnancies. I was hoping to gain less with this one but the same thing is happening where I am adding weight like crazy at the end - I jumped 4lbs in the last 2 weeks and with DD i gained 5 lbs in a single week towards the end of the pregnancy. My midwife said not to worry, it's likely the baby's growth spurt or fluid retention or blood volume increasing. I'm up 36 pounds but at the rate I'm gaining I'm guessing I'll end up around the 50 pound mark again.
I'm less worried this time because I lost 25 pounds the first week after I had dd - the baby, placenta, fluid, extra blood, etc can weigh a lot. I lost the other 25 pounds pretty quickly with breastfeeding. Try not to stress about it - the most important thing is that you are nourishing your baby. I think we put too much emphasis on weight and for some women the 25-35 pound recommendation is not realistic.
oh mtn mama ... you should not worry so much! the weight gain is really something that just happens for some people. i gained so much with dd, and it came off so fast. if you can breastfeed, you'll be amazed. it will be just fine, it really will. i hope your medical care provider isn't making you feel guilty about it, sometimes you have less control over it than you think.
This is me right now too. I gained very slowly at first, but now I am gaining weight ridiculously fast - a week ago at my last appointment I had gained 4.5lbs in two weeks, and I don't think it is slowing down any. My appetite is crazy too - I'm always so hungry, so I am eating a lot. It is hard not to feel depressed about how different I look sometimes, but I keep telling myself that there are only ~6 more weeks to go, and I can worry about weight loss after the baby comes.
Well, I definitely thought I was on track to gain 35-40 lbs. I gained 40 with DS, and it was looking like I'd end up around 35 with baby #2. However, I haven't gained anything this 3rd trimester, and I suspect I'll probably lose a few in the last 4 weeks with as difficult as it is to eat and drink now. So, I'm looking at a 20 pound gain, which makes me very pleased since I only lost 20 of the 40 I gained the first go around.
Mountain Momma, you and I could be body twins! I weigh 163 right now (up 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight) at 9 weeks. Those two pounds are probably more holiday gluttony than actual baby weight. But I'm 5'3" and I probably look around 140 lbs. I'm muscular, but gain weight in my belly (sadly). I'm going to try to keep the weight gain to 20#, but I would be ok with going up to around 35#. I know there's not a lot you can do about water weight and so on, and some women retain a ton of water while others don't, which can make assessing actual weight gain tricky. I'm just personally uncomfortable with gaining a ton of weight since I've struggled with my weight for so long and because it can (though does not always of course) have negative impacts on the baby in terms of increased risk of obesity, etc. But, everyone's different, and there's a lot no one can control. So, we'll see where I am in 30 weeks. My mom gained around 30 lbs with each of us, so I don't think our family is huge gainers.
Definitely, a post-partum weight loss support group is a great idea though. I'm not due until August, so it'll be a while before I start thinking about losing the baby weight. But best of luck to all you soon-to-be mommas!
Thanks for all of your kind words and wonderful support! It helps knowing that I have other mommas-to-be that are here for me!
My OB at my last visit said she wanted me to "try not to gain anymore weight" I'm assuming she means extra fat because at 33 weeks (today) there's NO WAY IN HELL that I'm not going to gain any weight period. The baby is growing....and weighs around 4 lbs or so....so he's still got a few lbs to go. I think she's just worried that if I gain TOO MUCH weight that it'll put me at a higher risk for not being able to have a natural delivery and a C-section would be most likely. I dunno. I just know that I can only do what I can do, right? It's really out of my control. I have to eat...and I'm not eating TONS of food or super bad foods. When we go out to eat, my husband and I share...I'm not eating an entire pizza (if we do get some I eat like 1-2 pieces) and I've cut WAY back on sugary coffee's, desserts and have instead replaced sweets with fruit (I'm addicted to Cuties Tangerines), veggies (carrot and celery sticks), milk, cheese and nuts. My only real pregnancy "craving" this 3rd Trimester is cranberry juice cocktail, which I know has sugar, but...it is also healthy for you with the cranberries. My next OB visit is on Thursday (Jan 5) and I am going to continue NOT looking at the scale....it would just be too negative for me as I am currently the heaviest I've EVER been in my entire life! I am planning on explaining to her the healthy food changes I've made (with the help of my awesome hubby) and how I'm still trying to do my prenatal yoga and walking at least 4 times a week.
I gotta say on a positive fun note that I just noticed the baby move (from the outside) last night for the first time....it was alot of fun! Also....around 7:15 am yesterday he kicked me in the rib for the first time, which was an interesting experience when you're laying in bed trying to fall back asleep. He's been a big ball of energy (up and moving most of the day/night) the last couple of weeks, which I read is normal for 30-32 weeks....it's their most active time before they get too big to move much. So....I have been enjoying bonding with my little man!
Wishing you a Happy New Year everyone! And.... to me. I turn 32 today!
Happy Birthday MtnMom!
Try not too worry about the weight too much. It sounds like you have made good plans post-birth to help deal with the weight.
When I first posted on here I was gaining one pound a week and have keep that up, so 36 now. It's so individual and my doc told me this week that he's not worried about it so I'm not stressing about going beyond the "recommended" weight gain.
I lost 50lbs with each of the other two. Hyperemesis fun. This time, I haven't gained anything. With the death of my mother in love yesterday, I am totally stressed out and I figure that ought to contribute to the no desire to eat.
I am guessing that I will have lost about 15 lbs this time around. Better than the 50lbs I guess but the baby is healthy and that is all that matters to me.
This thread is a good example of how VERY different pregnancies can be! It's amazing, really!
Mtnmama, your story reminded me of Kate Hudson. I read that she gained 70lbs with her first pregnancy. It sounds like you are doing your best to keep a positive attitude about it and are being proactive instead of just letting the pounds pile on. Kudos to you for that! Like so many have said already, healthy babies are the goal!
So far I have gained 4 pounds. I am hoping to keep it under ten since I was overweight before conception. So far so good, but with 7 weeks to go, I'm hoping to keep it at a gain of only .5 a pound a week. Since that's what the baby should be gaining I don't know if I can keep it there. So, I'm just eating healthy, exercising and hoping for the best.
" Mtnmama, your story reminded me of Kate Hudson. I read that she gained 70lbs with her first pregnancy. It sounds like you are doing your best to keep a positive attitude about it and are being proactive instead of just letting the pounds pile on. Kudos to you for that! Like so many have said already, healthy babies are the goal! "
I gotta say that I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved) when at my OB visit yesterday she said that my weight gain (as well as blood pressure, urine, etc.) all were good between visits. That I did a good job on my weight.
Hopefully I can keep it up over the next 4 weeks until my due date!