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post #181 of 374

Ninetales, that sucks!  Hang in there though.  I know it's hard to remember, but eating well and moderately and exercising are important for so many other things than weight gain, so even if they don't seem to be "working", they're still doing you and your bambino a lot of good.  It can be sooooo frustrating though, I know.

 

I've gained about 12 at 25 weeks, which I'm happy with so long as I don't go completely crazy for the next 15 weeks.  I'm a little worried because my cravings for sweets and food in general have intensified in recent weeks, so keeping the gain under control may be a little more difficult in this latter half. 

post #182 of 374

 

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Originally Posted by Ninetales View Post

I have to be retaining some water, or have a crazy amount of fluid.  My belly measured 27 at my 24 week appointment, and last week I evidently gained another 3 lbs.

 

I tend to gain 3-4 lbs one week then not gain much for 1-2 weeks which follows. I can literally gain 3-5 lbs overnight or over the weekend sometimes.. its just what my body does, its possible nothing is wrong.. its just the pattern you're body is going to follow.. I had the same big jumps in gains/patterns with DS1 pregnancy..

 

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I've gained about 12 at 25 weeks, which I'm happy with so long as I don't go completely crazy for the next 15 weeks.  I'm a little worried because my cravings for sweets and food in general have intensified in recent weeks, so keeping the gain under control may be a little more difficult in this latter half. 

 

Ah the sweet tooth.. I had this problem with DS1, I could literally live off of refine carbs and cakes/ice cream.. I am embarrassed to admit how many times I went to McDonalds during my pregnancy with him because I HAD to have a McFlurry and fries (and its the only place here other then the gas station which is open after 6pm most nights)

post #183 of 374

I went up 5lbs in the past 2 weeks, so I think I'm up 15lbs total, at 22 weeks.  I'm feeling super self-conscious because that puts me at 192 and the thought of crossing 200lbs is really difficult for me.  I know I'm healthy, and that my pre-pregnancy weight was fine for my height due to my muscle mass, and that gaining 15lbs in 22 weeks is normal and a good sign about my healthy baby, but still...it's hard not to let the number get to me.

post #184 of 374
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Penny, I also went up 4 lbs in two weeks this month.  Most I have gained in such a short time and there was really no reason for it that I could figure out.  My doctor wasn't concerned at all.  

post #185 of 374

I know between 20-26w (+/-) is suppose to be a really rapid growth period where you gain the majority of the weight (or so my OB told me?)

 

I know for me I had a huge jump in this time, I think I gained almost 10 lbs in the last 6 weeks.. !!!
 

post #186 of 374

That would be great if it were true, ithappened!  It would mean that I'm almost done, haha!

post #187 of 374

I've heard that too -- and that some women even lose a little weight at the end because they run out of room to eat.  Not sure it's true though.  My doc basically said that people all gain at different times and that she'd like me to stay around 25#.  While I'm on board with that, it's super hard to "pace" yourself if you don't know what your body is going to do in two months.  12 pounds for me seems good so far, but not if my body packs on 30 pounds in the next three months (yikes!).

post #188 of 374

I'll have to look at my chart with DS- I seem to remember a big gain for me around 20-26w with them then another big jump right at the end (but I was very late to deliver, at 42.5w, and I seem to remember at some point getting depressed and resorting to eating mostly cakes/cookies because I was sure he would never come out).

 

On a side note, I was also one of those lucky women who gained weight while BFing!

 

I think I left the hospital at 131ish and a few weeks later was 136+! Luckily once DS was finished BFing I went back to my pre-pregnancy weight without trying within a few weeks it 'melted off' as promised, but until then it was quiet tough to be told I was going to lose weight from BFing only to find not only did I not lose, but I gained and then it stayed there until DS was weaned! Argh!

 

 

post #189 of 374

Knowing that this is a big growth period (or could be because everyone is so different) is comforting because I was worried about the big jump I had.  I agree with LilyTiger, it is hard to pace yourself when you don't know what the weight gain pattern is. I haven't weighed myself since about 20-21 weeks (so I guess about a week) but I was up 4 pounds in one week, which had me pretty concerned.

post #190 of 374

 

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I've heard that too -- and that some women even lose a little weight at the end because they run out of room to eat.  Not sure it's true though.  My doc basically said that people all gain at different times and that she'd like me to stay around 25#.  While I'm on board with that, it's super hard to "pace" yourself if you don't know what your body is going to do in two months.  12 pounds for me seems good so far, but not if my body packs on 30 pounds in the next three months (yikes!).

 

I know, right!

post #191 of 374

Mehhhhhhhh. Looks like I'm up 15 lbs. Dang. I gained like nada in the beginning too. Figures! I've been using this little online calculator to kinda watch myself. http://www.baby2see.com/pregnancy_weight_calculator.html

 

 

post #192 of 374

I'm up 15+ pounds at 24 weeks - and I've had the same experience as almost all of you - these quick jumps up that freak me out a bit (and frankly, tick me off :) when I get on the scale.  It IS really normal for this part of the pregnancy (at least it has been for me).  I'm one of those that tends to really pack it on right about now and then ease up as I get further into my 3rd trimester - even to the point of stalling and gaining nothing for a couple of weeks at a time near the end.  

 

I just keep telling myself that the number on the scale just isn't that important - growing a baby is really really important.  Eat well, exercise, and then just let it go.  And dangit - eat that ice cream... our bodies will be fine! :) 

 

 

post #193 of 374

I had my biggest growth spurt between 23 and 28 weeks with my last pregnancy. I gained 9 pounds in 5 weeks! Since I'm in that time frame right now, I'm not freaking out with the gigantic jumps...especially since I've gained less this pregnancy so far. 

post #194 of 374

I've only been checking my weight at my MW visits, so I'm not really sure how I've been gaining wk to wk. At my last appt, I was up 9 lbs @22wks. My MW also said to shoot for 25lbs total which I feel pretty comfortable with. I'll probably start weighing myself at the gym as I get further along and that 25lb goal approaches. I've never really been a numbers girl, but as this belly gets bigger I have been feeling more body conscious. So I'm trying to be sure to get more activity in, I've noticed that if I'm more active I tend to feel more comfortable in my skin. I also feel better about indulging my sweet tooth, as I definitely eat pretty much whatever I'm hungry for.

post #195 of 374

At this point I am trying to make healthy choices, but I have a sweet tooth, and I need to watch that.  For the most part now I do eat what I want and try to watch the amount.  I won't worry too much right now because it sounds like a lot of people go through the same thing and slow down at the start of the third tri.  I'll do my best and reevaluate then.  I wish I could trust my body to gain what it needs but I can't.  :(

post #196 of 374

last week at my doc appointment - i had gained almost 10 pounds, at about 20 weeks. so it sounds like we are all on the same track. i have been trying to exercise each day to help boost my self-image. thankfully, my junk food cravings slowed down a few weeks back and i've been on a pretty healthy kick (plus chocolate and the occasional ice cream). with my first child, i gained about 32 pounds total, i believe. most of that was in the last trimester. this time, i am mostly trying to remember to monitor myself so that i won't regret it later. so far, so good. thanks for sharing all of your weight stories, ladies!! i feel validated. :)

post #197 of 374
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Knowing that this is a big growth period (or could be because everyone is so different) is comforting.  I was up 4 pounds in one week

 

I agree, that is nice to hear.  I gained 4 lbs in 2 weeks last time, then the following 2 weeks only gained one.  And I ate a lot more the two weeks I only gained one pound, even three whole bags of chips. shrug.gif  The most weight gain so far as been from 20-25 weeks.  

post #198 of 374
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Thanks for sharing that link to the calculator weight scale.  Looks like I am right on track.  In fact, right to the EXACT number down to the .8 that I saw on the scale just today!  

 


Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 4/24/12 at 12:01pm
post #199 of 374

The website freaked me out for a second...  When I first looked at it, it said I was like 4 pounds over my goal and I was really defensive.  Then I realized I was looking at the "below average" weight gain column.  It always helps to read the directions.

post #200 of 374

that link is great ericaf !! looks like I am 'average' almost down to the exact half pound for my weight/twins/height/week assuming I gain 40lbs w/the twins.. crazy!! Very helpful, I felt like I had no sense of what was 'normal' or where I should be.
 

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