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post #81 of 374

If it helps, Sallyrae and Honey, I had a resurgence of nausea right as I entered the 2nd trimester.  It was gone completely by about week 16.  It was accompanied by wicked headaches.  Hopefully you won't be in that stage for very long!

 

I've been struggling with meat too.  I can eat chicken more now than previously, but red meat is still really really tough.  I've also noticed that I have no interest in foods I ate during the worst of my morning sickness phase, even though it's totally over.  Mac and cheese and salmon are just two examples.  Can't eat them anymore.  :(

 

I'm up 6 pounds (down from 7) at 17.5 weeks and I'm expecting a growth spurt soon. My belly is definitely popping out and I think I look a lot more pregnant than I am, but I'm happy with the weight gain so far.

post #82 of 374
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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

If it helps, Sallyrae and Honey, I had a resurgence of nausea right as I entered the 2nd trimester.  It was gone completely by about week 16.  It was accompanied by wicked headaches.  Hopefully you won't be in that stage for very long!

 

I've been struggling with meat too.  I can eat chicken more now than previously, but red meat is still really really tough.  I've also noticed that I have no interest in foods I ate during the worst of my morning sickness phase, even though it's totally over.  Mac and cheese and salmon are just two examples.  Can't eat them anymore.  :(

 

I'm up 6 pounds (down from 7) at 17.5 weeks and I'm expecting a growth spurt soon. My belly is definitely popping out and I think I look a lot more pregnant than I am, but I'm happy with the weight gain so far.


I'm 16 1/2 weeks. :( I'm just not getting a break it seems. It's not constant, but I'm totally over dry heaving and "vomiting" in the morning. 

 

I also can't even think about eating salmon. I've been able to eat mussels, shrimp and crab legs, though!

 

post #83 of 374

I threw up my breakfast all over the kitchen floor this morning, and I'm 16 weeks, too. gloomy.gif But I haven't thrown up every morning since 14 weeks, so that's something. I'm interested to see what my mw's scale says on Friday. According to my scale, I'm basically back to my prepregnancy weight, after initially dropping 4 lbs, and gaining them back +2. Looks like those 2 lbs are gone again. I'm not terribly worried, because I am eating and my tummy's growing, and I was 20 lbs over my ideal weight when I started out, so I've got plenty of fat to turn in to baby. But the morning sickness (I've still had a decent amount of nausea, even without the vomiting) is really getting me down. Bleh.

post #84 of 374

Awww, sorry to hear about the continuing m/s and headaches ladies!  Not fun at all.... I hope it turns out better very soon for everyone!

 

I couldn't touch ANY meat during my 1st trimester and only craved soup for meals.  I had some sort of soup/stew every single day (and Campbell's chicken was always included at some point).  Now, NO soup for me - I want meat, meat, meat and fish.... go figure!  I think it's my 2nd tri growth spurt, whereas everything was so "delicate" during the first few critical weeks....

 

Gained 3 lbs since my last doctor weigh-in, which was 4 weeks ago (a total of 13 lbs overall and I'm in my 18th week!).  I'm a tiny person, so that's quite a bit for me - but I won't worry until they say to, since I've been eating only healthy foods (campbell's soup being my "worst" indulgence)....

post #85 of 374

I didnt think I looked so pregnant until today we were at an apartment viewing and the realtor said to me 'woaaaah when are you due!?'

post #86 of 374

I finally changed doctors to a midwife practice that I LOVE!  the only thing unhappy about the visit was stepping on the scale.  At 14 weeks (at the old practice) I had gained 6 lbs, which was a little over the "recommended" 5 for the first tri but I was totally okay with it.  I weighed in at 17 weeks (just 3 short weeks later) a whopping 7 lbs heavier! I told the nurse I don't that is possible.  She said it might be the difference between the scales but now I am afraid to step on a scale in case its not blush.gif.  We were having some remodeling done on our house so the water was off for a while which made us eat out more but 7 pounds?  Yikes. I am being very consciousness now about what I am eating - hopefully it will level out or was just a fluke.  Of course, our niece's girl scout cookie drive has not been helping yummy.gif

post #87 of 374

mcampa, glad you love the new midwife practice!  When I got weighed at my last appointment it was 4 pounds heavier than I weighed that morning on my scale at home.  What!?!?!?  So, the scales can really differ and when you weigh yourself (in the morning before food or drink or at the end of the day) can make a huge impact on water weight and so on.  Don't worry about it.  I would choose one scale and one time of day to pay attention to and ignore all the others.

post #88 of 374

My scale and the doctor's scale are totally different, but I've gained the same amount on either one (I started out at 109 at home, where the doctor's office had me at 112). All scales are different. I agree with LilyTiger that you should just stick to one scale and not worry about it!

 

Also, once you hit the second trimester, weight goes up quite a bit. With my last pregnancy, I had some weeks where I didn't gain anything and then was up 2 or 3 pounds the next. Your weight gain will start to slow down in the last trimester, so now is really the time to gain!

post #89 of 374

I adore my midwive's scale. Theirs always is 2-3 lbs lighter, sometimes more. LOL My scale at home is possessed I swear. I got on one day, said 205. Ok that sucks, but I realized I was wearing my shoes. Took em off to get a more accurate reading, and it told me 240!!!!! This was when I still was having the hyper emesis and I have pictures at the time and there's NO WAY man that I weighed that much. next day at the midwives? 200 even! HA! 

 

I'm STILL not above my PP weight. 209 209 209 209 209 is what my scale at home keeps saying which means i'm about 207ish. :P I think the baby is eating me from the inside out. It'd explain my HUGE BUMP. Seriously, I look like I did at 30 weeks! In fact, I have a picture from 2 years ago when i was about 29/30 weeks, and I could take a picture now, and my belly is roughly the same size... LOL! 

 

 

post #90 of 374
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Scales!  Ugh. The doctor's office is close to mine but always adds at least a pound if not more.  One day I had to go to two different doctors, so had three different scales (mine, doctor 1, doctor 2).  There was 5-6 pounds difference between all of them in a span of a couple hours.  

mcampa, glad you changed and love your new doctors.  

Ithappened, what did you say to the realtor?  I haven't gotten any stranger comments yet but can't wait until I do.  

monkey, sorry you are still feeling sick.

post #91 of 374

Quick question: I haven't really gained any weight since the first trimester.  Now that I'm in the crazy "no symptoms and no immediate doc appts" phase, I'm starting to worry.  My husband thinks I should be gaining more, but at 7 pounds at 17/18 weeks, I'm right on target according to my little chart thing.  Should I be worried that my weight has plateaued for the past few weeks?  I have an appointment with the doc next week to hear the heartbeat, so hopefully I'll get some reassurance there.  I'm really energetic and eating as much as I feel like eating (including cookies... lots of cookies) and I feel like I wouldn't be feeling as well if I weren't eating enough.  Dunno though...

post #92 of 374

I wouldn't worry at all. Last pregnancy I noticed that some weeks I gain nothing, others I gain 2-3 lbs-- and this was not with doing anything differently food and/or exercise wise. It's just pregnancy! It's expected that you will have weeks of no gain and weeks of "unexpected" gain.

post #93 of 374

lilytiger I am up 7/8 lbs as of today (and almost 18w) I wouldn't worry about the weight.. everyone gains at different times of the pregnancy.

 

sol- I was shocked actually- last pregnancy I didnt get a single comment till I was somewhere around 30w. It is nice but also a bit scary to be getting those comments this early (esp. in a country where people never ask you anything personal- ever)

 

 

On a side note, I looked at my pregnancy records from my last pregnancy (they give them to you in a little book here after birth) and my weight is the same at 18w with twins as it was at 19w with DS which was surprising.. ! I actually thought I was under but it seems my pregnancy is following a very similar route as my first did with DS1.

 

I also found my belly photos:

 

Left is 19w with DS1

Right photo 18w with twins..     interesting really not much bigger/different with 1 then with 2.

 

19w with DS118w with twins!!

 

 

 


Edited by ithappened - 3/3/12 at 1:19pm
post #94 of 374

As of yesterday (15w2d) I'm up 3lbs since my first prenatal appt.  I think I actually lost a pound in my first trimester so I actually gained 4lbs in the last four weeks.  While that seems on target to me, my OB seemed to think I should have gained more.  She asked me if I'm eating enough.  Of course, she wants me to gain 35lbs and, according to the weight gain charts, at my current rate of weight gain, I'm likely to end up closer to 25lbs.  Stupid charts.  Anyway, any argument from me is moot because more than likely I'm not eating enough.  Speaking of...I need to go eat again.

post #95 of 374

argh the OBs and weight gain keuriweo are sort of one of my pet peeves. With DS1 my OB was on me that I gained too much weight too fast (10lbs in the first trimester) and I spent a lot of the pregnancy stressed because she hung GD over me. I then switched OBs and since its been a non-issue. I think our bodies will do what they want to some extent and we just can't control much or any of it during pregnancy. With DS1 I was SO active and I still went over a 40lb. I ate really well too.. its just what my body wanted to do, and my OB was really freaking out I had gone over 20lbs, but I would of been starving my entire pregnancy if I had stayed at 20lb gain. . . the funny thing is, I dropped it all once DS was weaned without any effort.. I was only up 5lbs after the birth of DS when I left the hospital and regretted that she had me so upset the whole time. Whats your OBs reason for asking you to gain more? At 15w you haven't hit the growth spurt of 16-18w just yet.. I don't see her panic, if the baby and you are healthy..  whats the issue?

 

 

post #96 of 374
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As of yesterday (15w2d) I'm up 3lbs since my first prenatal appt.  I think I actually lost a pound in my first trimester so I actually gained 4lbs in the last four weeks.  While that seems on target to me, my OB seemed to think I should have gained more.  She asked me if I'm eating enough.  Of course, she wants me to gain 35lbs and, according to the weight gain charts, at my current rate of weight gain, I'm likely to end up closer to 25lbs.  Stupid charts.  Anyway, any argument from me is moot because more than likely I'm not eating enough.  Speaking of...I need to go eat again.



I really think there are so many variables. I'm pretty small, so I'm supposed to gain "more," but I'm also breast feeding. So - I'm just trying to eat as much as I can and whenever I can. I've never worried about gaining too much weight, but I've worried about not gaining enough in both of my pregnancies. When I was seeing a midwife, she wanted me to gain more weight, but my OB (this time around) isn't concerned about weight gain at all...and I've gained less with this pregnancy than I did with my last. What I'm trying to say is that you just shouldn't stress about weight gain. If you aren't eating, well then you probably need to eat. But if you are doing the best you can, then that's all you can do, really. Hang in there!

post #97 of 374

I thought at this point that I would be worrying about weight gain (not because *I* think it's a big issue, but because my midwives seem to). Instead, I can't seem to gain anything. My weight fluctuates within about 3 lbs but never goes higher, and I'm still 5 lbs + lower than my pre-pregnancy weight. I am "overweight" so hopefully my body is using up my fat stores and there isn't a deficit when it comes to growing the fetus or my nutrition stores, etc. I have been struggling a lot with eating and trying to get the most nutritious stuff in my body that I can in a day even when I'm not interested in food. Over the past few days, I've let myself eat whatever sounds good instead, and it didn't make too much of a difference, except that I don't get the "I might gag" feeling I do with some of my go-to high-protein foods, so I can actually finish what I'm eating. 

 

I know my body is going to do what it's going to do... but I worry that I'm not putting enough effort into eating what I should be. I don't know if I should be forcing myself to eat what doesn't sound good or past the "I might gag" point. 

post #98 of 374
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Originally Posted by ithappened View Post

argh the OBs and weight gain keuriweo are sort of one of my pet peeves. With DS1 my OB was on me that I gained too much weight too fast (10lbs in the first trimester) and I spent a lot of the pregnancy stressed because she hung GD over me. I then switched OBs and since its been a non-issue. I think our bodies will do what they want to some extent and we just can't control much or any of it during pregnancy. With DS1 I was SO active and I still went over a 40lb. I ate really well too.. its just what my body wanted to do, and my OB was really freaking out I had gone over 20lbs, but I would of been starving my entire pregnancy if I had stayed at 20lb gain. . . the funny thing is, I dropped it all once DS was weaned without any effort.. I was only up 5lbs after the birth of DS when I left the hospital and regretted that she had me so upset the whole time. Whats your OBs reason for asking you to gain more? At 15w you haven't hit the growth spurt of 16-18w just yet.. I don't see her panic, if the baby and you are healthy..  whats the issue?

 

 


In hindsight, I think she might have been reacting to my appearance/demeanor.  We waited an hour before we even got into the exam room and then waited another 10 minutes to see the doctor.  I hadn't eaten in, probably, a couple of hours.  So, on top of my usual doctor's office stress/anxiety, I was tired and hungry.  I think I must've looked sick.  So, I think when she saw I'd only gained 3lbs total plus I looked like crap, that maybe I wasn't feeling well or eating well. Since she hasn't said anything else that has bugged me too much, I figure I'll cut her some slack for this. lol.  Just once.

 

I imagine that it'd irritate me a lot more to be told that I've gained too much weight.  What am I supposed to do?  Eat less?  Diet?!  I think the doctors must assume that if a woman gains "too much" weight, she's pigging out on hohos and twinkies or something.  That's pretty insulting.
 

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I really think there are so many variables. I'm pretty small, so I'm supposed to gain "more," but I'm also breast feeding. So - I'm just trying to eat as much as I can and whenever I can. I've never worried about gaining too much weight, but I've worried about not gaining enough in both of my pregnancies. When I was seeing a midwife, she wanted me to gain more weight, but my OB (this time around) isn't concerned about weight gain at all...and I've gained less with this pregnancy than I did with my last. What I'm trying to say is that you just shouldn't stress about weight gain. If you aren't eating, well then you probably need to eat. But if you are doing the best you can, then that's all you can do, really. Hang in there!


I think my OB must have thought I looked a little scrawny or something because she told me I should gain 35lbs at my first prenatal appt.  I admit I was a little taken aback by that number.  I wasn't underweight before I got pregnant or anything but I've found that I'm not the best judge of how thin I look or how much I weigh.  When I was "underweight," I usually overestimated my weight and at a "normal" weight, I underestimate my weight.  (No matter my actual weight, in my head, I weigh 124lbs lol.  It helps to keep up the fantasy when you don't own a scale.)  I'm not really stressed about the weight gain now.  My appetite has started to increase and I'm beginning to feel like I don't need to force myself to eat more so I'm sure that I'll gain as much weight as my body needs soon enough.

post #99 of 374

My MW said to try and keep it under 20 like I did last time. Nothing to do with a "big baby" (the head midwife loves to joke about how "squishy" 11lbers are). But rather, I have bursitis, and asthma, so the 2 together, make it necessary to keep an eye on it, because even with only gaining 18 I was in AGONY as far as my hips went last time. 

 

Though, this time, i'm doing prenatal yoga, regular chiro appointments, and as soon as the weather breaks, I WILL be more active. Still, my scale stubbornly reads 209 at 18 weeks (I started at 210!). Maybe I need to eat more hot dogs and ice cream? ROTFLMAO.gif

 

 

post #100 of 374

woah.

 

 

in the last 2-3 days I gained 3 lbs. Is that even possible?

 

Im scared now where I am going to end up at the end of the pregnancy.

 

I am about 19w now and 10lbs over my pre-preg weight.. I hope this rate of gaining a pound a day doesn't continue.. duck.gif With DS I gained 40-45lbs and that was being really active and eating well.. this pregnancy I have been way less active and eating ok.. oh man. I fear the aftermath, not going to lie cold.gif

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