Anyone else? I noticed yesterday that I dropped a couple pounds. I've never experienced this before, though I've also never gained 50lbs before. My eating is consistent so I don't think it's that and though I've been nesting I wouldn't think the loss is stemming from being up and about from that but maybe? Oh and though I've lost weight, my belly is definitely growing ;)
Losing weight now
I'm noticing huge fluctuations in water retention right now, depending on what I eat, drink, and my activity level. I haven't weight myself daily so I don't know how much the changes are in pounds, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm swinging up and down by several pounds. My MWs are unconcerned about my level of edema ("You still have ankles, we're not worried!"), but I can tell that my legs are carrying a ton of water today, they weren't yesterday, and they were four days ago...
I have heard that it is normal within the last few weeks to possibly lose a couple of pounds. If everything seems healthy, I wouldn't worry about it. I have no idea if I have or did with DS, we don't own a scale. I have a mw appt tomorrow so I can let you know, definitely don't feel like I have lol.
I haven't gained any weight for five weeks, but my midwives are not worried--baby is growing. I eat plenty. Last pg I lost 5 lbs. in the last three weeks or so--but I gained 45+ and was working a lot, so I was retaining a bunch of water. I think it sounds reasonable to lose a bit at the end.
In this pregnancy, I was not my healthiest going into it and I was somewhat malnourished and very thin. I immediately gained like 30 lbs in the first couple months but then after than, I've consistently gained 1-2 lbs per month or so. In the last 3 months, I've gained 3 lbs. In the last 3 months, the BABY + placenta etc has gained 3 lbs. My breasts have shrunken (weird) and I've been told I look like I've lost weight. I eat very healthy and clean. My weight isn't going down on the scale, but it is barely going up even though baby is growing.
I actually lost five pounds two weeks ago, but I attribute that to fluid since I had been in the hospital for dehydration and pumped full of fluids. The thing that got me though was that Monday (I'm going every week now) I actually had lost another two pounds. I am eating regularly and eating good things for the baby. But that means to date I have only gained 8 pounds. I am okay with it. My pre pregnancy weight wasn't what I wished it would be anyway. Baby is around 6 1/2 pounds as of Monday so I guess I am just doing well in keeping active. Although there won't be much more of that, I'm feeling super sluggish lately. But that is to be expected I guess.
Nope - never had that problem last pregnancy and don't seem to have it this one. I wish Id drop a few pounds. Ive consistently been above what I "should" be gaining at every stage of this pregnancy. I'm steadily packing it on even though Im not porking out on food. I have stopped yoga and exercising though because of my terrible hemmies. I just can't deal with exercising with a painful mountain in my butt. Not sure if that is contributing to the steady gain. So far (Im 36w 5d) I have gained 35 pounds. Last pg I gained a total of 48. I would have to pack on 16 more before I deliver to make it 48 this time around. I don't think that will happen though - Crap I hope not!!
My weight has seemed to fluctuate up and down over the past couple weeks I think... It could be that you lost some water weight, etc.
My weekly email from babyfit.com said this for 36 weeks today:
"Even though you have a few weeks to go, your weight may stabilize around this time, so you won't get much larger."
For whatever that is worth. I think last pregnancy, with DS, I gained about a pound a week the last trimester even through the very last weeks. I've gained less overall (and started off lighter) this pregnancy though, so I'm not surprised at not gaining much now. I haven't been eating less than I'm hungry for or anything, just healthier this time, I think. This pregnancy has been a lot different in many ways though.
I've gained about 20 lbs. I think so far... my goal was to gain around 25, so I think I'm pretty much on target. Last pregnancy, I gained 34 by the end. I think I lost like 22 lbs. by two weeks pp last time. I am curious how it will fall off this time, and how quickly.