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post #381 of 725
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Originally Posted by kitteh View Post

I think I recall reading somewhere that fat stores on the hips and bum are supposed to be optimal for supporting and maintaining a plentiful milk supply. So maybe it's all for a really good reason!

 

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I've noticed some growth in my bum recently - thanks for pointing out it is for a good cause!

post #382 of 725
Yeah, I know my body stored plenty of extra fat last time (and some this time too already) for BFing and I was a lucky one that BFing did melt all that weight I gained away without me trying. My body did know what it was doing!
post #383 of 725

25 weeks today. Photo by my 5 year old :)

 

 

 

I am up 11 lbs (from 135 to 146) and have been stuck at that for a couple weeks, even though I feel like my belly is growing.

post #384 of 725

I love your bra!

post #385 of 725
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Originally Posted by kitteh View Post

I think I recall reading somewhere that fat stores on the hips and bum are supposed to be optimal for supporting and maintaining a plentiful milk supply. So maybe it's all for a really good reason!

What happens to it if you're not planning on breastfeeding?

post #386 of 725
Mom jeans? :P wink1.gif

I actually held on to the weight in my lower half for most of the first 18 months of breastfeeding! So while some women find that bfing helps the weight melt off, in my experience that was not the case. I started working out 1 month post-partum, but no matter how hard I worked the weight simply refused to budge. But breastfeeding made me ravenous, and I made sure to eat enough to keep my milk supply up. So maybe if you don't have to worry about supply issues post-partum you can just get to work losing the weight straight away?
post #387 of 725

Amandalynn - after my stillborn I lost 40 of 50 lbs in 6 weeks and I wasn't breastfeeding. For me I hold onto my weight more when I breastfeed because I maintain a higher appetite. I don't think I will be breastfeeding for more than a few weeks at most this time either and I am hoping the weight comes off as fast as it did after my stillborn.

post #388 of 725

That's what I keep trying to tell myself too!  "I need this weight for breastfeeding."  It's not really helping me feel any better about myself right now but I do tend to need the reserves when I am nursing.  My girls have had food allergies so I have had to do elimination diets while nursing and I have a hard time getting enough fat when I am so limited on what I can eat.

post #389 of 725

Here is my 27 week pic

post #390 of 725
When I was breast feeding my son I was back to pre-pregnancy weight in 2 weeks. I even lost an extra 10 lbs after the 2 weeks. I was happy with the way breast feeding helped my body lose the weight, and I was also eating a lot more. I'm hoping it will be the same this time too. My butt and thighs will need some trimming.. Lol!!

ETA: we cross posted BaileyB! Cute belly!! smile.gif 27 weeks already! Wow!
post #391 of 725
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Originally Posted by Mama4life14 View Post

When I was breast feeding my son I was back to pre-pregnancy weight in 2 weeks. I even lost an extra 10 lbs after the 2 weeks. I was happy with the way breast feeding helped my body lose the weight, and I was also eating a lot more. I'm hoping it will be the same this time too. My butt and thighs will need some trimming.. Lol!!

ETA: we cross posted BaileyB! Cute belly!! smile.gif 27 weeks already! Wow!

Same with me. I gained 26 lbs during my 41w 1d pregnancy, then lost 20 of it at delivery. Back in regular jeans by 3w postpartum. I ended up weighing less than I did before I got pregnant, partly due to breastfeeding and partly due to the fact that I cut out all the junk I was eating pre-pregnancy, too. (Ahhh, the life of a broke college kid, when dinner meant scraping together quarters to get dollar menu tacos from Taco Bell! Haha!)
post #392 of 725
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Originally Posted by PhilsBabyMama View Post


Same with me. I gained 26 lbs during my 41w 1d pregnancy, then lost 20 of it at delivery. Back in regular jeans by 3w postpartum. I ended up weighing less than I did before I got pregnant, partly due to breastfeeding and partly due to the fact that I cut out all the junk I was eating pre-pregnancy, too. (Ahhh, the life of a broke college kid, when dinner meant scraping together quarters to get dollar menu tacos from Taco Bell! Haha!)

same here, went down below my pre pregnancy wait, I'm really hoping to at least keep some of the weight, even 5 lbs would be great.

I'll try to post a pic in the next two weeks :)

post #393 of 725

Wow, these stories of rapid post-partum weightloss are amazing. I kind of always just assumed I would have that experience, but I certainly did not! angry.gif irked.giforngtongue.gif lol

 

I gained 37 lbs in 41 weeks, went in weighing 152 and had a 7lb 12oz baby.  The next day I STILL weighed around 150! I was like, did you guys shove some heavy stuff up in there when I wasn't looking? Because C'MON! I never had the postpartum night sweats that a lot of my friends had, which they said helped contribute to their rapid weight loss. I guess all the weight I gained was just FAT!

 

About 3 weeks after the delivery I was down 15-20 lbs from my delivery weight, which still left 15 lbs to lose before I was back to pre-preg weight. That 15 lbs took over a year to come off, and I worked hard at it! So that is a big reason that I am trying to keep the weight gain toward the lower end of  the recommended range. I just don't think my body actually needed to gain that much extra in fat stores.

post #394 of 725

Also Bailey, your bump is adorable and you really look amazing!

post #395 of 725
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Originally Posted by kitteh View Post

Wow, these stories of rapid post-partum weightloss are amazing. I kind of always just assumed I would have that experience, but I certainly did not! angry.gif irked.giforngtongue.gif lol

 

I gained 37 lbs in 41 weeks, went in weighing 152 and had a 7lb 12oz baby.  The next day I STILL weighed around 150! I was like, did you guys shove some heavy stuff up in there when I wasn't looking? Because C'MON! I never had the postpartum night sweats that a lot of my friends had, which they said helped contribute to their rapid weight loss. I guess all the weight I gained was just FAT!

 

About 3 weeks after the delivery I was down 15-20 lbs from my delivery weight, which still left 15 lbs to lose before I was back to pre-preg weight. That 15 lbs took over a year to come off, and I worked hard at it! So that is a big reason that I am trying to keep the weight gain toward the lower end of  the recommended range. I just don't think my body actually needed to gain that much extra in fat stores.

 

Uhh, yeah - me neither!  I struggled with supply issues related to hormonal imbalance and insufficient glandular tissue, so i went on domperidone for about ten months, which is notorious for keeping weight on/causing you to gain more!  But losing weight has always been hard for me.  When I was in high school I went through a 'starving myself' phase, and I think I f-ed my metabolism up pretty permanently.  What I wish I could have told myself then . . . (but I wouldn't have listened!)

post #396 of 725

Um, yeah. I gained 37 pounds with each of my pregnancies and it did not come off that fast either.  I do lose it by about 6 or 7months but not in just weeks.  Wow!  With my first I had so many fluid IVs during labor that I actually come home from the hospital up two pounds.. It was so discouraging! 

I think I've gotten to a place where after the first 6 weeks or so I can make peace with where my body is at and just be thankful that it made a baby.  I've been fortunate that so far that it has come off eventually but I remember after DD2 getting to a point where while I wanted to lose the rest of the weight I had gained I knew that my body had done amazing things and I was still healthy.

post #397 of 725
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Originally Posted by kitteh View Post

I gained 37 lbs in 41 weeks, went in weighing 152 and had a 7lb 12oz baby.  The next day I STILL weighed around 150! I was like, did you guys shove some heavy stuff up in there when I wasn't looking? Because C'MON!


Actually, they might have. wink1.gif Did you have IV fluids while in labor? That might explain the small weight loss.
post #398 of 725
For the majority of labor I did not, but they did hep-lock me. Near the end I needed pitocin to get through transition, and I was vomiting between every contraction during that time so I wouldn't be surprised if I got extra iv fluids to combat dehydration? But the pitocin was only for a couple of hours. Prior to that I wasn't hooked to an iv.
post #399 of 725

oh no im soooo paranoid as i cant do much excersise wise.. i stop having sex for a week and i put on weight because its probably the only excersise i get other then my physio.. but my physios all core stuff.. they dont let me swim.. im not allowed/faint doing anything aeroibic.. i really need to stop eating chocolate!

Im really swollen today and tommorrow im hopefully (if i dont pass out)  going for lunch with bf and his daughter so i have to hide my bump.. normally this would be easy.. but kidney infections make me bloated anyway.. and im full of gas lol.. need to go ona wheat bag mission to get rid of the excess swelling.. and find clothes to hide pregnancy.. i think part of my prob aswell is im soooo exhausted my back is all folded  and im probs making myself look fatter ..

post #400 of 725

I'm just jealous that you're having sex! We've tried and failed (due to TODDLER!) a couple of times, but that's about it. Since conception. That's 20WEEKS WITHOUT SEX. The only other time we went this long without was when he was in Chile and I was here in the states for 4 months. I'm climbing the walls. No WONDER I run so friggin much!

 

Hope you're feeling better soon timesway. Fainting sounds like no fun.

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