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post #121 of 203

After an impromptu visit to the ob today I am up 11 lbs at 22 weeks.

I am ordered no more running and minimal walking until my spotting stops, though, so we'll see what this lack of activity does to my weight gain ...

post #122 of 203

hi all, i haventcommented on this thread yet but thought i should chime in. i am actualy losing weight right now because im so damn sick all i can get past my sore throat is popscicles. it is really scary for me and i keep poking at my belly to make sure my LO is moving inthere (which he is). i know that he is fine and still getting everything he needs from my body but i cant help but feel guilty that i cant eat anything to help substain him. i have been gaining weight pretty slowly (for me) in tis pregnancy anyways, im just not very hungry. i started ar 142, at last months check up20 weeks i was up only 6 lbs to 148 and now am down to 147 which is in total is only 5 lb gain at 22 weeks. 

 

this is my third pregnancy and i found myself ravenous with my first two but tis time not only am i not very hungry but i really have no food cravings and plenty of aversions. we are a gluten free family andeat very little dairy, and i have pretty terrible aversions to meat this time - which is what i craved like crazy with my first two! so that leaves me eating... not much realy. 

 

sorry for the rant, but not many people irl want to hear about my eating habits, least of all dh who is tired of all my food complaining. 

post #123 of 203
Thread Starter 
That's another reason I wanted to start the thread! I hope you feel better soon, shanna cat. I had severe aversions to meat during my first pregnancy, and its so weird. Aversions in general are weird!
post #124 of 203

Sorry you are having trouble Shanna-cat. I have terrible food aversion this time too. Still at 20 weeks, never had any of those kind of symptoms with my others. It's weird. Can't stand when my hubby makes soup or cooks up chicken. Hope you feel better soon.

post #125 of 203

Hello, i`m new here.

I`m 21 weeks pregnant and I gained only 2 pounds until now, from my start weight. 

First, I had morning sickness and lost 8 pounds, and easily, gained 10. So only 2 from my start weight.

post #126 of 203
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Originally Posted by ulybka312 View Post

Hello, i`m new here.

I`m 21 weeks pregnant and I gained only 2 pounds until now, from my start weight. 

First, I had morning sickness and lost 8 pounds, and easily, gained 10. So only 2 from my start weight.

 

I'm in the same boat.  As of my MW appointment today, I am up 5 from my starting weight - lost a few in the first trimester, gained it back, then lost a few more due to dehydration from a stomach virus a few weeks ago.  Baby is growing well, and I'm loosely tracking what I eat to be sure it's enough.  Seems to be working for now.

post #127 of 203

I'm another one who is not gaining much weight. At 26 weeks, I've only gained around 9 lbs and haven't gained at all in a few weeks. Last time I was pregnant, I was ravenous all the time. This time, I'm nutritionally in better shape, I think, and not especially hungry, just normal hungry. I find it nerve-wracking to be in this situation and am trying to walk the line between overeating/stuffing myself and choosing more calorie-rich, whole foods while still eating tons of veggies. I was thin (but not underweight) to begin with and also follow a special diet for health reasons. So I find it reassuring that others here are in similar situations despite not being on the same diet. I hope I will gain around 20-25 lbs, especially since I was small before pregnancy. For those of you whose slow weight gain has been due to sickness or just not feeling great, I hope it gets easier soon!
 

post #128 of 203
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I`m 21 weeks pregnant and I gained only 2 pounds until now, from my start weight

 

I do find this a little concerning.  Could you supplement with nutrition shakes or scale back on exercise? 

post #129 of 203

you really should be counting the total you've gained though.  So if you dropped 8 then gained 10, I would say you gained 10 not 2.  Just because that's how your heath care provider would look at it.  Good luck and AWESOME that some of you have gained so little so far :)
 

post #130 of 203

I am at 24 weeks now.  At my 20 week appt I had gained 10 lbs total.  Then at 22 weeks I was ravaged by a terrible cold which I am still working through.  It has done a number to suppress my appetite.  I went in to see my dr at 22 weeks b/c I was also spotting (placenta previa) and I had lost 2 lbs, so my net was 8 lbs.  I have my 24 week appt on Monday.  I hope I am at least back to my 10 lbs.

post #131 of 203
Are you finally feeling better Spotty? I wouldn't worry too much about the weight loss/stall, you still have 16 weeks to fatten that little baby up for birth!

I'm also 24 weeks and am up 12 lbs. I'd actually like it to be slightly less than that, because I was shooting for 20-25 lbs gained. Still,,if I continue at a lb a week I'm poised to gain about 28. Better than the nearly 40 I gained with dd! But I'm starting to feel my bum and thighs filling out.more, and they were full enough pre-pregnancy! Oh well, its good for the breast milk.
post #132 of 203

I went in for my 25 week yesterday and was up 15. I hadn't gained anything my last two apt.s so it was shocking to go up 5 lbs in 3 weeks! Oh well :) I'm small normally, 120-125, but tend to be a large lady when I have babies!

post #133 of 203

I'm 24 weeks and up 9-10lbs, but I started out overweight so I have wiggle room :)  I can tell that my hips and but are getting smaller, and my face is less full, but my stomach is ENORMOUS!  I'm definitely not worried about baby getting what it needs and I'm not even eating very differently. I think my body likes being pregnant :) 

post #134 of 203
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It's so neat to see the variation here :)  I am up about 30 pounds so far at almost 28 weeks.  Wow.  Looking back at my last pregnancy I gained really fast up until this point and then tapered off a bit.  Looking at my records, the last 5 pounds or so was definitely water weight (up 5 pounds from one day to the next).  I hope it's the same this time - I'm not sure if I can handle this pace of gain for much longer.  I feel like my appetite has backed down a bit, although it's probably just because my belly is squished...

post #135 of 203

I've been sick this past week, so haven't been out running since last Sunday. I've also noticed that I've been extra hungry and super tired over the past few days, and probably indulging a bit more than usual (which is pretty normal for me when I'm sick, I'm an excuse-eater--birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions are all good reasons to indulge. Feeling sorry for myself because I'm sick fits in there too!) Anyhow, I've been hopping on the scale more than usual over the past few days, and regretting it! I've "gained" a pound a day over the past 3 days! How is that even possible? I don't feel swollen and I'm not constipated. My boobs and belly have definitely grown an inch over the past week, but I still don't feel like that accounts for the 3 lbs in 3 days thing. Hoping to go for a run or swim tonight and get back into equilibrium. I'm currently up 15 lbs at 25 weeks and not really thrilled about gaining 15+ more by the time everything is said and done.

post #136 of 203

I looked at my medical records from my last pregnancy and I am EXACTLY the same! I started at 125 both last time and this time and was 140 at 25 weeks now again! I guess I will plan on a 40lb gain again this pregnancy :)

post #137 of 203

That's funny Holidaymama. One thing I notice with me is no matter what weight I start at, my body seems to want to get to a particular weight with all my pregnancies. I expect to reach between 210 and 215. Not a number I like, but it always happens. My first is the only exception, but I gained like 15 more lbs than with the other two in the first and I know it was from eating too much.

 

These last 2 pregnancies, I haven't been eating like a pig or anything and with this one I've been active and I'm still gaining like crazy. I'm already at 191 and I started at 158 and I'm only 23 weeks... lowest starting weight and fastest weight gain. I guess maybe my body thinks it needs to be that big? LOL Oh well. Just staying active and looking forward to losing it all after the birth.

post #138 of 203
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I'm already at 191 and I started at 158 and I'm only 23 weeks... lowest starting weight and fastest weight gain.

 

I'm pretty much in the same boat.  I had an OB visit yesterday and DH came along with me.  He was upset because I put my hand over the scale so that only the nurse could see my weight and not him.  I just can't bear the thought of him knowing that I'm within 20 lbs of him.  I've officially hit the 30 lb mark at 26 weeks.  My OB isn't concerned, but I am.  I AM eating a lot, I admit.  It is all healthy (99% of it with the occasional splurge).  But my portion sizes are bigger and I'm eating a bowl of granola before I go to bed because I wake up starving at 3 am if I don't, so I'm probably eating too many calories.  I'm RAVENOUS most of the time.

post #139 of 203
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I've "gained" a pound a day over the past 3 days! How is that even possible? I don't feel swollen and I'm not constipated. My boobs and belly have definitely grown an inch over the past week, but I still don't feel like that accounts for the 3 lbs in 3 days thing.

 

It is possible, but I don't know how.  There were some weeks that I gained 5 lbs in a week, and then lost a lb back the following week.  I don't run all of the time like you do, so maybe that is why I piled on the lbs.  

 

Yoga doesn't burn as many calories as running!  lol

post #140 of 203
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Originally Posted by JNajla View Post

 

I'm pretty much in the same boat.  I had an OB visit yesterday and DH came along with me.  He was upset because I put my hand over the scale so that only the nurse could see my weight and not him.  I just can't bear the thought of him knowing that I'm within 20 lbs of him.  I've officially hit the 30 lb mark at 26 weeks.  My OB isn't concerned, but I am.  I AM eating a lot, I admit.  It is all healthy (99% of it with the occasional splurge).  But my portion sizes are bigger and I'm eating a bowl of granola before I go to bed because I wake up starving at 3 am if I don't, so I'm probably eating too many calories.  I'm RAVENOUS most of the time.

 

If it makes you feel any better, my husband was maybe 5 pounds heavier than me when I got pregnant.  He's since lost weight, and with my gain I'm about 15 pounds over him now!

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