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Weight gain?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Am I the only one who has gained weight already? I've put on about 6 lbs already. I was hoping this wouldn't happen til the 2nd trimester! I'm kind of overweight to begin with. (By about 40 lbs!)
post #2 of 34
Yeah, I think I've gained about 8 lbs, which is something. I've NEVER gained weight in a first trimester before, only lost it. This is new for me and makes me wonder if it's twins.
Edited to add: Most people do gain some weight in the first trimester. I'm not "the norm"

Namaste, Tara
mama to Doodle (6), Butterfly (23mos), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
post #3 of 34
I'm 12 weeks tomorrow, and have gained about 8 lbs. I threw in the towel today and actually wore maternity pants for the first time this pg.
post #4 of 34
I take the prize, everybody. Ha! ha! I have gained 11 lbs (as of last week, maybe 12 now) in the first 14 weeks. This was also my pattern with the other two pgs. I tend to gain a lot in the first trimester and then it levels off. I have pretty low body fat when I'm not pg and one of my theories is that this is why I gain so much so quickly. Not sure though. Maybe that's just an excuse.
post #5 of 34
I have no shortage of body fat and have gained about 10 pounds already! (I am only 11.5 weeks) My last two pg had only about 5 pounds in the first trimester. I am almost hoping for twins--geez if I am going to gain it, give me two babies so I can be done for sure after this pg.

post #6 of 34
I ganied 10lbs right away (by 8 weeks) but nothing since then, which is the same thing that happened with my first pregnancy. Last time I didn't start putting on weight again until I was well into the 2nd trimester. I ended up with a 30lb total gain....which included almost 14lbs of baby (Baby A was 7lbs 6oz and Baby B was 6lbs 5oz.) I was one of the lucky ones that weighed less after pregnancy than I did before.
post #7 of 34
post #8 of 34
I'm up about 7 lbs at 13 weeks.

I was 20 lbs by 20 weeks with DD so I guess I'm putting on less so far but I'm so much bigger earlier than last time!!
post #9 of 34
I lost 20 lbs already in about 12 weeks. It's not a good thing and I'm sure my midwife will get a rare grumpy frown.

I just don't feel like eating anything.
post #10 of 34
hmmm I haven't kept track. I'm almost 12 wks.
post #11 of 34
I haven't been since I was 7wks and then I had lost 2. I started out 5lbs heavier than I wanted. I really dislike the whole weighing in thing. It makes me not want to go see the mw. I have put off my last 2 appt., but am scheduled to go on Friday. I guess I had better go or they might get irritated with me : . I don't know why I feel so not into going......I guess I just don't feel the need for monthly confirmation that I am indeed getting larger! I can tell you that. I did have to fully abandon my reg size clothes and go to the next size up. That's normal for me at this point. I am 14wks today!!! Yea.
post #12 of 34
Kathy, it bugs me to get weighed each month, too. I never look at the scale and they never announce it to me. I figure my mw will address it if she feels there is an issue. Once in a while, I get on the scale at my Y, about every two months, just to see.
post #13 of 34
Put me in gainers column. I've put on 5-7 lbs. that I did not need (already 40 lbs. overweight), probably because I've been very hungry and haven't had nausea. I'm at week 10.5 with baby #1.

post #14 of 34
Welcome, Em and congratulations on your pregnancy!! Glad to have you here!
post #15 of 34
I haven't gained any weight yet. I decline to even track it at the MW (b/c I find it so depressing) but do jump on our scale here every now and then. I have been in stretchy pants or maternity for the last two weeks. My other ones just don't fit. I'm almost 13 weeks.
post #16 of 34
Emily - thanks for the understanding comments . This mw has you weigh yourself : ! I can't hide from the numbers. I think I may ask on Friday if I can forgo that part? Can't hurt to ask....they already probably think I'm weird. It will be nice to hear the heartbeat .

post #17 of 34
My midwife doesn't do weigh-ins....she just asks if I know how much I've gained. She told me as long as I'm eating healthy and staying reasonably active then there is no reason to worry about what the scale says.
post #18 of 34
hmm, this thread prompted me to run upstairs and get on the scale. I am 11 wk and have actually gained 4 lbs but that doesn't seem right. What I mean is that last time i checked (7 wks) I gained 6 lbs and since then i've been eating non stop and not getting sick once. My clothes are telling me otherwise and I certainly feel bigger. I have not settled on a MW so i've gone this long with out prenatal care so not sure if my lack of wieight gain is a good or bad thing. Anyone else out there with my situation?

post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 
hypechick, it could just be differences in water weight. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

I know I"m the one who started this thread, but I'm not really worrying too much about the weight gain. I don't want to gain too much, since I'm already overweight, but I'm not going to deprive myself (or my baby!) either. I just like to know, kwim?
post #20 of 34
I'm not a fan of weighing-inh during pregnancy, though I've done it through two. With my second pregnancy, it was do-it-yourself weigh-ins (even at my OB's office before I went to midwives). This time I'm at home with a broken scale LOL I don't know if my midwife does weighing or not, I'll probably decline it though.

Namaste, Tara
mama to Doodle (6), Butterfly (23mos), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
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