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post #21 of 33
30ish with my singleton
60 with my triplets

I was back to pre-baby weight within 1 month PP the triplets . . . . . . . did I mention that I gained 15 lbs of that back during this second year of their life . . . its been sooooo crazy hard :
post #22 of 33
2nd year is always harder than the first. I'm really not fond of the 2nd year. They kind of give you a break I think when they turn 2, but then they turn 3. 3 is almost as 1.
post #23 of 33
gained 13 with my singleton (but I was overweight then)
gained 45 with the twins. Its all gone except for like 5 lbs. I nursed them both.

EAT EAT EAT, gain the weight. It will come right off, I promise.
I could be scrawny now if I actually watched what I ate.
danielle
post #24 of 33
i was about 140 pre-pregnancy and about 218 last time i checked before birth. at 8 weeks PP i was down to 161 and counting. the weight gain was totally worth it to get my healthy full term hunks o' chunk!
post #25 of 33
The most important part is that you listen to your body, not focus on the scale. If you are hungry, you should eat. The end. Make your choices as healthy as possible, keeping in mind that sometimes, especially in early pg when the slightest thing can set off waves of nausea, we have to eat what sounds good even if it's not the healthiest choice.

That said, I have never gotten pg at a normal weight, so my weight gain reflects that. I am tall, 5'8", but not tall enough to carry 200+ pounds pre-pg.

Anyhow:

Twin pg: 208 pre-pg, gained 17, delivered 13lbs 12oz of babies at 38w3d weighing 225. Dropped to 175 in just under 4 weeks.

Singleton pg: 196 pre-pg (so I jumped 21 pounds between 4 weeks post-partum and 5 months post-partum when I weighed at that first visit with second pg...oops!), gained 34, delivered 8lb 10oz baby at 38w exactly weighing 230. Dropped to 200 in just under 4 weeks.

Current singleton pg: 262 pre-pg (62 pounds gained in 3+ years), current weight at 25 weeks is 240 for total loss of 22 pounds thus far. Baby measuring big for gestational age with CERTAIN dates.
post #26 of 33
First baby (singleton): 42 lbs (8lb 8oz baby born at 41 weeks & 3 days)
Second baby (singleton): 30 lbs (9lb 8oz baby born at 40 weeks & 5 days)
Third/Fourth babies (twins): 36 lbs (6lb 14oz & 7lb 13oz born at 37 weeks & 4 days)

I think it all just depends on you and your babies! I never cared how much weight I gained AS LONG as I gained it eating food that was good for me & the baby/babies. Please try not to worry about it. If it makes you feel any better, I lost ALL the twin weight by 10 days pp and am now down another 10 lbs from where I started (5 months pp). It took me about 9 months or so to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight with each of my singletons.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by kangamom
2nd year is always harder than the first. I'm really not fond of the 2nd year. They kind of give you a break I think when they turn 2, but then they turn 3. 3 is almost as 1.
This gives me something to look forward to - their 2nd bday in December. And I too remember how difficult 3 was - so not looking forward to that! I guess I need to capitalize on the 3rd year of life and try to lose those 15 lbs I gained during the 2nd year of life!
post #28 of 33
I gained about 70 lbs with my twins, but I also had pre-e. A lot of that was water weight! By the time I could see my ankle bones again I had lost all but 10 of those pounds and those 10 lbs stuck around until they were weaned.
post #29 of 33
Singleton-50Lbs, she was 7.8
twins-75Lbs, they were 9Lbs each. One week after delivering them I was 45Lbs lighter!
post #30 of 33
I started at 145 and gaind about 80 pounds. (I basically followed Barbara Luke's book) By 3 months post partum, I was down to 135 (my lowest weight in my adult life) and I was eating a pint of Hagen Daaz every day to keep weight on. It was crazy how much calories I burned nursing.

Don't worry about it. People have a wide variety of weight gains. Follow your body's lead and make sure you get the increased nutrients (especially protein) that your body needs for a twin pregnancy.
post #31 of 33
I have to say the twins has been my best weight loss tool ever. I never really lost any weight with nursing my singletons, even when I was tandem nursing them after dd#2 was born. I was at my largest when I got pg with the twins, and now they are a year old and I'm smaller than I've been since having dd #1, 6 1/2 years ago. And still losing!
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by kangamom
I have to say the twins has been my best weight loss tool ever.
post #33 of 33
With my singelton, I gained about 30 lbs. With the twins so far (I'm 30 weeks), I've gained about 35 lbs..
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