Originally Posted by tyisrrs
Haha, I'm totally just kidding. Actually, I want to thank you because I was hoping to not gain more than 20 lbs, starting at 5'6" and 130# (I'm very athletic with muscles), and now I know at least some women can do it, so I feel more confident now. I have lost three pounds since I'm puking constantly. Everything fits fine, but I don't care for the feeling of something on my waist sometimes when I'm feeling yucky from the preggo symptoms. I'm hoping to not need preggo clothes until at least 6+ months. I plan on buying a Bella Band for when my pants first start getting tight. I'm really into fashion so I want to wear my clothes as long as possible; luckily I have a ton of drapey and long tops since that's the style right now, so hopefully I won't have to buy maternity tops for a long time.
Good luck!! I'm actually not sure how I managed to gain so little. I think my body must just handle pregnancy really well... good thing I want a ton of kids.
I'm totally not athletic at all, I've worked out a total of about 12 times my entire life, and I eat like a horse. I have an incredibly fast metabolism, though I have no desire to eat during my first trimester and I've lost 5 lbs with each pregnancy during those first three months. When I got pregnant with my first daughter, I was 130... I gained 15 pounds in the first year of marriage from a combonation of birth control and a 9 week miscarriage. By the time I got pregnant with DD#2, I was already back down to 125 (and DD was only 4 months at the time). This time DD#2 is 11 months and I've been fluctuating around 118-120 for the past 6 months or so.
I gained 18 lbs with DD#1 and 14 lbs with DD#2. My OB couldn't understand why I hadn't gained more weight, especially after my husband explained my eating habits... but I always measured perfectly and my babies came out perfectly healthy (though admittedly small... 6lbs13oz & 6lbs5oz, but as a tiny person, I'm glad they weren't any bigger).