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post #21 of 80
I'm up 3 pounds, but I started 20 lbs heavier this pg than I did my other babies. I gain just a little over 20 each with them and it dropped off fast. I wish I hadn't fluffed up so much before this baby.

I'm not starving myself, I just am not hungry yet.
post #22 of 80
Well, I lost about 5 early on, and have now gained that back plus 3, so I don't know whether to say I gained 3 or 8 lbs, at 19 weeks. I started out pretty trim--actually, losing that 5 lbs probably put me around ideal weight for me, considering the amount of muscle mass I have (i.e. a bit less than I'd like--I wouldn't mind weighing more if it was muscle, not fat).

At my last appointment, my OB told me I need to eat more, and I was sort of offended. I have definitely increased my calorie intake from pre-preg, but more than that, I've been trying to eat really healthy, varied, balanced meals. I eat when I'm hungry, I continue eating until I'm full, and I don't try to limit the amount of healthy food I take in (I do limit sweets, junk, etc.). I tried to tell her that, and she didn't want to hear it--just, "you need to eat more". I don't feel like I can physically eat MORE--I guess I could cut out some fruit/veggies/protein and replace them with cupcakes, but honestly that doesn't seem like a good idea. :

Everything seems to be going very well with baby's development, my health, etc., and I believe I should trust my body unless it seems like something is going wrong. I also get irritated when friends/coworkers etc. tell me, "this is your time to splurge, why don't you have some of this (cake/brownies/ice cream/etc.)?" Actually, I feel like this is my time to eat as healthy as possible, because I'm responsible not only for my own well-being, but for the development of another human being, and I think we'll both do better on healthy whole foods than on refined starches, hydrogenated fats, and sugar. Hmph.

Ok, rant off.
post #23 of 80
i have no clue because i don't weigh myself.

my clothes still fit, though. in fact, my pants are baggy. so i would wager that i've lost, but when i was weighed, i'd probably gained about 5 lbs or so.

so probably around there.
post #24 of 80
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Originally Posted by diamond lil View Post
Also, my taste for some sweets is coming back, so I better watch out.
Me, too. I have a huge sweet tooth and it is back!

On Saturday when I weighed myself I have gained 8 pounds total at 17 weeks. DH had gained 12 but is back down to 10. He is not very happy, but the whole time I was still puking my guts out, he was sitting there eating ice cream, so it's his own fault.
post #25 of 80
I don't actually know. Don't have a scale. My midwife always says fine and never really tells me the number unless I ask, which I don't. I just have no idea. Which is funny! I could ask her what it was on the first appointment and is now, but I'll never know what it was when I first got pregnant so I won't be able to calculate from that. It's funny that I don't care. It's my third and I'm just over obsessing and worrying. Just totally over it. I trust my body's cravings, I trust my body, I'll gain what I need to.
post #26 of 80
17 weeks - 10-11 pounds.
post #27 of 80
I've gained 7 pounds at 18 weeks, almost all of that in the second trimester. (I was so sick the first trimester I didn't gain anything.)

Is anyone else finding that they're unexpectedly dealing with body issues during pregnancy? I've always been fairly thin, and stayed in shape without really trying too hard, and now that I'm suddenly thickening (I really don't look pregnant, just wider...), I'm finding that I have to make a really conscious effort not to feel "fat." It bothers me that I feel this way, because my weight gain is totally normal, and obviously, part of a healthy pregnancy. But I just feel sort of bloated and unattractive a lot of the time now, in a way that disturbs me. I don't know if part of it is that I'm single (and thus, don't have a DP who has to love me and find me attractive no matter what...), or if this is just a normal part of pregnancy, but it's bumming me out that I feel this way...
post #28 of 80
I've gained a pound at 17 weeks. But I know it's because my body just doesn't NEED to gain – I'm a hefty size 16 on a 5'10" frame.
I was annoyed when the nurse congratulated me on not gaining at my last visit, as if I'm dieting for goodness sake!
Frankly, I was tempted to refuse to be weighed. My midwife didn't do it and said there's no good evidence that weighing moms is better for baby anyway!

(And AngelaM, it's just this stage of pregnancy. You'll feel gorgeous – and get lots of compliments – when your belly starts to blossom, I promise.)
post #29 of 80
I am at 19 weeks and have probably gained about 10-12 pounds so far. With my first baby I gained a total of 40 pounds, with my second I gained a total of 26 pounds. The key though I believe is to lose it all before getting pregnant again! I eat a healthful diet primarily composed of organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but I don't really deny myself much if I want it. We don't keep junk in the house, ever (chips, soda, etc.) but I enjoy baking with my kids. Especially during pregnancy I enjoy indulging my sweet tooth and giving in to cravings that I would normally ignore. Both my kids were born at 40 weeks, at a healthy weight (8lbs.) and I lost the weight by the baby's first bday (always my goal).

I think pregnancy is a time to enjoy a bit of indulgence...it is a fleeting time in my life!
post #30 of 80
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Originally Posted by AngelaM View Post
Is anyone else finding that they're unexpectedly dealing with body issues during pregnancy? I've always been fairly thin, and stayed in shape without really trying too hard, and now that I'm suddenly thickening (I really don't look pregnant, just wider...), I'm finding that I have to make a really conscious effort not to feel "fat." It bothers me that I feel this way, because my weight gain is totally normal, and obviously, part of a healthy pregnancy. But I just feel sort of bloated and unattractive a lot of the time now, in a way that disturbs me. I don't know if part of it is that I'm single (and thus, don't have a DP who has to love me and find me attractive no matter what...), or if this is just a normal part of pregnancy, but it's bumming me out that I feel this way...
I feel the same way.
post #31 of 80
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Originally Posted by AngelaM View Post
I've gained 7 pounds at 18 weeks, almost all of that in the second trimester. (I was so sick the first trimester I didn't gain anything.)

Is anyone else finding that they're unexpectedly dealing with body issues during pregnancy? I've always been fairly thin, and stayed in shape without really trying too hard, and now that I'm suddenly thickening (I really don't look pregnant, just wider...), I'm finding that I have to make a really conscious effort not to feel "fat." It bothers me that I feel this way, because my weight gain is totally normal, and obviously, part of a healthy pregnancy. But I just feel sort of bloated and unattractive a lot of the time now, in a way that disturbs me. I don't know if part of it is that I'm single (and thus, don't have a DP who has to love me and find me attractive no matter what...), or if this is just a normal part of pregnancy, but it's bumming me out that I feel this way...
Not that I was thin by any means to start, but I definitely know what you mean. Last night, I was sitting at the computer working, and actually thought to myself "wow, I am getting quite a gut." Then quickly remembered that I'm pregnant. I feel mostly fat instead of pregnant, though, at this point.
post #32 of 80
I'm up about 12 lbs from pp, but really up about 16-18 from where I wanted to be. I'm not eating as well as I should be. And on top of that the only thing that kept me feeling well in the first tri. was eating. I am feeling big, but I'm fighting that feeling. I'm getting back to excercising (walking 2-3 times a week and yoga once a week) so I should be OK. I haven't had any problems getting it off before, but I'm older now I gained about 35 with #1 and 30 with #2 (but he was 6 weeks early!). I'd like to keep it under 35 this time as well. I guess if I only gain 12 this tri. and next I should be close.
post #33 of 80
i lost 15 pounds and have gained 10 back.
post #34 of 80
At 17 weeks, I've gained 7 pounds. I did the same with the last pregnancy then gained a bunch in the last tri.
post #35 of 80
I've gained about 11-12 pounds also, and I'm 16w4d. With all of my kids I gain about 6-7 pounds immediately, which I suppose is just fluid retention, but it's very odd.
post #36 of 80
At almost 20 weeks I have gained 17 pounds - which i think is mostly in my boobs! LOL I did mention to my doctor that i was concerned because I thought that was a lot for the first few months to gain. I haven't had a taste for sweets and the only extra "meal" I was eating was a small bowl of cereal at night. Otherwise it's been fruits and veggies and mostly healthy - and for me it's a lot in the morning and less throughout the day. All he said was "you're supposed to gain weight when you're pregnant!" -his reassuring way to say that it isn't an unreasonable amount? It depends on how much fluid you have too. It's not all baby. Although at my u/s my little guy was an oz heavier than the norm at this point. :-)
post #37 of 80
At 17w, I'm sitting about where I was starting the pregnancy, though I don't own a scale and thus am not sure. I started off size 20 though, so it's interesting to see my belly grow and yet the fat layer thin out!
post #38 of 80
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Originally Posted by Zucchini View Post
At 17w, I'm sitting about where I was starting the pregnancy, though I don't own a scale and thus am not sure. I started off size 20 though, so it's interesting to see my belly grow and yet the fat layer thin out!
LOL I've been watching how my tummy changes, too. For awhile I had a distinct "double bubble"- the lower baby buldge and the upper tire buldge. Now it's a smooth big round shape that makes me look much further along.
post #39 of 80
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Originally Posted by MySunflowerBoys View Post
LOL I've been watching how my tummy changes, too. For awhile I had a distinct "double bubble"- the lower baby buldge and the upper tire buldge. Now it's a smooth big round shape that makes me look much further along.
I have the dreaded double bubble. I hate it! I know from experience it won't go away until the fundus hits my navel at 20 weeks.
In the meantime, can someone explain WHY the above-the-navel pudge suddenly sticks out, too?
post #40 of 80
I'm almost 16 weeks and have gained 2 lbs so far. I'm sure I'll be porking out nicely in a few weeks
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