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Postpartum weight loss

post #1 of 34
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, I know. It's a somewhat annoying topic, but I'm a little curious, as this pregnancy/baby/postpartum has been so incredibly different from the last.

I weighed myself at the midwife yesterday (5 weeks pp), and I hadn't lost any weight since my 2 week pp appointment. I'm somewhat relieved as I'm already fairly close to my prepreg weight, and my DS is a giant who is constantly on the boob. It's nice to have a little squish in reserve to boost the milk factory I'm happy to stay where I'm at as long as DS is nursing (although it would be nice to fit into my old clothes properly again)

Last time, my weight loss was pretty steady and didn't taper off until 9 months or so. My assumptions may be a little premature about my weight staying put, as it is only 5 weeks pp.

Does anyone else feel like their weight is going to stay fairly stable at this point?

Edit: I think I lost about 20 pounds total - and 9 lb 9oz of that was baby!
post #2 of 34
Oh man, I hope not. I am still only about 2 weeks postpartum.
: I gained 48 pounds with the pregnancy. AAAAAH! 48 pounds!!!!!!

I've lost (ummm...doing math....) about 25 pounds so far, and would like to see another 10-15 go away in the next month.

Usually I hold on to 5 or 10 pounds until baby gets to be around 8-9 months old, then I lose that weight without even trying.
post #3 of 34
I gained 46lbs! I haven't been on a scale since the birth (1 month ago) but my pants do not even go past my thighs... I'm wearing maternity pants and a pair of DH's jeans
post #4 of 34
I'm not sure how much I've lost, I haven't been weighed since I had Rory. I have a WIC appointment tomorrow though and they'll probably weigh me there.

I'm itching to get the weight gone, though. Before I got pregnant I had been working hard to lose the weight I've gained in the 9 years dh and I have been together...got about 25 pounds from my goal weight and got pregnant!
post #5 of 34
I was a little disappointed yesterday when I weighed the same as a week before I delivered. Is that even possible? shouldn't have I lost at least 8 lbs? (my babe was 7lbs 11oz).
This happened with my first baby too! But I blamed it on the depo birth control. I just have this insane appetite while nursing.
post #6 of 34
I really have no idea how much I gained or how much I have lost. My loosest fitting jeans prior to my pregnancy are now my tighest, so I'm making some progress. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it takes me 9 months to get back into my smallest pair. My bones take forever to shift back into place. I really don't think I have a lot, if any, weight to lose. I just want my shape back...
post #7 of 34
I am about 10 lbs away from pre preggers. But wouldn't mind losing more as I started heavy. I've lost 33 of my pregnancy weight. But I eat all day since my son wants to nurse non stop. I am not REALLY thinking about it too much. Or at least I tell myself I am not.
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by monamcmona View Post
I was a little disappointed yesterday when I weighed the same as a week before I delivered. Is that even possible? shouldn't have I lost at least 8 lbs? (my babe was 7lbs 11oz).
This happened with my first baby too! But I blamed it on the depo birth control. I just have this insane appetite while nursing.
nak- this is me. I've actually lost 10 lbs, but she weighed 8#14. with ds, I gained until about 6 mos pp. I'm trying really hard not to get depressed and just focus on 1) eating really well and 2) continuing to move my body. but i feel really blobby and fat and I;m really tired of maternity clothes... I need to get to the thrift, having clothes that fit might help a lot.
post #9 of 34
I'm not sure numbers but I'll weigh in tomorrow. I'm back in normal clothes (still a size up from normal) and other than that flabby belly am happy with how I look. Much different than after ds2 when the weight just hung on and on.
post #10 of 34
This is the one time in my life when my weight makes me happy - I am 7weeks postpartum and weigh 15 lbs less than I did when I conceived. I still have the flabby belly but the weight is all gone - woo hoo!

I started off heavy for me so I am hoping to lose more over the next several months with nursing since I'm sure some of it will come back on like it did with my first baby.
post #11 of 34
as of last week, i was 4lbs less than my pre-preg weight... i had gained 17lbs, and half of it (8lbs 8oz) was Riley, lol.
post #12 of 34
nak

i gained 32 lbs.

10 more to lose to get to prepregnancy weight. 3.5 weeks postpartum. we don't have a car. maybe that helps?

trin
post #13 of 34
not sure if I'm losing weight or just changing shape but I'm pretty happy to be a very different shape than when pregnant and I'm happy to be fitting at least one pr of jeans (though currently they need to be washed... sigh... spitty baby...)

I'm kind of amazed that my body is capable of changing shape so fast! Of course I DID have a 9 lb baby tucked away in there and she didn't ever lose weight and is packing it on quite quickly from the increase in her chubby rolls All this nursing HAS to do something in terms of weight loss for me right?
post #14 of 34
When does the jelly belly go away or am I the only one with one? I don't remember this with dd1. I'm eight weeks pp and I still have this jelly belly that hangs over my pants. sigh.
post #15 of 34
I weigh about what I did pre-preg but it's distributed differently. I didn't gain that much though, 25 or 30lbs. My belly is all loose. It's always been a bit fluffy, but I'm surprised by how loose it is now.

Some of my pants fit, some don't. My hips are wider. My boobs have grown so much that all button up or fitted shirts are too tight now. I've never been one to have many clothes so sometimes finding outfits is a bit of a challenge. I had to go to a funeral this week and finding on outfit was a real challenge.
post #16 of 34
milky-mama~

I've gt the jelly belly here too - I don't remember how long it took to go away when I had dd . . . I just hope it's soon
post #17 of 34
Well yesterday at 1 month pp I was down 26 pounds! Okay considering I haven't made any attempt to lose.

I gained 52 pounds
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jes'sBeth View Post
I'm kind of amazed that my body is capable of changing shape so fast! Of course I DID have a 9 lb baby tucked away in there and she didn't ever lose weight and is packing it on quite quickly from the increase in her chubby rolls All this nursing HAS to do something in terms of weight loss for me right?
Yes, I feel like I'm losing some of the tons of weight I gained pretty fast too. My appetite isn't enormous and baby is growing SO FAST it's unbelievable (6lbs11oz to 10lbs8oz in 5 weeks!!!) so I think breastfeeding must have something to do with it.
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by milky_mama View Post
When does the jelly belly go away or am I the only one with one? I don't remember this with dd1. I'm eight weeks pp and I still have this jelly belly that hangs over my pants. sigh.
Did you have a diastases recti? Because if you did (and it's much more common on subsequent pregnancies) you'll have to do special exercises to pull the abdominal muscles back together, although my understanding is it can never be healed without surgery. My mw suggested the book, "Lose Your Mummy Tummy" and showed me a couple of the exercises. It's helping pull things back together, but the book hasn't come yet so I'm a little hesitant to do things full swing without reading the directons a little more carefully.
post #20 of 34
Maybe someone can answer why the scale isn't changing but my pants are fitting better and better? Seriously, the scale has stalled, but something must be happening because each week I add one more pair of pants that will fit. How depressing that I'm not dropping though. I've still got 20lbs till prepreg, and another 10 I want to lose on top of that.
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