I was just looking back at my records from my last pregnancy and I only gained 3 lbs during the entire last 2 months of that one and ended up with a healthy 9 lb 14 oz girl at 41 weeks, so perhaps this is just a pattern of how things work with me. I also have nausea/vomiting for all 9 months of every pregnancy
I find this whole weight gain issue so annoying...I feel like I've spent half my life trying to lose weight (with not much success) and now when I want to gain it I can't do that either!!
BTW, my OB hasn't even made one comment about this...but he also had no additional recommendations about nutrition during a twin pregnancy (thank goodness for MDC!).
I did not find out about the twins until 20 weeks so did not follow the early "gain by 28 weeks" guideline. I was really frustrated by my lack of ability to gain as well! At one point, I didn't gain ANYTHING for 3 weeks running and was stressing but then packed on 6 pounds in a week (and turned around and told my midwife she was not allowed to gripe at me again ). My babies were healthy!
Babies were 3lb6oz and 3lb12oz - which I was pleased about for my build and previous babies' weights ( heaviest was firstborn at 40 weeks: 6lb6oz)
Of course, I wish I could've eaten more, rested more.....
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I lost 17 pounds, then gained back almost 50, so my total net weight gain was somewhere around 30 pounds. I started off my pregnancy about 25 pounds overweight.
I also suffered nausea/vomiting for all 9 months so . Just concentrate on getting whatever healthy nutrient-rich foods you can into your body.
Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)
Mama to Jet 6/05, Marvel 8/06 and Cash and Fox 2/09
Expecting Ada Marianne 11/14
Lindsey- SAHM to Skylar (7-12-01), Leah (10-29-04), id twin boys Addison and Riley (6-17-08, born at 25w4d), and Terran (5-29-11, born at 28 weeks)
I wouldn't sweat your weight gain if you feel good and feel like your babies are doing well too. Technically, my babies should have been born about the size of small toddlers in my estimation!
I had a sub OB for my vacationing OB on Wednesday and she was a twit. Told me to slow down on my weight gain, that I didn't need to gain more. First of all, I've lost 1/2 in the past month! So I have slowed down, not that I'm trying. I told her I was making sure to get my protein and before I could finish the word protein she interrupted me and said, "we don't want you too heavy".
I do realize I started a little overweight. But I'm very proud of my weight gain. It all seems to be in my belly region and my babies have been growing very well ( on parr with singletons) when they estimate their weights at u/s appointments. I have another u/s on Tuesday, it will be interesting to see if they are still in the 55% & 47%. (although I know those u/s weights are just guesses).
Deanna Mom to 3 boys! Jake (April 2006) & Twin Boobie Monsters Wesley & Nathan (Feb 2009)!
Both my girls were healthy at 4 10 and 6 1. They were each 18 inches long and had a head full of hair !! No time in NICU, just lots of rest as any newborn needs.
Now they will be 8 tomarrow and I can't believe it has been so long (or that I am getting to be that old!! LOL)
I did eat a ton of calories and protien. It just went to growing babies.
(and I am 37 weeks with a singleton and gained 5 lbs, again eating pleanty.)
They're not typos. . . I can't spell!
This was quite worrying, as I was stuffing myself with protein (and food in general)! I am tall. I gained 29 lb with my first singleton pregnancy, similarly with my second, and 48 lb with my third singleton pregnancy (although I started that one 18 lb lower than my normal weight).
I had aimed to gain 55 lb in my twin pregnancy, so I fell quite a bit short of that. My twins were born at 39 weeks 4 days and weighed 7.5 lb and 6 lb 15 oz.
I worried during the pregnancy because my earlier weight gain was slow. By 16 weeks, I'd gained 5.5 lb and by the end of the second trimester, I'd gained only 16 lb.
As others mentioned, the information in Dr. Barbara Luke's book was helpful and the support and information here was wonderful (Doctors discussing nutrition? Pshaw!) I also tried to take a lot of information from Blue Ribbon Baby.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
If you're eating healthy, your body will hold onto what it needs.
They are growing well we are not concerned.
I gained 60-70
I love that!!! I laughed after I posted mine, as the question was for those who DIDN'T gain much, but I just had to talk about my 80 lbs. It's funny, though, as I am up about 15 lbs now, having lost most right away, but I think it could be gone in a heartbeat, as the last time I tried just not eating cookies, etc, I lost 3 lbs in less than a week, and that was with eating everything else in copious amounts. It's funny how everyone's bodies do it differently!
Babies came out healthy at 38 1/2 weeks weighing 5-3 and 6-3, which is great for my babies as my other two singletons were 6-8 (40 weeks) and 7-4 (41 weeks)
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.
I gained 31 pounds with my son, though, born at 39 weeks - maybe that's just what I gain when pregnant.
I'm hoping for a #4 to test that theory.
nak DS S 4/1/11
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