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#1 of 35 Old 06-03-2005, 05:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've gained a total of 5 lbs thus far. I had gained 8 but lost 3 in the past 3 weeks.

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Erika, I think that you and I posting might discourage people!

I've gained a total of 0 lbs. I had lost 6, and I've regained them, but I am holding at my prepregnancy weight now. I guess it is appropriate to make note of a couple of things for me - 1) I was overweight to start off with (wore a 16/18), and 2) I've been on one heck of a diet limited in calories and carbs due to Gestational Diabetes.
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Discouraged is right! lol I thought I was doing well with 25lb weight gain! lol
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-- 37 pounds here!
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No weight checks for me, best decision i ever made. The scale went out with the last donation lot, and I've never felt freer about weight.
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I guess I win - I have gained 40 :

I gained 40 total w/ my first pregnancy and this time am at 40 with 7.5 weeks left to go : :

BUT - I was underweight when I got pregnant this time so I think this is just what my body is needing to do. Plus I lost all 40 by about 3 weeks post pardum w/ Maxi so hopefully that will happen again!
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This preg. has been a roller coaster for me - I'm 36 weeks now. I gained a few pounds in the first few months, and then developed hyperemesis (severe morning sickness) which I'm still on meds to control. One day without them and I'm chained to the toilet, rapidly getting more and more dehydrated - it stinks! Needless to say, I lost a LOT of weight till the meds got it under control, about 20 lbs. I've gained that back, and about 15 lbs now since my pre preggo weight, though now with such a squished stomach, I have been struggling to eat enough and only gained a pound this past month. Overall doing ok though - baby hasn't noticed!
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28-31 lbs at 32 weeks (not sure where I started, actually). I was about 15 lbs overweight to start. Gained 55 lbs with DD #1 so am just thankful not to be doing that again...it took a loooooong time to come off!

I'm aiming for 40 lbs or less, if possible!

After just 2 days of the pukes, and hearing y'all's hypermesis tales, I think I'll take weight gain over that!

PS All my weight is in my thighs.Seriously. All of it.
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Don't be discouraged ladies... I'm also overweight so less is good. My sister gained 60+ lbs with all her pregnancies and looks great now so gain as much as you need/can/want!

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I have now gained 3 lbs. Ugh. I am so sick again. I wouldn't be surprised if I drop back below pre-preg weight by the end. So far, I have managed to get down a single baked potato today.

I AM SO FREAKING TIRED OF THIS!
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about 25. I feel fine with that, everyone says it's all baby, and I feel good so whatever!

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Looks like I am the winner at 55 pounds!

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I've gained 30 so far, and am making sure it's not going to be more than 40 by the end.
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Last I checked, I was still about 2 pounds (1 kilo) under my pre-pregnancy weight. I just can't seem to get above my pre-pregnancy weight. I have been a couple pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight a couple times, but by the next day, I am back down. I get nauseous occasionally, but it seems like I'm eating plenty. I just can't seem to be able to eat enough to gain. I don't consider it an accomplishment, lol. 40+ pounds is a fine weight gain!
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25-ish at 35 weeks ... I'm pretty happy with that, but I'm not looking forward to trying to lose it post-partum. It never comes off very easily for me, even though I nurse like a madwoman.

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34 lbs at 32 weeks.

I put on 42 lbs with ds (despite an incredibly healthy diet that time), and I fully expect to put on at least that much this time around. Unless this baby comes really early, of course.

The good news is I lost it all within 6 months last time, just by breastfeeding and carrying my baby around.
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At least 40 so far...I gained around 50 with Simon and may or may not make it there with this one. I started gaining weight later in this pregnancy but I seem to be making up for lost time. Oh well. It all came off without effort last time, I'm sure it will again.
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I've gained a total of 5 lbs thus far. I had gained 8 but lost 3 in the past 3 weeks.
I lost 8 and have gained that 8 back.

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At 35 weeks, I've gained 19 pounds. I figured I would be on the low end for the group, but apparently I'm in the middle! I was hoping to gain about 30 pounds, just so I would know that my baby was gaining weight well. But I guess I will have to be satisfied with a fairly low weight gain. At least I gained 2 pounds this past week–first time that has happened!
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I don't really know because I don't weigh myself, so I have no clue what my pre-pregnancy weight was. I think I've gained around 30 pounds (at almost 36 weeks).

Honestly, I don't care. I eat good and get moderate exercise, so I figure whatever I gain is what my body and my baby need.
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Honestly, I don't care. I eat good and get moderate exercise, so I figure whatever I gain is what my body and my baby need.


With my first I was sooooo obsessed with weight and I still gained 50 pounds. It was so depressing. And now even though I have gained more weight I really don't care. And I don't weigh myself like I did last time. I think I do it maybe every 2 weeks now just to see how much water weight I have on. :LOL

With DD I lost close to 30 pounds within the first 2 weeks after she was born just because I was holding so much water.

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3 pounds at 32 weeks. I lost 20 from my pre pregnancy weight, mostly due to the heterotopic pregnancy and I truly believe that this latest weight gain is mainly water, as I am looking puffy and my bp is a little elevated.
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I so wish I could be all zen about this like some of you. It's not working though, lol. I was probably about 20 pounds overweight when I got pg, and I've gained 37 pounds (at 32 weeks) -- that's over my "pre-pregnancy" weight. But I lost 5 pounds in the first trimester, so I've actually gained 42 pounds. And 8 weeks still to go ...

Oh well. It is what it is. I would feel better about it if I hadn't really let my diet slip for a while (waaay too much chocolate and trail mix). Now I'm back on track (it's hard!), but the damage has been done. Here's hoping bfing makes it "melt" away, lol.

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21 pounds at 34 weeks on Wed, so guess that is average. I went the first 23-24 weeks with no weight gain, so the weight came on more recently. Its pretty much all belly, my belly is huge.

Overall I am not too worried, I know I am not 19 again and will have to work at losing the weight but as long as I look my best no matter what my weight, I am cool.

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I'm at 19lbs at 33 weeks. My midwife keeps pushing me to get to 25, but I'm really not as worried about it as she seems to be. (although I should make it) I wasn't severely underweight or anything and I definitely don't limit my eating (just try to eat healthy), so I'm not too concerned. Like a few others, I think whatever I gain must be what I and the baby need.
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I stopped weighing myself after 24 weeks. I had gained 18 pounds at that time and figured I didn't want to know any more. I am sure I have gained more since then. My weight has always come off after past pregnancies so I am assuming it will come back off again whatever it is. Unless my midwife tells me to weigh myself I probably won't weigh myself again. We don't have a scale at our house so it makes it real easy.
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I've gained 37 lbs at 34 weeks. This is acutally the lowest I've been in a pregnancy. In my previous pregnancies I gained 60-70 lbs each. As I started out each pregnancy at my normal weight of 130lbs and I lose it quickly with breastfeeding, I've always just assumed it's how my body works. My DR calls it the famine response. Don't know if it's a fact or his concept but he says some bodies fatten themselves up for a famine while they're pregnant to protect the baby. Makes sense to me.
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About 15 kilos (so 30+ lbs) or so at week 34.

I only weigh when I have a midwife's appointment, she tracks my weight, I don't, I'm much happier that way.

I would probably have gained a bit less if it wasn't for a rather large sweet tooth that I satisfy too regularly.



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41 lbs at 36 weeks. That's a little more than last time, but not a lot. I started out 10 lbs heavier, though, so this is definitely the most I've ever weighed, and I'm not done yet....
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i'm 34 weeks right now and i've gained about 35 lbs so far...

and i realized i don't want a pudgy baby at birth but i want one afterwards.lol
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