I gained 35 lbs. with my first, 50 with my second, and god, I don't know - more than that with my third. I definitely think, from my own experience and the experience of a couple friends of mine, that our bodies do tend to naturally put on more weight with each pregnancy. After all the weight I gained with my last pregnancy I was pretty adamant about keeping my weight under control this time around, so I've been going for lots of walks this time (I didn't exercise much the last two pregnancies - I don't know why) and trying to eat with a bit more restraint - 300 extra calories a day isn't much! because I think in the past I was literally eating for two.
Anyway, I'm 30 weeks now and have gained 29 lbs. and I'm actually pretty happy with that. I've got ten weeks to go, but I figure if I gain around a pound a week that a 40 lb. weight gain is still reasonable, and I have big babies so I'm okay with that. Everyone says to trust your body to know the right amount of weight to gain, but I completely understanding how it is frustrating/upsetting to gain a lot of weight so quickly. Still, a 33 lb. gain is just around a lb. a week at this point, so I don't think you've gained a horrendous amount! This baby is bound to bigger, too, you know? xox
♥ Handmade dress shop owner and mama of five - our littlest just born in December! ♥