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#31 of 72 Old 11-17-2006, 04:40 AM
 
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2 pounds at 30 weeks. :

at this point with my last pregnancy, i was up almost 30 pounds! what gives? i'm trying to up my caloric intake, lots of protein, but to no avail. i never thought i'd be WANTING to gain but the grass is always greener on the other side, ya know?
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2 pounds at 30 weeks. :

at this point with my last pregnancy, i was up almost 30 pounds! what gives? i'm trying to up my caloric intake, lots of protein, but to no avail. i never thought i'd be WANTING to gain but the grass is always greener on the other side, ya know?
Is your practioner concerned? Are your fundal height, the baby's activity & heartbeat good? If so don't worry!

I know, I know, easier said than done.

Seriously though, I'm only 4 pounds over my starting weight too. Since you're making the extra effort to eat well & everything I wouldn't stress too much (unless there's a problem you didn't mention in your op of course...)

Also, remember that from this point on the main thing the baby will be doing is adding weight so your weight probably will go up more over the next few weeks.



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I'm about 22 lbs. at 31 weeks. I go by scale at home because I weigh at the same time of day with the same amount of clothes on (none). If I went by my midwife's scale or the scale at the many OB offices I've switched around to, it's wacky numbers (depending on shoes, if I'm wearing a sweater, if it's after lunch, etc.).
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Up 12 pounds at 32.5 weeks. Last time I was up 60 pounds by now :
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I have gained 24 lbs at about 32 weeks. Granted I gained five pounds in two weeks at my last appointment, so I just might be up a little more than that .
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30 week, 8 pounds
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27 pounds at 29 weeks. it's all tummy. and i am tired of people asking me if i am having twins. NO I AM NOT HAVING TWINS. I AM PREGNANT!!! thanks, that feels better

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If I went by my midwife's scale or the scale at the many OB offices I've switched around to, it's wacky numbers (depending on shoes, if I'm wearing a sweater, if it's after lunch, etc.).
This is the part that gets me about weight checks -- so many variables! My appointmetns are always in the evenings so dh can go, so I've got nighttime swelling and meals counting against me, not to mention variations in clothing... thank goodness the mws don't seem terribly concerned about my gain.

In fact, if I go by my home scale, I've only gained (ha, "only") 40lbs, instead of the 52 the mws scale shows...

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What is it with MW scales?
My midwife has a scale that I just want to smash! It weighs me 5 lbs heavier than my gym and home scale.
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What is it with MW scales?
My midwife has a scale that I just want to smash! It weighs me 5 lbs heavier than my gym and home scale.
lol I have no clue. maybe we should start bringing in our home scales to appointments

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14 pounds at 31 weeks.
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I'm 33 weeks and have gained 43 pounds. Every time I step on the scale I'm amazed at how fast that needle jumps! I keep reminding myself that I'm carrying two this time. I only gained 30 pounds with my previous two pregnancies.
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31 weeks and 32 lbs. This is much better than with ds, where I was already up about 40 lbs and ended up at 48 (on a diabetic diet for the last 10 weeks, too). But I have been eating WAY better this time -- much less fast food and ice cream and no potato salad at all (as opposed to the tubs of the stuff I ate last time). But since I started out 5 lbs heavier, I'll probably end up at about the same weight.

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Want to REALLY know how you compare?

The total nerd in me, apparently, put down her graham crackers & icing long enough to come up with an AVERAGE so far!

Together, we have gained a total of 910 pounds.

The average weight gain is 25.28 pounds at this point.
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31 wks tommorow... I lost .3 lbs the past 3 wks. I am still under the 20lb mark. Which is suprising b/c with ds I gained 40lbs by 39 wks. I hopefully will stay under 30lbs this time.
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I'm 33 weeks (and 5-6 days) and have gained about 30 lbs. Not too worried about it, but am a bit amazed I keep gaining because with my squished stomach I barely seem to be eating at all

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Is your practioner concerned? Are your fundal height, the baby's activity & heartbeat good? If so don't worry!

I know, I know, easier said than done.

Seriously though, I'm only 4 pounds over my starting weight too. Since you're making the extra effort to eat well & everything I wouldn't stress too much (unless there's a problem you didn't mention in your op of course...)

Also, remember that from this point on the main thing the baby will be doing is adding weight so your weight probably will go up more over the next few weeks.



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i'm having an unassisted pregnancy and birth so nobody is checking up on me but FHT are consistently in the 140-150s and i'm measuring only a few centimeters small on fundal height so i imagine everything is fine. it's just such an odd feeling, ya know? last time i was the exact opposite, worrying because i was gaining so much!
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I'm 32 weeks and gained 10 pounds. I lost some weight from morning sickness and was already overweight before though.
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Want to REALLY know how you compare?

The total nerd in me, apparently, put down her graham crackers & icing long enough to come up with an AVERAGE so far!

Together, we have gained a total of 910 pounds.

The average weight gain is 25.28 pounds at this point.

910 pounds! :
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Ha, now it is 970! Anybody else who hasn't reported? Maybe we can hit 1000!

The average now is 24.87 pounds.
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At 30 weeks, I've gained a total of 15 lbs.
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I love the running tally, by the way! It cracks me up to imagine half a ton of baby bellies!
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Well, I'll just keep it going then!

985 pounds so far... 24.63 is the average
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I haven't gained any additional weight in the past 2 weeks. My belly has gotten bigger, though. I gained 65# last time, 27ish so far this time - but that is already in the total. So, I can't bump us towards 1000.
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I'm 34 weeks and have gained 26 lbs so far.
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32 weeks and 10 pounds.
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Well, we've hit 1000! 1021 to be exact. Average is 24.31 pounds.
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34 weeks (yikes!!) and 32 pounds...
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32 weeks and 32 pounds. iw as doing so good with this pregnancya dn then packed on 4 pounds last week. i figure I'm still doing better with weight gain than I did with #1 and this is twins....... Oh well......
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34 weeks = 20 pounds


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