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#1 of 9 Old 04-12-2007, 12:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello

I was about 105 before getting pregnant... 116 at first appointment.... now at 19 weeks... 130! I feel it all over my body too. EVERYWHERE, not just my tummy. I feel like I am eating pretty healthy these days too. ???

Anyone else????

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Maybe your body is just storing some extra fat to make extra rich breastmilk for your little one. I mean, 105 is a low weight unless you are pretty short. Maybe your body just needs the extra weight for the pregnancy. If your calories are mostly healthy and nourishing, I wouldn't worry about it.

And BTW, I'm 19 wks and haven't gained that much but I've gained considerably more than I did last time at this same point. You just never know!
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oh... I like that thought bhawkins!! I am 5'4", so I am not too terribly short. I really like the idea of my body making extra rich breastmilk!!! Makes it ALL worth it!!! Thank you for the posting!!!

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OP, I considar 105 to be really thin for your height. So if you're truly eating healthy, don't worry about it.
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I'd consider 105 on the thinner side for 5'4". I started out at 95 lbs but I'm only 5' and that is considered thinner. I'm in the opposite boat where I lost a good bit of weight during the first tri and I'm only up 1 lb at 18 weeks. It's really hard for me to gain weight and I worry about my supply postpartum. With DD I only gained 24 lbs and had no supply issues but was physically drained and constantly ravenous. If your OB/m/w hasn't raised a concern I wouldn't be worried.
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I agree with KarenMT -- I gained 55 lbs. with my first baby and lost 11 with my second -- they were both very large babies, but my body reacted differently! If your OB is ok, just ENJOY this fascinating process -- the stretched out belly is my absolute FAV!
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Hey there-
I think I'll have gained about that much by 19 weeks - at my 17 week appt, I was 167, up from 150 prepregnancy. For me, it sure did take a crazy amount of food to gain all that weight, but eating crazy amounts of protein was all I could do to keep morning sickness away (bedtime cheeseburger, anyone??). Now that my stomach has settled down and I'm out moving fences every day, I expect the weight gain will slow down for a while. I am a HUGE fan of the Weston Price/Nourishing traditions diet, and I do feel like it's helping me to build a strong baby.
Karen, I hope you start to gain soon, but still I think the quality of our diets is more important than a set number of pounds....
Best wishes to all!
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I am a HUGE fan of the Weston Price/Nourishing traditions diet
I have been trying to eat this way too. I had recently lost 13 lbs., just from eating well, before I became pregnant. I have already gained back about 10 lbs. I was at 158 and now I'm up to 167. I just couldn't eat right during the first trimester. I didn't want to cook so we ate a lot of take-out.

I think it's fine to gain more than 30 lbs. My midwife thinks 50 lbs. is great for a first pregnancy, but that it really just depends on what you're eating.
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Thanks ladies for all the great responses!!! I really do feel good... just not used to the extra weight yet. I really do eat pretty healthy because I do almost all my own cooking now. In the first three months I had such terrible m/s that I didn't eat as well as I did before pregnancy and now... but i am back on track. My appointment is Thursday... we will see if anything is said.

Thanks again !!!

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