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simplykate's Avatar simplykate 01:33 AM 02-08-2009
There have probably been threads about this already, but humor me....
I'm 23 1/2 weeks and have gained 20 lbs already! And every ounce of that has been since December 20th, because I was too sick to eat much before.
Am I going to keep gaining at this crazy rate? I'm 5'3, started out at 130, so I really don't think I need to gain more than 40 at the most. Sigh. But I guess my body will do what it decides to do!!

Rikki's Avatar Rikki 01:46 AM 02-08-2009
I've gained -6... but I was overweight to begin with.
nyakanyasko's Avatar nyakanyasko 02:20 AM 02-08-2009
I've gained about 27. I am 5'3" and started out about 125. My midwife gave me a bit of a lecture at my last visit, but I really don't think I am overeating. I think this is just what my body does. I wasn't weighed at all during my first pregnancy so I have not idea what my pattern was then.
BananaBreadGirl's Avatar BananaBreadGirl 02:48 AM 02-08-2009
Maybe 2-4? And I was not large to begin with (5'6", 118). The baby seems to be growing fine, though. I'll try to keep eating (a lot of) healthy foods and not worry.
simplykate's Avatar simplykate 02:49 AM 02-08-2009
I just eat when I'm hungry, but i get pretty hungry! I'm definitely eating well, and I keep sugar and even carbs to a minimum because I don't feel good if I don't get a good amount of protein.
My midwife actually said she's not concerned about weight gain, just nutrition and growth of the uterus.
But that was two weeks ago and I've gained 3 or 4 lbs since then!
Ianthe's Avatar Ianthe 04:12 AM 02-08-2009
I've gained about 10, maybe 13 lbs. I was about 100 or so, and I think at my last visit I was around 112..?
sunflwrmoonbeam's Avatar sunflwrmoonbeam 04:12 AM 02-08-2009
3 weeks ago I was at 0 to -2 weight gain, and I have no idea what I'm at today. Probably not much more.
phrogger's Avatar phrogger 05:04 AM 02-08-2009
I am almost 20 weeks and before last week i was up 4 lbs, now I am down 2 from pre pregnancy (lost 6 with my surgery). I am not as sick as i was before my gallbladder removal so I wonder if I will start gaining. My OB said if I don't gain ANY with this pg he will be fine with it, but I was overweight to begin with.
myfairbabies's Avatar myfairbabies 07:15 AM 02-08-2009
I'm with you! I was just a few pounds heavier than you and the same height, and I've gained about 20. My midwife doesn't really care, she says there isn't a whole lot of stock in weight gain and health (like she said she would stuff her pockets with rocks early on so it looked like she didn't gain much weight later!).
jenneology's Avatar jenneology 08:39 AM 02-08-2009
I'm up 25 pounds at 25 weeks. I'm surprised by that because I didn't gain this much early in the pregnancy with my first. However, at my weight right now I still weigh less than I did when I got pregnant with my first and I think that has something to do with it. My explanation all along has been that my body knows it needs to pack on more weight this time so I don't end up losing 60 like I did last time. I believe my body is getting ready to nurse two so its gaining maternal fat stores accordingly.

Although I have had 2 big baby dreams in the last week and I'm considering monitoring blood sugar levels for a few days to find out if my insulin sensitivity has changed with this pregnancy. I guess I'm thinking between the weight gain and the big baby premonitions that I might be leaning towards GD this time around. I absolutely refuse the GTT so its something that I'll discuss with the midwife when I see her on Thursday.
happyhippimama's Avatar happyhippimama 10:41 AM 02-08-2009
I am up 2. Which is good since my first one was up 75!! But this is my 5th, and I have "fluff" as my MW put it. So I am not worried about the weight.
chely7425's Avatar chely7425 11:38 AM 02-08-2009
I have gained 10-15 pounds and I am 22.5 weeks. Much less then with DS but I am also eating better and chasing around a nutty 10 month old!!
maxwill129's Avatar maxwill129 12:01 PM 02-08-2009
I had a huge jump in weight gain, although I don't know exactly how much. I'll find out Wed at my appointment. I just KNOW I am huge all of a sudden! Oh, well. I think I'm doing well at eating although I do eat all the time. If I don't I get seriously sick and am dry heaving in a bucket, so I'll take the weight gain!!!
kamane18's Avatar kamane18 02:04 PM 02-08-2009
I've gained about 13.5 pounds at 23 weeks yesterday. I gained 24 pounds with DD and am hoping to stay under 30 pounds gain this time as well as I have some medical issues that seem to worsen when I gain too much. It's hard since I've been REALLY hungry but I've been very active (still jogging 3x/week, walking outside when weather permits, light resistance training and some Tupler exercises, etc) so that has been helping. My MW has been working with me on my diet - sort of doing a modified Brewer's thing with less dairy (too much upsets my stomach) and allowing for a bit more intuitive eating as well.
apparitions's Avatar apparitions 02:22 PM 02-08-2009
My doctors told me I was doing good.
I can't believe thats all I have gained, I eat whatever I want whenever I want..
goin' green's Avatar goin' green 03:49 PM 02-08-2009
18 pounds at only 20 weeks. Yikes!
channelofpeace's Avatar channelofpeace 07:44 PM 02-08-2009
-2 lbs. I am 5'7" and weighed 152 at the beginning of pregnancy. I lost 10 lbs in the first 14 weeks and have gained back 8 of those. She is growing fine though, my uterus is right where it is supposed to be and she is a feisty little thing I just finished losing the baby fat from my two and a half year old, apparently
Girlo's Avatar Girlo 08:15 PM 02-08-2009
I'm 20 weeks and I've gained about 14lbs. so far. I'm also hoping to not gain too much. I was on a losing-weight goal when I got pg, and I'd really love to pick up where I left off when this little one comes out.
gruver's Avatar gruver 08:46 PM 02-08-2009
at my 22 week checkup last week i was up 9 pounds. my Dr has encouraged me to keep the weight gain between 20 and 25 pounds to increase my chances of a VBAC. i'm not doing much of anything other than eating what i want and trying to walk a couple of times a week.
boscopup's Avatar boscopup 10:12 PM 02-08-2009
25 lbs and I'm almost 22 weeks.

This pregnancy, I've gained faster than I did with my other two. First one, I gained NOTHING the first trimester, then gained 22 lbs by 29 weeks (baby was born at that point). Second pregnancy, I gained steadily throughout the first and second trimesters, but slowed down in the second trimester. I gained 22 lbs by 29 weeks again, and then went on to gain a total of 35 lbs by 37 weeks when baby was born.

I'm pretty sure I'll gain more than 35 lbs this time, and I did start out overweight (187... I'm 5'9" though). I started out 10 lbs lighter than last time, so maybe I'm making up for that.

My OB and midwife have not said anything negative about the weight gain, and actually, my OB's nurse at the last appt said "3 lbs! That's great!" I think my midwife said something about me eating well. But in my first pregnancy, she actually had to tell me to EAT MORE, with the no weight gain in the first trimester (and my diet was really lacking in food mostly because I was trying to eat healthy and that limits my food choices because I'm insanely picky).
WeasleyMum's Avatar WeasleyMum 10:34 PM 02-08-2009
Originally Posted by simplykate View Post
There have probably been threads about this already, but humor me....
I'm 23 1/2 weeks and have gained 20 lbs already! And every ounce of that has been since December 20th, because I was too sick to eat much before.
Am I going to keep gaining at this crazy rate? I'm 5'3, started out at 130, so I really don't think I need to gain more than 40 at the most. Sigh. But I guess my body will do what it decides to do!!
I'm the same as you so far: I'll be 24 weeks tomorrow and have gained about 20 pounds. But, I've been gaining pretty much since day 1 of the pregnancy.
NewMama2007's Avatar NewMama2007 12:15 AM 02-09-2009
I've gained just under 10 lbs so far. Way less than with DD! But I'm bigger than I was with DD...weird.
queen b's Avatar queen b 12:26 AM 02-09-2009
i am 20 weeks and have gained 20 pounds so far. i started at 5'4" and weighed about 112. i didn't gain this much this early last time, but we'll see how it goes
midnightmommy's Avatar midnightmommy 11:47 AM 02-09-2009
I'm 21 weeks, and as of today I'm at fifteen pounds. I gained two pounds this weekend, but we were out of two and ate mostly fast food. I'm betting that this week it'll go back down a pound with enough water, and going for walks.
MommaShark's Avatar MommaShark 01:13 PM 02-09-2009
20 lbs and 20 weeks.......I'm normally thin so this is fun (or so I keep telling myself as I feel that my butt is taking on another dimension!)
rivkah's Avatar rivkah 01:16 PM 02-09-2009
Just want to let you know that I have probably gained more than you. I get huge when I am pregnant. This is #3 and with #1 and #2 I gained over 50 pounds. With dd and ds, I lived in a different city and had a super laid-back home birth midwife who never gave me so much as a raised eyebrow. This time, I am going to a birth center, and it is a little more "medical." I just told the one MW who raised an eyebrow that this is how I make babies. DS and DD were about 7.5 lbs. I ended up 6 months postpartum weighing 5-10 pounds less than before I got pregnant. I am not super-thin or anything. I am 5'6" and weigh about 125-130 if not pregnant. But I have a small frame and teeny breasts, so I am more padded than that may sound. (As an aside, I do not enjoy getting this big. I much prefer not hauling the extra load, having my inner thighs touch, and having the breasts in the way all day).

I am just going into all that detail to let you know that though there may be legit concerns about gaining too much weight, just because you go over a magic number does not necessarily mean you've gained too much. Just concentrate on eating when you are hungry and eating nutritional foods.
Alohamelly's Avatar Alohamelly 04:10 PM 02-09-2009
Oh, I'd say abut 30lbs.
DevaMajka's Avatar DevaMajka 05:27 PM 02-09-2009
I'm 20w and I've gained about 8lbs.
I'm sure I lost some in the first tri because all food sounded awful. So I'm sure I've gained more than 8lbs since the beginning of 2nd tri, kwim?
I'm kinda lucky now, because greasy foods generally gross me out (even regular tortilla chips). I crave fruit just as often as I crave ice cream
Carlin's Avatar Carlin 05:35 PM 02-09-2009
I'm 22 weeks and I've gained about 15 lbs. I'm trying not to obsess about it, and doing my best to eat healthy, although my ability to resist chocolate is almost nil. If I end up around 30 lbs, give or take I'll be happy, but I'm only about 5'2" and any more than that is going to seem like a lot of weight to take off.
simplykate's Avatar simplykate 06:14 PM 02-09-2009
Does weight gain typically slow down in the third trimester? I've read you should gain about 1/2 lb - 1lb per week, which I would be okay with, cause that would be put me around 40 lbs. That's what my Mom and Sister always gained and we're all about the same size.
I'm just worried that I'm going to put on ANOTHER 20 in the next six to eight weeks!! :
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