I definitely think that is normal in the 2nd trimester.... especially if you hadn't gained much until this point.
I am a steady gainer, and put on 4 pounds last month and am up 3 more for the past two weeks... hoping to keep it to five for the month.
I am right on track with my other pregnancies, so my body knows what to do.
What about you?
I'm thinking of throwing away all of the rest of the Easter candy........
It's a lot, but I do not seem to care. I'm ONLY gaining weight in my belly and breasts, I eat super healthy food, and I walk every day. Granted, I could use a bit more exercise, but I usually only ate about 1200 cal per day before I got pregnant. By the team I eat all the fruits, veggies, and protein that I need to, I'm getting a LOT more calories. What did they think was going to happen with my weight? I just have an incredibly slow metabolism (or something).
As long as I'm not eating too much junk and I feel good, I refuse to worry. As a matter of fact, I may start on my carrots early today!
This continues to floor me as I packed on the pounds with DS. With him this was my biggest gain month and I think I added 8-10 pounds or something. We looked last appointment because I was curious and wanted to do a total weight comparison.
So far with this little one I am up 2 maybe 3 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight.
I lost about 10 early on so I guess in total I have gained 12 so far which less than half of what I added last time at this point.
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This looks like a repeat of that pattern. According to my home scale I'm up something like 18-20 lbs right now and much of that has been added in the last month? However, my home scale doesn't seem to match the one my midwife had and neither scale matched the one in the OBs office (so the midwife thinks I've gained 24ish and the OB has me at 26ish). Since I'm moving to yet another care provider I'm kind of curious to see what their scale says.
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Obviously no one is "the average pregnant woman" so these numbers are sort of silly. But it's something to chat about, yes?
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Weight gain... who wants to be "just average" anyway?
holy crap. That's 8 lbs total at 25 weeks, but also 8lbs in four weeks.
I did over indulge in ice cream and treats this month and was counseled to slow my roll (in a way that didn't make me feel bad about it, I was surprised by that because I am sensitive about my weight)