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um yah, all of those and then some.<br><br>
I've gained SIX pounds in one week. I have not been eating more/worse, the only thing that has really changed is I'm only making it to the gym 3-4 times a week now instead of 6 times. I just don't have the energy to go 6 days a week but I cannot gain 6 lbs a week for another 12 weeks!!<br><br>
I am ready to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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How is your blood pressure? Any significant swelling? I only ask because rapid weight gain can be a sign of pre-eclampsia. I would contact your health care provider just to be safe.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How is your blood pressure? Any significant swelling? I only ask because rapid weight gain can be a sign of pre-eclampsia. I would contact your health care provider just to be safe.</div>
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My blood pressure is the same 100/60 or 110/70 depending on the time of day. No swelling at all. I see my midwife tomorrow so I'll talk to her about it then.
 

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It's very stressful when you try so hard isn't it? I walk 2 miles a day and I'm still gaining a bunch, too.
 

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It's very stressful when you try so hard isn't it? I walk 2 miles a day and I'm still gaining a bunch, too.</div>
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Very!!<br><br>
So much for my plan of not gaining <i>any</i> weight in this pregnancy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">:
 

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Are you SURE it's a 6lb gain?<br><br>
Remember that different scales, different times of day, even constipation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> can throw a scale off by 3-4 pounds. Have you moved your scale around at all? Changes in the level of the floor can even do it.<br><br>
If it really IS a 6lb gain, keep in mind that most mamas don't gain on a steady curve-they gain in more of a stair step fashion. That is, if you were to chart their gain out, you won't see a nice smooth hill, you'll see something that goes in spurts.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to you mama! Remember, we know you're beautiful no matter how much you gain in a week. Love your belly, and love the body that's helping you make that belly grow with life!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you SURE it's a 6lb gain?<br><br>
Remember that different scales, different times of day, even constipation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> can throw a scale off by 3-4 pounds. Have you moved your scale around at all? Changes in the level of the floor can even do it.<br><br>
If it really IS a 6lb gain, keep in mind that most mamas don't gain on a steady curve-they gain in more of a stair step fashion. That is, if you were to chart their gain out, you won't see a nice smooth hill, you'll see something that goes in spurts.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to you mama! Remember, we know you're beautiful no matter how much you gain in a week. Love your belly, and love the body that's helping you make that belly grow with life!</div>
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Exactly what I was going to say. There are SO MANY variables! And even if you DID gain 6 lbs, that certainly does not mean that you'll gain 6 lbs every week from here on out.<br><br>
And you're beautiful anyway because you're growing a human being inside of you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> Like others have said there are a lot of variables. I am another 5-7 lbs when i weight myself in the morning and again in the evening.<br><br>
It doesn't mean you'll consistently gain the same weight every week either. I gained 5 lbs one week but I haven't gained more than 0.5-1 lbs the rest of my pregnancy.
 

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My other question would be if you know how your blood sugar is doing. Rapid weight gain can also be associated with GD. I put on a whole bunch and then failed the GTT shortly thereafter...I was also just remembering you saying previously that you hadn't put on much awhile ago (have I got the right person?) If so then maybe it is just your body catching up. The end is in sight; hang in there! I am sure I looked like a beached whale as I waddled into the pool today for a short swim....
 

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keep in mind that most mamas don't gain on a steady curve-they gain in more of a stair step fashion. That is, if you were to chart their gain out, you won't see a nice smooth hill, you'll see something that goes in spurts.<br><br><br><br>
she is right!! i gained 15 lbs in 1 month the 2 lbs the next. not to worry. your body is doing what it needs to to grow a healthy baby!!
 

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My midwife said the exact same thing, it's just the time where a big blood transfer is happening to help baby grow the last couple of months and so you're carrying around that much more liquid. She said she wanted to warn me because a lot of mammas freak out about it around this time. So perhaps that's all it is. I for one was glad for the warning!
 

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I'm hoping it's the blood volume thing. 6 pounds a week for another 12 weeks would be baaaaaaaaad.<br>
I know that just because I gained 6 lbs this week means it won't happen every week but I can't help but worry.<br>
I know it's 6 lbs, same scale, same time of day, scale in the same place (I weigh myself at the gym when I go.)<br>
Dh keeps saying it's fine, that I'm just 6 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight now and that's good and "how much had you gained with ds by this point?" but it doesn't help.<br>
I guess because I started off so overweight I'm afraid of it just getting worse. I also worry because I cannot lose weight at all while I breastfeed (at least that's how it was with my four children now) so I don't want a tonne of extra weight to lug around, kwim?<br><br>
I worry about the GD thing. I refused the GTT because my only risk factor was my weight but now I wonder if the midwife will really pressure me to do it. I don't have any other way of checking my blood sugar.
 

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If you're worried about GD, does the midwife have a glucose meter you can borrow? That's what my midwife offered to me in case something came up that we needed to start checking, might be worth asking if you haven't already.
 

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Popping in from March ddc ... I wouldn't worry about it. I know it's frustrating though. I gained a whooping eight pounds in one week with my last pregnancy! I couldn't belive my eyes when I looked at the scale! I didn't have GD, high blood pressure or any problems, it was just what the baby and my body needed at that time. The drs sure gave me a hard time though. This time around I do not even look at the scale or care to know how much I've gained. I just know that I'm healthy and so is the baby and I don't worry about how much weight I'm putting on. This seems to help me get through it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I understand how frustrating sudden weight gain like that can be! Especially when you are trying so hard.<br><br>
I don't mean to hijack the thread, or be snarky, honest...But, can I ask why you didn't want to gain <i>any</i> weight this pregnancy? Is that healthy? Never mind if it is none of my business. But I think I agree with your husband, 6 pounds isn't that much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I understand how frustrating sudden weight gain like that can be! Especially when you are trying so hard.<br><br>
I don't mean to hijack the thread, or be snarky, honest...But, can I ask why you didn't want to gain <i>any</i> weight this pregnancy? Is that healthy? Never mind if it is none of my business. But I think I agree with your husband, 6 pounds isn't that much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I didn't want to gain any weight because I started off this pregnancy really overweight, actually now, with gaining 6 lbs I'm at the weight I was when I delivered ds. I lost most of the pregnancy weight after I had him and then gained it back when my dad died when ds was 5 months old.<br>
I have been trying to eat a healthy diet and so far it was keeping me at the same weight but I guess it's catch-up time (ewww not ketchup time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br>
I've heard that the Brewer diet is supposed to be really healthy for pregnancy and people don't gain a lot on it so maybe I'll check that out.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I totally understand where you are coming from. I started off overweight with this pregnancy too. But what I have read is that you still need to gain some weight for the baby.<br><br>
Don't be too hard on yourself. Just focus on growing a healthy baby. (At least that is what my husband is always telling me.) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I gained a whole bunch in the last couple of weeks too, about 5 lbs I think. But when I looked back at my journals from my last two pregnancies I realized that I had a big jump in weight gain around 25-26 weeks with those pregnancies too! I never heard the thing about blood volume, but that makes perfect sense since my eating hasn't really changed the last couple weeks.
 

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for the longest time I was only 5 pounds up the whole pregnancy. Then I got on the scale last week and found I had gained another 7 pounds! I was a bit surprised, but considering how much the babes grow in the last trimester, it really shouldn't surprise me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I'm also beginning to retain a bit of water in my ankles, so I'm sure some of that is excess water.<br><br>
I tend to drop the water weight rapidly - within a week of birth - so I don't worry too much.
 
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