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Normally I don't worry in pregnancy, but all of a sudden I'm full of anxiety about just about every little thing. I think it's because we didn't plan this one, so I'm scared (irrationally or no) that we're going to lose it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Anyway, I've started losing weight again the last few days. I lost two pounds by 6w, then I gained 6 (those two back, plus four more) by last week (8w) sometime. Now in the last few days, I've lost around 5lbs. Is this normal? My husband said something off-hand like "ok baby, you stay in there, now" when I told him I'd started losing weight again. I didn't even think about that until he said it... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
With my first two, my body just gained weight and held on to it from the get-go. I'd gained 7 or 8lbs by the end of the first trimester (hell, I think it was 5lbs by 6wks) with each. Granted, my diet was totally different then (before I figured out my food allergies/intolerances), and I weighed 20-25lbs more than I do now..<br><br>
Basically, I'm indulging myself in a worry-wort thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Reassure me? Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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With the 6 pound gain was that maybe partly a water retention thing maybe or you ate recently? If so then the 5 pound loss might not really be 5 pounds.<br><br>
I would not worry about it personally at this point as otherwise - your body is probably just trying to figure out what to do here and what you drank/ate or if you have m/s now maybe etc. can all lead to even a couple pound changes just within one day.<br><br>
I would think that unless the big losses keep happening and if you can eat/drink that there is nothing to worry about.<br><br>
I have fluctuated around 2-3 pounds since I found out.
 

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Hey Nessa. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I've had similar stuff going on. I was crazy bloated and sick from about 4-5+ weeks, then suddenly I'm feeling great. Ok, maybe not great... but definitely better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> And I gained 4 pounds almost immediately, but in the past few days (as symptoms have gotten better) I've lost 2 or 3 of them. So I'm theorizing that my body was just adjusting to that initial rush of hormones, and things are starting to regulate now.<br><br>
I feel you on the worrying though... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Hey Jess, yeah, I think you're right about just adjusting. I've also had crazy fluctuations in the nausea. Some days I'm great. Others, it's all I can do to cook for the rest of the crew. Blech.<br><br>
jcregen, thanks for your reply. I had considered the water retention aspect, too, as I've felt super bloated for a few days, and I feel a lot better now. It was crazy, though. I complete strangers, on two separate occasions, in the last two days ask when I'm due. Sheesh. I'm only 8.5wks for pete's sake. Right now, I actually just look like I had a big lunch or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Ebb & Flow. Ebb & Flow. It's the tide of life, right?
 

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2 strangers?! Wow, that's pretty brave of them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Also- are you weighing yourself at the same time of day? Depending on what I've eaten and how my body is liking it that particular day (my digestion has been all over the place), my weight has fluctuated 5+ pounds during the course of one day!<br><br>
It does make me feel better to know that your symptoms are fluctuating as well. I've read a few people mention in other threads that they were worried because of no/decreasing symptoms, and then of course that made <i>ME</i> worry.... but I'm trying to keep a positive attitude that everything is fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I know! I mean, *I* think I look about 5m pregnant half the time, but I was shocked to hear other people ask! They weren't COMPLETE strangers, I should say, but people who maybe gathered from what others were saying that I was expecting. One did tell me, though, "You even LOOK pregnant!" (um, thanks? I am, so...)<br><br>
I try to only weigh myself first thing in the morning after I pee. In just a tank top and undies, so it should be pretty consistent. I suppose I should admit that the 4lb weight gain followed a weekend where I drove with the girls alone, downstate 4hrs each way for a family reunion. I ate an entire bag of corn chips and a jar of salsa at my aunt's house (CRAVING! and Lily's weaned, so I only have to deal with A's minor rxns and my stomach aches/poo issues), a bag of crystalized (i.e. sugared) ginger, and two chocolate bars over the span of three days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Edited to add: I also had real dairy in my coffee on the way down. BAD judgement. So bad. Ouch. That right there might explain the extreme bloating and inflamation/puffy/water gain.
 

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Yeah, probably the dairy. (I'm too lazy to find the finger wagging smilie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">) I finally figured out what was causing my crazy bloating- it was the lime juice I had been adding to my nettle/rrl infusion. Who knew I had issues with lime?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
Oh man- I can eat a bag of candied ginger a day, no problem. Did you know that Azure Standard sells it by the case? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, probably the dairy. (I'm too lazy to find the finger wagging smilie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">) I finally figured out what was causing my crazy bloating- it was the lime juice I had been adding to my nettle/rrl infusion. Who knew I had issues with lime?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
Oh man- I can eat a bag of candied ginger a day, no problem. Did you know that Azure Standard sells it by the case? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"></div>
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Don't worry. I'm sufficiently shamed. And had several days of pain, and then bloody mucousy poop, so yeah, lesson learned!<br><br>
Sorry about the lime. Can you do lemon? Was it causing some sort of liver detox?<br><br>
Oh no! Why did you tell me that about Azure? I'm going to spend the evening browsing the site now. Do they sell bulk nettles & RRL? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I could justify it that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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I don't think they have any bulk herbs, but they sell all sorts of other good stuff. That's where I get my raw honey- it's about $30 for a gallon.<br><br>
Yeah, I have no clue what was up with the lime. It was a similar reaction to when I tried the 3 different types of (plant-based) enzymes way back when- instant gas/bloating in my stomach, leading to lots of pressure and pain that would last for a few hours. I hadn't tried any citrus in a couple years, since DD tested positive to it, and it never even occurred to me that I should do a trial before tossing a couple tablespoons into my gallon of tea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Has your daughter weaned? Or are you just banking on the decrease of milk in pregnancy to not transfer things you're trying? I'm thankful Lily weaned, because my pregnancy cravings include crazy spicy food and ketchup, of all things, and we haven't tried peppers or tomatoes with her in a LONG time (and probably won't for awhile). Luckily, A seems to tolerate that stuff in my (minimal) milk...<br><br>
$30/gal for raw honey, huh? Hmmmmmmm.
 

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my weight is going down.....it did with my last pregnancy so i'm not too worried... When one has no desire to eat it is unlikley they will maintain wi=eight. But i have nursing weight still so i'm not stressed
 

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I'm a bit stressed about my weight, but I'm very likely to lose a bunch of weight since I went on meds for hypothyroidism at around the same time I found out I'm pg. I've lost 10 lbs in 4 weeks ... I only lost 19 during 23 weeks of morning sickness, so 10 lbs in 4 weeks scares me. I do have the weight to lose, though - but worry about enough getting to baby. I'm tandem nursing and pregnant, so require lots of calories to keep my supply up and stay healthy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Has your daughter weaned? <b>Or are you just banking on the decrease of milk in pregnancy to not transfer things you're trying?</b> I'm thankful Lily weaned, because my pregnancy cravings include crazy spicy food and ketchup, of all things, and we haven't tried peppers or tomatoes with her in a LONG time (and probably won't for awhile). Luckily, A seems to tolerate that stuff in my (minimal) milk...<br><br>
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Yes, to the bolded part. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> We're down to 2-4 times a day, and I'm just starting to really notice a lot less swallowing while she's nursing, so hopefully she'll get bored with the empty "boo-boos" soon and I can eat some new foods!!!<br><br>
hmmmm.... I type a paragraph about some other great Azure buys that I love... and then I looked in my delivery book and realized they don't have a semi route in MI. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> You could always have it shipped, but that's crazy expensive. Bummer. See- another reason you should just move out to Seattle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">See- another reason you should just move out to Seattle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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You're funny! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> If we aren't going to Iceland, we'll stay in Michigan for a year or so until some legal things are resolved. Then Seattle is high on the list of places to look at.
 
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