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Okay, this is NOT to rub it in anyone's face that doesn't feel so hot. I know how miserable I was at the end of pg with my twins, and then with my DD and my last surro son as well. I was DONE by 37/38 weeks. Not wanting them out necessarily, but I was hurting and tired and frustrated.<br><br>
I can't help but wonder if my feeling so good this time is due to my weight gain or lack thereof? Anyone gained a lot with one pg and not nearly as much with another? Did you feel dramatically different (better?) with the one where you gained not so much weight as the other?<br><br>
My singleton pregnancies, I gained 50 lbs. I ate well, exercised, but I still gained that much. This pg, I am doing pretty much the same thing but maybe I'm a bit more active? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I've gained 24 lbs so far at 36 weeks. I haven't watched my weight at all but I am happy it's a lot less. I just wonder if that's why I feel SO good? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Less weight gain makes for a happier momma for sure! With my twin pregnancy I lost so much during the first trimester that I barely put on 25. I ended my pregnancy feeling good about how I looked and that really gave me a more positive mentality.
 

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I don't have anything to compare to, but I've gained about 27 lbs at 36 weeks and I'm feeling good! About the only complaint I have is painfully swollen feet, and that only started a couple of weeks ago. I have decent energy levels, am sleeping fine, and am generally upbeat since I've been pregnant. In fact, if anything, my chrinoc depression seems to be alleviated by the pregnancy hormones!<br><br>
The only time I felt I should be DONE was closer to 30 weeks when I had a cold and couldn't just dose myself up with my usual massive amounts of Sudafed. I was cursing this pregnancy that week!
 

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Good for you UberMama! I was feeling pretty great myself up until last week. My baby dropped and though I can breathe again, my hips and pelvis are aching like nobody's business. I've also developed "the waddle", which, to my chagrin, seems to really amuse the DH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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I'm with you! I feel soooo much better at this stage this time than I did in my other two pregnancies (one with twins). This has been my first pregnancy with no preterm labor issues or bedrest though, so I've been able to keep working out pretty intensely all the way through. I think that's helped a lot.
 

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I definately think weight has a factor in how mom feels, as well as length between pregnancies. I felt awesome with dd#2 and only gained 14 lbs with her and had over 14 months in between pregnancies. I didn't hit thedone point til 2 days before my edd lol. This time around i hit 28 lbs 2 months ago (havent weighed since) and am pretty miserable, like wish i would be done but then feel guilty because i dont want any complications. But then i wonder if that's from having pregnancies 4 months apart.
 
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