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Okay, I know, not something that you usually have to deal with right? except for that first trimester when you may be throwing up all over. But here is the thing. My last apt with my mw, I had gained like 2 pounds in 4 weeks. She was a little concerned about it. Asked me if I felt like the baby was growing and such. I wasn't concerned about it until she said something. I do feel smaller than I did with either of my other pregnancies. But I haven't gained a lot of water weight. So I figured that my smaller weight gain had t do with not swelling. But I weih myself weekly, I do ths so I don't have to weigh myself at my mws, I don't like weighing myself with clothes on<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Well, I have lost two ounds in one week. Yes, I have been sick, and stressed and depressed because of dhs job, but it even freaks me out that I have lost weight. That puts me at gaining 26 pounds so far, I am 36 weeks. So anyone have some good advice how to put a couple of pounds on so I can not worry my mw?
 

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I thought it was normal, and even okay, to stop gaining or even lose a pound or two a week toward the end of your pregnancy. I know with my first, I gained steadily until around 36 weeks and then plateaued and then lost for the last two weeks. And he was a healthy 9lbs 10oz.<br><br>
No thoughts on how to gain, other than if you know in your heart that you're not taking as good of yourself as you could be...if your stress level is high and it's keeping you from taking care of yourself, you can make some changes and see if that makes a difference.<br><br>
But if you're feeling okay and your intuition says everything is okay, trust yourself.
 

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Totally normal. At my last appointment I had gained 1/2 pound in 2 weeks. At the end of each of my pregnancies I have lost at least a pound and sometimes as much as 3 pounds. Some even say it's a sign that the baby is coming soon. I remember with my first I lost 2 pounds in one week and the nurse said the baby would come that week, I didn't believe her because I was almost 38 weeks with my first and fully expected to go late but went into labor the next day.<br>
Nothing to worry about. Make yourself a smoothie with some good fat in it - like flax seed and eat some almonds every day.<br>
I know I can't eat as much as I could last month, I get full sooner and am more likely to not feel well after eating so I just try harder to make my meals count.<br><br>
Keri
 

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I lost 2 lbs before giving birth. Part of it, I think, was that my appetite just wasn't there since I felt so many cramps.<br><br>
Out of my 3 children, this one is the biggest, and she was born the earliest. No harm done!
 

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thanks, this is making me feel better. I have never lost weight before the birth, but every pregnancy is different, right? I think a lot of it is that I haven't retained water. I almost feel like giving birth is going to happen SOON, but then I am so not to that point of being horribly uncomfortable that it feels like I have a long time to go. Okay, I am exhausted, but othe than that and carrying really low, I am feeling just fine and still wearing my ring. I am sure I will be feeling it in a couple of weeks, or the baby will be here by then<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I have been drinking a lot of smoothies, mostly because again eating is not something I feel like doing right now. I have been putting nuts and flax in them and I have a protien, green veggies type mix. It is the best I can do right now. My girls are still getting a good varied diet, but everything I make for them just seems well not so good to me. I am hoping that once I get over this cold I will feel better and not lose anymore weight, at least until after the baby is born. You would think that the third time around you would stop worrying<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> THis is my first homebirth though and it freaks me out everytime the midwife gets concerned because I feel like she is going to say, nope can't do a homebirth now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Competely normal to loose weight at the end. I lost 3 lbs between 36 and 37 weeks. Gained nothing and lost nothing the next week and now I have gained 2 lbs in 6 days. Go figure. I thought for sure when I lost that 3 lbs I would have the baby that week. Nope. Oh well.
 

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at my last appointment I hadn't gained any in 2 weeks. With my last 2 kids I plateaued and then lost weight right before they were born. As long as you have gained enough for the whole pregnancy (20+ lbs) and you are feeling good and not hungry or dizzy or anything, I think its totally normal and fine! My kids were also 8lbs 11oz and 8lbs 3 oz respectively, so its not like it hurt them at all :).
 

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I now feel oh so much better. I have gained enough weight, like 26 pounds. And it isn't like I am starving myself. In an attempt to make everything count yesterday I made chicken salad, what I make instead of tuna salad. But I subbed mayo with hummas<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> So canned chicken, peas, elbows, hummas and some freshly grated garlic. It worked, kids liked it too.
 
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