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<p>so, we just had our 29 week appointment (we'd put off the 28 week because i was sick) and it turns out in the past 5 weeks i've gained 10 pounds! what's funny is that i didn't really feel it. during the 4th and 5th month i gained 7.5 pounds respectively and definitely felt a huge jump...but this time...i just feel rounder in the belly and not such an akward growth all over like i felt earlier in the pregnancy!</p>
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<p>amazingly i'm already up 29.5 pounds since 12 weeks preggo, i hadn't weighed myself before then, but i don't think i was far from my normal weight. wow 29.5! to me that just seems amazing... i'm kind of in awe that my body can take it!</p>
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<p>just wanted to check in and see where you all are. i know so much of it depends on starting weight, etc...but i'm curious and it'll feel nice to hear i'm not the only one!!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<p>by the way, babe is doing great and head down... hoping he stays comfortably like that! :) also, my blood pressure was back up (to normal for me) so, we had a great check-in! my husband keeps repeating...the baby's doing great since the midwife left! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-bottom-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;"></p>
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<p>I'm 32w1d and total weight gain is 20 lbs. I had a really hard time gaining in the first and second tri so it is pretty amazing that I have gained that much just recently. Every time I tell people I'm due in 8 weeks they say well you barely look pregnant, you must have only gained ten pounds. I am happy with my weight gain but kind of wish I had a nice baby bump to show for it. Oh well! </p>
 

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<p>Well I have  gained 11 lbs with the twins so far , I'm 30 wks and 4 days  but I was overweight prepregnancy.</p>
 

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<p>I'm up about 25 pounds.  Probably started off pregnancy around 125, and I was around 149 last weigh-in.  I didn't gain much in the first trimester, but gained fast in the second, and now have pretty much plateaued.  I'm guessing I'll have gained between 30 and 35 at the end!</p>
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<p>Breaking 150 is going to be so crazy for me, and I'm definitely starting to feel a little more awkward physically (like, wow, there's more of my body than there used to be!).  I'm really noticing the growth in my thighs - I have a Renaissance figure now, for sure, which is new for me as DH likes to describe me as "Parisian."  I know it's all going to melt off with breastfeeding, but I agree with ashleybrook - I'm amazed that my body is supporting it, and just so grateful that my body is doing what it should! </p>
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<p>I should also mention that I only came on MDC right now to find that recipe for the microwave brownie that was posted a while ago.  Which I have eaten probably three of this week.  With ice cream.  Ohhhh, dear.  Maybe it's not going to melt off as fast as I thought ;).</p>
 

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<p>I've gained about 43 so far at 33/34 wks.  I gained that much TOTAL with each of my previous pregnancies, so I was expecting to see that number, though closer to the end than where I am now.  (To me, who tends to go late, 40 weeks is "almost" the end.)  Especially a month and a half ago, I was getting panicky when the scale continued to move up, up, up.  I gained 10 pounds in each of the last two months, but now I've plateued a bit, so I'm feeling better about it.  I started out overweight, but still 10 lbs smaller than I was before having any kids, so all in all, not bad.  People tell me I'm definitely gaining it all in my belly, and for the most part, they are right.  However, I can tell a difference in the rest of my body even if they don't see it.  When I gain weight, my body is an equal-opportunity storage facility; it gets spread throughout proportionately  When I weighed 190 years ago post-pregnancy, people routinely thought I was only 140 (bless their hearts)!</p>
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<p>I'm just glad I don't gain like my mom did; started out at a healthy weight, didn't get crazy with eating, etc, and she still gained 65 lbs each time she was pregnant.  Apparently, our family is blessed with caveman-genetics this way.  No matter what we eat while pregnant, we store every single little bite, lol.  At least in a disaster, we won't starve to death right away, right?</p>
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<p>I'm sure not sure how much I've gained, it's hard because I was 155, got pregnant for 13 weeks, lost the baby and then got pregnant again a few months later but did NOT lose the baby weight I gained in those 13 weeks of constant morning sickness where I ate to make myself not feel like puking.  I'm up about 50 since the beginning of the first pregnancy last December, but only about 35 since I got pregnant this time, maybe a little more.I gained 60-65 with my last 2.  Ugh.    I had a prenatal and I'm measuring 5 weeks ahead....i was told/requested to lay off the simple sugars.  Ugh.</p>
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<p>I have exercised throughout this pregnancy and was really into fitness before- I have seemed to up my exercise with each pregnancy. First one I didn't, second I walked a lot, third I walked and ran and now with this one I am still walking, weight lifting, integrated strength training, lots of squats and lunges. I feel like this has really helped me. I have gained 20 pounds at 32 weeks and love that I still have tone. I feel like I really really love my pregnant body this time around and I am really enjoying that.</p>
 

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<p>I am up about 37 lbs according to the mw's scale - however at home I am up 32 lbs. Either way it's a lot for 30 - 31 weeks. I expected to gain at least 40 but not more than 50 as that has been my trend with my other pregnancies. And the holidays are coming - I know that will add to my weigh gain... I'm not too stressed about it, as long as we are healthy I know I will lose it in the first year.</p>
 

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<p>I haven't gained anything. I still haven't catched up on those 22 lbs. I lost in the first trimester. And I did loose another 4.4 lbs when I was hospitalized in week 25+6 with threatening pre-e and preemie birth.</p>
<p>So, in total, from pre-pregnancy weight, I'm still minus 10 lbs. (Which also does mean I've gained 16.4 lbs, it's just still on the minus side.)</p>
<p>I haven't been weighed for some weeks now though, and I know I've gained weight, so I should check that on monday when I see my OBGYN. I just hope I haven't gained too much.</p>
<p>I'm 30+3 now.</p>
 

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<p>I have never owned a scale. So when I got preggers i think I weighed somewhere between 130-145?? Im tall and wear a 6 in clothes usually... So as long as my clothes fit and I was moving yoga, walking, biking, etc I felt pretty good and looked good.</p>
<p>SOOOO when I went to my first 12 week check in i weighed around 150, and now at my 30 wk appt (post turkey day, and multiple parties at work etc..) I was up t0 170 something. I really really try not to obsess about weight. I did get HUGE with my first child 11 years ago and topped 200lbs which i do not want to revisit....</p>
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<p>I walk a lot during the day (i teach middle school and rarely sit down for any lenghth of time) and I go to yoga every week which is a life saver. I am now off for 3 weeks winter break and so glad because teachers always have chocolate and I cannot pass it up. I had one sweet lady who kept a stash of peppermint patties just for me and would give me 2 per day.. She tried to give me the entire stash before we left for break.... i declined.  :) Then all the yummy treats in the lounge.... OMG. I dont keep that much sugar at home so I think this last bit of pregnancy I will be better off. :) I really really really dont want to go over 180. Lets see if this is possible. lol.</p>
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<p>With all that said my weight loss goal post baby is to run a marathon in 1 year. I should be back in shape.... :) Hopefully because I dont have the funds to buy all new clothes.....</p>
 

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<p>Last check up at 28 weeks I was up 15 lbs.  The doctor is very happy with my progress and says I must be staying active.  I work on my feet all day and then chase a 3 yr old.  I havent worked out like I should be so I guess Im just lucky.  Started out average weight at 127.  Exactly the same as my pregnancy with my daughter.  I gained 25 lb exactly with her.  Id be thrilled to gain 25lb again this time. </p>
 

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<p>At 28 weeks, I'm up 30 to 35 lbs.  I gained 35 lbs. total with my first, so I'm definitely feeling the extra weight.  I walk most days of the week for 20 to 30 minutes at a time...I got a bit more exercise with my first, but not a lot more.  Maybe it's because I'm older <span><img alt="shrug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>I had not gained any for the first 20 something weeks, and then put on 18 pounds in the past 8  weeks-the bulk of which seems to be in my boobs:)  I feel super guilty that I have no motivation to exercise. I have some yoga tapes and running shoes collecting dust. However, doing grocery shopping, vacuuming, and chasing around a two year old does feel like cardio these days! I am telling myself that I am going to begin a decent yoga and swimming routine in the next few weeks to gear up for birth. I swear I am going to get in shape after this baby--really, I mean it.  </p>
 

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<p>thanks for all the input...it does feel nice to know i'm not the only one gaining! i think what's so odd for me personally also is non-pregnant my body doesn't keep any extra weight hanging around...and now i've definitely padded on some extra on my thighs, arms...even my face is rounder. so it's kinda like looking at a version of me that i three quarters-recognize...if that makes sense! </p>
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<p>i'm not sure what exercise has done for me...i'm about as active as i was before, but in different ways. so, i think it's about the same...i think my weight gain has to do with more of the foods that i can't get enough of. meat and potatoes are two staples that weren't there before... plus i'm hungry all the time! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<p>anyways, all that to say, i'm just glad i'm still feeling good! i started at 110, and i was just at 139.5...the midwife said later on it'll probably slow down...but i'm assuming i'll pass 150. wow. i agree with you ComplexOphelia--that will feel like a big hurdle to me. when non-pregnant i don't even own a scale, so it's just plain weird to see those numbers going up every month! i'm really also glad that even though it's all really weird, i don't feel like i have to limit myself or not trust that my body is doing exactly what it needs. i know a lot of women have guilt or body issues and i'm really glad that's not coming into play, because i'm assuming that'd make enjoying this bit of pregnancy really hard. </p>
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<p>I gained the first 20 in the first trimester, in spite of morning sickness and all that jazz. In the first 12 wks I really craved animal protein and fat from nuts so I think that's what put it on. I gained NOTHING in the second trimester. In the third I've gained 7 lb and so I'm up 27 lb from my prepreg weight at 31 weeks. With my other pregnancy I gained 42 by the time I had my daughter at 39 weeks, so I fully expect to gain 40 again, considering I was at the same on-the-verge-of-underweight prepregnancy weight.</p>
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<p>I think there was one week in the third trimester where I SWEAR the scale went up 4 lb in one week. How shocking and neat to see the sudden growth!</p>
 

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<p>I didn't gain anything in the first trimester. Since then I'm up about 15lbs. I'll be 31 wks tomorrow (OMG REALLY?????????)</p>
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<p>It seems to be all belly, though my butt is a little bigger, and my breasts of course. I've been feeling nervous about the lack of weight gain LOL. I think this will be the pregnancy in which I gain the least amount of weight (1st 36lbs, 2nd 28lbs). I'm more active though, with two little ones, walking ds to school every day & then usually taking dd for a walk in the afternoons- I walk an hour a few times a week.</p>
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<p>What a change from the first half of this pregnancy when my belly measured so far ahead there was a question of twins- now I'm measuring right on & with a coat on people can't tell I"m pregnant!</p>
 

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<p>i have been a little distanced from my weight this pregnancy b/c i always read it in kilograms and it just doesn't make a quick translation/association to reality in my mind. and we didn't have a scale until i brought one home from the ILs vacation place not too long ago. so, i guess that i started around 110 lbs and i am now (or last week, and before i just ate a gigantic piece of lasagna,,,) at 31 weeks, up to 131. that is a pretty low weight gain for me. with both other pregnancies, i gained 42 lbs. i started 10 lbs heavier with my second, but seemed to put on the weight the same. this time though, i think i lost a lot when i was so sick in the first trimester- i wasn't weighing myself and don't know how much.</p>
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<p>but, i 'feel' bigger and i think that it is b/c i am not exercising (at least in an organized way,) and my belly is certainly huge.</p>
 

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<p>I have gained 26 lbs in 30 weeks.  I am one of those people who has struggled with weight for years (not my whole life, but much of my 20s), and pre-pregnancy, had JUST started a "lose 30 lbs" goal, then two weeks later, found out I was pregnant!  So that went out the window.  At first I was excited for pregnancy to be a time I didn't have to worry about weight at all, and I wasn't even weighing myself.  Then at 20 weeks, one of the midwives on my team of midwives (there are 5 or 6 of them) saw me and basically scolded me for gaining 13 lbs already and said that they'd only wanted me to gain 15 lbs all pregnancy.  Which they'd neglected to tell me, of course.  I was kind of annoyed, as that was the first time my weight-conscious guilt popped up all pregnancy, and I blame that on the way she approached it with me, too.  Anyway!  Since then, I have started an awesome childbirth class, and have been trying to exercise more regularly and am doing pretty well.  Now that veggies don't make me want to barf, I am eating veggies again too.  My last midwife visit, I saw one of the midwives I DO like and she said, "Oh, a bit under 2 lbs in 2 weeks - perfect weight gain!"  So yay for her!</p>
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<p>Numbers wise..  I think I was 180, actually, when I got pregnant.  The first appointment they weighed me at I was already like 12 weeks along, and they have me at 190 as my starting weight.  And at my appointment last week, I was 216.  Which is a little crazy.  Like I said, I've had weight issues before - I'm 5'4", and highest weight ever was 211, pre-preg.  I'm hoping I don't go too high, but on the other hand, my body seems to have a mind of its own with holding onto weight, even when I do eat well and exercise.  So, I guess we'll see what happens!  I'm really not worrying about it, or letting that one midwife's attitude make me feel bad about my body.  I'm loving my pregnant body, and don't mind the weight gain too much.  But it does kind of fascinate me, all these body changes!</p>
 

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<p>I'm up 35 lbs in 32 weeks. It's more than I've gained with my other kids by a few lbs. but it's because I put on more than usual during the first tri. I've tried to work out when I feel up to it, but at this point, I'm just counting the days until I can start Weight Watchers again. It always works for me.  I want to work out, too but the gym daycare makes me nervous for newborns, so that's kind of dampening my excitement. I'm really not in love with being pg. In fact, I'm doing my darndest to not have to buy any more maternity clothes. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>homemademom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284817/weight-gain-check-in#post_16111014"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I've tried to work out when I feel up to it, but at this point, I'm just counting the days until I can start Weight Watchers again. It always works for me.  I want to work out, too but the gym daycare makes me nervous for newborns,</p>
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<p>I'm starting to look forward to having the energy and ability (motion-wise) to do more exercising.  The Snapfitness gym (where I go) around the corner is very empty at 6 am, so I'm just going to take the baby in the bucket (car seat) in with me and put the bucket next to whatever machine I will be at.  My midwife already told me that at the first of the year, I need to cut back on carbs except whole grains and veggies and fruit.  No bread, etc.   Apparently women who go over dates regularly (like me) have better luck at getting closer to dates when cutting back on carbs.  Cool beans, since I love Atkins and look forward to getting back to that.  Why I'm waiting to get back to it (eat better in general...I know I shouldn't cut back on food in general or eliminate any fruits, whole grains, veggies, etc.) is beyond me.<br>
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