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<p>Anyone gaining yet? I dared to weigh myself and found out I have gained 12lbs so far! Basically 1 lb a week <img alt=":(" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style=""> which is too much especially when starting out overweight. I was a bit shocked and very disappointed by this news, but what can I do? If I don't eat often I feel so sick I can't not eat when I feel like it. I need to work on changing the types of food I'm eating though. Today I had chocolate and chips to snack on <img alt=":irked" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="">  I'm hoping once a reach a certain point it will slow down, I don't know.</p>
 

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I have gained 10 lbs so far. I have really been trying to stay in shape this time by working out a lot but the pounds want on I guess. I am dreading being weighed next week for my 12 week apt. Trying not to gain any weight before then. I know I won't lose it before then but hoping to see the same number on the scale. Don't feel bad I had a hot coco today. I am going to need a babyweight weight loss forum after this pregnancy is over.
 

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I'm 11 weeks and have gained 2 pounds. I typically gain 50 every time though. I eat when I'm hungry, but choose wisely. My favorite snack is a handful of grapes and a piece of cheese. So satisfying! Plus we have a homestead now so I have a lot if physical labor that didn't need done in other pregnancies.
 
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<p>I started off under-weight, and am right now at exactly the weight I was when I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first child -- I started that pregnancy low end of normal, but not quite under, weight. I've gained 14-17lb depending on the time of day. With my first, I had intentionally gained some weight before getting pregnant to get me out of the the 'under weight' range, my family doctor at the time was quite concerned that I would not have a healthy pregnancy w/ my low starting weight.<br><br>
I started my 2nd pregnancy (this is the 3rd) 5lbs lighter than this one, and in both the first and 2nd ended up at about the same weight. I expect that I just have a term weight that my body wants to be, and it will get there. I eat when hungry, stop when not, and choose 'good' food 85% of the time :) I've returned to my typical adult weight by 9mth post partum both times with just regular life - no major increase in work outs or anything. My weight since age 18/19 has fluctuated in a 7lb range naturally, and that's what it's gone back to each time.<br><br>
I think if you can choose better snacks than chips and chocolate (which I know is hard, especially if you have halloween treats still stashed in your house!), you'll probably be better able to accept weight gain as it happens :)</p>
 

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<p>I have gained about 5 lbs - half of it in my boobs, no joke!  Over all I am happy with my food choices.  I am eating a lot of salads and try to stick with more lean meats.  But at night, I do allow myself a bit of chocolate.  My favorite bedtime snack is three snack size 3 Musketeers bars and a handful of pecans, walnuts or almonds.  My other three pregnancies I gained right at 30 lbs with each and that is what I am hoping for with this one.  This time I am starting off 10 lbs heavier than my last and 20 lbs heavier than my first and second.  I gained weight a few years ago and worked very hard to lose it.  I am having trouble with the idea of gaining it all back, even knowing it is because of pregnancy.  I figure if I stay under what my heaviest weight was, I can handle it, so I can gain up to 32 lbs.  My baby weight has always come off fairly quickly due to exclusively breastfeeding so I am holding on to that thought!</p>
 

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<p>I have gained about 5 lbs - half of it in my boobs, no joke!  Over all I am happy with my food choices.  I am eating a lot of salads and try to stick with more lean meats.  But at night, I do allow myself a bit of chocolate.  My favorite bedtime snack is three snack size 3 Musketeers bars and a handful of pecans, walnuts or almonds.  My other three pregnancies I gained right at 30 lbs with each and that is what I am hoping for with this one.  This time I am starting off 10 lbs heavier than my last and 20 lbs heavier than my first and second.  I gained weight a few years ago and worked very hard to lose it.  I am having trouble with the idea of gaining it all back, even knowing it is because of pregnancy.  I figure if I stay under what my heaviest weight was, I can handle it, so I can gain up to 32 lbs.  My baby weight has always come off fairly quickly due to exclusively breastfeeding so I am holding on to that thought!</p>
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<p>I gained 40 lbs. in my first pregnancy but lost it all in reasonable time from all the breastfeeding. This time around, I am hoping to gain less weight from better dietary choices, but now that I work full-time, along with breastfeeding and pumping around the clock, I hope the weight melts off even faster than before!</p>
 

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<p>This is the first pregnancy where I've gained weight in the first trimester. I usually loose weight. I have gained 40 lbs in both pregnancies, so I'm kinda ready to do that again. </p>
 

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<p>I have gained about 5 lbs - half of it in my boobs, no joke!  </p>
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<p>SO JEALOUS! For the first time in 10 years I'm actually at a "perfectly" healthy weight. No barbie here but towards the lower end of my height/weight acceptable range and feeling good. That being said after nursing three little ones and losing weight I feel like a pancake chest! With my first I had huge boobs by 10 weeks and with 2&3 they didn't appear until around 20 weeks. Even if I have to wait until 20 weeks I'm just praying they inflate a bit! LOL </p>
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<p>So far I haven't gained anything. A good mix of days when ice cream sounds good with other days when I barely eat. Trying to exercise a bit this week though, now that I'm not stuck to the sofa all day long. With #1 I gained 37 lbs (started out higher though), #2 I gained 34lbs, and #3 I gained 50lbs! I'm hopeful this time that I'll stay around 35 lbs again, or less. I felt like the 50 lbs plus baby #3 made it more difficult for the weight to come off despite chasing toddlers all day and nursing. We shall see. </p>
 

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<p>I'm at about where I started, maybe a lb or two down, My weight has been fluctuating within 5-7lbs the last few months though, so it's not totally reliable. I started last pregnancy at about 118lbs, gained about 6lbs in the first trimester, but then started piling it on, and was up by 45lbs by the time I gave birth. I lost 20 at the birth, but then only lost like 5 over the next 6 months, and then in the next 18 months I still only lost about another 5lbs... So... I'm still sitting 15lbs heavier than my prepregnancy weight last time, around 133lbs. blah. </p>
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<p>So... that said. I'm trying really hard this time to snack on good fruits and veggies, proteins, etc, rather than giving myself a 'pass' because I'm pregnant. Also hoping running around after a toddler keeps me more active than my couch potato antics last time! I was planning on continuing to work out, but nausea and exhaustion are kicking my butt, so I've only worked out twice since finding out we were pregnant. </p>
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<p>I also just finished nursing my about to turn two year old too though, so it could be that my body will release some of the extra 'nursing weight'? I've heard people say that before. </p>
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<p>Hoping to stick to about 30lbs this time I think... </p>
 

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<p>I just hit 10 weeks and I'm down a pound or two. The more I eat, the worse my gas gets, and it's a pretty big incentive to eat small amounts. It's a little better than it was a week or two ago, but I'm not pushing it. I'm also trying to keep exercising 2 or 3 times a week.</p>
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<p>Each of my pregnancies, I've started at a slightly lower weight (145 with my first, 137 this time with my 4th). I've gained less each time too. Essentially, I started off with a desk job and not exercising, and now I'm chasing more and more kids around and making a point of exercising. The weight stopped coming off after my third, so 2 years ago I joined a gym and lost 25 lbs in 4 months. I'm up about 5 lbs since then, but it's still the first time in 10 yrs that I've stayed this low. I'm hoping to gain 25-30 lbs this time. Everything seemed harder when I weighed 175+ at the end of my first pregnancy and I don't want to go there again.</p>
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<p>I also gain about 20 lbs between weeks 20-30 during my pregnancies. It was scary watching the scale go up and up every week during my first pregnancy, but now I know that I gain most of the weight then and I'm ready for it.</p>
 
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<p>I've lost 10 pounds but I have had some hormonal problems that made me gain 60 lbs.  I think getting pregnant is fixing them so I'm losing weight.    My midwife isn't concerned and said she wouldn't mind if I didn't gain any, that as long as I'm eating well baby will be fine with my weight loss.</p>
 

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<p>I started this pregnancy at too high of a weight :( A year of working from home has killed me cause I just haven't been exercising enough (my eating has always been steller). I've gained 10-15lbs over the last year (I could kick myself for this!!). Since week 5 my eating has not been normal and hunger cues are all off right now... and I've been trying to eat to avoid feeling more nauseous. Then my "size-up" clothes started to get tight and uncomfortable :( My boobs almost doubled in size, I thought for sure I gained weight. Well apparently from 8-12 weeks my weight stayed EXACTLY the same to the 10th of a lb. So I guess my fat has just redistributed which I'm happy about. I really hope I gain on the lower side during this pregnancy... If I wasn't pregnant right now I'd be working my ass off to lose weight.. I will do this after the baby is born!!</p>
 

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<p>Go easy on yourself after the birth. After my first I expected it to come off a lot more quickly than it did, but it took about 9 months. I figure since it takes about 9 months to put it on, you should take about 9 months to take it off. With my second pregnancy I gained the same amount of weight, and it took 9 months again to get it all off. And then some. Another thing that's interesting is I took my measurements every single week with my first pregnancy. And I think I had some permanent changes in my hips and ribs because even when I dropped down below my pre-pregnancy weight, my waist and hips never quite returned to their original size. I stayed where I was at 22 weeks. Now I've always been on the skinny side, and I've always been active and don't overeat, and of course everyone is different. But be prepared to accept that your body will be a little different afterwards. </p>
 

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<p>It was 9mths to day after my son was born, and close to exactly 9mth after my daughter that my favourite pre-pregnancy jeans fit properly again. I wasn't convinced my hips were ever going back to where they should be, but they did.<br><br>
After my 2nd baby, I took photos when she was 2 days old, a week old, and 10 days old, sort of like reverse belly-photos. Don't have unrealistic expectations on yourself. Working out a lot post partum to lose weight can mess up your milk supply, and you'll probably be grateful some days to have time for a shower -- fitting in a work out or a trip to the gym isn't always going to work. Most of the time, with breast feeding, and eating good food, the weight will take care of itself, just not in a hurry :)</p>
 

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<p>I started this pregnancy at too high of a weight :( A year of working from home has killed me cause I just haven't been exercising enough (my eating has always been steller). I've gained 10-15lbs over the last year (I could kick myself for this!!). Since week 5 my eating has not been normal and hunger cues are all off right now... and I've been trying to eat to avoid feeling more nauseous. Then my "size-up" clothes started to get tight and uncomfortable :( My boobs almost doubled in size, I thought for sure I gained weight. Well apparently from 8-12 weeks my weight stayed EXACTLY the same to the 10th of a lb. So I guess my fat has just redistributed which I'm happy about. I really hope I gain on the lower side during this pregnancy... If I wasn't pregnant right now I'd be working my ass off to lose weight.. I will do this after the baby is born!!</p>
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<p>As <strong>Dandy Lion</strong> said, yes, be patient. I forget how long it took me to lose all my baby weight after gaining 40 lbs., but I did. Even after I lost the majority of the weight after a few months, my boobs were still humongous for many more months and my hips were wider. I ended up having a garage sale and sold so many cute pairs of jeans and dresses that I was convinced would never fit me again. It was heart-breaking (because I love fashion), but not as heart-breaking as when I eventually got back down to pre-pregnancy size and could have worn all the beautiful things I had sold for dirt cheap. After my son, I actually went on a fitness kick for a long time and ended up being even fitter than I was before getting pregnant. Every body is different, but don't be discouraged if it takes a while! </p>
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<p>AFM, my scale needs a new battery, but I have my fist appointment with the midwife today so I will find out my weight in a few hours. I am not going to stress about weight gain, but I do plan on making much healthier dietary choice this time around. Also, I think after the birth, I will really be determined to get in shape for myself, especially since this may be my last baby and I want to inspire DH to stay active and fit as well over the summer <img alt="surf.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/surf.gif"></p>
 

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<p>As <strong>Dandy Lion</strong> said, yes, be patient. I forget how long it took me to lose all my baby weight after gaining 40 lbs., but I did. Even after I lost the majority of the weight after a few months, my boobs were still humongous for many more months and my hips were wider. I ended up having a garage sale and sold so many cute pairs of jeans and dresses that I was convinced would never fit me again. It was heart-breaking (because I love fashion), but not as heart-breaking as when I eventually got back down to pre-pregnancy size and could have worn all the beautiful things I had sold for dirt cheap. After my son, I actually went on a fitness kick for a long time and ended up being even fitter than I was before getting pregnant. Every body is different, but don't be discouraged if it takes a while! </p>
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<p>AFM, my scale needs a new battery, but I have my fist appointment with the midwife today so I will find out my weight in a few hours. I am not going to stress about weight gain, but I do plan on making much healthier dietary choice this time around. Also, I think after the birth, I will really be determined to get in shape for myself, especially since this may be my last baby and I want to inspire DH to stay active and fit as well over the summer <img alt="surf.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/surf.gif"></p>
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<p>I've been on the weight roller coaster many times...and for me about 3-5lbs a month is average..and the lower my weight gets the slower it does. For example I know I can easily lose 10lbs in 2 months... but then after that 3lbs per month is common. That is only with dedication. I need to get motivated after I have the baby and get out..it will be summer and I won't have to be stuck inside all day working....so I need to get on the ball... as soon as I'm into the grove of things which will probably take 3-5 weeks.</p>
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<p>Honestly I should have been weighing myself so I would have realized how much weight I had gained. I was wearing comfy clothes at home and my work clothes were "big" so I didnt really notice. By the time I did we were going to start trying in a month or two and I didnt want to possibly nutritionally compromise myself at that time. So basically I'm going to start in a 15lb hole plus any additional pregnancy weight gain. It's probably going to take me 9-12 months...but it's just what I need to get back into a healthy routine and be able to do it while working from home.</p>
 

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<p>According to my scale a few days ago, I've gained 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Whoa! But, I was *extremely* bloated and, ahem, backed up that day, so I really think it's probably half that. Tho, I did start out on the lower side of my weight range, and that usually has me putting it on faster in the beginning. I pretty much always end up at the same numbers on the scale by 9 mos, regardless where I start.</p>
 

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<p>I haven't gained anything. In fact, I've lost 5 pounds. I've been nauseous, but not so bad I can't eat, and while I know you're all rolling your eyes and playing me the world's tiniest violin, I'm really worried it might be another missed miscarriage.</p>
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<p>So fingers crossed that my midwife appointment on tuesday goes OK (they're checking with a doppler and will likely follow up with an ultrasound if they can't find a heartbeat), and that I start gaining a little weight soon.</p>
 

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<p>As far as losing the weight postpartum, June is going to be a really nice time of year to be postpartum. I probably won't go out much for a month or so, but we'll have a good chunk of summer and fall to walk around outside with the baby before it gets cold (at least here in MN) and light exercise gets more complicated. By next November, I'll probably be willing to leave the baby with my husband for an hour to go to the gym. But if I was 1 mo postpartum right now, I'd probably spend the winter on the couch. </p>
 

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<p>^^I agree. I've had 2 June babies and it's the most motivating month to lose the baby weight. I'm usually so pumped to have my body back *and* summer just around the corner that I manage to get it all off w/in 6 weeks. My fall babies were a completely different story.</p>
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<p>And before my above post goes down in the record books, I was right. My deflated, emptied self is only at a 5lb gain, not 10. Phew.</p>
 
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