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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,</p>
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<p>I started 5 lbs under what I prefer and have lost an additional 6.  It makes me feel awful (physically) and my looks suffer.  I am so looking forward to having a little extra weight.  When I was 5 lbs. more I could feel the difference in my body, but it was good.  I'm also looking forward to being warm instead of cold all the time.  That said, there's a photo floating around of a woman who has octuplets (is that the right word?) and is skinny as a rail even as her belly is full.  They teased my aunt when she had twins and said she looked like Olive Oil (from Popeye) had swallowed a watermelon.  <br>
Please, dear universe, let me take after the women in my family that have a little extra post partum instead of the side that loses what little boobage they have!  <br>
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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>That's a good point! </p>
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<p>I'm also hoping to breastfeed again which should help the weight come off after the birth, I won't really be in a hurry to lose it quick anyway. I just don't want to be too heavy during early pregnancy and have people thinking negatively about me for it, which I've heard people say about others around me in the past. Such as 'that's not all baby, she's overweight too'. But that will probably be me and I have to be prepared for that. I have started off larger than I should be, and pregnancy isn't the time to lose weight.</p>
 

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<p>I'm weighing in at 8 lbs gained at 9 weeks, but I haven't been eating differently/more than usual (unless you count raw veggies - babe loves them right now) but I am best friends with my water bottle, so I'm guessing that it's mostly water weight.  I usually gain a lot very quickly in the 2nd tri, then slow down in the 3rd only to start losing a bit of weight at the end.  I'm really hoping not to gain a lot - I gained 45lbs with my last one, and he was 10lb4oz.  I lost all but the last 15, so I'm a bit heavier than what I'd like.  We just moved out to an acreage, so I'm hoping that all the extra outside time will help keep my under 30lbs total gain.</p>
 

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I don't have a scale so I don't know my exact weight before but I weighed myself at the midwives office the other day and I was around the same as usual so maybe I gained a bit , something under 5 lbs I am guessing. I gained 25lbs in my first pregnancy in Japan eating lots of veggies, brown rice and fish and then gained 40lbs with pregnancy #2 back in Canada, lots of croissants and homemade ice cream in Montreal! Its a tasty city.
 

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With my first pregnancy I gained 50lbs, and when I got pregnant the second time I hadn't lost all of that weight. My final weight the 2nd time was the same as the 1st. I've always been on the low side of my weight range, I was young, ate lots of ice cream, and wasn't worried about it. It all came off.<br>
This time my goal is to only gain about 30lbs. I'm eating healthier, and I figure being 12 years older may make it harder to loose the weight this time around. However, I've gained 10-12lbs (I'm 13wks)! I've hardly ate any sugar, because it makes me feel sick and my carbs have been low. I was so surprised to step on the scale & see the #!<br>
Oh well...I guess?
 

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<p>I gained 10 pounds around week 7 or 8, but I haven't gained since then. I imagine my weight is going to start moving up again in the next couple of weeks though.</p>
 

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<p>I've gained 1.5 lbs.  So, pretty much exactly the same, haha.  I'd like to put on some weight, I'm a bit on the under-weight side and I want to make sure my body has all the nutrients it needs. Anybody have any fattening, healthy stuff to munch on that might get my weight up?  I'm thinking avocados, more protein, maybe some ice cream....and probably just eating more!</p>
 

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<p>If you are wondering what to eat...this is a good guide for what you need while pregnant. I am always surprised by how much protein you need while pregnant but getting enough can help prevent pre-enclampsia. Anyway...take a look...<a href="http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id96.html" target="_blank">http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id96.html</a></p>
 
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Now that I'm starting to be able to eat more without horrifically painful gas (and we had Thanksgiving and the holiday parties have started), I'm up 2 lbs at 12+ weeks.
 

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<p>At 14 weeks I've gained 5 pounds.  This is highly unusual for me!  I've usually gained AT LEAST 10 pounds by now.  In all of my previous pregnancies I've gained 50 pounds every.single.time.  This makes me hopeful that maybe I will gain less as an overall total this time.  But history has shown me otherwise so I'm kind of just anticipating another 50 and that I'll catch up to my norm pretty soon.  :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm the same Earthy, though I only have one pregnancy to compare to. By about 13 weeks last time I was up around 7lbs, but then I ended up gaining over 40. I'm at 13 weeks now, and holding at about 2 or 3lbs. I'm hoping it keeps going slow. I really want to stay lower than I did last time :/</p>
 

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I've decided not to weigh myself this time. My midwife will weigh me, but she asks every time if I want to know how much I've gained. I'm more anxious this time around about the weight gain- although i'm not really sure why. I guess I felt like I had finally gotten my body back after the first pregnancy and now i'm starting the whole process over. That being said, I love the huge bump in the third trimester. It made me feel so full and round and beautiful. I don't generally *pop* until 6 or 7 months though, so until then, I just feel swollen and awkward in all my clothes.
 

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<p>At 14 weeks I've gained 5 pounds.  This is highly unusual for me!  I've usually gained AT LEAST 10 pounds by now.  In all of my previous pregnancies I've gained 50 pounds every.single.time.  This makes me hopeful that maybe I will gain less as an overall total this time.  But history has shown me otherwise so I'm kind of just anticipating another 50 and that I'll catch up to my norm pretty soon.  :)</p>
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I'm pretty sure I've gained your extra :p This is #3 for me, and I'm certain I did not gain as much in the first 14-15 weeks with either of the first two as I have already. I can't find my notebook or calendar from #2, but I know I was barely showing at 20wks with #1. I ended at the same total weight with each of them though, so I'm assuming that I just have a happy full term weight I'll get to one way or another.<br><br>
I'm walking 4km a day, or more, (about 2.5miles), most of that with a 25lb 2.5yr old on my back. And still gaining like crazy. My midwives don't weigh as a standard at each visit, they will get a starting weight for reference if the client doesn't know, but other than that, they only weigh if you want to know, or if there appears to be a concern following their exam or discussion. My only records of my weight are my own notes. With my first, the OB's nurse did check weight at each visit, but never mentioned or discussed it in anyway. I much prefer the MW discussion vs. #s method :)</p>
 

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<p>I had another appt and in 3 weeks went up 4.4lbs... but I dont think this is entirely accurate since we had a special "thanksgiving" lunch at work just 30 mins prior to my weigh in and I was wearing jeans/sweatershirt vs yoga pants and a t-shirt. So I think it's likely that at least 2lbs was caused by these factors. I haven't been eating a lot and been eating pretty healthy (even on thanksgiving) so it seems very unlikely that I gained that much.... when I used to weight myself like crazy I could see a huge difference between a morning weight in and a night weigh in (as much as a 2.5-3lb difference!)..so I think next visit will give me a better clue</p>
 

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<p>I'm pretty much on track with where I've been in my previous pregnancies (about 7 lbs in the first trimester).  During my first pregnancy I gained 35 lbs and my baby was 9 lbs at 40 weeks. I'm an extremely (almost comically) small person, so with my second pregnancy my doctor told me to gain more like 25 lbs. I tried, but I still gained at least 30 lbs and my baby was 7 lbs at 37 weeks. They haven't told me to watch my weight yet, but at my 13 week ultrasound the technician told me my baby was measuring at more like 14 weeks 3 days. I used an ovulation predictor kit, so I know my due date is not off by 10 days. Somehow I'm just evolutionarily backwards. I have large babies (despite what I consider reasonable weight gain) and then small kids (which genetically makes more sense given my size).</p>
 

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<p>I'm pretty much on track with where I've been in my previous pregnancies (about 7 lbs in the first trimester).  During my first pregnancy I gained 35 lbs and my baby was 9 lbs at 40 weeks. I'm an extremely (almost comically) small person, so with my second pregnancy my doctor told me to gain more like 25 lbs. I tried, but I still gained at least 30 lbs and my baby was 7 lbs at 37 weeks. They haven't told me to watch my weight yet, but at my 13 week ultrasound the technician told me my baby was measuring at more like 14 weeks 3 days. I used an ovulation predictor kit, so I know my due date is not off by 10 days. Somehow I'm just evolutionarily backwards. I have large babies (despite what I consider reasonable weight gain) and then small kids (which genetically makes more sense given my size).</p>
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<p>Were there any problems with your 9 lbs baby? I would be really concerned if you were trying not to gain weight in an effort to keep your baby small, unless you had some gestational diabetes thing going on. </p>
 
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<p>I have gained the same 50 pounds in every single pregnancy and my babies have been: 7#'s 8 oz., 8#'s, 1 oz, 8#'s, 8oz, and 9#'s 12 oz.  So.....my experience is that the amount of weight *I* gain, is kind of irrelevant to how much the baby is actually going to weigh when born.  <img alt="shrug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif">  Some people, especially those who have low fat amounts, are highly active,  or start out on the small side, just naturally NEED to gain more.  I would starve to death if I only allotted myself 30 pounds with each pregnancy, nor would I be healthier for it.  For me, it's healthy to gain the 50 and I lose it too afterwards.  But I don't get gd, or ketones, or any of that other stuff either.</p>
 

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<p>Were there any problems with your 9 lbs baby? I would be really concerned if you were trying not to gain weight in an effort to keep your baby small, unless you had some gestational diabetes thing going on.</p>
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<p>Nope, I passed my gestational diabetes exam with flying colors, which is kind of crazy given that I'm simultaneously kind of a health nut when it comes to my meals, but also a candy addict in between. I tend to agree with you, which is why "I tried", but also failed to gain less weight the second time. My normal weight is in the vicinity of 100 lb, but I delivered my 9 lb baby naturally without any pain medication. However, the doctor did eventually use vacuum extraction to assist in the delivery due to my son's heart rate decreasing below a level she considered safe during the pushing stage. I have no idea if the heart rate issue had to do with his size. I don't think so, but the fact that I couldn't push him out on my own may have. I had a different doctor for my second child and when I scoffed at her suggestion of gaining less weight, she said the issue had something to do with the size of my pelvis and the risk of shoulder dislocation with a large baby. I took her recommendation under more serious consideration after she said there was a risk to my child, but at best, I only shaved a pound or two off my rate of weight gain. I just got lucky, in a way, because she was a few weeks early. At 7 lbs, it only took 2 pushes to get her out.</p>
 

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I have large babies (despite what I consider reasonable weight gain) and then small kids (which genetically makes more sense given my size).</div>
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This is me exactly. However, I just chalked it up to my husband's family's "big baby" genes mixing with my family's "small child" genes. I had a 10 lb difference in what I gained in my 2 pregnancies with only a 4oz difference in size between babies and the one who came earlier was heavier <img alt="shrug.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif">
 

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<p>I started a few pounds heavier than where I normally am due to injuries that kept me from working out. So far I've lost weight, about 7lbs. I couldn't believe it when I went to the midwife last week because I feel like I eat all the time. I also don't own a scale, so I just assumed I was growing since the boobs and waistline have expanded. She didn't seem worried and also told me to expect a big jump one month. With the holidays coming up, I'm expecting that jump to be this coming month :)</p>
 
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