Weight gain - the thing no one wants to talk about ;)

Brittany - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hey ladies, curious where everyone is standing on weight gain. I was at 9 lbs as of week 20, have an apt this wednesday for week 24, trying my best not to gain the 70lbs I did with my first son! But, feeling like I packed on a good 10lbs just this month!

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Brianna - posted on 08/28/2012

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weight gain at delivery was 20lbs. Tucker was 6lbs 7 3/4oz on aug 17 i was 37 weeks along. ive now lost 15 of the 20lbs

Brittany - posted on 08/11/2012

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Lol let me know if anything works! Monday I'm scrubbing floors by hand - the only trick I'm NOT doing is castor oil - tried with my son -after my mom convinced me, and bought it- lol worstttttt eveer.

Brianna - posted on 08/10/2012

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brittany im just like u as soon as i hit 37 weeks im gonna start trying things to start labor lol ive already started drinkin my raspberry leaf tea and sitting on the excercise ball

Brittany - posted on 08/10/2012

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Sooo my turn, 36 wks (almost 37) - up another 2.8 lbs putting me at 25.6lbs total - which means I am surpassing my 25lb limit, but still doing pretty good =S

Ugh gaining weight sucks, but all looks good, and as of monday - 37 wks, I can start all these different things I've looked up to get labor going lol Also had a growth ultrasound as baby was measuring small, once again all looks good, but baby still wouldn't let me see what sex it is! With 3 boys at home, I reallllyyy wanted to find out lol! But this little one is determined to be a surprise after 3 ultrasounds, and none could identify its sex!

Brittany - posted on 08/09/2012

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Brianna why the sad face! You are right on track for a perfect weight gain pregnancy! You'll lose all of that when baby comes!

You know what make me have a sad face? Lol the fact that I gained 70lbs with my son, got stretch marks EVERYWHERE thighs, breasts, bum, hips... everywhere except my belly - this time around I do good with my weight gain, but my belly is the only place any showed up and I'm covered with 'em! Lol.

Were almost done lady =) I know the scale sucks, but soon it will be going down instead of up! I go for my weigh-in tomorrow, funny I always know how to make other people feel better..but once it's my turn I'm right back to my sobby 'why am I so huge' self lol

Martha - posted on 07/17/2012

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well ..went to the doc at 28 wks..Ive gained 39lbs..and eaten ..not better but def not as bad as I did with my first two...doc was not worried bc I lost so much after my 1st and 2nd...and started at a smaller weight..ANNND she thinks my pelvic muscles/bones are all messed up...referring me to a specialist..and she thinks that the lessened activity is why I have gained more...this time....anyways good on you ladies for keeping it lower..at least I feel less guilty this time around...having her not berate me about it helped!

Brittany - posted on 07/10/2012

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32 week weigh in - up another 2.3 lbs for a total of 19.8 lbs :) Hopefully I can keep it going.. as long as this heat doesn't catch up with me, been noticing my ankles swelling lately...

Martha - posted on 06/29/2012

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thanks Brittany...I am going next week for my glucose test...I kind of hoped that was why...lol if that does not sound terrible..and my last baby was 9lbs 5oz so a glucose baby would be like what 11?!?! lol I live in the middle of the dessert...today was 106?!? so getting OUT with them is hard enough much less being outside but we do try to stay pretty active...carrying them chasing them etc...but I so get where you are coming from advice wise~! I made a new rule for myself...I can have something sweet if I want after dinner but after that snack....NOTHING ELSE...bc I stay up late (to get some quiet mama time) and I find I was eating pop tarts...etc...up till midnight...no wonder I was gaining..and since we are preggo and I do have 2 other kids that wear me out...if I am hungry ..the rule is RAW! :) that way I am still eating but not hurting my intake..etc...I guess I am ok with the weight gain if it was just me...bc I know I can lose it..I lost 50 after my first son's preg. and 79 after my 2nd sons....so I know how to lose it and well I just enjoy the eating how I want to when I'm preggo...it's the doc visits and such that get me down! anyways thanks for the encouragement.....ALSO...little mid response vent...DO YOU NOT HATE EVERYONE HAVING AN OPINION ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY!!! oooo you are soo big for 26 wks....(NO CRAP DUDE...THIS IS MY 3RD KID IN 3 1/2 YRS...) or well when I was preggo....and you know what to be fair I am sure I have said stuff like that when I am not preggo and talk to friends/strangers who are...like you look great for this many weeks or...wow you are only that...but I'd like to think that I have more tact bc I know what it is like to be preggo! lol ok end vent! :)

Brittany - posted on 06/29/2012

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Martha I'm so sorry your feeling this way - I really do understand, when I had my first son I gained 70lbs! From 114 all the way to 185! All you can do it try your best to keep your eating habits in check and maybe getting out and playing with your other 2 kids might not only help keep your weight in check - but also bring your energy level up helping out with that awful feeling your going through! Try to stay positive this is all for a good cause after all! I know, much easier said than done :( Since your a little past 25 weeks, the doctor should be sending your for your diabetes test - maybe your body is having a problem processing sugar? Try replacing your sweets with natural sweets, like grapes - I eat them like crazzy. Also up your fibre.. I eat 2 bowls of raisin bran a day, and although it puts me in the bathroom lots, I know I'm getting rid of everything possible. Just remember this won't last forever, before you know it you'll be all done, holding your precious new one :) Than you can focus on yourself, and getting yourself into shape like youve been able to do each other time. PS Smile, Pregnant women, big and small are beautiful enjoy this time, for in a few years you'll miss it again;)

Martha - posted on 06/26/2012

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I am "hating" this all right now...just feeling really down...I am up to about 30lbs in 25 wks...and I am not quuuuite sure how....I feel like I am being less active than normal....bc 2 kids ...ages 1 and almost 3 keep me pretty worn out..and I have been craving sweets....but I gained 44 and 37 with my last two preg...so this is kind of bumming me out....:(

Brittany - posted on 06/18/2012

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29 weeks up 6.6 pounds in 5 weeks! For a total weight gain of 17.2 lbs! Must be honest the scale shocked me this time :/ But from everything I've read I'm on the right path to a healthy weight gain.. Hopefully only 4 lbs next month! Guess I'm going to have to be more aware of my eating out at lunch!

Brittany - posted on 06/15/2012

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Aww Martha, I'm sorry your having a hard time - I do completely understand that feeling, and even with a 'healthy' weight gain this pregnancy it's hard for me not to obsess over it! The good thing about you is you obviously know how to lose the weight, and even if you gain you can do it again, all while getting a beautiful baby for a reward! Congrats on your pregnancy!!

Wow Brianna! Great job! I go Monday for another weigh-in and as it gets closer I find myself checking to see if my pants are too tight, are my arms bigger.. lol I haven`t been nearly as hungry this pregnancy I find myself having to remind myself to eat my snacks and meals at proper times..I`ll update Monday for my 29 week gain! Getting sooo close to delivery nervous about the long summer with the kiddies home from school, but super excited for September to get here!!

Martha - posted on 05/29/2012

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I am so dissapointed this time around...with my first I got preggo at 218....ps Im 5'10".....and then gained 37 and after lost 50.....second time around I got preggo at 233.....(gained some back in between ) and gained 44...(worked my butt off and still gained it!) so up to 277 and then lost 78...got preggo third time around at 199...so excited cuz i thought id be better with gaining...IM 21 WKS and I HAVE ALREADY GAINED 20!~.......no soda, 2 cups of coffee total this preg...(for me those two things make me gain quick).....so well I am dealing but not happy :(

Brittany - posted on 05/25/2012

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Wow Brianna, I had awful morning sickness but I still managed to put on the pounds :) I was wrong about gaining 10 this month tho - I'm up to 10.9lb as of 24 weeks, pretty proud of myself though at this point with my son I was already past 30lbs! I've been trying really hard this pregnancy to keep control of it, took me my full 9mths recovery to get feeling back to normal last time - hoping I can keep myself within the 25-35lb gain this go :)

Brianna - posted on 05/15/2012

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this is my second pregnancy. i kept loosing weight for the longest time. then 1 month and a week ago they said i gained 2lbs from my starting weight (the first time they weight me i was 5 weeks along so thats my starting weight). I then had another doctors appt 1 weeks ago and they said i lost 1lbs. so in total ive only gained 1lbs so far and im 24 weeks.

with my first pregnancy i had really really bad morning sickness for the whole 9 months and so i only gained 11lbs from my origional weight

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