Not as much weight gain by 6months compared to first pregnancy?

Tess - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi well as you may have figured out Im 6months pregnant with my 2nd child and have been getting alot of comments on how much smaller i am this time around, and i actually dont feel as big this time.



When i first fell preg with Lily i was 70kgs (good for my height of 6 ft) and the day b4 i was induced to have her i was 120kgs. Part of that may be cos they think i had preclampsia and i was 42weeks. Lily was born Weighing 4.525kgs and 56cm.



To my question, this time round im smaller amd have heard that peple usually get bigger etc with the more pregnancies they have can anyone drop me a line to get opinions on why this might be etc!



PS its not like i work out either, i struggled to get to 90kgs after i had Lily and im weighing 94kgs at 6months.

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Whitney - posted on 11/05/2009

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I'm 15 weeks with my 2nd and I still had some of my baby weight from my first when I got pregnant. I haven't gained a thing and in fact lost weight in the beginning because I could barely eat anything and was throwing up all the time. I'm suspecting I may not gain as much weight this time around because I already had it to begin with.

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Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Quoting Justine:

Its perfectly fine. I gained a total of 10 lbs with my first which was a boy and my second which was a girl I gained 20lbs. Im now expecting my 3rd and I am 21 weeks and its a boy I have just started to gain weight. They say you gain less with boys and more with girls. As long as the baby is growing there is nothing wrong with weight.


I gained just over 4st with my little boy and with my second i'm losing weight, i find out if its a boy or girl next month but i have a feeling its a girl... 



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Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010

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Must be a second baby thing... I still had a little extra weight from my first born and am now almost 16 wks pregnant with my second (18 months later)
I have actually lost 10lb and i have been eating normally as i have had barely any nausea with this baby!!! I'm just thanking my lucky stars, i have been wanting to lose weight for ages and not its happening, who knows lol i might end up thinner than when i first fell pregnant ;-) Here's wishing, xxx

Melissa - posted on 12/20/2009

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with my first sienna i put on over 30kgs and she was 8 pound 12 and my second dakota i only put on 7kgs and she was 8 pound 4 i thought i would of put on more as well..

Justine - posted on 12/15/2009

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Its perfectly fine. I gained a total of 10 lbs with my first which was a boy and my second which was a girl I gained 20lbs. Im now expecting my 3rd and I am 21 weeks and its a boy I have just started to gain weight. They say you gain less with boys and more with girls. As long as the baby is growing there is nothing wrong with weight.

Christina - posted on 12/13/2009

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I'm @ 38 wks and I have gained half of what I gained with my son. Its unreal. I feel alot better than I did with him. Also, like Whitney above, I did have some of my 1st baby weight that I hadn't lost and was really sick in the beginning not gaining any weight until about 20 wks.

Micaela - posted on 12/06/2009

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Well, you have to think about it. Obviously you aren't just sitting around like you might have done the first time around and eating, you are busy taking care of Lily. You have to be somewhat active playing with her and you are constantly burning calories. I agree with Liz too, the weight doesn't matter, it is that you are staying healthy.

Liz - posted on 11/10/2009

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and I am still the same weight as I was when I concieved. I too had some extra weight when I got pregnant and I think that it all leveled out. I have also been watching what I eat because I have gestational diabetes. I know I am eating healthier now than I did before pregnancy which is keeping my weight level. As long as your baby is growing and healthy, then there is no need to worry about your weight. Just keep yourself and your baby healthy.

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