Weight Gain

Cassie - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how everyone else was doing with weight gain so far? This is my second pregnancy. With my first daughter, I gained 40 lbs throughout the pregnancy and viewed the pregnancy as a reason to eat for two. This pregnancy, I've really tried to focus on healthy eating and lots of exercise (not to mention chasing around my 18 month old daughter).

I go to the doctor on Wed. for my 28 week appt so I haven't been on a scale for about a month but at my 24 week check-up, I had gained a total of 17 lbs since I found out I was pregnant. I can't deny that I was just a bit disappointed as I had really only wanted to gain a total of about 25 this pregnancy which no longer seems likely.....

Anyways, how are you ladies doing??? (if you don't mind sharing)

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Amy - posted on 07/04/2010

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Update: I've gained a total of 20lbs @ 37 Weeks... July 14th is our induction day!!! Can't wait to meet our baby boy!!! :)

Pamela - posted on 07/03/2010

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I'm 35 weeks (and 2 days!) and had lost 15 lbs and have gained back 8. with my first pregnancy I lost 30 lbs (but had gained 50 six months before getting pregnant, due to stress eating) so the dr's were satisfied. hoping to brake even this time, or at least close to it!

Emily - posted on 07/02/2010

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I'm at 36 weeks and I have gained 21 lbs. so far. With my first I think I gained around 20-25 lbs. total.

Liz - posted on 05/27/2010

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I'm 34 weeks and I've gained 13 lbs so far. I've been trying to gain more, but I've been sick a lot of this pregnancy. My Dr. is not concerned, so I guess I'm not either. But, I am taking it as eat all I want right now!!!!

Evelyn - posted on 05/27/2010

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Well, this is a week old, but at 30 weeks I had gained 17.5 pounds. With my last pregnancy, I seemed to gain the most in the last 2 months, so we'll see!

Jessica - posted on 05/27/2010

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I am 32 weeks along and I've gained 20 lbs so far. Its more than i had wanted, but nowhere near what I gained for my first...

Jennifer - posted on 05/27/2010

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I'm 31 weeks now and as of my wic appt earlier this week i've gained 20 lbs. this is my first but i guess thats not too bad...my doctor seems very pleased with how much i've gained and im pretty much all belly so im hoping it wont be hard to lose it once my little man arrives

Cassie - posted on 05/24/2010

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I'm 32 weeks now and I've gained 23 lbs. I've actually only gained one pound in the last 6 weeks but the doctors expected that because I've been suffering from kidney stones in both kidneys and having a hard time with foods. I'm really happy with 23 lbs at 8 months though. It's much better than 35 that I had gained by 8 months with my daughter. :)

Rebecca - posted on 05/24/2010

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The first time I was really active and had tons of energy in my second and third trimesters, and I gained about 35 pounds for the whole of the pregnancy. This time I have gained 55 pounds and I'm only 30 weeks! (OMG!) I had lost all the baby weight (there's 5 years between my son and this one) and I weighed about 135 lbs. before getting pregnant. I've been trying to eat well, though I admit that it's hard to ignore my sweet tooth, and I have just been so tired that I sleep a ton. The funny thing is that my butt and thighs really haven't gotten too much bigger, but my belly is huge. And my boobs have grown a few cup sizes as well. I suppose I'll be working extra hard once I'm able to work out, and I plan to breastfeed, so I hope that will help me get back down to my previous shape. I wish you good luck!

Heather - posted on 05/23/2010

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I gained 40 with my daughter, and so far I am at 18, I'm hopeing that a more active work environment and healthy eating will keep me down to 30, cause I still have leftover weight from my first preggs.

Ramona - posted on 05/23/2010

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At 32 1/2 weeks Ive gained 40. WOW. Nobody (doctors, nurses) seems to find that abnormal though so...

Ramona - posted on 05/12/2010

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I've gained 30 (last time I checked) and I'm 31 weeks...the docs don't seem worried although I feel like that's a little high!

Amy - posted on 05/06/2010

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I'm considered within the heathly/average range according to my BMI and I had lost 12lbs from my prenatal vist which was Dec 8th to my last OB/GYN apt April 14th. At that apt I have gained 3 lbs and Jaxton our baby boy weighed 2lbs 8oz. so it's safe to say that I am definately all baby!!! So all together I have lost 9 lbs and gained nothing so far. Jaxton is healthly as can be. You have to understand that everyone is different and has different body types and carries their babies different. My mother only gained 5lbs with my brother and 12lbs with me throughout the whole pregnancy. We were both healthy babies. Genetics is a key element. Same with stretch marks, if your mom didn't get them chances are you wont either.

P.s. I'm currently 29 Weeks!!! 11 Weeks to go!!!

Sarah - posted on 05/04/2010

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I'm at 20 lbs as of last week (week 28) and fine w/ that! I put on 45 w/ my daughter (currently 13 mos) and was able to lose it all by the time I found out that baby 2 was on the way! I'm doing more walking this time around, and eating far less pizza!! But at least I know that what went on, can (and will!) come off! Last time, i wasn't so sure!!

Maryam - posted on 05/03/2010

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Im 28 weeks and have gained about 20lb if i stick with what my scales say, more if i go by the clinics! Im not sure if thats great but im trying my best not to worry as i will breast feed so hopefully that will help after. I think its about the same as when i had my daughter nearly 11 years ago, but i was a size bigger to start with then.

Lauren - posted on 04/24/2010

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I just went to the doctor and I have gained about 17lbs since I got pregnant. I am 28 weeks!

Mary - posted on 04/23/2010

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I gained 23lbs with my son (2/2005), and so far 10 lbs, at 27 weeks. I was told by my Dr., to try and keep it under 20, so I think I am doing pretty good so far!

Heather - posted on 04/23/2010

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I gained 19 lbs with my first(1995), 21 with my second (1/2009) and so far I've gained 13 lbs at 28 weeks, I hope that my total gain is between 20-25. I'm concerned because the last 2 visits i've had major jumps 7 lbs and 4lbs, hope that slows down! Dr isn't concerned but I am!

Cassie - posted on 04/21/2010

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Well... went back to the dr today. I've gained another 5 lbs this month bringing my grand total up to 22. My dr was happy with the weight gain though and baby Emma is growing and developing well so I guess that's all that matters.

At least with my first daughter, while I did gain 40 lbs, I had lost all of it within the first 3 or 4 months. Let's hope that holds true this time around too!

La - posted on 04/21/2010

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I gained a total of 17lbs with my first pregnancy and lost 37lbs after she was born. With this second pregnancy I have gained 25lbs in 30 weeks so far. I will most likely be the same weight when I deliver now as I was with my first. I'm expecting to gain another 10lbs or a pound a week.

Ramona - posted on 04/21/2010

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I've already gained, like, 25! at least! But i'm only gainin belly weight! I don't get it!

Michele - posted on 04/20/2010

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I had my 28 week appointment yesterday, I have gained 13 pounds thus far. This is a drastic contrast to my first pregnancy in which I had gained much more by this time, for a grand total of almost 80 pounds by the birth. Most everything has been different this time including my attitude towards what and how much I should eat.

Alicia - posted on 04/20/2010

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well this is my first and i actually have not gained any weight...at my last appt which was the beginning of this mth they told me that i had actually lost another lb...crazy because i have ate more now then in the first half cause i couldnt stand the smell of anything...but as long as my doctor isnt concerned about it i wont b either...so as long as the baby and my own weight even out for the rest of this pregnancy ill b happy...

Erica - posted on 04/20/2010

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This is my fourth pregnancy and while I started at a healthy weight: 132, I'm already up 45 lbs (I'm due 7/18!) I am a mess... well to be honest, its all baby and butt, I'm eating healthy but not nearly as active as I should be.

Anna - posted on 04/19/2010

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So far I have gained about 15 but I am also only supposed to gain 15 as I still have extra weight. With my daughter (born Nov 2008) I had gained close to 80 lbs so I am so far not on the same path but I had also hoped to not gain much weight until more towards the end of the pregnancy. I'll be 27 weeks on thursday. My doctors are happy about my gain and haven't complained so its just me not happy about it.

Krista - posted on 04/19/2010

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Well, at my last appointment, I had gained about 22 lbs. I'm trying to slow down on my cravings because I gained a whopping 75 lbs with my son. I do NOT want to do that again. I have an appointment on the 28th so we'll see how that goes.

Lauren - posted on 04/18/2010

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I am not sure exactly! Probably the same week I got pregnant I had hurt my foot and was decommissioned for a couple weeks so I gained a few extra lbs.....so I felt like I gained a lot really quick, but I also started out higher than my normal weight because I messed up my foot and didn't work out at all for a month. I would say I have gained probably around 15 lbs it is pretty much all baby though because I still have skinny arms and skinny legs and you can't tell I am pregnant from behind......I feel as if I lost some though I have an appt on Thursday to find out where I am at!

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