Post # 1
Good Morning ladies,
Bit of background first. I had a MC last March, a year ago to be precise and we have been trying ever since. We got engaged at Xmas and since then my head has been full of weddings! The last few months we have not really been trying properly. I think we only had sex once around ovulation this month. Well I am 6 days late today and didnt even notice till this morning. Dug out an old test and low and behold its a BFP!!! Am so happy
The wedding is set for the 16th March 2013 so we are planning on still getting married then. If all goes well then the baby will be due in Nov’12 which gives me 3/4 months to get ship shaped in time for the wedding. I exercise regulary so hopefully plan to keep this up. I ordered my dress on Monday in a UK size 8 and have just changed it to aUK size 12 this morning to be on the safe side. I know friends with babys that it can be hard to lose baby weight. Can dresses be altered smaller if need be and if so by how much?
What do you ladies think? Shall I propose the wedding or keep it as it is?
Post # 3
I think you should have plenty of time. Dresses can normally be let in at least one size, but I think it depends on the dress style. I’d talk to a local seamstress to be safe.
Congrats on your baby and your wedding!
Post # 4
Congrats! I think you’ll be fine. My grandmothers wore the same jeans she wore pre-pregnancy home from the hospital. If you continue to work out and don’t start eating for two until you actually need to, you’ll be fine.
Post # 5
oh yes you’ll definitely be fine! you’ll have a hard time at Christmas though surrounded by puddings! Hahahaha.
i know people who lost weight when they first found out they were pregnant because they ate better, stopped drinking etc.
yoga, exercise bikes and other bits of light exercise will help lots during your pregnancy.
a girl at my Military Fitness class is doing that and she had a C section 2 months ago – hardcore!
Post # 6
breast feeding melts the pounds off. So after you have the little one breastfeed, and exercsie and you should be good. My coworker had a baby and a month and a half later fit into her highschool cheerleader outfit for halloween (she’s well out of highschool)
Post # 7
Congratulations!! It sounds like you made a good choice with the dress size. It’s definitely easier to take a dress in than let it out. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
You should be fine! Good call on the dress size change though; not so much because of potential weight gain, but because your body will change shape in general and your post-pg body will have different measurements (even if you are the same weight). Breasts change shape/size (especially if you breastfeed and are still BFing in March), hips spread, etc. Congratulations on the baby and your upcoming wedding!
Post # 9
Congratulations! I think you are fine with that wedding date, it’ll be hectic with a newborn and finishing up your wedding plans, but I’m sure you will manage. I agree with Zippylef, talk to a seamstress about how much they can alter your dress and what size would be best to order.
Post # 10
You made the right size changes and I think you’ll be fine. Alterations can often be done a couple of sizes down or even more depending on the style of dress etc. Talk to a seamstress, but I really think you have a good timeline in place.
Post # 11
Congrats! You should be fine getting the dress altered down some if need be. Glad you don’t have to change you wedding date to welcome the new member of your family.
Post # 12
I will be doing the same thing- I have a wedding date set and will be going in for IVF early May. It gives me 3 months at most to drop the weight, but we can do it! 🙂
Post # 13
I agree with others that you should be fine! Everyone’s bodies deal with pregnancy differently, but here are some things that will help:
* Eat healthy, and remember- pregnancy is not an excuse for extra cookies/cupcakes/calories in general. Ask your doctor about how many extra calories you should be consuming, and stick to that. Now is not the time to let yourself eat whatever you want- every friend I have that followed that philosophy gained a ton of weight. And look at Jessica Simpson! She is the poster girl for what NOT to do while pregnant, unless you want to gain 80 pounds!
* EXERCISE! Light exercise, including cardio, is perfectly fine during pregnancy. My dr. told me that during cardio, I shouldn’t push it past the point where I could still carry on a normal conversation. I’ve heard yoga is great, and light weights as well.
*Breastfeeding is always good for losing your baby weight.
*Keep in mind that you WILL have to work at it. Once baby comes, try to carve out some time to work out, even if it’s just 15 minutes here and there with a DVD at home while baby is napping. Some lose their weight without even thinking about it, but most have to work at it a little.
And congratulations! So many exciting things happening all at once for you! 🙂 Enjoy!