(Closed) Eep! Five pounds in a week? Holy baby!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Get rid of the scale! I was weighing myself everyday and driving myself crazy.

I was reading all the books about how much I should be gaining and trying to compare myself. I am only 12w 4d and have gained 8 pounds. My boobs have gone up 2 sizes and I have a noticeable bump. I have no gained weight anyplace else and my doctor is very pleased with my progress and is not at all worried about my weight. I started to think of what I was eating too and came to the conclusion that weight gain or no weight gain I do not have bad eating habits and am eating what I need and the baby needs.

Post # 4
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not pregnant and have never been, but can’t some of the weight gain be attributed to retention of water?  Just a thought.

Post # 5
1330 posts
Bumble bee

Five pounds in a week could be ANYTHING-water retention, constipation, a few big meals….gaining 26 pounds in 21 weeks is a bit on the high scale but if your hormones are anything like mine, I can definitely relate to that frustration of stepping on the scale and seeing it jump like that! I gained 80 lbs with both my boys and 40 lbs with my daughter.

The weight allll came off. BUT, I would sit there in the docs office crying, swearing to jeebus  I  wasn’t eating crazy…it seemed everything I put in my mouth just went to my hips and I wasn’t burning any calories, which is crazy…but it felt like that! I had edema, and turns out a lot of the weight (15 lbs or so) was WATER!!!

When I gave birth to my son, I lost 30 lbs in one week. If 8 was the baby, 1 the placenta, and a few here and there for everything else, the rest was fluid retention.

Just eat healthy, walk a lot and don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚ Even if you end up gaining 50 lbs it will come off and most likely, this is just a normal fluctuation ๐Ÿ™‚



Post # 7
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about the weight gain one bit. Last week, I had my 21 week appointment and lost weight. It’s been up and down since getting pregnant. Mr. Jellybaby is growing on schedule, so I’m not too concerned. Someone else on another board only gained 5 lbs her entire pregnancy and still had a healthy baby girl. Right now for me, I feel like I eat and eat and still don’t gain which has never happened to me ever until now. I’m supposed to gain a lot of weight in the next 4 weeks from 22 weeks to 28 weeks. I’ll be curious to see if that happens. Getting weighed at the doctor is such a surprise each time since it goes up and down lately.

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