(Closed) End of first trimester – how much have you gained, how do you feel about it?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

At the end of the first trimester I was down somewhere between 12-15lbs. All I had been able to eat was peanut butter sandwiches and oatmeal, and those came up as often as not. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

At the end of my first trimester, I was down 5 lbs. In the 5 weeks since then, I’ve only gained back 1.5. I am trying so hard to eat and gaining weight has never been a problem for me. It’s really aggravating and stressful.

ETA: as for body image, the last thing on my mind is what my body looks like. Well, I mean, I’ll be happy when I’m clearly pregnant and don’t just look disturbingly full all the time, but I’m way more focused on the quality of the food I eat and how the baby is doing than I am on my body. I have in general, however, a very health relationship with my body image. I’d love to lose some weight (when not pregnant), sure, but I’m pretty obsessed with myself.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrsSonthebeach:  Try not to stress about it. I really stressed about about how little weight I gained. My midwife drilled into my head that the baby is still getting all of the nutrients it needs from you (especially if you’re taking prenatals), and if you’re not able to eat a lot (I’m still barely able to eat) to make sure to eat protein-heavy foods when you can. And really, I know it’s hard, but try not to stress. I’m due in 10 days and have put on a whopping net 4 lbs total, but McBebe is still measuring perfectly. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrs Sarah McK:  Ha, my OB wants me eating 65-100 grams of protein a day. When I had a personal trainer, he wasn’t that demanding. I am trying! I am a vegetarian, and I’ve even given in to eating chicken sometimes, but the thought of any other meat really makes me want to vomit. Nut butters are usually unappetizing, but I am eating lots of Greek yogurt and cheese and I’m drinking the dreaded milk. I hate milk, but I can get it down and keep it there, so I’m drinking it.

I’m not usually that stressed out, but there are definitely moments. Littlefoot is measuring ahead of my due date and we have anothr u/s in 9 days and getting confirmation once again that he/she is the right size will certainly calm me down. It’s good to know that you gained so little and the baby was healthy.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrsSonthebeach:  Yeah…I couldn’t touch dairy in the first trimester, but once it stopped making me vomit it got added in as a protein source. Greek Yogurt, peanut butter sandwiches, and almonds, lol. And beans, I ate a lot of beans, lentils especially.

You do what you can do. My midwife didn’t get concerned about my weight until my 37 week appointment, because I’d apparently lost 5 lbs since my 35 week (I’m still skeptical), and she just told me at this point to indulge as much as I want, but the baby is still measuring exactly on at 38 weeks. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrs Sarah McK:  I miss beans. I used to eat so many. Sometimes, I can get some black beans down if there’s about 0 spice or seasoning involved. Darling Husband cooked lintels and rice two days ago for himself and I had to leave the living room because of the smell. Since I’m well into my second trimester now, I’m hoping that magically one day all my favorite foods willbe appealing again!

OP, we totally are thread jacking. Sorry!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  Try the Ensure High Protein vanilla shakes. Make sure you get them super cold. Not super delicious, but they’re not bad. I’ve been drinking them daily after having major surgery and it’s been really helpful, it’s 25 g each bottle!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@funkymunky85:  Most women really don’t struggle to lose the weight if they breastfeed and only gained the recommended amount. If you gain 25 lbs, half of that will be the baby, the placenta, your uterus, and the amniotic fluid. Another few lbs is in your boobs and another 4 or so is extra blood volume. That leaves only like 7 or 8 lbs maybe of added body fat. You will burn like 500 calories a day by breastfeeding so if you are eating a normal diet, those pounds will come off. If you can’t breastfeed, 7 or 8 lbs is easy to exercise off in a two or three months.

Here’s some good and brief info about it: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/eatingfortwo.html

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i am 21 weeks and although i have gained 4 pounds, it looks like so much more than that. i dont feel ugly but i dont feel myself. i know i know 4 pounds is not alot but i have been anywhere from 135 to 115 before pregnancy. and i like myself better at 115. trying to stay heathy for the baby, but come december i want to be 120.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

At the end of my first trimester, I had gained 6lbs. Nothing looked different except the size of my belly (which I contribute to bloating), my boobs had gone up two cup sizes, and my butt was huge. I am now a few days shy of 20 weeks & I still think I look the same (except for the above changes) but with a bigger, rounder belly. I am handling the weight gain pretty well, if I must say so myself ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m in my 12th week currently, and it fluctuates but I’d say I’m about 3 full lbs. heavier than pre-pregnancy. I’ve gotten up to about 8 lbs heavier, but I attribute that to a crazy week fully of vacation food and constipation from said vacation food. I can tell that I’ve put on a few, and Darling Husband can tell b/c he’s been kind of obsessed with my belly & boobs lately.

I’m feeling pretty good so far. I was scared that I was going to gain 70 lbs because my friend’s little sister gained that during her pregnancy last year, but I have been eating like crazy and not gaining too much, so I don’t think I’ll gain that much by the end. Hoping to stay under 35 lbs.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

1st tri: none but I was sick the entire time. I lost 9 lbs and gained them back so I tapered off to an overall “zero”

2nd tri: 22lbs but I felt OK about it because it’s all belly

3rd tri: 1lbs so far and I think it’s because i’ve gained most of my weight already in the 2nd tri so I don’t expect much more. Anything after this is probably baby gaining weight…not necessarily me.

I’m 30w tomorrow. 

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