(Closed) The dreaded weight gain

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Girl, I saw your picture the other day from the beach. You look amazing. πŸ™‚  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@totheislnds: I’m in the same boat. I’m 25 weeks and I have gained 19 lbs. I didn’t gain much in the first tri- maybe 3 lbs, but in like a month I gained 9lbs, and then at my next appointment 7lbs. My doctor said my body was “catching up” with the weight gain since I didn’t gain much in the beginning. I also didn’t have morning sickness or nausea, so I have had a pretty healthy appetite since day 1. I’m not really concerned at this point. I still think I won’t gain more than 35 lbs which is the maximum amount of weight recommended for someone who was a healthy weight before pregnancy to gain.

ETA: It’s all belly, boobs and butt for my weight gain. Mostly belly!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@totheislnds:  I was hard on myself at first and then I got to thinking “If I’m eating healthy & baby is healthy, then what can I really do about it?” Also, some of the weight could be water weight because your body is retaining extra water. I don’t know about you but before pregnancy, I never drank this much water. Now I’m drinking almost 3 liters a day. That’s a lot of water so there is a definite possibility that some is water weight.

Even if I do gain over 35 lbs, I think I’ll still be ok. It’s the one time in my life I’m not constantly obsessing over my weight gain and I am usually weight obsessed! I am trying to eat healthy, but I will indulge every now and then. Plus I’ve got a major sweet tooth πŸ™‚ I’ve seen your pictures on the bump board. You are all belly & such a cute mama to be! It doesn’t look like you’ve gained 24 lbs at all!

By the way, have you seen the post partum pictures on the bump board? Most of them are back to flat bellies like 10-12 days post partum. My outlook is “Hey, don’t sweat the small stuff” πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@totheislnds:  I’m 28 weeks and up 25 lbs… it’s sort of freaking me out, but I’m trying my best not to let it upset me. I actually gained the most during the first 4 months when I was really sick, since I was eating all the time to try to help with the nausea and was eating a lot of carbs. I was up 19 lbs around the 20 week mark, so that means I’ve gained 6 in the last 9 weeks. I’m hoping my rate of gain stays about the same so that I can stay under a 35 lb gain. I guess we’ll see!

It sounds to me like you are doing fine! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@totheislnds:  Nah, I worry about my weight gain AND my little one… you’re not alone in that! I do think my rate of gain has slowed. I’ve been +25 for the last 3-4 weeks.

My husband thinks I’m crazy for worrying/getting upset. There have been times when I’ve been super hormonal and will start crying about my weight (though it often starts w/ me upset about something else)… my husband keeps saying, “You’re supposed to be getting bigger – there’s a baby in there!” I whine, “But the baby only weighs 2 lbs!!!” and he just shakes his head and (kindly) says that only my belly and boobs are getting bigger. I KNOW that isn’t true, but I’m trying hard to tell myself that it will be okay. I actually work as a therapist at a weight management center (for people trying to lose 30-200 lbs), so I feel some added pressure to get back to my pre-baby weight. I guess the good thing is that I have a lot of resources/knowledge about how to do that!

My sister gained 35 lbs during her pregnancy and did get back down to her pre-pregnancy weight in just a month, by doing nothing more than breastfeeding. I am really hoping our shared genes produce the same result for me!!! I’m 4 years older though, so I don’t know!

Most likely, we will both be fine!!!!

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