(Closed) week 8 and I’ve only gained 1 pound

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am pretty sure I’ve stayed pretty steady. I eat smaller portions, but end up with an extra snack or two some days. I’ve been sick on an off, usually around lunch or dinner. I’m 9 weeks along.

I’m hoping to avoid having to deal with weight and have my dr just track it and tell me if I’m on target or not. I haven’t always had teh best relationships with my weight, dieting and eating, and I want to avoid thinking about calories and pounds all the time when I should be enjoying this time growing my little one in the healthiest way possible.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have heard that the first tri it is okay to not gain weight (or even loose weight)…the average is around 4lbs but it can be more OR less. I would talk to your Dr. but I’m sure you are okay. Have you been having morning sickness? 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@chicagowife 

good luck with lunch! try some dry toast or crackers with peanut butter 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I lost quite a bit of weight(10lbs) in the first 14 weeks or so with both of my girls (I am average weight 140lbs), but I was so sick and my metabolism sped up it seemed like I couldn’t eat enough. i ate all the time and my doctor wasnt concerned. I gained 30lbs with my first and 19lbs with my second.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My aunt lost 23 pounds DURING her pregnancy. I think this is very rare, but she was pretty heavy to begin with and when she started eating healthier for the baby and stopped drinking alcohol she just lost a lot of weight. The baby (my lil cousin) came out quite plump at 10 pounds!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wouldn’t be too concerned, you’re eating which is the important thing! And you only need about 300 calories or so more a day at this point. Weight gain differs so much from woman to woman that looking at any norm or chart just makes us worry!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I tried to keep up with the “average” amount of weight I was “supposed” to gain and it ended up biting me in the butt big time.  I think as long as you are eating healthy and drinking enough water, you shouldn’t worry about it.  Everyone’s body gains differently and at different times.  I gained everything in the last trimester.  But my SIL gained a lot in her second.  So don’t worry about what is normal for everyone, just worry about what is normal for you.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Im at 19 weeks and havent gained any weight yet. I’m of normal BMI and I feel like I’m eating like a horse but still nothing. I had my doctors appointment this morning and they said that it is normal and my baby is of perfect size.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, I wouldn’t even be concerned about it! You’re only in week 8. You have plenty of time to gain that weight for the baby! 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I lost a little weight in the first tri, starting around 6 weeks or so….I ended up gaining over my recommended weight gain, and I think most ppl catch up!  I was SUPER hungry the last month of my pregnancy but had MS weeks 6-21.  Baby boy ended up being a hefty 8-8 but neither of us ever had blood sugar issue…just hoss.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’re fine. I lost 15 my first trimester and gained it back in my second.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think I lost the better part of 10 lbs in my first trimester.  I didn’t get back to my regular weight until after 20 weeks.  Your body knows what to do and as long as you are eating healthily you’ll be fine.

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