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July 9th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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I too gained 50 with my two previous pregnancies (twins and a singleton). This pregnancy since I was late on the "knowing" I was pregnant bus I am only up 5 and I will have to work hard to help baby gain the right kind of weight. There's not much you can do to slow it down if you are eating right because your body will do as it cares to. It's so frustrating. I've struggled with body image and eating most of my life. Nothing severe but after Gemma was born I was using breast feeding to lose all if my weight. It worked but totally not the right way to do it. I even pumped in between feelings to up caloric burn and output. I think you ate doing very well for your gain! And very normal but I also understand how you feel.
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July 9th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by soul_donut View Post
Baby: 7.5 pounds
Placenta: 1.5 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
Uterine enlargement: 2 pounds
Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
Maternal blood volume: 4 pounds
Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds
Maternal fat stores: 7 pounds

ugh you guys are not fat. i'm plus size, always have been, so i know
besides you have a whole other person inside of you. where is all that weight from the baby and the placenta, etc supposed to go? don't be so hard on yourselves. we all have different body types, as do our babies, and will gain and lose weight differently.

i don't remember what i gained last time. this time i haven't gained anything. but with the diabetes i've definitely learned to watch what i eat. my appetite isn't huge but when i'm hungry i do eat. i watch the portion size though. i make sure i eat several small meals throughout the whole day.
when i'm out, like fast food, i'll eat 1/2 or 3/4 of the sandwich and 1/4 or 1/2 of the fries, lots and lots of water, fruits and veggies everyday, and 1 or 2 cookies rather than 5 or 6 is good. eat slowly. and if i'm hungry again later i'll eat again.

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and my pretty valentina (16 weeks early)

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July 9th, 2013, 09:06 PM
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my weight gain is the highest with this pregnancy than it was with previous ones and it honestly freaks me out a lot... but that being said I've gained between 10 and 15lbs, depending on the time of day and how much fiber I've eaten..lol

Fresh fruit has been one of my favorite things to eat too, so I don't know if that will be helpful, but it is handy and doesn't contain a lot of 'extra' ingredients.

I was kinda upset about my weight at my appointment yesterday and my midwife I could tell was mulling it over because it was a significant amount since my appointment last month, but then what did she say? "your blood volume is increasing this week." like "oh psh.. don't worry your going to gain a bunch but it will slow down again." So if you are around 24-26 weeks you can expect a significant weight gain, but being mindful of portion sizes and what you put into your body can help you not gain too much too fast... excusing this week since you probably finally got enough blood in your system to attempt that walk without fainting.
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July 10th, 2013, 12:50 AM
Lotsakids's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Ages ago I weighed myself and was already up 11lb. Since then I just dont want to know.
Its too stressful, and if I weigh regularily I will end up depressed.
Just going tk worry about it afterwards

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July 10th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Try to not stress on the weight. Seriously, unless you are gaining an obscene amount, don't stress.

You will have the next 18 years while raising your little one to get the weight off. While you are pregnant is not the time to worry about it if you are on a normal range with it as you are.

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