3rd Trimester

Feel like a whale.... weight gain

I just had an apt today and I have gained 35 pounds and Im only 33 weeks.  I feel so sad and huge.  My dr wasnt concerned but now I am so depressed.  

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  • Yep, Join the club, I totally feel ya.  I eat much better now than I did pre-preg, and I walk 1-2 miles every night since getting pregnant.  I also barely exercised pre-preg, and I still packed on the pounds. Oh well, Almost done!!!

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  • If it makes you feel any better I weighed much more than that when I was pregnant with DD.  At the end I was gaining double digits every 2 weeks, yikes.  I topped out somewhere around 55+ lbs.  I lost all of it and then some, but it did take concerted effort.  DD was born healthy and strong.  With this LO my weight gain has been very manageable, but she is not healthy or strong.  I would rather be heavy with a healthy kid then skinny with an unhealthy kid.
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  • Try not to let it get you down! As long as you & LO are doing well that's the important part. Not everyone gains weight "by the book" during pregnancy.

    At my 34 week appointment I had gained 35lbs (pretty much the same as you) and I was a bit overweight pre-pregnancy. My OB isn't concerned & LO seems to be doing just fine. I definitely feel like a whale too (plus everyone keeps telling me how HUGE I am... haha!

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  • I'm at 30 1/2 weeks and I'm up 34lbs. With DS I gained 91lbs due to pre-e and I was able to get rid of all but 4lbs. I'm quite happy with 34lbs even if I hit 45lbs its still only half of what I gained last time. Plus its the holidays and I'm just trying not to gain 20lbs in Dec, lol.
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  • Same here.  I vowed not to gain much this pregnancy - it didn't work.  At all.
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  • I felt that way too and was happy to see at my appt monday i hadnt gained anymore.
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  • I've become a firm believer that your body will gain what its going to gain assuming you don't spend your days eating boxes of cookies and pounds of cake. BFF gained 50+ with LO1 and said she thought it had a lot to do with diet because she often gave into cravings and used the idea that she was pregnant and could eat what she wants. With LO2 she ate a lot more healthy and exercised and she still gained almost 50.

    FTM here so I don't have any experience but I'm 37 weeks and up about 30. It's kind of a hard pill to take but at this point I'm not even going to worry about it. 

  • Right there with ya! I have been super active this entire pregnancy, more so than I was when preggo with DD, yet still pack on BIG pounds, 50 to be exact. When I run after my 2 year old I feel like a rhino with all the momentum. LOL. Dont be sad momma, you will lose the weight after the baby comes. 
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  • Do NOT beat yourself up over it.  I gained 40 lbs with DS and was exercising like a crazy person - running 3-4 miles a day until I was 36 weeks pregnant and in the gym until the day I went into labor.  This pregnancy I have been a couch potato due to major BH with any sort of activity and am gaining the exact same (or maybe a tiny bit less - Im up 29.5 lbs at 32 weeks).  So I am proof that your body is going to do what its going to do no matter what you try to do to prevent it. 
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  • I know what you mean...I have gained 35.5 at my 33 week appt. I gained 5.5 lbs of that in two weeks :( Oh and the fact that my maternity pants I bought are getting uncomfortable is really bothering me too, but i figure in about 7 weeks I will worry about loosing it.

  • I am currently holding at 37lbs gain and I am 33 weeks. I have stayed the same over the last month so hopefully I can continue for a few more weeks. I don't want to move up to 50lbs but it looks like it might be on my horizon. Sad

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  • Chin up! Try to eat as healthy as you can and then you know you did the best you could. With DD #1 I gained 40 pounds by week 34.....

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