DD: Aug '16
10/2017: Twins confirmed with TTTS at 22 weeks. 10/10/17 Twin B passed after in utero placenta surgery11/2/17 Twin A & B born 11/26/17: Twin A passed after 24 days fighting in the NICUBenched 6 months BFP: 6/28/18 MC:7/16/18 BOBFP: 10/2/18 EDD 6/15/18
Goodness.... I'm only up 4 pounds at 24 weeks. Maybe it's because I still go to the gym 5 times a week? I still haven't gotten big enough to change pant sizes but baby girl is measuring 3 weeks large
I am plus sized, wear a size 18/20. With my first pregnancy I was expecting to gain a lot, because I just assumed that was part of the deal. But 1 week after giving birth I was back to my original start weight. For this time around, I'm not weighing my self at home, but as of my appointment at 22 weeks I had gained nothing. So I'm thinking I'll end up a lot like last time, ending about where I started.
You really can't compare because everyone is different. Before pregnancy I would do the elliptical for 30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week. But I've totally stopped. The first Trimester I was just too sick, and now I'm struggling with ligament pain. I live in Orlando, so lots of walking theme parks on the weekends is my main exercise. Just trying to keep moving!
Ugh - I have been scrolling past this thread since it started and now I feel fat!! I've gained 21 lbs and I'm 26 weeks. The problemo is my dr did say something, he said I need to exercise more vigorously. He likes his patients (that started in normal bmi range prior to pregnancy) to gain approx 25/30 lbs and he's concerned since third tri is when people tend to gain the most. I was a psycho gym rat before getting pg and now just walk and lift super light weights, plus yoga, so my intake is just about the same but, my output is way less so science says I'm a chunky monkey. I have my next appointment next Thursday so I'm reallllly trying to stay on track.
@skichic626 I think a lot of it depends on build. My healthy weight is in the 150's. I also ski, do yoga, and tend to have a bigger bone structure. I'm of native American ancestry, and heavy dense build absolutely runs in my family because of it. I get down in the 140's and people ask if I am sick, and start offering to feed me. I usually wear a size 6/8 at 5'5 and in the 150's. I've had friends twenty pounds lighter than me wearing a size 10, think for SURE I was lighter than them... Comparing yourself to anyone can be pretty useless.. especially relying on honesty in self disclosure on an anonymous internet forum
It's amazing how different our bodies can be, person to person - and how weight alone is not really an indicator of ...much. And how much it can vary from one woman to another!
I actually haven't gained any. I'm 23 weeks now. I lost 10 in the first three months and haven't put any on since then. Probably for the best. My doctor doesn't care and doesn't even monitor my weight. He says if he sees a drastic gain he might then worry but not gaining any is fine. He said that woman have gone through famines and still given birth to healthy babies...