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Andrea
09-21-2007, 03:39 PM
So, here I am at about 22 weeks in my pregnancy and had a doctors appointment and I''ve now gained a whopping 34 pounds, which isn't so bad when you're as tall as I am. However, I still have 16+ weeks to go! :sad44: I'm putting the estimate around 55 total! It's just so hard to lose it! Anyone else carrying around some baby weight still?

mosser77
09-21-2007, 04:05 PM
Girl. I don't even want to go there.

ABitDaffy
09-21-2007, 04:14 PM
I'm with Erin. I kept about 20 pounds after Gracie and then finally decided, what the heck I was just going to gain it again when I got pregnant again (okay, I realize that wasn't my smartest thinking day when I came up with that idea), so I just stopped trying to lose that. Then, along came Abbie and she's a year old and I still have those 20 pounds (plus 4) and I can't use the same argument again, because I'm pretty sure that we're done having babies :( ....so I guess it's time to get on the ball....

mosser77
09-21-2007, 04:38 PM
Today I signed up for the "Walk On, Rock On Challenge" at ivillage.com. It's a 6 week challenge that starts October 1st. Maybe we can get a support group together if anybody else wants to do it :)

http://diet.ivillage.com/workouts/wwalk/0,,bz5j0gbl,00.html

emst
09-21-2007, 05:04 PM
I'm a grandmother does that mean that I can say I have extra baby weight on? :) Really though the older you get the harder it is to lose it, I weighed only 92 pounds when I got married, a whopping 119 when I was pregnant, full term, went home from the hospital weighing ten pounds less than when I got pregnant, now I look at food and gain it. I'm going back to the fitness center this week, had my membership on hold for the summer, definitely have to do more crunches.

amysum1
09-21-2007, 05:38 PM
Oh I feel your pain! Sophie will be 5 months Oct. 11th. I gained 56 pounds (weighed 125 to start, ended at 176) and I lost all but 5 lbs., but still can't fit into any of my old clothes because now I am so dang out of shape! I am still wearing maternity clothes, ugh. Anyone need a spare tire??? I have one! I need a complete overhaul by Dr.90210 at this point. Add to that the post partum hair loss I am STILL having and boy am I a site for sore eyes!

babyofmine
09-21-2007, 09:39 PM
I gained 30 pounds with my first, but it was only a net gain of 15 pounds, because I get hyperemesis (constant throwing up) when I'm PG. I lost all of it within 4 weeks, and was feeling great! Then when I went in to the doctor (on a military base) to get birth control, she suggested the depo shot. Great!
Then I gained 30 pounds over the next month, and could NOT figure out why. The next base didn't have the shot in stock, so I went back to a low-estrogen pill. Fast-forward to after having my 2nd child, and I talk to my new doctor (not military this time) and ask about the depo shot (I still am NOT back to pre-baby #1 weight) and she tells me that it causes most women to gain weight. DING DING DING DING Holy crap! Why didn't my first doctor tell me that?? grrr!! It's been 4 years since that depo shot, and I have not been able to lose the weight. I just gotta face it, I'm never going to thin again. :laugh:

Andrea
09-21-2007, 09:52 PM
The interesting thing is that...with my other babies, I delivered 6-7 pound babies plus whatever else you lose in delivery and I weighed the same before the deliveries as after! How does that work? Isn't baby plus all that other stuff at least worth 10 pounds? :laugh:

twirlyjoy
09-22-2007, 01:27 AM
I am still carrying baby weight around, and my 'baby' is now 7!!! Only joking - I lost my baby weight and was really pleased with my weight - back to what I weighed before having any of my girls. BUT, then almost 2 years ago, I quit smoking, and it piled back on! Am going to the gym regularly and am losing it slowly but surely! Have another weigh-in and measure next week, so will see how I'm doing then!

amysum1
09-22-2007, 04:28 AM
Sophie weighed 7 11 and after I gave birth I weighed more than I did before! I was so swollen and figured out it was from the epi and all the fluids. I sweat like a pig for a week afterwards and got rid of all that fluid. The ironic part is they thought Sophie was going to be huge so they induced me exactly one week early, and she was just normal sized.

You are a pro at this point Andrea! Enjoy your 2nd trimester while you can! Sometimes I think I want another but I'm 35 now and have a 15 year old daughter, a 5 year old step daughter and the baby and not enough bedrooms!!! Plus pregnancy did not suit me, I was sick the entire time.

mosser77
09-22-2007, 04:36 AM
Sophie weighed 7 11 and after I gave birth I weighed more than I did before! I was so swollen and figured out it was from the epi and all the fluids. I sweat like a pig for a week afterwards and got rid of all that fluid. The ironic part is they thought Sophie was going to be huge so they induced me exactly one week early, and she was just normal sized.


Same here! My last ultrasound showed Caden at 9lbs 3oz, so they induced a week early, and he was 7-11 too!!

bdjeepers
09-22-2007, 07:40 AM
There are so many places for extra weight to come from! For instance, did you know that your blood volume increases by 45 - 50% during pregnancy?

anitastreet
09-22-2007, 08:27 AM
umm, I still have the weight I gained waiting to ADOPT Katie, our oldest :) When we started we were told it would be about 6 months...it took a year..so that last 6 months I ate....stressed out to the max!

I have a hard time losing weight..it's hormones! I'm going to have an early menopause..perimenopausal for YEARS....ugh! I should have listened to my Mom :) the older you get the harder it is to lose weight...

and it doesn't help that I have kid food in the house..mac and cheese, crackers, cheese sticks, etc....I find myself getting crazy cravings...and before kids I just didn't buy snacks....the kids eat very healthy(lots of veggies, whole graines, etc.. but they still need a treat ... and it's not fair to penalize them because I can't control myself :)

Andrea, congratulations on the pending birth of a new little one! I so love being a MOM!