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At least twice this week I have stepped on the scale and been 2 lbs up from the day before. My eating hasn't gotten worse and I am not eating more so I really don't understand. Last week I went nearly all week without gaining any and since then I have gained 5-6 lbs. Anyone else have weird weight gain?

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I don't keep track of my weight gain at home, bc the scale I have here isn't accurate anyway. I gained 3 lbs in 3 weeks last visit, which was better than I have been, as I believe I was gaining 1 1/2 lbs a week before. Hopefully I'll maintain 1 lb a week and will only go so high as 35 lbs total. Maybe you have some major water retention going on? Are you swelling anywhere?

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I have been keeping track based on my weights at the doctors office and my increase was especially steep recently, too.

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According to my home scale I have gained 30lbs to date....I am mortified, but looking forward to getting to the weight loss. WW and I are best friends Smile

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I'm glad I'm not the only one to gain a bigger amount but sorry you guys have gained too. My goal was to gain no more than 35 lbs and I am hoping and praying that it slows down soon so I can stay right around there.

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It has to be water retention. Have you been eating things that are higher in sodium lately?

I just went through a big gain over the last 2 months as well. I think I've gained 8 pounds in about a month & a half Shok wth?

I have been saying that I will be happy as long as my weight gain does not go over the # of weeks I am. So currently I am 25wks & I have gained 23lbs. I will take that!

And our gain should slow down in the 3rd trimester.

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I don't go near the scale at my house (lol) because it would just scare me! What time are you weighing yourself? I've read many times that the best time to weigh yourself is first thing in the morning after you pee, as that's the most accurate and the numbers won't be swayed by what you've eaten/drank during the day... so that could be throwing your numbers off. Hope that helps!

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I don't even have a scale, so I've just been finding out once a month at the doctor's office! (last time was up 30, and have another appt next week... probably close to another 10!) So if it's weird, I would not know

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Krystal - I wake up, pee, get naked and weigh in that same exact order every day. I wish it was a case of weighing at different times of the day.

I need to put the scale in the attic until after the baby gets here!

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I need to put the scale in the attic until after the baby gets here!

Yes!! I wouldn't worry about it. You will gain what you need to and will melt it off afterward. Smile

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Yes!! I wouldn't worry about it. You will gain what you need to and will melt it off afterward. Smile

Oh how I wish. With DS I lost about 20-25 lbs right away and it took me over two years to lose the remaining 40.

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I don't think you will have that much to lose this time. You can do it! Smile

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I would say water retention too. How's your BP? I don't have a scale at home, so I just wait to see what I am at each appt.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

I would say water retention too. How's your BP? I don't have a scale at home, so I just wait to see what I am at each appt.

Hmmm...no idea about BP - have you heard me vent about coworkers and life in general lately elsewhere - lol - guess it could be high.

I noticed my ankles were swollen last night - maybe there is hope for water retention.

Thanks for the encouragement Jules!

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I have noticed some swelling in my hands and ankles as well. My socks left a small indention in my skin. I am trying to not freak out about weight but I know I've gained alot here lately. This month is kicking my booty.

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YAY for Canckles.... =/ lol. *blushing*

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I need to put the scale in the attic until after the baby gets here!

Very good idea!!

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ive been gaining steadily for the last month. I too lost 25 pounds in about 2 weeks after having DS 1... but the problem was i gained almost 35 pounds that pregnancy and i didn't lose that last 10lbs till all the morning sickness of THIS pregnancy.

I was really hoping to keep my gain at 25 pounds, that way it would all be gone REALLY fast. I'm up about 15 bs now I think. Im getting worried! I think I will be close to 35 again for this pregnancy. bleck.

I dont care so much about looking big... i just don't like that fat bloated feeling. If I was overweight but felt great and fit I think I could deal with that better than being medium sized but feeling like a whale.

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

I dont care so much about looking big... i just don't like that fat bloated feeling. If I was overweight but felt great and fit I think I could deal with that better than being medium sized but feeling like a whale.

This is me too. I'm fine with looking big and pg but its trying to lose it afterward that worries me.

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I don't really lose weight all that fast after birth. Sad I have found that nursing either makes women lose weight or hold on to it like they will never eat again. I am the latter. My body holds on to everything I have while I'm nursing. It's pretty frustrating, but through 2 pregnancies I have learned that it is just the way I am & there will be time to lose weight later.

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Lesley - I am that way too. I never lost a single ounce while nursing.

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That's so interesting! I thought everyone lost weight while nursing. I was the skinniest I have ever been while half way through nursing! When I stopped, I put some weight back on and that was harder to lose. What a bummer for you girls!

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I was going to guess swelling too Jenn. I had some swelling my first pregnancy around this time. Luckily I am doing good.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Krystal - I wake up, pee, get naked and weigh in that same exact order every day. I wish it was a case of weighing at different times of the day.

I need to put the scale in the attic until after the baby gets here!

I do the exact same thing. So far, I have only gained about 8 pounds but I've put them on in a relatively short amount of time. I'm hoping to only gain about 20-25 for the whole pregnancy, so I need to start watching what I eat, because I've been indulging a little too much lately.

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I am at 31-36 lbs that I have gained so far :eek:
The last two I lost the weight in 8 weeks not trying- hoping my metabolism is just as good lol getting a little scared of what the final weight gain will be. No swelling, good bp here but this baby is sure stretching me out. no wonder i have sore muscle in my lower abdomen and groin area.

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I still don't know...I've still managed not to weigh myself once Wink lol!

However, when we were getting life insurance sorted out last week, the nurse had to weigh me as part of the medical exam (ugh). I told her my starting weight, and then didn't look at the scale and asked her not to tell me. She said it was a perfectly healthy gain, so that is the only thing I will go with this whole pregnancy, haha!!

I think I have gained a lot recently too though. I have definitely popped out huge and my back is feeling it.

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I think at the third trimester junction I always have a growth spurt then it goes back to a normal gaining pace. I hadn't gained anything by 20 weeks but now I'm up 11 lbs. 7 ofwich was from 22-26 weeks and the last 4 were the last 4 weeks.

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My weight gain was really low up until a few weeks ago and suddenly it's increased quickly. I have also been non-stop hungry for the past weeks which I am sure is contributing. Maybe it's hormones too that make us gain faster toward the end, because baby has to gain all that weight now?

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"PAmom2boys" wrote:

I think at the third trimester junction I always have a growth spurt then it goes back to a normal gaining pace. I hadn't gained anything by 20 weeks but now I'm up 11 lbs. 7 ofwich was from 22-26 weeks and the last 4 were the last 4 weeks.

we sound like weight gain twins! I gained nothing till 20 weeks, now I'm up 13! 5 of which are from the last 2 weeks. I feel like I exploded lol.

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"lesleynka" wrote:

I have been saying that I will be happy as long as my weight gain does not go over the # of weeks I am. So currently I am 25wks & I have gained 23lbs. I will take that!

Scratch that! I hopped on the scale this morning. TWO more pounds!! That puts me at 25wks & 25lbs.....NOOOOOO!

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"lesleynka" wrote:

Scratch that! I hopped on the scale this morning. TWO more pounds!! That puts me at 25wks & 25lbs.....NOOOOOO!

I was wondering why you were off our weight gain schedule Wink

I actually put the scale up last night - I'm done weighing!

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I actually put the scale up last night - I'm done weighing!

Okay. I'll keep you posted on where we're at. lmao.

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I think I've gained about 18 (by my scale)...20 by my dr's. I'm sticking with mine. ha! I wouldn't worry...it's not like you should diet - at least that's what I tell myself. I try not to totally gorge out but sometimes it's hard not to. Food tastes so good and I have been a bottomless pit lately. My doc told me today that right now estrogen is surging to the brain and cravings and smells are stronger. I swear that's true b/c for the past 3 days I've been feeling like I'm PMSing. I have been so irritable and craving chocolate like crazy. :rolleyes:

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up 30 pounds at 30 weeks! Biggrin

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Way to go everybody!

So my heartburn really started to kick in this w/end. Now I am kind of scared to eat. I get the hb w/ anything, including water or sometimes when I don't even eat.

Not only does it make me scared to eat, but it also takes away my appetite. Who wants to eat while they are having hb?

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That sounds awful! Do tums or anything seem to help?

I don't have heartburn yet, although I'm starting to get leg and foot cramps.

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So my heartburn really started to kick in this w/end. Now I am kind of scared to eat. I get the hb w/ anything, including water or sometimes when I don't even eat.

Not only does it make me scared to eat, but it also takes away my appetite. Who wants to eat while they are having hb?

I can't help but think "SERIOUSLY?!" I called my OB this morning, desperate for help. This weekend was really bad - Tums isn't cutting it anymore. I was told to try the following before getting an Rx:

Small meals
More frequent meals
No laying down within 30-60 minutes of eating

Zantac
Pepcid AC
Pepcid Complete

Fingers crossed that one of these helps us BOTH. The HB is so bad I feel like I am being stabbed in the chest. And my BP was a little high yesterday so I think its all related.

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Oh Jenn, I can't help but laugh that you are experiencing the same. lol. Poor girl.

I had it really bad w/ both of my other girls & thought maybe I would escape it this time. The wives tale was right w/ the last two. They both had MASSIVE amounts of hair when they were born. I hope this one does too.

Jules ~ Yes, I take tums, but the whole "wait until so-n-so to lay down" doesn't fly w/ me. I can not have eaten anything & just bend over to pick something up & I get a bout.

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Just reading this thread gave me heart burn!