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#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

I didnt weigh myself until ages after having my first bub so I have no idea how much all of that amniotic fluid etc weighed.

I really want to buy a nice dress (thats not baggy maternity wear) to wear at christmas time so im trying to work out approx how much I will weigh after I have had my baby so I can work out roughly what size I will be.

Did you weigh yourself before and a few days after having your baby?

How much did you lose straight away in amniotic fluid etc? How much did your bub weigh?

#2 katrina24

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

Within about 4 days I had lost over 15 kgs with DD1 but only 4kg with number 2.

#3 Bazinga

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

Day before bub was born: 87kg
Week after birth: 79kg
Bub weighed 4585g

#4 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

I would go for the size you were pre pregnancy or a size up for comfort if you feel you have put a little of weight on and maybe think of easy breastfeeding access, you dont want to have to exclude yourself to get undressed to feed.

I was 10kg lighter the day I come out of hospital than just before I fell pregnant. No idea how it happened but I was pretty impressed. DD2 was 4.4kg

#5 katieface84

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

I lost 10 kgs within a week of giving birth for both of my two babies.

First baby weighed 3.6 kgs and I put on 7 kgs in pregnancy.
Second baby weighed 3.58 kgs and I put on 12 kgs in pregnancy.

#6 -Moxie-

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

4 days after DS was born I was only 5kg lighter, DS weighed just short of 4kg.

#7 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE (katrina24 @ 07/12/2012, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Within about 4 days I had lost over 15 kgs with DD1 but only 4kg with number 2.

Wow thats such a huge difference! I wonder why? Were you carrying more fluid, like you had puffy feet etc with your first daughter?

#8 bailee

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

I gained 26 kgs in my second pregnancy despite barely eating or keeping food down. I weighed myself 4 days after birth and I had lost a massive 3kg!!!!! Baby weighed 3.4kg and I had heaps of amniotic fluid (as measured by dr and then I gushed for about 5 hours, you could see my bump was smaller after my waters broke) - I don't even know how that's possible! Hope you don't copy me.

#9 cuddlebud

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

I remember weighing myself in labour and I was 12kg lighter and 3kg above pre preg weight a week later. Bubs was 3.3kg.

It was another week before the bloatiness went down though and even though 4 months later I'm back to pre preg weight, clothes just fit differently.

Maybe a wrap dress or a style with room to adjust would be a good option. There's a black short sleeve Seraphine dress I bought from queen bee that I wore during pregnancy that I still wear now, it's really cute on.

Edited by cuddlebud, 08 December 2012 - 07:35 PM.

#10 Buck Naked

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

One week after giving birth I weighed the exact same as 2 days before I went into labour. Despite my ds being 3.9kg. I had such bad swelling and was so uncomfortable. By 2 week post birth I had lost a massive 14kgs!

#11 *Caro*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

I hardly lost anything straight after giving birth.  It took a good few months for the weight to start dropping.  So for a few months, I looked like I was 5 months pregnant, with a big belly and enormous boobs.  

Sorry, don't want to be a party pooper but realistically, I might as well have worn a hessian sack wink.gif

#12 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

I lost 12kg after I had both mine. I weighed just before I went to hospital with DS and a week later I was 12kg lighter.

With DD I weighed just so I could see if I would lose the same amount which I did.

DS 3.96kg, DD 4.02kg

#13 ~*hiptobesquare~*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I hardly lost anything straight after giving birth. It took a good few months for the weight to start dropping

The above has been my experience too. And i didn't gain an awful lot with both pregnancy's either.

#14 JaneLane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

I didn't weigh myself until 1 week after birth with both kids but I had lost around 10 kgs both times. I put on 11kgs with DS1 and 10kgs with DS2.  I still needed loose clothing to wear home after 5 days in hospital.  I did put on weight after that with them both

Edited by blue4me, 08 December 2012 - 07:56 PM.

#15 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (Ms K @ 08/12/2012, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One week after giving birth I weighed the exact same as 2 days before I went into labour. Despite my ds being 3.9kg. I had such bad swelling and was so uncomfortable. By 2 week post birth I had lost a massive 14kgs!

Wowee! 14kg! When you say swelling do you mean you had fluid retention like puffy face, ankles etc?

#16 SeaPrincess

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

With my first 2 pregnancies, I had lost 7kg by the time I left hospital. With the first, I had gained 14, and with the 2nd, I had only gained 9, so I left hospital in my normal clothes.

#17 HurryUpAlready

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

Start weight: 70kg (should have been closer to 60kg if I'm honest)
End pregnancy weight: 73kg
Weight 1 week post baby: 62kg

I was skinner after giving birth than I had been for years, I loved my post baby body!

I put my skinny jeans on when DD was 10 days old and they fell off me. I was definitely a size or two smaller than pre pregnancy.

Then again, I know people who put on 20-30kg and kept it on. Everyone is different.

ETA: DD weighed 3.075kg at birth

Edited by HurryUpAlready, 09 December 2012 - 11:13 PM.

#18 lozoodle

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

I went home from hospital on day 4 with both kids. With my first I lost about 12kg, with my second I lost about 10kg.

#19 RichardParker

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

This thread is so encouraging.

#20 Jekaho

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

I had put on 15kg during pregnancy. And when I got home from hospital (after six days) I'd lost 10kg of that. Bub was just under 4kg.
But my shape was still different - still had a belly.

#21 RealityBites

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

12kg lighter than per-pregnancy weight, but I had HG.

#22 bambiigrrl

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

i was 90kgs just before having dd  (and before ds too) and had lost 20 kgs one month after giving birth, i think about 10 in the first week, she was 4kgs. And i was breastfeeding. ds was nearly 5kgs and i lost about 7kgs in the first week and about 14 after a month..

#23 Rainbow*Seeking

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

I don't lose weight at all without some help. With my son I put on 10 kilos and lot it after birth.

With my daughter I put on 32 kilos and after birth I only lost 8 kilos. Dd is now 15 months old and I'm 7 kilos under my pre pregnancy weight. It's been hard work to move the weight.

Edited by ParadiseAlly, 10 December 2012 - 10:21 AM.

#24 Lucygoosey1

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I also lost all of the 14kg gained within a week for DD1 (she was only 3kg). I had lots of fluid -obvious as none of my shoes fit and I had severe carpal tunnel due to the fluid.  My face looked like a balloon. I could still wear some of my pre pregnancy clothes straight away,  not all of the shorts etc as I had a tummy.

With DD2 I think I lost about 5kg (3.5kg bub) of the 15kg and the lost the rest within a few months.  Had very little fluid build up this time as it was winter.  I couldn't wear normal clothes because of my c-section but was in the larger of my pre-preg clothes.  

If you put on 20kg+ I wouldn't expect to be the same size straight away.

#25 sarkazm76

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

I gained 25kg with my first - when I came from hospital I was less exactly what he weighed sad.gif  I breastfed for 3 months and all that "oh it will just fall off with BF'ing" thing didn't happen for me.  And then the minute I stopped BF I started to gain sad.gif
Most annoying of all - I was less than I had been at my heaviest after I had him.... but the clothes I saved from those days would not fit me - I was a totally different shape - especially in the bum and thighs.  That took quite awhile to change.

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