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#1 kerry22

Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:36 PM

Hi June 2012 Mums!

I just wanted to start a new topic to get an idea on how much weight you have all gained now that we are half way or so in our pregnancies.  Im due at the end of June and have already put on about 6kgs which im concerned about as i think its too much for this stage.

This is my 2nd pregnancy and I put on 22kgs with my first so im worried that will happen again!  Im exercising much more than i did last time so hoping that makes a difference.

Anyway, just wanted to get an idea about how the rest of you are going.

Thanks!

#2 Alvarywinters

Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

I'm not 100% sure what I weighed before the pregnancy, but at a guess I've put on about 7kg.
I wouldn't worry too much about weight gain...my mother put on about 3 times the 'recommended' amount and was a rake a few months after I was born. I told the MW this last visit and she laughed and said that nature knows what to do and not to worry too much original.gif

#3 Binxi

Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

I weighed about 81.5 when I got pregnant and have been sitting between 80 and 82. I do eat (just having a snickers bar as I'm posting this!), my metabolism just kicks up a notch while I'm pregnant and I just don't tend to put on a whole lot of weight (plus my body has a healthy amount of reserves too Tounge1.gif)

Last pregnancy I lost 5kg due to MS in the  first trimester, only gained that back by the end of the second, and by the time I gave birth was only 3kg up on my start weight. I had a 4kg baby! I figure if you just listen to your body and eat healthily during your pregnancy, your body does what it is supposed to.

#4 Readee

Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'm due early June (so about 23 weeks pregnant now). I've put on about 7 kgs so far.

I'm glad to hear that there are others here who have gained around the same amount as me. This is my first pregnancy and I'm getting wildly varying comments from people, either that I'm 'so big already' or that I look like I haven't put any weight on!

#5 newyearbaby

Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

In my first pregnancy I put on 16kg and lost 10kg giving birth original.gif

My last pregnancy I put on about 20kg and only lost 5kg giving birth sad.gif
And it is a lot harder to lose the weight after the second one.

This pregnancy I started at 71kg and am now just under 80kg, so about 8-9kg so far. I am aiming to put on 11kg by the 24 week mark. And then I am aiming for another 10-15kg, depending on how close I get to 38 weeks.



#6 ubermum

Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

I can't see the scales anymore so I am at the point of not caring. biggrin.gif

#7 Allele

Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

I have put on 8kgs at 20 weeks.
With DS i gaines a total of 23kg and lost it all in 6 months or so.
If i can keep this pregnancy weight gain total to under 20kgs i will be happy - but im not trying especially hard or watching what i eat too much more then i normally would. My diet is a lot better now then it was when i had DS anyway - a lot less comfort food required!

#8 podg

Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

I've put on about 1kg.

#9 heavenlys

Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

I'm 22 weeks today and have put on about 6 kgs. I do have to start watching what I eat though. I've been going a bit crazy since the morning sickness has passed!  blush.gif

#10 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

uhh! Im 22 weeks and I have put on 10 kg!!!!!  In my defense I am retaining a bunch of water- I tried so hard to avoid swollen ankles and fingers but this last week has quashed those dreams  cry1.gif  
I dread the thought, but I may just be one of those people who put on a crap ton of weight gah!!!

#11 Loaf

Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:46 AM

I'm 21.5 weeks and have put on 5kg. I think 2 are from Christmas!

#12 last~one

Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

Ive put on 6kg in almost 23 weeks...Im pretty happy with that as with previous pregnancies I had put over 20kgs by the end lol...This time Im really trying to eat better original.gif

#13 MickeyBoo

Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

I lost 10kg up to about 14weeks, like a PP mentioned my metabolism tends to speed up in early pregnancy, and that combined with the fact that I have ample fat to spare means that my body burns it up a lot quicker, but it does slow down!

From week 17 to now at week 23 I have re-gained 3kg. With my last two pregnancies I really watched what I ate and only gained 8kg all up, and lost that within a week of birth. So I really want to stick to that 8kg as my upper limit, which means that over the next 15weeks if I only gain another 5kg I'll be happy, Of course if I gain less than that I'll be happier still!

Edited by MickeyBoo, 08 February 2012 - 07:49 AM.


#14 littlesmooch

Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

When I was at the doctor about 2 weeks ago I think I weighed in at having gained about 5-6kg so far.

We haven't been eating the best with moving & being out & about a lot.  Yesterday was the first proper grocery shop we have done for a while & I am conscious of not wanting to put on too much excess weight.

Apparently the doctor isn't worried so I guess I shouldn't be.

#15 surfiechick78

Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

Im nearly 24 weeks and have put on about 7.5kg.  I started at 67kg and now weigh 74.5kg.  Im hoping not to put on any more 10-12kg.

#16 -Moxie-

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

At 23 weeks I was up about 4kg. Ive not been eating the best. Some days heaps, other days hardly anything. Right now Im eating milo cereal straight out of the box. Yesterday I had homemade mainly vegie lasagne

#17 LeoMonkey

Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:29 AM

I am approx 22 weeks and only put on about 3.5kg so far, everyone is different though.  I still had about that amount to loose after DS before falling pregnant this time lol.  I loast 2kg in first trimester so if you look at it that way I have put on 5.5kg I suppose Tounge1.gif

#18 miso

Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

i am 21 weeks (but i am ahead 1 week....22 weeks according to my morph scan but sticking to my dating scan) and i have only gained 3.5kg and i am eating very healthily and more than usual

#19 KylieMA

Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

I'm 22 weeks and have put on 4kgs. With DS1 I put on a total of 23kgs and was back in my size 10 pants within 2 months after giving birth, DS2 I'd put on 17 and it took me the good part of 6 months to get back into post pregnancy jeans and pants comfortably. I'm hoping to put on less again this time round.

I can still mange to wear my normal clothes but in the last 2 weeks I've had to undo the top button on my pants. I have to be watch myself cause DH has been away for 3 weeks (and only 12 weeks to go til his home) and I've been comfort eating at night times when the kids have gone to bed - downing a packet of biscuits, family block of chocolate and all that type of crap.

Like a previous post mentioned each person and pregnancy is different.

#20 Alvarywinters

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

I've now put on about 8kg at a bit past 24 weeks. I'm really not worried about my weight gain...my family has a history of heavy weight gain and then loosing it all with a few months of breastfeeding (like a good dairy cow lol)
I eat well...lots of vegies, fruit, some cereals and meat and very few sugars...which is the diet balance that serves my needs best. As it is I'm struggling to eat all huge amount of recommended serves the doc thinks I should be eating (really, who eats that much?!)


#21 WaitForIt

Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

I haven't weighed myself recently but a couple of weeks ago (22w) I had gained 7kg.

I gained quite a bit in the first tri (no morning sickness, big appetite!), not a lot so far in the 2nd but I'm expecting it to explode a little as my appetite is ridiculous atm! I'll have a bowl of pasta for lunch and then hardly any time later I'm wondering how I can sneak out for dessert.


#22 HeroOfCanton

Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

I'm still down 2kg on what I weighed when I got my BFP - the single benefit of HG I guess...

#23 Ruby'sMum

Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

I haven't checked since 20 weeks but at that point was -3kg from where I'd started.  I lost 7kg in the first trimester, then have regained 4kg.  I hate to think what I'm going to be when I see the OB tomorrow.  I don't think my newfound love of apple scrolls will have helped things! With DD I followed much the same pattern, which is good, considering I have a bit to spare!  By the time I left hospital with her I was back to prepregnancy weight.  I'm hoping that works again!




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