How much did you gain when you were pregnant?

My cutest belly shot:  30 weeks - This pic is from when I was 30 weeks pregnant with Zane.  It was December 2004.
United States
November 12, 2006 5:16pm CST
I gained at least 60 POUNDS! Ugh. Still trying to lose the last twenty and my kid is 20 mos old. It's hard to lose once you have a little one, I think. At least it is for me. I was just happy to have a healthy baby, so it's ok. I know I will lose it eventually. I've been doing Weight Watchers, but haven't been super committed. You?
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@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Well before i got pregnant i was 101lbs...then of course when i did get pregnant i was 139lbs...which my baby was 8lbs and 12 ounces 21 1/2 inches long. :)
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@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
14 Nov 06
o yea now im 125lbs:)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Congrats! Sounds like a healthy baby. 101 sounds pretty tiny. Maybe you needed a little extra? I dunno. Either way, best wishes for you and your family!
@gingerjo (170)
• United States
14 Nov 06
with my 1 st i gained 35. With my 2nd I gained 7 pounds.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
wow, that's quite a big difference! Did you say, "I'm NOT gonna gain this much with the second one!" or did it just happen naturally? Or maybe, you still had the extra from the first and didn't need anymore. Your body felt fine. :) Mine decided it needed everything in sight and would hold onto it. Still does!
@starr4all (2865)
14 Nov 06
I gained between 20 to 25 pounds with each pregnancy (2). I'm quite surprised I didn't gain more since I didn't have the best diet in the first place.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Heh heh--I guess you are one of the lucky ones! Good for you.
@jennp204 (231)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
with my first daughter I gained 62 lbs. I felt nauseous all the time and eating made it go away. With my second daughter I gained 42 lbs. she is now 7 months old, and I only have 4 lbs lft to lose from her, and 10 lbs left from my pregnancy with my 2 1/2 year old daughter.
• United States
19 Nov 06
See--I had the same thing--eating made the nausea go away. And not eating fruit or veggies--that made me sick. I had to eat things like macaroni and cheese or grilled cheese. basically carbs and dairy. Good for you on losing so much already. That's amazing, I think.
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I only gained 10 pounds. People who didn’t really know me that well, didn’t even know that I was pregnant.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Wow. I think it is amazing how we can all have so many different experiences while having the same experience, pregnancy and childbirth.
@shahinshk (384)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Nov 06
I AHVE 2 CHILDREN 1 SON AND 1 DAUGHTER. dURING MY SON TIME I HAD GAINED TOO MUCH WEIGHT FOR THERE WAS NO SICKNESS BUT DURING MY DAUGHTER TIME I HAD NOT GAINED MUCH WEIGHT AS OF NEAUSIATIC (VOMMITTING) ALL THE 9 MONTHS THEREFORE COULD NOT EAT WELL. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR BODY AND THE BABY
• United States
19 Nov 06
Yep. Good pts. I have also heard that in general girls can be more difficult on the mom than boys. Thanks.
@momto2 (472)
• United States
14 Nov 06
With my son I went from 114 lbs to 169 lbs. With my 2nd baby (girl) I went from 143 lbs to 178 lbs. I'm back down to 145. I think I need to lose about another 20 lbs to be completely happy. But I'm working on it!
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Wow, I am not getting told about these responses! Sorry I haven't responded myself. I know what you mean about needing more loss to be completely happy. I'm working on it, too. Off and on... ;)
• United States
14 Nov 06
with my boys is was easy my first boy i gained 12 and he weighted 8. with my daughter i gained like 74 and no matter what i did i couldnt lose it. thank goodness when she was 3 i had another boy i gained 7.5 and he weighed 7 so now im back to where i started and its stayed that way for 2 years on thursay gl to you. but out of curiosity was your child a boy of girl?
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Sounds like quite a ride. I'm not sure if I can keep replying to people on this thread b/c it keeps blanking out on me and then posting twice! It's so annoying. Anyway, glad you got to a stable weight for yourself. I had a boy. He is 20 months now. :)
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I have had 7 kids and gained differently with each of them. I varied from gaining 40 to 60 lbs. Of course, the more weight gained were the larger boys. LOL While it is not easy to loose the weight, you have to remember it took you 40 weeks to gain it. So it will take you double the time to loose it...not including the recovery time. Give yourself time. Once you commit, you will get there. Think positive and you will succeed!
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• United States
12 Nov 06
You have a lot of good points there. I had a boy as well. I have tried to be gentle with myself as there have been a lot of difficulties and changes since my son was born. My husband is also rail-thin and can and does eat whatever he wants, so that doesn't help! AND, he's a great cook. :) Thanks for your support. I do keep committing, but then for some reason I don't stay committed in the face of cookies! You look pretty amazing for having had 7 kids! I can't even IMAGINE it! Good for you!
• United States
12 Nov 06
I only gained 5 lbs during my pregnancy...but then after she was born, I gained 35....lol...go figure...
• United States
12 Nov 06
Oh NO! How weird. But I can see how that might happen. It is hard to stay active sometimes with a little one. And if you nursed her, too--I got very hungry (and still do!) with nursing.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
I think a lot of it was stress, I was a stress eater. And, my baby could not go outside for a long time after she was born. She was 7 weeks early, developed pneumonia, RSV and seasonal allergies all within her first weeks of life. So, I was trapped in the house for almost 4 months with all that....couldn't get a job because No daycare would keep her because she was so sick, and I didn't have any family in the area at the time. It was stressful!!
• United States
13 Nov 06
Wow, that IS stressful. I'm sorry all that hapened. It is hard to be without family when you have babies. My family was around, but not very helpful. Is she well now? Hope so!
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I was about 115 pre-babies. I gainesd 28 pounds with my son. And I lost most of the weight pretty quickly. And then I got pregnant almost right away with my daughter. With her I had hyperemsis (extreme morning sickness) and actually lost about 20 pounds. She's 3 months & 6 days old & I weighed myself last night & I was shocked! I'm was 99 lbs.!
• United States
14 Nov 06
Oh my Goodness! Congrats on your babies!! I'm sorry about the morning sickness. I didn't have much, but I know women who have, and it can be really rough. You need to eat something, Girl. Go order some Papa John's. Now. Go. Go on. :)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I'm very petite. Just under 5', so I'm still considered healthy. But thanx. :)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Oh good! :D
@Inklings (1256)
• United States
13 Nov 06
With the first pregnancy, I delivered 2 weeks past my due date and had gained 27 pounds. The second time around, I delivered my twins 5 weeks early and gained 27 pounds. Weird. Both times, I didn't have too much trouble losing the pregnancy weight. I had a much harder time keeping my weight in check once those babies were old enough to enjoy baking with mom. :O)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Wow, that is weird. You just like to gain 27 lbs. You are too funny on the baking. Dh is currently baking rolls that he keeps threatening are "big and ugly" but now he is relenting and saying "They're not so big. They're ugly, though, I'll give 'em that." LOL. Good to see you here, Inklings. Thanks for the comment!
• United States
13 Nov 06
Oh my I wish all I gained with my first was 60 pounds. I gained 103 because I had preeclaympsia. All of it was mostly water wait and the sad part was that I didn't put it on till the last 3 months which I was overdue by 3 weeks. The good news is I dropped it quickly and then some pre pregnancy weight also that I needed to lose. Now with my second both of my kids are girls I gained 25 and lost all of it now I am working on the pre pregnancy weight lost 22 more so far. My kids are 5 years apart so I put on some inbetween lol.
• United States
13 Nov 06
Oh no! You poor thing. Glad you were able to have the babies and lose most of the weight in the end.
@Alxntj375 (168)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I gained about 60 with my first and luckily only 25 with my second. I am still 10 lbs more then when I got pregnant with my first. And my youngest is almost 3 1/2! So 20months insn't so bad! Just enjoy your baby the weight isn't as important as your little one.
• United States
13 Nov 06
Heh heh. I have heard the same from some women who say their children are 6 or 7, so you are still ahead of them! One thing that I do notice, is the baby really likes my comfy belly. At least someone does!
• United States
14 Nov 06
Exactly my 3yr old says "I love your beautiful belly" as he rubs it.
• United States
14 Nov 06
That is so nice! Gotta love those little ones. :D
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I was 115 whern I got pregnant, at full term I was 155. In 2 months I was back down to 115. I statyed at 115 until my son was 4 and then I got hips and have been struggling to keep my weight below 130 ever since.
• United States
13 Nov 06
Wow, back down to 115 that fast, huh. Sorry it's been a struggle since then. Trust me, I know of what you speak! Good luck to you.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I was one of those people who got pregnant and just looked fat. I have no clue how I lost the weight so quickly. Almost immediately after giving birth I was down to 130. I guess I was carrying more baby weight than I thought.
• United States
14 Nov 06
wow. I actually GAINED after giving birth--that was a bummer. But I had a c-section and I swelled up even worse afterwards. Ugh. Glad that's over!
• United States
12 Nov 06
12 lbs
• United States
12 Nov 06
Wow. My mom said that is what she gained with me as well. My body just says, "Baby? We're keeping EVERYTHING!" LOL. Good for you. If I were like you, I might even have more kids. But probably not. :)
• United States
12 Nov 06
First off, congradulations on your baby, and I am happy it's healthy. Don't fret about the weight. Your hubby will love the person you r.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Aww...thanks. Yes, he says it doesn't matter. It bother me, though. :) But apparently not enough yet!
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
i gained 17 lbs with my first and 26 with my second.....i lost most after the birth but now have awful stretch marks and now age seems to be helping me pack it back on, go figure....
• United States
14 Nov 06
Oh! Stretch marks. I've got those. Oh age. That'll do it to ya. And kids! :D
• United States
14 Nov 06
Oh! Stretch marks. I've got those. Oh age. That'll do it to ya. And kids! :D
• United States
14 Nov 06
I was so sick i actually lost 20 pounds, then towards the end i gained that 20 back along with 22 more. When i was 7 months pregnant you could not even tell. People told me i was lying and was not pregnant. That happened with both kids, which was great for me cause i didnt have to wear maturnity clothes, i just bought large shirts and wore sweat pants the last 2 months, lol.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Nice on the maternity clothes savings. Heck, I think I still sometimes wear maternity clothes. I even considered a maternity dress recently. LOL. I'm so sorry that people accused you of lying about your pregnancy. That is obnoxious behavior!
• United States
14 Nov 06
Nice on the maternity clothes savings. Heck, I think I still sometimes wear maternity clothes. I even considered a maternity dress recently. LOL. I'm so sorry that people accused you of lying about your pregnancy. That is obnoxious behavior!
@kevindb (274)
• United States
14 Nov 06
My wife lost weight during her first, gained 3 pounds her second and has lost so far this time. She has hyperemesis gravidarum, or really bad morning sickness.
• United States
14 Nov 06
Wow. Someone else said that, too. That has got to be very difficult. I think I'd rather have all this weight to lose 2 years later. My best to her. I hope she finds some relief. Congrats on the babies!
• United States
14 Nov 06
I had hyperemesis with my second. It can make you miserable. My OB didn't want to listen to me, but she listened to my husband. Make sure your wife's OB takes care of this - or get her a different OB. I spent most of my pregnancy in the hospital & was miserable through the whole pregnancy. I was eventually put on Zofran. It is an anti-nausea medicine that can be used during pregnancy, but only if necessary. Hope your wife gets some medication to help her. How far along is she?
@ncinco5 (296)
• United States
13 Nov 06
MyBelly - This is my belly now... Only 2 more weeks to go!
Wow, I am still pregnant! I have gained a grand total so far of 45 lbs... Everyone says you cannot tell, but I sure can... I have to see myself naked all the time! BUt it is all worth it... I have 2 weeks left and cannot wait! Did you have a boy or a girl?
• United States
13 Nov 06
Zane in bath, closeup - 11/4/2006
Still pregnant! How exciting. Congratulations!!! I remember being where you are, thinking, how much higher can I go? I am tall, so I was trying not to go over 200 lbs. Ha ha ha...I sure did. 2 weeks left. Yay! I bet you are ready. Good luck on everything. I had a beautiful son. :)
• United States
13 Nov 06
PS--beautiful belly shot. And I know what you mean. Because I am tall, people don't notice the extra weight as much, but I sure do!
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
I'm not sure in pound but I put on 15kg with both my pregnancies I lost the weight pretty quick because I got sick after both pregnancy's.
• United States
19 Nov 06
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear you got sick. That is one way to lose weight, though, isn't it? I find I tend to put it back on after that, though.