For women who have had babies..... Im curious..

United States
January 2, 2007 9:30pm CST
How much weight did you gain and how big was your child?? First child, I gained 58 lbs and she weighed 5lbs 15oz 18 1/2 inches long Second child, I gained 29 lbs and she weighed 6lbs even and 19 1/2 inches long Third child, I gained 36 lbs and he was 7lbs 7oz and 21 inches Its weird the one I gained the most with weighed the least - was this your case?
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@LaLaLisa (29)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Like it has already been posted, every child and ever person is different. I had my first (and only) when I was 19. I went from 125 pounds to 165 pounds. Gaining weight wasn't so much the issue because I was young and thought I would just "bounce back." Not so much...it took almost 5 years and I'm still not quite where I used to me. And wearing a two-piece swimsuit, not in this lifetime :)
• Ireland
3 Jan 07
For some weird reason (I have no idea why), I ate for 3 or 4 people throughout my pregnancy, but lost 4 kilos. I was induced at 2 weeks overdue, and my girl weighed 2.6kg (length 46.5cm). She was very strong and healthy though, and still is thankfully!
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• United States
3 Jan 07
Hello again Sparklez, I gained 65 pounds with my one and only live birth. He was a tiny baby. 5lb 13oz. So as far as that goes it would prove your theory to be true.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
With all 3 of my pregnancies I gained around 20 lbs each time. With my first child, I lost all of my pregnancy weight, but I am still carrying extra weight from my other 2 pregnancies. My oldest son weighed 7 lbs 9 oz, my daughter weighed 8 lbs 1 oz. and my youngest weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. Just a little weird side note here, but when I was pregnant with my youngest, I had a dream that he weighed 7 lbs 4 oz :).
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@sellj75 (208)
• United States
4 Jan 07
first child I gained 31 lbx, and she was 7.6. Second child I gaines 21 lbs, and he was 6.14. Third child I gained 23 lbs, and he was 7.9, and my fourth (and last), I gained 19 lbs, and he was 7.2. With mine, there was no pattern it seems.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
4 Jan 07
The pattern is that your children weigh about what you did when you were born. Normally within one pound.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
I dont think that is true I was 9lbs 6 oz at birth and none of my kids have been more than 7lbs 14oz
• United States
3 Jan 07
Well I only have one child so far. I gained 43lbs in my pregnancy (most of it being water b/c I had Toxemia). She weighed 6lbs 2oz and was 19.5in.
• Georgia
3 Jan 07
I am from Gorgia. My brother is so far from me and I don't know where... :(
• United States
3 Jan 07
My case was a little bit different and then with the later children, weight was determined by medical complications as well. I can't remember lengths right now but boy do I remember the weights...lol. Here we go: First child - gained 60 lbs. and she weighed 6'15'' (to term) Second child - lost 10 lbs. and he weighted 7'6'' (5 weeks early) Third child - gained 10 lbs. and he weighed 8'10'' (2 weeks late) Fourth child - gained 5 lbs. and he weighed 4'10'' (7 weeks early and lots of complications) Fifth child - gained 15 lbs. and he weighed 8'8 1/2'' (5 weeks early) Sixth child - gained 20 lbs. and she weighed 7'4'' (4 weeks early)
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
4 Jan 07
wow thats a lot of kids. strange how so many of them were early and still a good weight.
• United States
3 Jan 07
Oh every pregnancy is different, now matter how many children a woman has. With my first child, I gained 13 pounds. She was born on time (just 4 days early) but I had a high risk pregnancy the entire time. She weighed in at 5 lbs 7 oz and was barely 18 inches long. Tiny for full term, by today's standards. My second child I gained 20 pounds. She was born 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. She was also a week early. I guess it depends on what changes your body is making at that moment to prepare for carrying another human.
• India
3 Jan 07
In my opinion pregnancy is different it doesnt matter that how many births that a mother gave i think probably after giving birth of her first child every women can gain from 12 to 15 pounds every women will suffer from a high risk pregnancy entire time every women weighs according to their childs weight i guess that it mainly depends on what the changes of our body is to make at that moments to prepare for carrying another child.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
4 Jan 07
first child I gained 28 lbs, he was 7.3 oz. I lost it all in about four months, second child I gained 24 lbs he was 7.14 ozs. Third child I gained 32 lbs and he weighed 7.1 oz and I lost all of that in five months, last child was 8.14 ozs and I gained 30 lbs and lost it in six months. Then a year after she was born my thyroid went wacky and I started gaining and gaining. It took several doctors and seven years and weight gain of over 100 lbs before they found it out and have been taking thyroid med now for 29 years. It is only recently however I found a doctor who is helping me to actually lose weight and keep it off and he is a naturopath the MD's did nothing but give me pills, this guy said they never did treat my entire thyroid problem just gave me enought to not have heart failure but not enough to lose weight or keep it off and there are other natural things I could do to lose and keep it off and am now doing that I go weigh in tomorrow again. I weigh in usually every two weeks, missed last week due to illness. So far since October I have lost 22 lbs. I will see how much more tomorrow.
@Khokhonut (702)
• United States
4 Jan 07
With each pregnancy I gained right around 30lbs. My kids weighed: 6 lbs 11 oz 7 lbs 14 oz 7 lbs 2 oz
@dixielol (1581)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I dont have any kids. But my sister gained over 100 pounds with her daughter. She went from 125 pds to 254 pds. Her daughter weighed 6.5 pds & was 17" long. At her daughters 1st birthday party she weighed 234 pds. now her daughter is 2 & she weighs 180 pounds. Thats one of the reasons that I dont want any kids. But my cousin weighed 98 pounds when she got pregnan & when her daughter was born she weighed 105. She was a premie & weighed 1.3 pound, same with her 2nd child. Her last child she gained 14 pounds and he weighed 3.5 pds.
@tba123 (457)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have 1 daughter and I didn't even start gaining weight until I was 5 months pregnant. I wound up gaining around 40lbs. When my daughter was born she was 8lbs, 10 oz and 20 inches long. She was right on time, she was born just 25 minutes before her due date. She was due on the 10th but was born at 11:35pm on the 9th. In your case it does seem like its the more you gained the less the baby was going to way. Was most of that weight water weight?
• Australia
4 Jan 07
I gained about 40 lbs with each of my five pregnancies and lost it very quickly after the birth. Over all the pregnancies, I probably retained about 14 lbs but I'm happy about that. I was too thin before them. I have five sons. My first and smallest baby was 10 lbs 8 ozs and each one was bigger than the last. The fifth boy was 13 lbs born. They are all strong, healthy men now and all are over 6 ft tall, the tallest being 6 ft 6 ins. My doctor says it was easier for me to have 13 lb babies than for most to have 6 lb ones. They were all natural births and I've never had stitches.
• United States
4 Jan 07
My mom gained 65 pounds with me, and I came out only 6 lbs, 6 oz, but I ended up growing up to be a big athletic dude - 6'1, 210 right now. I don't know how much she gained with my sister, although she was also 6 lbs, 6 oz.
• United States
4 Jan 07
first time I gained 75 lbs but I was 30 lbs under weight baby weighed 7lbs 12oz 21" and was born at 37 weeks, second I gained 25lbs was average weight for my height prepregnancy and baby weighed 7lbs 14oz 21" at 42 weeks, third I gained 30lbs was average weight for my height baby weighed 7lbs 8oz 20 & 1/4" at 38 weeks. So far with #4 Ive gained 15 lbs & I'm 15 weeks I was 5lbs underweight when I conceived.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
With both of my babies I gained 15kg sorry not sure what that is in lbs... My first child weight was 7.7lbs second Child was 7.9lbs I carried differently with the two as well I seemed to have put on the weight differently but was still the same gain...
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
4 Jan 07
First child I gained 18 lbs she was 5lbs 6 ozs walked out of the hospital in a size six. Second one I gained 29 lbs she was 6 lbs 2 ozs. was back in a size six in two weeks. Third child he was 5 lbs 11 ozs gained 38 lbs. size six in a month and a half. Fourth child gained 35 lbs even he weighted 4lbs 8 ozs due to being born 2 mos premature due to placenta previa and it took me over a year to sqeeze my butt back into a size six.
• United States
4 Jan 07
I only have one child. I gained about 49 pounds with her, and she was only 6.7 pounds. I gained so much because I had pre-eclampsia and gained quite a bit of water weight.
• United States
4 Jan 07
I was 17 when I had my first baby and I gained 26lbs. She weighed 6lbs and 15 oz when she was born. I was 21 when I had my second baby and I gained 31lbs. with her and she weighed 6lbs and 2oz when she was born so that held true for me as well. Kinda wierd
@Kimster (132)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I gained 35 pounds with my first son and then about 30 pounds with my second son and now I'm done with having children, Two boys is enough!