Ok ladies.. I know it's about the babies, and their wellbeing/ health. That being said, I'm shamelessly vein and concerned about how long it's going to take for me to lose the weight I've gained during this pregnancy. I also only have 6 months before I have to weigh-in (meet height/weight standards) and participate in a physical fitness test (military).
Could you ladies enlighten me?
How much did you gain?
How much did you lose right after delivery?
How much after 6 or 8 weeks?
How much after 6 months?
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08-25-2009, 05:27 PM #1
Weight Gain/Loss with Twins...
Me (39), DH (39)
DSS (16), DSD (14), DSD (10), Barking Son, (7)
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08-25-2009, 06:15 PM #2TwoQTsRegistered User Over 5,000 Postis thrilled warm weather is on the way & here to stay!!
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I gained 45 lbs.
Right after delivery... maybe 5 lbs. Almost nothing. Keep in mind I was underweight to start with...
6-8 weeks later... maybe 5-10 lbs .. but again, nothing much. When you're trying to nurse two babies you don't lose fast.
I lost all of it & then some at the 5.5 mos mark. I don't recommend it; I was very ill. I had had mastitis 7 times & was very run-down. I burned a finger while making meatballs & yup.... stuck my finger with raw burger in my mouth. I got e-coli & was very very ill. The weight dropped off me quickly but the pain was so very very very bad. Worse than the c-section & worse than labor.Kristin single mom to
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08-25-2009, 08:57 PM #3minerleagueRegistered Userhas no status.
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I only gained 27 lbs. (weighed 127 lbs. pre-pregnancy)--my doctor told me I needed to gain 50 lbs., which totally freaked me out for a lot of reasons. Morning sickness struck though, so it took awhile to start gaining.
Right after delivery probably won't notice a lot of difference-maybe 5-7 lbs.
The weight started melting off at home trying to nurse and handle the new mom thing. Also had a nasty aversion to the pain killer vicadin-absolutely no appetite for days-dh was practically force feeding me. Was probably down 15-18 pounds within two weeks-not a method I recommend.
I wound up pumping bm for 11 months, which was a big metabolism boost for me. I was about 20 lbs. under my prepregnancy weight about 2 months after delivery and stayed that way until I stopped pumping.
At 2 months post-pumping I can tell a few pounds have snuck back on. Also, even though I weigh less than I did pre-pregnancy I'm not as fit as I was. I could probably bench press a lot of weight from lugging around the girls, but if I had to do anything cardio-related I'd probably pass out cold.
08-25-2009, 10:18 PM #4
I am also in the military and understand the urgency to get back in shape I am almost 5 months post partum so I only have a month to go before my PT test :-(
I gained 30lbs and for me all but the last 6lbs just kind of melted off. I lost 20lbs in the first week after delivery but the last 10 have been a bit more stubborn...I know part of it is my eating habits right now though...not a whole lot of time. I am nursing so maybe that has something to do w/ it. It seems odd to me that I can nurse 2 babies and work out for an hour plus 4-5 x a week and canít manage to shake the last few pounds....maybe when I am done nursing at least I hope :-)
08-25-2009, 10:23 PM #5
I gained 60+ pounds and lost all of it in 12 weeks. Mind you I was very sick and had to follow the heart diet but the weight just seemed to fall off.Jodi 32
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08-25-2009, 11:15 PM #6kandmRegistered Userhas no status.
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I gained 60 pounds, too - but really a lot of it was due to having pre-eclampsia for three weeks before delivering. I was gaining more than a pound a day towards the end.
I think I lost 20 pounds right off the bat and was down to all but five about six months post-partum. I can't remember exactly, but I think at 6 weeks I hadn't lost much weight. At 10 months I now weigh less than before. I really haven't done much to lose weight either - it just seemed to come off naturally. (Chasing after two 10 month olds who are constantly in motion helps, too).
08-26-2009, 05:51 AM #7jan21Registered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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I gained 40 pounds. I blew up after delivery (I had a postpartum hemorrhage and they had to flood me with fluids as I almost went into shock) so I didn't lose any weight immediately (well THAT was depressing). But over the next week I peed non stop.
I don't know if I even paid attention to the actual scale, but by my postpartum checkup at almost 7 weeks I could fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans (couldn't quite button them but they otherwise fit). I think I had lost all but maybe 5 pounds.
When I stop bf at 10 mos I did gain 10 pounds - but that's another story. I just got used to eating all day when I was nursing!
08-26-2009, 06:28 AM #8about2bmom3Registered Userhas no status.
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08-26-2009, 07:31 AM #9flicka7Registered Userhas no status.
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I only gained about 13 pounds but I was a bit overweight to begin with. I was in my jeans when my twins came home after 3 weeks in the NICU. I was pumping all the time too.
If you can nurse them, that will help you a lot!Me & DH, 47
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08-26-2009, 12:40 PM #10
I gained a total of 28 lbs with my girls and went right to the end 37 wks 5days. They were 4-14 and 5-7 and came home with me. At one of their apptmts approx 5 wks later I was 3 lbs lighter than when I started. With that said my little natural miracle has left me with 5-10lbs(gained 26) 18 months later.
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