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I know I shouldn't really be surprised by this but OMG I am getting so fat!

(37 Posts)
YouCanBe Wed 12-Dec-12 14:07:37

And I am only about halfway. Will I ever go back to the way I was before? Am I going to keep getting bigger for the rest of the pregnancy? How on earth would that work? I just look so huge already.

Today I am feeling a strong "what is happening to me" panic.

eggsfloursugarbutter Thu 13-Dec-12 14:44:27

No you don't need to weigh yourself. I only went and did it because I saw this thread and was curious. If you feel ok then that's fine.

My midwife weighed me at my booking appointment but hasn't done after that. I don't think it's as important as things such as the size of your bump etc.

weeblueberry Thu 13-Dec-12 15:54:58

Oh hon please don't weigh yourself.

My weekly weigh in is a by-product of being on WW for 3 years. It's a difficult thing to wake up on a Saturday and not just sleepily drag myself onto the scales after weeing!

But unless you have reason to think there are issues, please don't weigh yourself. smile

I gained 3 stone during my recent twin pregnancy. I was like a beached whale. 10 weeks after giving birth to them I have lost 3.5 stone.

No one told me I would gain SO much weight in 34 weeks.

No one told me it would be such hard work having 2 babies that the weight would drop so quickly. I won't complain about the last point though.

FreeButtonChristmasTree Thu 13-Dec-12 16:38:01

I'm 31 weeks with twins and have gained just over 2 stone (about 2.5st from my morning sickness weight though). I was a bit chubby generally (BMI of 26 pre preg) so prob don't need to put on much more. I weight once a week or once a fortnight. Had massive weight gain between 18 and 27 weeks then slowed right down again.

ghosteditor Thu 13-Dec-12 16:54:57

You don't need to weigh yourself really! I was hardly ever weighed by MWs - just as I was in labour because they need to know in case of urgent medication calculations. If your BMI is in the NHS normal range to begin with they will mostly ignore your weight. If your BMI is over 25 to begin with they sometimes pay more attention.

eggsfloursugarbutter Thu 13-Dec-12 17:04:47

I think they are only really bothered if your BMI is over 30 to begin with TBH. I was BMI of 26/27 when booking in with my first and no-one batted an eyelid.

purrpurr Thu 13-Dec-12 17:18:49

I tried to avoid weighing myself after a history of food/weight problems but then I just went on them 'just to see' and was horrified. I'm 19.5 weeks and I've put on a stone and a half shock and now I weigh in regularly and I have a spreadsheet to monitor where I'm up to compared to where I 'should' be. I'm absolutely enormous compared to before already. God knows what I'll be like by the end smile

I've heard that in the states they weigh you at every single appointment so I am SO glad to be in the UK! It's one thing for me to know I've gained 10lbs MORE than the recommended amount but another for a stranger I've known for 5 minutes to tell me I'm, essentially, fat. Noooo way.

Countmyblessings Fri 14-Dec-12 23:56:45

I also steer clear of scales! I know I have gained weight but not a lot!
I try to have breakfast, lunch and dinner although sometimes I'm so scared of heartburn I just end up having a bowl of cereal and don't feel to bad after that! Also the further you go the lack of space to even hold food!
Office party today and couldn't finish my dinner! I guess when your pregnant people just expect you to always eat! That's just not true!
At 27 weeks and in size 16 maternity clothes!!!

Jsa1980 Sat 15-Dec-12 08:40:08

Blimey I've been in maternity clothes since about 12 weeks, to scared to weigh myself now (at 24 weeks) was a size ten to start with and am now starting to outgrow my maternity tops, it's quite scary how quickly I got so big, for some reason I wasn't expecting it. In a way though I love it.

What I don't like is the random comments from strangers about how big I am!

HermioneE Sat 15-Dec-12 09:04:31

I find it liberating not knowing what I weigh! Don't know what I was before pregnancy, now I'm 30+3 and I still don't know. The bump and baby both apparently measure ok, and I have clothes that fit. Beyond that, who cares?

I do also find comments on my bump size annoying, but, y'know, fuck 'em. grin

Countmyblessings Sat 15-Dec-12 14:18:45

Healthy baby is my main focus!!!
A lot of comments of how big I am, my thoughts are " it's your problem because........" People tend not to think before they open their mouths and you have no idea what people are battling with people recovering from eating disorders, digest problems, generally bigger build so these pointless comments to people you don't know I think is just rude!

ghosteditor Sun 16-Dec-12 09:49:24

I think people who make big bump comments are trying in a misguided way to say how well you're doing and mustn't the baby be strong and healthy.

I had some bloody insensitive comments though...

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