After having DS I lost a stone immediately from giving birth, then another stone dropped off within a few weeks so I see that as the baby weight still. The other 3 stone took a lot of effort to shift so I think that was all just actual fat and weight gain, nothing to do with having a baby!
Here are some averages to give you an idea of how much they weigh: At birth, a baby weighs about 3.3kg (7.3lb). The placenta, which keeps your baby nourished, weighs 0.7kg (1.5lb). The amniotic fluid, which supports and cushions your baby, weighs 0.8kg (1.8lb). But what about the other two thirds of extra weight? These can be accounted for by the changes that happen to your body while you're pregnant. Again, the figures are averages: The muscle layer of your uterus (womb) grows dramatically and weighs an extra 0.9kg (2lb). Your blood volume increases and weighs an extra 1.2kg (2.6lb). You have extra fluid in your body weighing about 1.2kg (2.6lb). Your breasts weigh an extra 0.4kg (0.9lb). You'll store fat, about 4kg (8.8lb), to give you energy for breastfeeding. By the end of pregnancy you may weigh about 12.5kg (27.6lb) more than you did before you became pregnant. Remember that this is only an average weight gain. Let our pregnancy weight gain estimator work out your figures for you.
Like the pp, I gained about 2.5 stone overall. DD was 7lbs1oz. I had a huge amount of retained water and peed for Britain for a week after, at which point I had lost 1.5 stone. Another half stone went over about 6 weeks, then the last half stone took a while but then back to normal. This pg has so far followed a similar pattern although I gained weight sooner, then levelled out, and am now gaining about a pound a week (33 weeks). If that stays the same I will have gained 2.5 stone again. I have been told this baby seems a little bigger compared to scan notes from DD, but I am also not yet retaining so much water on hands and feet. But everyone is different, babies can be far from average, some people have more or less water etc. I think I read somewhere that around 2.5 stone is average but I know my seriously obese SIL gained about 7 lbs in total and a very slim friend gained almost 4 stone, but then lost it quite easily.
Thanks everyone, I was just interested as to see if I have put on a normal amount. I'm not too worried about losing all the weight but it would be helpful to get back into Atleast some of my pre pregnancy wardrobe so I dont have to buy all new things. I look so puffy today in the warmer weather... Hopefully it's water/swelling! Lol
I lost 12lbs giving birth, baby was just over 6lbs. I didn't really notice having much water retention but within a few days my jeans and boots fitted much looser on my legs so I must have been retaining quite a bit!