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Weight gain second time around

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Clarab0w Tue 05-Dec-17 16:11:43

Without wanting to sound totally vain, I'm really curious to know if anyone put on a lot more weight, or just gained it earlier, in a second pregnancy?

I don't have scales at home but weighed myself yesterday at the in-laws for the first time since getting my BFP and I've put on about 5kg so far - I'm 22 weeks today. It's my second so I knew my belly would be bigger (by a pretty big margin!) but I kind of thought it was just because the muscles were looser, not necessarily because I was piling on the actual pounds! But I HAVE been mainlining sweets so it stands to reason...

So my question is did you get loads bigger AND heavier with the second pregnancy? I gained much faster in the third tri last time so if that happens again I'm going to be biiiiiig. Or maybe I've peaked early...hmm

Mammyloveswine Tue 05-Dec-17 16:19:11

I'm exactly the same as I was first time round, even my bump is roughly the same! I'm 36 weeks and roughly two stone up (bmi of 23 when I fell pregnant). I probs could have been a bit healthier but I lost the weight within weeks last time so hoping it'll be the same again!

FourForYouGlenCoco Tue 05-Dec-17 16:26:49

Yes I gained totally differently! First time round I gained the weight by the book - not much in the first half of pregnancy, then 0.5-1lb per week after that. Put on 24lbs total.
Second time I’d already put on a stone by 20 weeks - was convinced I’d end up enormous, but then weight gain totally slowed down/dropped off and I hardly gained anything for the whole 3rd trimester. Gained exactly the same amount as first time round, give or take a lb or two. Both times I ate when I was hungry and tried to get plenty of fruit, veg, healthy stuff in between indulging pregnancy cravings. The weight came off after birth easily enough both times. Had a girl first, boy second, fwiw.

kelly14 Tue 05-Dec-17 16:27:25

Its my second ,I ’m 25 weeks and I’ve put on 7lbs. ( started at 9.5 stone)
With my daughter I put on 4 stone which I did not want to happen again!!! So I have made sure I don’t eat for 6 like last time lol

Moanyoldcow Tue 05-Dec-17 16:30:51

I put on masses in first pregnancy - about 3.5 stone but it all went in the first month as I had terrible water retention and a massive baby.

This time round I'm being much stricter and at 28 weeks I've only put on 5 lb so far. Baby still measuring above 90th centile though so radiographer just said I make big babies.

The caveat to this though is I started off obese so has 'reserves' to feed the baby,

If you are a healthy weight it's expected to put on at least 15kg, isn't it?

BigBaboonBum Tue 05-Dec-17 16:39:17

I put on far more in my first pregnancy but second pregnancy I just bloated out quicker

mindutopia Tue 05-Dec-17 17:04:52

I expect to gain more weight this time (my 2nd). With my first I gained about 18lbs total by the time she was born. I'm now a bit over a stone, so up maybe 18-20lbs already, at 30 weeks.

With my first, I had so much more free time. I was working from home full-time from the start so I had time to take an hour walk 3 times during the week and then on the weekends my dh and I were taking long country walks, usually about 8-12 miles on a Saturday or Sunday. I did a 14 mile walk around 28 weeks last time. This time around, I'm lucky if I can squeeze in 30 minutes of walking 2-3 times a week. Up to 20 weeks, I was commuting 3 hours each way 3 days a week, and now I'm not commuting, but I am squeezing full-time hours in between the school runs (so hardly time for lunch, plus I have to work evenings and weekends). I have a 4 year old who won't exactly take 8-14 mile walks with me so I can't get in an extra exercise on the weekends. So I expect I'm bound to gain more overall. I don't think it really, for me, has to do with it being my 2nd pregnancy, more that I'm just way busier and don't have time to be as active. I'm doing as much as I can though and actually feel better in terms of pain/SPD this time around as I know what I need to do to hold it off. I was definitely suffering more last time, even though I'd gained less at this point.

RatherBeRiding Tue 05-Dec-17 17:07:58

I gained 14lb first time round, and over 20lbs with second - but it turned out to be nearly all water retention in the last couple of months! Once I'd finished losing the water post-birth (10lbs in 7 days!) I found I actually weighed less than my starting weight.

But my bump was a lot bigger (i'm extremely small so even a small baby looks like I've swallowed a whale).

Clarab0w Wed 06-Dec-17 14:53:06

@fourforyouglencoco I'm sort of hoping that's the case here...!

I've had a mean sweet tooth again this pregnancy and have definitely been a bit less active in some ways, but I'm still running round after a toddler mentalist most days so was hoping that might help counter some of the chocolate coins/ mince pies I've been inhaling. @mindutopia definitely same as you in less dedicated 'exercise' this time though!

@ratherberiding fingers crossed I'm just a bit waterlogged too grin

@moanyoldcow Yeah, it's definitely within range, but for my pre-preg height/ weight apparently 12kg is about right and I'm over halfway there with the fat-storing bit of pregnancy all still to come apparently! Not too worried but sort of thinking maybe rationing myself to five four two mince pies a day might be a good shout... the weight's one thing but should probs do what I can to avoid GD?!

Clarab0w Wed 06-Dec-17 14:53:41

ps: @mammyloveswine best username ever wink

Oysterbabe Wed 06-Dec-17 18:03:34

I've gained less this time. I think it's because I was still fat from the first time.

oldlaundbooth Wed 06-Dec-17 18:05:29

I got big earlier but not any bigger overall.

I also gained the same amount of weight but ate less the second time around.

So you might as well stuff your face.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Wed 06-Dec-17 18:44:15

I have put on less weight the second time round, my bump is a completely different shape too.

AutumnLeavesandCandleLights Wed 06-Dec-17 19:22:22

First pregnancy I put on around 2 and a half stone - had zero control with junk food and general terrible eating habits.

Currently 35 weeks pregnant with baby number two and have gained next to no weight at all, think I've put on around 15lbs so far and baby is weighing in at 6lbs 5oz at the mo, so add in the water weight, placenta etc and I'm probably only around 4-5lbs heavier than before I fell pregnant.

I always thought it was more common to gain more in your first pregnancy tbh, but I guess everyone's different.

Birdy131 Sat 20-Oct-18 08:58:25

@ForYouGlenCoco - your one comment has made me feel soooo much better! There’s hope!! Ha ha - fingers crossed for no weight gain in the 3rd trimester, that would be nice. Thanks for posting smile

Waitingonasmiley42 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:12:44

I put on more the first time (preeclampsia) but lost it more quickly the second time. Going back from maternity leave at 9 months lighter than pre-pregnancy weight. Breastfeeding definitely helped.

Nutkins24 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:18:37

I was enormous 1st pregnancy all over, 2nd I still out on a lot of weight and certainly stuffed the same amount of junk (if not more) but I’m not sure where it went as I didn’t look anywhere near the size of the 1st and It’s coming off so much quicker. I know it’s an old wives but I’m convinced it’s the difference between carrying a girl 1st time and a boy 2nd.

Lilbear14 Sat 20-Oct-18 09:42:37

I gained 6 stone with my first.
3 or 4 with my 2nd.

Really hoping I can keep it under 2 stone with my third but it's not looking likely at the rate I'm going hahaha

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