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Old 03-07-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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8 pounds in 8 weeks?

Hey All,
I have gained 8 pounds in 8 weeks of pregnancy. Is that normal? I cant fit into any of my jeans anymore. I was always normal sized before and I have been having awful sickness where I get sick at least once a day and not eating all that much. I dont understand how my tummy could have gotten so big so soon! You can defintly tell Im pregnant. Has this happened to anyone else? Should I be concerned?
Thanks for any and all help!

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Old 03-07-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Re: 8 pounds in 8 weeks?

It is more likely the weight you have gained is a combination of water weight and due to constipation. Drinking lots of water can help with both of those.

Old 03-07-2005, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: 8 pounds in 8 weeks?

Don't feel bad. I gained 9 pounds in TWO WEEKS! It was mostly water weight the doc said. I tend to lean towards the fact that it was more than likely "Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs" and "Cheetos." LOL
Just remember, we will GET THE WEIGHT OFF AFTERWARDS!
Hasty horse who drinks too much water gets belly ache

Old 03-07-2005, 11:49 AM   #4
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Re: 8 pounds in 8 weeks?

At my 8 week weigh in I had gained 10lbs. Of course we were guessing because I hadn't weighed myself prior to getting pregnant. I had been unable to eat "healthy food" because it would make me sick. Because of that I had to eat what I could keep down. Unfortunately that was lots of toast and sherbert ice cream. Sour candies also helped to keep the gagging at bay when out and about. So it didn't help that what I was able to eat was high in calories. Hopefully once it starts to go away I'll be able to resume a healthier eating schedule. At 12 weeks I'm still very gaggy <~~me gagging

Edited to add: I only fit into one pair of pants that were around prior to getting pregnant, but that is because they were too big on me to begin with. Black stretchy pants and a pair of maternity jeans have become my staple bottoms.

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:46 AM   #5
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Re: 8 pounds in 8 weeks?

I gained weight fast too...about 10 pounds in 2 weeks...that was around weeks 7 to 9 or so. I'm now in my 13th week and am afraid to weigh myself. Don't think I've put on 10 additional since then...but I'll bet there's at least 5 more.

My stomach also blows up like an Ethiopian kid after I matter what I eat. I swear, if I get stretch marks, it's gonna be from bloating...not the baby.

Been in the early maternity jeans for several weeks now.

Like what MissChicopea said above...the things that I've been able to eat during the nausea are high-calorie & not so good for me. The "saltines for nausea" only make my nausea worse.

Did somebody say Cheetos???????

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