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Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us Arlais and Amps.
Arlais I do have a question for you-when the heck did you morph from pregnant goddes to super woman?... I really want to get up as soon as possible and get cleaned up. Strictly no visitors until this happens.
Amps-I really want dh to be involved as much as possible. We have an appt on Wednesday to go through it all. I really want to watch it all and my Ob gives you a mirror.
How many people were in the theatre? I want someone to take lots of photos so dh can be in the moment and not worry about taking photos.
Ladies, loving the sharing of experiences and the photos.
Panda- I thought the same thing that smaller ladies would gain weight more easily than bigger ladies during pregnancy, I also have heard of lots of bigger girls being told not to gain anymore than 5kg or 8kg by their doc as they were already overweight to begin with, etc., however I'm finding it to be different.
I was a healthy weight for my height pre-pregnancy and at 7kg gained I'm still below the amount I should have gained but not too worried, I'm guessing I'm on track to gain about 11kg total by the end, which sounds about average to me. I met another pregnant lady yesterday, who is a week behind me and a really small/thin build and she has only put on 5kg to date. There are also a ton of ladies on this fb group I'm on who lost weight to begin with due to MS (I have never lost weight during pregnancy as I haven't really been that sick or anything) and have now gained what they lost as well as another 10kg or so and some are getting towards 20kg gained and said they were already big to begin with. I completely know everyone is different but just find it all really interesting. I'm starting to feel heavier with the extra that I have put on so think I'd struggle if I was one of the unlucky ones who had lots of fluid, etc, must be uncomfortable.
funnily enough Jay, my boobs haven't seemed to have grown at all, which I'm pleased about, don't need them any bigger!
With DS I put on 25kgs and I am usually a size 10!! He was a big 4kg baby though!
Haven't weighed myself at all this pregnancy but will do before I deliver. I certainly don't feel as big as last time though.
I did BF and by the time he was three mths old my original size 10 clothes were too big and I was pretty much the skinniest I have been without exercise or dieting!! Go figure!
Bed lover I'm not really weighing myself either. Last time was over two months ago, and I'd put on 11 kg. My SIL has turned into a rake, she looks like she has dropped two dress sizes, which she puts down to the breast feeding.
My DH told me the other day that all this time he thought he really liked big (.)(.) and now that I have them he misses my old ones!? Lol, what a thing to say?!
Amps thanks for the photos you look wonderful. As Ngaiz asked if partners are involved in the moment and we want photos taken is it best to have someone else in the room doing it for us? Who did you have taking photos? The thread I read last night, where a really beautiful clip had been put together of the c section, apparently was done by the doula.
I gained a kilo during the 20 week mark then 2 more at 31 weeks but yesterday's weigh in at 33 week lost 1 kg so all in all only 2 kgs. Not really sure how it works!! I don't really have a very big belly though. But not complaining as bubs is growing well.
Dh and I organised bubs cupboard today, with all the little clothes and crib sets, etc. I haven't done the washing yet otherwise it will be sitting in like that for the 2 months we are back in Aust. I want the clothes and towels to smell fresh when we get back so the maid will have it all washed and ironed ready when we about to come back. I feel a bit guilty and really want to do it myself but as DH reminded me we will be extremely tired with lots of luggage and a newborn when we get back so it only makes sense. When we get to Aust will have to hit the shops again to buy all the newborn things, (and theres lots!) we already bought some and left it in storage, at least I will have a chance to wash and iron all those ! Flying out Easter Sat we have tentative for a c on 6 May.
Thanks Bedlover, I love hearing these stories as I have other friends who have said that bf was the best diet ever as they too were thinner than they have ever been!
I started off weighing myself once a week as I was told to expect to put on 500g a week during the 2nd and third trimesters (which sounded like a lot) but when I wasn't, I stopped weighing myself and only checked again today.
Oh no Panda- I'm sure your DH thought he was nicely complimenting your normal size & letting you know you didn't need to be any bigger but definitely came out a bit wrong, hehe!
We had 1 midwife from the ward who escorted me to and from the ward for my c-section, she was in the theatre with us and offered to take photos for us, the paediatrician was apparently better so he took most of them for us. It's and individual hospital thing as to how many people can be in theatre with you and if cameras etc are even allowed so do check before hand. There did seem to be quite a few other medical staff in theatre, the ob, the anaesthetist plus her assistant, and I think about 3 or 4 theatre nurses. It was strange to hear my ob explaining to someone what he was doing throughout the procedure and why. I think they had a new theatre nurse in training or something, not too sure as I couldn't see much. I do believe a lot of hospitals won't let you watch most of the procedure yourself as it's happening, I guess it's in case you freak out or pass out. Dh could've watched/filmed if he wanted to but he chose to stay by my head to reassure me, which is the normal partner spot.
I'm spewing, Erin sucked her thumb for the first time today for about 30 seconds but I was too slow with the camera. It was so cute!!
When I had my C Section, only one person was allowed in the theatre, which was obviously my husband & they wouldn't allow him to stand up & watch them cut me open just in case he passed out, as they would have had him to deal with as well. There were strictly no videos, it was the hospital policy, however one of the nurses took all the photos of bub coming out etc..so could get all the close up shots without getting in the way of all the doctors, which was awesome. Just check with the hospital, on their rules.
Wow everyones is doing well weight wise! I put on a massive 32kgs!!! haha was normally are size 10 before & was going to the gym 5 days a week, & was healthy as...... soon as I new I was preggas I stopped the gym & ate anything & everything with no regrets...Donuts were my best friend hahaha I am now 11 days post & lost 12kgs already by doing nothing, so definitely is all the breast feeding.
Hope everyone is well & love all the photos!
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