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5 Things- I Wish I Knew Pre-Pregnancy About Weight Gain

August 1, 2011

To the right, my old body 😦 I miss you.

I read all the books, scanned the websites and asked my Dr., but there’s no better place to find out the real stories of having a baby than blogs and online forms. Here are 5 things I’ve discovered concerning weight after having a baby that I wish I knew before.

  1. Your stomach (uterus) really does go down fast! I was amazed at how quickly it returns to its shape.
  2. “It’s just water weight.” Is a lie. If they have to tell you that, it means your complaining about your weight gain, which means you are probably gaining too much weight. Don’t worry! You will lose it, this I promise you.
  3. I’m not sure where they got the 25lb number of how much your supposed to gain whole your pregnant. I have asked at least 50 friends, family and online peeps and maybe 5 only gained 25lbs.
  4. Your boobs will stay huge until u stop breastfeeding. Take a moment to enjoy your boobs. They won’t belong to you anymore after baby. I started off with big boobs so I was doomed. This is great news to all you small chested women, enjoy!
  5. You do have to do more than just breastfeed to loose the weight. A light exercise goes a LONG way! Just taking the little one for a walk, or doing some sit ups before you go to bed can make such a difference on the scale.

In case your wondering, I gained 60lbs. Yes, 60lbs! 14 weeks after giving birth, I have 20 more to go. I’m very happy with my progress, although it can be very hard at times. I’m not telling you this so you will go overboard. I just want to clarify that it is not the end of the world if you gain more than the recommended amount of weight as long as you and the baby are healthy. So, if you feel you must have that ice cream bar every night, I won’t judge!

PS: Skinny Cow ice cream is awesome!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2011 5:12 pm

    I wish I had known my body doesn’t let go of the weight until I wean 😦 No amount of diet or exercise could make it budge, and now? It’s slow but it’s steadily dropping! I just wish I’d known so I wouldn’t have stressed out about it so freakin’ much!

    • August 3, 2011 6:39 pm

      Thanks for you input Erin! I heard about that too. I heard your body hangs on to around 10 lbs until you stop breastfeeding. Def good to know that is true.

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