Jack & Carol
We had only had our profile activated a short time before our agency was contacted by our birhtmother. The agency explained to her, her rights and the laws of adoption for our state. Only two more months passed and we set up a meeting. She was so sweet and we just prayed that she liked us. We were on pins and needles waiting to hear from our agency. We found more ...
Shortly after you get a positive pregnancy test, many women begin to wonder how much weight they will gain in the months ahead. You may have heard stories of extreme weight gain, and worry about being able to take it off once the baby arrives. Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight and height, you may be required to put on more or less weight than those suggested below. Always discuss your options with your doctor. With proper diet and exercise, you may find yourself in better shape when the baby comes than you were pre-pregnancy!
We are Scott and Ashley and we want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are excited that you would consider us as loving parents and we hope that this profile will give you a glimpse of who we are and who we hope to be as parents.
We will go over the normal pregnancy weight gain limits, but it is a personal thing that varies from mom to mom. Subsequent pregnancies may gain less than first time moms. All moms will gain at least a certain amount of weight to account for baby and fluid. Factoring in a 6-7 lb baby, along with the placenta, amniotic fluid, increased breast tissue and increased blood volume most moms can expect to gain at least 15 pounds over the course of the pregnancy. This is likely to be more like 25-30 pounds for most moms, however.
When you gain the weight is just as important as how much you gain. A typical mom could expect to gain 2-4 pounds during the first trimester. They can expect to put on 3-4 pounds every month thereafter. After delivery, you can expect to lose about 7-10 pounds right off the bat. The remaining 10-15 will come of slowly in the weeks and months ahead. Breastfeeding has been known to facilitate weight loss- so if you have the opportunity to do so, it is to your advantage. Bringing your baby along for walks or incorporating them into your exercise routine will also help you get back to pre-pregnancy weight sooner.