I gained 40 pounds with my first and left the hospital in my size zero jeans 4 days after.... Second one I wasn't so lucky I gained 40 again but the weight did not fall off.... I started this preg my third at 135 and I have gained 20 and I'm 25 weeks so I doubt it will fall off this time....
I gained 36 lbs with my first child who is now 3 months old. I lost 25lbs right away and am down to my last 6 pounds to lose. Things are not as tight as they were before so I have some work to do in the gym. =)
I lost weight no matter how hard I tried, but managed to gain back all but two pounds of my pre pregnancy weight before i delivered. So far I've now dropped from 145 to 116 in 7 weeks. You're expected to gain 25-35 pounds if you were of a normal healthy weight. More if you're under; less if you're over. As many women will tell you, it took 9 months to gain it, so it can take 9 months to lose it again. Breastfeeding (if you do it) can also help you to drop the weight much faster and get back to normal.
With my daughter I started at 115 lbs and ended at a whopping 180 lbs!!!! Tons of my weight was water. I was in the hospital on bedrest for preclampsia. After delivery, I was at least 40 lbs lighter (going home)
It took me about 2 months to loose the rest. I did have a c-section, so I waited about 2 weeks to start. I did try hard though. I was dieting, breastfeeding (eating all healthy, mind you), and running my treadmill. lots of walks & it all eventually fell off. I was 28 years old at the time...
Now i'm 33 and unfortunately I started this time around at 125-130lbs. oh pooh!
Well I go by lbs. BUT I gained almost 45 by delivery time. Which is ALOT. 25-30lbs is a good amount of weight to gain. I retained ALOT of water the last couple weeks.
I also was on bed rest for 3 months