Just depends on your body... What happened to your mom?
For me I was able to fit into my pre-preg clothes at my 4 week appointment. In fact, I was already down to 114lbs, which is a size 1 or 3 for me (at my max I weighed 138 during pregnancy, was 120 pre preg). I was in size 1's and even smaller clothes 2 mos after (weighing 108) due to BFing. I say if you want the weight to fall off just BF. I also worked out my entire pregnancy. If you want to stay small to fit in a small dress, work out and don't get lazy. I say just order a dress in your usual size. Some people get real big though during pregnancy (just due to genetics).
My little man is nearly 3 weeks old, and I have 1st 7lbs (about 21lbs) to lose to go back to my pre pregnancy weight. I totally used pregnancy as an excuse to over eat though lol. But I've lost about 21lbs already since Harrison was born. I'm currently a size 16, 1 size bigger than pre pregnancy
I gained loads of weight.. I was 2 sizes bigger than normal after Erin was born. Now im still 2 sizes bigger on top (My boobs never went down! ) and one size bigger on the bottom. Still working on it though.
Pre pregnancy I was a 12 pretty much all over - after I was a 14, now I am between a 12 and 14 on top (depending on the store) and a 14 on the bottom (but they have room - could do with a 13 all over really!!!!)
I think it is impossible to tell - I had severe SPD and had to stop work at 27 weeks as I couldn't move -and could hardly walk. I know I put on a lot of weight at the end because of this - but will never know if it would have been different had I not had SPD. I also had a rubbish delivery and couldn't exercise for a while afterwards.
I guess I would order something a couple of sizes bigger than you are now and then pay a seamstress to take it in.....
I am also about 5 feet tall and was about 114 lbs before pregnancy. 1 month after giving birth, I was about same maybe a few pounds more, but I could fit on my early clothes. Thing is I am breastfeeding, so I am not very keen on loosing weight and I am eating very good
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