This is such a good thread to read!!
I put on 25kg with my first baby and still have 11kg of it 16 mths later. I gained HEAPS in the start - about 16 kg by week 20, and then really slowed down but gained another 5 in 2 weeks in the last trimester which was fluid. I think all that came off was the fluid and the baby!! I have found it impossible to lose the last 11kg. I am hoping to TTC soon, but am really scared taht i will gain heaps again. My hubby is also really worried, because while he loves the b@@bs that go with the weight gain, pregnancy was really hard on my body and he is frightened if i gain the same amount again i will get really sick. He wants me to lose at least 8kg before we start trying but it is soooo hard!! It is nice to hear other mums who have gained weight and how people have managed this. I don't feel like such a fatty failure.
Good luck to all of you with your bubs - if you can keep the weight down, fantastic, but if not - at least you get something amazing at the end of it all!!