My last 2 pregnancies were more paleo,although #2 I did do fermented dairy and some gluten. On #3 I cut out all dairy and gluten - 100%. I was not 100% perfect though with other grains, sometimes I had some rice, in the first trimester I found it hard as I had lots of aversions, this was the first pregnancy I experienced that. I craved more carbs but generally kept that to fruit and sweet potatoes. I was super active until the last trimester, although didn't do a lot of official workouts. We have a few acres and I garden, so I spent a lot of time raking and digging and moving heavy things, helped butcher chickens a few times not to mention chasing 2 kids around. I looked the best this time.
I gained the same weight as last time-35 pds. Started out at 117lbs at 5-4. I still have about 9 lbs to lose at 11 wks post partum. I have lost weight at the same rate w/ all my pregnancies, actually had gained 55 lbs with #1 but lost 40 in the first month and my diet was the worst then. I have been pretty strict paleo since before this one was born but the weight is still coming off at the same rate. With the other 2 it took until 4 months to lose the weight and then until 6-7 months to be the same size. At least this time I should be back to the same size by 4 months, instead of just the same weight.
My recovery was pretty rough w/ #1, it took months to feel normal. With #2 it was immediate, I felt great. This time it was a bit slower-about 6 weeks to feel completely back to normal. I attribute that to slacking off on the activity the last trimester and my babe coming out funny w/ her hand by her face gouged me on the inside. I was back to our regular schedule by 1 week though- taking the kids to the library(by myself) and doing other activities.
always have had tons of milk with all of them.
Mama to 4, wife to my love