AS3 - Preloader First Frame Issue

Hey all,

So the issue I’m running into is having a really simple textfield preloader display the percent loaded on the first frame and then jump into the 2nd frame and continue with the site from there. Anything that I have exporting for AS, I turned export on first frame off. As I should, correct? The thing is, my preloader doesn’t display until about 40% in. And after looking at the bandwidth profiler, I notice the textfield I’m using to display the percent, is creating kb on the stage… which is why it doesn’t show till 40%. How do I get this to not effect the loading process so that it can display from 0 - 100?