The other night I stepped on the wii fit and I had gained 3.9 lbs since my last weigh in...the day before!!
Then I remembered the 3+ lb heating pad I had tucked into my pants for my back pain.
Seriously, this is my sixth. And here are my stats:
#1: started at 150, delivered at 215 (pre-e, lots of water weight) 65# total
#2: started at 140, delivered at 195 55# total
#3: started at 160, delivered at 205 45# total
#4: started at 175ish, delivered at 230ish 55# total
#5: started at 175, delivered at 225 #50 total
So I personally feel my body is programmed to gain about 50ish pounds with pg. I don't really eat all that differently when pg, if anything, I usually eat MORE healthy while pg and eat less sweets, etc.
It is what it is. I don't fit the book much to every doctor's chagrin and lecturing of me.
I certainly need to exercise more and I'm hoping to keep up my routine on the wii fit (step for 20 minutes, 3-5x/week). I've got 5 kids and I work full time and we're a one income family, so it's not like I've got the time or money to spend on the gym or some fancy exercise routine. It's just not in the cards. I'm freaking spent by the time I get home, help with homework, etc.
Basically as long as *I* know I'm not doing anything disgusting or over the top, I don't get wound up about my weight anymore. I started this pg about 175# and I'm already almost 185# at 8 wks. I figure I'll likely be 225# when I deliver, hopefully not, but we'll see...
I just don't fit in the textbook and I don't care. That's why I'm really hopeful I can see a midwife for all my prenatals again. My 4th pg was the best b/c I stepped on a scale at the beginning and at the end and that was it. No stress. No lectures.