So I woke up, read this thread, felt nicely reassured that though my weight gain is on the lowest end, that my baby feels healthy, tons of movement, I feel great and am loving this pregnancy, etc., and so I got up to go weigh myself. I lost 3 lbs since yesterday.
Last night, I had a craving for sugar cookies, so my DH and my DD made a huge batch of them and I admit, I ate 8, last night. How could I lose 3 lbs after eating 8 cookies on top of everything else?
I've actually eaten ice cream and/or cake (it was DD's birthday last week) probably every day for the last week, too! In addition, I think I eat a wide variety of food and plenty from the rainbow, don't shy away from things like sour cream and cheese and pasta and well, everything, including meat. Anyway, I still feel like I should be eating more often, so I'm going to focus on that a little, just to make myself feel better.
With my first child, I gained 35 lbs and with my 2nd, I gained 33 lbs, but that came much more slowly than with the first, so much so that I worried then, too (I've also had 2 miscarriages, including one in the 2nd trimester, so perhaps I worry more than most) but even with my 2nd, I had certainly gained more than 5 lbs at 28 1/2 weeks!
Anyway, I'm not overly worried or anything, just a little exasperated. My DH laughed that I lost 3 lbs and says he's going to make me another batch of cookies tonight so he can help fatten me up
. LOL! He thinks I and the baby are healthy and that I shouldn't be upset about it, that everything will be fine. I tend to agree <fingers crossed>.
My other two children were both born at 8 lbs 10 1/2 ounces so I don't make tiny babies, either, and I assume/plan that this baby will be similarly sized or bigger. Right?