Can I join you? I wasn't overweight for my last pg, gained 40lbs, had a 8lb 12oz baby, and lost most of the weight quickly. Now that I'm home with dd, in a cold climate, I find that I bake a lot and exercise relatively little (she's a very sensitive child, and I tried leaving her at the gym childcare a few times, but wasn't willing to force the issue when she was so obviously upset by it) I've yo-yo'd a bit, getting motivated in the spring time and losing 10 lbs or so, but fall and winter always bring me back in to my lovely kitchen-- where I, must say, I am very happy.
It was an eye-opening experience right before this pg, when I was referred to an RE due to my history of early mcs before having dd. It was like she was DETEREMINED that I had all sorts of hormonal problems causing the mcs (despite my former dr finding and removing a polyp, and my subsequent successful pg with dd). The woman was very nice, but just seemed baffled when all my bloodwork came back normal-- and even more so when I got pg on my own, on the first try (actually, we found out that I was actually pg when I was in her office, being told how screwed up I likely was!)
So here I am-- apparently fairly healthy, thank goodness, but starting off already looking several months pregnant. I'm bloated enough that I can't suck it in anymore, and I actually broke down and bought a pair of under the belly mat capris yesterday, just so I can have something that's comfortable around the waist to get me through the next month or two (my shorts "fit", but aren't comfortable around the waist where I'm sensitive) The several days that I was sick with ms before starting my unisom, I was horribly depressed and mean to my family, and I actually collapsed coming out of the shower one morning and almost passed out--- that was my wake-up call that, regardless of how much "extra" I might have, I really do need to continue to eat. So now that I am able to eat again, I make a point of doing so-- even if the one thing that doesn't sounds revolting isn't the healthiest "choice"-- I don't really feel like it's a choice at all. The most important things right now are that I keep myself healthy and that I stay nourished enough that I'm not a total bear to my family. So I'm getting over it. Can't wait until I can break out the mat wear full-time and just embrace it.