Originally Posted by hildare
could you have eaten lots before the next to last weigh in, and have been wearing lots of clothes or something? that could fluctuate it a few pounds, i'd think....
I have a similar issue, although I'm actually kind of glad. But I have gained a wee bit more than you. I had put on about 20 lbs after starting an office job (after being a SAHM) about a year ago, plus pregnancies and M/C's in between, and started at 190 for my pre-pregnancy weight. I didn't want to gain a lot like I did with DS's (60+lbs) and my midwife encouraged this as well. With that being said, I alternate in between eating incredibly healthy to eating whatever I want. I've only gained 9 lbs, and lost 2 lbs at my last appt. I'm in my 29th week. I usually eat what I want, toast w/ peanut butter or cereal, a salad (which I usually want, I crave veggies) and then snack on whatever and eat a normal dinner. My midwife isn't worried though. She actually said at my last appt that I was doing awesome with weight gain. I am also 5'9 and my uterus was measuring 29 wks at my 28 wk appt.
I think as long as you're eating healthy, and not TRYING to lose weight, then it's probably fine. Keep in mind too that U/S estimates for the size of a baby aren't incredibly accurate. If you health care provider isn't worried, I wouldn't worry either. I know it can seem crazy though, I had NO problems gaining weight with my other pregnancies.