I feel like people will be thinking/commenting that I'm due much earlier than I am, in no time.....
Trimesters and Weight Gains/Losses - Page 8
I'm up 2.5 lbs total. I have no idea how. With my first two pregnancies I gained weight at a normal speed (or slightly higher lol) and I'm not exercising nearly as much. DH will kill me if he finds out that's as much as I've gained. He thinks I should be eating way more than I am right now. Nothing, but carbs ever sounds good though. I'm wondering if it's b/c I started out 10lbs heavier than with my first two so my body realises that it's got some fat stores to work with.
For the first week this weigh in I decided not to find out. I am over 11 lbs that I do know, but I do not know what number. I am well into 22 weeks. I am starting to get a baby belly too. Sometimes it looks almost normal in the morning, but later it the evening after a big meal it changes. Not sure how that works. I can tell significant difference when I look back at those first pictures I took vs now.
Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 3/29/12 at 9:45am
Veritas, I feel like you and I are always similar in everything!
I just weighed myself this am and I'm up 8 lbs total. As of last Tuesday I was up 5 1/2, so not sure what the heck I've done since then... but I know I'm not eating like crazy at all. Usually at night I'm not even hungry at all. I've forced myself to eat when I get home from work lately. Yeesh.
I'm still up eight pounds total at 21 weeks, 4 days. I have an appointment with the doc next week, so I'll ask her about gain then. DH is a little concerned that I'm not gaining enough, but he also had no idea that from here on out it's roughly a pound a week gain (depending on some variables). I'm eating a lot more fat and sugar than I usually do and I don't feel hungry, so I'm hoping I can just trust my body to work itself out. It does seem a little weird that I've had no weight gain for three weeks or so, just when the weight gain is supposed to really start. Oh well. Baby is kicking and going berserk in there, so I should just trust in that I guess. What's making me nervous is that basically since I started teaching again two weeks ago I come home completely exhausted. Like to the point where I have to drag myself around. I've been forcing myself to go to the gym and I always feel much better after, but I'm worried that being this tired is an indication that I'm not eating enough. I just don't know how I would eat more. Ugh.
The real significant baby growth happens in the third trimester (which is why, my OB says, they don't generally test women for gestational diabetes 'til 24-28 weeks), so according to my OB, it's still okay to not be putting on much at this stage. My last pregnancy went the same way as this one is going so far, which is to say I lost some first trimester, gained just a little second, and then had the bulk of the gain in the third when the baby began rapidly putting on weight.
Ha, my husband just commented on my belly button last night. He said he doesn't think it's going to pop. I pointed out that it has lost half its depth just in the past two months, so I suspect it'll be popped by the end. It's so funny that we notice that kind of thing. Sad little belly button.