Okayyyyyy. Now I'm 23 weeks and about 16.5 lbs up. I really FEEL good, and like I'm not inhaling only bad things (justttt bad things sometimesss). So I know I'm okay, but I just keep seeing other people only being like 10-12 lbs up and I'm like "Oh nooooooooooooooooo!" I try not to obsess, cause really... it's out of my hands. I'm not living off of banana splits and Big Macs, so I think I'm doing well enough. I TRY to balance things out (uhhh, like now I know to shove down lots of fiber. Yeahhh. Need that. Lol.) Last night I had a big bowl of my favorite salad again, deeeeelish... and then I had a small cup of rocky road ice cream. I think that's just dandy. I drink just water 98% of the time, so that's also good.
LilyTiger: Yeah, the gaining a zillion lbs at the end is what I'm afraid of too. I hear so many people tell me that. Which brings me to an annoying frustration especially being a FTM. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY does everyone have to give you their horror stories? Like every single solitary thing. WHY? Not a good thing is ever said. I was at a friends bachelorette party 2 months ago with 2 new Mom's. It came up that I planned to have a natural unmedicated birth. All I got back was "You'll never do it. You don't know the pain. You'll be begging for an epidural." I seriously wanted to reach across the table and choke them. I actually envisioned it as I was tuning them out... ala Ally McBeal. Hah. I want to be prepared, I understand things don't go according to plan, but also... This is my body, our baby, and my life. I will choose what I want. I really don't want to hear about your tears "down there", your 700 hour labor, and your 7 zillion lb weight gain just because that's what YOU had. It's just so frustrating!! Off topic a bit, sorry... but they do go together!
nudnik: Umm, I was on a superrrr dairy kick for a good long stretch. I still eat my ice cream, but I was seriously obsessed with chocolate egg creams. I don't drink raw milk (actually, I've never tried it!), but I do drink reduced fat organic milk. Andddd let me tell you, the seltzer and chocolate syrup with it was like heaven. Okay, now I want one. Lol!
ithappened: Really, that is so interesting... the pattern thing? I probably could've recorded my weight gain to date a little better. I know around 16 weeks I was only up 8 lbs. So from 16-23 weeks, I've gained another 8.5 I know I'm only 2 lbs off from "average", so I guess I'm content enough... I definitely just need to do more exercising. I've been very lazy in that department. Oooofa.