I thought I would be the last person to want to ask anyone else about this kind of thing, but I am out of my territory here. This is my fourth baby, probably my second worst case of "morning sickness." As well all know, it is actually all day sickness, nd mine tends to peak at night. The first 4 months of this pregnancy were extremely stressful, with little time or energy to eat right, and most of my atual throwing up coming late at night while trying to wrap up homework and lesson plans.
Strangely though, I didn't actually lose any weight, like I have with all of my other pregnancies in the beginning. I just didn't gain anything at first. Then I basically "caught up" overnight, at about 20 weeks.
With my other pregnancies, I have gained right around 25 lbs, from the weight that I lost to. I am nervous because my weight gain this time is about 3-4 lbs more than where I was with the others, but I am eating the same way, not overdoing it. I really looked at what I was eating, and I can honestly say, the weight gain confuses me. Instead of the normal lb a week, I think I am putting on 2-3 easily, no matter what I do,eat, throw-up.
I am only concerned because being of small stature, I know that the more I gain, the more uncomfortable I will be, and I am already having a lot of issues with my back. Baby seems large and is measuring large ( and I know my dates are 100% accurate), but i know that baby cannot account fr that much extra weight gain. I just guess that I (wrongly) assumed that pregnancy number four would seem routine, after what I am realizing was 3 nearly identical pregnancies ( 1 boy and 2 girls, so there goes the wives tales...)...I am just nervous.is it just that I am older this time around? My metabolism is changing? As of this morning, I am up about 20 lbs ( 26 weeks), and pretty sure that even my midwives won't be able to ignore that one.....
Sorry, this seems more like a rant thatn a question, but has anyone else ever had this ? I eat very healthy and just can't understand why my weight gain seems so out of control with this pregnancy.