I was having horrible morning sickness for a while but that has passed. I'm feeling extra picky so I'm finding it hard to eat healthy. I will work on that. My husband has been away on business and we're getting ready to move so things have been stressful. At my last appt, I had lost two pounds and now according to my scale, I've lost about four more! I eat three meals a day and drink a ton, how am I not gaining any weight? Today my dinner gave me diarrhea but that's unusual. Any ideas? Anyone else not gaining weight yet? Thanks ladies
I haven't really gained much yet either. I gained maybe 2 or 3 pounds by 8 weeks, but I'm 15 now and haven't gained any more since then. I haven't even been nauseous much, just super picky like you mentioned, and I have a hard time eating very much all at once. Having a full stomach makes me feel kind of sick. Last time, I lost 5 pounds due to nausea, and ended up gaining 20 pounds (after regaining the 5) by the end of the pregnancy. I was kind of thinking I would gain more this time since I haven't lost, but maybe not? I'm a small mama so they say I should be gaining around 35 lbs, but I'm just trying to focus on eating healthy, getting lots of protein, and trying not to worry about the number.
I am pretty small too. I started off at 117, dropped down to 114, and am now up to 125 (OUCH)!! With my last pregnancy I gained 8lbs by 8 weeks and only gained 29lbs overall. I'm hoping this 1.2-2lb/week weight gain is temporary and I will slow down soon! I really don't want to gain more than I did last time. However, I am just not able to exercise the way I did and this baby really likes carbs and sugar :P
I should preface this by saying I'm very small in stature. I started my last pregnancy (3.5 years ago) at 96 lbs, gained a total of about 25. This pregnancy, my starting weight was a bit higher at 110 lbs. (I guess that's what 2 yrs of sleep deprivation will do...).
I thought I was gaining a bit of weight, but I weighed in yesterday morning at 110 lbs. and I'm 17 weeks. If I weigh later in the day I am more like 112-113 lbs. But I figured I'd gained at least ten pounds, I mean my belly has really popped and my fat jeans no longer fit. I haven't thrown up during this pregnancy and eat ravenously. Not sure what's going on. I guess it's probably because I have been working out and such regularly, but still...I eat all the frikkin time not to mention my body looks very different.
I'm also a small mama, and I gained 55lb last time. Currently, I'm at 16 weeks, and have gained 1 lb. I didn't throw up or anything, just super nausea for a while, and still dealing with it a bit here and there although once again it seems to be dying down.
I was actually a bit surprised to have gained so little thus far, considering I'm eating closer to 6 meals a day and snacking constantly. I also have a bump, and I'm pretty much all maternity pants with the exception of one pair of running shorts.
I'm trying not to think about it too much, because on the one hand, I'm THRILLED to have gained so little compared to what I imagine I'd already gained with the first...but I also want a nice big, healthy baby at the end and know that I will need to gain.
MommyofNRM- What about leaving a healthy snack in your pocketbook...I've started doing this, and whenever I'm out, I make myself eat what's in my bag rather than finding something unhealthy...it ensures I snack...and also that I'm eating something healthy. I do a lot of nuts or carrots. I also have started incorporating those Luna protein bars as a snack somewhere in the day...it helps get in some calories that I feel good about, and also is a quick snack. I've also already been pretty liberal with butter and healthy oils, but once I realized I'd gained so little and realized that a lot of my residual morning sickness was due to eating too few calories, I started adding even more to my cooking. I also tried adding whole fat dairy wherever I could handle it. Which is not much, but I'm into sour cream lately, and tomato soup, so adding the two together gives me more calories and fat that I feel comfortable with.