I'm on a totally different weight-gaining-trajectory than with DD. With DD, I was young, started off low average for my height, and gained 40 pounds. My favorite "craving" foods were McDonalds crispy ranch snack wraps and Fruit Roll-Ups. I worked at HoneyDew, so lots of sweets, bagels, and microwaved steak and cheese wraps. Gross. I don't remember giving any particular thought to nutrition, though I took a good prenatal and I'm sure I wasn't too deficient. Still, t's amazing she turned out as healthy as she is. It was all gone, plus 10 pounds, within 4-6 months, from nursing and from a determined diet that was as healthy as I knew at the time- lots of veggies and lean protein. I became a health nut after she was born.
With this pregnancy, I began about 10 pounds heavier than last time due to years of binge eating and yo-yo dieting. To date, I've gained about 12 pounds. I've eaten extremely healthfully (in my mind) on a very consistant basis, with fun less-healthy foods thrown in for sanity. I'm finding sugar and fatty/processed foods less and less healthy as time goes on, and my nutritional status has definitely improved through diet and supplementation. Overall I feel so much more balanced.
But at this point with DD, I'd probably gained close to 30 pounds! So this is very new for me. Baby is right on track, it's me that's not really growing. In fact, I think my face/arms/thighs are the same/thinner than before. It's kind of weird, but also nice, because I was very concerned about gaining a ton of weight and not feeling comfortable this summer. I'm hoping with breastfeeding I'll be able to accomplish (healthfully) the weight loss I'd been dabbling at for years. But I'm also loving my body, and this newfound balance.
It is strange, though- the chiro's scale said 161 yesterday, and the midwife's scale had said 162 3/4 weeks ago! I tried checking in with my neighbor's scale but her's was definitely off, it said 155. (I started at 150.) I'm really curious to see what the midwife's scale says tomorrow. It's possible I've lost fat weight and gained baby, but it is ... strange.
I'm also so curious about baby's weight. DD was 7 11 and always measured perfectly on track. This baby has measured perfectly so far too. I come from a family of big babies- 9/10 pounds at full term- so I'm wondering if I'll have another "little" one. I'm thinking the 8lb range.