Originally Posted by chlobo
I suddenly feel full after not eating that much. I used to be able to eat lots. Now I just end up feeling bloated & huge. How can this kid be taking up so much room when it only weighs 9 oz?
At this rate I'll gain a gazillion pounds.
Oh just you wait. For the final month of my pregnancy with DS, I was practically on a liquid diet. I'd have about two bites of anything and get full... but I could drink milk, protein shakes, smoothies, etc, and got my nutrition that way. It was miserable because I WANTED food but couldn't handle it.
But, at this stage, it's probably the hormones. Digestion and your metabolism slows down during pregnancy (why many people gain weight), and this can make you feel full very quickly. Try smaller, frequent meals. Or, skip meals all together, and just eat something nutritious every hour. Yogurt, nuts, half a sandwich, boiled egg, etc. You can set a watch in the beginning so you remember to keep up the frequent meals.
Hope you can have a big meal soon.