Simplykate, I'm another Kate, and right now that strikes me as very cool. Thanks for the sympathy. (And sorry you've had a rough time, too.)
To everyone, thanks for the reassurance--and just listening. I'm not *super* worried, just feeling a little concerned, and wanting to hear that I'm not necessarily irresponsibly depriving my baby of brain power and building blocks by not force-feeding myself... I am sitting here drinking a yogurt and blackberry smoothie (cool, sweet things seem a bit more enticing), and the baby is a kicker in any event, so I'll try to let that comfort me. My next midwife appointment is Friday, and I'll talk to her about it then.
I guess, too, maybe it just runs in families. My mom gained 20-25 lbs with me and I was nearly an 8-lber. It was just that I seemed on track to gain a little bit more until this flu season... But anyway, thanks again.