I count my pre-pregnancy weight as what I weighed before I knew I was pregnant, but my OB only started weighing me at 10 weeks, so there’s been a 2-lb discrepancy from the get-go. He was concerned because as of my last visit I was only up 10.6 (which wasn’t much for 28 weeks at the time), but on my scale, it was 12.6 (which was probably fine).
Still, he is measuring me on his scale which means that’s the “official” reading.
And I think he’ll be very pleased!
As of today, 29Weeks/5days, I was up 15.6 lbs!! Which means after weeks of miniscule gains or staying the same, I gained THREE lbs in a week!!
The Weight Watcher mentality in me would be shaking in her boots seeing the numbers go up so much in a week — let alone a number well above her WW starting weight — but the pregnant me looks at it more rationally.
See, here’s the thing — I’m still tracking my intake and I ate maybe 200 calories extra a day … so it’s physically impossible that I ate enough calories to gain 3 lbs of normal weight– which means Baby Girl (name to be revealed soon!) must be growing and I must be catching up in the weight gain department! Of course, it could be fluid, sodium, etc. but still–for the first time in my life, I was thrilled to see a huge jump like everyone said I eventually would.
Truth be told, I don’t feel much different, but my belly is pooking out more, so hopefully it means good things. I feel like I’m still all bump right now, with a little extra love on my hips, but I definitely don’t feel like I am 15.6 lbs heavier — OK, except when I try to get out of bed in the morning … that’s a real treat these days!
Anyway, have a great weekend–just wanted to share! If I keep this up, I think I will meet his goal of a 20-25 lb gain!