Is there a normal? I was told at my midwife appt. last week that I should gain about 30 pounds, and I was scolded for losing a pound since my last appt. They kind of told me I need to pick up the pace with the gaining, and reminded me that I am almost halfway through and haven't gained anything yet.
I am 5'5, and started out at 137 PP, I've been hovering around 132-133 for-ever. But, I am definitely growing a prominent baby bump, at night my belly looks humongous to me. It's like the baby is taking all my excess weight everywhere else and using it for her/his own purposes.
I am eating plenty, working out moderately about 3 times per week (and walking other days). I feel healthy and the baby is actually measuring big, consistently about a week ahead.
Do you guys think this is okay? A sono tech said to me that she was 20 weeks along and had only gained 5 pounds. At the time, I thought, "Wow, that would be so nice, but she's really small". Now I'll be surprised if I put on 5 pounds in 4 weeks (it could definitely happen, but who knows?).
Did anyone else have slow or little weight gain in previous pregnancies and do just fine? This is my first.