I hate to be this person but I feel so awful that I thought it might help to see if fellow preggers feel the same. I have struggled with weight my whole life. In high school I got up to 215lbs. I lost close to 70lbs at the age of 21 and have always fluctuated 10lbs back and forth since then. Needless to say, weight gain was a huge concern with my getting pregnant. I had planned to even try to get in better shape before getting pregnant, but my husband and I almost instantly conceived so I didn't have the chance to drop any weight (I swear I'm not complaining. I know that we are blessed to have conceived so quickly).
At 12 weeks my doctor was tickled I had only gained 1lb while in my first trimester. I was feeling good! However, at my 16 week checkup I had gained 8lbs in a month! My doctor wasn't concerned, but told me to make sure I'm watching my weight gain from here on out. She also mentioned she'd like to see me maintain my weight until my next appointment at 20 weeks. Well, I weighed myself today and I've gained another 3lbs! I've now gained 12lbs in a month and a half. I feel terrible. I know weight gain is expected, but 12lbs before the half way point seems like a lot. Especially when I was advised to only gain 20-25lbs total!
I'm terrified to gain a ton of weight. I know it is not healthy for me or my baby. I realize that it's inevitable but am I out of control already? I don't always eat the best, but I do not binge eat or eat more than I normally would. I exercise often as well. Not hardcore workouts, but walking, yoga, etc.
Am I worried over nothing? I feel like I'm going crazy!