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TWENTY TWO POUNDS SO FAR!
I had my monthly with my regular OB. They weighed me and I am up 22 lbs. Oh my goodness. Okay I know I am neurotic and get all spastic easily but oddly enough, I am totally at peace with this. Part of the reason is that I didn't exercise or eat right at all in the first tri and put on 16 lbs. I've put on 1 a week in the last 4 weeks- nothing out of control. My doctor isn't concerned in the least. Fortunately, my head is now properly screwed on, I am making good decisions once again (for the most part lol), I am exercising regularly and I am over the whole nausea thing....
So this, dear bump friends, is my gift to you. Your weight gain is nothing
Oh! And the good news is that I got to hear the baby's heart beat. That was cool. I've had several u/s but never experienced the doppler before. Quite an amazing thing we are all blessed enough to be experiencing...
Re: Concerned about weight gain? Lemme make you feel better!
Jen, I gave up caring about weight, I haven't gained much so I don't worry, and it's all for a good cause.
Hearing the baby's heart is always a pretty sound, I wish I could record that sound and just play it on my IPod when I have a rough day or whenever it's something you can never get tired of hearing. I'am glad your visit went well.
if it makes you feel any better- I gained 50lbs with my son... and 3 weeks PP without even trying - i had dropped 30lbs of it.... it just melted off.
The other 20 were not as easy- but i also felt like crap for 8+w due to a bad 4th degree tear so it made going on simple walks impossible.....
you'll lose it afterwards... just be as healthy as you can now- and enjoy splurging a bit, too- b/c it's the only time you can without tons of guilt For me it's the LAST time I can - so i'm enjoying things, but not going crazy
As long as your doctor isn't too worried, I guess just take it for what it is. Gaining for your baby. I'm a bit less stressed over weight gain but am not looking forward to possibly weighing more than my slim husband. I'm usually 35 lbs lighter than he is... so it's possible I'll outweigh him. Eek!
And, Gail, it's good to hear that you lost those 30 lbs so quickly. I hope I follow your lead.
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And another thought...my dh recorded the heartbeat on his phone during one of our dr's visits and we transfered it to our computer. You could try that or bring in a digital recorder. He told me he listens to it on his phone whenever work gets stressful.
Oh my gosh, Jen, what a shock! ?Woo!
?I'm glad you got to hear the heartbeat, yay!?
Oh honey.... I REFUSE to give you the exact numbers... but ...
that's SISSY WEIGHT GAIN!
With my first, i put on 65 POUNDS.
Lost most of it... this time? I'm up 50 already. I freaked at the last visit, the doc said "AM I YELLING AT YOU!? you're having a baby - suck it up lady. it'll go away."
... says HER.
Thanks for the tip I would've never thought of that, I guess it's because I'am always caught talking my dr's ear off that I forget, I will keep that in mind when I go on Monday.