Suggested weight gain during pregnancy:
If you are underweight- 27-40 pounds
If you are normal weight- 25-35 pounds
If you are over weight- 15-25 pounds
How the weight is all distributed by the time you have the baby: (roughly)
Baby: 7-8 pounds
Placenta: 1-2 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
Uterus: 2 pounds
Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
Maternal blood : 4 pounds
Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 poundsMaternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds = ROUGHLY 31lbs
I consider myself at "normal weight" majority of the time. With my first, I gained 60lbs. I stopped looking when the scale tipped 200lbs. *sigh* I had no self control, and I certainly didn't have a 30lb uterus. So, when I hear someone say "Go ahead, have another slice of pie, you're pregnant!" it drives me crazy. YES, I'm pregnant, so I should STEP AWAY from the pie. I have 2 bodies to care for!
|Nearly 23 Weeks|
I have been the master of self control this pregnancy. Okay, I'm not a master, but I am in the apprenticeship program! I have gained about 4lbs, and I'm nearly 23 weeks. With my first, I had already gained at least 20lbs. Perhaps this is why everyone keeps saying "you look so great this pregnancy" or "you're all belly this time." Maybe last time I was all side chub and belly. (I swear, taco bell addiction is very real) Don't worry, I do indulge, just not daily like I used to. And I'm much more active, and that makes me more alert, and energized! As energized as a pregnant woman taking care of a toddler can be.
"Every night I crave chocolate, and every night I have an apple."-ME