Friday, April 10, 2015

The Dr. Said It's Normal :)

So I know everyone has been telling me to chill, basically, about the weight gain these past two months. But I guess I needed to hear it from my doctor!

They weighed me in at 131, so up 5 pounds from my last visit there in January. Not actually that crazy. I expressed my concern that I've put on 5 pounds (and eaten 17,500 calories more than I needed to get there, haha!) when I had heard that you weren't really supposed to be gaining weight at this point.

She just laughed at me, nicely, and said that it was fine. That they want me to eat AND to gain weight, especially since I started out a little smaller. I have monthly appointments with the OBGYN and she said SHE would let me know if I was gaining too much, and that I shouldn't worry about it.

I was also talking to a female relative of mine, who was quite small when she got pregnant, and she experienced the same thing I am - 5-10 pounds of weight gain in the first trimester. But then it evened out for her and slowed down in the second trimester (especially when she started feeling better/less fatigued).

So I am going to chill a little :)

I still have my self-image problems, but I just push the most important things to the front of my mind: the health of my body to protect the little life I'm making! That can get me over feeling down about a little extra weight any time.

I expressed to the doctor that I was having a hard time getting down vegetables, and really only grains and fruit were appealing to me. She told me to focus on protein right now, to even out my blood sugar highs and lows. I've been having a hard time with meat lately - she suggested eggs, cottage cheese, cheese, yogurts, and peanut butter. I eat everything except cheese and peanut butter on the regular - but will focus on eating those more when I feel a blood sugar crash coming on. Also just looking for bland, simple foods with at least SOME nutrition to tide me over. Spices and strong smells really turn me off!

This weekend is going to be fun: I have my brother's engagement party (it's at a nice pizzeria and I am going to eat pizza for sure!) and the Game of Thrones premiere which we always have a big party for at a friend's house. Looking forward to it all - if I can manage to stay awake, that is. I'm wanting to hit the hay right now and it is only lunch hour :)

So that's where I am. Can't stop thinking about the silly looking thing I saw on ultrasound yesterday, with it's little arm nubs and big head, and loving it like crazy!


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