Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Weighing In

Just got back from my appt. with my OB (Dr. W) . Did the regular weigh in and did not like what I saw. I hate getting weighed at the doctor's office. Only because it is always higher than my real weight. Although I always kick off my shoes, my clothes are heavy and add, what....10 lbs.? Okay, maybe 4. Anyways, I prefer to track my pregnancy weight gain by weighing myself right before I get in the shower each morning. According to my home scale I have gained about 10 lbs, which is normal for 20 weeks. Not sure where that 10 lbs. has gone, I am thinking about 2 to my boobs and the rest to my volleyball belly. However, according to my doctor's scale she says I have gained about 12-13 lbs. I quickly protested saying that I am always fully dressed at her office and half the time constipated when I go in, therefore, her scale sucks and adds poundage that really does not exist. She laughed and said that my gain is normal for my body type and that I would be gaining about another 20 lbs. from here to my due date. 20 lbs! Holy crap! Where does that go? Oh, right, to the baby and my boobs.


Christy said...

I instantly lost 20 pounds after the birth of each of my babies. Toward the end of your pregnancy, you will carry lots of water weight too. My hands, feet, and face were so swollen.

Jeninacide said...

I also instantly lost 20 pounds after I gave birth. The next 10 after that came off steadily. The next 5 after that too some work- and I am still battling the last 3...

It's not that big of a deal though. There's something really fascinating about watching yourself get bigger and bigger and then watching yourself shrink back down to normal size.

Plus- you get like an 8 pound prize!

Lainey-Paney said...

I gained almost 50 pounds when I was pregnant with Gage.

Keep in mind---I'm almost 5 feet tall. Seriously, I look at the pictures of my final months, and I wonder how in the world I even walked anywhere.

Breastfeed, and the weight may just melt right off!

Anth said...

By the third trimester, I stopped caring that I was gaining a pound a week. It started to feel surreal - like it was happening to Pregnant Anth, not me. Maybe you too will reach that zen state. Ha ha

And as pps said, shrinking back down again is SO fantabulous!