I've never had trouble gaining weight before, that's for sure!! Weight has always been a struggle for me, I've always been, or at least felt like, The Fat Girl. When I had been so unhappy in my former marriage, I had gained 50 pounds (that, thank goodness, I lost in 2012). I've been worried all through this pregnancy about not gaining too much weight, especially since there's a family history of diabetes and it started in my mom when she had GD with my younger brother.
My goal is to end up at 15 pounds over my start weight. My midwife said that with my weight, her goal for me was 20-25 pounds, but she didn't object to me aiming for 15 instead. Besides, if I aim for 15 and gain more than I had planned, then I still end up around my midwife's goal, whereas if I aim for her goal and miss, I'm gaining too much weight.
But now I'm at 22 1/2 weeks and I'm still below my start weight by a couple pounds. I had lost 15 during the first trimester from being so sick, and I still haven't gained all of it back now that I can eat again. Penguin's (no, we still don't have a name for him yet) been measuring on track at each appointment, but I want to make sure he keeps growing like he needs to. I've been bouncing back and forth within a couple of pounds for the past couple weeks. This past week I've been fighting off a nasty cold, and it's been messing with my appetite. I realized at 5:00 this evening as I woke up from a nap that all I had had today was a Fiber One bar and three cookies.
So yeah, I think I need more milkshakes. I think I can handle that.