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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wait, Weight!

How do I say this? GAH!! I'm pretty sure that's the only word, nonsensical or real, that can express this. I am now at 22 weeks and weigh only 4 pounds less than I did when I gave birth to Nathan. How is this possible? I've gained 19 lbs already? I have 18 weeks to go!!

I really do know how this is possible. First, I started out weighing about 10 more pounds than I did with Nathan. So, those 30-plus pounds, while a lot, didn't seem as bad, especially since I went 42 weeks.

Second, I was still working out pretty regularly when I was pregnant with Nathan. I had the time. When I see my little monkey just a few precious hours a day, I'm loathe to give any bit of them up. Also, the Targo and I were free to take long walks in the evening. Well, we get home about 6 and put Nathan to bed between 7:45 and 8:00.

Third, I eat lunch out almost every day. Back in the glory days of 2007, my office had just two other women in it. We had good camaraderie (most of the time), so I didn't mind bringing a healthy lunch and eating at my desk. That also gave me 20 minutes or so to take a walk outside. Now, my office is inhabited by approximately 354 people. And, I can't wait to get out of here to breathe, let alone eat.

I'm three years older. I guess it's possible my metabolism is slowing a bit. All I have to say about that is "BOOOOOO!"

I do hope that I can continue to be healthy, despite the faster (much faster) weight gain. My blood pressure is great and I really do feel wonderful - now that I don't have a cold or sinus infection. I think it's more important to focus on that.


AJU5's Mom said...

I started my pregnancy with AJU6 10 pounds lighter than I was with AJU5, and I still ended at the exact same wait - 44 pounds more than I weighed before I got pregnant with him. I think it is normal to put more weight on with the second, or at least that is what I am going to tell myself :)

Shannon said...

Maybe the weight gain will slow down a bit. I was 15 pounds heavy when I got pregnant with Liam and I slowly gained 16 pounds by the end. So maybe your body will absorb some of the extra. Well, it should work that way, darn it!! Good luck sweetie!! I know you will have another beautiful and healthy bambino!!

Breathe Gently said...

I hope things slow down a bit for you - but either way, I'm sure your wee baby is doing a great little job in there. I don't even want to think about weight if/when I get pregnant. I struggle enough with it WITHOUT an added baby in there!

And also, you are beautiful anyway!