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.