May. 8th, 2013 06:31 pm

Well... I have gained about 5 pounds in the last two weeks. Though I usually weigh myself first thing in the morning so it might not be that much.

Don't worry, I don't feel bad about this since I am *still* under the weight I started out at. Though this is about what my pre-Christmas weight was. It really feels like all the weight is in my boobs and belly. I can still wear most of my normal pants, a few fit better everywhere but the belly.

I am so glad to want to eat again. Food tastes better! I can eat a full meal again! Meat isn't gross to me anymore. Really, the only thing I have changed is I eat breakfast (I never did before) and I need to eat a snack in the afternoon. Otherwise I am eating the same as I was before. So I have a feeling that after this big jump I'll have a slower weight gain.

In other news, my nipples have gotten huge which is just odd to see. It is funny how much your body changes during this process.

I have started to gain weight. Just a couple pounds but that is okay because I am still 10 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. My starting weight was about 10 pounds over the weight I like to be so I am okay with what I weigh right now.

From here on out the recommendation is to gain an average of a pound a week for the next 24 weeks. All this seems sensible and good recommendations but all the articles that go with this advice are really preachy. Is it terrible if I gain a little (or a lot) more than that? I know people that gained 60-70 pounds during pregnancy and everything was fine. I also know my mom gained an average of 10 pounds a pregnancy and ended up being too thin afterwards.

Maybe it is because all the advice out there is the same advice you get when you are dieting. "Don't do full fat dairy, don't drink your calories, limit sugar intake". Maybe because I have never really restricted what I eat so I don't feel like I have permission to eat anything I want right now. Not that I don't eat what I want.

Also, while we are talking about food, for the first time in my life I have to eat right when I get hungry. It is so weird. When I am working I tend to forget to eat, esp if I don't have lunch plans and then I get really jittery and spacey. I am sure it is just low blood sugar but it is still an odd feeling.


Mar. 19th, 2013 05:23 pm
So, morning sickness? Mostly gone. Yay!

Heartburn? Okay if I avoid some foods and take medication if it gets bad.

Hopefully this means I will stop losing weight (I am down 18 pounds!) and will start gaining again.

However, I still can't eat much in one sitting. If I don't eat every couple of hours I get that weird jittery feeling that happens when you haven't eaten in a while. So I need more snacking stuff. I still have a food aversion to meat or anything really fatty. However, tuna is okay. Any suggestions? Brussel sprouts aren't going to give me enough calories. Ha!

Also, I was thinking about making smoothies. I am not usually one to drink/eat them but it might be a good way to get some healthy calories into me while I drive to work. Any one ever do this before? Just an FYI, orange juice is out. The other option is to talk Amy into going to Jamba Juice one day.

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