Thursday, January 15, 2009


I was a little hesitant about blogging about this since it kind of bothered me a little. But by reading my friends blogs (Traci & Cori) over the last year or so, it has taught me to blog the truth and nothing but the truth.

We had a baby doctor appointment yesterday…

Dr. Maynard: “Well, your weight has jumped up there quite a bit since your last appointment. But you won’t get a lecture from me cause in the last 4 weeks, there have been a couple “eating” holidays, so we’ll let this one pass.”

Me: “Yeah…eating holidays…let’s blame it on that.” (I did not mention the Twinkie and Nutty Bar incident.).

From my December 15th appointment up until yesterday, I gained 10 pounds which equals a total of 20 pounds in the last 24 weeks. The 20 pound total does not bother me, it’s the fact that 10 of it was acquired in the last 4 weeks. I understand this is what happens when you get pregnant and I’m not complaining one bit. I’m willing to put myself and my body through ANYTHING to have our happy healthy baby Thomas. I know I’m going to gain weight and I’m really not that worried about it, but I realized yesterday that I’m gaining weight because I’m eating the things that I want and not eating the things that baby Thomas needs. He could care less if I eat a box of Girl Scout cookies or a bar of cream cheese. He’d probably rather I ate some celery sticks or a banana. So, I’m going to try things his way for a while. I don’t plan to deprive myself of cravings, but maybe now I can just eat one Girl Scout cookie instead of ½ the box. My goal for my next appointment is 7 pounds. Wish me luck!


Cori said...

Hey Melissa---My friends and I have discovered that almost everyone has one 10 lb weight gain right around the halfway mark. That sounds totally normal from what I've seen. I gained 10 lbs almost every 4 weeks from about week 13, and that is no lie. Luckily, my doctor just said, "Some people do that." If she'd given me a hard time, I would have felt even worse.

Also, you really, really need to read Baby Bargains by Denise & Alan Fields. It's like a Consumer Reports for baby items and it's a really fun read, too.

B-Mom said...

I agree with Cori, sounds pretty normal and healthy. If you doctor was really concerned, she would have said something. You are just fine, and so darn cute!