Another shocking jump in weight!
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|Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:22pm|
Well, had an appointment back with my local OB office today and got a complete shock. I gained 10 pounds in the past month, bringing my total weight gain during pregnancy so far to 29 pounds. All but 4 pounds of that has been during the second trimester. What's worse, my doc said because I started out "obese" (16 pounds overweight at 5'6 1/2" is now considered obese?), my target weight gain should have been between 10 and 20 pounds, and closer to 10. I'm sure I was initially told between 15 and 25, and while I WAS a few pounds heavier than I was comfortable with, no one told me I was obese. Of course, I am now. I feel like a hippo, especially with this young rail of a doctor telling me I was obese before. Bottom line is I have to cut back on my eating and seriously increase the exercise, which seems even harder the bigger I get. He wants to see me in three weeks (in the meantime, I'm having the gestational diabetes screening Friday) and, if my weight gain has continued at such an accelerated pace, he'll order a U/S to make sure the baby isn't growing too fast (which I believe he said can also be a sign of GD).
I really am alarmed my weight is up by that much. Clearly I've been overindulging more than I should have, but I didn't think it was enough to gain 10 pounds in a month.