24 weeks- surprising changes?

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Registered: 08-13-2014
24 weeks- surprising changes?
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 9:18am

hello everybody! so, i am expecting my first baby on 12/1 and have so far done really well with the pregnancy. i started to think i was REALLY lucky until around 22-24 weeks when some interesting symptoms presented. i only gained 5 lbs. my first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and in the past 4 weeks, i have gained nearly 12 lbs. this schocked me because it was so much weight in such a short period of time!! i know he is going through a growth spurt right now, and i myself am a pediatric registered nurse, so you would think i wouldn't be surprised- but i was. i was so shocked i even cried at work. that's another thing- the typical "hormonal" things like crying, cravings, and eating gallons of ice cream do not apply to me either. i don't have cravings and i don't eat anymore food than i used to. the food i DO eat is healthy as well. SO... just wondering if any other preggo moms out there have experienced this interesting 21-24 week-ish phenomenon.

thanks for reading!