Feed Me, Seymour!

So apparently I’m on target with my weight, about a pound. (So it is true, cameras do put a few extra pounds on you — don’t I look much bigger than a measly pound?) But the doctor told mother ship that she was gaining too much weight too fast. I guess it’s confusing to her since I’ve been kicking and ringing the dinner bell a lot more lately. The fear of gestational diabetes, c-section and other complications is making her cut back on the breads and meal sizes, but man, I’m still hungry! And Dad’s been trying to keep her accountable. I think it’s a good thing, but come on, it’s not like she’s the size of a whale or something. (pictures to come soon)

4 Responses to “Feed Me, Seymour!”

  • Mama Ass says:

    Really? That seems hard to believe. But what do I know, I gained about 50-70 pounds with each pregnancy. Do you have elevated blood sugar?

  • MightyMom says:

    The doctor hasn’t said anything about elevated blood sugar. The glucose test is in a few weeks, so I guess maybe I’ll know more then?

  • Mama Sikes says:

    When you do the glucose test just remember that it is a screening test and the cut-off is very conservative. Many women have to have the next level test and they do just fine on that one. Sometimes the MDs forget to tell you that piece and then you worry (sometimes what you do at work comes in handy!).

  • Eh, James says:

    Jan’s OBGYN said a total weight gain of 30 lbs going into the last week of pregnancy is acceptable. Weight gain is not constant. Most women gain relatively less weight during early pregnancy and gain the bulk of the weight at the end of pregnancy. Maybe your doctor thinks you gained too much weight at this early stage and wanted to caution you against overeating? Also keep in mind that your baby does not absorb nutrition at the same rate your eat. If you gain 2 lbs in 1 week and your baby gains 1 lb the same week, that does not mean if you eat 4 lbs your baby will gain 2 lbs. Babies absorb what they need and then their absorption slows down. By the way, a large baby is also harder to deliver.

    Keep in mind that high sugar levels does not mean you’re overweight or the baby’s too big and viceversa. Jan gained about 35 lbs during her pregnancy. Our baby Sophie was slightly underweight all throughout (5 lbs 12 oz at delivery). Jan made the mistake of eating some donuts and fruit before a doctor visit, causing her blood sugar levels to soar and led to her taking a glucose exam (results came out normal). Try not not overload on the sugar, drink lots of liquids (whole milk is preferable) and eat stuff that’s filling to stave off cravings (Jan had to have a small sandwich for breakfast). Every woman’s different so experiment to figure out the best diet for you (and the baby).