Thursday, November 27, 2008

OB Appt

In all of my craziness, I forgot to tell everyone about the OB appointment from last Tuesday. I gained WAY too much weight--again--so the doc wants me to cut out carbs. No carbs? That means no pumpkin pie, no stuffing, no cookies, no fun. :-P But hey, I'd rather cut out carbs and not finish this pregnancy at 200+ lbs, you know? So it's gotta be protein, fruits, veggies, dairy, etc. Seriously, I want to go in two weeks from now and not have gained a pound (maybe even have lost a few). It's gotten waaaaay out of hand, so even though you're not supposed to diet while pregnant, seems like I have to diet anyway. lol

Now before you all jump on me and say "BUT YOU CAAAAN'T DO THAT!" let me remind you that from Sept 10 to Nov 25 I gained nearly 20 lbs. Yes, thats right--20. And for someone who was already 35 lbs overweight when she started this pregnancy, gaining 20 lbs at the beginning of 2nd trimester is unreal (and disgusting). The vaaaast majority of that is fat, not baby, not amniotic fluid, not uterus and not placenta. The babies weigh less than 1 lb each, so if you add up two babies with all their extras, they probably weigh a total of 4-5 lbs together. And even if you factor in a pound or so of extra blood volume, it still doesn't come close. I don't need the extra fat lol. So, I gotta get rid of some of it while still making sure the babies are well fed. Trust me, if I go back in for my next OB appt and am 2 lbs lighter, I don't think the doctor will frown at me.

Aside from the weight gain, both babies are doing great. Awesome heartbeats and a closed up cervix. Woo hoo! We have another ultrasound in a week and another doctor's appointment in two weeks, so we'll get more fun baby updates then. In the mean time, have a piece of pumpkin pie for me!!!! :-)

6 comments:

WiseGuy said...

Looking forward to baby updates. And so nice to hear that everybody is doing good. Whatever you do, make sure nutrition is not compromised! Be well!

Sam said...

no carbs?!? I don't think that I could live without those!!! I love my biscuits far far too much!

margelina said...

Good luck on the no carbs...I don't think I could do it!! Your pic looks like you are all belly to me...I think scales lie, lol! Hope you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving anyway!!

Celia said...

Poo. Carbs are so delicious.

Something that helps me is buying fruit I would be too cheap to buy normally like organic raspberries. I may not have cookies but I have lovely, lovely fruit.

Kozy Shack Rice with Fruit is delicious, kosher, 120 calories, 21 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein. I put fresh berries in it and is a delicious snack.

I looked at every kind of pudding cup and this one was the healthiest.

celia

Rachel said...

I'm glad everything is going well, but that sucks about no carbs! Especially at the moment, right during the holiday where carbs seem to make the world go round...

Oh, and I second the fruit thing. When I'm trying to cut back on carbs (which I also am), I let myself have whatever yummy fruit I want. Dates are like CANDY. :)

Rachel

nancy said...

With Ella and Allison, I gained 50 lbs each time. And the majority was in the beginning of the 2nd trimester too. With Ella, I got "the talk" from my OB, telling me I'm gaining too much. But when I lost it all within 4 months post partum and I was gaining the same again with my pregnancy with Allison, my OB told me it's all okay and it's just what my body needs to gain. So don't freak out too much!