Friday, February 15, 2008

Holy weight gain, Batman!

SO, I got on the scale this morning. I haven't been on MY scale in about 3 weeks. I don't like him very much these days so I try to avoid him at all costs. But the doctor's office scales are wayyyy worse so I'd rather see MY number than theirs! When I went to the doctor last week, a number showed up there that I have NEVER, EVER seen except when pregnant. But I forgot to get on my scales first thing that morning (and every day since too!) until today. According to him, I've gained 6# in 3 weeks. Making my total gain thus far of 26#. YIKES!

I have less than 10 weeks to go and I really wanted to stay at or under a 39# gain. So I have 13# left and less than 10 weeks. I think at the end, you gain what?? A pound a week?? Is that right?? I don't know but I'm hoping to keep it at that. With DS, I had 2 monthly visits where I had HUGE gains in my weight (one was after the holidays) so I am not too worried. I just don't want to go OVER what I weighed when I delivered with him. I'm praying I can do it, but if I don't, oh well. I feel like I am starting to swell at this point (I did with DS too) as my wedding ring is getting tight. I will probably have to take it off for the remainder of this pregnancy by the end of the month :( I love that ring so not wearing it for that long just kills me. Sigh....

I scheduled my last and final ultrasound yesterday. It will be April 4th. My doc ordered this so we can see how big the baby actually is and then plan it's arrival, if needed. I'm hoping we can schedule that at my April 10th appointment since she will have the results of the ultrasound by then. I'm thinking a scheduled induction on April 24, if I don't go in to labor on my own before then. I just hope my doc agrees with that day. :)

DS is getting over his head cold and now I have a slight one. My nose is either all stuffed up OR it won't stop running! But I think we are all headed in the right direction. My dad and step mom are coming up on Saturday to spend a day with DS. DH and I are taking off. We are going out for our Valentine's Day meal and plan to spend the afternoon together. I can't wait, I am so excited!! We are going to a local place here called Kona Grill. They have the best sushi (DH favorite) and I love their California Rolls (ok'd by my doc). YUM!!! I have wanted this place forever. Then we are either going to go see a movie OR go to Babies R Us and get a new rocker ordered. DS still won't give his up :) That's okay with me.... This baby needs something new and special anyway. Speaking of...yesterday I bought the going home outfit for the baby. I bought a blue outfit and I bought a purple and pink outfit. :) I have a friend who is also pregnant (due in July) so if I have a boy and she has a girl (she finds out on 2/27) or vice versa I'll give her which ever one I don't use. :) I think we both might be having girls, so who knows! She thinks I'm having a boy.

I think that's all from me today. I am done working for the day so I need to get upstairs and get some laundry started and get things straightened up. Have a GREAT weekend!!!


Diet Coke and Zingers said...

It sounds to me like you are doing just fine with your weight this pregnancy! I hope you get a girl because girls are SO fun... of course, having a boy would be great too because then you could re-use things and your little man would have a brother. I'm thinking this is a win-win situation!

Tina said...

I HATE the doctor's scales. We have one of those at the gym and it's always like 5 pounds more. Ugh. I choose to love the metal devil I have here at home instead. :)

I'm with d.c. & zingers.. it's sounds like you are doing just fine. I was just thinking and praying for you the other day.

You're gonna pop before you know it!

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

MMalloy said...

Thanks for all the get better wishes and thoughts. I am so glad the worst of it is over!
I can't believe how quickly April will be here. I agree with Becky, it is a win/win, although I am still thinking girl!
Keep us updated on all the news. I hope you had a fun and restful afternoon with DH!

No Where to Run ... said...

k-seriously, don't fret the weight. you are doing great! and a happy healthy baby is the goal, right? you're awesome!

dizzydazey said...

My SIL (who's six weeks ahead of my in her pregnancy) is having a hard time letting herself gain. She's at 19 weeks and has only gained 3#'s.

I'm not rubbing it in, I'm just putting things in perspective. It's much much better for the baby for you to gain than for you to not. You're paying attention to your body's cues and you're doing a great job.

I'm trying to remember my Kelley's advice: "You know how to lose it once the baby is here - so don't waste this precious time being too preoccupied by it now".

Just keep it up, girlie! It's hard work growing another human being!