Thursday, October 13, 2005

Great Googly Moogly!!!

I had my 22 week check up today. It's been six weeks since my last appointment.

Blood Pressure: 100/74 (yea!)
Baby's Heartbeat: loud and fast (he didn't tell me how fast it was)
My Weight Gain:

  • Since last appointment: 11 POUNDS!!!!
  • Overall: 11.5 lbs

The doctor looked at my chart and said, "It must have been a good grocery month!" Goodness gravy, that's alot to gain in a short 6 weeks! Could it have something to do with the fact that I haven't been to the gym in 3 weeks (I did go Tuesday and today after the appointment) and I've seen my parents twice in this 6 week time period? In case you don't know my parents, trips always revolve around where we're eating next. For instance, when we go to Vegas, we have all the breakfasts, lunches and dinners planned out and what we do in between is lagniappe.

So, the doc said that the consolation in all that weight gain is the fact that it's the first significant weight gain so far and I'm a little over half-way through. He did suggest that I stick to his 3-pounds-per-month recommendation for next time and not have a repeat. I'm thinking I agree with him.

He asked me what we were having, since it wasn't written on our chart. I told him that we didn't want to find out and he told us that was exactly why he told his people not to write gender results on the patients' charts ever. He said that too many times he'd blurted out the gender because it was on the chart...only to find out that the couple didn't want to know. So, he didn't drop any hints about trains or Barbies.

Overall, it was a good appointment...followed by 30 minutes at the gym.

I hope I can find something yummy on the "skinny" menu at Chili's. It's girl's night tonight.


Anne said...

ah, the weight gain....i remember that as being almost as significant as the developing babies themselves. Good luck finding a happy medium where you can still eat to please yourself. and my family is the same way about food...where, when, and what!?! Happy weekend Snarfle!

Sarah, Cayley and Maddie said...

I completely sympathize with you on the weight gain! My last appt showed 7lbs in 4 weeks, my first gain so far too, but yikes!

Betsy said...

I am sure you won't have any problems finding something yummy on the "skinny" menu at Chili's. I can sympathize with the weight gain and I am not pregnant!

Mrs. Flinger said...

I did the SAME thing, right around that time period, too. I gained 17 pounds in six weeks right about 22 weeks or so. I've recently been inspired to actually lose the last 13 pounds. I think I was hanging on to it for sentimental reasons. ;-)

Mrs. Flinger said...

P.S. BUT, don't worry too much about it now, hon! You're growing a whole HUMAN BEING. Dude.. you deserve a little ice cream or whatnot.

KrisAndRod said...

I think it's just a phase- at least that's what I'm telling myself, since at my appt this morning (22weeks) they told me I've gained 12 lbs in the last 4 weeks! Before that I'd only gained 5!!! Major growth spurt!