Wednesday, April 6, 2011

16 Weeks and Need To Gain Weight...

I had my 16 week appointment and got to hear the heartbeat again which was nice! We hadn't heard it since I was about 8 weeks along so it was good to feel that reassurance. It sounded like a galloping horse. Strong and healthy! We still don't know the sex yet...so unless I get Michael to agree to finding out early?... We will find out on May 3rd. I'm not totally dying to find out anyway so waiting isn't THAT difficult. It really doesn't matter to me what the baby's gender is as long as things continue to go smoothly and the baby is healthy. The best thing about finding out would be that we could start planning earlier.

We haven't totally decided on names yet. We have a couple in mind that we have just kind of settled on for the last few weeks but nothing is concrete.

I'm also supposed to gain weight now. My appointment was with the midwife and she said that I need to eat every couple of hours. She even suggested having milkshakes or smoothies every day. Whaaat? I told her it's just hard to change my thoughts on eating like that. I'm still adjusting to the idea that my body is not my own right now and that I need to be gaining weight. She asked if I've ever had an eating disorder, ha! No. But when someone tells you to gain weight and drink milkshakes every day, doesn't that just go against everything you've ever heard? I dunno. I guess I just need to work on that!

I usually love to eat. And an excuse to eat as much as I want of whatever I want? I should be ecstatic! I still just don't have a lot of an appetite, plus I don't want to gain TOO MUCH weight and not be able to lose it after the baby comes. But I will do what I need to do!! Yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed a very unhealthy lunch which consisted of delicious fries, a hamburger, and a chocolate shake.

7 comments :

Heather said...

I would LOVE if my doctor told me to start eating milkshakes every day! Haha.

I understand though--we ARE told to watch what we eat all the time, so it's a huge change, I imagine.

Manda said...

I would be conflicted, too! I mean I LOVE me some WAY UNHEALTHY snacks, but I also know that I can just go work out-- but with pregnancy, you KNOW you're going to be gaining, and want it to be slow and in moderation.
Eating every few hours isn't so bad, because you can always have healthy snacks- apple, yogurt, carrots, cheerios, etc! I can understand how it'd be hard to eat, though, when your appetite is low. Glad the appointment went great!!
Are y'all have a mid-wife for delivery, too?

Aimee said...

See thats what always scares me too about eventually having kids. The having to gain all that weight. I see a lot of people lose the weight pretty quiuckly but I just worry. I have always been a smaller person and I feel I would look funny with the weight. But you have to do what you have to do.

Glad everything is going well with your pregnancy :)

Neely said...

I say go on a fast food bender

Meghan said...

Do you have a Portillos by you? You should definitely start ordering cake shakes:)

Love your blog - now following! I look forward to reading many more!

Annie said...

eat up and enjoy girl!!

Diana said...

Don't do it! Eat healthy food! You shouldn't count calories or try NOT to gain weight. Just make sure you are eating plenty of all of the food groups. Just know that you are one of the lucky girls who gets to eat dessert too!

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