24 Weeks Pregnant Weigh In

This past Monday, I turned 24 weeks pregnant.  Delaney is growing perfectly and the doctor’s are not worried about a thing!  Plus, she is beautiful!

Delaney Grace 20 weeks

This pregnancy has been very easy for me!  I guess since I had to wait 7 years to get pregnant, my body just decided to enjoy everything and take it all in.  No morning sickness or anything.  The only cravings I have had are Taco Bell and lately bagels.  Carbs…of course!

I have tried not to focus too much on the scale but when I didn’t focus AT ALL on the scale, I was gaining rather rapidly.  My doctor warned me to slow down the weight gain or I was going to zoom past the recommended gain of 25-30 pounds.  I took that seriously and tried to watch what I was putting in my mouth.

I went to the doctor 0n Monday and every time I go, I have to weigh in.  This week, I weighed in just over 232 at the doctor’s office.  Here is my weigh in at home:

24 weeks pregnant weight gain

The only options on MyFitnessPal are a 3 month view or a 6 month view.  According to the 3 month view, I have gained 18.6 pounds.  When I looked at the actual date I found out I was pregnant, I have gained 19.6 pounds.  Since I am now four weeks over halfway, I am ok with that.

Again, I don’t want to focus too much on the weight because I am so thankful to be pregnant.  I want to enjoy this process and the feelings I have and the excitement and wonderment of it all.  I want to enjoy the feelings that I think are kicks (kind of feels like my belly is twitching!).  I want to talk to her and tell her she is beautiful and healthy and strong and to keep growing.

I wasn’t even sure if I should do a weigh in post during this time but I was kind of happy with a less than 20 pound weight gain at this stage.  I would like to stay under 30 pounds total so we will see how the next few months will go.

In the meantime, I am going to continue nesting like crazy…I cleaned out my entire kitchen cabinets the other day!  I am going to continue enjoying my naps I take on occasion, while I can.  I am going to continue enjoying being a family of 2 because soon, this amazing miracle will enter the world and life as we know it will change drastically!

And I can’t wait!

How is your weight loss journey going?  Are you all out there doing good or struggling?

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://amoyeradventure.blogspot.com/ Kelley @ A Moyer Adventure

    That’s great! I got pregnant overweight too and my doctor wants me to gain no more than 15 lbs. I’m 30w3d and have only gained 8 lbs so far. My doctor is extremely happy with that, and I’m so proud of myself. I definitely haven’t been eating the most healthy, but I’ve been walking a few times a week and trying not to over eat. I was lucky in the first trimester too not getting sick and still even lost a couple lbs. Good luck in the rest of your pregnancy! Hope it keeps going well.

  • Julie

    Enjoy this time! The weight will come off!!! I gained 50 lbs during my first pregnancy, which was when I was only three pounds away from my WW goal! Turns out I had the beginnings of preeclampsia, which accounted for a lot of swelling and water weight gain, but all of it eventually came off. 13 years later I am about 8 pounds over that goal bc I ate my way around the Southeast this spring and summer…lol. Today I am starting to work on eating clean to get those 8 lbs off (again). I love following your pregnancy. God is so good, and he’s still working miracles!