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!
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:
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?