I am so sick of my body not behaving like it should!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by TMonster, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. TMonster

    TMonster Well-Known Member

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    Every time my body is expected to behave a certain way it decides not to!

    First, I put on a ton of weight in first tri... you know, when the baby is the size of a poppy seed and I am sick 24/7. How I managed to put on any weight with all that vomiting I will never know.

    Second tri my weight was gradually increasing but not at the insane pace as first tri.

    Third tri I start off okay and then I am told I need to gain a pound a week. 3 weeks go by, I gain 3 pounds but the baby grew less than one pound! Another week goes by, I lose a pound. 10 days go by and the baby gains over a pound and I lose a pound. Another week goes by and now I lost 2 more pounds.

    In the meantime I've tripled my caloric intake and my bump seems to be getting bigger. I just keep freaking out that my baby isn't gaining weight when she should be if I am losing weight.

    I've turned into everyone's goose. I may as well have a tube down my throat I feel like I am consuming so much food and my body is just being stupid!

    I hope its all going to the baby or something and she is growing.

    If I didn't have that small growth scan I wouldn't be as concerned but its freaking me out! Why can't my body just gain one freaking pound a week like its supposed to? The baby gets half and I am a happy camper.

    Ough!
     
  2. Foxy37

    Foxy37 Well-Known Member

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    hugs hugs hugs hugs , our body's do funny things and im sure its all going where it should xx
     
  3. jellybeanxx

    jellybeanxx NTNP #4

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    You are doing your very best for your baby but the scale is messing with your head! Baby will take what they need from you xx
     
  4. Foxy37

    Foxy37 Well-Known Member

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    throw the damn scales away xx
     
  5. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    Stop weighing yourself. Eat a balanced diet & just RELAX. Several midwives have said to me that it doesn't matter how much/little I eat, the baby will take what it needs from my stores and grow accordingly. Some people grow teeny babies, some big babies (I'm one of these :haha:) what you eat doesn't really come into it.

    From another POV, this baby is estimated to be around 9 1/2 pounds at 40 weeks. I've gained 2 stone. My DD weighed 9 lbs 9 1/2 ozs at birth and I gained almost 4 stone :blush: so as you can see, your gain doesn't really bare any correlation to babies.

    Scales are evil. Seriously, chuck them out or hide them!!
     

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