8 pounds

June 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm 4 comments

That is how much I gained in 4 weeks.  EIGHT POUNDS IN FOUR WEEKS.  To be honest, I am having trouble digesting this little piece of information, even though I know it’s no big deal.  My midwife says it’s fine and that it doesn’t matter how much a woman gains each month as long as the cumulative weight gain over the entire pregnancy isn’t outrageous.  But still.  EIGHT POUNDS!  That is the size of a full-grown baby right there.

Anyway, aside from that, the midwife appointment went well.  I passed my monthly urine test and the heartbeat was a healthy 135 beats per minute.  I love hearing the heartbeat!  I will never grow tired of it.  That’s a promise.

For a snack this afternoon, I had a peach and a Fibre 1 bar.  Who is on the Fibre 1 train with me?  They are so tasty and filling!  I was really hungry this afternoon (my body is busy putting on two pounds a week, after all), so it was much appreciated.  I also had my first peach of the summer!  It was very tasty.

Dinner was some of this instant Indian food that I picked up at Loblaw’s a couple of weeks ago.

It was sooooo tasty!  I would definitely recommend it, even though it is a bit calorie-laden.  For a half cup (or half tasse for you francophones!):

I stuck to the half cup and had it with a load of steamed broccoli, a piece of naan, and a glass of 1% milk.

A well-rounded meal, I think.

Now I am just waiting for the husband to finish up the dishes and then we are going for a walk!  I walk a 1/2 hour each morning, but I’m going to try to add a 1/2 hour in the evening, too, along with some calisthenics-for-pregnant-folk (Did I mention Self magazine has exercises for preggos this month?  I tried doing one last night and almost fell over, so I’m off to a great start!).  After the walk, I am going to treat myself to one of these yogurt smoothie bars:

I can get behind these nutrition stats.

So that’s that.  I’m up 8 pounds in 4 weeks but my baby is doing well, and that’s all that matters, right?



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  • 1. land animal  |  June 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Please DO NOT WORRY. You’re preggers, don’t sweat it! You are supposed to gain about 25-35lbs. And I’m you are eating lots of healthy foods. I’m glad to hear your baby is doing well!

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

      I know, I need to chill out! As long as baby is doing well, life is made in the shade 🙂

  • 3. Therese  |  June 15, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I can see your panic re: the 8lbs but it sounds like you’re doing everything you should be! It doesn’t mean you’ll gain 8lbs EVERY month, just this month! I’m sure it’ll even out over time!

    I had no idea about those yogurt bars!!!!! Definitely going to try them! YUM!

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  June 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

      I think it was the shock of it. I was thinking I would gain maybe 3 or 4 pounds and to see a gain of 8 was a bit…intense! haha. But you’re right, I think it will even out over time.

      The yogurt bars also come in wild berry and mango peach!


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