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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baby H!

In case you have been living under a rock lately you might not know that I am expecting my third child.  Unfortunately, this has triggered a weight gain panic in my mother.  She is terrified that I am going to get "fat".  If you don't know already, I am already slightly rounded.  With my other children I know I was a lot younger, but I didn't gain any weight with B and only 11 pounds with MG and she weighed almost 8.  I know what to do.  I am blessed that right now I am mostly craving fruit and that's a very good thing.

The average woman gains 20-35 pounds during each pregnancy.  Here's a breakdown:

Where Does All This Weight Gain Go?
Here is a breakdown of where you can expect the extra pounds to go: 
Baby7-8 pounds
Placenta1-2 pounds
Amniotic fluid2 pounds
Uterus2 pounds
Maternal breast tissue2 pounds
Maternal blood4 pounds
Fluids in maternal tissue4 pounds
Maternal fat and nutrient stores7 pounds
Well.  I am looking forward to my wee one growing.  I can't wait to rock a bump - that way people will stop trying to rub my tummy fat!

Much Love,