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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,


  1. This FAT is beautiful. You have the rest of your life to lose it. But only limited time to carry them. S

  2. Found a peanut.... ;)