I am not fat enough! I have gained about half a pound in a month and am just back to my pre-pregnancy weight. (I lost about five pounds during the first trimester.) Don't worry, the baby has grown just fine based on the size of my uterus. The heartbeat is strong and I feel the baby moving all the time. It's just that I haven't been growing fast enough to catch up! I thought I was doing such a good job eating over the break but apparently not. (Now I did get a stomach bug and throw up a bunch for a few days, so that might have set me back a bit.) When I sat down today to stuff myself with sausage and cheese and crackers I realized the difference between my old kind of snacking, which was governed by taste and frugality, and snacking for baby making... in number of cheese-cracker-sausage sandwiches, the difference is about five fold. I haven't eaten that much summer sausage at one go since I was an immoderate teenager.
We aren't really worried about the baby so far, because I was well nourished before pregnancy, and the baby probably easily got most of what it needed from my reserves. What I was able to eat in the first four months was usually quite nutrient dense. And like I keep telling myself, the baby IS big enough right now. But it's time to get real. My only job is eating. How dull!
I suppose I should get a scale. I've never kept one around because I always thought that was kind of a negative way to monitor your health (at my age anyway,) but weighing myself every day would definitely be easier than keeping track of calories.
Well, it's time to take a post-snack/pre-dinner nap. That's all for today, folks.