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June 19th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Well baby and I are healthy. I'm measuring right on target and her heartbeat was nice and strong. My bp was a healthy 123/56

However, my weight gain was a HUGE blow to me. I weighed myself last week and I was only up 2 lbs. At my visit yesterday (a week later) I was up 12lbs! (Though they are two different scales they have been right on target with each other so I know it's not that - I really gained 10lbs in a week!)She said that it looks like I am retaining a lot of water, though I'm not "pitting" in my ankles. My total weight gain so far has been 20lbs but I started off overweight and I was doing so well beforehand.

She talked to me in depth about pregnancy "issues" I am having. mainly constipation. Though I drink a TON of a water a day because it's so hot here I also sweat a TON, therefore I still maynot be getting all the fluids I need.

I see her again in 4 weeks. I have my 28wk appt on July 14th. I am to do my glucose test that morning, then go to my appointment, followed by getting the nice RhoGam shot. Then she mentioned, depending on my weight gain at that point, that I might start going ever 2-3wks. We shall see...

I still didn't get any word on my results from the u/s last week so I will ask at my next appointment but I'm guessing everything check out.

And on a happier note - WE HAVE INTERNET and our household goods get here on Monday - I get to sleep in OUR own bed!

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June 19th, 2009, 01:33 PM
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It sounds like overall you had a good appt. I wouldn't worry about the weight gain, if the dr. doesn't. Hopefully she is right and it is water weight. Yeah for your own bed and internet.
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June 19th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Sometimes I think some dr's put too much emphasis on weight gain, especially when studies have now shown that it doesn't show how healthy a pregnancy may or may not be.

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June 19th, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Hey there my new DDB HehE

It sounds like things are going pretty well overall for you. Yeah!

Don't feel alone at all....I gained 8lbs at my last OB appt too. I started out "fluffy". I wasn't huge but I was 156lbs and I've already gained 22lbs. I've had other pregnancies with only 15-18lb weight gains total. I know how you're feeling on that front! I hope things even themselves out for you and that your weight gain slows down.

As far as the constipation...I'm also right there with you. It seems to be a topic of discussion at every appointment because not much seems to be helping. It sucks and does get painful at times.

My OB told me not to let myself go beyond 3 days without a BM. She said to take colace every morning and night if I need to. If I get really bound up I am to take milk of magnesium and trust me...that works wonders! LOL.

I can't believe we're so close to the 3rd trimester already!!!

Anywho...I hope things continue to go well for you. Take very good care lady and have a great weekend!!


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June 20th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Yay for your own bed, and internet!

Sounds like a good appointment! Like all the other ladies have said, I wouldn't worry about the weight gain if your doctors not worried.

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