Life. Lemons. Fat. Cake.

well, i had my 21 week checkup yesterday. and it went swimmingly.

heart rate (baby’s) and belly measurements (mine) are right on track. doctor again said everything was “perfect.” (i think he’s caught on to the fact that patients hang on his every word, so he is very careful which words he uses).

so, that’s all very reassuring.

however, i have mixed feelings on the fact that i weighed in at a WHOPPING 193 lbs. several months ago i was making jokes about reaching 200, thinking ‘there’s no way! that is such a very long way off and i will be such a healthy, fit pregnant lady and need never reach that number.’

and then there came the mashed potatoes. and the #6 veggie sandwich from jimmy john’s (seriously- have you tried it? to die for). and the cookies. and the cake. and the ice cream. sigh.

still, i am attempting not to worry about it much. i mean, i’m healthy. baby’s healthy. it’s not like i’m up there from 120 lbs…after 2 years of pregnancies and miscarriages and fertility drugs, i was packing a little extra lovin’. i think i started in the mid 160’s to low 170’s (not sure. stopped weighing myself on our wii ages ago and didn’t get weighed in officially at ob/gyn until i was 13 wks along). so i’ve gained around 20-25 lbs so far. (normal is gaining 2-4 lbs during first three months of pregnancy and 1 pound a week for the remainder).

so, if i keep going at this rate, i might have another 19 lbs to go! hmmm. and that would put me at…hmmm. robb says he thinks our weights will match by april. bastard.

meh. i’m over it. this will likely be my last pregnancy. i’m gonna enjoy the hell out of the whole process. even if that means having to work my arse off after delivery to get back to my boxing weight.

and, when i do cross over to 200#…i’m taking a costco cake into work.

life. lemons. fat. cake.

ooh…this is kind of cool. from WebMD. i have posted any appropriate changes for my specificities.

Where the Weight Gain Goes During Pregnancy


8 pounds


2-3 pounds

Amniotic fluid

2-3 pounds

Breast tissue

2-3 pounds (35 pounds per breasticle for sarah)

Blood supply

4 pounds

Fat stores for delivery and breastfeeding

5-9 pounds

Uterus increase

2-5 pounds


25 to 35 pounds (95-105 pounds expected for sarah)


  1. Michelle

    seriously, do just enjoy it. I gained a whopping 40 pounds…and enjoyed all the food during…and sadly after….A lot of it does go away after you give birth, so be excited for just losing some poundage on the table! I will say the last 15 or so…not so easy…but that would be because I don't exercise…so for you, you will be good to go!

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