Well, I was right. The doctor scolded me for not gaining enough weight. So, I made a good day of it. After the doctor's, I called my mom and we went out to Starbucks for some hot chocolate, and I treated myself to a cheese danish. I would have preferred yogurt and fruit, but all they had was Greek yogurt, and I'm really not a fan. Then, we went window shopping a bit, and by the time we were done it was time for lunch. It didn't take long for us to decide on Chipotle. I mean, really, what's better for weight gain?
The problem is, I'm just really not that hungry. So, if I want more calories, I often need to make them empty calories. Then, I feel sick (don't even get me started on how I felt after eating two donuts in a day). Honestly, I never thought I'd ever have an issue with gaining weight.
Like I said in my last post, though, my other fear is gaining way too much weight. Ideally, I'll only gain 25-30 pounds throughout the pregnancy, but I've heard (and seen) way too many horror stories of people gaining 60+ pounds, and then having an extraordinary time trying to lose the weight. I have a hard enough time losing weight without dealing with a baby, I really don't want to have to fight off extra weight gain.
So, I'm stuck with a conundrum. How do I gain weight without eating foods that make me sick? Apparently just eating extra fruits and veggies hasn't been cutting it, and I really don't want to force myself into the habit of eating tons of sugar or super-large meals.
Lots of people have told me not to worry about it. They tell me I'll be fine, and that I'll gain plenty of weight in the last trimester, but I'm a worrier. It's what I do, so I'm going to continue to worry a little bit.
I guess this post doesn't really have a resolution. I just wanted to air out some of my feelings. What are your thoughts?