I'm terrified of gaining weight with this sweet baby!
Two years ago I found out I was pregnant with my first baby! Excited was everywhere. I was also 20, and about 50 pounds lighter than I am today. I gained about 40 pounds through my first pregnancy, enjoying all those pickles and soda thinking, "25 pounds is the baby. I can lose the other no sweat." WRONG. My sweet little DD popped out and the only thing I lost was my bump. Still 40 pounds over weight. Almost a year and half since her birth and I am now 50 pounds overweight...and 8 weeks pregnant with Number 2. While I am thrilled to be pregnant...I am absolutely terrified. This is NOT where I thought I would be. I thought I'd lose 25 pounds, breasfeed, lose the other 15. Negative. I am terrified of gaining weight with this baby and terrified that I won't be able to eat healthy enough to at least maintain this weight for my baby and me. I honestly thought, since having such a BREEZE of a pregnancy the first time around, that this time would be nothing but throwing up and agony. It's not. Hardly any morning sickness. Just glowing...and hunger. I understand the concepts of eating healthy...but I'm horrified that I won't be able to implement them and keep this weight down. I'm not asking to lose weight, though it would be more than welcomed along the right circumstances, I just want some feedback on how to get enjoy my pregnancy instead of staying on the verge of a breakdown everytime I think about how huge I am and how big its going to get. Can't I maintain this weight? Does anyone have an suggestions? Words of wisdom? A big slap in the face for getting pregnant before getting healthy again?
I am currently 232 pounds. Which is what I weighed in at a couple weeks before I realized I was pregnant. My scale now reads about 236 in the mornings but I am extremely bloated most of the day. (See me making up excuses already? lol) Please help me!