Do you know how much I gained with Ellison….
a whopping 50 pounds.
Thats what it looks like
Want to know what is even crazier…
my doctors were all okay with that weight gain
I was eating right and exercising
and Ellison was growing right on track
Yes I fretted about the weight gain a ton because everywhere you look in blog land women are gaining 20-30 pounds…heaven forbid them gain 35 or even 40. I thought I was doing something wrong when I hit the 30 pound mark and I still had a few months to go. My doctors assured me that I was doing just fine, so I stopped worrying about that number on the scale.
I even got the marks of motherhood…stretch marks
(another thing that no one seems to get in blogland)
I got them on my hips and a few on my lower sides
I was a little bummed out when I first got them, but that is a small price to pay for this healthy baby boy I have in my arms right now.
My mom reassured me that they fade over time and she got them in the same places that I did.
(this was taken 10 days after he was born)
Now for the good news…
at 2 weeks after E was born I was down 25 pounds
and now at 4 weeks I am down 36 pounds
thats only 14 more pounds and I will be at my pre-pregnancy weight.
So the lesson in all of this is
don’t beat yourself up about gaining a little more weight that the “norm” while pregnant
(I have already done the beating up for you)
and if you get stretch marks…
its okay…you are not the only one
the most important things are to have a healthy baby, eat right, and keep moving
no so much the number on the scale