So now I am 12 weeks and according to www.babycenter.comthe baby is the size of a lime but I feel like it should be a coconut. I feel pretty normal in the morning with just a smallish pudge but for some reason at the end of the day I feel so much bigger and fatter all the way around. Not sure why that is but that’s what happens to me. I even noticed that today my normally pretty feet, I think they are pretty anyway, are starting to swell a bit by the end of the day.
I got to see the doctor for the first time last last week and I asked her about using the hot tub and she said as long as it is around 100 degrees I am good to go! Yippee! Then I asked her the weight question.
Now that I am over 30 now how much weight should I try and only gain? Well the answer was not as exciting as hot tub permission. She said 10lbs is good or none at all. Wow! I have gained a healthy 35ish lbs with each of my boys. I am kind of figuring my body may be predisposed to that weight gain. I know she is just trying to help because now it will be even harder to shed those pounds so I guess I can’t treat this like a free for all. But what’s a girl to do when the only things calling my name are toffee bars and chips with french onion dip? But I think I am going to try and follow her advise and not overdo it. But when my mother in law makes homemade, smothered in butter mashed potatoes and gravy I am not skimping on those, the baby deserves that second or third helping I try not to normally eat 🙂