Monday, December 15, 2008

Still Here

We're at 9 1/2 weeks now.  Although it sounds like it ought to be an especially tawdry time of the pregnancy, I am just starting to get fat and am moving into maternity clothes.  The bottom of my belly, where my uterus should be, isn't showing, but my waist has expanded, which is apparently what should be happening.  

I go for my second OB appointment tomorrow and am (hopefully not obnoxiously) bringing a research article on the benefits of Dr. Luke's diet, so that they will not give me grief for gaining 5 lbs already.  That is the bottom of Dr. Luke's range of what I should have gained by 10 weeks.  

In any case, if they don't want me to gain as much weight as Dr. Luke recommends for twins (40-65 lbs), they are going to have to show me the research, not just state their opinions.

Do you see why I worry that I could come off as obnoxious?  I don't want to be obno, but I am probably a bit more informed than the average patient.  And if I can help other MOMs (mothers of multiples) in the practice, why wouldn't I?

It's almost time for my next snack.  And yes, I am getting hungry for it, less than 2 hours after I've had breakfast!  


DJo said...

I'm right there with you, gained about 5 pounds also and at 10 weeks with twins. It's definitely been a feeding frenzy for me, can't seem to ever get enough food. And all of the weight has accumulated around my belly, not where the twins are hanging out. Glad to hear I have someone out there experiencing the same things!

Anonymous said...

I think you're saying that you are extremely hungry and I can understand that, having birthed twins myself.

But you have gone one step further to find a study that supports your desire to eat more. One thing is clear, there is a study to support virtually every position one wants to take.

Most clinician's will recommend LESS weight gain, unless the patient was extremely thin before becoming pregnant.

I was famished and had to really be careful with my diet. I gained 35 lbs. and delivered my son at 7 lbs. 8 oz and my daughter at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and both were extremely healthy with the benefit of a mom who was back in shape four months later. I can't say the same for my sister in law who gained 70 pounds, developed high blood pressure and delivered babies who looked swollen. Good luck.

DJo said...

I say ignore the Anonymous comment! No need to punish ourselves this early in the game.