I am sloooowly starting to realize that a pregnancy weight gain is not only inevitable, but quite normal. (I still reserve the right to freak out next week!!!)
I have just read this about the weight distribution:
7 1/2 pounds is about how much the baby will weigh by the end of pregnancy
1 1/2 pounds is how much the placenta weighs
4 pounds is attributed to increased fluid volume
2 pounds is the weight of the uterus
2 pounds is the weight of breast tissue (I’m sure I have 4 times this number already!)
4 pounds is because of increased blood volume
7 pounds is attributed to maternal stores of nutrients and muscle development
2 pounds for the amniotic fluid
Total: 30 pounds
I’ll still keep track of my weight gain and will be extra cautious but it’s reassuring to say the least.
Have a great weekend!