Once again I'm meeting another new doctor, and although my next appointment would have been back with my normal doctor I guess she is on vacation so I won't see her until June. My official weight gain is now at 44lbs and obviously everyone is concerned about it. This seems crazy to me but now I'm supposed to cut back on fruit and increase protein. I guess the protein is supposed to help with the water retention and the fruit has a lot of calories. Here I was feeling guilty for not getting the recommended 5 servings a day and she wants me to just have 1! She kept looking for things in my diet that would be adding weight and there just isn't anything. I eat more in a sitting than I ever used (before pregnancy) to but I'm not snacking uncontrollably or anything like that. I've been so focused these past three weeks trying to be good about food and not eating ice cream and it didn't even make a difference. Boo to that! So I'm going to try not to worry about it too much. The baby's heart rate is perfect and I'm measuring normal still. My glucose test came back normal (I got an 87 for those who understand those things). She is quite concerned about the size of my ankles and suggested that I start wearing anti-edema stockings, joy of joys! Apparently it's very early for me to be retaining as much water as I am. I tried to explain that I think its okay because my sister had the same thing but that fell on deaf ears.
Next appointment in three weeks!