Headed to the doctor for my monthly checkup. She always says to come back in three to four weeks. I choose three weeks due to my neurotic behavior and fears that something must be wrong. I have had two healthy children and two easy pregnancies. I am not sure why I worry more this time around. Maybe it’s because of my age and all the stories that I hear. After I see my doctor, I always feel so relaxed and terrific. Except for my weight gain this month. I got on the scale only to find out that I have already gained a total of 26 pounds! Yikes. From all my readings, you’re supposed to gain between 30 and 35 pounds during pregnancy and I am just a little over halfway there. The doctor reassured me that it was fine. I am tall and in shape and my weight gain will most likely slow down a bit. Maybe I should stop eating so many cookies! I just love those chocolate-covered marshmallow and graham cracker cookies. I buy them for the kids and wind up eating them myself.
The other two things about this pregnancy that are worrisome to me is that I won’t lose the weight that I have gained and my body won’t go back into the shape I was in before. I was very happy with the way my body was pre-pregnancy. The other worry is that I am going to be the oldest mom in my child’s baby classes. I hope there are other mothers who will want to spend time with an old, fat, tired mother who has seen it all before.
I truly still love being pregnant and can’t wait for the baby to born. I would not want to be anywhere else in my life right now.