Coming up on 28 weeks preggo and the third trimester-- I have totally, completely embraced maternity clothes! For about 2.5-3 weeks now, I have retired my normal clothes and gladly step into maternity pants every morning. Ahhh! That stretchy band around the waist is amazing!
I admit to having been one of those pregnant chicks who worries about the changing body and weight gain. I have tried to keep exercising and eating healthy/as I did before, but its odd looking down and seeing such major changes in a short amount of time!
As of my appointment last Friday I had gained 16 pounds to date. This is the most I have weighed in my life, which is a serious change to look at the scale, but as hubby reminds me-- its not you that is weighing that-- you're body is growing a baby! And boy oh boy is this baby's growth about to really take off in the final trimester.
Here is how (generall) weight gain breaks out, this one is from WebMD:
Baby - 8 pounds
Placenta - 2-3 pounds
Amniotic fluid - 2-3 pounds
Breast tissue - 2-3 pounds
Blood supply - 4 pounds
Fat stores for delivery and breastfeeding - 5-9 pounds
Uterus increase- 2-5 pounds
Total: 25 to 35 pounds
I thought I would share that tidbit.