Yes, it's true. I went in for my doctor's appt. yesterday afternoon and the scale said I was up 10 pounds from a mere 4 weeks (to the day) ago. HOLY COW! I had a minor panic attack and then, when the doctor came in, I bombarded her with the news.
"Did you know I gained 10 lbs. this month?!"
She said not to worry and that it was totally fine, she was not worried about my weight gain and, after all, we had just had the holidays.
(Plus, I'd always been weighed in the morning and, again, everyone knows that morning weight is NOT afternoon weight.)
So, I'm trying to relax about it. I am going to watch the junk food a little more carefully (hopefully now that the holidays are winding down, the cakes, cookies, and candy will not be as omnipresent.) because that junk food doesn't benefit me or the baby (excluding ice cream...hello, calcium!!! ha ha.) But I'm still going to eat well because, hey...I'm pregnant. And baby is hungry.
According to my original weight, my weight gain should be 25-35 pounds by delivery. We will see though.
So, week 25...I'm up 17 lbs. from my original weight.
(Allow me to point out that my dear mother gained like 17 lbs her ENTIRE PREGNANCY. Silly thin woman.)