Thursday, June 18, 2009

He's getting bigger...

The scale is freaking me out because nobody should be losing weight as quickly as I am unless on some kind of drugs. I haven't really tabulated before, but I guess I gained almost 50 pounds during the pregnancy. When I first thought to weigh myself again, about a week after the birth, I'd lost almost thirty pounds. That was OK, because it includes my gargantuan son, our placenta (which was correspondingly big), all the amniotic fluid, and what seemed to be a LOT of blood. Plus my appetite really mellowed out, (pretty much back to normal), about 48 hours after the delivery. But in the two weeks since then, I've lost another seven pounds. It's as though the 1/2-oz or more that Robert gains every day is reflected by a 1/2-lb loss in me. While I'm thrilled to be getting back to size, I feel like I'm fading away too fast, like one of those seals that loses half her body weight while nursing her offspring, who grow something like 1000 percent before the cold season comes again.

So I fried up some bacon to eat with breakfast. It should help.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

it's normal..don't freak out. ((HUGS)) I lost 35 pounds in the first 6 weeks and I was eating about 3 king size twix every day. (Then it all came back and then some because my twix habit was inescapable by then.)

cara lou said...

Ha! I'm so jealous. I gained 70 with my pregnancy. Lost 25 with the birth and swelling. And now it's been 20 months and I STILL have 20 pounds to go. It's so frustrating.

Steph said...

Totally normal!!

Watch out for the dirty trick your body plays at about 12 (?) weeks though. It seems at some point your body figures out how to balance your new post-baby / breastfeeding metabolism all of a sudden not a calorie is wasted. I got amazingly pre-baby skinny with each kid until 12ish weeks, and then my weight loss would abruptly stop and my thighs would re-establish their dominance. ;)