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Eating For Two. (Or, Eating Everything In Sight.)

To those of you who don’t really believe I’m pregnant because at almost 26 weeks along I barely have a belly, bless you.

At my last doctor’s appointment, I discovered I had gained twenty pounds. Already?! I asked the doctor if that was normal, or too much or too little. He said it was a little on the high side (!) but not to worry about it. He was thoroughly unconcerned.

I’m here to tell you that “eating for two” really means “eating everything in sight.”

24 weeks- still barely showing

After a first trimester where most food didn’t appeal to me and I didn’t feel like eating much of anything (except for McDonald’s quarter-pound cheeseburgers and Milky Ways), I’m now at the point where I eat everything. Well, almost — I still don’t eat beans. And I still have the weird aversion to my former favorite, Mexican food.

A day at my desk usually consists of yogurt. String cheese. A dish of trail mix. Baby carrots. Fun-size Milky Ways. Fruit snacks. And that’s all before lunch: sometimes a pizza (personal size, I’m not eating that much yet!), sandwich or cheeseburger. Followed by more fruit snacks or Chex mix or granola bars. I do manage to work in between all the eating.

Basically, I’m constantly eating. No wonder I’ve already gained twenty pounds. If I don’t stop eating so much, I’ll end up with a 13-pound newborn that looks like a four month old baby. Which might happen anyway…have you met my husband? (His mother assures me that he was a tiny baby.)


8 Responses to “Eating For Two. (Or, Eating Everything In Sight.)”

  1. You look fantastic! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who wanted McDonald’s in my first trimester, so weird. Enjoy all the food while you can. :)

    • Debbi says:

      Thanks! And no, you’re not the only one. But I like McDonald’s anyway (I know, totally unhealthy) so it’s not all that unusual. I just find myself eating it more frequently!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Congrats!! I am SOOO happy for you guys! Maybe you’ll have a TALL daughter(s) like us! Steph

  3. Trina says:

    Congrats! You look amazing and I am so jealous that you can eat whatever you want :)

    • Debbi says:

      Thanks! I’ll probably be regretting this “eat everything” philosophy afterwards, when the weight sticks around. But I’ll worry about it later!

  4. Joan Smith says:

    I was addicted to Long John Silver’s while I was pregnant with my first baby—and I haven’t had much of LJS since then!!!! It’s been along time…but I think I may have gained almost 40 lbs with both boys… and it is so very hard to lose!!!

    • Debbi says:

      I haven’t had LJS in ages…it doesn’t even sound good. I’m really hating the Mexican food aversion, but I hope it passes. And I’ll definitely have to be diligent about trying to lose the weight- I keep hoping I’ll lose it as quickly as Beckey did!

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