So this weekend, as I am 30 weeks and in the Home Straight, I thought I would jump on the ol' Wii Fit and see how much weight I have gained.
Someone with my high BMI should expect to gain up to 20lb throughout the pregnancy. I have gained 18lb. Not too bad, I think. These things are based on the average baby weight of 7.4lb too and my baby will be 9lb+.
Now, I know that if I tell the at the GD clinic on Wed that I have gained 18lb they will tut and shake their heads and use it as an excuse to tell me off, try to push me into taking Metformin and so on and so forth. But I am quite happy with it. I know I have eaten sensibly for the most part, celebrations excepted. I am also aware that things like my knickers, and other stuff that doesn't go on my belly or boobs, are getting slack not tight.
Take a look at this site here. It's Australian rather than UK but the a average baby size is the same and I can't honestly see much else being that different. If you scroll down to the bit that shows you roughly what pregnancy-weight-gain is made up of, and how much. There's around 20lb that isn't even baby. So add a 9lb+ baby to that and yeah! High BMI or not, I'm happy. Even with 8-10 weeks to go. I won't lose any sleep over going over 20lb either, because I know this baby is big. I might even get a hint of how big at this baby is at my scan, and then I can work out the true acceptable weight gain for ME.