In an effort to know how much weight was "normal" to gain during pregnancy ... I resorted to a google search. Now, I know I make fun of people that randomly search google for any form of information... but this actually came from a reputable site.
This breaks down pregnancy weight gain:
- Baby: 7-8 pounds
- Placenta: 1-2 pounds
- Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
- Uterus: 2 pounds
- Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
- Maternal blood : 4 pounds
- Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds
- Maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds
Total: 29-31 pounds
Say it with me ... Holy Shit. AND - they left out the oreo weight. That has to be at least an extra few pounds ... in double stuffed goodness.