Because I was trying to lose weight and then I got pregnant, I never really did learn how to maintain my weight. I was working on the slow weight loss and now that I have a baby to grow, I need to work on the slow weight gain. It's hard to know when you are eating too little or too much or just enough.
My doctor says I am doing a great job on my weight gain. I'm 2 pounds below the average weight gain at this point in my pregnancy, so I even have a little wiggle room. So I must be doing a good job....but I am SO HUNGRY!
When I got the hunger pains before and it wasn't one of my six scheduled meals, I would ignore the hunger pains and tell them to go away. Now I can't ignore those. Typically, at 9pm if I was hungry I would have nothing, a glass of water, or a small glass of milk. Now if I get hungry at 9pm I HAVE to eat. Something substantial, with protein. If I don't, I'm guaranteed to wake up at 1am with a growling stomach. (Also, if I am hungry, it means the baby is hungry. So now, if I ignore the hunger pains, I'm making my baby wait as well...this is not a good thing. Growling stomach equals eat. Now.)
The other night, it was 11pm and my stomach was growling so loud, my husband heard it. He said, you better eat something. I had a cheese stick. I really wanted Southwestern Egg Rolls from Chilis. Good thing I'm a nice wife and I didn't make my husband go get them. There is no guarantee about tonight though. I feel like I want some American Chop Suey...and maybe some watermelon. (bonus points if anyone knows the reference!)