Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hand Slapped

Maybe it's the (2) Oreos a night I have been eating OR the large amount of fruit I've been consuming for breakfast OR maybe it's just that my body is doing what it's supposed to! Point being that I've apparently put on 7 lbs in the past month. Honestly, I was surprised - last month's gain of 5 was one thing, but 7 was definitely more of a surprise. But, no big deal - as they say in "Knocked Up", "Your baby wants you to gain a whole mess of weight!"

I probably wouldn't have thought too much of it, except when I asked the doctor-with-no-bedside-manner what his thoughts were on a 7-lb weight gain, he said, "Well, whatever it is that you are eating that you obviously shouldn't be - needs to be eliminated from your diet."

WOW. Absolutely speechless.

I pictured him with a thought bubble above his head with images of french fries, milkshakes, candy bars and more, when he should've been picturing fruit, fruit and more fruit. When I explained that I had started to eat more fruit, I received a lecture about how much natural sugar is in food like that. While it's healthy, it's LOADED with sugar.

Again, WOW.

I'll spare you the details of the other conversations we had in the 10 minutes I was in the room. Good news, I am still measuring on track and my blood pressure is good. I just apparently need to cut back on the...fruit!


  1. wow, are you kidding me???!!! The most I gained in between visits was 8 pounds and no one said a thing, I gained 40 pounds with Finn and 43 with Riley and again no one said a thing! Your doctor is an asshat, kindly ignore him and enjoy yourself, you are no where near going over board!

  2. I gained 10lbs at that check-up and about fell off the scale! I was worried, but my doctor reassured me that it is what the baby needed -- and from your pictures, you are looking good so it is definitely the baby :-) The weight gain will scale back a bit so no worries, but I know how crazy it is to see those numbers go up. (after that appointment, I no longer looked at the scale - made things much easier)

  3. I'm still laughing at his snide-ass comment! "Well, whatever it is that you are eating that you obviously shouldn't...." Are you kidding me? Did he even look at me? I'm all belly for crying out loud!!!