So I`m in trouble... not with my parents or my hubby (not this time anyway)... with my doctor!
I had my 3rd checkup at the hospital yesterday, and as usual, when I arrived, I peed in the cup, weighed myself and took my blood pressure, and handed all the bits of paper (proof) into one of the nurses?/staff?/girls in pink uniforms.
When it came time for my 5-min chat with the doctor, he took one look at my chart and proclaimed that I am gaining weight much too fast.
When I had my first check up, one of the girls in pink uniforms told me that my weight could only increase by a maximum of 9-11kg (about 20-24pounds) during the course of the pregnancy.
I have already gained 4.5 kilograms, and am only at 17 weeks. Oooooops.
I am pretty sure I know why/how this has happened.
Before I got pregnant, I was busy preparing for my wedding (rushing, hurrying, stressing etc... all the good things that help a girl keep in shape). I was also living alone (skipping meals, eating only 2 meals a day, basically being lazy with nutrition).
Now I am pregnant, I am living with my MIL and my hubby, which has changed 2 important things when it comes to my eating habits. Firstly, I eat more. I get served up delicious hubby-sized helpings of all the dinner goodies. Secondly, I eat later. Yoshi finishes work around 10pm every night and by the time he gets home, and his mum has made dinner, we usually sit down to eat around 10:30... great for the metabolism (not!)
I am definitely not complaining about my situation (my MIL makes great Japanese food and I always eat every last bite) but am wondering why my doctor can`t cut me a bit of slack. Grrrrr.
Have any of you lovely non-japanese girls living here in Japan been able to stick to the weight guidelines during your pregnancies? HOW??