Thanks so much! :) This took on a more relevant edge this morning when i got a positive pregnancy test ;)
I would agree that sugar tends to grow fatter mamas and fat (rather than large) babies. DD was 7lbs 14.5oz, but 23 inches, so not fat at all, and my active labour was only 3 hours or so and she SHOT out. I really don't mind having a big baby, i'm nearly 6feet tall and reckon i could get anything well-positioned up to about 11lbs out no problem at all and probably bigger with a bit more effort (i didn't push DD out since the midwife kept telling me i wasn't really in labour so my uterus did the work). I'm not desperately worried about gaining pounds, but because i have a slow thyroid i do need to be aware of it and of what is metabolic malfunction and what is normal gain. I gained 7lbs all up with DD (lost 7lbs from nausea then gained 14 back), all the gain was after the 34th week, and i lost it all again by day 4 PP, but i began that pregnancy. Interestingly i NEVER had swollen feet or legs but i had swollen hands and face often at the end - these are classic PE with a rise in BP, but they kept testing for that, and i kept not having it. Sadly it is also a classic symptom of hypothyroidism which they never tested me for even when i had a large goiter.
At the moment i am relatively lucky in that i seem to be craving protein and water, not sure about salt but i don't think about it, just add it to taste so i assume i'm having enough. It's the milk that worries me. I mean, i had a normal day yesterday plus 16oz of milk and 2 boiled eggs and i was SO full. Do you get used to having so much more protein? It's so filling i seriously can't imagine i could get it all in day after day. Even if i swap out a bunch for yogurt or cheese, it's still SO much food! Hmmm, maybe i can make a paneer curry....
I tend to have carbs a lot. I think it's 1) a sugar addiction issue, and 2) a hangover from the days when i was running a lot and really could use up all those carbs no problem on a long run. I've never tried eating more protein but it makes sense that if i do i will eat less carbs simply because i have no room for them.
Well, keep the thoughts coming, this is so useful.