gracie-cakes, 3 1/2 days old
as mentioned in an earlier posting, japanese doctors only allow their ob patients to gain a maximum of 8 kg (about 18 pounds) during pregnancy, and can be very mean to the poor pregnant women about it. when i had gained about 15 pounds at 30 weeks, i informed my doctor and his nurses that "things are different in america", and i would definitely be gaining more than the magic 8 kg. but strangely enough, as the pregnancy progressed, the highest my weight gain reached was exactly 18 pounds, and towards the end, i lost down to 16 pounds. how weird is that? I wasn't trying to control my weight at all. i don't know how it happened. it must have been all those meadow gold twin pops i ate towards the end of pregnancy (so there, mom & brock! :) ) with my first two pregnancies, my weight gain was in the mid twenties, and i had difficulty taking it off. all i can figure is that japan rubbed off on me and left it's mark. now i have lost 25 pounds, so i am almost 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. this is a very happy thing, because my pre-pregnancy weight was too high, and i still need to lose more. but i am very grateful......thank you japan!