Hi ladies. I had an argument with my mother the other day about how much weight I'd actually gained during this pregnancy and my last. My last pregnancy I started off at 129 lbs, dropped to 120 from nausea/food aversions, and then delivered at 152. I've always been telling people that I gained 23 lbs (i.e. 152-129), but my mother says that's wrong, I gained 32 lbs (152-120). I maintain that because I was catching up to my pre-pregnancy weight it doesn't count.
The topic came up when I mentioned that I went for my GTT at 24 weeks this time around instead of 28 like last time, and she wondered if it was because I'd already gained 11 lbs by that point (I'm 26 weeks today). I said, "No, I've finally just passed my pre-pregnancy weight this time." This time I started off at 140, dropped to 131 from food aversions and a nasty bout of food poisoning at 12 weeks, and today I'm 143.
So who's right? Have I gained 3 pounds or 12? did I gain 23 pounds or 32?