Prepregnancy Body Mass Index (Bmi) and Suggested Weight Gain
less than 19.8 (low) gain 9-22 lbs.
19.8-26 (normal) gain 5-22 lbs.
26.1-29.9 (overweight) gain under 20 lbs.
30-35 (obese) gain under 13 lbs.
35.1-39.9 (class II obesity) gain 0-9 lbs.
40+ (class III obesity) lose 0-9 lbs.
I have to admit that these numbers make sense to me. But I also recommend that pregnant women who read this blog listen to their own bodies and discuss weight gain concerns with their doctor or midwife.
Here is the link to the article with the new suggested guidelines:
It will be interesting to see what the IOM's final recs are in June of 2009.
I found the website through a great blog about exercise, pregnancy, etc, http://xapis.wordpress.com/ I have a link on the right hand column under Running In Pregnancy Links (It's called This Dreamcrossed Twilight).
In other news, our life has become pretty happy here in Næstved. It's not easy to leave the entire life we knew (plus two wondeful kids) for another country. It's been especially hard for SR.
But we know step daughter is coming and we feel great about that. I think she'll just love it here.
We have our favorite running spots and SR is runnning really fast these days. We're looking forward to a half marathon coming up in a few weeks.
We have found good jobs and I just applied for money to start a PhD project.
And then there's The Lorax. Here he is with grandma in one of the rare moments when he doesn't have banana in his hair.
He actually started drawing a bit yesterday. He saw me writing on some paper and then took the pen from me and started doodling. He ended up with a pretty good drawing:
Then he said "Ach!" and made some greenies in his diapers.
Okay, so maybe his drawing was slightly different.
Running Song of The Day: Hvorfor er lykken så lunefuld? by Lars HUG