I try to stay away from the scale, but curiosity got the best of me this morning and I stepped on it. I have gained a whole 23 lbs. (so a gain of 1 lb. a week) and I am 11 lbs. over the recommended weight gain. I don't know how this happened. I obviously eat a little extra now since before I got pregnant, but I also have the Lap Band and had to have it loosened so I can eat more. My portions are now larger than the 4 ounces I used to consume, but other than that I don't eat any different foods than I did before. If anything, I eat more fruit than I did before. I am so depressed! I'm hoping that it's just all water retention though. I'm not swollen yet, but I did get extremely swollen with DS and gained 50 lbs., but lost 30 by the time I got home from the hospital. I never cared about the weight gain with DS, but I'm just really nervous that my doctor will want to send me to a nutritionist or something. She never said anything about my weight with DS so I'm hoping she doesn't this time either. Has anyone else gained too much already???