Here's an average breakdown of where the weight is going if I gain 30 pounds while pregnant:
Baby: 7.5 pounds
Placenta: 1.5 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
Uterine enlargement: 2 pounds
Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
Maternal blood volume: 4 pounds
Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds
Maternal fat stores: 7 pounds
What kind of weight does Bobby want to gain? 100% muscle. Why? "My sister doesn't beat me at anything, and she never will. However, I also want to win the CrossFit Games and in order to do so I'm gonna need to be able to move around more weight. Therefore, I need to get stronger, gain more muscle, get heavier." -Bobby Noyce.
I gained about 4-5 pounds in the first trimester. A lot of women lose weight in the first trimester because of morning sickness, but I haven't had much nausea or morning sickness unless I go more than a few hours without eating ... so I don't go more than a few hours without eating. I've read that I'm supposed to consume 300 more calories each day, but I have no idea how many calories I was eating each day before I got pregnant or how many calories I eat now. I just eat when I'm hungry (before I get hungry, actually), eat healthy / mostly paleo food, and don't stuff myself (that also makes me feel sick). By doing those things and continuing to crossfit during my pregnancy, I figure a healthy weight gain will take care of itself ... and I don't think there is any way Bobby is going to gain as much weight as I am no matter what I do. Pretty much a sure win for me, but good luck, bro.
What's Bobby doing to accomplish his weight gain goals? "Umm, I plan to keep picking up heavy $#it and eating more."
Terms of the challenge? We are open to suggestions.