Well, folks…as a few of you know, I’m 13 weeks pregnant with twins. Don’t worry, they’re not mine! I’m having them for good friends of mine, and they’re genetically unrelated to me. Now that we got that out of the way, second major reveal: I’m eating carbs!
Unlike my first pregnancy, this one has left me feeling generally unwell and unable to eat much. Unfortunately, with twins, I am supposed to be eating 3500 calories per day. Yes, you read that right. Even using butter, full-fat meats and dairy, that’s impossible for me without adding in some carbs. I’ve even had to resort to Saltines when I couldn’t stomach anything else. The horror!
I’m still attempting to eat organic when I can, low carb when I can, but my first priority has to be for the twins’ health. If that means I have to suck down the Frankendrink Ensure with High Protein to get enough calories, so be it. I’m hoping once I feel a little better I’ll be able to stomach healthier foods. Even my awesome low carb shake turns my stomach right now! Boo!
If anyone out there has been in a similar situation, I’d love to hear from you.
PS–I thought about posting my weigh-in but I would probably cry. I actually haven’t gained much yet, but even as someone overweight to begin with, I’m supposed to gain 31-40 pounds for the twins. Whoa.