Sunday, July 12, 2009

MOMs group and trip to the Dietitian

Jackson has a Mothers of Multiples group that meets weekly, 2nd Wednesday. Last week I was lucky to join them! There were 3 other women (all who had twins) that offered stories and support. We talked and got to know each other for about 1.5 hours. It was a really good time to talk to others who have been through similar times. Thanks guys!

Thursday I went to see a Dietitian at U of M. (2nd trip of the month). She helped me evaluate how I was doing already (gained 5lbs!) and where I could do better. This diet is challenging, but the better I do the better for the babies! I've been eating a decent sized snack/small meal every 3 hours and at least something every 1.5 hours. She gave me a chart with check boxes for my servings of each food group. I'm doing pretty good! Another thing is she took me off my prenatal vitamins and put me on regular old multivitamins (2 per day), Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo (9 per day), Vitamin C (1 per day) and Vitamin E (1 per day) for a total of 13! Personally I'd much rather take 1 prenatal but this combo is more what the babies need right now. I've come to grips with the fact that this couple of months my job is to do whatever I need to nourish these babies. What I do now will make a huge difference come November. Just finished a milkshake and chomping on Cheddar & Sour Cream chips! Already had fruits & veggies! :)

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

oh my! i bet the diet thing is hard to do, but it sounds like you're doing a great job taking care of those babies!

Ang said...

I'm glad things are going well :)

Britt said...

I like that that is how you look at it - as a job - to feed the babies!