Sorry for being a little MIA here and with commenting on your blogs, my lovely friends. But life sometimes gets in the way... I've been sick and miserable for the past few days. I got strep and it sent my whole body... well, back to bed. I'm weak, can't breath, the throat is on fire, the eyes are watery and I just want to sleep all the time. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see if I can get some relief...
On top of that, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Again. I had it with my first but it never came back with my second pregnancy. But I started this time the heaviest I've ever been and that, probably, contributed to it too. Apparently, gestational diabetes is quite normal among twin mamas but I was still bummed. I'm desperately trying to figure out now how to get enough nutrition for two, yet cut some things out of my diet. The problem is I still have aversions and even leftover morning sickness once in a while, so the idea of counting carbs really makes me cringe. The funny thing is what lacks carbs is not necessarily healthy for you. For example, an apple will have 15-25 carbs in it but I can literally drink a box of whipping cream and it will still be zero carbohydrates... Since the twin pregnancy already requires a very balanced diet - did I mention before that I'm supposed to eat about 160 g of protein a day?? I'm nowhere close to it. I can't eat steak every night - neither physically, nor financially. Just to give you an idea - 160 g of protein is about 8 full size, full fat greek yogurt cups. Fun, huh? And now I have to figure out even more balance and not kill anybody along the way... We will bump our grocery budget a bit too to accommodate all of the low-carb changes (like ice-cream. I can't live without ice-cream!) but we will try to keep it under $25. Otherwise, I will be eating bowls and bowls of homegrown kale since it has no carbs in it at all :)
And how have you been this weekend??