Trying to Gain Weight

Well, I am not doing so well at reaching 4,000 calories a day. It is hard, but my appetite is picking up, so hopefully it will become easier. The doctor said as long as I had gained 10-12 pounds by the end of the 1st trimester (which I finished last week – yahoo!!) I would be doing well. I haven’t weighed recently, so I’m not sure where I stand exactly. We go to the Dr. next Tuesday for another ultrasound, so they will tell me then.

Here is my sample diet…

Waking Up
1 cup of coffee w/ creamer
1 cup of OJ

Bowl of cereal (usually Life cereal or Frosted Mini Wheats with 2% milk)
PB Toast (2 pieces)
(I was trying to do eggs, but now they are completely un-appetizing to me)

Mid-Morning Snack
usually a bowl of whatever I had for dinner the night before, or something just as hearty. I’m feeling well at this point in the day, so I try to eat something with protein, good carbs, and a veggie or two.

Lately I’ve been doing soup with cheese toast & crackers… Clam Chowder has been my favorite most recently.
Lemonade… I LOVE lemonade!!! Sometimes I will just douse my water with a ton of lemon and no sugar… the sourness taste so good to me.

Mid-Afternoon Snack
string cheese
pickles ( cheese and pickles are so yummy together… I even liked this combo before I was pregnant)

Late-Afternoon Snack
2 spoonfuls of PB (sometimes on wheat bread)
glass of milk
carrots or celery – if we have it on hand.

Whatever Chris brings home :-) We’ve had so many wonderful ladies cooking for us on Mondays and Thursdays!!!

Evening/Before Bed Snack
Tums :-)

I try to drink water w/ lemon through out the day. I’ll drink Sweet Tea from time to time, but I mainly drink water, juice or milk.

I can’t do a lot of sweets though. They make me feel light headed. I would love to be able to get a milkshake, but it makes me feel yucky! I remember feeling this way with Harper, too. I never had gestational diabetes with her, and I’m praying I don’t get it with these 3.

3 thoughts on “Trying to Gain Weight

  1. Just a funny side note: Lemon is a natural anti-emetic (helps you not throw up/feel nauseous)! So the lemonade might be helping more than you think! :)

  2. Sounds like you are being a very good girl, eating very healthy stuff! When I was pregnant with my twins, I craved pizza, milkshakes, hamburgers, JUNK! But I did drink lots of water and that is supposedly one of the most important things you can do!

    Also, just a heads up- With a multiples pregnancy, you will probably have to do the 3-hour glucose test. I failed the short version (and most moms of multiples do), but did fine on the long one!

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