My-oh-my how the time is FLYING by!! I can't believe I have 8 weeks (or less!) left! This pregnancy is going by so fast and soon I will have a newborn...and then another toddler, wow! So, this is 32 weeks along...and 40 pounds *sigh*. I don't feel like I look fat, but the scale is not in my favor lately, ahhh well, I've determined that I just gain weight when I'm pregnant, as long as my babies keep coming out healthy, I'll gain and lose as much as it takes.
In our preparation for birth, Kris and I have been reading and studying from a book promoting the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. In my reading, I read through the section on how important adequate protein intake is during pregnancy. I thought I was doing just fine on my own, but I counted my protein intake for one day (using the protein guide in the back of the book), and I was getting about half of what I needed! Pregnant women need between 80 and 100 grams of protein daily to grow what they deem "Blue Ribbon Babies", and I totaled at only 45 grams for that one day. Yikes! So, I have been really amping up my protein intake, and let me tell you, it's not as easy as it sounds. I feel like I am eating a real meal every 3 hours, it's a lot of work! I try not to over-do the peanut butter or eggs (I don't want a kid with allergies!), so I've been doing a lot of chicken, milk, cheese, yogurt, and just do PB and eggs every other day.
My nesting urges have been quelled slightly since the other weekend. We still have things that need to be done, but I realize that after Christmas, we will be ale to get the rest of the major preparation done. We are very excited to welcome our little boy into our home!