When are you due?
I am due June 1st.
Is it a boy or girl?
What do you have now?
Grace is almost 7, Michael is 5 and Matthew is 3.
How are you feeling?
I usually have pretty good pregnancies!! I do get tired but I usually fight through it because I don't have time to nap. I have only taken a few naps throughout the whole pregnancy because of time.
What do you eat?
I always start my day with a quality protein (my protein shake or eggs), my supplements, pomegranate tea, and a fruit. If I don't start with these things, I can feel a huge difference in my energy and mood by the afternoon. For lunch, I will eat a salad, another shake, cheese and crackers or something like like with fruit and a raw veggie like a cucumber or carrot sticks. For a snack, I mostly eat an apple or a snack bar in the van because we are always on the go. For dinner, I try to cook a healthy meal. I posted some examples here.
Do you exercise?
Yes and no! I have not been that great about working out during this pregnancy. I broke my foot at the beginning of my pregnancy and that really put a stamper on my exercise routine. I am not joking, my legs turned to mush after 3 weeks of laying around and not using them so that has been hard for me and not to mention, all the extra weight gain on my no muscles, lol! I do get tired easily now. :( I do walk on and off so that has been really good for me!
How much weight did you gain?
I think I have gained about 30 pounds. I try not to check. I gained 35 with Grace and 30 with all my boys.
What are you going to do to lose the baby weight?
I am going to do a modified version of the Cinch Inch Loss Plan and I will post about it so you all can see. I did that after Matthew and that really worked for me so I hope it melts away this time, ha!
Does your weight just fall off?
NO!!! I wish I was one of those people! I really need to work hard to get back to my pre pregnancy weight and I never feel really good until after I am completely done nursing and I nurse for 15 months.
How do you have energy to do it all?
I don't feel like I do it "all" but I do know that I have a lot on my plate. I am always driving the kids the to school, helping with homework, our laundry piles grow my the hour, my family is always hungry, we are in several sports and activities, I blog, I run a business that has tripled this past year and I date my hubby! I have become pretty good at prioritized my life and scheduling everything out. I had too! I reach out for help when I need it and know when to take a break (kinda, lol). We also finished our basement and my hubby was out of town for weeks at a time so I needed to get organized!!!
Do you think you will go early?
I kind of hope so at this point because I am getting really uncomfortable. LOL! Grace was 5 days early. Michael was induced 2 weeks late and Matthew was a week late.
Are you ready?
Haha, are you ever ready? I guess, if I went into labor today, I would be ready but I still have a major TO-DO list that I want to get done. I was really motivated a couple of weeks ago but now I am really dragging to even do the laundry. I still have major house and business plans but I will see what happens. My baby bag is packed and I bought diapers so that's good, right?
Thanks for all your great questions! I hope that you all have a great week!!
Have a great day!