Recently you delivered twins. Congratulations! How did you feel when you found out that you were pregnant with twins?
Thank you so much! Me: Elated, surprised. My husband? “Holy $#*!” Let’s just say, he was a bit overwhelmed at first. But that was only immediately after we found out. It very quickly turned to pure JOY, with only a bit of apprehension, for both of us.
We are often asked in regarding to finding out we were having twins, “Were you surprised?”
Well, yes and no — I knew that twins were a strong possibility, given that we had transferred two embryos, but I still think it’s always a surprise for any mama to see TWO heartbeats! I came across a statistic recently that shows in the US 1/3 of twin pregnancies come from those assisted by fertility treatments, so it was less a surprise than it could have been. But before this time, we had never had two embryos stick! The first time we transferred two, and NEITHER stuck. During our third transfer, our strong little Jameson stuck around, but we lost the other embryo. So, when we transferred our final two embryos in March 2019, we knew twins were a possibility, but didn’t seriously expect it to happen!
For some reason, I always had a vision that twins would be a part of our family and it had finally come to fruition! And, I cannot tell you how much joy our twins bring us. They completed our family, and I cannot imagine life with just ONE 1-year-old — being a twin mom feels like something I was always meant to be.
Your present diet routine looks like. 5 foods you like to start your day with.
I am all about BALANCE. I love a good burger and a beer. But I also love a hearty, nutrient-dense salad.
- I love to start my day with a pre-workout snack of a whole grain rice cake with a nut butter and a little jelly.
- Immediately post workout, I typically have an apple and a serving of protein (this for me tends to be a 20g protein dip with BCAAs). I then almost always have a complete nutrition shake packed with protein, ½ banana, a nut butter, and spinach. I love oatmeal with chia seeds, nut butter, and berries.
- My go-to snacks are fruit, veggies, or pita chips with hummus, nuts, a protein bar, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or hard-boiled eggs. I absolutely love baked sweet potato and could have them nightly!
- For dinners, we try to vary what we make, but we always ensure that we have a protein, plenty of veggies, and a nutrient-dense carb (brown rice, sweet potato, quinoa, etc.). I eat a LOT of food, but most of it is food that fuels me with high quality nutrients. I also am obsessed with kettlecorn & love a good glass of wine or IPA!
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