Just want to share my love for a few things that the sisters have enjoyed during this pregnancy… HAPPY 33 WEEKS! _______________
WATER. Some people love it. They can’t get enough. I’m not like that. I have to remind myself to drink it (lots of it), and I’m picky about the containers from which I drink. I like ice-cold water, and I don’t want to taste the bottle/cup while I’m enjoying the beverage.
I’ve recently fallen in love with the lifefactory bottle, which I picked up at Miss Monkey’s sale. It holds 20oz of the good stuff, it’s glass/BPA-free, it’s pretty, and it’s dishwasher-safe. I picked white so I’d refrain from sharing with all of the messy/dirty boys in my house. This is Momma’s special water bottle! They have a baby/kid collection, too. I swooned when I saw all of the colors online! _______________
SNAPPLE PEACH TEA.Speaking of fluid intake, I prefer something with a little more flavor. Like any respectable Southern girl, I love a good glass of sweet tea. My husband makes it to perfection.
Only recently have I started craving this peach stuff. I have no idea why I like it, and I know it’s probably full of sugar and other things I don’t need. But it says “all natural” on the bottle – that’s gotta count for something, right?!
BLOOD BUILDER. This pregnancy has really taken a toll on my iron/hemoglobin. I’d already added Floradix early on. During one lab draw last month, though, my HgB read three points under the minimum acceptable level.
My doctor mentioned “doing something about it” if it didn’t come up, motioning as if to give me a shot in my leg. No, thank you!! I got together with my midwife, and she recommended this supplement. My hemoglobin has risen almost two points since! _______________
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM. My relationship with ice cream seems to go in phases. We hadn’t kept it in the house for awhile, even at the beginning of this pregnancy. But for the last few months, it’s been really hard to get all of my calories in. I have a decreased appetite, and I feel full after only a few bites of a meal. My poor stomach is running out of room.
Chris has started scooping me a bowl of ice cream every night before bed. We try to buy the healthier kinds, but when it comes down to it… I need the fat/protein/carbs. Even my multiples book recommends ice cream as a daily snack. I’m not complaining!