120 gms of protein a day!?! I can't imagine. I have been shooting for 75 based on some information from my last pregnancy. Sometimes I don't even get that much. Yesterday I ate over 80. My midwife thought 75 was probably a little high, though she didn't really recommend a number. I am not nursing, but I think the only way I could get that would be to eat meat 3 times a day!
I usually eat eggs for breakfast and meat at one other meal a day. I track my intake on sparkpeople.com to watch my protein and to make sure my calories don't get out of control. Wednesday I had eggs for breakfast and egg salad for lunch, both with whole wheat bread. I made a pasta and bean dish for supper and was still around 50 gms. I ate cottage cheese and cashews for snacks to bump it up some. I don't know if it would be possible to get 120 gms on a vegetarian diet.
We had another mw appt yesterday and it went well. hr in the 140s and baby squirming all around. mw was surprised to feel a kick herself but DH has been able to feel them for a few weeks now. We got the referral for the anatomy ultrasound and I made the appt for 11/22 today. Now it is like waiting for Christmas on steroids!!! I am honestly at a place that I am really excited for it to be either a boy or a girl. I have been concerned about my weight since the beginning and the mw didn't seem that concerned about it but was concerned that I am not getting enough protein. She wants me to get 120g/day which seems absurd to me. She reasoned that I needed it for the pg and for nursing DS. I added it up and even on a good day I am not close. I have a master's in nutrition and I find it debatable to need 120g/day but I think she is probably right that I need more than I am getting. I craved red meat in the beginning but now I don't at all. What do you do besides cheese (got that covered!) to get in the protein throughout the day.