What a week! We went to NY for 5 days to visit my family, so Dave has definitely been initiated now. We had a really great time, and spent most of it with Matthew accompanying us. It was his 10th birthday, which means it’s also the 10th anniversary of my sister’s death. Matthew’s birth seems like so long ago, but at the same time, it feels like just yesterday. I love telling him about the funny and cute things he did when he was tiny, and he really likes to hear about it too. I’m so proud of that little (big) guy—he’s so good at being exactly who he is, and he’s funny and thoughtful too. I know his Mom would be super proud of him.
I’m not really approaching pregnancy in the same way my sister did–she wasn’t really focused on the healthy eating and lifestyle aspects of the process. One thing I’ve thought about a lot is that I have to be flexible with how I eat right now (especially with this whole rot gut & headache thing I have going on). In my mind, I have an idea of how I should eat each day—what nutrients to include, how much protein, etc. Then, depending on how I feel, I modify that and do a sort of experiment where I eat a little something and see if it makes me feel better or worse.
In the last few days, I’ve discovered that carbs (especially grains) make me feel best. This is so strange because for the past couple years, I have felt my best being grain free.
I’ll admit, I’m still primarily focused on quality of food. I like organic good quality ingredients, and this was easy to maintain at my Mom’s house because that’s how she eats too. I definitely ate my share of toast, oatmeal cookies, pumpkin pie, cider donuts, pizza, chicken wings… and vegetables, salmon, beef, ham, eggs, and cheese. Most of that stuff was good quality, and a small amount was actual junk.
I weigh exactly the same as I did last week (and the week before).
So I’m going to try and share something interesting… my boobs are killing me and they’re huge. If they didn’t hurt so dang much I’d just be thrilled about the size increase!
Overall, I feel good when I first wake up, and as the day goes on, I feel icky and exhausted. The traveling we did was just fine—it didn’t make me sick to fly (although I wasn’t crazy about the radiation exposure), but the day after we returned I was so sick and exhausted that I couldn’t lift my head off the couch all day.
What I’m eating: farm eggs, cheese, sprouted grain toast with butter from grass fed cows, rice crackers, veggies (cooked—raw makes me want to vomit), bacon, and … brownies.
Side note: we jammed our luggage full of Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters coffee… if you haven’t been there and live near one, please go. I’m drinking decaf these days (when the thought of it doesn’t make me want to hurl), and Dave is trying out all the flavors he hasn’t had yet (his current fave is tiramisu).
I’m going to write a post about pregnancy supplements soon, and also tell you about how I’m dying my hair while pregnant. I’ve given a few hints over the last couple weeks… any guesses what I’m dying it with?
I appreciate the insights and ideas you’ve given me in the past couple weeks regarding pregnancy and morning (all day?) sickness… thank you! I love hearing about other people’s experiences with pregnancy!