Evening, friends! Iâ€™ll admit â€“ Iâ€™m still grinning from ear-to-ear over your kind reactions to our baby news. And I really needed the extra bit of joy because today was a rough day. I swear I can tell the days the spawn experiences a big growth spurt because I feel significantly worse. I read that the baby grows nearly 0.4-inch during Week 8 and 9. Something is definitely happening in there.
During these growth spurts, I picture crazy hormones shooting forth from his/her tiny fingertips like Spidermanâ€™s powerful web, making me feel nauseous and tired and terrible.
That is probably the most unscientific way to look at it, I know. But seriously. Major web shooting today.
The one thing that REALLY helps, however, is going for a run. Itâ€™s nice that one thing that is good for me (and the baby) actually makes me feel better.
I did three glorious miles. I think the 5K is going to be my distance for a while.
So many people have asked how healthy eating is coming along and, truthfully, itâ€™s been pretty good. I donâ€™t want some of my old favorites anymore (yogurt! bananas!) but overall, Iâ€™m eating pretty similar to before the pregnancy. My doctor told me that, by the second and third trimester, I should be eating an extra 300 calories a day, but itâ€™s not necessarily to up my intake in the first trimester. So Iâ€™m just focusing on eating as much whole, natural foods as I can; eating whenever Iâ€™m hungry; drinking lots of water; and minimizing junk foods. Iâ€™ll admit that itâ€™s weird to eat â€˜for someone elseâ€™ instead of just based on what I feel like eating. My diet certainly hasnâ€™t been perfect, but Iâ€™m tryingâ€¦ and Iâ€™m hoping itâ€™s enough!
Lunch: brown rice, white kidney beans, kale, and mushrooms. I ended up dumping salsa all over it because it was too bland.
Snack was sunflower butter toast and a pear:
And snack #2 was this Naked Berry Blast smoothie â€“ consumed while shopping for supplies for the Girls on the Run practice 5K, which is on Thursday.
And for diner, I made a crockpot vegetable and bean soup. Iâ€™ll post the recipe if itâ€™s tasty enough! Planning to eat it with crackers and cheese.
On that note â€“ Iâ€™m going to pull on pajamas and crash on the couch. Weeeeeee!