Evening, friends! I’ll admit – I’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 Spiderman’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. It’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, it’s been pretty good. I don’t want some of my old favorites anymore (yogurt! bananas!) but overall, I’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 it’s not necessarily to up my intake in the first trimester. So I’m just focusing on eating as much whole, natural foods as I can; eating whenever I’m hungry; drinking lots of water; and minimizing junk foods. I’ll admit that it’s weird to eat ‘for someone else’ instead of just based on what I feel like eating. My diet certainly hasn’t been perfect, but I’m trying… and I’m hoping it’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 – 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. I’ll post the recipe if it’s tasty enough! Planning to eat it with crackers and cheese.
On that note – I’m going to pull on pajamas and crash on the couch. Weeeeeee!