This past Saturday I was 16 weeks! Everything is “Status Quo” with the doc. I went for my monthly check up, heard the heart beat again and all seems fine I go for more blood work on Friday, and I find out the sex on July 15th!!!! Here I am to those who don’t live here with me, at 16 weeks! I am not popping out too much yet, but I am getting more round…!
I went shopping a little Sunday because I really don’t have too much to choose from in my closet! SOOOOO darn it, shopping it was . I got a bunch of cute tank tops that are light and colorful-very summery. I got some cute dresses and a pair of shorts or 2. If you are pregnant and don’t need to tap into maternity clothes yet, make sure you don’t spend a fortune on these clothes, as you will have to buy new ones again as you grow. BUT the good news is-which will make you AND your husband feel better about shopping-you will most likely be wearing these clothes post baby, so really it’s an investment. By the way, I can rationalize anything.
Nothing crazy yet! But the funniest thing did happen: My husband Darin and I went out for frozen yogurt last week. We decided to eat it there that night instead of taking it home, like we usually do. So, I sit down with my nice dessert. I am about to spoon some in my mouth and…..POP-my button on my pants POP OPEN!!!!!! It was just priceless. I put down my yogurt and was convinced it was a sign!!!! Hahaha!!! Well, needless to say, I did have my yogurt, but I didn’t finish it!!! It was too funny. I just look at Darin and we both start hysterically laughing!
I am, however getting more veggies in my diet, thanks to Chef Elisa at www.wholesomemeal.com. Everything is organic and clean eating-so you know I LOVE IT!!!!! If you haven’t checked her out-DO SO. Especially if you are busy and just don’t have the time to prepare ALL of the time. This will help out a lot. She makes veggie sides to go with whatever meal you are cooking and healthy protein snacks to get you through the day. I started using her because I didn’t want to cook a lot during those few weeks where I was picky about my food. This helped a lot in getting protein in my snacks and having more, well rounded meals for lunch and dinner. Now I am just hooked and still order certain things through her to make some meals more interesting during the week. It also gives you some fresh new ideas on what to do with your veggies to make it realllly tasty and healthy at the same time.
It’s super important to still eat healthy while pregnant. Don’t use it as an excuse to OVER indulge. But for heaven’s sake, if you want a sweet treat or whole grain pasta one night…EAT IT! Don’t deny your body what it wants all the time. Especially if you were SUPER CLEAN in your diet prior to pregnancy, it’s more than OK to have some “goodies” as you may call it, here and there. The last thing you want to do is starve your body and your little growing baby of the nutrients he or she may need. You want a healthy baby right? Thought so. Pregnant women need different amounts of nutrients and foods opposed to non-pregnant women. Why do you think there are prenatal vitamins? That’s just one example of many. For the Lean and Mean people out there-you may not be used to eating a lot of carbs, but GUESS WHAT?? Your body and your baby needs some healthy whole grains and carbohydrates. For an interesting read on low carb diets while pregnant CLICK HERE.
Lean and Mean or not, I am never for eliminating carbs completely-just choosing healthy veggies and complex carbs closest to it’s natural source to pair with your protein of choice. Billy Beck III explains Nutrition Cycling, which is another AWESOME option for non-pregnant people to try as well. Check it out, it is worth watching this brief video!! If you are pregnant now is not the time to cut out anything or go on diets. Keep eating a well balanced diet and you and your baby will be very healthy!!
ADVICE FOR THE MOM-TO-BE
Did you feel comfortable with the food choices you made during your pregnancy, whether good or bad?
How did it make you feel?