The theme from the past 2 weeks has been FOOD.
I’ve definitely hit that point in pregnancy (again) where I just cannot get full. I eat constantly, and I make sure to eat a lot of protein and healthy fats but an hour after finishing a meal, I’m hungry again. It’s ridiculous.
Here’s how this morning went:
730am -wake up and eat 2 blueberry protein muffins.
9am – drive M to my moms for the day and head to my midwife appointment.
930am – drop M off and eat a cheese stick and some crackers.
10am – midwife appt. I AM STARVING and they offered me granola bars. Yes, they offered to feed the pregnant beast. I had to decline since I have a nut allergy, but I definitely was running out the door and didn’t want to chat for too long since I was hungry and starting to get dizzy.
1040am – hit up starbucks for a protein bistro box. Eat the entire thing in 10 minutes.
1110am – swing by my husbands office to switch cars (he had to take it in for an oil change and inspection….I love that he does those things for me) and ask him if he has any food on him because I’M STILL STARVING. All he has is his lunch. He says I could have it, but I feel bad. He tells me to stop and pick something else up to eat.
1130am – stop for an egg and cheese kolache before running errands. Eat the entire thing. FINALLY, I feel full.
Yeah, so I basically had 4 breakfasts today. This is becoming a daily occurance. I remember it happening with M too, but man, the hunger is INTENSE.
Ok, enough about food.
I had a midwife appointment this morning and as of today everything looks good. My Gestational Diabetes blood draw came back great (EAT ALL THE COOKIES), my iron is “amazing” for a pregnant woman (and I don’t take any vitamins, I only eat real food!), and my weight gain is fine (+19 lbs) so far. Baby C has also turned head down–woohoo! Let’s hope she stays that way. I had a feeling she flipped the other day when I started feeling hiccups in my lower abdomen instead of up by my ribs. Now her tiny tushy is shoved up in my ribs.
I’m still feeling pretty good, but I’m starting to move more slowly. It takes me longer to get up off of the floor after playing with M, and I’m not as quick to hop out of bed (which always makes M mad). I’m walking slower, and after a long day of activity my body aches for the bed. I’m sleeping ok, not great, but ok. I’m having issues with heartburn and it’s not awful, but it does tend to wake up me about once a night. I’ve also been taking power naps for about 20-30 minutes while M naps. I’m still attending yoga about twice a week and it helps with the aches and pains SO MUCH.
I’ll be 32 weeks on Friday. Wow! We’ve also got less than 2 months until the official “due date”. Time flies!