Tuesday, June 21, 2016
26 Week Pregnancy Update
Woohoo, 26 weeks and going strong. I have been feeling pretty good lately. I'm over the awful cold that I got a few weeks ago, and my appetite is back. So, naturally, I've been cooking a lot more. Here are just a couple things that I've been making lately.
All of our dinners lately have been pretty quick and easy. We've been doing tons of:
Southwest Chicken (regular and vegan chicken) Salads
Eggs & Toast
and last but not least, these pita pizzas! Oh my god, they're so good. I have been throwing on whatever veggies I have on hand. These are fun because Josh and I can customize them however we want.
The other day, I was craving a huge pile of broccoli, so I roasted some potatoes and cooked up a vegan chicken patty to go with. What a yummy dinner! We have stuff like this a lot. Sorry for the blurry picture.
Ever since we had the banh mi sliders at Flyway Brewing, I have been craving them. So, all this week we've been chowing down on these awesome sandwiches. They're so filling, that it's all you'll need for dinner.
This week I brought back our pancake Sunday tradition. I made a huge batch and ended up giving half to my friend, Erin. These were very tasty, though. Josh always wonders why every Sunday isn't pancake Sunday. mm... probably because I usually need a nap after all those carbs.
I've been making variations of these cookies for every social event we've been invited to, lately. They're the BEST cookies. We have never come home with a single cookie left. Yep, they're that good. I think you could easily make them vegan, too, with a flax/chia egg. The real magic is chopping up a candy bar and throwing them in as the chocolate chips.
There have been more things to eat, but I've been horrible about taking pictures. My pregnancy day looks kind of like this:
breakfast: toast, maybe an egg if I'm super hungry
lunch: sandwich and apple
dinner: one of the things listed above
dessert: fruit, cookie, ice cream, etc. not every night, but way more than normal.
I'll try to snap a What I Ate in a Day soon, so you can see a full day. Honestly, I feel like I eat less now that I'm pregnant, but maybe not. I'm way more in tune with my body than I used to be, and because I don't have weight loss or diets hanging around my head, telling me what I "should" eat, I'm just listening to what sounds good and when I'm hungry. It's been working really well, and I've managed to keep any pregnancy weight gain right where it needs to be. I've also been doing lots of walking and going to prenatal yoga when I can. Fitness really comes and goes. Sometimes I have a week where I walk every day, go to yoga, and swim. Sometimes, I lay on the couch and watch Vikings. Like I said, I'm just listening to what feels right.
I thought I would start to include some pregnancy stats, mostly so I can look back on them. I didn't really plan on doing this, so I don't have a bump picture, but I'll try to remember for next time.
26 WEEKS PREGNANT
Days til Due: 95
Cravings: Fruit, salads, things that are light or watery
Weird Symptoms: My feet seem to be swelling a bit. My shoes were a bit tight yesterday.
Currently loving: Maternity shorts, la croix on ice, watermelon
Currently hating: the weather (above 90's in AR), heartburn
Mood: feeling good. no spontaneous crying lately
Nursery: cleaned most of my office stuff out. need to finish that and start painting.
Sleep: constantly interrupted by peeing.
Exercise: 2 to 3 times a week right now. want to up it a bit.
Baby classes: taken infant care and breastfeeding so far.
Baby movement: she's rocking and rolling in there. likes to kick around my belly button.
Name: nothing yet. Josh and I have some favs, but we're not telling...
Big Excitement for the Week: We picked a day care!! I have sooooo been stressing about getting her a spot somewhere I feel comfortable with, because I'll be going back to work after 3 months. After doing a bunch of research then going on a lot of tours, we finally decided on a Montessori school very close to my office. I feel incredibly relieved to have a spot reserved for her at a place I feel comfortable. Both mine and Josh's parents are 3 hours away (in opposite directions) and still work, so child care was definitely something we've been stressing about.
Even though it sucks to be pregnant when it's so hot out, I'm still loving it and very happy that it's going so well this time around. I'm growing more and more anxious to meet her, and I know she'll be here before I know it.