Hi Ladies I hope you’re all doing well and have lots of fun things planned for the summer. I write this post from the comfort of my bed, making the most of my day off from work. I can hear the rain pouring down outside, making it all the more cosy in my little nest. I’m enjoying a cuppa and nibbling on a pressie from my little fashionista
Nicky was right…this stuff is addictive! It’s so crunchy and I know it’ll be great on top of vanilla yoghurt.
So…I’m now 30 weeks into my pregnancy and my little man is moving around so much! I can feel legs, arms, head and bum all twisting around in there…..and boy does he like to move!!! Watching the olympics has had me thinking that maybe my son will be an athlete one day because he sure is active
Body wise, my little bump is continuing to grow, although it was recently discovered that it looks as though my son is going to be a small baby. I’m measuring below average on the bump scales and had to have an extra growth scan to check all was ok. Although I have to keep going for extra prenatal appointments to keep a close eye on him, the midwives and specialist have reached the conclusion that I’m genetically not meant to have a big baby. Suits me!
Brain wise….hmmm……it’s been a tough time and I’m not going to lie. Surprisingly, it has not been my changing body that has affected me but more or less a generalised depression. After talking to a specialist, we came to the conclusion that I’ve simply had too much to cope with during this pregnancy and this triggered my depression to re-emerge. I’m not going to lie – some days have felt like torture, however, now that the only imminent change is the arrival of our baby, I feel like I can finally focus completely on my pregnancy.
Food wise……lets see some of the things I’ve been enjoying of late….. Lots of tea! This was apple, mango and berry – mmm!Delicious fresh salads – I’ve developed a new love of radishes! Pregnancy sure is weird!Raw raisins – to satisfy a late night choccie craving. I say craving but really I just felt like something sweet….my chocolate tooth has turned into a savoury tooth since I became pregnant but I still like the odd bit Mixed plates with lots of random bits and bobs thrown on. I love dinners like this – like a healthy buffet tea
Oh…..and yesterday I pulled this little number out of my NYC box. A great pre-gym snack to get me through a long elliptical session, accompanied by a good dose of olympic running. I cannot wait to get running properly again!!!!!!! I am actually really excited to run without a baby head butting my bladder again! Of course, I mainly can’t wait to meet my little man…..but the olympics has made me feel inspired towards running again postnatally
As I’ve mentioned previously, my diet has been fully vegetarian throughout my pregnancy. Although it was mainly vegan beforehand, I decided that vegetarianism would be the way forward for me if I ever needed to grow a little person, purely on nutritional grounds. The midwives and doctors I’ve spoken to have been in agreement and mentioned that vegan diets are not usually recommended during pregnancy. I think that every woman needs to just make her own decision about their pregnancy nutrition and as long as she and her baby are healthy, then all is good! Me….well I don’t think I’d have managed to get enough calcium in me if I didn’t eat cheese and yoghurt. In fact, dairy is the nearest thing to a craving I’ve had!
On a more personal level, a dairy-free diet is optimal for me when I’m not pregnant so I’ll probably be back to experimenting in the kitchen again once I’m on maternity leave
Anyway ladies…this baby is on my bladder so nature calls!
LOVE TO YOU ALL XOXO