Pregnancy: Weeks 8-12 & Dad’s Bday Dinner
I’ve been reading blogs for several years now and one thing that remained constant was that pregnancy updates kind of annoyed me- until I got pregnant of course. Every week reading practically the same thing as the week before, with just a few changes. SO, since I DID go back to every one of those blogs and reread their updates, I figured I’d do a hybrid version. I’ll post monthly updates with each week’s differences. Sound like a plan, Stan?
Weight Gained: 5 lbs. It’s really hard to know how much weight I’m actually gaining with the whole OHSS thing. Residual water weight is still hanging around, so this is more of an estimate.
Workouts: Just walking, the whole month. And 25 standing push-ups when I remember to do it.
Symptoms: Sore boobs. Wk 8- The nausea picked up and every morning I felt queasy.
Food Aversions: Wk 8- The only real aversion was steamed veggies. Things like oatmeal (of which I still ate every day), protein shakes, nut butters (I KNOW RIGHT?!) and anything healthy really, just didn’t sound appetizing. They wouldn’t make me gag, but I didn’t want them. I’d say around week 10 I was back to eating like my normal self, veggies and all 🙂
Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary, and by that I mean all the carbs. I don’t want to be boring, but honestly, I always “crave” carbs and sweets and all that jazz, so I don’t think it’s really a pregnancy craving, just more of a comfort food calling, since most foods didn’t sound interesting.
Misc: We had a fire drill one morning at week 8, just as I was about to eat my oatmeal, so I was standing outside in the heat/humidity for over 30 minutes with no food in my stomach (remember, food every hour helps) and I almost passed out. There was no place to sit, but thankfully we were under trees for shade.
Dad’s Birthday Dinner
For dinner my dad requested steak. I have been loving me some red meat lately, so I was happy with his choice- although, the steaks he chose were a bit on the fatty side for me- it was still tasty. Paired with a sweet potato, broccoli and salad. Yum Yum.
Yes, she even homemakes the coconut pecan frosting. I’m more of a traditional frosting gal myself, but looking back at this picture, I guess I am a pretty big fan of the switch up.
What does your family do to celebrate birthdays?