Seeing as this is my first pregnancy post and I’m already in month 4, let’s see if I can sum up the past 4 months super fast:
I was crazy sick, couldn’t get off the couch, the house was in shambles, Evelyn watched a lot of TV.
I searched high and low and found a great midwife for our home birth. (We decided on a home birth).
I started feeling better but would get nauseous if I didn’t eat. Still just felt sick not pregnant. Evelyn watched…less-ish TV.
I started showing.
Main differences with this pregnancy are that I already feel huge, way bigger than I did at this stage with Evelyn. I think. I’m trying to be a lot healthier for this pregnancy because A) It just seems like a smart idea and B) I don’t want to gain as much weight. But I won’t beat myself up, I’m just doing the best I can.
I started a prenatal workout that I got for Christmas and although it’s super cheesy, the workout is really effective. I’ve been sore for days. It feels good to be working hard even though I’m pregnant. I enjoy exercise and I’m hoping the more I do it, the easier it will be and the better shape I will be in for delivery.
My eating habits have changed quite a bit. For one, I’m off sugar. Well, let’s be honest, I’m off of desserts, candy, baked goods, soft drinks, etc. I’m not cutting out everything with sugar but I am cutting down immensely. I’m hoping this will help with the weight control, my unfortunate bout of pregnancy acne, and some pain I’ve been having in my joints. I guess we’ll see.
My midwife recommended a veggie protein powder from a health food store to add to my smoothies. The container said, “natural vanilla flavor” so I thought it’d be good. Turns out “pea-protein” it a flavor that’s a tad overwhelming and turns any smoothie an unsightly shade of green. But the more you drink it, the more you get used to it.
The protein doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the time I juiced a whole pomegranate without peeling it. That was 10 different kinds of awful.