I’ve said it quite a few times before, but I have to say it again. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for being so open with your knowledge and insights on pregnancy and childbirth and for being so supportive and loving of my journey. I was blown away by the comments on yesterday’s post and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share your thoughts. I hope these pregnancy posts will serve as a helpful resource for other readers who find themselves moms-to-be in the future because there is SO much good info in the comments!
My mom left to head back to Florida this morning. Hard to believe that it was our last solo visit and next time she will be here, there will be a baby too!
I’m doing a recent eats-style post today to show you guys what a whole day of meals looks like for me late in the third trimester.
Monday: smoothie bowl topped with graham crunch cereal
Wednesday: two Vital Farms eggs scrambled in Vital Farms grass-fed butter with a piece of my banana morning glory bread topped with Wild Friends Almond Cashew Super Butter and fresh fruit on the side.
Thursday: smoothie with all sorts of good stuff like peanut butter and collagen powder before teaching and a piece of the banana morning glory bread later in the morning.
I also drink two cups of black coffee in the morning or coffee with collagen powder if I don’t have a smoothie and add it to that. I do organic, fair trade beans and 50% regular and 50% decaf beans.
Monday: sandwich with mayo, spicy mustard, avocado, ham, turkey, gouda, tomato and arugula on an organic seeded bread. Apple slices on the side. I also ate Trader Joe’s honey wheat pretzel sticks while prepping this.
Tuesday: sandwich with mayo, spicy mustard, avocado, turkey, bacon, gouda, tomatoes and arugula on the same organic seeded bread. Pineapple on the side. I also ate a bunch of pretzel sticks this day.
Wednesday: salad with spinach, arugula, tomato, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, a leftover honey balsamic glazed chicken breast, feta and avocado with my homemade honey dijon balsamic dressing. Once again, I ate a bunch of pretzel sticks while prepping!
Monday: homemade spaghetti sauce over noodles with a kale caesar salad kit from Whole Foods that I added carrots and tomatoes to.
Tuesday: I taught late so my mom cooked. We had ham, beans, boiled potatoes and biscuits. YUM. I put butter and plain greek yogurt on my potatoes and dipped my ham in spicy dijon mustard.
Wednesday: grilled cheese on sourdough with fig preserves, bacon, avocado, havarti and gouda. Lots of butter in the skillet. Trader Joe’s tomato red pepper soup on the side.
I’ve had this secret candy stash going for about a week now and usually have a Reese’s and a couple of handfuls of peanut M&Ms after lunch.
On Tuesday I had a smoothie with almond butter, spinach, spirulina and a bunch of other good stuff from Green Brothers Juice before teaching at the Y.
I’ve also been enjoying post-dinner ice cream some nights but not all. Believe it or not, ice cream is not always sounding good to me.
As I mentioned in my 36 week update, I’m pretty good on food right now with no major aversions other than red meat and most seafood. That said, my eats are definitely leaning more to the simpler side and much more carb-heavy than they were pre-pregnancy. Not that I followed a low-carb diet by any means pre-pregnancy but I eat a LOT more of them now! I can’t even explain what it is about pregnancy but I just need the comfort, simplicity and “feeling” of carbs more in my diet.
I’ve always had a sweet tooth (whole life!) so not much has changed there! 🙂
Probably the craziest thing about eating late in the third trimester is that by the time that dinner rolls around, I’m not very interested in food. I make myself eat dinner but I’m usually not even very hungry. Breakfast and lunch are pretty normal for me. Many have suggested grazing or small meals throughout the day but I’ve always been a “three square meals” kind of eater and it’s hard for me to break out of that.
And now I have an appointment to get my hair colored. I have to go about every six weeks now because of grays. I’ve had them since I was 18 but man have they gotten a little heavier here in the last few years! 🙂 I used to be able to get by on only coloring four times a year! Times have changed. Luckily, I’m able to stretch the cuts to every other color so I’m not there all day long!
Hope you guys are having a great Thursday!
Did you find that eating late in the third tri was a little different due to less space in your belly, heartburn, aversions, etc?