So, I had it all planned out. Yes, my life…all of it…planned. Still do. But, one thing was my pregnancy nutrition. I have binders of info on what to eat during pregnancy. I have studied and learned. Made lists and checked them twice. And then it happened….I actually became pregnant…and nauseous!! :-/
Chicken? Nope! Eggs? Nope! Broccoli? Are you kidding me?! NO! Sweets? No way! [If you know me you know this is ca-razy! Me? Not like sweets?! *gasp*] Carbs? Maybe a little! 🙂 [This was the 1st trimester…my sweet tooth is back but within reason.]
I still can’t figure out why God made us this way. I really want to eat as healthy as I possibly can and I cannot stomach the things I know I need to be eating right now!! How unfair!! I have to assume that God has a plan and this is part of it and that it’s ok. It just has to be ok during the 1st trimester, right?! So, I resigned myself to eating something and the healthiest somethings that I could find…..bagels, whole organic milk, orange juice, crackers….and pizza. I know, right? But I was losing weight and it was all I could stomach. Seriously!
Now in the 2nd trimester, I’m still upset that I have to “choke” down eggs and chicken still! Those were staples in my diet and still, at 19 weeks, I have a really hard time eating them. I do not want them but I know they’re good for me. I know that protein is important so I’m trying to get as much as I can! [I’ll post later about pregnancy nutrition and all I know about it…..feeling like a hypocrite now since I’m still having such a hard time eating so many of the things on those lists BUT I am now coming to grips with the fact that these food aversions may last for 6 or more months yet!!!]
I’m getting creative with my protein choices. It’s my only option! I’m hiding my poultry. I’m eating more beef than chicken. I feel better when I eat a good amount of protein. Soups, mixes that “hide” the poultry, salads, etc where I can cover up the chicken taste…..that works for a few bites until I just can’t take it anymore. It’s better than the 1st trimester but I really thought that I’d be fine after the first 12 weeks….not so much. I’m afraid this chicken/egg aversion could last a LONG time!! 🙁 UGH.
BTW, I tried the rounded corners on this pic but I don’t think it’ll stick. It’s too much effort [even w/ an action to do it for me!] and I don’t think it makes that big of a statement. Thoughts?
What did you eat during your 1st trimester? Were you disillusioned like me?
Are you a planner, like me? Anything stumped you lately that has kept you from your plan?