Baby Size: According to “The Bump” baby is the size of an artichoke.
Weight gain: 9lbs. Not sure what’s going on with my scale? I doubt I am actually fluctuating so much.
Maternity clothes? I found some maternity jeans that are long enough for me this week! It felt like a victory. They’re still pretty big but I don’t care. I’m sick of leggings.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Best moment this week: Feeling baby’s kicks get stronger.
Miss Anything? I’ve had a little cold this week, which zapped me of any energy I was finally starting to gain. So, still missing energy.
Movement: Mostly flutters still, but I did feel a pretty strong kick one night while I was laying down.
Food cravings: Chili has been a huge staple the last few days, though that may be more a function of convenience than cravings. Either way, baby is getting some hearty meals!
Gender: We should find out next week, though it will be two weeks until it’s on the blog as we want to share with family first.
Looking forward to: Feeling stronger movement and finding out if we are having a boy or a girl.
This week has been about getting in a lot of nutrients as I continue to climb out of the fog of the first trimester. I only have 10 weeks left to enjoy some energy, and after having a cold over the weekend, I just want to nourish my body and energize it as much as possible. Protein has been a struggle for me this pregnancy, especially from meat sources. I don’t have clear aversions like I did with my son so sometimes I am up for a turkey burger, and sometimes the thought of it makes me want to barf. It’s hard to tell what I’ll be able to eat day to day. Below are a few of my favorites from this week.
- 1lb ground beef
- 1lb ground bison
- 1 orange pepper diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 2-4 carrots diced
- 2 white potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Black pepper
- Garlic salt
- Minced onion
Cook beef & bison until pink no longer shows. Throw everything in crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. I like to top my with Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. We had homemade biscuits on the side.
Protein Packed Greek Yogurt
- ½ C Frozen berries
- ½ C Plain Greek Yogurt (I’ve been using 2% so I can ensure fats for baby’s brain)
- 1 Tbsp Protein Powder (Snickerdoodle is my favorite, but almost any flavor will do)
- Puffins Multigrain cereal
Heat berries in microwave for 1:00. Pour over yogurt and mix in protein powder. Top with enough Puffins for some crunch.
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 scoop protein powder (again, I used snickerdoodle, but most flavors will do)
- Unsweetened almond milk to batter consistency
- Cinnamon for taste
Mix and pour over heated, greased pan for one giant pancake. I topped with peanut butter, and heated mixed frozen berries.