Sigh. I was hoping I’d be able to write some big, happy, excited post this week about how my morning sickness is totally gone, and I’m back to eating like a rockstar—but alas, the progesterone poisoning (a phrase that was coined by one my readers and makes morning sickness sound a lot more evil—which it is) continues. I have had a few good days of recent—where I feel more or less normal for the majority of the day—but those are still greatly outnumbered by the not-so-great days. Maybe next week I’ll have better news to report?
I snapped this week’s WIAW pictures on Monday, and it was actually a pretty decent day. I felt like my normal self until about 2pm, and then my afternoon sickness kicked in. And I crawled into bed and watched six episodes of Gilmore Girls. I <3 being my own boss.
Onto the eats…
Breakfast was a big ole bowl of Cheerios topped with bananas and blueberries. Plus a pineapple Chobani on the side and a glass of cranberry juice.
My tummy was feeling okay this morning, but my head wasn’t. I woke up with a killer hormonal headache. The only cure I’ve found that works for me? Caffeine. This mug of frothy half-caf killed my headache within a half hour.
You can tell I was feeling good because I didn’t have a second breakfast or a snack! I think I went four whole hours without eating, which is a new pregnancy record for me. Lunch was rye crisps topped with chicken salad—I actually sorta cooked something. Granted, I just tore up a rotisserie chicken and mixed it with a bunch of things, but still, it’s cooking! On the side, I had some veggies, a pear and a bowl of yogurt with granola and blueberries.
Post-lunch, things started to go downhill which means I gotta keep eating and keep eating lots of protein (the only thing that I’ve found that helps take the edge off of my morning sickness). For an afternoon snack, I had some cheddar cubes, dates, a granola bar and some apple slices with peanut butter. Pre-pregnancy, I was kinda indifferent toward peanut butter, but now? I’m a big fan. Super tasty and quick source of protein.
Dinner was an open-faced egg and bacon sandwich on a sourdough English muffin. With a glass of milk on the side.
My pre-bed snack was a replica of my breakfast—a big bowl of Cheerios topped with banana and blueberries. Plus a yogurt on the side and a mug of tea. I’m not sure what this Pregnancy Tea does for me, but it sure does taste good with a bit of honey in it.
Big thanks go out to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this fun food-filled party. If you guys haven’t clicked over to the main WIAW post yet, you should! There are so many fun eats and so many new blogs to discover.