Saturday, February 9, 2013
Pregnancy makes eating very challenging. I was going to keep track of what I ate for lunch but that hasn't been going well. Pregnancy really messes up the whole lunch thing, since now I just want to eat like a typical toddler. Mac n cheese or pizza for lunch? Yes please.
Whatever I craved and ate the first few weeks I can't eat for the rest of the pregnancy. For Leland that was chicken fingers and BBQ sauce. This time it is cheese quesadillas with avocado and salsa. Just typing that made me a bit nauseous. This aversion is expanding to most mexican food in general. Ugh.
Usually nothing in the house sounds good and I have to scrounge to find something that doesn't make me want to gag. In general I crave and eat a lot of meat, cheese, and bread. For some reason when I am pregnant all I want to eat is meat, which is really uncommon for me. But I am all about listening to my cravings within reason- especially when I am craving protein.
Also as soon as I eat something the smell of it or thought of it sounds very unappetizing. It really makes cooking challenging because then the house smells like that food for the rest of the day/night.
But overall, things are easy. Nausea happens a couple hours after eating, but not too bad. I am tired but I go to bed with Leland often (since he still sleeps in our bed). My breast are not that sore unless Leland is nursing. The worst symptom is my acne, as it was with Leland as well.
We are still nursing, twice a day at most- morning and evening. I don't ever ask him if he wants to nurse, he has to ask me, so rarely he doesn't nurse in the morning. While I kind of wish he would wean, I don't want to push it. I feel bad about the changes to come with a new baby on the way and don't want to make too many changes if not necessary. So for now, I am okay with him still nursing and so we will continue to do it. I am not against tandem nursing, so if it comes to that, I am okay with it. Mainly since he only nurses twice a day.
I also plan to keep letting him sleep in our bed. Which is why we upgraded to a King sized bed. There is now plenty of room for four. Again, eventually he won't do this but I don't want to make too many changes yet with a new baby coming. He sleeps in the pack n play for naps, so we always have it set up. Which is helpful since we may need it at times for the new baby if they are sleeping at the same time- I don't play to let both kids sleep in the bed without adult supervision for awhile.
I think that is all for now. Have a good weekend :)