Pregnancy Life Savers

As I am well into my third trimester of pregnancy, I am frantically trying to get everything done. The spring cleaning, the many sewing and crocheting projects, the nursery, projects for Rebekah, and yes, enjoying times of sleep and rest because they will be few and far between soon. Some days it leaves me a bit dizzy and exhausted. If I don’t pace myself, I find that I don’t actually accomplish anything. My mind simply races with everything. Which is exhausting in its own way. So I am working on simplification and focus. What doesn’t get done won’t kill me. Right? Mitch and … Read more…

11 of My Favorite Healthy Pregnancy Foods

First Trimester: During my first trimester I never wanted to eat. The thought of food was repulsive. Fixing food made me feel sick. The smells made me flee the kitchen altogether. Yet, I knew Rebekah needed food. She made that very clear. As much as I didn’t want to eat, not eating made things worse. Most of the time that I found myself dry-heaving in the bathroom it was because I had not eaten anything. I was conflicted: Eating was repulsive, but not eating made me sick. Fortunately, through trial and error I discovered that I could eat nutritious foods that nourished both Rebekah … Read more…

Pregnancy Week-by-Week Preview: 18 Weeks and Counting, Plus Gender Poll!

Monday, week 18. I thought for the “Ready-set-SNAP” Self-portrait blog hop it would be fun (and a good picture diary) to capture my pregnancy week-by-week. Tuesday, week 18 (Moral of the story on Tuesday: learn to take better selfies and crop pictures!) Wednesday, week 18 So, I forgot to take pictures the rest of the week, but really nothing changed. In fact, next week I will probably only take one picture. Week 18 hasn’t been too bad, all things considered. Most of the gross, sick feelings are gone. I also have more energy (most days) and a good appetite. Since … Read more…