I'm officially done with the 22nd week of pregnancy and things are moving along great! There have been moments of concern...because, let's be honest, apparently this baby likes to make things interesting for us already. However, I'm no longer on modified bed rest and am enjoying the daily walks with the puppies.
This week had some big milestones with the crib and dresser getting all set up and ready to go (thanks mom for the set and my awesome in-laws & hubby for setting it all up!). It's all starting to become real as the nursery starts to come together and the babies movements get stronger day by day.
It's pretty obvious that I'm pregnant now...baby bump is very much there and getting bigger. I'll admit that feeling those movements from our little man were pretty startling at first but now I'm getting more used to them. I swear this kid is gonna be a soccer player with how much he likes to kick!
As for me, I'm still getting used to the added weight and bigger belly and am very grateful that I get to take my morning walks again. I haven't been having any major cravings thus far....definitely surprising to me considering all the talk about pregnancy cravings.
I continue to give thanks for our baby boy each night before bed and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the smooth sailing will continue in the weeks to come. Thanks for following my pregnancy story and please don't hesitate to post any questions in the comments below!
I can't believe week 20 of this pregnancy is already over! Luckily things seemed to slow down a bit this week and it went by relatively complication free.
Some highlights for week 20:
- My mom was able to meet my incredible doctor, Dr. Artoune, and hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time.
- The anatomy scan revealed no complications and baby is happy and healthy.
- I was removed from my modified bed rest and was able to go walking again (HOORAY!!!).
This week I've really been trying to focus on lowering my sugar intake and rest. I will say that there was a bit of a scary point when I almost passed out in Babies R'Us but some time sitting with my feet up and lots of water did wonders.
Most of our registry is now complete thanks to the registry spree my mom, sister and I went on Saturday. It was pretty overwhelming but they were awesome and helped this pregnant lady out a bunch.
I have to say that figuring out what to register for as a first-time mom was worse than trying to learn most of the things in my masters degree! So many reviews to read, opinions thrown around, and waffling back and forth about what I actually even needed! Needless to say, I'm so glad that is over with!
On a more positive note, I am excited for the Baby shower my mom, sister and awesome family friend Tracey are throwing for our little man. The invites are SO CUTE and the theme is such a total reflection of Matt, Baby boy, and me. I honestly can't wait to spend that special time celebrating our boy with people I love and care about....not to mention getting to see all the cute baby things and eat delicious gluten free cake!
The baby bump is very much there...although I still get comments from people that I don't look pregnant....Let me tell you...I certainly feel pregnant! The 4am insomnia and random days of depression still happen but I'm lucky enough that they aren't every day.
Overall, I'm feeling ok and baby is healthy and strong! Mostly, I just go about my days building my business, resting, and feeling gratitude for this incredible gift growing inside of me.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Do you have questions? Anything that I'm not sharing that you would like me to share? Post in the comments below and I will do my best to share it!
Sometimes I feel that people think a nutritionist eats healthy 100% of the time. While some practitioners like to portray this image of dietary perfection, I choose to say….Hey I’m human! And guess what? I like wine and french fries as much as the next person.
Just because I choose to help others make dietary changes does not mean that I am some superhuman that never makes mistakes. The reason I am so good at connecting with people is because of my flaws and my journey through success and failure.
Now I am not saying that I eat like crap all the time…that would make me hypocritical…instead, I eat healthy and give my body premium fuel 80-90% of the time. You can bet for that other 20-10% I am fully enjoying my indulgence. Favorites for me include: gluten free dessert and Mexican foods.
Even when I choose to indulge, I do not beat myself up about it. Instead, I savor the mouth watering deliciousness. I went to Temecula (wine country) this past weekend and I sure as heck indulged. The funny thing that I notice is that the indulgences were delicious in the moment but just fueled my desire for something healthy the next day. It’s like my body is saying… “ok Megan that was fun…but I need some premo fuel now…k thanks.”
In the days of my ED I never would have thought that I could allow myself to indulge and still be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I had this belief that any slip-ups would lead to a head long plunge into dietary sinville and I would never return. Ironically, it’s the permission I give myself to have indulgence every now and then that truly help me appreciate my healthy lifestyle.
I am far from perfect so sometimes I indulge a little too much (my body definitely lets me know when this is the case!) but the difference is that I express compassion for myself and make the next right choice. That horrible voice of judgement in my head that screams like a harpy every time I indulge gets told to sit down and shut up.
Instead of letting that voice berate me for indulging a little, or even too much sometimes, I simply press mute for that voice and listen to my own compassionate voice of wisdom that reminds me I am A-OK in the grand scheme of things. This forgiveness and compassion is what gives me the ability to silence the critic and make the next right choice for my body and mind.
What are your favorite indulgences? Does your judgmental harpy berate you when you indulge???? How would it feel to tell Ms.Judgmental to sit down and shut up??
Much love and light,