Love & Support

Lets talk about the love and support social media can give.
The support we gotten regarding our baby when annoucing the news, has been unreal.

So many lovely messages and hello’s , the excitment to become a mom and what’s awaiting us. It’s kinda hard to take in but all the stories and updates makes it all extra special. So thank you all.

I love my little community of friends on instagram. Bless you!

I’ve been having a nice and easy first trimester of the pregnancy. Some nights extremely tired, some days very hungry. Some days feeling a bit low, I don’t really know why, maybe it’s the hormones.
I shared that feeling online the other day and got many responses accually. I’m not alone, it seems to be rather common.

I gained 1 kg since I first weighed myself. Exciting to see if it changed lately.

In week 22 already and I can tell the baby is growing alright. My black shorts I can’t close anymore.
Time goes by so quickly, it’s almost scary.

No cravings yet. Only more thirsty than usual.
Lately I have been thinking of all the things you need for the baby. Do you have any tips? What do we need, please share.

1. Pram

2. car thingy

3. baby bear or wrap,

4.  A prepped ‘hospital bag’

5. clothing wise?

 

 

 

 

The first weeks being pregnant.

Yes! Jake and I are gonna have a baby in December.
Could not be more excited. I’m so happy to share it with you. It has  been a secret for 20 weeks already!

Feel so relieved now that we can finally tell people, both of us said from start we don’t wanna share the news until the scan. Might be the timing but it seems my body has reacted since the reveal as well. Now beginning to show a little bit more. Almost half way through …

Thinking back to the weeks they go by so quickly, the baby will be here in no time. Yikes! Let me share how it’s been up until now:

  •  Super super hungry in the beginning, like all the time! and If didn’t eat straight away – I could get extremely angry! Sorry Jake
  • Some nights I’ve been so tired, and after a days work I have to be horizontal on the sofa, sleepy as hell! Haven’t been able to do anything some nights.
  • Lifting heavy stuff makes my back tired and sore almost straight away. Sharing this with some of my friends they quickly told me off… when preggers : YOU DON’T LIFT – OK – !
  • More respect for myself with the pregnancy. Much easier to say no. I really want more structure. Thanks, hormones.
  • Close friends, know that I’m constantly peeing, that’s nothing compared to now. Oh man I can pee every minute.
  • Sleepless nights ( A L R E A D Y ) guess someone is getting ready for it in time. Could also be the result of being sleepy early in the evenings?
  • I think I enjoy berries more than usual? For a while I ate strawberries everyday, possible pregnancy craving? But I think they’re sweeter this year due to all this sun
  • Twice I felt a bit sick, but after a lie down, all was fine

Many people have been giving me tips regarding the need for iron… eat meat! You gotta eat meat!

Here’s a secret… you can get more iron from eating veggies.
Blood results and all the other tests I’ve been through have been great, then when I tell the nurses about me only eating veggies they all look a bit surprised, so it’s almost like teaching the nurse some ‘new info’ regarding nutrients.
Which I find funny, so many live today thinking meat is the ONLY way of a healthy diet. But mama dear, it’s not! So many facts regarding this and I’m happy I can be a living proof of just this. But each to their own, do what you believe is right and best for you.

Some good vegetables to eat when pregnant, if anyone wants some tips:

  • Lentils, beans, peas. My favourites, how lucky! They also contain good amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals.
  • Nuts and seeds. Always for breakfast. Wish I was as good as Kristin eating them as snacks too, working on it!
    Pumpkins, Sesame, hemp, flax seeds are the seeds richest in iron. Seeds contain good amounts of plant protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, antioxidants. Omega 3 Omega 6.
  • Vegetables often have a higher iron content than foods typically associated with high iron, such as meat and eggs.
  • Leafy Greens . Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and brussel sprouts are also good!
    Consuming vitamin C-rich foods together with foods rich in non-heme iron may increase the absorption of iron by up 300% . (source)

 

Much love,

m