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)