Saturday, February 23, 2013

Big news and what I'm craving right now!

Big news!  I'm currently growing a baby boy inside my abdomen. It's so crazy, it's so fun, and it's already changed everything.
The second and third months felt like a bad hangover, but now I'm in my sixth month and I'm feeling really good. I'm still working out with my trainer, I'm walking a lot, and really enjoying prenatal yoga.
I'm not riding my bike or snowboarding this winter, which I miss a lot, but neither of those activities feels safe to me right now. Besides, I'd have to change my position on the bike a lot so that I don't knee myself in the abdomen. Ha! I suppose my bikes will be waiting for me this summer after baby comes.

6 months and counting...

At 2 months I was flat-bellied but feeling sick. Ugh.
Look at that forced smile and tired eyes. So glad that part is over!

I've been having intense cravings for certain foods, which is fun and whacky and expected. Topping the cravings list are avocado, eggs, cabbage (especially bok choy), and citrus. The citrus craving was most intense with grapefruit in the first trimester when I was feeling nauseated, but has evolved to cara cara navel oranges now that I'm in the second. Food aversions are few, but they include salmon and on occasion coffee. I know caffeine is not ideal during pregnancy, but my midwife says it's fine for me to have a little to get me going in the mornings.

Here's the meal I'm craving most intensely right now (which means I have it for breakfast almost every day).

Avocado toast with a fried egg and a cara cara navel orange

I tell my husband that I'm turning all that good fat into a baby brain in order to score extra avocado. It works every time.


  1. I've been waiting for this post! You look great and that breakfast looks so delicious. I ate a lot of bok choy with Dagny and a lot of grapefruit with one of the boys.
    xo, Leah

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  3. seems delicious food, I so want to eat looked at the picture ..

    sorry permits various : obat sakit ulu hati