4 Months Pregnant

Today marks 16 weeks of pregnancy and I'm feelin' flyyyy. But really this time. I actually feel SO good!

FOOD CRAVINGS: My body still wants veggies, although not as drastically as last week. I think my body is still trying to make up for all those weeks I couldn't stomach anything green haha. Fresh fruit always sounds reeeeally good...especially cherries and peaches. I've started craving french fries, so that's fun. I haven't had them yet though. Ah I'm salivating just thinking about it.

SYMPTOMS: No nausea or sickness anymore (unless I don't eat every 2 hours), and my ENERGY IS BACK!!! I feel like a whole new woman. I feel like I've suddenly been pumped full of caffeine compared to how I felt just last week. Other than that, I pretty much feel normal. I forget I'm pregnant most of the time because I feel so good! 

BABY BUMP: No legit-looking bump, I just look pretty thick in my stomach now, as opposed to just feeling bloated. With Piper, my bump appeared around 21-22 weeks, so I think this time it'll probably be sooner. Hopefully! Because I look like I have a killer food baby 99% of the time.

WORKOUTS: Now that my energy is back, I'm able to go to the gym at night again. Jordan goes mountain biking to the gym super early before work, and I go after Piper is down for the night around 7:30ish. It feels SO good to move my body and sweat again. It makes me feel more like myself, and I love knowing I'm keeping me and this baby strong and healthy. 'm posting a workout log for this pregnancy under the "ALL THINGS BABY" tab at the top!

OTHER: It's so weird being pregnant again, because I expected it to be the exact same, and in some ways it is similar, but it's so different. I was MUCH sicker this time around, but it didn't last as long as it did with Piper. With Piper, I had to pee like a crazy person from the get-go, but with this one I haven't really noticed much of a change. I also knew I was pregnant with Piper before I got a positive pregnancy test because my chest grew so much and it huuuuurt. This time, my chest is baaaarely starting to grow in size at 16 weeks. I also just feel different. It's hard to explain, but regardless, I AM SO EXCITED!!! We go in for the big ultrasound in 3 weeks (and to find out the gender). I'd love for Piper to have a sister so close in age, but I'd also love one of each, so we'll see!

A Full Day Of Eating: Piper Edition

I get a lot of questions about what Piper eats, which I get because I'm always looking for fresh ideas on snacks/meals to give her too. 

Luckily, Piper has always been a really good eater. An extremely messy eater, but a good one. The girl really loves her food and eats A LOT. She drinks a bottle of whole milk first thing in the morning, and before she goes to bed at night. Some days she's not as hungry, and other days I can't seem to fill her up. I just kind of roll with whatever she needs day-to-day.

BREAKFAST: usually 1 egg, 1/2 avocado, and berries, or kodiak pancakes with berries and raw nut butter, or oats with berries and raw nut butter

SNACK: usually sliced cucumbers and hummus or more berries

LUNCH: usually turkey, cottage cheese, and snap peas or something. Or chicken sausage and yogurt. 

SNACK: sometimes she wants a snack now, and other times she doesn't. She'll usually have a sliced apple, or roasted veggies, or veggie straws, etc.

DINNER: depending on what time we eat (we're staying with our in-laws right now and they eat a bit later than we usually do), she'll either eat the same thing we're having, or I'll give her something similar to what she eats for lunch. I like giving her our same dinners because she gets a wider variety of foods that way.

Eating the mexican street corn pasta salad recipe I posted last week ^^

Eating the mexican street corn pasta salad recipe I posted last week ^^

Obviously packed snacks and pouches are super easy, but I usually only use them when we're traveling or on the go. I try giving her real, solid foods as much as possible. A lot of my go-to snack and dinner options are:

GO-TO SNACKS: 

  • Sliced apples
  • Clementines
  • Bananas (piper doesn't like these which is annoying because they're such an easy snack)
  • Snap peas
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Roasted veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, etc.)
  • Corn on the cop 

GO-TO MEALS:

  • Siggis yogurt
  • Annie's mac & cheese
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Kodiak pancakes (or 1 banana + 1 egg mashed together and cooked like pancake)
  • Eggs and avocado (her favourite)
  • Banza pasta + sauce
  • Chicken sausage