Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Update on Life

I know it's been quiet on here, but I'm afraid blogging has just not been a priority lately.  My big priority: hunting for GAPS friendly recipes.  My husband had been feeling kinda miserable since Christmas and finally just decided he needed to do something drastic.  He had gone on a diet similar to GAPS before we were married and it pretty much cured his acid reflux, but he was starting to feel like he was heading down that same path, so it was time for a change.  Even though we eat almost all traditional foods, it just wasn't enough to recover from Christmas junk.  It's been about 6 weeks or so now and it's gone pretty well.  It's just been ridiculously overwhelming to be 8 months pregnant and doing a complete diet change for our family.  I make sure all the meals are GAPS friendly, but I'm not super strict with myself about snacks.  I honestly just don't have the energy for it.  I have tried to keep my daughter grain free though, so any grain type snacks have to be eaten when she's not around...which is pretty much never.

So after 6 weeks, I think it's been good for us.  I know I feel so much better and have more energy.  We had company over the weekend and went out to eat and cooked more normal food, and oh my, I felt awful!  I mean, my stomach was fine, but I don't think my body is used to running on carbs anymore.  I was just exhausted.  I'm still trying to recover! 

As for the pregnancy, it's going so incredibly well.  I feel so much healthier and energetic than I did with my pregnancy with Little Miss.  The only "scare" we've had was that I was measuring small at my appointments.  And not consistently small.  At 16 weeks I measured 1 week big.  At 22 weeks, I measured 1.5 weeks small.  And at 26 weeks, I measured 2.5 weeks small.  I was pretty sure it was just the way I'm carrying this one, but we finally agreed to an ultrasound to check everything out.  And yep, everything is fine.  The baby is measuring right on and all was well.  With Little Miss, I measured 2 weeks big the entire time, so it's been a little different being on the smaller side of things.  With that pregnancy, people started asking if I was due "any day now" from about 6 months on.  Yeah...that was super nice.

We didn't find out the sex during the ultrasound and I'm glad we didn't want to, as the tech said she wouldn't have even been able to figure it out because of the baby's position.  Glad we weren't set on it and then disappointed.

Little Miss is still nursing as well, but I'm finding myself saying no much more frequently.  I've just found it more uncomfortable and sometimes just gives me the heebie jeebies.  When I say no, I always try to have a condition though, like "after lunch" or "when Daddy gets home."  That seems to help and she NEVER forgets!  I'm really hoping that the feelings I have now go away once the new baby comes, but who knows?

So that's a little update on how things are going.  It's been pretty crazy, but good. 


Cassie said...

When are you due again?
So you guys eat grain free? So do we except for this week when my stomach has been weird- think I have a little virus. We started eating 'primal' again after I was feeling better. It feels so much better to be eating healthy again. Glad you guys are enjoying it too.
I'm surprised you ate measuring small. I only had one ultra sound (at 20 weeks) and they said everything was right on but I feel HUGE! I feel like I could go into labor tomorrow but I still have 7 weeks left!
Anyway, so glad to hear everything is going so well! Praying for a good delivery!

Megan said...

I'm due the endish of May. I hear you about feeling huge. I think it was around this point the last pregnancy too where I felt like there was no way I could get any bigger, but still had 2 months to go! Crazy what our bodies are capable of doing to carry a baby!

I must admit that I'm not 100% grain free. I am for almost all our main meals, but my snacks tend to have grains at times. Especially since my main craving lately has been cinnamon rolls. Man, I can't get them out of my head!

It looks like you, me and Hobo Mama are all due around the same time and are all breastfeeding too. I think we need a support group!