Bellies and Thanksgiving giddiness.

I’ve been having a good week. Exhausted beyond function most days, but good. I discovered that the baby has probably grown almost 2 inches in the last 2-3 weeks. That would explain why I can’t get enough to eat, and why I could sleep at any point during the day. And do, might I add.

I also discovered that I’m not eating enough. In the first trimester you are suppose you increase you calorie intake by about 200 a day. Throughout the second and third trimesters you are suppose to eat a solid 300 more calories a day. I figured it out yesterday and I apparently stayed even or dropped calories during the first trimester because I wasn’t hungry and my stomach would only¬†accommodation half a meal at a time without making me feel like crap for 2 or more hours. And I had been thinking I was doing good because I was eating more frequently. And now that I really am suppose to be eating that 300 calories I am finding it hard to accomplish. I get really hungry, but there aren’t a lot of things I like to eat, and sadly most of that is fruit or breads. Protein is a daily battle for me (one that I am fighting with peanut butter =) ). I found a new snack the other day via a fellow preggo that I hadn’t even though of. Apples slices dipped in peanut butter. A-freaking-mazing!!! If I use gobs of peanut butter that alone should bring me up to the proper level, and I will love doing it!

In the mean time, my belly doesn’t seem to have any issues growing. I am still hanging steady at my pre-preggo weight, but I am hoping to start gaining around 1lb a week.

I don't even know why it's so huge already.

The baby is only 3-4 inches long at this point. What the heck is the rest of this I ask you?

I am incredibly giddy about Thanksgiving as well. I can not wait for my company to show up and for us to cook, eat, and laugh all day! It’s making me all twittery inside just planning and preparing for their arrival.


So much yumminess to come.

  1. #1 by Amanda Patchin on November 13, 2011 - 4:42 am

    I’m a bit twittery myself…

  2. #2 by Mom on November 14, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Also try refried beans on tortillas……

  3. #3 by castironidaho on November 14, 2011 - 9:04 am

    Quinn, Yay! Congratulations! I’m glad you like the pb and apples! The apples are so yummy and crunchy this time of year! I hope you get past the yucky feeling stage and on to the hungry feeling stage very soon. I’m hungry all the time and found out this morning that I’ve gained, well, a bit more than my target weight gain! When are you due?

  4. #4 by ilaquinn on November 14, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Katie, I’m so glad you said hi! I loved the snack, and I had meant to tell you so on FB. I look forward to apple season it every year! It’s my one condolence for when the sun starts to hid more, and the rains pick up (snow this year). Due around the middle of May! I think you are farther along than I am, right? And congratulations by the way! I’m so happy for you guys. =)
    Mom, I ate that a lot when I was first pregnant With melted cheese and salsa of course!), but I hadn’t bothered to make more re-fried beans since I used mine up. I think I will do that now!

  5. #5 by castironidaho on November 15, 2011 - 6:45 am

    We’re due the end of March! Got my ultrasound yesterday and it’s amazing, they can check for so many things, even though it just looked like a blur of baby to me. We decided not to find out gender, but did see that he/she has all of his/her parts. So exciting!
    I was thinking maybe also smoothies….always works for me if I get sick and just need calories. You can get some protein into them with yogurt or silken tofu, maybe even protein powder or something. Not really smoothie season, but maybe worth a try.

  6. #6 by ilaquinn on November 19, 2011 - 8:19 am

    I love the ultrasounds best! So amazing to see the little ones! We got to see our baby at two months, and then we will see them again right around Christmas.
    And thanks for reminding me. I was really good about drinking smoothies at first, but I had kinda stopped when it got cold. I will just turn the heat up while I drink it =)

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