23 weeks, 2 days
I had a midwife appointment today and it went well. I gained 4 pounds which is exactly the recommended amount at this point in my pregnancy (1 pound per week). I was stoked! My belly is measuring well (funny to have the length measured rather than the width!) and the heartbeat is 145 beats per minute. All is well in my uterus! That is all I ask.
Sometimes I go through waves and kind of “forget” I am pregnant. You probably don’t pick up on that on this blog, since I write about being pregnant so much (to justify apple fritter consumption mostly!), but when I’m busy, especially on weekends, I just kind of forget about the little baby inside of me. Sure, my stomach is much larger and harder (like a rock!), but since I feel completely normal in every other way, it’s not something that’s at the forefront of my mind. Then, when I feel a kick or really think about the fact that I am going to be someone’s mother in 4 months, I am jolted into remembering, “Oh yeah, there’s a human being inside of me right now!”. I know I still have a ways to go, but honestly I have never been as happy as I am now. Pregnancy agrees with me, I think. I highly recommend it! Remember, I don’t just recommend yogurt brands on this blog, but also major life decisions.
Well, this afternoon, it was a snack-arama. I had intended to just have a peach and some trail mix, but a generous coworker (also pregnant, due just a couple of weeks after me!) offered me a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. Who am I to refuse a cookie? A free cookie is a free cookie after all.
The trail mix is a combo picked up by my mother-in-law at Costco. It has almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, and yogurt chips. It is highly addictive.
Because of all these snacks, I attempted to have a lighter supper, but kind of failed in that attempt…
Baked sweet potato with cinnamon, bean salad, macaroni salad, and an apricot
(Why is macaroni so much tastier than other pasta shapes?)
I am now sipping on coffee and have closed (and pad-locked) the kitchen for tonight. I told husband that he is not to let me consume anymore food tonight! A drastic measure, I know, but I have eaten more than enough for today. I have my glucose tolerance test at my next midwife appointment in four weeks so I want to be even more conscientious about what I eat for the rest of this pregnancy to help prevent hypertension and gestational diabetes, two relatively common diseases that afflict the preggos. Wish me luck with that one! Thank God there are no more brownies in my possession.