Several people have been asking me about cravings. I have to say, I haven't really had any ridiculous cravings yet, but I have discovered a new love for food that I didn't know I had! As I mentioned in a previous post, I am usually on some kind of diet, but I would always let myself indulge in my favorites now and then. Lately, I just haven't been able to get full! I should have taken a photo of all the junk food that filled my buggy the last time I bought groceries. I have been enjoying things I never let myself eat under regular circumstances. Below is a list of my current favorite foods:
1. Biscuits (almost every morning)
2. Ice Cream
3. Snow cones (add cream)
5. Bagel bites pizza (so awesome they deserve a separate spot on the list)
6. Chicken Nuggets
7. French Fries
8. Sweet tea
9. Mexican food
Apart from the green beans, none of these foods are good for me or my baby! I shouldn't have been surprised when my nurse informed me that I had gained 9 pounds this month! Yikes! First I don't gain anything for 17 weeks, then it's 7 one month and 9 the next! I really am going to start trying to eat better, but lately all I have wanted is junk. I totally deserve each and every pound I've gained. I have really been enjoying myself lately, ha.
Everything was good at my appointment yesterday, including my weight gain. I am up 16 pounds, thanks to morning sickness- who knows how much I would weigh now if I hadn't been sick in the beginning. I have been feeling Amelia kick a lot more lately and Cliff has even been able to feel it a lot now. We went to see the new Batman movie last weekend and I don't know if she liked or hated the loud noises, but she was jumping around the whole time.
We have everything in the nursery now except the changer/dresser, which should come in in the next few weeks. I am going to hold off on buying lots of cute accessories because I am having a few showers and will probably get some of those things then. Some call this stage of pregnancy the boring part. I guess I can understand that. There isn't a lot to look forward to now, other than just waiting for her to arrive. But I am still feeling great and feeling very blessed everyday to be having a healthy pregnancy and baby so far.
I go back in a few weeks for another checkup where they will do a glucose tolerance screening and another ultrasound. I am paying extra to have the 4D ultrasound. I can't wait to see our sweet girl again and to share the pics with all of you!