I’ve been TIRED lately! Like getting up in the morning only to want to get back into bed kind of tired. I really don’t have a reason to be tired except I’m making a human that loves to kick me from all angles. I swear this baby just loves to flip around and kick me in new and interesting places all the time. We’ve started going for early morning walks around our neighbourhood to get some time together and really enjoy the outdoors before it gets unbearably hot. On our little walk we discovered the cutest little park, if it wasn’t for all the tagging on everything, it would look like the most magical park in all the land. Little squirrels and cute little fluffy animals running around playing on the big trees, green grass that you just want to roll in an regret later and a large slide that I want to take for a spin!
I’m still feeling pretty good, I mean I’m tired, but I’m not exhausted. Its a bearable tired that hits me occasionally, in reality I’m getting off lightly!
I’ve been feeling like a ball of stress and realised its not good for me or the baby, so I’m avoiding stressful situation and trying to meditate away everyone’s little pregnancy pokes. Lets get to what I’ve been eating.
^^ Not surprising, I’ve still been on my Iron rich overnight oats kick and Moringa coconut chia overnight porridge kick lately.
^^ See I add more variety to my breakfast. To the left raw buckwheat porridge with fruit, this is one of my favourite breakfast of all time now! To the the right a power green smoothie bowl topped with chocolate buckwheat granola, fruit and coconut.
If I get snacky I still grab my omega peanut butter with added flaxseed oil for a little pick me up.
^^ Still just eating my kale salad, baby gets angry when I don’t have my daily lunch kale salad.
^^ Dinner has been a whole lot of different things to the left a really veggie cottage pie with spouted lentil a whole lot of veggies and topped with a broccoli, cauliflower and kale pureed topping. To the right: a falafel bowl with spouted chickpeas, a homemade tahini dressing, salad stuff and a cauliflower kale rice.
^^ Other nights we had a healthy sweet and sour stir fry with carrot noodles and a rocket, baby spinach nectarine salad to go with sprouted red lentil fritters.
^^ and I can’t forget this crazy good Cauliflower leek soup!
^^ I’ve been making some healthy snacks on the go for quick snacking. On the left a gluten free, sugar free black bean, chia seed and hemp protein bar. So amazing! and to the right a flax seed date and black-strap molasses square, so good and even better for you, an easy way to get my 6 dates a day in.
^^ I finally found some watermelon and it was just the best thing ever! Now if I could only find mangoes my pregnancy cravings will be satisfied. I also enjoy my little rooibos latte here and there.
^^ Our blender has been acting up again, I guess its not suppose to withstand the daily abuse I put it through. So I’ve been having my Protein shake whenever I can. I get sad when I can’t have it everyday.
I’m feeling prepared mentally and physically for my home-birth and I’m getting more and more excited everyday to meet our little baby! Just need to finish the last bits of things and it will be smooth sailing from here on out!