I’ve found being pregnant with my third bub pretty different to the first two times. Gone are the days of just eating potato chips for a full week and giving into every food craving. I feel like I am much more aware of what it takes to grow a healthy bub and I’m really making an effort to adjust what I am eating and drinking to give this special bundle the best chance I can.
Here are some tips that are working for me:
1) I eat my cravings, with a small, sneaky tweak
You see, I start with 4-5 bites of what I really want, and then I stop. I then pick up something that is better for me knowing it will give me some energy and see me through the tired spell that will surely hit. Here’s an example; I’ll buy the hot chips, but I stop after a few bites and eat say a cucumber or a few pieces of cheese, you know, something that will actually give me energy. I then got back to the chips and tend to keep alternating between the two.
2) I stay hydrated with aquamamma
I’ve suffered BAD morning sickness with this gorgeous bump, and although I know I need to stay hydrated I’ve found plain water so hard to drink and keep down the majority of the time. So lately I’ve been having a bottle or two of aquamamma a day. I really enjoy it because it tastes yum/great, and contains added folic acid and only a small amount of sugar (almost 70% less sugar than typical fruit juice, so don’t worry).
3) I lay down, a lot
Why not lay down to read books? Get on the babes’ level and play cars, heck I invent games for my toddlers that keep me laying down for the whole thing! If you’re lacking ideas, jump onto Pinterest, there’s a bunch on there.
4) I work around the time of day that I have energy
After about noon I am knackered. Full-blown tired, want to crawl into bed and often crash at 8 p.m. So now I get up a little earlier and get everything done that will safeguard against that afternoon crash. I make snacks while I eat brekkie, I make a smoothie for afternoon tea while I’m unpacking the dishwasher and I prep dinner at 8 a.m. Crazy, but it’s the only way for me.
5) I walk 20 minutes’ kid-free everyday
For me exercise has always been something I’ve enjoyed, and it’s given me energy and made me feel great. So I’ve kept it up, and I ensure that I walk for 20mins a day. Yep, it ain’t long, but boy does it feel great to get out, clear my head and move my body
I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy,
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