Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Status Report - 126 Days to Go!

Hungry? Really? I can't imagine NOT being hungry. I eat all the time now. Seriously, this morning I got up early because I was starving and I HAD to eat something - waiting was not an option. I've shoveled something into my face every hour or two since waking. I had a phone conversation with a friend with my mouth full half the time because I could not put the fucking fork down for long enough to behave in a civilized fashion.

A typical day is a breakfast of cereal or some other whole grain product and a giant bowl of fruit and some decaf coffee with lots of milk. Then yogurt about an hour later. Then another hour after that, more fruit. Then lunch, usually something heavy on the protein with some grain or other and a vegetable or two. And then an hour later more fruit. And then some nuts or seeds or cheese with soy milk. And then dinner, again heavy on the protein with some kind of grain and vegetables. And then usually some more fruit a little later. And then another snack of nuts or seeds or cheese or something. That's for ONE DAY, people!

I had no idea that I was going to need to budget for a HORSE in our weekly food shopping. Granted, I'm making sure I don't throw a whole lot of crappy food into the mix because this kid has their whole life to eat junk food, I don't need give them a head start. At my last ultrasound (19 weeks) baby was in the 73rd percentile. That's one BIG baby, and I'm not a terribly large person. I have gained 6 pounds and as of 3 weeks ago, one pound of that was purely baby and it's undoubtedly more now. He/she is just sucking everything I manage to feed us. If I keep eating like this, I'm fairly convinced I'm going to give birth to a baby elephant.

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