Pregnancy: 15-week baby bump update

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15-week baby bump

I think I’m starting to show a little… I’m finally past the “I look like I ate too much” phase. 🙂

BellaBand

BellaBand

I’ve started wearing maternity clothes although they’re still a little big for me but my regular pants are just too uncomfortable to wear.
Unless I wear them unbuttoned with a BellaBand, a wonderful product some other mommies out there helped me discover. It’s a pretty cool idea to save a bit of money on maternity clothes and it works great. 😉

What am I eating? Now that my little bit of morning sickness is gone, I find it a bit easier to eat with gusto. And I do get hungry a lot more often. From eating 3-4 times a day, I now eat at least 5 times a day. Here are a few of my meals in the last few weeks.

 

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What I eat!

Clockwise from the top left:

  • grass-fed beef and organic veggies cooked in butter
  • smoothie made with coconut milk, banana and frozen raspberries (organic)
  • fig energy bites (from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook)
  • homemade bone broth (recipe here)
  • grass-fed burgers with caramelized onions, guacamole, spinach salad and sweet potato fries
  • sardines and a bowl of thick smoothie (same recipe as above) sprinkled with dried unsweetened coconut
  • omelet with pastured eggs, organic sausages, spinach and tomato sauce
  • grain-free sushi made with smoked salmon, avocado, organic nori and coconut aminos
  • grass-fed burgers with sautéed kale and carrots in ghee
  • Popeye meatloaf (a good way to sneak in liver)
  • zucchini noodles with onions, mushrooms, pastured hard-boiled eggs and homemade mayo (with avocado oil)

Other things I eat that are not pictured here:

  • organic fruits (oranges and mangoes mostly)
  • chocolate! (all kinds but especially dark with ginger)
  • raspberry leaf and nettle tea
  • spoonful of sunflower seed butter as a snack if there’s nothing else to eat!

Other things I do:

  • I try doing a bit of yoga and stretching 15-30 min most mornings
  • I drink tons of water (I’m always thirsty)… possibly up to 3 L a day!
  • I still supplement with the same things I listed in my “first trimester update
  • I sleep 9 hours a night (I always go to bed between 9-9:30 pm)
  • I don’t stress myself as much with school and continue studying from the comfort of my couch instead of attending classes whenever possible

I think that should help me build a healthy baby! 🙂

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