Eeeeeee this has been the hardest secret to keep in the history of secrets!
We’re expecting!!! A new little pumpkin will be joining the Ingraham family in June 2018 and we couldn’t be more thrilled. And nervous and excited and terrified and overjoyed. But ultimately, thrilled.
I guess the first question everyone has been asking is, “how am I feeling?” My answer: unexpectedly great! I’ve been one of those extremely lucky pregnant ladies who hasn’t had morning sickness (knock on wood that doesn’t change). I had one day where I felt super nauseous around 7 weeks in, but other than that, I have felt pretty darn good on the day-to-day!
The biggest thing I’m noticing is how TIRED I am after a day of work. There have been days when I get home from teaching and I lay down on the couch for a second, just to wake up an hour later. It’s also made fitting in my normal workouts a little more challenging. I usually go to the gym pretty regularly, but it’s been much less frequent over the past three months thanks to my crazy tiredness. Now that I’m over the first trimester hump, I’m starting get my butt back in gear so fingers crossed that can continue!
The other question I’ve gotten a lot is, “what am I craving?” CARBS. All the carbs. Bread, pasta, potatoes, more bread. And PIZZA. Like all the time. I talk about pizza constantly. But those were some of my favorite foods before I got pregnant, so not much has changed I guess 😉
I haven’t had any of those stereotypical weird pregnancy cravings like pickle juice or anything, but I am always hungry and definitely find myself snacking every 2-3 hours. Which has also helped with not feeling nauseous I think (or so I’ve heard).
For the most part, I’m eating like I regularly do. Lots of veggies and whole grains, healthy fats and probiotics, extra protein when I can squeeze it in, and as much water as my body will let me drink!
So that is our wonderful news! Nate and I are beyond excited to meet our little pumpkin in mid-June and continue to hope for a healthy pregnancy and baby. For anyone who knows me personally, you know how much I’ve always wanted to be a mom and how we have been planning for this day for quite a while. We feel so blessed that everything has been normal so far, especially because we know how often that isn’t the case in many pregnancies. We’re also very grateful for our super supportive families, who we just broke the news to over Thanksgiving when they were all in town visiting. What a beautiful holiday that was!
**Side note, I did post a holiday cocktail recipe the other week, but of course I’m not drinking alcohol at all during my pregnancy. My wonderful sister was my hand model and taste tester while she was visiting over Thanksgiving 🙂
If you’re interested in hearing updates every couple months, let me know in the comments and I’ll include a post or two as baby and I continue to grow. I know this is mainly a food-blog, but I know many of you readers out there are also pregnant or already mamas, and I love sharing in your adventures too!
I’m going to be taking the next week off from blogging as we begin our holiday travels to family and friends. I hope everyone has the most wonderful holiday and I’m sending love from our home to yours!