Unpredictable

March 2, 2012

I spent the day working at the bakery – partly trapped by rain, partly because it’s fun there!

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I try not to munch on the sweets all afternoon (which is hard!) and stick to a slice of healthier whole grain bread as a snack, but inevitably over the course of a long afternoon a few sweet samples go in too.

I started to feel rather run down and nauseous again as afternoon waned on. I wasn’t in the mood for the bean dinner I had planned, so I took a few blocks of tofu from our fridge to have instead. No idea why tofu was on my craving list!

When I finally got home at 6pm, I was totally wiped out. Headache, nausea, fatigue. I really feel like I’ve gone back in time to week 8! I’ve heard of this happening to pregnant women after a few good weeks, so maybe it’s just baby related and normal. Or jet lag…or a cold. Who knows!

Anywayyys…Matt was doing beer transfer stuff in his brewery, and I ended up falling asleep on the couch while procrastinating making something for dinner. He appeared a bit later and offered to put something together himself. So thankful.

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On the menu (upon my suggestion of available ingredients and current aversions) he came up with tofu + cheese + spinach burritos! [The spinach was not on my like list, but it snuck inside!]

This was absolutely delicious and just what my stomach needed! Such a thick burrito too.

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As I laid there on the couch while I heard him up there cooking, I thought that an orange would taste good on the side. Guess we’re soul mates because he read my mind! Can’t believe an orange appeared. I must have told him 5 times how exciting that was. He even took the photos for me <3

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We enjoyed our feast with a few episodes of LOST. Season 4 is just as good as 3!

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A while later, my stomach decided it needed MORE [i.e. growling] and all I could think about was cereal + milk.

I had a small mug of the same one I had for breakfast. While I was eating this, my stomach felt awesome, but as soon as it was over it went back to mild nausea. Go figure!? I think it’s so weird that I had my pre-pregnancy diet down to a T – to what would keep me full to the perfect balance. And now it’s all up in the air from moment to moment.

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Can’t wait to climb into that bed of mine!

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1 Joss March 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

mmmm burrito! Looks like a yummy dinner :) Hopefully you feel a bit better tomorrow!

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2 Sana March 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Awww, Matt is awesome for taking the pics for you :)

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3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Mmm those burritos look delicious!! I have been loving tortillas lately! I have literally been stuffing them with EVERYTHING!

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4 Allie@LiveLaughEat March 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I can hear you enthusiastically telling Matt how coincidental it is he [beautifully] plated an orange for you. Feel better, lady!

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5 Wendy March 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

What a sweet husband you have! :)

I’m betting the return of your nausea was related to getting tired out working at the bakery. Pregnant bodies have interesting ways of telling us when they need a break. During third trimester, mine spoke to me quite clearly in the form of Braxton-Hicks contractions!

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6 Kathy W. March 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm

maybe an afternoon nap would help w/both exhaustion & nausea–one of the perks of working at home!

(btw,you might want to check your cereal & energy bar labels for brown rice syrup, organic or not. It’s been found to have high levels of inorganic arsenic.)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/us-arsenic-rice-study-idUSTRE81F11Q20120216

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7 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

I agree about the nap. Sometimes your body just needs that extra rest, especially after traveling.

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8 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Wow, that’s scary! I don’t think any of my foods have it, but I’ll double check some of the cereals. Although since I look for less than 5g of sugar, I bet it’s a really low amount. Probably more if you cook directly with the syrup

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hormones are crazy! So weird and amazing to think about what’s going on inside of you when your growing another human being. Sorry for the nasuea, but that’s supposed to be a good sign…from what I’ve heard.

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10 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm

So nice of him to help ya out! Feel better and SLEEP well :)

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11 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

It’s so funny…because until you mentioned the insane fatigue, I had forgotten it. I used to commute an hour or more into work. Normally, I would have been fine and would fix dinner. During this period of my pregnancy, I would just collapse on the couch…literally! Not caring if I ate or not! I was so completely drained, I thought there was something wrong with me…oh yah…I’m pregnant! The same thing happened in my second pregnancy and it felt completely normal!

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12 Angie March 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

This not being able to eat certain foods while pregnant is no fun. I have a bit of nausea in the morning but it’s worse at night. I also just took a 2 hour nap today!

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13 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I don’t think I could work in a bakery – I’d sample everything!

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14 Cappi March 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm

What are the sticks on the side that look like big French fries?

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15 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Extra tofu strips! This was an herby flavor

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16 maria @ Chasing the Now March 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Major husband points for Matt… not only for cooking, but taking the photos, too. Seems like a great man! :)

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17 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl March 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I love how the orange is presented on the plate. Sounds like a great dinner for a Friday night watching LOST. ;)

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18 KhushbOo March 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Matt is quite the Sneaky McSneakerson with the veggies ;)

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19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

Hope you were able to climb into your bed early, and get some rest. You’ve had quite the week…traveling, jet lag, growing a human :)….

Hope your weekend is chill!

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20 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

I love that Matt “sneaks” veggies into your meals :) And that’s so funny about the orange! Hope you start to feel better soon.

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21 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

The past few months when I’ve been down on veggies, I’ve slacked off making them for our dinners. It’s funny to see him say “where are the vegetables!?” and then make himself a big side salad. I feel bad for depriving him but didn’t think he would miss them that much! Apparently he loves his veggies.

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22 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I think you’ve been a good influence on him then :) Although Karen’s meals always look delicious and nutritious, so she probably laid a foundation for his love of veggies, too!

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23 Megan March 3, 2012 at 2:06 am

It is really normal to have a return of symptoms after a few weeks of feeling good. And being tired has made me nauseated throughout pregnancy, so a nap is always a good idea! Hope you get back to feeling good again soon.

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24 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

Matt is such a sweetie! He bakes, he cooks, he peels oranges, and then he takes pics. He’s alright, that fella. :)

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25 JessicaE March 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

I was so exhausted that I practically slept through my first trimester… then at about 16 weeks my energy levels jumped back up. Starting at week 19 (I’m 20 weeks today) I’m again feeling some “First Trimester Exhaustion”. :) My baby boy must be going through a growth spurt or something. Pregnancy is a crazy ride, your body really almost doesn’t belong to you anymore, but gosh its worth it.

Also, a question: Do you have a feeling about the gender? I felt like it was a boy the whole time and it turned out to be true. But many a gal has been wrong. :) Just wondering if your gut is telling you anything yet.

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26 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

I thought girl for the longest time, but at my NT ultrasound I thought it looked like a boy! We are hopefully finding out in 2.5 weeks :)

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27 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 3, 2012 at 5:49 am

I hope you wake up feeling better. Matt was so sweet to make that lovely dinner.

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28 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth March 3, 2012 at 6:05 am

What a kind and lovely husband Matt is to make you dinner and do your photos. I am sure you do lots of lovely things for him too. Oh wait a second, you are. You are carrying his child :-)

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29 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

:) Maybe that’s why he’s being so helpful! I think we do a great job of helping the other out when he/she is extra busy (at the bakery) or under the weather (me all the time!). He was very proud of this dinner :)

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30 Jennifer March 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

I think your eats are (still) amazing, and definitely proportionate regarding your status now – carrying a baby. Do u ever wonder if your cravings are perhaps just pure cravings instead of pregnancy cravings? Or if the food that you usually eat seems to turn you down lately is due to other matter?Just asking, no harsh intentions whatsoever.

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31 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

I think this is one of the hardest things I’ve experienced thus far. I wanted to eat ice cream and chocolate and the like before pregnancy too. But I think the difference is that I have this gut feeling that it actually will make me feel better, and that’s how I know it wasn’t just me wanting it, but a little bit of need in there too. Somehow I just knew that milk would settle my stomach, and it did. I don’t think I’m chalking up everything I’m eating to pregnancy cravings (like all the desserts I ate at convention – that was just me having a sweet tooth!) It’s really hard to say no to things right now, but on the other hand, I know that quality of food is still just as important, so it’s an even finer line than before.

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32 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) March 3, 2012 at 7:18 am

What a great husband! So sweet. Pregnancy IS so unpredictable. Pre pregnancy salmon was a favorite dish and I would order it out whenever possible. I haven’t touched the stuff in 31 weeks. Seriously makes me want to hurl. Wonder if I will regain my love for salmon/other seafood once our little one arrives?

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33 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

I’m sorry you’re not feeling well! And weirdly, that happens to me sometimes when I’m not feeling well (haha NOT pregnant). I’ll finally be hungry, eat something and feel great, and then 30 min later start to feel sick again! no fun.

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34 Lauri March 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

I think you will find that a lot of things tend to be unpredictable throughout your pregnancy! I’m still trying to figure out what ‘the perfect balance’ is when it comes to my diet, but everyday seems to be a little different. Some days nothing will fill me up and satisfy, other days a PB&J is plenty. It was interesting to see how the ‘cravings’ changed from first trimester (High carb, ‘fast food-type’ meals), to the second trimester (Pretty close to normal, just never felt full), and now the third trimester (I get full easily, but I am hungry ALL the time! Crave sweets even though I’ve never been a huge sweets eater). Its a fun and interesting journey, Ha ha!

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35 Annalisa March 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

It seems like you spend a lot of time wondering if your pregnancy symptoms are normal or seem to be following some sort of trend. Stop! Seriously, every pregnancy is different. I had the EASIEST pregnancy and labor (energetic, no aches/pains, etc. and I had a quick 4 hour labor, drug free, even went early-ish at 38 weeks). I spent my whole pregnancy worrying that I wasn’t achy, sick, or sore enough. I even worried if the baby wasn’t kicking enough or sometimes maybe too much! I wish I had just relaxed more and stopped sweating the details. In hindsight, unless you are having bleeding or contractions, the baby is fine!! I have the most amazing, healthy, bright, and wonderful 9 month old baby girl — and if I knew then what I knew now I would’ve chilled. I’m 100% sure for baby #2 I’ll be way more mellow.

Also, pregnancy cravings are normal. I ate a few McD’s cheeseburgers, bowls of fruity pebbles, and several slushies from Target. The idea of those things now make me gag but I learned to roll with it. And yeah, I gained 40 lbs overall – still working on the last 10 but it’s OK. I’m not ecstatic with the way I look but I don’t give it any thought since my body grew a human and has exclusively nursed her for the last 9 months. Just roll with it!

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36 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

I’m not worried at all. I’m just trying to figure out what foods make me feel sicker and what foods make me feel better. Folks have requested more food dialogue on KERF, so I’m responding to that request.

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37 Jen March 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

I agreed with Annalisa. It seems like most every post has food and fatigue concerns. All of this stuff is normal and friends that are pregnant rarely mention this stuff as it is part of the process and they continue to work and keep busy to the last day. People have been ‘doing’ pregnancy for centuries haha!

But I get and understand what you mean Kath. I don’t think you’re really “worried”about it as you said. I think that since you blog about yourself a few times a day and have 2 blogis , it just seems more pronounced!! Take care and hope you feel better today.

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38 Carol B March 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

Don’t know if you noticed, but, your orange looked like a beautiful flower with all the “petals” spread out.

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39 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

I did notice – total Matt thing :)

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40 Roxanne March 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

Makes for a prettier picture!

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41 Cait's Plate March 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Aw, what a good husband you have on your hands there :)

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42 Angel7 March 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

It seems like the baby in my belly must have a good appetite, because the minute I eat, I usually feel better. And not that long after, I feel a bit nauseas.

The biggest problem that I am having is acid reflux at night. Our bed has always been elevated, but it does not help. I hope I get over the acid reflux soon, because it is causing me not to sleep solidly through the night.

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43 Kelly W March 5, 2012 at 4:20 am

What always helped me with acid reflux was eating a spoonful of yellow mustard! Granted I’ve never been pregnant but I think it’s worth a shot!

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44 Beth Geibel March 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

Kath,
I’m sure you remember my husband, son Forrest and I dropping in this day. It was great to meet you!

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45 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

Indeed!! Hope the wedding was a blast!

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