My Diet So Far

First off, thank you so much for all your kind words and good wishes for Baby Long Legs! It’s been an interesting journey so far, and I wanted to share with you some of my diet so far.

Starting right from the beginning, my biggest thing has been protein.  I want lots of it at every meal. I’ve been eating a lot of these:

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some of these:

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more of this than I care to admit:

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And at least one of these a week for the past 17 weeks (usually 2):

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I just can’t get enough protein.  I find myself waking up in the middle of the night for a snack, and I always always always have something to eat in my purse/car/pocket.  Navigating my hunger is a day-to-day thing, but I think I’m getting to a stage where I can head off any side effects from not eating enough.

As far as cravings go? I constantly want fruit.  Doesn’t matter what kind of fruit it is, I’ll eat it.  Usually with peanut butter on it.  If I’m really craving something (today it was ice cream) I won’t deny myself, but I’ll make sure it’s good quality, and in a small yet satisfying portion. 

I’ve gained about 4 pounds at this point (17 weeks along) and for me, that’s healthy.  It’s all baby/boobs so far, hopefully it will stay that way!

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