Tuesday, February 24

carrying a trunk up this mountain

I am literally hungry all day. I can’t stop I tell you. If I am eating I am happy and if I am not, I am sick. Let me give you a run down of what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast before work: low fat yogurt with strawberries and blueberries and a cup of OJ
Water all morning.
At work mid morning snack: 2 pieces of whole grain toast with apple butter on them
(Maybe a Reese’s peanut butter cup here or there…it was a small one)
Water.
Home for lunch: wheat thins and pimento cheese, carrot sticks and broccoli florets, and two (whoops!) corn dogs
(and maybe a 2 Hershey kisses for dessert)
Water.
Apple slices for a mid afternoon snack
Fresh strawberries for a pre-work out snack.
More carrots when I got home from working out
A turkey sandwich with cheese and reduced fat wheat thins for dinner, plus those yummy yummy pirouette thingies. (You know they are long, and waffery and have chocolate in the middle and you are suppose to put them with ice cream or coffee or something and they are the width of your pinky but as long as a new pencil. I think I ate about 6 of those. Don’t judge me…i don't normally eat this much. it's all new to me)
OJ before bed and saltines by the bedside.


SHEESH!!!!! This pregnancy stuff is hard! Hopefully it will be better come 2nd trimester.
My girlfriend Katelyn said that the first trimester is similar to climbing a mountain. A mountain with a backpack of snacks I would say which makes it even harder.
It seems like I am carrying a trunk up this mountain!

I summit on March 19th…

I am the little engine that could. Ithinkican, Ithinkican, i thinkican, ithinkican, I KNOW I CAN!
did i mention i am tired?

82 comments:

TL said...

Over from SITS!

Glad to have come across your blog.

I suffer from what I call "Voracious Ravenoucitis" when I'm battling PMS.

Happy Mardi Gras! Maybe you should celebrate with a little bite of King Cake!

3 Including Me... said...

Your blog is so much fun to read! :) Thanks! I have days like that too.. where you just dont think you can be full! Oye!

My name is Megan... said...

aww it's okay to be hungry!! you have a lil something inside doing that to ya! you are good at eating healthy though!!!

Anita J. said...

Food never tastes better than when you're pregnant! If it's any consolation, I had to limit myself to one Little Debbie per day during my first pregnancy. Mine never waned. I had a voracious appetite all the way through. I won't even tell you how much I gained! At least you're eating lots of healthy stuff. :)

I am Harriet said...

Hi.
Stopping by to say hello from SITS!

Reeni♥ said...

Your eating a lot of healthy stuff! I think it will balance out the sweets you are eating. I came over to say hi and thanks for visiting my 'saucy' blog!

Meg said...

SITS LOVE

Somehow during my pregnancy I gained 60 pounds. WTH? Haha.

I could have ate all day when I was preggo.

96 Apparel said...

Ok. So, I just read this for the first time and i smiled through the entire email! Didn't know that you were carrying a trunk on your climb.....can I help with the load? Is there anything else (healthy) I can go to the store and get for you?

I love you and am so thankful you are the woman I married and is carrying my child (ours, you know what I mean :))!

Xazmin said...

Thanks for finding me! Congratulations on your upcoming new arrival - I'll be following your journey!

I'm always hungry and I'm not even pregnant! I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your sidebar pictures - you and your hunny are an adorable couple!

Tracy P. said...

Oh Jenna!!!! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! Think you're tired...you're ten years younger than I was with my first. Ha! I KNOW you're tired. I was just re-reading the post where you said you're a good sleeper. You will be SO thankful for that when you're up 5 times a night! You'll at least get some z's in between. (What you won't be thankful for is not being able to sit down without nodding off, but hey, that won't last foreverl.)

Big blessings to you guys!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I found you blog hopping and I just have to say Congratulations!!! Your prego hunger will subside....just a note that a doctor told me AFTER my 2nd child...it only takes an extra 300 cals a day to feed a fetus...Nice that he told me AFTER I had him because I had 300 extra cals at breakfast LOL!!! I love your blog...SO ADORABLE!

Noah's Mommy said...

omg...I am so there...I feel like I need to stuff my face 24 hours a day....I wake up STARVING....lol....how far exactly are you...I'm at 9 weeks...and it's my second...so you think I'd get the hang of it by now...but good for you...eating so well...and yes a corn dog can be somewhat healthy...(or so we say)

the deKorne family said...

do you seriously eat all that healthy food? i don't think i ate one healthy thing the whole time i was pregnant. (except diet coke) (joke) (well not a joke that i drank it but joke that it was healthy). i was a big fan of the nutty bars. and the pringles. and the peanut butter and jelly. mmmmm. i LOVE being pregnant. CONGRATULATIONS! enjoy every minute!

{leah} said...

{Peeking in from SITS}

I think you are doing great with eatting... at least it's healthy and real food. With #1 all I wanted was grape bubble gum weird I know but hey... With #2 it was snickers and oj... and #3 I craved corn dogs, but they made me sick.

Oh, the joys of pregnacy!!!

Moi said...

having so much fun reading your blog - i like your stories and congrats on being prenant! at least you are eating a lot of fruit and healthy things in between the little sweet treats!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Most of it's healthy though! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Make the most of it! At least you have a reason to eat junk all day!!!! What's my excuse? Hmmmm.......

Congrats on making FB.

Bec xxxxxxxxx

Michelle (hometc) said...

Well at least you didn't eat the mountain! :)

MrsM said...

Eating while pregnant is so much fun! Of course, I probably say this just because with our first two I was violently ill and had food aversions all the way up to delivery, so I only really experienced pregnant eating with our third. It's nothing less than a testament to my rock solid will of steel that I managed to gain only the recommended weight with our third!

Enjoy the pregnant eating~unfortunately it doesn't last forever!

Yaya said...

You can do it

Sarahlcc said...

oooh, goodness, keep scarfing the healthy snack & protein! I remember thinking, "ugh, it's time to eat again?!" Seriously, food was a chores for a while there. But that's okay. First to go is the brain. Um, what did I just say?

Greedy said...

Here from SITS, I love you design and banner

Jan said...

It all sounds delish to me!

Laila Of Course! said...

Hahah, love love this post! And congratulations on being pregnant!
And please do be sure and enter my first ever giveaway! It's really easy to enter.

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Astrid said...

I gotta admit- I had a hard time controlling my eating habits while I was pg. I always felt hungry but I wasn't lacking for food. I could have had 9 lb babies by the looks of me...but they were only around 7 lbs! LOL! So it wasn't baby weight. sigh.....
:)
Happy SITS day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy SITS Day! :)

countryfriedmama said...

I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy. Happy SITS day.

tammy said...

I still get days like that and I'm done with my pregnant days! ;) If ever there is a time to graze all day it's when your carrying or nursing a babe. Enjoy!!

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Seriously, if more people overate with foods like those--we'd all be a heckuva lot healthier! You're doing your baby inside good. :-)

Happy SITS Day!

~ Sandy

LOL, on the bright side--at least you're not one of those poor women who you hear telling about how some person walked up and asked, "How many months are you along?" even though they're not pregnant. Can you imagine?

People, they're the worst--as Seinfeld would say. :-)

Congrats on being SITS Featured Blogger--I love your unique style! :-)

~ Sandy

href="http://www.momsfightingfat.com/2009/07/weightloss-setbacks-miss-piggy-is-in.html">Weightloss Setbacks: Miss Piggy in the House

"We're all on this journey towards living a healthier lifestyle together."

Heather said...

Yep...understand. When you are pregnant it is okay. When you are PMSing...it just makes you look like a pig. LOL

the planet of janet said...

suddenly i'm very very hungry ;-)

Jackie at 3littleones said...

Visiting from SITS - love your blog!!!

Wolf said...

happy SITS day! hopefully things did calm down for you when you reached your 2nd trimester... :)

Life of a Stepmama said...

SITS love!!!! Your blog is too funny, love your layout!

The818 said...

I am loving your pregnancy posts. I have a feeling you and I would enjoy a post-delivery cocktail together.

Amy said...

I love it. I ate so much also at times and spent some time in the bathroom being sick...

daphne said...

hey, the baby needs the nutrition!
except that yeah, it takes a while to adjust back to eating for just one, if you know what i mean..

Michelle said...

It takes a LOT of calories to make a baby.

You are eating pretty healthy...way more healthy than I am. at that point in my pregnancy I was just trying NOT to throw up.

Girly Do's said...

With my oldest it was pink lemon aid--- had to have it daily with every meal.

My daughter it was mustard on anything and everything.

And for the baby it was apples with lemon juice all over them. Like two lemons for every apple.

Got to love pregnancy. I hope your second trimester was easier on you too. Happy Sits day.

Susan said...

congrats on FB from SITS!

I hope it got easier for ya!

TR Hughes said...

Embrace the calorie consumption - enjoy eating your favorite foods tossed in with some healthy ones!

Smitten by Britain said...

I don't think you are eating a lot at all, not for a pregnant woman, and it sounds like your diet is very healthy too. Good job.

Krafty Kristy said...

I totally feel you here. I posted something similar to this about a month ago. When I was 20 something weeks. I just couldn't stop eating.

http://chaotickristy.blogspot.com/2009/06/none-stop-eating.html

T~T said...

I never experienced that while pregs - I just ate normal - or not at all from being sick

dddiva said...

The littlest diva at a can of those pirouettes (36) in 36 hours when we were in San Diego. Luckily just because she's a sweet hound, not because she's pregnant lolol.

Little Miss Baker said...

man I eat that x12 every day. and I am def not preggers hehe how funny!! :)

Lani said...

Happy sits day:)
hehee.. you just see what it's like packing in the calories for triplets! I have to say, it's pretty sweet being told to consume as many calories as possible:)
Great job on eating so healthy!

Traci said...

hopefully you're over this part now! I love your blog!

sandy said...

Happy SITSday!

Lamonica Epps said...

I've never heard of apple butter but it sounds delicious. I enjoyed reading your post.


Stopping by from SITS

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.

ps: I love Italy too.

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

You're lucky! When I'm pregnant I am so sick I can hardly eat anything!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

It's good if you are eating ... I always get to the point where nothing sounds good and I have to just eat - because you're supposed to! Happy SITS day to you.

Jessica said...

Enjoy it while you can!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day!

Marrdy said...

Who cares about the food (although now I really want some kisses!) look at all the water you are drinking! You totally rock!

coco-ono said...

Lol that's nothing, you should have seen the way I ate the last few weeks with my first son!! I would honesty to god eat nonstop for HOURS until I would just give up and be hungry because I was sick and tired of eating!

carma said...

those pirouette thingies = heavenly!!

Mel said...

Oh, yeah, lots of food that first trimester! So, this was posted back in February? You must be getting closer to having the baby....so glad to meet you from SITS!

Bentley Boutique said...

I wanted mustard on everything when I was pregnant. I mean on everything!Gobs and gobs of mustard.

Sarah said...

Your blog is so cute. I just noticed that you're in Franklin. I was born and raised in Nashville, but moved to Clarksville a month ago.

Kekibird said...

Yep! I remember those days! I had to have a sour green apple in the morning as I woke up and some fruit juice all day long. I craved fruit from the day I was pregnant to the day I gave birth.

Ahhh...pregnancy!

Teresha and Damon said...

LOL! I can so relate to this post. When I got to that hungry stage, I had what I called pre-breakfast, which was a bowl of bran flakes or kashi go-lean or oatmeal. Then I had my real breakfast of eggs with cottage cheese, toast and fruit. I think I ate 6-8 times a day throughout this pregnancy. You're almost there! Stop by and visit me if you get a chance.

HAPPY SITS day!

shortmama said...

Ahh the wonderful eating pleasure of pregnancy!

Charlotte said...

Happy Sits Day!!

Helen McGinn said...

Gosh, I was wolfing fish n' chips for lunch with muffins on the side. You're doing really well! x

Ms. B said...

Oh girl, I have to have iron will to keep from eating like that all the time, AND I'M NOT EVEN PREGNANT! So, don't feel bad :)

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

Merry said...

At least they were healthy snacks (for the most part).

Tranquility said...

Huh. I eat like that all day and I'm not even pregnant. Wait... maybe that's something I should keep to myself. ;)

Kristin said...

Yikes do I remember those days. I used to have to lie down on my office floor when I was nauseous!

shraddha said...

Happy SITS Day!

Michelle said...

Oh I miss those days of being pregnant, although the being sick part not so much....

But I miss being able to eat all that food and not feel guilty :) Never again though. Good luck with that trunk and that mountain! Although you're well past the summit now, I suppose.

Unknown Mami said...

I wish I would have eaten as well as you during pregnancy. Maybe next time.

Happy Sits Day!

Lacey said...

Now I'm hungry. Maybe I'll get more cream cheese slathered in jalapeno jelly with crackers. That's my snack. Yum!

The Redhead Riter said...

Pregnancy stuff is hard.
Baby stuff is harder.
Teenager is hardest..so far.
When she leaves...that is going to kill me!

Hope you totally enjoyed your SITS day!

Joy said...

Oh the trials of pregnancy! So worth it though. :o)

Congrats on your SITS feature!

Jessica said...

Honey! I eat that much when Im NOT pregnant!

Mama Mel said...

I ate A LOT throughout my entire pregnancy... I kept reading that I wouldn't feel as hungry in the 3rd trimester... Uh, nope... this didn't happen for me. Apparently my son was a very hungry boy in there. I would even wake up in the middle of the night to eat a fruit cup or something. And, I was still getting sick if I didn't eat right after waking up... Pregnancy is crazy! :)

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Happy SITS day!

My faves were poached eggs on toast while preggo & now my DD26 luvs them!

Enjoy!

Juliet Grossman said...

"A mountain with a backpack of snacks." Love it! Great (and very accurate) description.

Funny in my mind said...

How funny! At least you eat pretty healthfully. Cute blog!

piecemeal people said...

I am almost 17 weeks pregnant with #2 and eating like there's no tomorrow. Yesterday my husband made a comment about needing to buy more groceries "if you're going to keep eating like this" and I nearly ripped his head off his neck with my bare hands.

Just kidding. Yeah, yeah - that's it. Just kidding.