Post # 16
my OB told me pregnancy is about the only time a doctor will tell you to load up on carbs. They may help you from feeling like you’re starving to death between snacks 🙂
Post # 17
I ate SO much greek yogurt my first trimester. It gave me energy (relative anyways…lol), and I swear at the slightest sign of nausea it went completely away! Salty foods such as crackers were very soothing too. Enjoy it now!! I maybe had a couple weeks were I could really “eat for two,” then my appetite was more normal until around third trimester where I can actually eat very little without feeling super ill and uncomfortable (no more room for digestion!).
Post # 18
I’m only 9 weeks but I feel like I’m always hungry- thankfully not much nausea tho! I’ve been snacking on avocado’s, plums, blueberries with cheddar (sounds weird, but it’s soo good!), broccoli with blue cheese dressing or hummus, hummus & pretzels, apples & peanut butter, chips & salsa (I’ve had major cravings for mexican food!), cut up cheddar cheese, the sargento cheese/almond/cranberries snack packs, pistachios, plain club crackers, & the noosa fruit yoghurts… My only real junk food so far has been the mini chocolate donuts from lil debbie & the chocolate pudding snack packs- to reward myself for those shitty days at work LOL!
Post # 19
In my first trimester the only thing I could really stomach was carbs and fruit. So I ate a lot of bagels, cheerios and lots of varied fruit. Now that I’m over that I tend to have wholegrain waffles with peanut butter, string cheese, triscuits, berries, hummus and veggies/wholegrain pita chips, trail mix, greek yogurt. I’m hungry all the time but getting bored of my snacks so I’m hoping some other mamas have better ideas than me!
Post # 20
Here’s an example of what I ate today, so far (I’m 13 weeks), by 3pm : 2 whole grain toasts with a big glass of 2% milk, one glass of orange juice with a banana-ginger muffin, whole wheat cheddar gold fish crackers, one peach, a bowl of zucchini noodles with creamy Philly sauce with sundried tomatoes and shrimps, dark chocolate covered almonds. Sounds like a lot but I still haven’t gained a pound! Hoping that will change soon 🙂
Post # 21
I’m the same way! Today I’ve had the following: Bagel and creamcheese, glass of milk, a peach, a mixed green salad with tomatoes/mozz/andbalsamic dressing, a chicken kabob plate with meditteranean pasta salad and hummus. I’m 14 weeks and have gained 1 pound.
Post # 22
I read yesterday that in our 2nd trimester, we’re supposed to gain a pound a week! Yikes! I just bought myself a liter of chocolate milk that I’ll sip at work this morning instead of my water. Hopefully the extra calories will help a bit.
Post # 23
niki1983 : MrsBG :
ok that’s totally not fair haha. Last time I checked I’ve gained 14 lbs! Somehow I feel like I can’t control it – it just seems to happen regardless of what I’ve eaten or not eaten that week!
Post # 24
YogaMama : niki1983 :
I don’t gain a lot during early pregnancy. I think I was up 5 pounds at 20 weeks with my first but ultimately gained close to 35 because of a giant baby/placenta and so much swelling! I lost all but 3 pounds by 10 days postpartum. My goal is about 20 pounds of weight gain since I am overweight and I am not due in the summer so the swelling shouldn’t be as bad hopefully.
Post # 25
oh see I’m the opposite. I gain a lot upfront and then it levels out. Last pregnancy I gained 7 lbs in my first tri and I ended up at 34 lbs. This time I gained 8 or 9 and I’m hoping to end up around the same. I also had a big baby so I’m kind of hoping that doesn’t repeat again – plus he was early!
Post # 26
Sorry for the late response, everyone! If I’ve been on the boards, it’s been for a few minutes at a time. Life has been busy and baby is making me not feel so well. I’ve been getting by on my food, but I still struggle a bit. I’m usually super nauseous by late afternoon… I think it depends on how much sleep I’ve had.
Congratulations on your twins!! That’s so exciting!! Will you be finding out the sex of your babies?
Oh gosh. I don’t think I’ve ever tried dates!
I’ve actually been craving soup, and dalh or lentil soup sounds great!! They you for the great ideas 🙂
I’ve really noticed the small meals are key. If I eat a normal sized meal, I get a whole different kind of pain. It’s such a catch 22.
Post # 27
I atually have been eating a lot of carbs! At this point, I don’t care. It’s better that than feeling like crap. I’ve been trying my best to stick to whole grains, though.
Greek yogurt and pretzels have helped a lot! I’m honestly eating about two of every meal, at this point. It’s crazy! This morning, I woke up at 6:45 to feed my cats, and I decided to have a bowl of cereal because I knew I would be starving if I tried to lie back down. I then woke up at 8:30 to make pancakes for my stepson, his friend, and myself!
I was having huge cravings for Mexican food too! I might have exhausted it. I’m at this point that the thought of food triggers a puking reflex in my stomach, but I never actually throw up… thank goodness. However, if I’m eating something, I feel fine. I’m actually super proud of myself and the lack of sweets I’ve had! I looooove chocolate. So this is a big accomplishment for me. lol. I just haven’t craved them like I normally do.
Carbs and fruit have been my go-to snacks. I tried string cheese, but got sick of that in a week! It made me sad. lol
I honestly wonder how much I’ve gained at 7 weeks already. I’m eating like crazy. Two breakfasts, two dinners, and sometimes two lunches… with snacks in between. I’m trying to keep my portions small.
Post # 28
I’ve been eating an absurd amount of Shells and Cheese, and I LOVE chocolate milk. Also, popcorn, chips and guac, cottage cheese with fruit, salads, oatmeal, applesauce, toast, eggs, popsicles. I realize these are not all very healthy, but TBH I’m shoveling in whatever I can get my hands on these days. I was up 3.6 lbs at my 10+2 appt. I joke that by the end of this pregnancy I will be the next star on My 600lb Life.
Post # 29
I went with what I could cope with. Unfortunately chips sorry, fries seemed to settle my stomach as did toast. On my healthy days I’d have salad or a veg chilli I had prepped. And yeah plain crackers were my go to snack infact meal in the first trimester, one colleague guessed I was PG from this.