My 1st Trimester

My 1st Trimester

Hi guys,

I thought I’d follow up from my last blog post and give you a monthly update on how I’m travelling with my 3rd pregnancy.

I’m currently due to have baby #3 on 24 Sept 2019 and am currently 3 months along with my pregnancy.

Here are my main topics I’d like to talk about throughout my pregnancy:

  1. Pain
  2. Energy
  3. Self care

1. Pain

In the first 3 months I can proudly say that this has been the smoothest pregnancy so far.

Smooth in the sense that I’ve had very little morning sickness, had a great appetite for food and not in much pain.

The first trimester has scored an A 🙂

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3 months pregnant with baby #3

On reflection I would say that I’ve been in the best shape physically and mentally in leading up to this pregnancy.

I am in the best shape weight wise.

I am in the best mood and consciousness mentally.

The choices I’ve made food wise has been the best leading up to this pregnancy.

Leki bought and read a book from one of his mentors – Dave Asprey – called “The Better Baby Book“. It’s the lessons in this book that we’ve followed in leading up to this most recent pregnancy. Highly recommend!


2. Energy

In my last blog post I wrote about how I’m preserving and recharging my batteries by napping daily with my kids.

It’s usually a 30-60 min nap at 3pm with my kids.

Aside from that I have been pretty good at eating well.

I have been eating quite a lot of take away food probably 3-4 times per week compared to pre-pregnancy which was once a week.

The problem is that I don’t enjoy the food being cooked at home.

It’s great nutritious food but I just don’t like the smell and taste of it 🙁

Here’s my typical meals I’m eating which can alternate:

Breakfast:

  • Low carb Toast + avocado, tomato and cheese
  • Porridge, banana and raw honey
  • Egg + baby spinach, asparagus, avocado and butter
  • Smoothie = cacao powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, banana, MCT oil, almonds and coconut water

Lunch/Dinner

  • Bone broth soup + vegetables
  • Organic minced beef + boiled vegs (carrot, sweet potato, zucchini and broccoli)
  • Wild caught salmon + boiled vegs (carrot, sweet potato, zucchini and broccoli)
  • Organic chicken + boiled vegs (carrot, sweet potato, zucchini and broccoli)
  • Take away – Pizza, McDonald’s, KFC

Snacks

  • Rice cakes + butter
  • Dark choc bombs = 70% dark choc (from Aldi), cacao powder, chia seeds, almonds, coconut oil and pitted dates)
  • Tim Tams/crackers
  • Fruit = strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, banana, grapes, peaches and pears
  • Water and coconut water

I also supplement with Blackmore’s Pregnancy Gold for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding every morning with my breakfast.


3. Self Care

Well I can tick the sleep box because as I’ve written before Leki and I place a massive amount of focus on sleep.

Feeling good is very subjective though.

It can mean different things to different people.

One way to make me feel good is spending time with loved ones.

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Here we go again?!

Leki and I plan regular small getaways which is a good way to sight see and recharge. We are big fans of Big 4 caravan parks.

Another thing I like to do is seeing my beauty therapist once a month for doing my nails or waxing to make me feel beautiful.

From my previous pregnancies there were times where I didn’t feel beautiful.

I plan to stay on top of that by eating well, resting regularly and managing my happiness by being consciously happy.

I still track my weight so that I don’t put on too much bad weight as I grow my new baby.

In my previous posts I put on 30kg with my first baby in 2015 (105kg), then 25kg with the second baby in 2018 (99kg) and I’m currently around 71kg.

These are the things that I will be monitoring 🙂


So there you are.

3 months along and happy.

I have a little trip planned in May 2019 without the kids which Leki and I are looking forward to and my cousin’s wedding in Sydney in November.

Aside from those dates I have my usual daily routine that keeps me busy week in week out.

I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Have a great day.

Love,

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My little sidekicks!

Belinda xo

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