Oh, how quickly things change when you’re pregnant.
My food aversions are getting steadily worse, and yesterday as a no good, very bad, horrible day because on top of those aversions, our power was out for 6 hours due to the snowstorm on the East Coast. Which had me – literally – crying into my bowl of applesauce, the only thing I managed to get down for lunch (followed by a handful of almonds an hour or so later).
Thankfully, the power came back on, so I prepared my go-to meal for dinner: sweet potato hashbrowns and chicken-apple sausage with a green smoothie on the side, but a few bites and a few sips were all I could take. I was hungry, but the thought of everything made my stomach roll.
I finally caved and asked my hubby to make me some wheat toast with ghee, which I ate slowly and thankfully.
So where does this leave me? Well, setting aside the feelings of failure and disappointment, my plan at this point is to reintroduce grains & dairy (maybe legumes too, but I’m not rushing it) in moderation. I have no plans to reintroduce sugar right now, and I can use coconut milk in place of milk and ghee in place of butter – changes I’d like to get used to anyway because I plan to eliminate all dairy when the baby is born due to a history of severe dairy intolerances.
I still want to focus on getting my greens in (even if it is in smoothies), and I’m hopeful that my aversion to my beloved bell peppers isn’t permanent.
As for the future, I’m planning on doing another Whole30 once I’m past the morning sickness. My commitment to doing this pregnancy differently hasn’t changed; I just want to be realistic as far as what I can do while feeling like this!