Sunday, June 5, 2011

Halfway There at 20 Weeks!

Baby Spud is now a Cantaloupe!

According to the What To Expect website:

Week 20 Pregnancy Tip: Appetite
Are you in the Hunger Zone? With weeks of nausea and food aversions behind you (ha!), you may be more than ready to make up for lost eating time (move over crackers, hello four-course meals!). But before you dig into that all-you-can-eat buffet at lunchtime, here's something you might want to consider. The grazing approach that was your mealtime MO during those queasy months is still the best way to feed yourself and your baby now that food's no longer a four-letter word. Not only does it help fend off pesky second-trimester tummy troubles (like the heartburn and indigestion that's sure to set in by your second trip to the buffet), but it also ensures that baby's getting a steady supply of calories when he needs it the most. In fact, studies show that moms who eat at least five or six small meals and snacks a day are more likely to carry to term. So bring on the grub when pregnancy hunger hits, and lots of it — just bring it on a little at a time. 

Time to start eating much more than I have been. With this nausea, I'm lucky to get 2,000 - 2,200 calories each day. I need to make sure I eat whenever I'm able and not just when I feel like it (within reason of course, I don't want to be stuck trying to lose 50lbs when all this is said and done).  

Let the eating begin!

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