Thanks for all the kind comments on my last blog post. It’s starting to feel more real now as we share our news with more people.
I was going to blog a recipe for Theo’s favourite dahl on Sunday but I ended up doing a late shift on my old ward as they were so short-staffed. Goodness I was tired afterwards and it was only a 7hr shift! There are loads of shifts on the ward that need covering at the moment but they’re all 13hr day and night shifts. I don’t think I have the stamina for them and looking after Theo right now (I know, I’m a wimp). I’m hoping to do more ad hoc shifts after the first trimester but we’ll see. I’m starting to get into the swing of this SAHM gig. Anyway, I’ve written the recipe post and it’s ready to be published but I’ll post it shortly as I’ve got loads of food pictures to share with you tonight.
Here’s some eats since Sunday.
I’ve been needing to go shopping for the last few days so the above are lunches that I’ve scraped together using whatever’s in our fridge. Typically cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, avo, tofu, hummus, olives, steamed broccoli and some raw beetroot crackers (surprisingly good).
This is some of Theo’s dahl that was leftover. There wasn’t enough for Tom and I so I just had this small bowl and chucked in some leftover roast potatoes.
Last night Tom and I had kale and baked beans fajitas. I know it sounds really random but this is the only way I can get Tom to eat kale, and also it tastes amazing. This is one of our favourite go to meals. It feels indulgent without being so.
Finally, my dinner tonight. I wasn’t that hungry so I sauteed some kale with evoo, garlic, olives, sundried tomatoes and wholegrain mustard and had it with Linda McCartney veg sausages. I really enjoyed this, but lo and behold was still hunrgy afterwards. My appetite’s being a bit weird at the moment. I’m starving in the morning, and for the entire morning, no matter what I eat. Then after lunch/Theo’s nap time (when I often have a cheeky nap too) I feel off and not that hunrgy for the rest of the afternoon. I end up snacking anyway because I need to keep my energy up entertaining Theo. By the time dinner roles around I’m clueless about what to eat. Sorry, that was a bit long-winded. I ended up having a chopped banana and granola with vanilla soy yogurt for dessert.
There we have it. After much thought and deliberation, I’ve decided to pursue returning to my former veg*n diet (I’m hesitant to say vegan as I’m not sure where I stand on eating eggs). It’s what feels most natural to me, and filled with foods I enjoy the most. Some may argue that this isn’t the best course of action whilst being pregnant. But everything I’ve read says that a veg*n diet can be healthy and sufficient for all stages of life. I’m trying to read up as much as I can about it. As an aside, I was worried about eating nuts whilst pregnant due to Theo’s nut allergy but the latest research and NHS guidance states that consuming nuts during pregnancy is safe (if you’re not allergic) and can actually minimise the chances of your baby having a nut allergy… Shame that didn’t work out in Theo’s case.
I’m off to do some reading before hitting the sack. My parents are visiting tomorrow for a few days and Theo’s got a first birthday party to attend. Life is good!
Be back soon with the recipe I keep going on about!