Week 22 (nutrition & the best nightmare)

I mentioned previously my light-headedness recently as a result of low blood pressure or what-not. I’ve been keeping track of my blood pressure and glucose levels to make sure that baby and I are staying as healthy as possible these days.

Both numbers have been kind of low, so I started taking “Vitron-C” which is an iron supplement with Vitamin C which helps the body absorb the iron better. I just take 1 tab daily because I don’t want to run the risk of overdosing on iron which can be super dangerous.

In addition to these supplements, I’ve had to take the suggestion of the OB/GYN office’s nurse who told me to make some changes to the things I’m eating. I need to eat more protein in order to keep those numbers up where I want them.

For breakfast now, I’m eating an egg & cheese burrito.
For snacks, I’m eating yogurt and cheeses.
In the afternoons, I’m going to be supplementing protein with a shake:

The Protein Creamsicle:
2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein
2 cups Orange Juice

Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds in a blender bottle.

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Making sure to consume healthier foods/drinks while staying active is more important than ever now that I’m caring for someone who can’t care for themselves.

With the weather getting beautiful, I have really enjoyed going on walks around the neighborhood when I get home from work. I plug in my earbuds and listen to some classical guitar while sipping on mandarine or lemon water.

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“The best nightmare ever” might sound like the weirdest thing, but let me explain.

Last night, I awoke suddenly from a horrible dream. I rolled over to grab my water bottle and calm down. I could feel my heart beating super fast, so I rested my hands on my chest & belly to try & calm down. Then I felt it…our little girl kicked back at my hand so hard & then I felt her bum or head roll right underneath my palm.

I didn’t know how long she would be rolling around for, so I woke Bryce up right away. I felt so bad because he jolted up kind of startled. I told him to try to feel her. It only took a few seconds before he said “oh yeah…that’s so cool babe”, gave me a kiss, and went back to sleep. Ha ha. I had to make sure later this morning that he wasn’t dreaming. He remembered it but I don’t blame him for not being too ecstatic…he was PASSED OUT!! Poor guy!

I really hope that she started making more noticeable movements like that more often. It will be fun for my family to get to start feeling her; I know they’re anxious.

So far, though, she’s most active super dooper early in the mornings between 2:00am and 5:00am. Silly girl.

So, in light of the horrible dream, I’m so glad that I woke up…because it meant that I got to feel our baby really well.

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