Monday, April 12, 2010

A Primal Pregnancy?

Sorry it's been so long!  I've missed getting on here and spilling my heart out about about some of the things I am most passionate about. 

So...for those of you who don't already know, I'm pregnant!  So exciting!  I'm wondering if this one's a girl because I don't remember feeling nearly this bad, as far as morning sickness goes, when I was pregnant with Noah.  I am so nauseous most of the day and have terrible indigestion.  Hopefully I only have a few more weeks of this hungover/motion sickness/stomach flu feeling to go and then I can enjoy my second trimester honeymoon period.  Ahhh the hubby will be so happy.  I have neglected my homemaker duties in a serious way since feeling like this!

Unfortunately, I have totally fallen off the wagon when it comes to primal eating.  But I am coming to terms with it after beating myself up day after carb-fueling day.  I figure once I feel better I can jump right back into my commitment to shunning grains.  Luckily I don't crave sweets too often.  But cooking and eating most of my old protein-rich go-to's just grosses me out.  So to feed my growing belly, I have been turning to more grains than I would like to admit.  A girl has to eat something!  Luckily I still love fruit, especially grapefruit. 

I will say that the days I stick to eating a lot of protein, which are naturally my most primal-eating days, I feel best.  My midwife even said that "protein builds bodies, carbs do not" so we really don't need as many carbs as we think we do. And I read that women who eat a paleo diet have easier pregnancies and deliveries, which totally motivates me to stick to this lifestyle.  There are just so many benefits to a primal lifestyle.  When I indulge in a carby snack or meal, I feel so awful afterward.  Those multi-grain hotcakes the other day tasted soooo good going down but man did I pay for it the rest of the day.  The next day, I chose a protein-rich egg scramble meal and I felt loads better.

Anywho, I will keep you posted on the adventures of my primal pregnancy.  My next post will be about the importance of organic bedding :)


  1. I've missed you on here, Laura! ;-)
    SO happy and excited for your new joy to come into the world! Sorry you are feeling so cruddy :( It should go away soon tho.