Week 16 – Day 4

I ate sushi yesterday, more importantly a piece of raw salmon. It was delicious. And I’m still alive! I’m still genuinely confused about the guidelines for all the food. There seems to be a website that supports whatever view you wish to adopt at the time. Anyway, I read that they stuff that’s dangerous in raw fish actually makes adults ill too, and seeing as I’ve never been sick from sushi, not in general, and also not from this place, I decided to go for it.

Overall I think that food hygiene and food safety in Europe is pretty good, and the odds that you consume something that would give you a bug is so small. Plus any sushi restaurant that continually made people sick would have surely been shut down or at least have horrible reviews.

I know I went into this with the “better safe than sorry” approach… and that does still hold true to an extent. But at the same time, all the advice on “forbidden” food seems to assume that we are completely inept when it comes to weighing up risks ourselves, and so just tells us to exclude everything. And when I ask myself “when is the last time someone I knew got salmonella from eating a soft boiled egg, or a stomach bug from sushi, or a slice of salami…” it gives a much better feel for the actual risks involved. I think I can have a a bit of all this and still come out alive (with a normal baby) *touch wood*.

Week 13 – Day 3

I think I’m actually starting to look pregnant! I got my first pair of maternity jeans (sent back the ones from asos) and now that I’m comfy and nothing is pushing in my belly I can actually exhale which means there’s definitely a little bump showing!


I’ve been keeping to the smaller portions as well which is working a treat 🙂 feeling really good these days! 

Week 12 – Day 4

In case anyone cares, I finally managed to go to the loo (first time in 5 days!) which has made me feel infinitely better! Have also been reading up about diet changes that I should have been making instead of sticking to my good old 3 meals a day which has properly clogged me up!

So, while I’m here and feeling a bit more energetic, this is the new improved food plan or pregnancy! Lots of little meals with all the nutrition 🙂

Breakfast options (7.30 am on weekdays):

  • 2 eggs, knackebrod with ham/cheese
  • Banana pancakes (2 eggs + 1 banana) with berries
  • 2 weetabix with kiwi & berries (with either milk or yogurt)

Snack 1 & 3 & 4 (10 am & 3 pm & evening if needed):

  • Banana or apple and some nuts or peanut butter
  • Babybell and some nuts
  • Vegetable sticks and hummus
  • Yogurt and berries

Snack 2 (aka light lunch around 12.30 pm):

  • Knackebrod with avocado or oily fish and bowl of soup

Dinner (around 7 pm):

  • Chicken or fish w. rice or sweet potatoes and veg

Sounds reasonable right? Time to get a shopping list together and sort this out!!

Week 9 – Day 3

Something strange happened when we were out for dinner with all the family the other evening. I ate two separate things that I thought I would love (cause I normally would have), and they both tasted completely horrible. One of them, a yuzu gel and pickled cabbage totally cut through my mouth the flavour was so strong. Everyone else seemed to think it was fine… Then I tried some of Dave’s lamb racks which had a salt and basil crust, and i wanted to spit it out straight away. Again everyone else thought it was delicious.

This could make eating and choice of food very unpredictable…

On another note, Dave’s away at beamtime until Saturday. It’s the first time that I’ve been by myself since I found out about Justin… I think it’ll go fine, but I do miss having him around :/

Week 6 – Day 1

It’s been a good weekend. We’ve entered the start of week 7 yesterday, which means Justin is now the size of a pea! And this week, the chances of miscarriage goes down from around 15% now to 10% at the end of the week w00p w00p Fingers crossed that we make it.

I’ve lost 1 kg of weight since the weekend before, which I think is ok but not ideal, so not something I want to keep doing, as we’re apparently entering a “growth spurt” this week. I think it’s mainly cause I’ve been trying to be healthy with food, plus I’m not drinking any alcohol and still exercising the same as before. Basically I need to up my food intake a bit which is easier said than done since I now feel totally indifferent to most flavours. It’s not that I feel sick eating anything, it’s just that I feel thoroughly unenthusiastic about food. I eat when I’m hungry, but nothing is exciting food or flavour wise. On Saturday Dave suggested pizza and I totally broke down crying in public cause pizza felt like the last thing on earth that I wanted. These hormones are killing me.

The whole running thing has also thrown me off a bit. Although I can still run and it’s not really a problem, what I have noticed is that I need to go really slow. A pace where a could normally hold a steady conversation now makes me completely breathless, and raises my pulse like crazy!

What else… The nausea doesn’t come in attacks anymore, but is there as a constant underlying thing. Not so bad that I need to throw up or can’t do stuff. But it’s a kind of annoying constant mild motion sickness kind of feeling. Aaah, the joys of pregnancy :/