Emotional wreck & healthy eats from the week (9/28)
I’ve probably repeated this about one-hundred times now, and I’ll say it again…
My pregnancy has been pretty much nothing but awesome.
But for whatever reason (most likely hormones), I’ve felt like an emotional wreck over the past couple of weeks.
One minute, I’m giddy and excited, and you can find me in the nursery playing with all of the baby’s things and gushing over his clothes.
The next minute, I’m crying because I won’t have that much more alone time with Michael- and because I’m overtired from not being able to sleep at night.
God bless my husband, who has been very patient and understanding with me as I ride on this emotional roller-coaster.
Another part of my issue is that I feel overwhelmed and cannot stop nesting.
There are so many projects in the house that I want to tackle before the baby arrives. The urge that I have to make sure every nook and cranny of the house is organized immediately is truly overpowering.
Michael, my mother, and my doctor have all told me that I need to chill…and they are right.
I’m finally starting to accept the fact that all of the things on my to-do list can be accomplished even after the baby is born. I’ve also realized that the baby really isn’t going to care about how I’ve organized (or failed to organize) the coat closet.
While I don’t plan on being a slug for the next three weeks, I do intend to take it down a few notches and relax a bit more while I actually can. My mom suggested a few movie marathons, and I definitely like the sound of that!
I didn’t take a ton of pictures this week, but I do have some healthy meals and snacks to share with you.
Healthy eats from the week
Spaghetti squash with olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, and broccoli (I can eat broccoli in small quantities now without feeling sick!)
Plain Greek yogurt with mango, banana slices, and flaxseed
Gluten-free granola bar (recipe to come soon)
Green smoothie made with kale, banana, almond milk, flaxseed, and Perfect Fit protein powder
Chicken with balsamic peppers with a side salad
Has anyone else ever felt like an emotional wreck during pregnancy? Did you have trouble making yourself relax? Any tips on how to make myself calm down and enjoy this time are welcome!
What are some healthy things you’ve had to eat this week? Feel free to share recipes.
Have a great Friday!