Well, after a long break I am ready to get back at it with 2 announcements! First, check out my new do! Wow, I should have done this along time ago. Having a “cute” haircut at 34 is what I am all about these days! lol I can remember hating when someone said I looked cute when I was a teenager, like that made me young and that was bad! Those were the days!
Now for my big announcement! We are having another baby! I guess God thought the world needed a 3rd Monroe/McGehee and our bundle of joy will be here the end of March!
For the past 6 weeks I have been dealing with the normal pregnancy stuff like all day nausea, vomiting, fatigue and just not feeling well. I am now 13.5 weeks so I am hoping this part will pass quickly.
Food has been such a struggle like it always is during pregnancy. Luckily, I have learned from both of my previous pregnancies. With my first, I gained almost 60 lbs (which is half my body weight) and with my second, 45 lbs. Carbs are never my friend but especially when I am pregnant. During this pregnancy, I eat as little carbs as I feel my body needs but seriously do best on high fat red meat and salads. We went to Texas de Brazil a few weeks ago and I can honestly say, that was the best I have felt 12 hours after eating! I find when I indulge in carbs I just feel worse and I know from experience what will happen on the scales! I know our pregnant bodies must gain weight but 60 lbs and maybe even 45 lbs is a bit to much for this 5’1″ frame. I eat healthy and if I choose to indulge, it is small amounts but usually I just find a low-carb and healthier option. I have been using more convenience foods, like these from Wheat-Free Market.
Prayers are greatly appreciated for a healthy pregnancy and delivery and more updates soon and maybe even a baby bump picture! I have so many recipes I would like to post but honestly don’t know when that will happen! Luckily my site is full of recipes as well as my 2 cookbooks!
God Bless and Happy Cookin’,
PS. Also be sure to check out my Grain-Free Starter Kits. I have about 8 kits left and when they are gone, I won’t be purchasing any more!