As the title of this blog states, what should I eat during my first trimester? I feel nauseous when I’m hungry. I feel nauseous when I eat too much. I feel nauseous when I eat the wrong foods. I get indigestion when I eat the wrong foods. But what are the right foods? That is the question I ask myself from moment to moment, every day, since about week 5, and I often have a hard time answering it. I guess it’s so annoying because usually I pride myself on listening to my body. But I am finding my body very difficult to understand. Deciphering its messages seems nearly impossible.
Well, as in many of my blogs, I do not have a clear answer for you or for myself. I find it to be a guessing game. I try to imagine eating different things and ask my body, would that feel good? Does that sound good? Is it something I feel like having? Most of the time the answer is no, until I get too hungry and then I don’t really have the patience or time to put the right food together for myself. I have found that eating too much bread does not feel very good to me and causes sluggish digestion and bloating. However, I won’t get into the intricacies of my digestion here, or the details of what foods feel good to me or not. I’m sure it will keep changing and evolving. I’m trying my best to keep my eye on the goal and remind myself that this is a short phase that will pass before I know it, and then, maybe I’ll even miss it one day.
I know that I am gaining weight by the day, but I am doing my very best to ignore that for now, because my job is to feel as little nausea as possible while keeping up with all of my overwhelming life responsibilities of taking care of three children, keeping up with all my house work, and working on my business, oh and did I mention being a good wife, and, and, and? I keep hearing more things to add to my list inside my head. But that too, I won’t bore you with.
I will conclude by saying that my sympathies are with all of you pregnant women who are having a hard time figuring out what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. I bless us all to have healthy pregnancies (even if they feel horrible, or slightly bad). I bless us all to have a positive result: a happy, healthy, and fulfilling birth, and a healthy baby!