Hey, friends. I’m happy to say that I’m 13 weeks pregnant and so far, so good. I’ve been sick to my stomach constantly since week 5, but not throwing up or having any aversion to eating…and I mean NO aversion to eating.
I have never been this hungry in my life. Doctors recommend only 300 additional calories per day, and a first trimester weight gain of 3-5 pounds. HA. I’ve switched over to a CDE who specializes in pregnancy nutrition and am trying to do the eat-6-small-meals-a-day thing (even if I disagree with her on a couple key points). But I am ravenous 24 hours a day.
This was never me before. I am up 10 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight, which, while not optimal gain, is not critical…yet. But I could eat three times my normal portions. I’m not eating for two - I’m eating for a village (and no, it’s not multiples). Last night, we went to IHOP and I plowed through 3 eggs, 3 pancakes, and 4 sausage links (extended bolus for the win!) and literally could have ordered a second helping of all of it. I can’t feed this child enough!
My active insulin time is 3.5 hours, but I’m eating (and bolusing) twice in that amount of time. I try to keep my snacks to healthy little 15g of carb with a side of protein, but some days, we’re talking snacks of multiple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and there’s little that’s “small” about some of my 6 small meals.
So did anyone else have a constant need to eat? How did you deal with it? Or alternately, did you find yourself unable to eat and have to battle lows or lethargy? How did your diet change while you were pregnant?
I’ve already had second breakfast and am thinking about my next snack… BG=105. Stomach=growling!