How far along? 24 weeks
Baby’s size? Cantaloupe – wow! 10.5-11.8 inches in length and weighs about 12.7-20.8 ounces.
Total weight gain/loss: 15ish pounds
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Once I go to sleep, it’s been great. I haven’t been the best at getting enough sleep the last several days though which is obviously my own fault. My goal for this week is to get to bed earlier!
Best moment this week: Getting some of my favorite foods at Trader Joe’s!
Miss Anything? I missed sushi and wine A LOT on Friday evening when were at the dinner party for Cody’s work since it seemed to be everywhere I looked!
Movement: Yep, still lots of movement! I’ve been noticing that he squirms around a lot in there at set times each day which is pretty neat. He’s already on his own little sleeping schedule!
Food cravings: Nope, not really. My taste buds were fairly normal this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve gotten a little queasy here and there this past week, but it’s pretty random and doesn’t last for long (thank goodness!).
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: A growing belly, increased appetite, peeing A LOT, and a little heartburn here and there.
Belly Button in or out? It’s starting to push out more!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Going to Arizona to visit family for Christmas and our first baby shower on Saturday!
I’ve always been a lover of snacks, but they’ve become even more crucial and frequent throughout the second trimester of my pregnancy. My appetite these last several weeks has been on overdrive, and there’s no way I am able to make it from one meal to the next without a snack or two (or three!) thrown in there.
Because I’m supporting a growing baby, I make it a priority to ensure that my snacks are healthy and include lots of protein, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates (i.e. whole grain, fruits, veggies). Below I have some of my favorite healthy snacks for those that are pregnant as well as those non pregnant people that are simply wanting some more healthy snack ideas.
- Smashed avocado on wheat toast
I’ve been eating this almost every other day lately. I love, love, LOVE it! I smash half of an avocado with a fork in a bowl and add a few shakes of garlic powder, salt, and pepper, mix it up, and spread it on a piece of whole wheat toast. So simple yet so delicious!
*This snack is packed with healthy fats and whole grains*
- Spoonful of all natural peanut butter + glass of low fat milk
This is the perfect on-the-go snack when you’re rushing out the door or when you’re starving and can’t get anything in your mouth fast enough. Don’t be afraid to add a few chocolate chips on your peanut butter spoon too!
*This snack is packed with healthy fats, protein, and calcium*
- Cottage cheese + fruit
I like adding berries, sliced pears, or bananas to my cottage cheese. Sometimes I add some cocoa powder to the cottage cheese for some extra flavor and/or top it with some nut butter if I’m extra hungry!
*This snack is packed with protein, calcium, and good carbohydrates (fruit)*
- Greek yogurt + granola
This is a great snack to help satisfy my sweet tooth while still being on the healthy side. My favorite kind of granola is Love Grown Granola. It’s whole grain, all natural, and made with no artificial ingredients. I love this combo!
*This snack is packed with protein, calcium, and whole grains*
- Fruit + nut butter
My favorite fruit + nut butter combos are banana with peanut butter, apple with peanut butter, and pears with sunflower seed butter or almond butter. It takes little to no preparation and gives me the slight sweet ‘n salty flavor that I love.
*This snack is packed with good carbohydrates (fruit), healthy fats, and protein*
- More of my favorites include cereal with low fat milk, peanut butter on wheat toast, LARABARS, and The Simply Bars.
Hopefully these snacks will give you some ideas if you’re in a snack rut or if you are making an effort to include more nutrient dense foods into your diet.
Have a wonderful day!
- What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?