Today I am 30 weeks and three days pregnant with my second set of twins. I feel like I grow overnight at this point. Although my scale weight did not change at the last doctor’s visit, my belly has grown significantly in the last three weeks. My glucose tolerance test came back normal last week at the doctor. I saw a different doctor this time and he asked me to explain my thinking behind asking for an alternative to the glucola drink. I was the fourth patient he had seen in the last couple months that had refused to drink the glucola. Yay! He said that the doctors always assumed it was just sugar. But, now patients like me are making them think twice. Yay! Yay! Yay!
I feel excellent in the morning and throughout most of the day. I always start my day with some sort of movement and a nourishing breakfast. I include movements throughout the day to encourage good blood flow and oxygenation of my tissue. I feel so lucky to have the knowledge to use the gift of movement and nourishment to keep myself going through the pregnancy.
A typical Monday work day of movement and nourishment looks like this:
4:10 wake up and drink home brewed Kombucha with gelatin, green tea with a splash of whole raw milk
4:30-6:00 Pelvic Core workout and ViPR, TRX and bodyweight circuit
6:00-7:30 Make breakfast and tend to the boy’s needs (typical breakfast: kale and/or spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion sautéed in coconut oil with left over protein, eggs, salmon, or sardines, homemade sauerkraut, and an orange.)
8:00-12:00 Work with clients. Mostly instruction only now, with minimal demonstration.
12:00-12:30 Lunch: 2-3 cups of veggies, broccoli, mixed greens, butternut squash, coconut manna and a protein
12:30-1:15 Drive to park
1:15-2:00 ViPR mobility session focusing on breathing patters…Exhale on the Exertion…creating length through my thoracic spine and opening the hips.
2:00-3:00 Walk on a soft, earth trail ~3 miles (my goal here is to use the mobility I gained during the ViPR mobility session in a global movement like walking.
3:00-3:30 Drive home and Snack…1 cup of raw milk yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries, 1/4 cup raw milk cottage cheese and gelatin
3:30-5:00 unpack from the day and prepare for dinner
5:00-6:00 play with the boys
6:00-6:30 dinner (highly variable, last night we had Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash from Against All Grain, I used farmer’s cheese, a mix of fontina and mozzarella cheeses and 1 pound of grass fed ground beef and 1 pound of organ meat mix. I also added 16 ounces of mushrooms, chopped which is a trick to stretch the meat. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze two extra casseroles along with 1 casserole that served us for two dinners and one lunch. The squash was served with a generous side of vegetables and salad.)
7:15-8:00 bedtime routine: bath, books and bed.
We celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister’s house on Sunday and at my inlaw’s on Thursday. I cooked on Sunday for four hours. At the end, I had a beautiful assortment of goodies but also some very swollen legs. This year I made: carrot soufflé, paleo chicken caesar salad, homemade croutons using a paleo bread recipe, coconut oil and butter, and paleo pumpkin pie.
Cameron loves to was vegetables, especially if it involves the salad spinner. He enjoyed sampling the caesar salad dressing with the lettuce that he prepared for dinner.
My sister (pictured above with me) is amazing! She put together an appetizer tray of penguins made from olives, mozzarella balls and carrots. The boys loved them.
I have two more days of work at the wellness center. I am going to miss the encouragement I receive from helping clients on a regular basis. I am so grateful to all of the wonderful people I have met over the years. I have learned a lot from my clients and co workers. I am excited to begin the next chapter of my life with Moms4Health and help even more people.
Until next week…Happy Thanksgiving to all!!