My husband, Bob, and I found out we were expecting our first child in December of 2016. Pregnancy has been an interesting ride for me thus far. Almost halfway through right now, a number of aspects of my life have changed. Many of you that know me know that I love me some bananas. Bob used to get looked at funny at the grocery store - because I would ask him to buy several bunches at a time. Three weeks after I found out I was pregnant, I found that I could no longer stand bananas - we had some in the house at the time, and the smell completely turned me off. Since December, there's only been one bunch at our house - a "test bunch" to see how they would work - and all I can say is: "Not yet!"
I have also noticed a change with my favorite vegetable of all time - green beans. I used to be able to eat a whole huge can of them completely by myself - multiple times a day at that. Now, it's completely different - I'm good if I can eat an entire small can these days. I'm not sure if it is the texture or the smell - but whatever it is, I can't handle many of them at a time.
These instances bothered me at first - these are two of my favorite go-to healthy options. How could I go through this pregnancy without them? I have had to do a lot of monitoring and adjusting - surprising myself at the additions I have made to my eating repertoire. These adjustments have not been easy – pregnancy changes you in ways that you least expect that it would. I have adapted as best as I can – and I have had to show myself a great deal of grace. I cannot eat certain foods right now. My workout regimen has changed significantly. Taking the stairs gets me more winded and out of breath than it ever has before. I know it is all for a good cause – I know the Lord is knitting our little one together in the most perfect way that He can. If it takes a few adjustments, changes, and uncomfortable moments – it will all be worth it come August.God bless,
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