First off I want to say thanks to everyone for their kind words and good wishes on our soon-to-be lil’ Murphy baby. It’s always nice to feel the warmth and good spirits from you guys. Right enough of that soppy stuff.
We’re half way through the pregnancy (of course I say ‘we’ like I have any involvement in this part of it but you know what I mean) and I have to say things are going great. Christy’s eating well, exercising 4 to 5 times a week and, well this next part is where I come in, eating really well. If I can contribute anything at this stage of the game it’s got to be on the food front. I’m finding out this is tricky though. Her cravings have been pretty ok, nothing too off the charts. Pickles, which I love too so bonus, buckets of milk, some cheese (clearly the body’s craving calcium) and that’s about it. Listen we’ve always eaten pretty well; lots of veggies, whole grains, salads but for herself one thing is proving to be a struggle….protein.
Now, she being a vegetarian it’s a little trickier. For those of you wondering, I’m good on the protein front but thanks for asking. She’s supposed to have around 60 grams a day which doesn’t seem like a huge amount but when you don’t eat meat and her taste buds are not liking a lot of fish it’s a little tougher to get what she needs. We’ve tried whey protein shakes but those aren’t going down well either. Luckily enough eggs are ok but considering there’s only 6 grams of protein in an egg I can’t go over board. Greek yogurt, tofu, cottage cheese, peanut butter and almonds are staples in our kitchen but I understand there’s a burnout point. I wonder, if it’s tough for vegetarians what do vegans eat? Beans, legumes, processed soy fake meat?…I’m not sure what to do for this one.
Read my previous post about baba Murphy here.