Another shot of my new favourite snack, which consists of wholemeal or sour dough toast topped with scrambled free range eggs, avocado, and ketchup. I’ve seen this a lot recently and haven’t grown bored of it yet. At the moment, I’m really enjoying my bread, and carbs in general, for breakfast – they just seem to hit the mark.
Yesterday, I had another piece of toasted bread with peanut butter and minced banana, as well as new strawberries on the table. This was the kind of yum that made you go “OMG!” Aside from toasted bread in the mornings, I’ve been enjoying some of my other favourite carbs like porridge oats:
Organic rolled Irish oats with unsweetened almond milk, a diced apple, whole almonds, and pumpkin seeds created a lovely cup.
This week, I’ve also been hooked on snack dishes, which I’ve been mixing in with my regular lunch salads:
Two cooked eggs from free range chickens, a diced potato, prosciutto strips, and cheese
Prosciutto strips, cheese, courgette sticks, humus, and coconut water are among the ingredients.
I’ve been consuming the premium red meat like a trooper and it’s part of a three-for-ten deal at Sainsbury’s right now. This was my favourite organic beef dish, served over courgette pasta ribbons in a red sauce with plenty of vegetables. So delicious!
When I need to prepare something quickly, stir fry are a firm favourite in my kitchen. I used chicken thighs, stir fry veggies, and noodles in my ginger, butter, garlic, and soy sauce stir fry. This was ideal for a relaxing Friday night in front of the television.
This week’s exercises have been fairly relaxed:
REST ON MONDAY
Tuesday – give my brother a tour of our lovely city when driving around Oxford at night.
Wednesday – gym workout in the morning (20 minutes gentle cardio and strength routine)
Rest day on Thursday
On Friday, there will be a prenatal yoga session.
Saturday – gym workout in the morning (20 minutes gentle cardio and strength routine)
On Sunday, there will be a prenatal yoga session.
We’ve had guests every day this week after Easter Saturday, including numerous friends and relatives. We did some of our own visiting, including a two-night stay at Alfie’s mother’s house and a visit to our friends’ new baby girl…so cute! It was an enjoyable yet stressful week, so I’m grateful that I was able to get some exercise done. After walking around the city, my thighs and hips hurt. I’m starting to sound like a pregnant woman!
My favourite aspect of my Sunday recap article is the baby notifications. I’m currently 19 weeks pregnant, and the sex check is just a week out!
In this shot, I’m wearing one of my antique dresses, which still suits my a baby bump perfectly!
This week has been wonderful since we’ve been surrounded by babies, three beautiful baby girls that belong to our friends and relatives. My friends’ labour background provided me with some excellent tips. One had a water delivery with just paracetamol, another had a medically assisted labour, and the third was admitted to the hospital. I’ve been thinking a lot about labour and am now reading The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone, which is a fantastic book.
This week has been all about antenatal lessons, and I’ve found an amazing individualised natural birthing lesson in Birth ROCKS. Both the mother and the birth partner (Alfie) are given a lot of attention. The course focuses on reducing any trauma associated with childbirth and makes it a more optimistic and exciting activity. It covers self-hypnosis for childbirth, breathing and birth roles, aromatherapy, and much more. The one thing I like about this course is that it recognises that each mother is special and that no two birthing experiences are alike, and it provides strategies to help you get through your own unique labour with what you want at the core. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.
I hope you all have a wonderful remainder of your weekends!
Do you have a favourite carb to eat first thing in the morning? What is the greatest thing you’ve eaten in the last week?
What kind of birthing course did you choose whether you’re pregnant or have already given birth?