Everybody has an experience of ‘firsts’ every now and then, whether it be your first time trying Indian food, taking your workouts outside, or something even as monumental as being pregnant with your first child. Welp, today I want to talk about a few awesome things that happen to be my firsts as seemingly small as they may be!
BAM!!! Let’s please take a moment of silence and behold this beauty that we deem to be the Caramel Macchiato over ice. Oh my word. How come I’ve never tried this gloriously creamy and most refreshing drink?! Oh yeah, that’s because I was never a fan of sweet drinks to begin with, let alone if they constituted of gazillion ingredients that would do nothing but hurt my taste buds and mask the taste of true coffee. No one messes with my coffee and cappuccinos because you see, I’m a purist when it comes to my beloved caffeine addiction…That is until now that I’m pregnant, and until just this morning when I saw the tempting drinks that Katie and Courtney allured my sweet-drink-virgin-eyes with.
I guess some food/drink preferences have drastically changed in me now that I have Selah living in my stomach, but we’ll see how long that will last. Haha! I ordered the drink just about 30 minutes ago and I’m still sipping on it as I type because it’s still too sweet for me despite my request for “less caramel”. I’m actually waiting for my car to be serviced at the Honda center in Buena Park (right around my parents’ hood) and since there’s a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf about a block away I decided to be un-American and walk to CBTL! I’m kind of amazed that I walked on the streets of Orange County because that rarely happens for those of us who own a car. It’s actually kind of sad that in most of the U.S. we barely get to walk outside, and the only daily walk we might get is from the garage to the car and to the store. That is, if we’re lucky…
After a filling hot oatmeal breakfast I had a glass of homemade fruit+veggie juice. I used my trusty Breville juicer two nights ago to make a huge pitcher of fresh, healthy juice. This mixture contains really sweet grapefruit, apple, kale, celery, and carrot. It’s still a bit more on the tart and bitter-ish side due to the grapefruit, but it’s super refreshing and helpful for my digestion—not to mention the fact that I’m trying to cleanse my system because I can only take so many days of irregularity.
Lunch today consisted of a large salad plate with Trader Joe’s organic baked tofu (so delicious!), a pan fried egg, cheddar, tomato, avocado, balsamic vinaigrette, and one of my favorite additions to any salad—slices of pepperoccini. I loved the addition of TJ’s baked tofu in my salad because as you know I’m an omnivore and not at all vegan or vegetarian, so it’s really nice to be able to switch up the protein for some meals because let’s face it, who likes to eat meat for EVERY SINGLE MEAL every single day? Not I, that’s for sure.
And this is how big my belly has gotten lately! I think Selah is going through a major growth spurt right now because there are days when I have trouble with swift mobility and I definitely feel bigger and heavier in my stomach area. Hmmm I think I might be hitting that stage where I’ll start waddling like a penguin.
Sleeping has been quite the challenge because I’ve been struggling to actually fall asleep and sometimes my body gets super restless! I’m also thinking that I can’t sleep with a regular couch pillow between my knees anymore, and I’ll just have to suck it up and spend some money to buy a Snoogle.
Aside from my terrible sleep pattern, everything has been rather smooth with this pregnancy. I haven’t spotted any stretch marks [yet] and I’m hoping to keep it that way by faithfully lathering some Mustela Double-Action cream after seeing Veronika’s rave about the product! Something about the non-sticky and easy to rub consistency makes me actually want to slap it on my skin, and the smell reminds me of an Argentinean sunscreen that I used to wear as a child! Hehe, I love those little memories.
Have a glorious day and talk to you soon. Peace!
What’s your go-to drink order at coffee shops?
How do you get your protein everyday? Do you tend to switch things up a lot?
Any suggestions to sleep better for this sleep deprived pregnant woman? : )