Note from the future: My appetite is definitely back now that I am well into my 2nd trimester. I am still craving salty food. Here’s the journal I wrote about the food I ate during the first few months of pregnancy.
I would consider my morning sickness mild, but it was still rough to get through some days being nauseous all day.
I carried crackers in my purse, I had some on the bedside table and especially at my desk at work. I love these crackers from Trader Joe’s.
Having access to ginger chews all day also helped. I also carried these in my purse and my car.
I did not have energy to cook so I ended up eating out a lot, but I tried my best to eat something nutritious and not eat too much junk food. Food wasn’t really appetizing and I would rather go to sleep than eat. I ate to get some nutrients and not necessarily for taste.
I felt the best in the morning and that’s when I had an appetite too. I ate a lot when I could, knowing at the day progressed, I would feel worst and lost my appetite.
My go to breakfast is oatmeal, but I now love eating eggs. I think I’ve been eating a dozen eggs a week since I got pregnant.
By lunch time, my cravings for salty food would kick in. My pre-pregnancy lunch was usually a huge salad that I would pack the night before. After I got pregnant, I immediately lost my appetite for raw vegetables 😦
If I had any kind of vegetables, I wanted it cooked or seasoned with something salty.
Daphne’s lunch plate.
Fries. I really try not to over do it on eating fried food but french fries tasted so good. I craved this chicken sandwich from work at least once a week.
Dinner was usually lunch leftovers. Some nights, I would go home and just to go sleep and snack on crackers when I get up for potty breaks in the middle of the night.
On good nights, I would make frozen banana soft serve. My first trimester was during the peak of summer, so these healthy treats helped cooled me.
Around 11 weeks, I started feeling better and I made an effort to spend time outside and get some fresh air.
Spending time at the beach at 11 weeks pregnant.
Kayaking with the husband at 12 weeks pregnant