So I had been sharing my vegan adventure on the blog for a while, and now it’s time for a little update. I was a strong and true vegan for about five and half months up until a few weeks after I found out I was preggo. I loved it, I still think that eating vegan is wonderful for your body and I don’t agree with how the animals we eat and the animals we get dairy from are treated!
But a couple weeks after finding out I was pregnant I started feeling extremely nausaus and was eating a diet of pretty much soda crackers, pretzels, and vegetable Mr. Noodles. I had food adversions left, right, and center. Basically everything I had eaten before being pregnant looked like something I wont say, and a few of my favourite meals still make me feel sick just thinking about them. But the thought of a chicken burger, hot wings, cheddar, and cereal with real milk we’re all so appealing. After a while of fighting it, we decided it was probably best for me to just eat what my body seemed to be wanting. Since I was really getting no nutrients or protein at all from the crackers I had been stuffing down my throat I was nervous about not giving the baby what it needs to grow.
I have been eating meat and dairy again for the last month and a bit, and to be honest after I got over my first few meaty meals I have actually been enjoying it. Eating some of my favourite foods that I thought I was done with for life. In the past 2 weeks my taste buds are going back to normal again, I can eat avacado without gagging, and quinoa doesn’t make me want to scream. So I am going to start eating less meaty meals and slowly move back towards my healthier vegan lifestyle.
Baby Update: Baby is now 15 weeks, The size of an apple. It gets the hiccups. I have my first ultrasound tomorrow, woohoo!