I am actually starting my 36th week of pregnancy this week! I keep on looking at the counter on the website and I can’t believe the amount of time left for this baby girl to arrive! I have actually been feeling well except that now I am waking up more often at nights and changing pillows and positions in order to feel comfortable. I am also going through awful heartburn, which I am glad I had one night free from that last night, praise the Lord!
I spoke to my mother because she was a little concerned I mentioned to someone that I was doing fair but in reality I have been doing better than fair. If anything, the heartburn has been the biggest pain in the butt or gut, but all in all the Lord has blessed me with a great 2nd and 3rd trimester. My mother reminded me that I was going to continue to feel the heartburn until I had the baby so I was to eat light fare. Boo! I guess I will have to try my best but my meal plan for this week is no too much on the light side. I have lots of food to use in the freezer and fridge before the baby arrives. I am also planning on making freezer meals this weekend, God-willing.
On Friday I had my last baby shower thanks to the girls from MSU. A grad student’s wife and a master’s student hosted an evening shower that was really beautiful! I embrace and thank the love and generosity I have felt the last few months just going through this transition. I know there is more to come. Each guest was asked to bring their favorite book as a gift for the baby. Here is a picture of the fun books:
Did you know that Ryan received a gift too? Does anyone get it? 🙂
I took a self-portrait at 35 weeks. I did my best!
I am happy to share a new product I got to review that comes in really handy! I know I have told you that I am not a big snacker but since becoming pregnant I have been forced to eat snacks in order not to get nauseous. Navitas Naturals has come out with 2 new flavors of Organic Raw Power Snacks. Both snacks are gluten- and dairy-free, high in fiber and vitamin C, and with absolutely no refined sugar.
The second bag is called Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snacks. These were definitely my favorite. Anything with chocolate and cacao wins me over. The flavor is decadent but not because it is but because the flavor combination is perfect. I am very much looking forward taking these as my snacks to the hospital. Look at the ingredient list: date paste, chia seeds, raisins, sesame seeds, cacao powder, goji berry powder, sunflower seeds, maca powder, camu camu powder, sunflower meal,lucuma powder.
What are those ingredients known for or what benefits do they have for our bodies?
These snacks have healthy fats and ingredients that are super nutritious for the body without adding chemicals or artificial ingredients. Be on the look out for the third flavor, Blueberry Hemp to come out later this year.
You can find these treats Navitas Power Snacks and other Navitas products are available at a wide variety of retail locations throughout North America including Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans and HEB, and at many online stores such as Amazon.com and NavitasNaturals.com.
But wait! ONE reader will have a chance to win and choose a snack of their choice to try!
How to enter? Answer the following questions:(leave in ONE comment)
- Which snack would you choose?
- What is your go-to snack and do you have a recipe?