BABY OCTON DUE JANUARY 2021!
Jarod and I are officially going to be parents. I’m going to be a MOM! I’m beyond excited to welcome our little one into this world next year. There is no doubt in my mind that Jarod is going to be an amazing father. He’s already done such an amazing job taking care of me these past 3 months of pregnancy, I can’t wait to see him hold our baby for the first time.
Although things may have looked differently in my mind when I imagined finally getting pregnant, this news has been a shining beacon of hope for us during such an uncertain and scary time. I’ve been dying to share this news with all of you. I hope it brings some joy into your hearts today as well.
They say nothing can prepare you for being a parent, but I know we are both up for the challenge. I’m just happy I’m finally over morning sickness this week! You have no idea the struggles I’ve been going through behind the scenes. It’s hard to be a food blogger but have an aversion to a lot of food and barely feel like eating let alone talking about food. lol Don’t worry though, my world may be changing every day, but I’m looking forward to bringing you all along for the ride.
With Pregnancy Comes Changes
Speaking of changes, Natasha’s Food Adventures is going to start looking a little different when it comes to the recipes and reviews I’ll be posting. At 14 weeks into my pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It came as a shock because most women are not diagnosed with this until 22 to 24 weeks into their pregnancy. Why was I getting diagnosed so early?!
Several factors can play into this scenario, but one major one is that I may have been prediabetic before getting pregnant and not known about it. Regardless of how things will turn out after the baby is born, this pregnancy has been a major wakeup call to reassess the foods that I eat and how I take care of myself. I want to be a good role model for our future child and I can’t do that by neglecting my health.
Although I’m sad about being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I am overjoyed with excitement to finally be a mom! I will do whatever I need to so that I can provide this child with nothing but the best. The recipes and reviews you will see from me, moving forward will be focused on low carb foods. This does not mean keto! I’ve been working with a nutritionist and I’m actually supposed to consume 175 grams of carbs a day still. But those carbs should not be sugary, white bread, junk food carbs. They need to be healthy, whole grains, that won’t cause my blood sugar to spike.
I’ll post another blog that goes into more detail as to what this means for my eating habits. Even if you’re not pregnant or suffering from gestational diabetes, I hope you still find recipes you can enjoy as well. I want to make this as fun as possible because food can still be fun while being healthy.
Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to share more of my pregnancy journey with all of you.
Fun Fact: We took these photos underneath the tree at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla where we got married. It was fun to shoot these at a place that had previously brought us so much joy and happy memories. We took photos with my camera on a tripod so it’s not a professional shoot by any means. But I love these photos and what it represents.
Lastly, to my husband Jarod, I LOVE YOU! I can’t wait to raise this baby with you.