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Not my photo, but still, very awesome.
Just last Sunday, we decided to venture out to what is becoming an increasingly rare phenomenon - to take brunch.  Now it sounds simple enough, and usually, it is.  As was typical, we skipped breakfast in lieu of preparing ourselves & Bruce for a nice meal out on Fort Bonifacio's High Street.  We called a taxi & made our way to the restaurant.... 
Now, up until this point, we've been incredibly lucky with morning sickness.  She hasn't vomited at all (with the exception of the eve of our discovery), and has had limited nausea which was never really incapacitating.  Sure, she felt pretty bad for a long time, but always managed to soldier through it and still maintain a distinct level of class and grace, not typical of a woman on the verge of throwing up.
Sunday morning, however, the tables finally turned...  Strolling along through the hundreds of shoppers, we stop dead, she finds a garden bed and takes a knee...  
I do my best to comfort her by telling her that I've done it before here, too, as I drag the dog away from her and the glass of pre-loved orange juice which is now fertilizing the flowers.  She is not comforted...

The main problem that we had was that she hadn't eaten anything for over 12 hours prior.  All the good oil on the internet suggests that eating about 6-8 small meals throughout the day as the best way to keeping healthy and hors-de-vomir (and not just for pregnant women, it's the best way to go about maintaining a healthy metabolism for everyone).  The problem is getting a woman who is working full-time with a hectic schedule and persistently feeling bloated to sit down & eat.  
Having a wee baby growing inside her, literally sucking the life from her, is incredibly demanding, so how do we overcome this?  In order to make it as easy as possible for her to graze throughout the day, I now pack her lunch with a main meal (usually frozen leftovers from last night), but also a little bag of nuts & dried fruits, and a tub of yogurt.  I've also started baking more, so that she's got a tasty little treat to have with her afternoon cup of tea, and to keep her eating at regular intervals.  Not incredibly healthy, of course, but at this stage it's much more important to keep her blood sugar up than have her napping under her desk...  

As with everything these days, the internet is full of information on diets during pregnancy, but basically, if she's not feeling queasy, or bloated from a binge at McDonald's or Jollibee, we're both happy.

 





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