This is What a 9-month Pregnant Lady Eats

9 months prego- whoop whoop! Baby D could arrive at anytime and be good-to-go. However, I don’t think s/he is making an appearance in the next week or so… but I’m not sure we’ll make it all the way to 40 weeks… famous last words, I’m sure… ;)

Breakfast

A combo that never sounds bad… whole wheat toast, natural peanut butter, a banana, a drizzle of honey and chia seeds!  With a side of 1% organic milk to get the peanut butter off the roof of my mouth :)

toast, peanut butter, banana and chia seeds

Calories 489.89

Carbs 65.07

Fat 20.58

Protein 16.8

Mid-morning Snack

This poor little peach was on it’s last legs and begging to be eaten before expiration.  How could I say no?

cottage cheese and a peach

Calories 136.8

Carbs 17.45

Fat 2.8

Protein 13.1

Lunch

After another fabulous gym session… I swear getting there is so hard, but it feels so good afterwards… I devoured a delicious open face sandwich: wheat toast, hummus, onions, red pepper, spinach, tomato and feta. Perfection.

hummus and veggie sandwich

Then I had a momentary freak out.  I thought I hadn’t felt Baby D move very strongly in a while and needed to feel movement ASAP before I got too worried and called my doctor (who probably thinks I’m crazy anyways). So I downed a glass of cold lemonade and laid down on my left side.

simply lemonade

I began feeling movements, soon, but they didn’t feel as strong as usual.  Luckily, through the afternoon they began to pick up again.  If I’m this worried with Baby D in the womb, I can only imagine how I’ll be once s/he is here!

Calories 337

Carbs 59.54

Fat 6.28

Protein 9.33

Afternoon Snacks

I worked through the afternoon with the help of some snackage.  Starting with a shake made from unsweetened Vanilla almond milk, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1/4 cup Juice Plus chocolate shake mix.

juice plus chocolate shake

I also munched on some pita chips and hummus.

stacy's pita chips and cedar's hommus

Did you know that this Cedar’s Hommus only has 40 calories per 2 Tbsp?! That’s about 1/2 of usual hummus.  Interesting.

Calories 509.95

Carbs 66.04

Fat 19.42

Protein 23.55

Dinner

Dinner was delicious! I made oven-fried ranch chicken, only it looked a little different because I used Panko instead of Cornflakes, plus I added in some crushed pretzel chips- YUM.

I also used some fresh corn that was also given to me by Hubbs’ friend to make some amazing HEALTHY creamed corn using this recipe. It was seriously SO GOOD. Hubbs loved it.  I had 2 helpings.

Plus some broc on the side, along with some Bone Suckin’ Sauce that I had splurged on (SO yummy) for dipping.

Bone Suckin' Sauce

oven fried chicken, creamed corn and broccoli

Calories 496

Carbs 68.9

Fat 10.3

Protein 39

Bedtime Snack

I ate my Juice Plus Gummies with a Whole Fruit Bar. I’m loving these things lately! Please disregard my make-up-less face.  Full term pregnancy has gotten the best of me.

whole fruit bar

Calories 116

Carbs 29

Fat 0

Protein 0

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This makes yesterday’s totals come to a grand…

Calories 2085.64

Carbs 306

Fat 59.38

Protein 101.78

I’m really proud of my protein intake! It’s been a bit low lately as carbs sound SO much better to me, but yesterday I knocked it out of the park.

Do you ever track your food?

For calorie purposes?

For nutrient purposes?

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Comments

  1. says

    I did track my food when I was in the beginning of my journey but now that I know the nutritional values and calories of the food I eat, I don’t track anymore. If I do buy something I don’t usually do, that particular day I eat that item, I track calorie wise.
    You eat such delicious meals and Whoop Whoop for being 9 months today :)

  2. says

    I track my food for both calorie and nutrient purposes. Even though I do think my body adjusts itself and “tells me what it needs” as far as protein or carbohydrates go, I did discover from tracking that I wasn’t getting as much calcium as I (a yogurt obsessed freak!) thought I was. As a produce princess, I also have to make sure I’m getting enough fat and calories. [Nut butter helps...]

    I’ve noticed that about Cedar’s hummus! They must put a lot less tahini or olive oil in it. It definitely isn’t as “runny” as some others I’ve tried, but I think it’s great for sandwiches since it doesn’t make things all mushy. Their Roasted Red Pepper is one of my favorites. :)

    • says

      It’s soo good on sandwiches! It’s actually my favorite after Sabra. I’d love to hear their amounts of ingredients because it is so much lower in calories and I don’t see how!

  3. says

    I track my food frequently on calories to make sure I’m not going overboard, but I don’t follow it all the time (especially weekends). By the way, I can’t say I’ve tried bbq sauce n’ broccoli. I love dipping my fries in it, but this is a new concept for me. Thanks for the idea!

  4. says

    As usual, I so enjoy reading about what you eat during the day. I’ve been thinking I “have to” wait til my baby is born to participate in WIAW since my baby updates happen on Wednesdays, but yours looks like so much fun that I may just nix that thought next week. (I didn’t take any picture of what I ate yesterday, or I think I would just do it today!)

  5. says

    Your dinner looks so good! And I’m already freaking out about not feeling him move at certain times. It’s so scary! I bet we won’t sleep at all the first few months after they’re born.

  6. says

    First of all, thank you for the healthy creamed corn recipe! You are now probably my husband’s hero. ;) I do track my food – I’m working really hard on my health right now (I have PCOS) and one way I’m doing that is focusing on positive nutrition, so I keep track of everything. :)

    Can’t wait for s/he to get here! (In his/her own time, of course!)

    • says

      I was told I had PCOS by a doctor, then another doctor said no I didn’t… weird! But I started trying to eat a diet similar to an insulin resistance diet for improvement, and loved it! Keep up with the focus on positive nutrition- it makes such a difference :)

      PS- just had some creamed corn for lunch- still so good! Just sprinkle some S&P to top it off! :)

  7. says

    pb + b + honey is my most favorite combo. i had it yesterday for lunch!

    love your weekly food updates. so cool to see you at 9 months pregnant and still working out and eating well.

    have a great day!

  8. says

    YUM!

    I have the same freak outs over the kicking. I think they are just running out of room in there so they only kick a lot when agitated? Thats my guess. And it feels more like rolls than kicks, right?

    • says

      Not so much kicks anymore, but pokes and wiggles. Sometimes I think Baby D is doing pushups because the back and feet will stick out at the same time- too funny!

  9. says

    I don’t track what I ate on paper but I do track it mentally. I’m always aware of what I’m eating and at the end of the day think about everything I ate for the day. I guess that sounds kind of weird. haha.

    Your eats are SO good for a 9 month pregnant woman. I’m so happy for you!

  10. says

    I was the same way when I got towards the end of pregnancy, about not feeling him as much … poor little baby is getting so big and taking up all the room in that belly of yours :)
    I’m hoping you have the baby before we go out of town .. I’d say “or after” but that’s way too long I’d never wish that upon ya! Can’t wait … and I’m shocked you guys have kept “he/she” a secret this whole time!!

  11. stephanie says

    I love those whole fruit bars! Ive been lucky and have paired them with coupons whenever publix has them BOGO and have got them for .50 a box!

    I used to track my calories, I dont anymore, but I try to keep in mind how many I am eating.

  12. says

    I track my calories every day and use a food journal. I have found that this works best for me, b/c I LOVE food and easily go over-board if I’m not watching it. Plus, by writing down what I eat, I can go back and remember yummy meals that I enjoyed in the past.

  13. says

    I LOVED creamed corn when I was little. I must bookmark that recipe at once. I really want to try bone suckin sauce, glad to know it’s worth the splurge! I went through a period where I tracked calories but it just wasn’t the thing for me.

  14. says

    Wow, look at all of that protein- go Brittany! You look awesome, as always! I can’t believe how soon s/he will be here (I still say she!!)

    It’s funny how we start worrying about them as soon as we find out they are cooking in there! When I was reading about how you had to have the lemonade, I thought to myself that I hadn’t felt her move for a little bit. Then she gave me a movement that I felt on both my left and right side at the same time- so neat! I’m assuming that means she’s still transverse- she has time to flip down!

  15. says

    Sometimes I track my food, sometimes I don’t. I’ve been going CRAZY on snacking lately, so I’ve started using thedailyplate.com to track my meals. It’s also good so I can make sure I’m getting in enough protein, since as a vegetarian, I gotta keep an eye on it!

  16. says

    I do track, though I’m getting away from it now, since I think I was becoming dependent on the ROUTINE of doing it. I liked to see my nutrients broken down.

  17. says

    Wow your food all looks delish and I am definitely trying out making my own tomato sauce after seeing yours! I dont track calories but I think if that is how you work best go for it!

  18. says

    I’ve never had Cedar’s hummus. Where did you find it? I do track my food on Livestrong on most days of the week to ensure that I am getting the right balance of nutrients. I tend to overeat one type of thing. It really keeps me on track!

  19. says

    I used to track calories religiously before I got married, but I found it totally made me a nut and I didn’t always choose the most nutrient rich foods, rather what fell into my calorie allotment. Now that I am 35 weeks pregnant there are days when I quickly add up in my head what I have had just to see where I’m at, but I try not to think too much about it, I know if I’m hungry baby must need it!

  20. says

    All your eats look so delish! I’ve been following your blog for awhile and am now just commenting, don’t know why it took me so long, lol! I love your blog and I can’t wait for your new bundle of joy to arrive! Hubby and I are currently trying so I’ve loved catching up with all your pregnancy posts…you look gorgeous throughout the entire process and I’m excited to continue following you along in this journey :)

  21. Sarah says

    Hi Brittany, I stumbled upon your blog recently and have really enjoyed the recipes and information you have to offer. I wanted to ask you if there is an online or computer program of some sort that you use to calculate calories and other nutritional information for what you eat. I eat alot of grains, beans and produce because I am a vegetarian and I feel like I have to guesstimate (not sure if that is a real word) my calories. Just curious how you figure yours out.
    Also, congratulations on making it this far in your pregnancy. It is inspirational to see how well you are maintaining your health through it all.

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