Angie Pirtle's Guide To A Fit Pregnancy

Three weeks later and I am back.  Today I am 23 weeks and 5 days and the baby is roughly 8.5  inches and 1.5lbs.  I have definitely made some appearances changes compared to my photos 3 weeks ago.  My belly has arrived.  I’m not sure on my weight gain at this point but I’m sure it has gone up.   I will be seeing my doctor on Friday so I will be blogging about my doctor visit next  week.  Diet is still the same and staying very strict during the week and adding more calories on the weekends.  I have made some changes to my exercise program as of this week.  I am no longer running just walking on the treadmill on an incline.  The baby feels like it is sitting very low and putting lots of pressure on my bladder.  Which makes for having a very weak bladder and not very fun with all the sneezing with the weather changes.  My energy is still good considering I am working very long days.  I saw Dr. Marcy Cooper last week for acupuncture and managed to get all my workouts.  Makes a considerable difference on my energy levels.  I have started to feel the baby kick!   I laugh because when I first started feeling Charley move it was intense movement and hards kicks and this baby is very gentle and light movement.   I am wondering if this baby will be a little calmer than Charley:). 
I love nutrition and finding new healthy recipes and want to share some of my recipes and also share the diet of my 14 month old daughter Charley.  It can be very stressful feeding babies, toddlers, and kids.  Before having Charley I already knew her diet and how she was going to eat and couldn’t wait to put it into action.  I have always been obsessed with how parents feed their children and the bad choices they make for them.  I will admit once I started feeding Charley solid foods it was a lot harder than I thought. 
I feed Charley the exact same way I eat. I   Focus on a balance of nutrients from all foods.   I am finding that she is getting pickier with foods the older she is getting.  I make sure she gets 5-6 meals a day and each meal is a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.  Her breakfast always consist of  3-4  egg whites and either fruit, whole grain pancakes or oatmeal.  Mid Morning options range from 8oz of almond milk, fruit, or vegetable.  A typical lunch is 2 pc of whole grain bread with almond butter with  a fruit spread and a fruit or vegetable.  She also gets on occasion rice pasta macaroni & cheese with low fat kosher hot dog and a fruit.  I’m not super sold on giving her hot dogs but she likes them and it is protein.  I buy the kosher hot dogs that have no fillers or artificial flavors.  She only gets hot dogs once or twice a week.  Mid Afternoon I always give her 8oz of almond milk with 2 tablespoons of protein powder and either fruit or animal crackers.  It’s a great snack for her after her afternoon nap.  Dinners are always whatever Matt and I are cooking.  We eat lots of guacamole, lean protein, and vegetable.  She finishes the day off with 8oz. of almond milk before bed.  That is a brief breakdown of Charley’s diet.  
I will be back blogging my 24th week next week. 
Guacamole recipe
Combine all ingredients
1 lg avocado
1 tbsp lime juice
1 small jalapeno
1 Roma tomato
1tsp hot sauce
1 small onion
1 garlic clove
salt to taste
Whole Wheat Pancakes

  • 1-3/4 whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons stevia
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Angie Pirtle
Emerge Fitness