Since I disappeared without any warning two plus months ago, this may not be a big surprise to some of you. It was certainly not the most elegant way to take a blogging break, but around week 5 of my pregnancy I rapidly started losing my ability to deal with anything other than absolute essentials, so blogging just had to take a backseat for a while.
After a rough first trimester, I’m now almost to week 15 and happy to say that I’m feeling dramatically better most of the time. So, I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging regularly. I won’t promise any sort of particular frequency—since I still have my bad days, and even on good days I need to rest more than normal—but I do plan on writing regularly. I’m sorry for taking off so abruptly in December, but I hope you can all understand—and are willing to rejoin me now that I’m feeling more like my old self again.
In GAPS News
In other news, I have mostly transitioned off of the GAPS diet. I’d slowly started reintroducing some non-GAPS foods back in the fall, but since Christmas I dramatically accelerated the process since pregnancy food aversions suddenly made most of my old GAPS standbys (namely meat and vegetables) completely revolting to me. Had I not been feeling so sick and food-averse, I would’ve preferred to reintroduce foods more slowly, but thankfully I haven’t noticed any obvious ill effects so I feel hopeful that no harm has been done.
I am still continuing to avoid gluten, eggs, and lactose. Based on my experiences both before and during GAPS, I do think that I have some lactose intolerance, so I may end up avoiding lactose long-term. Thankfully I am completely fine with aged cheeses and my homemade yogurt and kefir, but I won’t be experimenting with fresh cheeses anytime soon. Most of the time I am fine with this, although lately I have been really craving a bagel with cream cheese so I can’t say that I don’t sometimes wish lactose and I got along better.
What Do You Want to See at Whole Natural Life?
It’s very strange to come back to blogging after a long absence. I have a few post ideas, but not nearly as many as you might think after a two month break. So, let me ask you: is there anything that you’d like me to write about here? What posts have you really enjoyed in the past? Please share in the comments. Thanks so much!
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