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Five Pregnancy Survival Snacks

Hello beautiful creative folks out there!

The weekend is almost upon us and I’m so very ready! Even though this was a short work week because of Labor Day, it still felt long at times. As always, I suppose.

I’ve been asked a lot about whether I’m continuing to work while being nine months pregnant. The answer? Yes, I am still working and will likely continue to keep working until the time comes. But it really hasn’t been quite as difficult as it could have been. Part of that is because my job is not at all physically strenuous. We don’t have a large workspace in the branch I’m at so I don’t have to walk a whole lot.

I do sit for the majority of the day, and I have had to start getting up and moving around every so often just to keep the blood flow going and stay comfortable. And I’m probably more tired at the end of the day than I would be if I wasn’t working, but I wouldn’t say it’s a huge difference. If I was home there would be a million other things to take care of.

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Yes please!

But there is one thing I do that keeps me going through the week, and that is eating.

I snack constantly throughout the day, so much so that I get teased about the pantry that I’ve started keeping at work! I’m actually a little proud of it though! It took me several months but eventually I found a nice arsenal of snacks that keep me energized and feeling good through the workday. So today I thought I would share the five things that I’ve kept stocked up on for this last leg of pregnancy.

  • Juice
  • Chocolate blueberries
  • Cheese sticks
  • Grapes (and sometimes other fruit)
  • Slivered almonds

Add in so much water that I’m running to the bathroom fifteen million times a day, and that’s my answer to surviving my workday during the third trimester. The days that I don’t snack quite as much are the days that I tend to be much more tired when I get home from work and subsequently don’t sleep quite as well.

I’m curious whether anyone else has been in a similar situation and what your coping mechanisms are/were?


Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

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