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post #161 of 170
I had an appt. with my reproductive psychiatrist this morning which was so uplifting. I do a lot of negative self-talk and she's been really helpful at getting me out of that rut. I've been feeling guilty about taking time to myself lately and she totally reassured me that I need to do that, especially at this point in a pregnancy

So, I'm allowing myself to relax guilt-free today. Ahhhh.....

(although I had another diet pepsi today and I'm' feel guilty about that. No more, I promise)

i'm still getting tons of contractions, but nothing regular.

this weekend should be fun... St Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday!! Hopefull the rain will hold off. What are your fun plans for the weekend??
post #162 of 170
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So, I'm allowing myself to relax guilt-free today. Ahhhh.....
This can be so hard...I feel guilty when dh is working and feel like I should be cleaning all the tme...but today I decided to take it easy and just relax and only do a few things

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this weekend should be fun... St Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday!! Hopefull the rain will hold off. What are your fun plans for the weekend??
not much: this is our first weekend w/o plans in 2 months and I NEED it! I think I'll do some baking...I've got a lot of eggs to use up.
post #163 of 170
emmaegbert~ Congrats on passing your quals ::

We've had a not-so-great week of financial news, too. A former colleague of my husband's won some kind of arbitration and is now going to be teaching the extra class that my husband was going to have over the summer. Then the rejection letters for grants and awards came in the mail (not money we were counting on, but that would have been amazing). So now I'll hope for tax returns. I have to admit to having an amazing history of financial luck- I never count on anything until it comes and with my husband doing freelance work we often get happy surprises in the mail

My father-in-law and his girlfriend are visiting this weekend- we're having dinner with them this evening, and they're going to take my daughter out for a couple of hours tomorrow. Other than that, I'm just planning a lot of resting and a little nesting. Oh, and a community garden meeting on Sunday where I'll get to unveil our cool new website
post #164 of 170
Emma, congrats on passing your quals! That's an amazing accomplishment, especially at this stage in pregnancy. Hooray!!

I can hardly keep up with y'all these days! So many new posts everyday!

I am doing OK. My MW told me on Wedndesday I have trace ketones in my urine, so she's pushing me on protein protein protein. : I went and bought some protein powder to make a smoothie with and have been trying to be more conscious about it, but gah. What am I supposed to eat red meat at every meal? Annoying.

This weekend we're buying mattresses for the baby room bed (where I'll be sleeping with baby for the foreseeable future) and then Jason and I are going on a date! : A friend of ours gave us a gift certificate to a nice restaurant and offered to have Brynn over so we can go enjoy ourselves. I'm really excited!
post #165 of 170
My midwife is pushing me on the protein diet too. She said to eat ONLY protein this weekend. How??

I'm finally at 36 weeks and MW says that I can stop worrying about trying to stop labor (I had been having lots of BHC and was taking cramp bark (barf) to slow them down), so that made me feel so much better. I had been freaking out about having the baby too soon, but if she thinks he's big enough and that he'll be alright if he comes now, I think I'm ready for it to happen.

I have been eating constantly... I get hungry every hour and a half or so. I'm sick of eating!
post #166 of 170
Amy and Laurilj, I'm a vegetarian on a pretty darn low-carb diet to control GD (which is working). I hear you about the protein, protein, protein. But for me its no mammals, fish, or birds either. I am eating 6x per day in a planned-out way, rather than 3 meals and then snacking to hunger. So I eat approximately every 3 hours (like: 6, 9, 12, 3, 6, 9). Every time I eat I include some protein and fat. Snacks include one fruit, and meals contain almost no carbs except what occurs in veggies or beans. I am eating TONS of vegetables, usually a sizable serving at all 3 meals. I've lost about 12 lbs and I am currently only 10lbs up from my pre-preg weight, so all that fat and constant eating is not packing on the lbs. (I wouldn't say that is a good goal for anyone pregnant to have, but just that it did NOT make me gain weight faster, and I feel like I am constantly eating and all that crazy pregnancy hunger has just totally disappeared.)

I don't know how strict your MWs really want you to be, but I eat a lot of nuts, seeds, cheese, eggs, quinoa (v. high protein grain also cooks up in 15 minutes), hummos, seitan, tofu, tempeh, beans (check protein/carb content b/c beans vary a lot), cottage cheese, peanut butter. Anyway, just to say that it doesn't have to be meat meat meat. You can add chopped nuts or toasted seeds to many things and its quite yummy. I know a lot of people are worked up about soy- I am conscious of it and don't eat more than one serving per day of it, but I don't stress it too much b/c there are phytoestrogens in lots of foods and I think as varied a diet as possible is probably more important for health.
post #167 of 170
Hello mamas!

Well last night I had a really great date w/dh- we figure it'll be the last before lo gets here! I got to eat Chinese food (not something I can do regularily becuase of GD- too ify on carbs). Yummy.

Those who were told to eat lots of protien- were you told just red meat or protien in general. I ask because w/the GD its all about protien and limited carbs. And there are a lot of things that are good sources of protien- not just redmeat. Shrimp actually and of course beans/legumes. And cheese. GL!
post #168 of 170
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So, I'm allowing myself to relax guilt-free today. Ahhhh.....
It is going to get REALLY hard to do things guilt-free after the baby is born, believe me. You have to remember that a healthy mom is WAY better for your baby and that a pedicure or a coffee out with friends or even a NAP guilt-free is going to be the best thing to keep you sane.

And you guys can all use the preg as an excuse too for not cleaning, right? Ill say, "no, I didnt get laundry done today, sorry. I was too busy creating a circulatory system/growing tiny fingernails/fattening up this baby/etc." What is ANYONE going to say to that?!
post #169 of 170
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Those who were told to eat lots of protien- were you told just red meat or protien in general. GL!
No, I was just being dramatic. I don't eat seafood (gross!) but I do eat cheese, nuts, quinoa & legumes. I mean, really, I'll be fine...it just makes eating a chore - even more than it usually is. Sigh. Woe is me! (I'm just feeling sorry for myself.)
post #170 of 170
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It is going to get REALLY hard to do things guilt-free after the baby is born, believe me. You have to remember that a healthy mom is WAY better for your baby and that a pedicure or a coffee out with friends or even a NAP guilt-free is going to be the best thing to keep you sane.
Softball is what keeps me sane. I'm bringing the goo-goo, though, since Danny will be there to watch it while I play. Some good fresh air does us all good and it'll be nice to get the baby used to people. Woot!
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