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post #321 of 329
congrats Leilalu! Hope you are resting well!

As to the size I think some is genetic depending on parentage and ancestry. Some people I think would be destined to have larger children. I think some moms naturally and healthily grow bigger babies and some smaller babies. I also think for some a big baby is a sign of lots of carb and sugar intake which if you follow the Brewer or NT pregnancy diet you will have. I did Brewer w/ my first and had an 8-10oz at 38.3- I am fairly small myself (5-4-120 lb) and dh is average. My next I cut out the sugar and most of the grains (kept some fermented dairy)as I found I felt soooooo much healthier w/out them and had a 7-7 at 39-2(girl). Then my last was 7-9 at 41.1- I was gluten and dairy free this last time, but had some grains here and there. My last 2 have also been girls and I was a super duper small baby/kid- so we will see the difference it might have if the next time I have a boy on this diet. My babies have gotten more mellow and happy each time.
post #322 of 329
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very interesting! I did have a fairly moderate sugar intake last time around- like gettng a muffin from whole foods with the kids once a week for one...and this time we didn't do that. I think the little changes really added up.
post #323 of 329
I am very curious about this baby. I gained quite a bit of weight early on, outgrowing my jeans by 3 months. Lately, however, I've leveled off, and I'm wearing the same jeans I wore at the beginning of October. My baby belly is expanding, and I'm measuring spot-on for dates, so I don't know what's going on. I have had more sugar in the last month, what with Christmas and birthday parties, but still not a whole lot. I haven't been able to stick with no grains or sugars entirely, but am not doing badly. I guess time will tell!
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lol.

this is interesting! my larget was my second, a boy. he was nothing but 9.5 pounds of muscle and bone! the nurses were amazed! This little guy isn't chubby either.
I love how mamas describe their newborns. I just want to hug and snuggle every one of them! It's funny that even having two big babies, when others weigh less, but still weigh a lot, like yours, my eyes widen and I think, "That's a BIG baby!" Then I remember that mine are big too, and I think, "These are BIG babies!"

Interesting to have two very different weights but similar chub-amounts.

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I also haven't really wanted to eat any late night snacks, just one helping of dinner, and really good breakfasts.
This is happening to me this time too. I rarely have even one snack all day. I have my three meals and I'm not hungry otherwise. I was wondering if that's okay today, but then I remembered that eventually my meal portions will fit into a walnut shell and I'll have to eat all day to eat the equivalent of my three meals. Later still, I won't have time to prepare or eat a whole meal and I'll be eating all day to make up for my three and the baby's three- or fifteen; whatever.

So, not to worry. I'll shove it all in there somehow, sometime.
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I haven't been able to stick with no grains or sugars entirely, but am not doing badly. I guess time will tell!
I don't normally eat much grain, but I do find that if I go a day without oats or a piece of bread with my eggs, I don't feel well at all. I seem to really need it.
post #326 of 329
Hey, I have a question: My nails have seemed much more brittle than normal lately. They are usually pretty strong, and will all grow out long and beautiful until they get too long and start breaking (then I trim them all to match and start over). But the past month or so I've noticed that they are chipping and breaking right away, while still very short. Does this mean anything as far as nutrient intake/absorption? Don't you normally have better nails during pregnancy? I was thinking calcium, but maybe it's something else, like vit E or something?

I've been drinking 3/4 gallon raw milk per week (which is still not enough for my taste), plus really craving (and eating a ton of) sour cream and other dairy. I just recently (like a couple days ago) started taking a cal/mag/zinc/vit D supplement because I ran out of zinc and figured the other stuff couldn't hurt to get a little bit more of at the end. Thoughts?
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I don't normally eat much grain, but I do find that if I go a day without oats or a piece of bread with my eggs, I don't feel well at all. I seem to really need it.
yep, this is me too!
post #328 of 329
Kelly the Kitchen Kop has suggested posting to Oprah's site regarding having Nina Planck on Oprah!! I'd love to see that!


Michael Pollan (Omnivore's Dilemma and Food, Inc.) was just on Oprah, so we're commenting to keep up the Real Food advocacy for mothers and babies!


Pat
post #329 of 329
i'm 12 weeks and now that the morning sickness is abating, ready to make some changes to how i'm eating. both my previous pregnancies i ate lots of carbs, good carbs, but lots of them. i now know i do better eating low carb, but unfortunately when i got pregnant life was crazy and i was eating lots of carbs and for the past month i just eat whatever it takes to make me feel better. in the past 3 weeks i've gained 7lb! i really don't want to gain 60lb again this pregnancy. i was feeling helpless about it, but when i mentioned it to dh he's just asked me what i need to eat differently. course his suggestions weren't helpful (ie: i could eat less fat), but it did get me thinking. when i can stick to low carb eating i lose weight. not that i want to lose weight right now... but if i'm eating lots of healthy meats fats and veggies it can't be BAD for me can it? part of me so just wants to eat what i want, low carb can be so hard. i've gotta find a way to get myself motivated.
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