You guys are so great! :
Allison, I totally agree with your reply on food safety!! For, me all of our food comes from either our home, local producers or our local Co-op; and it's a cost I happily take on so that I can know my food is being raised cleanly and safely. I'm such a weirdo about chickens (after seeing the real chicken barns around here when we moved out to MN) that I have gone to visit the farmer my Co-op buys from to see how he's keeping his birds. I don't eat meat and my family only eats meat dh hunts, and I look for reputable fish sources (read- expensive! or from my home fisheries in AK). But I try not to comment too much on my food choices as I've sort of been attacked (hey, maybe rightly so!) for being a food snob. I feel pretty strongly about our health being connected to food, though, so I tend to be outspoken.
Becca, I'm a coffee drinker too. Gave it up with #1 for pregnancy and after two weeks of tea, couldn't take it anymore! And the BEST part about post-preg is not feeling guilty about enjoying a glass (or two) of wine! I have never craved it during pregnancy much, though, possibly my one saving grace. But towards the end of pg I feel much more like having a beer just to unwind.
Liora, that's funny- I was going to say 'and i give up all my favorite street drugs...' but I was afraid someone would take it the wrong way! hehe; when people ask why I choose natural births I always say 'I want my drugs to be for fun; and I didn't give them up for 9 months just to dope up at birth!'
nerdymom, forgot about hot baths/showers... guilty! I took saunas (I'm a weekly sauna person) in the beginning, but stopped when I could feel my womb radiating; it just didn't feel right! Now I just settle for a steamy hot shower. mmmmmmm!