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post #101 of 193
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Congrats again Mummoth!!! Sounds like a fun wedding!

 

Shaving/Waxing: I can still shave everything just fine.. don't have the money for waxing so that isn't even an option. If I get a chance to go to a salon, it'll be for a haircut :)

 

Protein: I haven't even been thinking much about it. I feel lucky when I actually eat enough. Weight gain has been troublesome so far. I do like chocolate, banana, PB smoothies though!

post #102 of 193

We've doing doing a lot of salads with protein in them- cook up a bunch of chicken breasts at once and slice them to throw in a salad, then leave in fridge until you need them. You can buy it pre-cooked too, but I'm not personally as much a fan of that stuff. 

 

Instant pudding is easy. DH and I made some up the other day and ate almost the whole thing. Between each of us we got the nice flavor from the pudding, and it was also a cup of milk each. You could easily add in some protein powder, or nuts etc for more protein-- and it's fast, and cold. 

 

I'm eating a lot of almonds- especially chocolate covered ones :)

 

Like people mentioned-- cottage cheese can become a pretty full meal if you add in veggies and stuff. 

 

If you have "super bread" as I like to call it (the one we're eating right now is called "ancient grains", then something like toast with peanut butter can practically become a whole meal. 

 

I'm also enjoying a lot of eggs-- hard boiled, or soft dipped in a good toast. You can add these to salads, on grab and go. And because they cook so fast, I'm still cooking them up quickly, throwing a slice of cheese on top and then making breakfast sandwiches. 

 

 

MMMMMmmmm. I'm hungry now. I'm having a banana, carrots and cheerios for breakfast. Time to go get something more substantial. 

post #103 of 193

Thanks for all the congrats!

 

Protein... it seems like one of those things that if you need it, you crave it. I'd be mindful of adding protein rich foods, but not to the point of forcing it.

 

The kids are out today with XH's parents, and DH won't be back until Wednesday... I feel lost! I worry about the kids when they're with them, because they're quite spiteful and sometimes try and cause problems. DD is sure to be rambling on about the wedding and her Nana McG visiting, so it's likely something nasty will be said today. 

 

I keep looking at the pictures of Blobby... the next 4 1/2 months is going to drrrraaaaggg!!

post #104 of 193
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The kids are out today with XH's parents, and DH won't be back until Wednesday... I feel lost! I worry about the kids when they're with them, because they're quite spiteful and sometimes try and cause problems. DD is sure to be rambling on about the wedding and her Nana McG visiting, so it's likely something nasty will be said today. 

 


(((HUGS))) I totally understand. Although, XH's mother actually says good things about us when XH says all the spiteful bad stuff.

 

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(((HUGS))) I totally understand. Although, XH's mother actually says good things about us when XH says all the spiteful bad stuff.

 


Thanks! They're back now & so far I haven't had any odd questions or comments, so maybe it went okay. My XH is a Christmas birthday present to the kids, he doesn't have any interest n them otherwise, which I think is part of the issue with his parents... it's easier for them to blame me than admit their son is a crappy father.

 

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I've just re-calculated my EDD based on the more recent Mittendorf-Williams method.  It is said to be twice as accurate, and I have always had my babies more than a week past the EDD based on the standard method.

So:  my new EDD is 12/26.  Time will tell which method is more accurate for me...

If anyone else is interested, here is how to use the Mittendorf-Williams method:  (Copied & Pasted from Jan 2012 DDC "Informal Study" sticky thread)

 

I found more info on this method here as well:  http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/961107/pregnancy.shtml

 

the 40w is BS! a 17th century botanist declared that the bible said 10 lunar months and so therefore it was a 40 week gestation.. um... a lunar month isn't 4 weeks.... 29.531 days actually. Which ends up almost 42 weeks. Yes, ladies you heard correctly,the 40 week gestation is based on a BOTANIST not knowing how long a lunar month is!
 

 

post #107 of 193

I was glad to read further down the thread that it seemed like the visit with XH's parents went well :-)

 

The protein thing, for me anyway, is an effort to keep my blood pressure in the normal range. It's towards the high end of normal right now, and getting enough protein is a (relatively) easy way to try to keep it where it is.
 

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Thanks for all the congrats!

 

Protein... it seems like one of those things that if you need it, you crave it. I'd be mindful of adding protein rich foods, but not to the point of forcing it.

 

The kids are out today with XH's parents, and DH won't be back until Wednesday... I feel lost! I worry about the kids when they're with them, because they're quite spiteful and sometimes try and cause problems. DD is sure to be rambling on about the wedding and her Nana McG visiting, so it's likely something nasty will be said today. 

 

I keep looking at the pictures of Blobby... the next 4 1/2 months is going to drrrraaaaggg!!



 

post #108 of 193
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I was glad to read further down the thread that it seemed like the visit with XH's parents went well :-)

 

The protein thing, for me anyway, is an effort to keep my blood pressure in the normal range. It's towards the high end of normal right now, and getting enough protein is a (relatively) easy way to try to keep it where it is.
 



 



Oh, that makes sense... my midwives had me eating a whole cucumber a day in an effort to keep my blood pressure down at the end of my pregnancy with DD. That was NOT fun!

post #109 of 193

Did it have to be in one sitting, or could it be in a sandwich at lunch and salad at dinner etc?
 

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Oh, that makes sense... my midwives had me eating a whole cucumber a day in an effort to keep my blood pressure down at the end of my pregnancy with DD. That was NOT fun!



 

post #110 of 193

A little off the topic of protein and blood pressure, but Mamas! HOW do you keep maternity pants up???????

I'm pretty much wearing only dresses and light skirts right now, because at least they stay up, but it's still a rather yucky summer, and sometimes you just want those legs covered! I can't wear the pants that rest below the belly, because baby hates pressure, but the full panel ones--seriously, as soon as I pull them up, they're sagging again! I've used safety pins to tighten the panel by several inches, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm sure it'll get better as the belly grows, but any advise for now? 

post #111 of 193
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A little off the topic of protein and blood pressure, but Mamas! HOW do you keep maternity pants up???????

I'm pretty much wearing only dresses and light skirts right now, because at least they stay up, but it's still a rather yucky summer, and sometimes you just want those legs covered! I can't wear the pants that rest below the belly, because baby hates pressure, but the full panel ones--seriously, as soon as I pull them up, they're sagging again! I've used safety pins to tighten the panel by several inches, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm sure it'll get better as the belly grows, but any advise for now? 


You're in that fun "nothing fits right" stage!  I haven't switched to panels yet...waiting for the good Fall stuff to come out in the stores.  Is it out yet?  I have no suggestions....I'm squeezing in to my large yoga pants still.  This is way too TMI, but my thighs are now really rubbing together and when I wear skirts, I get a horrible rash.  Sheesh.

 

post #112 of 193

Oh...and wanted to mention that we started our hypnobirthing class last week.  I love it!!!  I'm so excited to try out these techniques that we are learning.  I was not looking forward to a 6:30-9pm class on a Thursday night, but I left there completely relaxed.  It was also a nice chance for my husband and I to bond a little.  He's feeling pretty neglected lately.  Poor guy.

post #113 of 193

Oooh exciting! We decided not to take any classes, as we both are very well versed on the mechanics of it all, and I've already taken the "most natural birth friendly" class and didn't find it all that interesting. I'm just going to make DH watch a bunch of videos with me, and I'm pulling out my old doula books and showing him important passages. 

 

I did however see that the prenatal massage 'clinic' that I want to try out, offers a one on one (couples) class that is three hours long, and all about position and using massage during labor. I might look into that a bit more, even though I'm pretty confident in DH's massage techniques. He knows me so well, that he normally is a step ahead of me- before I can think to ask him to rub a certain spot, he's already there. 

 

As for pants-- I'm a fan of Thyme Maternity 3 in 1's. Anything else doesn't quite fit right. They're expensive, but worth it. Just make sure when you buy them that the top band is snug- it's supposed to fit like you would expect yoga pants or similiar. 

post #114 of 193

No, it could be throughout the day... but it was still a lot after a few days! I love greek salad and fresh chopped veggies, and I put it in sandwiches and stuff.

post #115 of 193

It's definitely a lot, I'll save that for later if it's needed. Was just curious :-)

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Oh...and wanted to mention that we started our hypnobirthing class last week.  I love it!!!  I'm so excited to try out these techniques that we are learning.  I was not looking forward to a 6:30-9pm class on a Thursday night, but I left there completely relaxed.  It was also a nice chance for my husband and I to bond a little.  He's feeling pretty neglected lately.  Poor guy.


I LOVE Hypnobirthing. I did it with #2 and had excellent results. I plan on doing it again this time, but I won't be taking the class.. I'm just going to listen to the CDs and do my own meditations.

 

post #117 of 193
Back from camping in UT, where we were rear-ended and spent the better part of two days getting a new exhaust system so that we could safely limp home. Yup. Super fun. It was, however, nice to have no humidity and cool evenings (and relatively cool days) compared to the 115 or so heat index here at home in our non-air conditioned house. I still have to get the rest of the car repairs done, so this should be a super fun week.

We did get to hike up our favorite mountain in the world, Mt. Timpanogos, but the snow was such this year that we could not go very far. We don't normally have difficulty with snowfields, but PG and with a two year old on my back, I was not about to attempt a snowfield.

In baby news, I can feel and see baby's movements from the outside now, which is fun. I need to figure out some healthy protein options that don't involve cooking of any sort, ever, to last me until it cools down some. Even the stove heats up the house almost unbearably.

We start school on Monday, DS is so excited to start second grade. It will add another layer of complexity to our lives, though, and I'm trying to figure out how to juggle school, work, my own appointments (MW and various other), a friend's appointments (I watch her kids), etc. Something's gotta give here, or I need to start working evenings, or something.
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Back from camping in UT, where we were rear-ended and spent the better part of two days getting a new exhaust system so that we could safely limp home. Yup. Super fun. It was, however, nice to have no humidity and cool evenings (and relatively cool days) compared to the 115 or so heat index here at home in our non-air conditioned house. I still have to get the rest of the car repairs done, so this should be a super fun week.

We did get to hike up our favorite mountain in the world, Mt. Timpanogos, but the snow was such this year that we could not go very far. We don't normally have difficulty with snowfields, but PG and with a two year old on my back, I was not about to attempt a snowfield.

In baby news, I can feel and see baby's movements from the outside now, which is fun. I need to figure out some healthy protein options that don't involve cooking of any sort, ever, to last me until it cools down some. Even the stove heats up the house almost unbearably.

We start school on Monday, DS is so excited to start second grade. It will add another layer of complexity to our lives, though, and I'm trying to figure out how to juggle school, work, my own appointments (MW and various other), a friend's appointments (I watch her kids), etc. Something's gotta give here, or I need to start working evenings, or something.


Sorry to hear about your car accident.. but glad you had a good trip. We did get a TON of snow this year! I've never hiked Mt. TImpanogos the whole time I've lived here!

 

Protein: How about nuts? I just bought a bunch of nuts and trail mixes to snack on... lots of protein and good fats :) I also get ClifBars or the like and have one a day or every other day (if I remember to buy them), and they have a lot of protein too.

 

post #119 of 193
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I'm finding out what we're having TODAY!

 

I'm also going to go over my birth plan with my OB.

 

This is my last week of summer school too.. So exciting!

post #120 of 193

I'm having a really annoying/emotional day.  I am usually good at letting things roll off, but I'm struggling with it today- ugh!  Part or it is just sadness and feeling excluded by my family- my mom is great, but my brother (I don't see often as he lives in another state) is visiting and he and my dad are totally overwhelmed by the kids.  I kind of feel like a pariah within my own family, and while I would love to sit around chatting - the kids make them uncomfortable so I find myself having to leave to head home a lot.  I'd also mentioned to them that I needed to head into town yesterday to pick some stuff up- and if they were planning to go I'd like them to let me know so we could go in at the same time- town being about an hour away.  They called from halfway there asking me to check on their dogs as they had gone into town for some supplies.  *sigh* They are really just kind of clueless sometimes and I am good at recognizing that most of the time.  Right now though, my emotions are raw and the dismissal and exclusion is hurtful. 

 

 

I just feel sad and hurt and dismissed and in a funk.  Usually I am in better control of my emotions, and the fact that my own emotions betray me is  making me crabby.   Gah!

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