I also love kefir! I killed my grains and need to find some new ones!
I recently saw a post in the Traditional Foods forum about people looking to get rid of extras- you might check there. I only have a little batch of grains right now, but when they multiply, I'd be willing to share!
A friend of mine sent me the following recipe that she swears by for morning sickness:
"Slice up a cucumber really fine, grate about two Tbsp of fresh ginger, juice a lemon and remove pulp and seeds, and cut up five or six mint sprigs. Add all of that to a gallon of COLD distilled water and steep it (like tea) overnight. Warning: don't use hot water or it will taste like pickles. (Don't ask me how I know that). Anyway, the ginger and mint will help with the nausea and the cuke and lemon will help with gas and bloating. I would make two or three and try to drink them in as many days. It's a lot of water but your body is going to carry 40% more blood volume during pregnancy so you need it! Also, increase your protein to 100 grams per day and that will help too and stave off preeclampsia."
I have everything except for the fresh ginger, so I'm going to go buy some tonight and try making this. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
All I want to eat are carbohydrates. I'm ok with some meat...as long as someone else has cooked it. The idea of dealing with raw meat is a little revolting. I'm not sick, really, but I just lose my appetite when I smell kitchen smells.
I was like that with Mae, but oddly this time raw meat just makes me want meat even more.
Last night I made some chili... and I was chowing it like crazy straight out of the pot before I added the tomato sauce... and then suddenly I didn't want any. Just meat and beans? HECK YES. Tomatoes? no thanks.
This baby is definitely it's daddy's. I love tomatoes, he hates them :(
I've taken one and I'm like... I still have nausea but I can eat without it getting worse... it's not severe nausea, I don't have to lay on the couch to manage it, so I can deal with it. I guess on the plus side if it doesn't COMPLETELY get rid of the nausea, I'll constantly have that "im pregnant!" reminder, but not be confined to the couch like I have been.
At Thanksgiving I got hit bad with nausea. And last night was horrible. I like ginger tea or just chewing on raw ginger. Always helps me.
I am craving mostly fresh foods, fruit/veggies. I am having a hard time getting in protein because the heaving feeling it leaves in my tummy make me nauseous.
Maybe I'll try it and drink some before my dress rehearsal tonight and before the concert tomorrow. Not too much though or we might have a different problem. LOL.