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post #221 of 999
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Feral Fox, this might not work for many, but I blended 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup OJ, 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, and 1 serving kale.  The result (give or take a little extra OJ and milk) tastes just like an Orange Julius.  I don't know if it was the protein or all the vitamins or what, but having one of these for breakfast yesterday helped with feeling awful.  I managed a workout and a Christmas party with minimal gross feeling.   LizBiz, I have the same problem.  My wonderful husband made a bunch of food for me to eat on the assumption that I wouldn't eat crap if I had healthy alternatives around. The problem is that if I don't eat what I'm craving, I feel gross for the rest of the day.  I can choke down some of the stuff in the fridge, but it just makes me feel gross.  And I am a BIG fan of food, so this stage is really really difficult.  I have carrot cake in the fridge, usually my favorite, and I have no interest in it at all.  Now that's a tragedy.

Thanks for sharing the recipe! It sounds so yummy, guess I need to get some kale.

I know what you mean about the carrot cake, but mine is pumpkin pie. Over Thanksgiving I couldn't touch it. Typically, I make 2. The first one is for everyone and the second is just for me!

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post #222 of 999

HAPPY MONDAY LADIES!!!!

 

After spending the ENTIRE weekend on my sofa eating strange combinations of things... I'm back at work today. I feel a little less nauseous than I did last week. I hope that's a good sign. I did go ahead and tell my boss that I was preggers. Mainly because we work so closely together and I wanted him to know that I'd be in and out some lunch times and near the end of next summer - if all goes well.

 

I also get those strange crampy twinges across the very bottom of my pelvis. I'm gonna google my fundus and let you know if I feel it. I think I'm switching from food aversion to food craving now. There are still some things that sound horrid (that normally - I'd eat) - but now there are some things that I just NEED to have. I also switched from being able to eat almost anything that was fried to dreading the thought of anything fried. It's good too because I hated eating fried foods but it was the only thing I could tolerate. Now I can't even tolerate the thought of batter and grease. Weird, hunh?

post #223 of 999

I'll take your carrot cake!

post #224 of 999

I am doing terrible giving up coffee completely. I think I will just have to cut back to a few cups a week and stop feeling so guilty when I do have it. Usually when ms kicks in coffee tastes like dirt to me and I can only drink it in the last 2 trimester but it still tastes good to me this time. Usually by now or maybe 6 ish weeks all I want are cheeseburgers, extra ketchup and pickles and dr. pepper or coke. I'm not a pop drinker but my first trimester I crave it constantly!

post #225 of 999

Oy. Today's the first time I've been out of the house since Thursday. Violent vomiting all throughout Thursday night, haven't pulled myself out of bed all weekend. This is miserable. It's started a flood of fear. Fear of not knowing what my body is going to do. Fear of not being able to predict anything. Fear of feeling so sick that I can't make it through the workday. Fear of all that's to come. I get so scared when I think about it - I wonder how women do this more than once!

post #226 of 999

hug.gif Willovia. Fear is a hard one to battle. Try and cling tight to things you know to be true. Feel better soon!

post #227 of 999

WIllovia, that is how I was with #1. Unfortunatly in lasted til 20 weeks but I didn't have it with #2 and so far I have been feeling great with #3. You can try drinking sparkling water slowly, ginger, B6, zantac, or a Rx called zofran. All those should help.

post #228 of 999
Willovia, I had that with my first also (working and going to school full time). All I could keep down was dried apricots and oatmeal was all I could keep down for most of the first trimester, but it did go away as I entered the second trimester.

I was a bit nauseous with the second, though my 3rd has been worse (yet NOTHING like the first).

Eat often, every 2 hours or less. A protein, fat and Carb every time. It will help keep you blood sugar stable.

Red raspberry leaf tea is nourishing to your uterus and helps with nausea.

My midwife for my second pregnancy, is now expecting her second. She was so sick most of her first pregnancy. Here is what she posted on Facebook last week:

"Just in case someone may find it helpful. This is the list of morning sickness remedies I am taking/doing (or attempting to do) regularly this pregnancy: Ginger capsules 3 each meal, Reed's ginger brew, ginger candies, crystalized ginger. Bile-min (herb blend to thin bile) milk thistle capsules, turmeric capsules, calcium-magnesium, vitamin K2, vitamin B complex, Standard Process Antronex, digestive enzymes, Standard Process Phosfood in my water, drinking plenty of water, pregnancy tea with lemon juice added, eating before sitting up and getting out of bed and eating every 1.5 - 2 hours -carbs and protein (just protein doesn't cut it). Walking @ a mile every day. Getting lots of rest. Wearing "Sea Bands" accupressure bands constantly (I may have permanent red spots on my wrists). Apple cider vinegar baths seem to help a bit too."

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post #229 of 999
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Willovia, I had that with my first also (working and going to school full time). All I could keep down was dried apricots and oatmeal was all I could keep down for most of the first trimester, but it did go away as I entered the second trimester.
I was a bit nauseous with the second, though my 3rd has been worse (yet NOTHING like the first).
Eat often, every 2 hours or less. A protein, fat and Carb every time. It will help keep you blood sugar stable.
Red raspberry leaf tea is nourishing to your uterus and helps with nausea.
My midwife for my second pregnancy, is now expecting her second. She was so sick most of her first pregnancy. Here is what she posted on Facebook last week:
"Just in case someone may find it helpful. This is the list of morning sickness remedies I am taking/doing (or attempting to do) regularly this pregnancy: Ginger capsules 3 each meal, Reed's ginger brew, ginger candies, crystalized ginger. Bile-min (herb blend to thin bile) milk thistle capsules, turmeric capsules, calcium-magnesium, vitamin K2, vitamin B complex, Standard Process Antronex, digestive enzymes, Standard Process Phosfood in my water, drinking plenty of water, pregnancy tea with lemon juice added, eating before sitting up and getting out of bed and eating every 1.5 - 2 hours -carbs and protein (just protein doesn't cut it). Walking @ a mile every day. Getting lots of rest. Wearing "Sea Bands" accupressure bands constantly (I may have permanent red spots on my wrists). Apple cider vinegar baths seem to help a bit too."
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Thanks for the suggestions, ladies.


Lactomom, that's a lot of stuff your midwife's got going on. I'm not sure where to start! I've been doing the ginger. I've read that too much ginger isn't good, so that got me worried. But I've been cutting up raw ginger and boiling it in water...and having ginger ale as much as I can stomach. I find that too much sugar isn't a good thing either.

 

I'm interested in Vitamin B but am not sure how much to be taking? Definitely the eating every 1.5 - 2hours thing I get - that made a huge difference overnight. I'm going to go out and buy the Sea Bands tonight. And I am also gonna look into acupuncture - I read somewhere how it can help. I made myself a cup of pregnancy tea this morning. I sat here at my desk and just stared at it all day long. I just dumped it a few mins ago. The nausea hits me the worst at around 5 pm - just in time to drive home in traffic. Ugh.

post #230 of 999
I'll ask her how much she is taking.

I made popcorn the other day with nutritional yeast (gives it a yummy cheesy flavor, and very high in vitamin Bs). I felt much better after eating it!

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post #231 of 999

Is anybody else having braxton hicks already? Mine started a few days ago. I had them really early with my last pregnancy, too. I think they started mid-first-trimester last time, maybe at 8 weeks? It's definitely BH and not cramps. It's just that quick tighten and release...totally unmistakable!

post #232 of 999

I am having the weirdest stomach issues. I couldn't eat much all day since I felt so gross, but I did manage half a sandwich as soon as I woke up, a Greek yogurt later, and some OJ mixed with sparkling water. I went to the co-op to find some healthy foods that might actually appeal to me, and when I came home my appetite was better, so I made myself a little rice noodle thing and some toast with jam. I took a quick nap and woke up feeling really weird. I feel like my stomach is totally empty (like 8 hours empty). I made myself some mac n' cheese, and I still don't feel like I've eaten anything. it's not hunger really, but a weird feeling like my stomach is totally empty (and therefore sort of nauseous). It's not a good feeling at all, but I can't just keep sticking stuff in my mouth! I'm drinking a ginger ale (the kind with real ginger) now, and hoping that helps. Has anyone else had this weird bottomless pit feeling?

post #233 of 999

I was having major hunger weeks 4-5.5 and lately it's been more like an uncomfortable acidy feeling in my stomach (6w tomorrow). I wouldn't call it nausea, but a feeling like I should eat to settle it, but I don't really want to. It reminds me of the feeling I would get when I would wake up after drinking more than usual.

 

And then all of a sudden I'll be ravenous.

 

So far I'm not getting really grossed out by anything, either, but nothing appeals to me all that much.

 

I woke up from a little nap this afternoon and it felt like the artery in my abdomen was pounding. Very strange.

post #234 of 999
At 8 weeks I still have to eat constantly. I get full fast, but I'm starving again soon after. There is a fine line, for me, between hungry and hanging over the toilet. When it is time to eat I have to KNOW.

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post #235 of 999

About six weeks, I thought I had actual m/s today. Then my husband came home and told me he was almost throwing up at work. I know it sounds super weird to want to throw up, but the info is out there that women with m/s are more likely to sustain their pregnancies and not have miscarriages. I am wondering how this will work for me. I rarely, rarely throw up. Maybe I get a bug that makes me throw up once every five years. So I don't know if my body has just dealt with the hormones differently or what.

Regardless, my tummy hurts :(

post #236 of 999

Wiilovia, so sorry you're having such a hard time!

 

Bailey, coffee is a tough one for me too.  That's why I switched to decaf instead of quitting completely.  I still drink 3 or 4 cups of decaf a day.

 

My symptoms are slacking off too.  I never was very nauseated, but not at all now.  No more pain, no more bloating, and I've actually lost a pound.  However, my sweet tooth has turnd into a major salt tooth!  All I want it salty snack foods, pickels, and meat.  I usually love sweets and want to eat way more of them than I should, so this is a huge change for me!

post #237 of 999

I seem to be pretty much fine in the morning, and as the day goes on I get more and more nauseous and useless.

post #238 of 999

Same for me. Mornings are great, afternoons, not so much.

post #239 of 999

I feel worst at night, after dinner through when I fall asleep. I thought it was just metformin (which wasn't bothering me before pregnancy) & my prenatal but I haven't taken them yet and I'm feeling icky right now. 

post #240 of 999

Is that weird stomach feeling kind of like your tummy is extra foamy feeling and kind of hungry? I had that a lot with my pregnancies and it is really weird. Then you eat really fast cuz you feel hungry and then get full fast and then feel pukey. It's such a lovely cycle.

 

I seem to be super hungry right away in the morning and then not again until the evening. Lastnite I had supper but then got really hungry and had to have a big burger patty later on, then fell asleep on the couch waiting for a show to come on, and when I woke up I felt kind of yucky and then had heartburn when I went to bed. DD woke up fussing in her sleep around 1 am and I was starving! I was going to go to the kitchen to find something to eat but couldn't think of what I wanted so I went back to bed til morning. This morning I was bombarded by fussy baby and didn't get to eat until 10 and I thought my stomach was going to get a hole from the pit feeling in my stomach. 1.5 egg mcmcuffins later I felt so much better. I am so used to being sick and ravenous constantly when I am pregnant (with 2 girls) I wonder if this one will be a boy.

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