I had the stomach bug when I was pregnant with my second. It was HORRIBLE. I hope you get better soon!
Weekly Chat Jan22-28 !!!!! - Page 2
Feel better Poppy :( No advice. I had the stomach bug before I knew I was pregnant but never this late in the game. yuck.
Its 25 ish weeks for me and I have a craving for oatmeal. Oatmeal and raisins with maple syrup and heavy whipping cream. Its not even healthy after you add all that stuff, right? lol
I have happily ate it for breakfast and last nights dinner though.
Got one essay wrote today, have two more to do. I am glad to be going to school because I know it will help time fly even faster, but as I look at my "to do" list I don't want it to go any faster. So much to do and so much to ready for the other kids.
Right now they are making huge collages while I take a break from school work and come here. lol
Had b/x for the last two nights. I almost started to get worried last night cause I forgot what they felt like! They were coming every 10 minutes and then went to 5 minutes and I was like "hmm.."
I am making some RRL tea, but I am definitely noticing a positive correlation between the tea and b/h again...
I ordered the hypno babies home study course and it should be here tomorrow.
I grimaced cause of the price, but all of you ladies who have had such great success with it gave wonderful testimonials. I really hope I can have a beautiful birth also :) I would say I have had wonderful births 2 out of 3 times so chances are its all in my favor, but I still struggle with anxiety.
I feel like a FTM lately. Seriously. Except its worse cause I know the stress of a colicky baby and I am like "What if I get another crying baby that no matter what screams day and night? How can I deal with that!?" and just really trying to enjoy the quiet when it comes. I am definitely getting nervous. LOL
Discomfort and even some pain here and there are becoming more common.
That totally depends on your definition of healthy. If you're a follower of low fat, then certainly not (the cream anyway). If you're a follower of LC, you would be having the cream but none of the rest. But if you're a follower of TF, then the combo is perfectly acceptable. I would ask what kind of oats you're using though, since both instant and rolled are "less healthy" than steel cut. I know I get BS spikes from rolled that I don't from steel cut. I can't even stomach the texture of rolled anymore after getting used to steel cut. It takes longer to cook, but is so much better, IMO. (And you can try cooking your oatmeal in half water/half milk, it makes it so much creamier!)
I am hoping my health hold out - at least for another 3 months or so.
I have a habit of falling very ill wile pregnant - Severe flu with DD 1, Chicken pox - admitted to hospital with DS and Meningitis with DD 2 (she didn't make it).
So this time health is all I hope for, it is so scary to be ill with them. Good luck and hope u better soon.
Onemore - oatmeal is soooo good for you. Even if you add stuff like that, I still think the benefits of oatmeal are so good that it's worth it, and the stuff you add isn't that bad really, although I would leave out heavy whipping cream and use rice milk myself :P But I agree, make sure it's steel cut! Mmmm I need to make some oatmeal now!
Rolled vs. steal cut is not a huge difference from a nutritional standpoint. The oats are cut differently, and the rolled ones are just steamed a bit... Yes, something may be lost with the steaming, but both have the complete oat. While steal cut may have more nutrition, I guess it is probably highly individual which one allows one to digest and utilize all the vitamins, etc.... it may be less bioavailable since it is a lot to digest, yk?
I like steal cut, but I love being able to make granola with the rolled oats....
I think having more healthy fats in the diet during pregnancy is good since you are growing a new brain, which is all fat
I use regular oats. I bought steel cut once cause I wanted to be able to wake up in the morning to crock pot oatmeal. It never tasted right...not sure if I did something wrong but at the price (at the time) figured I'd just use regular.
I cut out the heavy whipping cream and will just use milk tomorrow..Only cause I am out of cream for the month. waaaaah lol
Sort of--I love to make granola by mixing the oats with coconut oil and spices, and a little maple sugar and toasting it for a bit. So yummy!
I thought the big thing about steel cut vs. not was really only important to be gluten free? Oats are generally okay for people with celiac, though they do contain some gluten. The problem is that only steel cut oats are processed on dedicated equipment. All the other oats are contaiminated by other grains.
I'm feeling big lately, too. I was all smug about how well it was going, and now, kinda suddenly, I'm a little shocked at have 16-17 more weeks to grow. And the part when the baby gets big, too. But, just typing that made me feel all excited. There's a baby in there! And it's growing! Yeah! :)
Weeks/Days along: 25 weeks, 1 day
Appointments: February...good thing hubby has my appointment times programmed into his phone. I can't remember anything these days!
Symptoms: puffiness! Especially my face, and especially around my eyes. Looking back at photos, I puffed up with my other pregnancies too, but I just feel extra puffy now. Like my skin is swollen all over. It makes me look even bigger.
Food: still cereal. I want breakfast for every meal.
Exercise: I walk from my bedroom to the kitchen to get cereal and back many times each day.
Body changes and other milestones: bigger all over.
Poppy, I hope you feel better! Stomach bugs are awful! I have never had one while pregnant, but I did get violently ill after eating spaghetti when I was pregnant with DS2 and haven't been able to enjoy it since then! It is extra hard on your body to be sick when you're trying to grow a baby at the same time.
MMMmmmm Oatmeal! I love it! I toss in dried cranberries, raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a tiny splash of almond milk. I get the steel cut, gluten free, kind at trader joes usually but I am also a fan of the quaker instant packets in the peaches and creme flavor. :-)
onemore, I want to get the hypnobabies home study too. The price is the only reason I haven't done it. I am almost done with the hypnobirthing book by marie mongan and it comes with a cd to practice relaxing, but I kind of feel like I need to splurge for the expensive kit.
I am way, way too lazy to cook steelcut oats. I've tried them overnight in the crockpot and still didn't think they turned out very well, kinda gluey. Oatmeal defies me to this day, although I make it the same as my dad makes it and his is fabulous and mine is crap. In the summer i do overnight oats- stick them in the fridge with some water and/or milk, yogurt, whatever to soak overnight, and then mix in brown sugar and fruit in the morning. In the winter I often resort to quick oats because the texture of cooked oats is always terrible and if I want gross, gloppy oatmeal I'd rather have it fast.
Steel cut- if you're celiac, most people still don't eat steel cut oats unless it's certified gluten free. You can get gluten free rolled oats (or quick oats, or instant oatmeal packets) but they cost more than regular oats.
I'm trying some quinoa with granola, sugar, and frozen berries tomorrow morning. I have cooked quinoa, and a friend of mine says she uses leftover quinoa, throws in hot water and granola (just to soften the granola a bit) with fruit, sugar, and/or yogurt, and her kids all love it.
I agree that the cream sounds amazing! And it's a good fat, which you need in pregnancy (erm, all the time actually! I am NOT a fan of the low-fat diet craze, I think it's ridiculous).
Also feeling really big. Just1, I'm with you- the fact that I still have 15 weeks to go and the baby is still QUITE small is freaking me out a bit. Everyone can tell I'm pregnant and comments on the belly, I've got months to go still. But at the same time, it's so exciting!
I'm retaining a lot of water or something... I'm also feeling really puffy, Meredith, in the face and hands especially.
Oh, I wanted to ask- red raspberry. I cannot handle the tea, so I bought some capsules this time. 485 grams of RRL per capsule. How should i start taking them? I'm starting at a 0- no tea, no tinctures. Should I start taking the recommended amount on the bottle now? (2 capsules/day). Should I start slow- one every other day, maybe- and work my way up?
I know by the end with my other two babies, I was drinking about 4-5 cups of the stuff a day but i started slowly and worked my way up throughout the pregnancy. I'm not convinced it did anything, but i don't want to run into problems this time by not taking it in case it did something I'm not aware of! So I don't know if I should start slow and slowly increase the amounts until I'm taking 3-5 pills a day or just start at the 2 and maintain that amount. No idea. Any one else have any ideas?
I asked at work and no one knows a recommended dosage, just knows that it's good. My midwife MIGHT know, but all this raspberry leaf tea stuff seems anecdotal so not sure if she'd be able to help me.
Astraia - if your oats are gluey, you need more water/liquid. That's just the starch that leeches into the water as it cooks. What measurements are you using? For steel cut I use 4 cups of water to 1 cup of oats, IIRC. For rolled I just eyeball it anymore, but then I don't even cook oats, just boil water, pour it over them and stir. That way they don't get gluey.
I'm 26 weeks and feeling pretty uncomfortable. I have to prop myself up quite a bit to sleep (with TONS of pillows) and DH has been jokingly calling me Jabba, lol.
Onemoreontheway--Glad you're feeling better! I've been having BH too, and the first one freaked me out, even though I had them a lot with DS.
Meredith and Onemore--I'm so excited that you're doing hypnobabiesI I've heard great things about it and will be curious to hear your experience. I'm also a little jealous. I'm more at peace now with my RCS, but a little sad that I'll never have a vaginal birth.
All this talk of oatmeal is making me crave it!
Yes, I am only 21 weeks and am also starting to feel uncomfortable. Sitting, laying down or basically anything else. I feel so full all the time as well. Don't recall feeling like this with my other two fuller term pregnancies.
Going to make some outmeal now....all this talk making me hungry! EAt mine with real butter milk and sugar.