Oh my gosh! How exciting!!! Congrats. Also, quite cool that she didn't have to go through those miserable final weeks.
May Chit Chat - Page 2
I am usually a lurker on this thread (because I have trouble keeping up) but I had to share what my physician father in law said this morning. My sister in law was due for her second baby four days ago and had some cramping and a little bleeding last night. She called her dad and he told her the blood was amniotic fluid leaking. This is a man who went to medical school. He is not an OB but is a retired radiologist who has delivered babies before. What caught me off guard was that she believed it! She was going to be induced on Friday if she didn't go into labor on her own. It sounds like things are progressing on their own but her doctor is having her come in today to "get things going". Friday is a busy day at the hospital so the doctor doesn't want to wait any longer. She actually wants the pitocin because she thinks it will give her more control over the epidural. It just pisses me off and I had to vent.
Sara, yay! I can't wait to hear the story!
Amanda, I am so sorry you're dealing with this with your daughter. I'm petrified of elementary school, too. Petrified. I had a pretty horrific time. I was desperately unpopular and dorky and uncool. The bullying that went on was abusive. So I get it, elementary school girls can be so sickeningly cruel. I don't have ideas yet, but I promise to think about this. Again, I'm sorry. Hugs and hugs and hugs.
ZippyGirl, I never answered you before about my going raw story! I have been vegan for many years, and I always loved raw food restaurants and preparation, and was intrigued by the idea of going all-raw because of how great I felt after eating a raw meal. So one day I just decided to do it. I was 100% raw for 4 months. I'm sorry to say I didn't get the results I'd hoped for. I'm certain now that it's because my diet was SO high-fat, which is a common issue with many "gourmet" raw diets. You know, lots of nut-based "crackers," pates, etc. And lots of avocado and olive oil. I was often very lethargic and tired. I LOOKED amazing - I lost about 7 or 8 pounds, and I had clear skin and bright eyes, but I just didn't feel as great as I thought I would. I actually started the the 80/10/10 diet (have you heard of this?) but it turns out that I was pregnant at the time, so I felt crappier than ever before. Plus my cooked-food cravings (BREAD OMG) got out-of-control. I figured my diet wasn't working for me, so I just started eating cooked food again. As it turns out, I was pregnant! So I don't know how the low-fat/high-carb raw vegan thing would have worked. I'm pretty sure now that a raw food diet can work if I limit the fat. I don't know if I'd want to try 80/10/10, but I think that the incredibly high fat content of the gourmet raw-food thing hinders my energy level like crazy. Days when I had a ton of fresh, organic green juice and smoothies, big salads, etc. I felt much better.