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post #41 of 77

esp831- yummy.gif caaaaake! Dribble!

 

The idea of cake may just make me get off my booty and walk to the shops.. for cake... that would totally wreck the good the exercise did tho huh 

post #42 of 77
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esp I take a vitamin D supplement, here in Utah we get wicked inversions in the winter months and I swear months go by here in the valley with no sunshine, plus vitamin D boost immunity and has been shown to greatly reduce risks in pregnancy. I use Garden of Life RAW D3, and I take 5000 IU daily.

 

When I had my first daughter, I thought it would be so emotionally painful, after my childhood experiences, but honestly it has been quite the opposite...it has been such a healing and freeing experience to raise two beautiful, strong, vibrant girls that are loved and protected; in many ways it has been the ultimate catharsis. It's funny, I think my complete and utter terror at how vulnerable I would feel having a girl prohibited me from tuning and accepting that both of my daughterswere in fact girls, right up until their birth. Converesely, it has been supremely rewarding raising a little boy who worships his sisters and is gentle and kind. While I am sad that there are so many of us who have experienced trauma, i am grateful to get to know each one of you and even more grateful we get to go through our pregnancies together! grouphug.gif

 

In other news, I am completely obsessed with making and eating Greek yogurt right now, with frozen raspberries, flax seed, and pistachios....Mmmmmmmmmm. Hope all is well with you mamas!

post #43 of 77

I have been reading a lot about the importance of Vit D in pregnancy - and at a greater dose than was previously thought safe or necessary -  but am still unsure about taking it in the first trimester.  I plan to take 1000 IU - Nordic Naturals Vit D3 - but I'll probably wait a couple more weeks before I start.  Here are some links about Vit D and dha:

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352376/vitamin-d3-and-dha

post #44 of 77

travelmumma, zebrachick, darkblue- huge hugs, mamas!

 

We've had one ER trip for IV fluids so far.  With my first, there were 8 trips in the first trimester...so I feel like this is good!  I've been put on the max dose of diclectin and so far things are manageable.  Funny though, I'm so much for sick with this one than # 2 and 3.  I thought it would get progressively better...ha!

 

I don't take vit. D supplements but we get a lot of good sunshine throughout the year here and we make sure to soak it up very often. 

 

My midwife suggested I take omega 3 (I think) supplements along with prenatal vits and folic acid. 
 

post #45 of 77
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Wondering if any other mamas have low vit d (I'll bet the other Seattle mamas do winky.gif).  I understand how important it is to have adequate d intake.  Does anyone else use supplements?  If so, what brand?  I'm sure I could get a good recommendation at school, but I'd rather hear from a pregnant lady.

 

esp, have you had your levels checked? It is on my "to do" list.  Although, I am sure that being in Seattle you can probably guess your results. winky.gif

 

I take 1000-2000 iu D3 daily during the winter (plus the 400 iu that was in my multi-vit).  Currently I am getting 800 iu in my pre-natal vitamin (rainbow light) and am spending a fair amount of time in the sun with the kiddos now (plus I am fair skinned) so I am comfortable with getting it from the sun. From what I read being in shorts and a tank top in the sun for 20-30 minutes a few days a week is giving me what I need. And since you can't over dose from being in the sun I am much more comfortable with going that route. orngbiggrin.gif

 

(On a side note, this winter I supplemented my kids with 1000 iu D3 and 1000 Vitamin C daily. Neither of my girls missed a day of school and stayed really healthy despite many of their playmates getting sick and missing school. My little guy did get some sort of virus that gave him a cough and fever for almost a week but I doubled his vitamin d and did lots of nursing and he recovered beautifully without resorting to pharmaceuticals. I have no doubt a doctor would have prescribed an antibiotic. eyesroll.gif  I am a huge believer in vitamin D)!

post #46 of 77

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post #47 of 77
I have not had my vit D levels checked, but since I am in Seattle, I would be surprised if it wasn't low. I will ask my midwife tomorrow.
post #48 of 77
Darkblue!!! I had a dream about you last night! (This happens a lot when I am pregnant...I get these super vivid, detailed dreams). Anyway, you had had an ultrasound and it was most definitely a GIRL. Take it for what you will...I'm not saying I it means anything. It was just too vivid of a dream not to share! orngbiggrin.gif
post #49 of 77
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Darkblue!!! I had a dream about you last night! (This happens a lot when I am pregnant...I get these super vivid, detailed dreams). Anyway, you had had an ultrasound and it was most definitely a GIRL. Take it for what you will...I'm not saying I it means anything. It was just too vivid of a dream not to share! orngbiggrin.gif

 

 

 Tropicana, you literally had me spitting out my tea, that is soooo crazy because last night out of the blue, DH put his hands on my tummy and says "I am just getting these crazy strong girl vibes" and not that he isn't awesome....but he usually doesn't just blurt out that he has been harboring some intuition about our child's gender....and now your dream?!? I am going to have *such* a tough time not finding out this time I think, lol.

 

I had this really weird dream where it felt like I spent half the night pouring vanilla coconut milk into a blender and looking for saigon cinnamon shrug.gif

In other news, I am 10 weeks today!!

Hope all is well with you mamas, I need to go tackle the dish mountain that I left last night....ick.

post #50 of 77
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I had this really weird dream where it felt like I spent half the night pouring vanilla coconut milk into a blender and looking for saigon cinnamon shrug.gif

In other news, I am 10 weeks today!!

Hope all is well with you mamas, I need to go tackle the dish mountain that I left last night....ick.

 

The dishes can make me gag...ugh.  I was away from the weekend and though DH put them in the dishwasher he didn't run them.  The smell that was there when I opened the door made me gag!  Did one load today with my three year old.  It's so cute that he wants to help me!

 

I'm still having food aversions here.  It's horrible that I feel like the only thing I can handle is bland starchy foods.  I hate feeling so nauseaous.  I think every morning I wake up gagging.  Going to be 9 weeks this weekend...

 

Any special plans for the holiday weekend over here for people in the US?  Supposed to be rainy where I am.  I'm looking forward to eating a lot of watermelon.  About the only thing I'm craving right now!

post #51 of 77

*Gag*- The dishes have made me sick a few times! In fact i haven't done them since finding out. Lucky DH is so adorable and supportive!

 

Had our first midwife appt yesterday! It was good. We just chatted and drank tea with DH for two hours. She asked how I would feel if I had to have a C Section, and it was really nice to blurt out all my feelings even if they didn't make sense or I didn't like them.

She asked DH what he thinks his role will be at the birth etc. Was good!

 

I am sooooooo excited about the birth its ridiculous!

 

And there is a definite bump there today! Its even there when i lie on my back, so no hiding it now *huge cheesy grin*

 

On a funny side note, I ordered a baby bjorn carrier and it arrived yesterday... I was so excited to use it that I stuck a bag of potatoes in it and walked around.... But that wasn't good enough..... Lets just say "My poor cat" hehehe

post #52 of 77
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travelmumma-Congrats on what sounds like a great midwife appt. and an awesome baby purchase!

 

AFM-I am about to have a nervous breakdown. I NEEEEEED mashed potatoes and somehow I am OUT OF POTATOES!?!?! Waaaaaah! How does this even happen? And right now our Hyundai is in the shop and DH has our van and will be at work for another three insanely looooong far far away hours. bawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gifbawling.gif

 

Sorry. I know it is dramatic and petty what with real world problems happening and all but it feels like a crisis right now. A Huge. Horrible. Crisis.

post #53 of 77

Oh DarkBlue- I totally understand!!!!!! I neeeeeeeded frozen carrot cake the other day. DH was at work with our only working car.. I cried because i needed cake so bad

post #54 of 77

Travelmumma- I hate to be a baby carrier snob, but the Bjorn carriers are known to give babies hip problems since they are "crotch danglers." They are also really bad for your back and babies should never be facing out which the Bjorn supports. I hope you can get another carrier, like a mei tai. 

Again, I really don't want to come off as brash, but I hope you can get a safer carrier!! If you only wanted to purchase one more, I'd suggest getting a mei tai or soft structured carrier like an ergo, as you can wear small babies on up to toddlers in them. Personally, I like have a ton of different kinds for different outings, (and innings, since there is no way my family would be able to eat if I didn't wear my babies!) There are slings, ring-slings, stretchy wraps, woven wraps, k'tans, mei tais, and structured carriers, all of which are safer then the crotch dangler types if worn correctly! 

Sorry for the rant! 

Who else wears babies and has something to say about carriers? What are your favorite kinds for different ages? I still can wear my 2.5 year old and sometimes even my five year old if she's really tired. (She's only about 34 lbs :)

post #55 of 77
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travelmumma- hug.gif we are kindred food craving breakdown sisters! I am soo glad someone else understands my pain!

 

purposefuldoula-I make mei-tais...I loooooooooove them. A friend of mine's sister makes ones that are like the moby wraps, and I broke down and bought one for DS, it is great for newborn-carrying, but beyond that it is a royal pain, and I dunno, maybe it's because I have used mei-tais for three children now, but I just love them.

 

I have this (awful) picture of me, but super cute picture of my girlies, and DD2 is in one of the mei-tais I made when she was little, albeit in a really sloppy carry, lol.

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post #56 of 77

Thanks for that advice.

The baby bjorn will not be our main carrier. A friend was getting rid of it for $10 so i got it as a surprise for DH as a kind of joke. (He loves anything with buckles lol)

We prob won't use it.

I have ordered a woven wrap too, which we plan on being our number one :) So not to worry :)

 

Dark Blue- it seems you and I are have bunches in common! Due dates and everything haha

post #57 of 77

Oh also- I just went out and bought two maternity shirts and I got two iron on transfers

"Oops I ate a seed" - with a pic of a watermelon on it

"Don't unwrap til Christmas" with a bow!

 

I plan on making them and then using them to announce this bub to the rest of the family! Too cute

post #58 of 77

Squee! DarkBlue, your bean is so stinkin' cute in that carrier! love.gif

 

 

Still having a little nausea if I forget to eat every couple of hours. But otherwise, my m/s is finally gone. In other news, I felt my first flutter last night. Brightened my whole day. energy.gif

post #59 of 77
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Squee! DarkBlue, your bean is so stinkin' cute in that carrier! love.gif

 

Agreeing :)

 

 

Still having a little nausea if I forget to eat every couple of hours. But otherwise, my m/s is finally gone. In other news, I felt my first flutter last night. Brightened my whole day. energy.gif

Oh wow!!!! you are feeling little movements already????? I am jealous!!!

I keep feeling dull ?thuds?? but i think its muscle stretching, and sometimes something that feels like a muscle twitching in my side... but i don't think its bub yet :(

post #60 of 77

If he likes buckles, definitely look into an Ergo or similar!  :-)  I love my Ergo and my Moby.

 

I'm about 98% sure that I am feeling movement.  So nice!

 

And . . . DH took the kids for a walk in the woods yesterday and I *accomplished something*!  I applied for medicaid for myself and my kids.  I only qualify because of being pg - I have other insurance but it's a high-deductible plan and in case I end up in the hospital for any reason (and also to get some dental care I need) I want to be covered.  My kids have been on medicaid in our previous state but obviously if we don't live there anymore we need to get set up here.  So that's been bothering me for over a month now and it felt so good to get it done.  I have to submit proof of pregnancy, which I don't have, but my SIL is an OB/GYN, which in general is useless to me since I wouldn't have a baby in her hospital if I could possibly help it, but she agreed to write me a letter so I don't have to go running around trying to get an appointment just for that.  thumb.gif  Now to find a doctor who will take us on and who I think we can work with . . ..

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