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Things you are not supposed to "do/eat/drink" in pregnancy....that I HAVE!!!

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I loved this thread on my last DDC board. It was so much fun. Add your info if you want!!!!

 

So, this pregnancy so far I have.....

Eaten cheese made with, gasp, raw milk...granted, it is cheddar....but, its still made with raw milk...lolol

Eaten the few steaks I craved rare....

Continued to have my 1/2 cup of coffee each morning....

Lift things "over the limit" ALL the time (I have a 31 pound toddler!!!!)

Had a bit of raw seafood....from the place that I eat sushi once a week when not pregnant-- the only reason I would chance that one

Rode a jet ski...lolol

Had a pedicure and massage in the first trimester (and didn't tell that I was pregnant)

Put a semi perm color gloss on my hair a few weeks ago

And.....

Will be having a small glass of champagne at my friends wedding in a few weeks!!!thumb.gif

 

I did all these things in my first pregnancy, and felt fine about it....although I am sure I was a bit more nervous...but with a happy and healthy 2.5 year old running around I have taken none of the extreme scare tactics to heart this time.

 

I think we are all smart enough to make moderate choices that seem right for us and our babies....certainly the women I have met on the mothering boards are!

post #2 of 17

I'll play.

went horseback riding very early on...8 wks.  though probably woudn't do that again, lol

ate blue cheese

eat raw egg in cookie dough (home chooks, though)

I lay on my back for about five minutes eat night as I get tired of tossing from side to side with aching hips...

I take reallly hot baths.

 

This is my fifth and so far none of these have killed me--though, again, horseback riding (it was five minutes) could have, I suppose.

 

I'm really not a risk taker in any way, lol.

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Your 5th????
Dannic...I bow down to you.
I often worry that I won't be able to handle mommyhood with two kids...so I any wisdom you can share would be greatly appreciated!!!
Honestly, going from 0-1 was such a game changer for us in unexpected ways that I actually think we may fare better going from 1-2 since we are fully in the parenting groove now. smile.gif
Fingers crossed!!!!
post #4 of 17

I can't imagine what your body must feel like in your 5th preg! This is my 2nd and it's so much achier than my first! My brother and sister in law have 11 kids though (she had 6, he had 4 and they had 1 together - have full custody of them all) - so I can imagine what a house full of kids is like. :-)

 

Let's see:

 

I take baths hotter than I should (but the water doesn't cover my entire belly)

eat raw cheese - love brie!!

I drank and entire glass of wine on my birthday (didn't drink at all last time)

I'm taking uva ursi - which my midwife told me to take - but everything I read says not to

I've been lifting a 32 lb toddler this whole time

I dye my hair - and did in the 1st tri too

 

Not really sure what else? I definitely make DH do the cat box - but mostly bc I just love the break. :-)

 

Cindy

post #5 of 17

Mmmm I don't have TOO many things since a lot of them have to do with meat and I'm a vegetarian but I have a couple of things. 

 

Eaten Brie

Eaten blue cheese

spent a bit of time in a hot tub (although not really as mostly i just sat on the edge and put my legs in)

Eaten raw cookie dough

totally lift things 'over the limit'

post #6 of 17
I don't take orbitals, I've had deli sandwiches and I definitely lift over the weight limit.. Oh and I sleep on my back whenever that it's most comfortable!
Dannic- this is my fifth too smile.gif

Cindy- every pregnancy is different no matter how many you have. My second one was pretty uncomfortable and I had SPD at the end. My third was a breeze.. So easy and comfortable all the easy till the end. My fourth was pretty uncomfortable and I gestures two Weeks longer than I ever had. This time I've been poetry comfortable again! Other than wicked morning sickness, this pregnancy had been a piece of cake! So don't worry they don't just get worse and worse
post #7 of 17

I so dont mind doing many of these things...I didnt even know that some of them were no no's!

 

-Hot tub- I used the hot tub a lot, but its not comfortable anymore :( I stayed in until I was not comfortable). I kept waiting for someone to say something to me but they didn't (even if they thought it)

 

- I eat deli meat and cheese as I feel

 

- I color my hair

 

-I've eaten raw eggs in baking

 

- I sleep how ever I am comfortable, left side, right side, back and stomach (when it was comfortable)

 

-i've had a few sips of DH's beer...its so hot out and the beer is sooooo cold and refreshing

 

- I work a very physical job and people keep expecting me to stop soon but I have actually taken an extra day on for a bit :)

 

I'm sure there are other things.

post #8 of 17

Amanda: So good to know that each successive preg doesn't get worse and worse! I was wondering how Mrs Duggar managed. LOL. And it's awesome you're having such a comfie preg this time! :-)

 

Cindy

post #9 of 17

Hmm, I had another quote on here...well, fwiw:

My most difficult transition was from 2 to 3 children--we were outnumbered!  lol.  But I also had ppd and that has to be factored in. Something that is helpful is to be gentle with yourself and all family members during the transitionary time.  For us, that's usually been about 3 months.  Then, it's like everything clicks and life gets into a routine again.  And as far as having more kids, they take more work, yes, but as they get older, they can take on more responsibility.  I have an almost 10 yr old now who is my right arm--he is a huge help; but really, so is my soon to be 8 yr old daughter.  So things get easier that way, too.  It's not like they stay in an eternal toddlerhood, thank heavens!  It is way easier being pregnant with my 5th in that way than it was with my 2nd or 3rd.  Those were tougher; I feel like I'm on easy street now, lol.  (Don't misunderstand me--my kids get plenty of play time, ect, but they can get their own drinks, some can bathe themselves, ect. and take on some houselhold responsibilities also.)  Please note I am not depicting myself as lying on the couch on MDC with bon bons, lol...though there are days I would prefer it, hehe.

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Originally Posted by Vegan Princess View Post

I can't imagine what your body must feel like in your 5th preg! This is my 2nd and it's so much achier than my first! My brother and sister in law have 11 kids though (she had 6, he had 4 and they had 1 together - have full custody of them all) - so I can imagine what a house full of kids is like. :-)

 

Let's see:

 

I take baths hotter than I should (but the water doesn't cover my entire belly)

eat raw cheese - love brie!!

I drank and entire glass of wine on my birthday (didn't drink at all last time)

I'm taking uva ursi - which my midwife told me to take - but everything I read says not to

I've been lifting a 32 lb toddler this whole time

I dye my hair - and did in the 1st tri too

 

Not really sure what else? I definitely make DH do the cat box - but mostly bc I just love the break. :-)

 

Cindy

Actually, this has been my best/easiest pregnancy by far.  My body totally knows what to do now, lol.  Aside from a bit of morning sickness, and now feeling big, I could almost forget I am pregnant!  (well, that and the kicks!)  My first was really rough *to me* though not overly awful in any way.  My second was much better.  MY third, I developed antepartum depression, and my fourth was what I thought was bliss.  But now I know my fourth was *almost* bliss, because my fifth really is the blissful one, hehe.  If this continues, I could be on my way to being a mother of many!  Well, maybe a few more...

post #10 of 17

Dannic: I know what you mean. :-) My SIL has 11 kids in her house but she gets out to lunch w/friends and out for hikes often and gets a lot more alone time w/my brother than I do w/my DH and we only have 1. But her kids range from 4 to 19 with 3 of them being 17 or older. She has lots of helpers, lots who can do a lot for themselves and who can help out with the younger ones. She's still crazy busy with school drop offs and pickups and shopping for and cooking for 13 people, etc. Now I have absolutely NO idea how the octomom does it. Her 8 were born right around when my DD was born. I cannot even fathom 8 3.5 yr olds!! But that's not natural.

 

Cindy

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I just knew that I would LOVE this thread!! It always sparks a lot of info sharing!

Thanks to all who have shared. Dannic, I certainly dont imagine you sitting around with Bon bons....and I completely get what you are saying. Lolol I am the oldest of 4, and loved to help with the babies (my sis is 8 years younger and bro is 10 years younger). I changed lots of diapers and tended to them often.
I think 0 to 1 was so difficult for me because I had pretty severe PPD that I kept well hidden from everyone (except my poor spouse) for my sons first year and didn't get help in the form of counseling and nutritional treatment until just after his first birthday. This time I have supports in place, should I be "gifted" with PPD instead...so I hope his transition is more smooth. smile.gif
And, glad to hear about the different pregnancies. I have been blessed to have two relatively easy ones, although this has certainly been tougher. I thought it was because I am working and caring for a toddler....and have no time or money to do all the lovely stuff like yoga, Pilates, the gym, dinner with friends, long leisurely walks...etc. like I did in my first pregnancy. LoLOLOL!!!

Now if only the wives tale of he 2nd labor being shorter would hold true. I would love to shave a little time off of my 22 hour unmedicated first labor if at all possible. wink1.gif
post #12 of 17

oh and coffee. love me and need me some coffee. I couldn't take it for the first couple of months and still can't take a whole bunch of shots in it but I don't deny myself my love of the white mocha.

post #13 of 17

oh, the lifting...yes, having a 35 lb toddler impairs my mobility, lol.  With my last, I had a sort of incompetant cervix, so I really tried not to lift, but this time, I'm all better, lol and will carry ds if needed.  Not that it isn't tiring after awhile, though. 

post #14 of 17
This thread is awesome. I'll play too! So far I have...
- had a couple small glasses of wine (a 1 oz pour at 27 weeks, and 3 oz tonight celebrating a raise I just got)
-eaten deli meat repeatedly (I crave Subway, oddly... But I do heat the meat up)
-had blue cheese a few times
-had hot dogs
-painted a room
-have had coffee at least 3x a week
-have been lifting my 28 pound toddler all over kingdom come
-sleep on my back when I need to (hurts to lay on my side too long)
-had runny egg yolk a couple times

I'm sure there is more!
post #15 of 17

Oh yeah, I've had lots of runny egg yolk. I never knew until recently that it was considered a no no even. Oh well, my eggs come from my own chickens - I know they are healthy.

 

Micromama: Congrats on your raise!!

 

Cindy

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Congrats on the raise micromama!

Cindy...that is awesome, you can't get any fresher!!!! Yum!
post #17 of 17

Thanks ladies! It came at such a great time-- what a relief. :)

Cindy-- that is so cool! I've always wanted my own chicken coop!

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