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post #141 of 250
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

ROTFLMAO.gifI don't think I could put anything that size in my mouth without puking.  That is sooo funny!


OMG! Seriously, the gag reflex that comes with ms would definitely preclude any thoughts of such a thing!

post #142 of 250
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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

Now I've got muffins on the brain eat.gif  We tried new gluten-free blueberry muffins a few days back, and they were yuck.  Gave me a stomachache on top of nausea!  Waffles sweetened with fruit juice and agave did the same, actually.  Maybe my sweet tooth is going into retirement -- boo!

 

Which GF ones did you try?  Just curious, I've tried a BUNCH of different ones...

post #143 of 250
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

I have found the nausea is more or less gone.  The fatigue is much better too.  I am also suffering from the pregnancy insomnia though.  I go to bed at 10 and lay awake until after 11 even though I'm tired.  Then, if I wake during the night for any reason it takes forever to fall back asleep.  I bet the fatigue would disappear if this darn insomnia does too.  Although, last night at about 3 I realized I was awake because I was hungry.  I had a half glass of milk and was able to fall back asleep much more quickly.  Today seems to be a hollow day (it is not yet noon and I've had 2 boiled eggs, a pumpkin muffin, and a huge turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce) so maybe the pregnancy hunger is kicking in.

 

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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

This pregnancy insomnia is getting a bit ridiculous! I go to bed around 10 and then wake up at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and then at 7:30 DD is up for the day. But then I am tired all day! I am only getting up once to pee, the rest of the time I am just tossing and turning. In good news though, I am 10 weeks and 4 days today and I have had no MS yet today! Woohoo! Hopefully it will stay this way now. I still have kind of a funny taste in my mouth off and on but overall I don't feel very pukey.

 

I know this is going to sound really strange, but I found that I was also waking all night long and staying awake.  But IF I go to the bathroom, even if I don't feel like I have to go, and have a drink of water, I go right back to sleep.  Sure it's really, really annoying that I have to get up 5 times a night, but at least I go back to sleep!

 

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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

LOL!

 

I read online that some guy was trying to sell the idea that blow jobs were the best cure for morning sickness. Maybe he was right!? His idea was that by taking in the baby's father's genetics it helped your body acclimate to it and your body stopped having a reaction to his genetics and making you sick.

 

OK, I will have to read this to DH when he gets home, just to see his reaction.  I have been so sick for the passed 5 days I can't even wash the dishes.  I think his reaction will be "I don't think you could do that with your MS" which is absolutely correct.  

 

I was gagging on toothpaste Sunday/Monday it was so bad.  I lost 4 pounds in those days.  And I was eating, just not very much.  Thank you for acupuncture.  We had a long weekend here and we *thought* I was through the MS because I had had very little MS last week.  So I saw her last Thursday and my next appointment was the following Tuesday.  By Saturday night, I was starting with MS and Sunday, well it was horrendous.  Monday and Monday night, just as bad.  My stomach felt like this tight hard ball.  Monday night I didn't sleep well, the MS was that bad. I have never had it that bad - I don't think.  I could be wrong, it has been 7 years.  Tuesday I saw the acupuncturist in the afternoon and it stopped almost immediately after she finished.  OMG, such a relief.  My anxiety was really getting bad, and I was starting to feel really depressed (as sometimes happens when you have chronic illnesses that are debilitating and there seems no relief in sight!).  She told me to go home and relax!  I slept last night, 6 hours straight.  I woke up with a little MS and a very sore stomach - as in, felt like I had done too many crunches.  Today I feel like there must be rainbows in the sky or something because I feel terrific.  

 

Other then the MS I don't even feel pregnant, yup boobs are bigger, but not as sore. 

post #144 of 250
Mmm pumpkin muffins, I made some a couple weeks ago just from the first recipe that popped up on google, delicious!

Ugh the fatigue, it's pretty low level until about 3pm or so and then BAM, I'm exhausted. Made for some not very fun evenings this week, especially since we are really trying to potty train DD and while she is doing well at daycare (1-2 accidents there and always when she is playing outside) she is not using the potty at all at home. I even had her on the potty then 10 minutes later she peed in her underwear (at least she tells me) in her high chair. I've been putting her in a diaper after the first accident at home as I am too tired to follow her around and since she hasn't gone in the potty at home in a long time, I'm just not sure what the deal is. Maybe we need a new potty. Anyway, enough venting! I'm glad she's doing well at daycare since she needs to be trained before going to the 3 year old room and she will be three in November!
post #145 of 250
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Originally Posted by Quinalla View Post

Mmm pumpkin muffins, I made some a couple weeks ago just from the first recipe that popped up on google, delicious!
Ugh the fatigue, it's pretty low level until about 3pm or so and then BAM, I'm exhausted. Made for some not very fun evenings this week, especially since we are really trying to potty train DD and while she is doing well at daycare (1-2 accidents there and always when she is playing outside) she is not using the potty at all at home. I even had her on the potty then 10 minutes later she peed in her underwear (at least she tells me) in her high chair. I've been putting her in a diaper after the first accident at home as I am too tired to follow her around and since she hasn't gone in the potty at home in a long time, I'm just not sure what the deal is. Maybe we need a new potty. Anyway, enough venting! I'm glad she's doing well at daycare since she needs to be trained before going to the 3 year old room and she will be three in November!

Yes, I thought my fatigue was lifting, but after work yesterday I was exhausted.  I realize it was the 4 day weekend that tricked me into thinking the fatigue was lifting! haha.  Thankfully it's already Wednesday, only 3 more days to go...

 

For your DD, could you try trainers at home?  If she's not having poop accidents they'd be really easy to clean, just throw them in the wash and it would mean no pee messes for you to clean up (as an EC mom I know how annoying cleaning up pee all the time can get! lol)  I also know it's pretty common for kids to do better at daycare than at home.  I have about 3 friends who had the same experience that you are having with DD ~ dry at daycare, and not wanting to use the potty at home.  Good luck!

post #146 of 250

Thank goodness my cold is starting to go away!  It's not really fair that your immune system gets depressed when you're pregnant.  DH and I work at a university and while I have little contact with the students he has a ton and college kids aren't the most considerate when it comes to not spreading germs.  Working from home one last day but I should be good to go tomorrow <knock wood>.  I really hate to waste boss-less days slacking at home, lol.

 

And, I think my m/s is starting to ease up too!  Still tired and often in need of a nap, but less nausea and whatnot.  I don't know if it's just because I'm progressing or if the unisom+b6 combo is keeping it away but I'll take it.  I was starting to get a bit depressed.  

 

My boobs are taking on a life of their own and I'm slightly concerned they may be plotting to take over the world.  They're HUGE and perky!

 

Hopefully one of these days I'll feel up to baking something more complicated than pillsbury cinnamon rolls.

post #147 of 250

Lol to the boobs! Mine are huge and perky too. I think I must be feeling pretty well because I have accomplished so much the last 2 days. Yesterday I dismantled the fridge and cleaned it and put it back together, and even washed all the gross tupperware that had moldy leftovers in it. Today DD and I picked out a few cookie recipes and a Thai Chicken Soup recipe to try and went shopping for the ingredients. We then made some cookies and I am still going with them. Probably won't get to the soup until tomorrow but it is nice to feel up to speed. My laundry pile on the other hand is going to take over the world.

post #148 of 250
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Originally Posted by jacquelinej View Post

 

Which GF ones did you try?  Just curious, I've tried a BUNCH of different ones...


Udi's.  I wanted to like them, but they just did not sit well. :\  While we're on the topic, I am relatively new to GF living -- do you have experience baking with GF flour?  Is it worth it?

post #149 of 250

GF baked goods can be really good, I think it's just matter of finding the right blend and recipes that work for you.  I might not be a ton of help as my kids are also egg-free which changes things a lot.

post #150 of 250
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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post


Udi's.  I wanted to like them, but they just did not sit well. :\  While we're on the topic, I am relatively new to GF living -- do you have experience baking with GF flour?  Is it worth it?

 

We are gluten free because DD is intolerant/allergic and I am celiac.  

 

We use mostly GF mixes that are already pre-mixed.  I have thought about buying individual mixes and making my own mix but we don't have a lot of space to store a lot of flour AND we can't get them in Japan.  I would need to order them from the US or bring them over and since I am counting the months until we return it's not worth it for us.  I think it is worth it if you can find a mix recipe (tons on the web) that works for your baking.  The flours are much cheaper to order individually online.  We will go to this method once we move to a bigger place (a year away, possibly longer).

 

I am surprised, usually Udi's is a win, for the most part, for us.  We got a millet and chia bread from the freezer at Whole foods and it is the closest I have come to a whole grain texture and good taste GF bread.  It even has a 'crusty' crust, which I love.  I have noticed with this pregnancy though that some of my favorite foods taste a little strange.  Did the whole family hate them?  If not, I would try them again post-pregnancy.

 

One thing you might want to be aware of is that although the pre-mixes (like Betty Crocker) are easy and taste good, they do still have a lot of additional stuff added to them which makes them considerably less healthy.  We don't use them that often unless I am in a huge hurry (like I need brownies in 2 hours for a party).  I prefer the Pamela's all purpose mix right now for our general baking needs which are usually planned a day in advance.

 

If you have any other questions, we can start a new thread.  We've been at this GF stuff for a while.  winky.gif

post #151 of 250
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

GF baked goods can be really good, I think it's just matter of finding the right blend and recipes that work for you.  I might not be a ton of help as my kids are also egg-free which changes things a lot.

 

I find this to be true too.  While egg free the blend I had the most luck with was 2-3 parts brown rice flour to 1 part tapioca starch plus some xanthan gum.  With eggs, I like coconut flour because it's so nice not to have a whole bunch of ingredients to deal with!

post #152 of 250

This is amazing.  I am on day 4 of not feeling awful.  I am only take 1 zofran a day (split in 1/3s) and feeling ok as opposed to 3 and still feeling awful.  I have never had MS lift this quickly and I am so thankful.  I have had so many people praying for me and I know that has made a difference.  I also went for acupuncture on friday and will go again on tuesday. 

post #153 of 250

That's great cobabymaker! This is the earliest I have ever had my ms go away, too. I actually am enjoying feeling positive about my pregnancy and being more brave in my eating choices. It's nice to feel like you have some actual control over your body.

post #154 of 250

I was doing fine until this week and then something hit me! I think that it is a combination of ms and a cold, but my nausea and exhaustion have been really bad for about 6 days, and I have had a bad headache come and go for about 4 days, along with feeling achey and a sore throat. Are headaches ever a pregnancy symptom?
 

post #155 of 250
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Originally Posted by radiowave View Post

I was doing fine until this week and then something hit me! I think that it is a combination of ms and a cold, but my nausea and exhaustion have been really bad for about 6 days, and I have had a bad headache come and go for about 4 days, along with feeling achey and a sore throat. Are headaches ever a pregnancy symptom?
 


For me, a headache is a sign that I either need to drink more water or be less stressed.
post #156 of 250

morning sickness has returned the last few days after a random break.. i think its been particularly bad today because i didnt eat any protein whatsoever yest so ive been eating loads of protein today.. which has strangely helped.

Ive also been getting tonnes of headaches damn head.. and spd is continuing to be massively painful... been told to sleep in my hip belt to try and ease the pain.. where is everyone now.. im 10 1/2 weeks.. my midwife appointment is weds :) nervous much !!

post #157 of 250
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Ive also been getting tonnes of headaches damn head.. and spd is continuing to be massively painful... been told to sleep in my hip belt to try and ease the pain.. where is everyone now.. im 10 1/2 weeks.. my midwife appointment is weds :) nervous much !!

Ugh, aren't the headaches gross??  I am not prone to them normally but seem to be getting one most afternoons!  I think likely because that's when the fatigue hits?  I dunno.  I drink a tonn of water, so I know it's not that.  A weak chai tea seems to help get rid of them.

post #158 of 250

I have actually had the worst nausea in the past few days, go figure. I am just 9 wks. Although I can't really complain, what I have doesn't hold a candle to "real" ms, and for that I am thankful.

post #159 of 250

I think week 9 is usually the roughest for ms.

post #160 of 250
Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I think week 9 is usually the roughest for ms.

 

 

I hope week 9 is better than my week 8.  I have been nausous all the time and even food doesn't help, which it used to. 

 

Is anyone else having strange dreams?  I usually rarely dream, but the past 5-6 nights I have had very vivid and strange dreams, although i'm not preggers in any of them. 

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