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post #21 of 90
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Originally Posted by typebug View Post

 

It's probably a good thing I can't walk down to the hawker centre anymore. I was living on roti prata (basically fried bread) a rich curry and Aloo Ghobi as a side -- buttery potatoes -- in the first trimester. 


OMG!  That sounds like the far more delicious version of what I wanted in the first tri.  I ended up eating a lot of instant ramen and tater tots.  Boo!

 

Singapore always sounded like food heaven for me-- my uncle and cousins are Indian, my husband is Filipino (so there's your Malay) and my MIL grew up in Hong Kong, so I <3 all three cuisines.

post #22 of 90

I just ate two jelly filled donuts in about 5 minutes. I regret nothing.

 

post #23 of 90
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

I just ate two jelly filled donuts in about 5 minutes. I regret nothing.

 

LOL!!!

 

i've been sooo good.  made borscht yesterday and a veggie/rice soup w/ the other items in our farm box.  today was a standing rib roast w/ steak fries (i have my frying lard on hand again as of this week for wings).  lots of beets, cabbages, carrots, apples, tangerines, and some chocolate.  

 

i wish i could eat jelly donuts!  in fact, gluten-free junk food is just not worth it, and the pain of eating gluten lasts for weeks, so i'm compromising on fried foods once a week.  i think i'd eat jelly beans by the lb if i had them on hand.  ah, farms, they just don't offer you the options that stores do!!!

post #24 of 90
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OMG!  That sounds like the far more delicious version of what I wanted in the first tri.  I ended up eating a lot of instant ramen and tater tots.  Boo!

Singapore always sounded like food heaven for me-- my uncle and cousins are Indian, my husband is Filipino (so there's your Malay) and my MIL grew up in Hong Kong, so I <3 all three cuisines.

The "straits" cuisine that you find from Singapore right up the coast of Malaysia is a fusion of South Indian, Malay, Indonesian and Chinese food. There are many many dishes that only are found here. That said it's not terribly healthy! Not many veggies, a lot of fried food. After a year we started to cook at home more to fortify our diets with veggies and leaner proteins. Singapore has the added benefit of being a city of immense wealth so there's also really high end Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong food to be had too. It's a great place to visit for a very broad overview of Asian Cuisine. My family is headed here to help with the baby but I know they are all just excited as to come back to the food!
post #25 of 90
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Originally Posted by buko View Post


OMG!  That sounds like the far more delicious version of what I wanted in the first tri.  I ended up eating a lot of instant ramen and tater tots.  Boo!

 

 

Me too - I had a few serious Pad Thai cravings, I craved so much salty stuff in the first Tri.  Now, its more sweets that I prefer.

post #26 of 90

I crave either icy blended drinks like slushies or partially blended smoothies, or cookies.  I spend hours at work thinking about the kinds of cookies in the coffee shop, and which kind i'll buy on my break.  Right now I'd rather have a mango smoothie with little chunks of ice.  mmmmmm
 

post #27 of 90

I gained 6 lbs in the last week. blush.gif It doesn't bother me, I think my body is playing catch-up. I highly doubt it will continue like that.

post #28 of 90
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Originally Posted by 1234babies View Post

I crave either icy blended drinks like slushies or partially blended smoothies, or cookies.  I spend hours at work thinking about the kinds of cookies in the coffee shop, and which kind i'll buy on my break.  Right now I'd rather have a mango smoothie with little chunks of ice.  mmmmmm
 

me too!  i have a bag and a half of mango in my freezer right now (and when the mango runs out, hubby makes runs for me) for just this craving!  i don't get cookies often, but have been really going for icy slushy things.  and will be ordering some nuts to start baking again.....

 

josie- i stepped on the scale last night.... i definitely shouldn't have!  i didn't look carefully, but i'm well over 160 and it looked only 4-5lbs shy of 170....  that said, i still feel great and baby is MUCH bigger!  so i'm with you- i doubt it will keep going at this rate, but it is what it's doing!

post #29 of 90
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Originally Posted by HouseofPeace View Post

me too!  i have a bag and a half of mango in my freezer right now (and when the mango runs out, hubby makes runs for me) for just this craving!  i don't get cookies often, but have been really going for icy slushy things.  and will be ordering some nuts to start baking again.....


I have eaten through like 5 bags of frozen mango this pregnancy!

post #30 of 90
At the Dr's office now. Anyone else bigger but not heavier? I figure it's muscle loss greensad.gif
post #31 of 90

I'm huge! Of course I;m having twins, but I've lost more weight.  So total weight gain now is at 3 pounds..... doctor didn't seem concerned at all because the babies were growing.

post #32 of 90

As of today, (33 weeks) I have gained 21 lbs and am measuring at 35 weeks.... I measured big with DD2 and small with DD1, and they were both right around 10 lbs, so I don't think it means much.  I am guessing for a baby just over 10 lbs.... hopefully under 11.  He is feeling pretty darn big though.

post #33 of 90

Whoa, BaileyandMikey, you've only gained 3 lbs? Wow. 

 

 

I'm at about 21 lbs total. I was overweight to begin with, but my OB thought I should gain 35 lbs. I seriously doubt that it's going to happen. 

post #34 of 90
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Whoa, BaileyandMikey, you've only gained 3 lbs? Wow. 

 

 

I'm at about 21 lbs total. I was overweight to begin with, but my OB thought I should gain 35 lbs. I seriously doubt that it's going to happen. 

YEs, only 3 pounds from my starting weight.  I was so sick the first few months and lived off zofran it was crazy.  My belly is measuring 36 weeks, and neither set of doctors I've seen have ever mentioned my weight.  They never say to try to gain or lose.... I do eat, not a ton because I swear with the babies in there, there is little room for food!  But I do eat, and I eat healthy.... 

post #35 of 90
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

As of today, (33 weeks) I have gained 21 lbs and am measuring at 35 weeks.... I measured big with DD2 and small with DD1, and they were both right around 10 lbs, so I don't think it means much.  I am guessing for a baby just over 10 lbs.... hopefully under 11.  He is feeling pretty darn big though.

 



I hope your little guy stays under 11 lbs! I am also worried about size because of DS1's size at birth, but so far this baby is measuring completely average. And I also just don't feel as large in the belly as I did with my oldest son. However, I've gained now 35 lbs or so (measured myself this week at my appt) and I wonder... where is the weight going? I'm definitely juicier than normal, but I feel like a lot of the weight is the baby himself. I feel like I can do 9 lbs. Anything more makes me nervous!

post #36 of 90

Anyone else just feeling huge and unattractive overall today.  My belly feels huge, my thighs feel huge, my butt feels huge, my arms feel huge, EVERYTHING feels huge.  I'm pretty sure even my nose is bigger.  For the most part, I've really enjoyed being pregnant but today it is wearing me down.

post #37 of 90
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Anyone else just feeling huge and unattractive overall today.  My belly feels huge, my thighs feel huge, my butt feels huge, my arms feel huge, EVERYTHING feels huge.  I'm pretty sure even my nose is bigger.  For the most part, I've really enjoyed being pregnant but today it is wearing me down.


YES!!  I made the mistake of going in the Target dressing room to try to find something that actually fit, and the mirrors were way, way too honest.  Huge says it all.  Also, 75% of the people at my students' recital last night told me I looked really tired, and the rest of them looked horrified when I said I had 2 months to go.  I don't REALLY care, but it's not great for morale. 

post #38 of 90

Yes, I am really struggling too. I feel big, puffy and gross. :/

post #39 of 90

same here.. :/ especially because I have had to sloooow way down due to my round ligament pain and with Christmas this week I know I am going to pack on pounds from eating too much sweets. :/

post #40 of 90
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Originally Posted by 1234babies View Post


YES!!  I made the mistake of going in the Target dressing room to try to find something that actually fit, and the mirrors were way, way too honest.  Huge says it all.  Also, 75% of the people at my students' recital last night told me I looked really tired, and the rest of them looked horrified when I said I had 2 months to go.  I don't REALLY care, but it's not great for morale. 

NEVER GET INTO THE DRESSING ROOMS!  i can't believe how horrible those lights and mirrors make me look!  i now buy things, take them home, and return.  i really don't have the emotional energy to see my lumps and bumps under those lights.  i also live in a house w/ one full-size mirror behind a door in the kids room (the girls love it), so 99% of the time, i don't have to see my full lumpiness!!!  

 

Went shopping w/ hubby yesterday w/ husband and kept getting glimpses of myself in mirrors and windows and such, and was like 'wow- i'm REALLY pregnant!'  HA!

 

i've been blessed though, everyone around here is like '8 weeks?  that's, like, wow.  you're almost done!'-- love being around people who have had kids!!!

 

that said, i'm getting the flushed hormones.  for the month before i deliver, i have bright red puffy cheeks.  i don't get cold, and my face is always red and i look sleepy and puffy and just blech.  i'm pretending that i don't look that way, b/c i don't feel that way, but i saw some face pics and was horrified at how RED my face was! 

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