Weekly Chat 3/18-3/24 - Page 2
I can't handle caffeine anyway but my best friend, who was a 3+ cup a day drinker pre-pregnancy, is now 8 months and has been drinking one cup of coffee every morning throughout her pregnancy with the go ahead from her midwife and all seems to be perfectly fine. I think its kind of like the alcohol issue in that it is more about moderation than anything.
I'd never heard the licorice or cinnamon ones either! In my last pregnancy I totally ate raw fish sushi and unpastuerized cheese/yogurt. Only from producers I was really confident in but I ate it nonetheless. I definitely wouldn't have eaten like supermarket raw fish sushi or anything and I was pretty strict about deli case meats. It had a lot to do with freshness for me I guess.
I'm really strict about what I eat here, no coffee, and if I drink tea it's chamomile. No soft cheeses. And no sushi. If I'm getting food from anywhere besides my own kitchen it has to be on the safe list and piping hot.
11.2 weeks today and feeling pretty good. I've managed to knock my hip out of whack again as I'm limping to compensate. Off to see a dr this morning I need to re-fill a prescription only to find my regular dr has left the practice. She was amazing so I'm feeling a bit anxious about seeing a stranger.
According to my doctor, and studies I have read, up to 200mg/day is considered safe. For comparison a 20oz bottle of coke has about 50mg and a 8oz cup of coffee has about 100mg.
I myself was a multiple cup of coffee drinker/day and I tried to cut caffeine out complete but it just did not work. Maybe if I wasn't student teaching and could have actually taken the time to rest during the day I could have handled it, but it's me against 19 6-7 year olds and that 100mg/day really is the difference (for me) between sanity and insanity.
I think I am like everyone else that I like feeling the baby move. But there is not a single other thing I'm into about being pregnant. It's just endless months of ickiness. That only get worse (well, besides the first trimester stuff that suck pretty hard too).
I'm actually doing pretty ok these days. 12 or 13 weeks depending on LMP vs NT scan measurement dating. And I'm not nauseus, although food still interests me very little and cooking NOT AT ALL. Food is just not something I want to deal with more than I need to. No libido, feel really fat and gross already. DP is shocked at the libido vanishing act. Hoping it comes back in the second trimester.
Oh, and I've eaten sushi, drank 1-2 cups of coffee a day on the weekend (at work only), done yoga ... and now I'm worried that I've done something that hurt this baby. Not worth it. Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer, but it's just the place I'm in right now. Hopefully I will have better news tomorrow after my Dr appointment, FX please!
You're not a downer. We all have fears, anxieties then something happens and they break loose. I'm only overly neurotic because I had a loss. I'm sure I'd probably have to eat a log of cinnamon, wrapped in a whole 300lb tuna,with a 40 oz chaser, smoking a bong, to even try to damage this baby. They're in a protective casing and draw very little from us for a while. Only 1/3 of alcoholic moms have kids with FAS I read. But I get nervous about one glass of wine.
I have totally switched from coffee to Earl Gray with milk and honey.
Serenyd you are allowed to stress a little when you feel that way. We all are there (some of us quite frequently) at one point or another, it's natural. Fingers crossed for your appointment.
Ok, can I just vent that I am so sick of cleaning and laundry? My kids brought home pinworms and we all had to take the meds and thanks to the power of suggestions I feel a twinge down there every few hours during the day and I'm sure it's a worm, but I can't find any. I'm still paranoid I have them since they're so contagious and I am washing every. last. linen. or. clothing. item. in. our. home. every. single. day. and I am going insane. I've got the heebie jeebies so bad from this I'm in a constant near state of panic.
Since 30-80% of kids at any one time have pinworms, are there any other lovely October mamas here who are dealing with this via their lovely current, running-around-kiddos, currently?
I swear, this and lice has to be so far the most icky and stubborn/PITA things (although, granted, not serious and I realize i'm blessed to have never had a serious health problem in our family) about having kids in the first place.
Edited by Serafina33 - 3/21/13 at 3:41am