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post #41 of 99

Totally wishing you a long cervix!  My transvag check was monday and went well-I was so relieved.  Next one in 3 weeks.

post #42 of 99

Anyone else's care provider having them do a food journal? Oh, do I hate these things. I normally feel pretty good about my less-than-perfect diet, but when bringing a food journal to a care provider, on one hand I want to eat normally to provide an accurate assessment, but on the other hand, I feel guilty about every less than ideal food choice. My midwife has very strict ideas about what a good diet is, and so I feel guilty that my meat isn't pastured (though it was hormone and antibiotic free). I feel guilty that I had half a cup of an Izze with my lunch (which is definitely a treat...I don't regularly drink it, but I do sometimes). At least it's only for four days.

 

Otherwise, my pregnancy is going well. I met with a doula yesterday, but I hope to interview a few more over the next few months before deciding. My midwife plans to send me a list of doulas they like, too. Anyone else using a doula for a homebirth? We didn't last time, but with two children there, I'd love to have a sibling doula if we could make the money work.

 

Time to jump on the treadmill before my youngest awakes from his nap!

post #43 of 99

Revolting, I did a food journal for the last few weeks at the request of both the midwife and the Bradley instructor. I was pretty honest in my records, though I left off drinks for the most part. They don't need to know about the occasional soda or whatever in my opinion. I just showed mine to the midwife yesterday and she said it looked pretty good. I really did try to get my protein over 80g per day and I eat a mix of meat, fruit, occasional veggies/salad, greek yogurt with granola, eggs, kashi cereal. Those are my staples lately. They're not hard-core enough to give me crap about hormone free meat or anything like that. I talked to my sister about this recently and she fudges her journal and omits things as she sees fit, lol. I feel like if you're really doing your best and you have a few cheats, keep those to yourself. Is the midwife guilt-tripping you going to change your habits? If not, I'd leave certain things off.

post #44 of 99

Guppy.. :) A girl is such an alien concept right now.. but I'm envisioning a little black haired tomboy that climbs trees and eats dirt and plays guitar.. LOL.. Of course, my mum is already knitting a slew of pink cardigans and such, but she also dressed DS like a little punchinello when he was little, and it didn't harm his future fashion sense.  OMG I used to laugh when we picked him up from my mum wearing suburban geek overalls and skivvys with ladybugs  lol...  Hoping your cervix is long and strong Guppy smile.gif

 

Gee Revolting & Slammer.. the idea of doing a food diary is very scary.. good luck!  You both sound very very healthy.. I think your midwives would write me off as a hopeless case! 

 

Shiloh.. Are you gonna find out the sex on Monday?  I'm with you -  I was so sure I was having a boy we bought blue paint for the nursery!  It will still be blue though.. my mum's sudden obsession with pink will balance it out :)

post #45 of 99

A food diary?  biglaugh.gif

 

I've never written down my food intake, and I doubt I ever will.  But I bake my own whole grain bread, make food with whole grains (I trained myself to forget about white flour/non-whole-grain carbs a long time ago and learned to prefer the heartier flavor of whole grains) and poultry, cottage cheese, lots of eggs, olive oil, tons of fruits and veggies, nuts, and oh yeah---yogurt. Lots of yogurt.  Of course I also occasionally eat Ben and Jerrys or indian food twice a month but those occasional splurges don't really matter if the basic building blocks of your diet are good, I think.

post #46 of 99

I wanted a surprise but dp wants to know and he thinks its good for the kids to be able to get excited.

So Monday we should probably have picked a name even. DP wants to pick it and i said fine but I get veto power and he hasn't picked anything bad yet.....

post #47 of 99
Happileigh - yes baby will be born in Springtime here! My boys are born in summer and the other in winter. Oh how I wish to be peeking out to check if seedlings are growing. My life long dream is to have two homes, and follow summer around the world.

Hoping your cervix is lovely long and strong Guppyluv!

Absolutely freezing here today and I slept in, so we had a crazy twenty minutes to get ds1 to school, in which time I couldn't find socks, and ended up running out the door in jandals with purple toes! Ds2 and I are off on a search for a new bed for him today.
post #48 of 99
I'm the kind of person who benefits enormously from keeping a food journal. Over the years, I've lost a total of 85 pounds. I keep track of what I'm eating (even when I'm not trying to lose weight) just so I can see when I'm eating a lot of junk. I refuse to be morbidly obese again, but it's a pattern that I see in a lot of people who lose weight. They get the weight off and then go back to their old habits. I lost 60 pounds after DS1 and then gained 50 when I was pregnant with DS2 because I didn't know how to deal with the fact that I was actually supposed to be gaining weight. It's still something that I struggle with when pregnant. The weight gain has been particularly difficult on my self esteem this time. I gained an appropriate amount with DS3, so I'm hoping I can manage the same this time.

The first trimester was super slow for me, but now time's flying. I completely missed last week's thread and didn't realize it until I came on here just now...it's going too fast. This is supposed to be my last pregnancy (DH and I agreed on 2-4 kids and this is 4) and I'm pretty sad about it.
post #49 of 99

Serafina - My midwife does not like to see clients eating more than 1-2 servings of grains a day, period, and even then only whole grains. I'm a paleo sympathizer (though not a complete convert), so I do eat a lot less grains than most Americans, but...it's just another example of her very intense food recommendations that really intimidate me.

Gracisue - I started this pregnancy a little fat despite eating pretty healthy and exercising. My midwife for my last pregnancy didn't even bother weighing clients, and I kind of hate getting weighed each time (though at 20 weeks I still haven't gained weight, so perhaps I won't gain 45-50lbs like my last two kids). I definitely have never lost all the weight I gained during previous pregnancies. Even so, I'd still prefer to gain more weight than live on a very strict diet.

post #50 of 99
I can't imagine someone else telling me what to eat!! I try to make good choices, but if I don't, I do not want someone else telling me how horrible I did. Goodness. I figure as long as my weight gain is appropriate and I'm taking my vitamins, we are fine! My kids came out perfectly healthy and I didn't eat a certain amount of anything!
post #51 of 99

I eat toast in the morning and sometimes dinner will involve whole grain rice or pasta. Sometimes not.  

I totally get how with someone with obesity problems and who struggle with getting down to a healthy weight, these kinds of systems of monitoring could be beneficial though.

post #52 of 99

Sorry Sera about making assumptions about how much grains you eat. I know I have a really hard time leaving fresh baked bread alone...so yummy. You're a stronger woman than me!

post #53 of 99
I totally understand that tracking food is not for everyone and if someone was trying to tell me what to eat, I wouldn't like it at all. It works for me because I feel like I have some kind of control this way. I can have the odd treat (which is good because I LOVE to bake), but if I'm not paying attention, the odd treat becomes the every day treat which becomes the several times a day treat. It's an addiction for me. Certainly it's not this way for everyone.
post #54 of 99
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Originally Posted by suzie mccool View Post

Guppy.. :) A girl is such an alien concept right now.. but I'm envisioning a little black haired tomboy that climbs trees and eats dirt and plays guitar.. LOL.. Of course, my mum is already knitting a slew of pink cardigans and such, but she also dressed DS like a little punchinello when he was little, and it didn't harm his future fashion sense.  OMG I used to laugh when we picked him up from my mum wearing suburban geek overalls and skivvys with ladybugs  lol...  Hoping your cervix is long and strong Guppy smile.gif

Suzie, you make me laugh! 

 

Guppy, modified bed rest already?! Hang in there! I'm sending looooong thoughts to your cervix.


Rainy, I have to tell you I've kind of adopted you in my mind. innocent.gif You're the same age I was when I had my first, and have been married about the same amount of time, and my first was a girl too. Hope it all brings you the joy it did for me!

 

Danielle, I like that dream. The older I get the more I really only have a use for the warm seasons!

 

I'd probably laugh my @$$ off if my care provider asked me to write down what I'm eating. Sheepish.gif It's just not where I am this time around. Third kid=just trying to get food on the table is enough to do. Writing it down or thinking too hard about it is just not going to happen. That said, we eat pretty healthy in general, but this summer I feel like I'm being severely deprived by spending the only summer of my adult life completely without gin and tonics (I had spring babies before), and further dietary shifts are really totally beyond me! blush.gif
 

post #55 of 99
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Originally Posted by revolting View Post

Sorry Sera about making assumptions about how much grains you eat. I know I have a really hard time leaving fresh baked bread alone...so yummy. You're a stronger woman than me!

Psssht, don't worry about it.  I just stopped to think about it and realized that even though they are a staple of the day, I don't eat a ton of them.

 

 

Gorgeous summer weather here!  Well, mild summer or really warm spring, depends how you define upper 70s.  I'm loving it but I have no maternity shorts or summer clothes so it's pants and long sleeves for me. 

post #56 of 99
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post
  I'm loving it but I have no maternity shorts or summer clothes so it's pants and long sleeves for me. 

 

Today is our second 80 degree day of the season and I freaked out this morning and turned my oldest pair of maternity pants into cut offs. I just couldn't handle the idea of working in the garden and mowing the lawn in long pants or one of my nice dresses.

 

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Originally Posted by revolting View Post

Anyone else's care provider having them do a food journal? Oh, do I hate these things. I normally feel pretty good about my less-than-perfect diet, but when bringing a food journal to a care provider, on one hand I want to eat normally to provide an accurate assessment, but on the other hand, I feel guilty about every less than ideal food choice. My midwife has very strict ideas about what a good diet is, and so I feel guilty that my meat isn't pastured (though it was hormone and antibiotic free). I feel guilty that I had half a cup of an Izze with my lunch (which is definitely a treat...I don't regularly drink it, but I do sometimes). At least it's only for four days.

 

I had to do a food journal during my first pregnancy but this midwife hasn't even mentioned one so I'm thinking that unless I started gaining crazy amounts of weight they probably wouldn't mess with me.  I actually really liked doing it last time and found it really helpful but this time I feel like it takes all my energy to make sure DS is eating a balanced diet so I'm just continuing with my own generally healthy eating habits (we raise our own meat, eat out of our garden or off a neighbor's farm pretty exclusively, DH bakes all our bread...) and figuring I'm doing okay.

 

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Originally Posted by HappiLeigh View Post
 That said, we eat pretty healthy in general, but this summer I feel like I'm being severely deprived by spending the only summer of my adult life completely without gin and tonics (I had spring babies before), and further dietary shifts are really totally beyond me! blush.gif

 

 

This made me laugh. Just the other day I was telling my husband how much I miss gin and tonics at cocktail hour.  That and my family's other official summer drink which is dark rum and grapefruit juice. I'll have the occasional glass of beer or wine but I steer clear of hard liquor even though the alcohol content of a small mixed drink is probably about the same but whatevs.

post #57 of 99
Happileigh, I also find myself missing my summer cocktails!! Haha! However, my severe heartburn keeps me from craving it too much!
post #58 of 99
I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling a little left out of the yummy summer boozy drinks haha! It's been hot here The past few days, mid 90s, and I would love an ice cold beer or a margarita! Oh and for some reason my husband thinks he's being sweet by bringing home bottles of my favorite type of wine and saying it's a gift for after the baby is here. I really don't know what he's thinking sometimes lol. As far as a food journal goes, my doctor hasn't said anything about my weight since the first trimester when I was sick constantly, and lost a bunch. I do my best to eat nutritious foods, but I'm no where near perfect! Probably still eating too many sweets, but I try to be reasonable about it. Sometimes you just need a brownie lol
post #59 of 99
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Originally Posted by dahlia810 View Post Sometimes you just need a brownie lol

I know, right?! My husband's birthday was yesterday so I made him a double layer flourless chocolate cake. It is taunting me. I already had a bite this morning and I'm trying my best to hold off a real slice until DH gets home from work.

post #60 of 99
I went to a party last night.
Everyone got tispy.
I ate the food.
DP picked me up "before I got too drunk"
Funny guy....drunk on pasteries.
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