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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by thefreckledmama View Post

mrsandmrs- Do you eat eggs? I know I keep bringing it up to everyone, but I'm swearing by eating eggs daily (usually 4) with keeping me almost entirely free from swelling for the first of all 5 of my pregnancies. I figured with the heat and humidity of summer, it was inevitable, but only if I slack a day or two and have no eggs do I start to swell. I've swelled horribly every other pregnancy, and the daily eggs is the only thing different I'm doing this time around.
 

 

That is an interesting theory! I've been eating eggs almost every day (hard boiled) - mostly to get protein and because it's a quick easy way for me to put food in my body since I'm not usually a breakfast person. Anyway, I haven't had any severe swelling, just soreness if I am on my feet for too long. I wonder if eggs could be why? I've always heard the only way to combat swelling is water + elevation of your feet/legs. 

post #62 of 78
There's a really good article on the brewer pregnancy diet webpage that explains the whys behind it. To paraphrase poorly, basically eggs have not only protein, but albumen. The liver makes albumen from the protein we eat. Adequate amounts of albumen in our system allows the water we drink to stay suspended in our system with the excess going to the kidneys and out of our body. . Inadequate amounts and our systems can't hold the fluid and it leaks into the tissues causing swelling.
post #63 of 78

You know, that is very interesting about eggs. First preg, eggs were not my daily breakfast, and I had swelling. I also had a desk job which contributed. Second and this pregnancy, I have 2 eggs every day for breakfast and haven't swelled. Interesting!

post #64 of 78

I blame most of my feet swelling on my desk job - the difference between weekdays and weekends is amazing.

 

I try to keep it somewhat under control during the week by having a 10-30 min walk at lunchtime, and elevating them at least 15 minutes in the afternoon (the problem here is that one day I was so comfortable that I feel asleep for an hour Sheepish.gif). Also at least 30 mins of elevating feet when I go to bed at night.

post #65 of 78
I eat eggs quite a lot, probably not every day. My feet don't swell that much, a little around the ankles when at work, but to b fair they've always done that coz I work 12 hour shifts on my feet. They did swell a bit worse last weekend but I did a lot of driving on motorways in a heat wave. I also think it helps I don't have a desk job, I'm constantly on the go, except for my hour lunch break when I put my feet up!

Is anyone else having trouble eating? The last few weeks all food is just i appealing to me, I have no appetite at all. I can normally get a bit of breakfast and lunch in then I just can't face anything else. I made my self an 2 egg omelette for breakfast and couldn't even eat half before I got bloated. I'm worried the baby will suffer if I don't eat enough.
post #66 of 78
Unappealing* not appealing lol
post #67 of 78
Eating has been hit or miss for me lately, too, Serena -- it's only natural, with our stomachs being squished by growing babies.
I try to aim for more nutrient-dense foods, and also eat a little more frequently.
I don't think you have any cause to worry: baby will be fine.
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by thefreckledmama View Post

There's a really good article on the brewer pregnancy diet webpage that explains the whys behind it. To paraphrase poorly, basically eggs have not only protein, but albumen. The liver makes albumen from the protein we eat. Adequate amounts of albumen in our system allows the water we drink to stay suspended in our system with the excess going to the kidneys and out of our body. . Inadequate amounts and our systems can't hold the fluid and it leaks into the tissues causing swelling.

It seems that the mix from my reading is protein + salt. You need both to keep the liquid suspended in your blood verses it moving out into your extremities. I was having awful swelling and generally feeling not so great until I upped my protein intake and Reilly began salting to taste. It took two weeks for all my swelling to completely disappear and I feel soooo much better overall!! I would recommended reading about the brewer diet to anyone with swelling.
post #69 of 78

I am repulsed by eggs during both pregnancies. I actively avoid eating them. I do not have any swelling.

 

But I think it helps that

a) my BP is 100 over 70

b) I don't generally eat a lot of salt

c) we have central air at home and at work

post #70 of 78

I have some days where I can eat my weight in food.  Last night I ate a Five Guys double cheeseburger and I didn't feel totally queasy/stuffed afterwards.  Other days (like this past Friday), I ate half of my bowl of Thai curry and was stuffed.  I think for me it has to do with gas/constipation to some degree.

post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by sarahl918 View Post

I am actually a Virgo, which can be highly anxiety causing what with our need for perfection, so I am very happy that this baby will likely be a peace-making Libra! We need more of those in my family. :)

 

haha, i had similar thoughts about the slight chance that my baby could end up being born a Virgo. DF is a Capricorn and i'm a Libra, so we're both quite extreme in our ways, almost opposed at times. Libras can be quite sensitive / fussy as children (AND as adults, to be honest), easily disturbed in their Libran balance.. so i thought hey, if we have a Virgo then we'll have a grounding force in our family! someone who sees things in a rational, pragmatic way! - now, for that to happen of course, baby would need to decide to come early (like a week early), which is entirely possible.

 

although a part of me would still prefer a Libra baby.. somehow i feel like it would make me understand this person more. :P

 

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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post

vc-- that piano installation you were talking about sounds so neat! You DH, is he a classical pianist? I come from a fam of musicians and artists (no wonder I'm a web/graphic designer!) and in another life I'd be a vocalist with piano chops. I'm obsessed with Tori Amos but like a lot of classical too.

 

DF grew up with a piano in his house - his mom was a musician and he's from a musical family overall. so he is a musician too, though not a professional one. and i don't think he could live without a piano! he has a keyboard now for spatial and financial reasons, so i really couldn't pass up a chance to get him to play a piano right by the ocean!!

 

oh and Tori Amos is one of my all time favs!!

 

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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

Is anyone else having trouble eating? The last few weeks all food is just i appealing to me, I have no appetite at all. 

 

i'm so over eating, i'm fantasizing about going on a restrictive diet after this baby is born. i feel like i'm eating alll the time. i don't have any appetite, i just eat by the clock - "oh, 11am, time for my first protein bar!" i don't feel like lunch but when it's lunch time i eat lunch, because i know i'll be STARVING just 10 minutes later. same thing with dinner. i am dictated by almost constant hunger these days.

 

EDIT1. ok, here's the link to the Baby Shower for this DDC: 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386980/coming-next-week-september-2013-ddc-baby-shower

 

EDIT2. i forgot to mention, i passed the 3hr GD test!! my results came back all normal, oh thank heavens!!


Edited by vc2013 - 7/21/13 at 10:30am
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

Is anyone else having trouble eating? The last few weeks all food is just i appealing to me, I have no appetite at all. I can normally get a bit of breakfast and lunch in then I just can't face anything else. I made my self an 2 egg omelette for breakfast and couldn't even eat half before I got bloated. I'm worried the baby will suffer if I don't eat enough.

 

I was just commenting today how my appetite is crazy lately. I will be starving one minute, the next I have NO appetite. It swings so severely and I have definitely had to force myself to eat on more than one occasion. It's definitely not as easy to find things that sound appetizing as it was a couple months ago!

post #73 of 78
My appetite has been up and down too. I had a tummy bug the week after the 4th of July that really screwed me up (and I'm almost positive it's what caused my low amniotic fluid issues along with the contractions and now bedrest). I've had to force myself to eat on multiple occasions. But other times I can't get enough to eat. I'm really watching it now though and making sure I eat and drink enough every day.
post #74 of 78

i'm glad some people are still sleeping through the night, even if it's not me!

 

i have another random question - is anyone else's partner being kind of.... overprotective or neurotic about the health of the pregnancy, babies & mama? my wife is fixated on my blood pressure to the point that it's starting to cause me to be anxious about it. she seems to think i'm immune to her fussing and worrying. i am the zen madonna or something, right? 

post #75 of 78
Sleep: eh
Appetite: eh
Neurotic partner: no, although DH has this weird thing about me not lifting stuff (even thought I lift dumbells at the gym all day long) but then he doesn't mind my doing everything else, like laundry, dishes, taking out the trash etc. so I'm not sure where that fits in his mind...

Mentally I'm starting to feel like if I'm given anymore time in this pregnancy I will change my mind and not want a kid. You know, like when they give you too much time to order at the restaurant and you thought you knew what you wanted but then you start questioning whether you made the right choice? The onset of first time parent panic...
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

Mentally I'm starting to feel like if I'm given anymore time in this pregnancy I will change my mind and not want a kid. You know, like when they give you too much time to order at the restaurant and you thought you knew what you wanted but then you start questioning whether you made the right choice? The onset of first time parent panic...

 

i totally know what you mean. 

post #77 of 78
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post

You know, that is very interesting about eggs. First preg, eggs were not my daily breakfast, and I had swelling. I also had a desk job which contributed. Second and this pregnancy, I have 2 eggs every day for breakfast and haven't swelled. Interesting!

I've had eggs almost every day this time around. No swelling at all. Not even a little. I'm 30 weeks today. My midwife commented on it and that sure made me feel good. I had a desk job last pg (rather stressy one!) and ate a SAD so it really makes me happy to think eating more traditionally makes a difference. Though I am eating more grains then I'd like (it was nausea, now it's just about being lazy) but hope I can quit easily once baby comes. We will see.
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

I have some days where I can eat my weight in food.  Last night I ate a Five Guys double cheeseburger and I didn't feel totally queasy/stuffed afterwards.  Other days (like this past Friday), I ate half of my bowl of Thai curry and was stuffed.  I think for me it has to do with gas/constipation to some degree.

Isn't it funny how some days there is room and not others? I HAVE TO avoid foods that make me gassy/stopped up. Wheat mostly. It's the worst feeling and I'd just rather not. The days where I stick to eggs in the AM, cheese, fruit, yogurt in the afternoon and meat/veggies in the PM are the days I feel the best. But, most of the time just DON'T want to eat it-- I want pasta or bagels or cereal. Then have it and feel sick. Even the GF stuff is rubbing me the wrong way.

VC-- love your partner who plays. I bet it's the most lovely thing to be chillin on the couch and getting to hear someone play live for you on a regular basis. Makes me miss my parents and brother who were always noodling on some instrument while my mom was singing along to her jazz radio station. Such a happy memory for me.

Omg loooove Tori. I first felt DD1 kick after a Tori show. Then brought her when she was 2, she slept most of the time but I could tell she liked it. Wish I could get to even ONE show this pregnancy! I'm just so exhausted and a general pain in the ass. I don't even make it through 2 hour family get togethers. DD can't either-- she was a nightmare yesterday-- come to find today that she is coming down with something. Poor baby. I thought she was just being a fuss. We got like zero sleep last night too so are running on empty. My DHs family is SO LOUD and in your face. They never see us so DD doesn't know any of them well. SIL was gossiping (or I assumed) about a cousin who just had a baby. She had a csection and "wasn't doing well" according to SIL and cousin. It's not like I'd know because I don't pop in on people like that unless I'm wanted. Her blood pressure keeps climbing I find out today so I was SO annoyed that they wanted to gossip about her yesterday. According to DH I was being very rude by walking away saying "I don't want to talk about this with you guys" because I didn't feel like hearing the judgmental crap. I'm pregnant, hello!?!? Lets not discuss someone else's misery after child birth. Not interested! Whew.

Today I managed to get the girls' room cleaned out and some things organized. Throughly kicked my ass. I barely ate like an idiot trying to "get it all done!" and after scarfing dinner, have terrible terrible acid reflux/heartburn. And it's was Thai food just to put the icing on the cake.

Yay 3rd trimester!
Edited by tillymonster - 7/21/13 at 10:13pm
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