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post #21 of 368

Ugh. I had a "sick burp" last night. I haven't had one of them in a while. We had roasted chicken legs in salsa verde over mashed potatoes and homemade fermented pickles - maybe a bit too much acid or heat - or maybe just too much food. :)

 

We've been watching waaaay too many movies lately. I've found that as homeschoolers with no school or job to go to, it's been hard to break out of this holiday vacation mode. I finally had a little boy come over yesterday while his parents went out and it forced me to clean up the after-Christmas and weeks of snow-play mess. Our entryway was a huge pile of wet snowsuits, boots and muddy puddles; that alone took me almost an hour to tidy up. It usually takes me until January to get motivated again (something to do with the return of the light, I figure) but pregnancy might throw a wrench in that...

 

Other than that, I feel really unmotivated. This freezing cold weather isn't helping.

post #22 of 368
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My trainer basically told me not inverts (being upside down) and no "Valsalva". She never mentioned the heart rate thing.

I am 4 lbs lighter than I was in high school. For me the tricks has been whole foods, no MSG, no hydrogenated oils, no white bread, no artificial colorings. I'm sure I consume some of these things when I eat out, but I never buy them. I am also a poler.

AD - first of all, nice job on the overall food choices!  I am surprised that your trainer mentioned Valsalva maneuvers.  The Valsalva manuever is what you do when you have a BM or cough.  I'm guessing that in reference to exercise, no super tightening of that midsection by increasing intra-abdominal pressure while doing other things.  Interesting.

 

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So... Here goes. My first video! My beachbody coach, Megan, told me to video document my P90x3 experience while pregnant. I'll do modifications for my pregnancy and talk about it (with the disclaimers everyone should do what's best for their pregnancy, I am no expert, and they should get approval of their care provider)! Any helpful tips or advice? Thanks!
I'll start showing my belly more. Subscribe to help a new coach and attempting to be fit mama out! smile.gif

WendyJo - This is a great idea - I subscribed and look forward to your updates.  Pretty smile you have btw!

 

AFM:  last night I did basic aerobics and a little bike in the basement for about an hour.  It was challenging at first, then I felt fantastic, but then for the last 20 minutes I felt like I was really having to work for it (almost as if my muscles had run out of sugar).  HR ranged 125-145 and it felt so good overall.  Am going to do another round this morning/midday for 30 mins or so.  Regardless of physical benefit, just breaking out of sedentary mode has lifted my spirits. 

post #23 of 368
I've been so grouchy. I'm eating well, exercising, have an awesome life, kids, and husband, and am happy about having this baby. I really don't see what there is to bitch about. But I do. Like doing the dishes, and the constant maid service I provide! I do wish that my oldest daughter was even a tiny bit motivated to help, but it's just not her personality type, and she's only 10.5. Still. It bothers me, hahaha. Part of it is the homeschooling thing- being home a lot, and so when I see something that needs to get done, I have a hard time over looking it. OR I will over look it just to see if anyone else will do it. Not so much. I suppose it's a bit passive aggressive. Being tired isn't helping matters.

I caved into some dairy cravings, and and ate eggs last nite because I know they're good for me, but I didn't like em, or the way I feel now. Like guilty. I wouldn't have any prob if they were my own chickens, and my own cows' milk, but the ag side of things just totally stresses me out. Once, during my last pregnancy, I had a total emotional breakdown in the parking lot of the grocery store crying about all of the baby cows who get taken from their mothers so that humans can consume their milk. AHHHHHH! Sometimes I really do wonder if ignorance is bliss...

Had some weird dreams last nite: One in which I took an HIV test like a pregnancy test, and it came back positive. WIERD. I have had the triple/quad screen on my mind lately tho. And the other one in which the fam and I were going to see a phish show, but I had on these super cumbersome clothes, and my feet were not my own! Weird again.

Any craziness going on with any other mams?!
post #24 of 368
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Originally Posted by sheaffer View Post

I've been so grouchy. I'm eating well, exercising, have an awesome life, kids, and husband, and am happy about having this baby. I really don't see what there is to bitch about. But I do. Like doing the dishes, and the constant maid service I provide! I do wish that my oldest daughter was even a tiny bit motivated to help, but it's just not her personality type, and she's only 10.5. Still. It bothers me, hahaha. Part of it is the homeschooling thing- being home a lot, and so when I see something that needs to get done, I have a hard time over looking it. OR I will over look it just to see if anyone else will do it. Not so much. I suppose it's a bit passive aggressive. Being tired isn't helping matters.

I caved into some dairy cravings, and and ate eggs last nite because I know they're good for me, but I didn't like em, or the way I feel now. Like guilty. I wouldn't have any prob if they were my own chickens, and my own cows' milk, but the ag side of things just totally stresses me out. Once, during my last pregnancy, I had a total emotional breakdown in the parking lot of the grocery store crying about all of the baby cows who get taken from their mothers so that humans can consume their milk. AHHHHHH! Sometimes I really do wonder if ignorance is bliss...

Had some weird dreams last nite: One in which I took an HIV test like a pregnancy test, and it came back positive. WIERD. I have had the triple/quad screen on my mind lately tho. And the other one in which the fam and I were going to see a phish show, but I had on these super cumbersome clothes, and my feet were not my own! Weird again.

Any craziness going on with any other mams?!


I tend to get grouchy as a first sign of pregnancy. My almost-11-year-old Dd isn't the most helpful; her helpfulness comes in spurts but usually she's a slob. My older Dd is a cleaning maniac but she yells and hollers at everyone while she cleans. They share a bedroom and it makes for a lot of arguing.

 

Do you have any local farms that you'd trust? Have you looked at www.eatwild.com or www.realmilk.com? I can't imagine not having farm fresh raw dairy (milk, butter, cheese, cream...!!!) or not having a freezer full of 100% grass-fed beef, or organic pastured eggs... It's taken a few years, but I feel like we have our food sources all lined up (for now, at least.) I love all of my farmers and consider them good friends. Over the years, our families have grown together and we love visiting their farms and animals. How about the Weston A. Price Foundation? If you have a local chapter, they might be able to help you source real food. Everyone should have access to real food; not just the funky "food" sold in supermarkets. :( 

 

:Hug

post #25 of 368
Another weird dream. I dreamed I was traveling with an exboyfriend and some other faceless folks. Someone insisted on picking up and transporting some pot to sell when we got wherever we were going. I wasn't pleased but went anyway and was scared we we gonna get pulled over by the cops and they would smell it.

What??? I am totally not a pot smoker at all. Where did this come from? Is this a coded dream about all the weird smells during pregnancy?
post #26 of 368

I was reading the latest issue of Pathways Magazine yesterday (anyone read that?) and there was an article about how our babies (even at this stage!) are constantly communicating with us in various ways (intuition, funny feelings, dreams, etc.)

 

To think of these dreams as being communications from our unborn babies adds a new spin, doesn't it? :lol

post #27 of 368
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To think of these dreams as being communications from our unborn babies adds a new spin, doesn't it? lol.gif

Yikes! Then I'm scared!!!! I was so tired yesterday that I slept the whole school day away and at one point I woke up in terror because this deep sinister male voice said "Hello" behind me. I almost thought someone was in the bedroom.

Having lots of other vivid dreams that are tiring me out but that was the scariest. I'm still having horrible flashbacks from it!
post #28 of 368

I have a confession: I just ate 8 eggs in sprouted corn tortillas with onion, cilantro and lime for lunch....and I'm still hungry. bag.gif

post #29 of 368

My confession: I can't stand the smell of all the different types of food in the fridge so I hold my breath whenever I open those double doors. I'm not sure anything in there is bad, but I'm too tired to find out so I just ignore it and hold my breath. 

 

Also, the nausea gets so bad sometimes that all I can do is lie back on the couch while DH takes the pups out, does the dishes, etc...sometimes I'm not nauseous but just really really tired so I moan a little and stay put. :innocent

post #30 of 368

Pregnancy dreams are so weird.

 

**WARNING, graphic miscarriage dream***

 

Last night I dreamed that I went to the bathroom and saw blood. And then what looked like a m/c. I reached into the toilet and pulled out what looked like the embryo (totally replaying what really happened in November...) and was upset. Then I looked down at what had looked like the embryo and it was really a child's wallet with a lion head and lots of velcro. So then I wondered if the embryo was still safely inside of me. I woke up and had to ask myself if I was pregnant or not.

 

A wallet. What?

post #31 of 368
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Originally Posted by fragolina View Post
 

My confession: I can't stand the smell of all the different types of food in the fridge so I hold my breath whenever I open those double doors. I'm not sure anything in there is bad, but I'm too tired to find out so I just ignore it and hold my breath. 

 

Also, the nausea gets so bad sometimes that all I can do is lie back on the couch while DH takes the pups out, does the dishes, etc...sometimes I'm not nauseous but just really really tired so I moan a little and stay put. :innocent


fragolina - Now that's a good confession! 

 

metasequoia - I can't imagine eating 8 eggs... what a meal!  As for your dream - that's just really odd.  Maybe the velcro part had to do with you hoping the baby "sticks" to your insides! 

post #32 of 368
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metasequoia -Maybe the velcro part had to do with you hoping the baby "sticks" to your insides! 

I was wondering about the wallet part - money concerns?? What could the baby be trying to communicate to me that has to do with a wallet (specifically a wallet that looked like a lion with a lion head and mane? and fresh new velcro?)

 

Dreams are so strange...

post #33 of 368
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This may sound crude, but I think I've heard of wallets/change purses being likened to lady parts!!!

post #34 of 368
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This may sound crude, but I think I've heard of wallets/change purses being likened to lady parts!!!


What?? My lady-parts in the toilet?? With a lion's mane??

post #35 of 368

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!  This dream stuff is hilarious!  Maybe the likeness to lady parts is that the baby will be a girl?  And I like the idea of the velcro meaning it's gonna stick :)  Fun!  And the lion thing could mean a leo/virgo cusp baby?  When is your due date @Metasequoia?

 

Confession-  I'm doubting weather I can handle homeschooling DD2- she's so spirited, and moody, and I try everything under the sun to try to get her to be agreeable, and it's such a struggle.  Parenting her and having her be cooperative alongside a birth, a newborn, a 2 yr old, and an 11 yr old....yikes.  I'm stressing already, and I promised myself less stress this pregnancy!  Any homeschooling mamas with super creative, high-spirited, emotional, and very vibrant kiddos have any tricks up your sleeves?!!? 

post #36 of 368
I wish I could remember half my dreams because they are insane right now! I'm waking up either intruiged, scared or like "yeah"!

Oh my I just got off the phone after talking to my parents about our trip and the number of times I just about spilled the news?!? This is a really hard thing to keep quiet!
post #37 of 368
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HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!  This dream stuff is hilarious!  Maybe the likeness to lady parts is that the baby will be a girl?  And I like the idea of the velcro meaning it's gonna stick :)  Fun!  And the lion thing could mean a leo/virgo cusp baby?  When is your due date @Metasequoia?

 

Confession-  I'm doubting weather I can handle homeschooling DD2- she's so spirited, and moody, and I try everything under the sun to try to get her to be agreeable, and it's such a struggle.  Parenting her and having her be cooperative alongside a birth, a newborn, a 2 yr old, and an 11 yr old....yikes.  I'm stressing already, and I promised myself less stress this pregnancy!  Any homeschooling mamas with super creative, high-spirited, emotional, and very vibrant kiddos have any tricks up your sleeves?!!? 


9/14 - probably a Virgo. I was thinking last night about sex...not THAT sex, gender. :) A girl would be a shaker-upper, that's for sure. I haven't had a baby girl in 11 years! I think I've gotten used to little boys... I'll take whatever I get gladly. :)

 

My Dd2 is also extremely spirited - always has been. She has mellowed out a lot the past few years. She was such a pistol as a toddler - I'd say from ages 3-6 were the most "spirited." I remember when she was 3-something and I can't remember if Ds was in my belly or if he'd been born yet but we were in line at the store and Dd2 was yanking on my clothes shouting, "I WANT A DUSHIE NOWWWW!!!" (dushie = nurse) Those were some tough years. Oddly, she's also my most sensitive child (or maybe not so odd.)

I've been thankful that I chose this homeschooling path especially with her because she was a late reader (didn't really get it until age 10) and knowing her personality, if she'd been pushed at all, she would have shut down and hated it. I was especially hands-off with her and I knew she'd pick it up when she was ready. And as the case usually is, she's my most agile and athletic child (though Ds1 might be tied with her.) Dd1 is brainy, not sensitive and not overly athletic. Ds2 just breaks stuff.

 

How old is your Dd2 @sheaffer? You really don't need to DO any kind of curriculum-type homeschooling with her. In our state (PA), we have to do testing (at home) in grades 3, 5 & 8 - that's it. And it doesn't matter how poorly they do, just that they show some progress over the years. Dd2 couldn't even read for her 3rd grade test so she just drew all over it. :) Other than that, we need to hand in a portfolio each year and that's easy-peasy - just a few samples of subjects like a little story, a science experiment they did, a list of books they read (or had read to them), etc.

I'd worry about being labeled in school. Out of my own kids, the only one I really think that could happen with is Ds1 but only because he's a big bundle of 7-year-old boy energy, you know? He doesn't have ADHD or ADD, he's just a typical boy who needs to be running around outside, climbing trees and exploring his world - which is how kids are supposed to learn.

post #38 of 368
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Originally Posted by delightedbutterfly View Post

I wish I could remember half my dreams because they are insane right now! I'm waking up either intruiged, scared or like "yeah"!

Oh my I just got off the phone after talking to my parents about our trip and the number of times I just about spilled the news?!? This is a really hard thing to keep quiet!


I've almost spilled the beans a dozen times too!

post #39 of 368
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My confession is that there's no one I want to tell. 

If my parents were alive, I would've told them right away. 

But of those surrounding us... I just can't muster excitement to share.  There are a few people I'd be willing to tell, but mostly just for logistical purposes. 

DH and I are pretty much doing this solo.   We haven't even told our cats!  cat.gif

post #40 of 368
Hugs innacircle! I'm sorry you don't have your parents to share with greensad.gif

I am 99% positive my mom will be estatic (she wasn't with the first, was with the second and from a couple times of her thinking I was, but wasn't, I'm sure she will be again) but I'm not so sure on the rest of the parents. MIL can go either way. FIL said some stuff this summer that makes me think he'll be meh and he's never been overly excited at first.y dad could also go either way. Due to past experience if MIL hadn't moved here and we weren't going away with my parents there is a chance I would have considered just not saying anything...
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