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post #21 of 240
Just make the rice per directions on the bag. Usually 1 part rice to 2 parts water. Rinse it about 3-5 times. Then as you put it on the heat put the ginger, salt and seasoned rice vinegar in it. I also like a few drops of sesame oil in it but some times the smell is not so good for my stomach. Covet and Then bring it to a boil. Once it is rapidly boiling turn it to low abs simmer. Don't take off the lid, the steam is what makes it cook. When you start to suspect the water is boiling down (15 min maybe?) take it off the heat and just let it sit for about 10 minutes... Still don't uncover. Check it out and fluff it up. Usually perfect sushi rice!
post #22 of 240

Timbits are our tradition when we take my husband back to work.  He works 15 days on (and away from home) then has 6 off.  So it's a hard day when we take him back.  We get a box of 10 (or 20 if I am being a Very Bad Mom) to share between the 5 of us on the hour ride back to our place.  It gives the kids a treat they look forward to so it isn't a pitiful ride home.  Also, it gives me a chance to order a lot of coffee to drink along the way if necessary- I did downsize today though, thinking an xl was probably a little TOO much coffee. 

We did gluten free for about three years straight, and it was hard when the cravings hit!  Now we do it in limited amounts or for special treats, and everyone is tolerating it well.  I suspect I will need to cut back when this baby is born though as breastfeeding has never gone smoothly unless I was gf/cf. 

post #23 of 240
RainbowAsylum... I'm assuming you are in Canada (but I know there are some tummies in a few states)? What does your DH do for work? Mine's been working close to home for most of last year but "awa/camp" stints are usual too... I always find the first two days and the last two days of every stint to be the worst and then the middle is usually smooth sailing
post #24 of 240

He works in the oil field. We like it- in a weird way.  The away stretches are annoying, but then the time home is nice.  And yes, I'm in Canada- I'd have to sacrifice my xl coffees to head south. :P

post #25 of 240
Funny to see that I know what all the Canadian mamas on here are talking about. I guess Maine is just an extension. lol.gif
post #26 of 240
Feeling exceptionally more nausea with this pregnancy than any other... I am stumped. It never leaves. What is the deal? Just had to share.
post #27 of 240
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Funny to see that I know what all the Canadian mamas on here are talking about. I guess Maine is just an extension. lol.gif

I miss living in Maine. :)   Because I loved Maine so much, I am moving to Nova Scotia- it's as close as I can get. 

post #28 of 240
Didn't read all the comments but I wanted to share that I have been strongly advised never to do cleansing diets when pregnant because you can overwhelm the fetus as you release toxins. A green drink diet for 2 weeks would be VERY cleansing.
post #29 of 240
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He works in the oil field. We like it- in a weird way.  The away stretches are annoying, but then the time home is nice.  And yes, I'm in Canada- I'd have to sacrifice my xl coffees to head south. :P
Mine works in oil/gas too... I just appreciate being able to afford to live vs the scrapping by we were doing before. Baby #3 would never have become a reality if we weren't where we are smile.gif
post #30 of 240
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Originally Posted by Marcimama View Post

Feeling exceptionally more nausea with this pregnancy than any other... I am stumped. It never leaves. What is the deal? Just had to share.

yes, me too.  I suspected twins (actually had hoped for them) b/c I've never had nausea not leave, even in my sleep before.  But found out today that it's one little bean, with a healthy heartbeat.  So I'm thankful, but maybe a tad disappointed.

post #31 of 240
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Mine works in oil/gas too... I just appreciate being able to afford to live vs the scrapping by we were doing before. Baby #3 would never have become a reality if we weren't where we are smile.gif

That was exactly it for us as well.  It was a hard decision to make to go into it, but for the first time in years we have breathing space financially.  To be able to buy groceries without a lot of stress is an amazing thing. 

post #32 of 240

@Marcimama, I hear you! My mother in law and mom both said it got progressively worse with each pregnancy for them. This one is by far the hardest. I'm really struggling to even function at all and can get nothing done. Feeling desperate......I started taking 1/2 of a unisom at night and at noon and its helping a little bit for sure... I don't know how I would have even gotten through another day without it. But even so, I'm still sick.

 

Wahhh....will it ever end.

post #33 of 240

Hi ladies, I'm in my first time/week of morning sickness. All I can eat is pretzels, crackers, an occasional english muffin with (gasp) peanut butter, and an occasional egg and cheese sandwich on english  muffin. Not the most nutritious for babe. I take prenatal's but they make me gag and burp them up making me gag more. Thankfully (I think?) I'm not actually throwing up but it kept me up last night (kateaton I feel your pain). How does the Unisom work? Is it just to help you sleep or does it actually help with morning sickness?

How long does ms last for? I'm grateful for it in a way as so many say it confirms a healthy pregnancy, but I feel like I can't get anything done but sit around or lay around (not normal for me) and just look pale and blah. The house looks like poo (I do too) and I have zero desire for regular meals. I will make it for my husband who's hard working outdoor man but I just have zero desire to eat it when its ready. Sometimes the smells just make me ill.

post #34 of 240

Cricketschirpin- the doxylamine (Unisom) is a first generation antihistamine that crosses the blood brain barrier. It's hits/dulls the vomiting center in the brain along with some peripheral actions in the chemotrigger zone. 

 

I'm sorry if that was too technical, but I literally have no idea how to put it in everyday terms...pregnancy brain full force here:rotflmao

post #35 of 240
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Well, since I started this vegan diet, I def don't feel any worse, and it seems like in the past it has gotten worse as pregnancy has gone alone. I did eat some fish tacos last night because I was sick of beans. Seemed to tolerate it fine. I don't know what to do!
post #36 of 240
Cricketschirpin, nothing wrong with peanut butter! It's a good source of protein! And as a former allergy mom (my daughter just got rid of her last allergy in Oct - peanut nonetheless) the doctor assured me that I *should* eat and enjoy peanuts through pregnancy and breast feeding in the future as current understanding is not to obstain as I did through my last child smile.gif

And I'd also take B6 with the unisome. You will feel kinda tired/off all the time but not siiiick! You do have to watch yourself when you start taking it though as it can cause severe drowsiness at first and driving can be impaired. I was always told to start on a Friday so you could sleep all weekend lol.gif
post #37 of 240

I have also used benadryl (on the advice of my ob at the time) when unisom didn't quite cut it and it worked well.  However, the unisom is thought to be a bit safer in the first trimester.  

For me, the b6 helps immensely. 

So far I am having a good day, then a bad day.  Today was bad, but I suspect that was because a neighbor knocked on my door to have me take his daughter into town as she had missed the bus.  I wasn't really alert at that time, and had to leave before eating or showering.  Then, he spent two hours playing a slot machine while I waited to take him back home. I was STARVING, then sick, but also starving.  I debated puking on his shoes to get him moving, but I tried to remind myself that he is an addict and it is a compulsion.  I need to be understanding... 

Understanding is easier after breakfast. 

post #38 of 240

@RainbowAsylum- I would have left him!! You're much more understanding than I am, before AND after breakfast :)

post #39 of 240

fragolina and delightedbutterfly - thank you both!

delightedbutterfly - Good to know about the Unisom and drowsiness!  I'm not quite there yet but if this continues and or gets worse I may need to!  I had heard mixed reviews about peanut butter so I'm glad to hear your doc's recommendations!

fragolina - thats a great explanation, thank you! today seemed to go better after I had cereal with whole milk, and later a small egg salad in spinach wrap with greens. i think protein is def part of the solution or at least it seems like it is? Tomorrow will be more telling I suppose. Tonight too...last night was awful with the nausea. 

rainbow - whoa! I also would have left him! sheesh! 

I was just reading the info on Unisom to my husband and he said what about Drammamine, would that work the same way as Unisom? I said I don't think so because the others are histamine blockers? But what the heck do I know?

post #40 of 240
My dh came home from a trip with two bottles of really good gingerale... Not the corn syrup filled junk, it has real ginger! I am sipping it little by little savoring it! Love real ginger ale!!!
I agree one day will be horrible the next so-so.
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