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How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it? I have ben interested in cooking for a long time and lived in Europe where there was lots of emphasis on whole foods. I learned about NT here on Mothering, got the book and loved it. Trying to incorporate more and more into our diet.

When is your baby due? Ummmm, any day now. Well, tomorrow would not be a great day, so hopefully not tonight. But yeah, I am pretty sure I am gonna have to leave this club very soon, lol.

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)? This is my second. My dd is 26 months. And Pinky Tuscardo, try not to feel too bad. I let my In-laws take my dd with them running errands today so that I could have a day 'by myself' and they took her to Mc Donald's not once, but twice. akkkkk Once for lunch (chicken nuggets, apples, and water) and then for them to have coffee while she played and had an ice cream cone (but they ate most of it according to them). ugggg

What kind of birth are you having? I am planning on going to a birth center. I would have a home birth except we have bathroom and water issues and I was to be able to have a tub/shower and possibly water birth.

What are your other interests/hobbies? Outside of kids and cooking? Who has time for much more. I do enjoy scrapbooking.

What part of the world do you live in? WA state

One crazy fun fact about yourself! I have a tattoo on my big toe of a strawberry.

How much CLO are you taking currently? Two capsuels of Nordic Naturals lemmon flavor.
post #22 of 433
How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it?I grew up eating according to some TF principles, but not my whole childhood. Then I was a veggie for about 8 years. I came to this forum several years ago, looking to give up soymilk- and the rest is history.

When is your baby due?
March 10

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)?
It will be our third, after a few early early miscarriages. I have a daughter, who is nearly 5, and a son who just turned 3.

What kind of birth are you having?
I get to switch back to my great Ob in Nov. hopefully, when we switch insurance. He let me try for a VBAC last time, even though I ended up with another c-section(not the OB's fault!) I will try for a natural, but I am ok if not, and will be armed with nutrition to help my body recover should I have to have surgery again. I have been skipping my Kaiser appts. And really, the only reason I am not doing homebirth is I have a history of my babies not wanting to come out and no home-birth midwife will agree to it. Like, at all. If you want to know about it, please ask. no flames.....

What are your other interests/hobbies?
Currently I knit, and sew mainly. I am also versed in the fine arts such as painting and pottery, and I sing. I like yoga a lot, and I run.

What part of the world do you live in?
Bay Area, California.

One crazy fun fact about yourself!
Hmmm, let's see- I used to be in a band?.....I also cannot wear non-matching underwear. Can't do it. It has to match my outfit...
How much CLO are you taking currently? About a half tablespoon of Nordic Naturals daily.
post #23 of 433
How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it? About a year, just after dd was born : my husband read the maker's diet and we went from there

When is your baby due? The end of April

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)? Second, dd is 14months

What kind of birth are you having? A HOMEBIRTH!!!!!!

What are your other interests/hobbies? I'm too poor for hobbies I like to read but that's hard to do with a toddler

What part of the world do you live in?Florida

One crazy fun fact about yourself! I really really really want twins:

CLO??? I take the dose WAP says to take.
post #24 of 433
OK so I don't want to eat ANYTHING. I could drink my weight in milk though. Shame I can't afford that. I don't have ms really, I've been gagging when I brush my teeth and that's not normal.

Oh and yesterday I had my first crazy craving. I got dh to make me scrambled eggs b/c I'm so sick and tired of eating hard boiled eggs and I wanted ketchup on them. :Puke I am not a ketchup and on my eggs person but for some reason I really really wanted it even though the thought of actually eating it made me sick. I ate it and it wasn't so bad but the thought of eating it ever again is making me feel a little

As annoying as all that is I'm kinda glad for any symptoms b/c I expected to already be showing and I'm not and I'm like the only person in my ddc not getting an ultrasound this early (that's not really true but it feels that way).
post #25 of 433
How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it?

For about two years. My mom had just joined the WAPF so I started reading about it. I am now the local chapter leader

When is your baby due?

April 28

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)?

This will be my third. I have a five year old son and a daughter that is a year and a half.

What kind of birth are you having?

This will be my second waterbirth at a birthing center.

What are your other interests/hobbies?

I'm trying to learn to belly dance.

What part of the world do you live in?

Columbia, SC
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When is your baby due?

April 28
Mine too!!!! Have you joined the April Due Date Club yet?
post #27 of 433
I hope more people post. I find this such an interesting thread!

I felt SO excited to find MDC online when I became pregnant. I don't know anyone else who eats this way, and as you all know the traditional establishment is NOT down with this diet, so it was very important to me to find a group of like-minded mamas who not only didn't believe I was going to cause myself & the baby irreparable damage, but who could offer anecdotal evidence of their own successes with their previous children!

Thomlynn - have you tried raw "egg nog"? (I hope this doesn't make you gag ) Cup of milk, 2 egg yolks, pinch of vanilla, little bit of maple syrup all blended together. Great way to get your eggs & DANG it's delicious. I've been doing that for the past two days & LOVING it!!

I'm looking forward to seeing how this diet positively affects our little one. I have a very narrow face & needed braces three years, & I'm REALLY REALLY hoping that my diet will ensure our baby doesn't have to deal with anything similar. Granted, I'm not 100% TF - mostly, though. I barely do any coconut products (my ancestors from Russia wouldn't have had ANY access so I'm not that worried about it - on a gut level that just doesn't feel right to me), but I do a decent amount of the other stuff NT suggests.
post #28 of 433
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Thomlynn - have you tried raw "egg nog"? (I hope this doesn't make you gag ) Cup of milk, 2 egg yolks, pinch of vanilla, little bit of maple syrup all blended together. Great way to get your eggs & DANG it's delicious. I've been doing that for the past two days & LOVING it!!
It sounds good!!!! I'm ok with the yolks, it's the whites I'm having trouble with. I know the whites don't have a whole lot but they do have protein and that's where I feel I'm slacking.

DH got me some cheese yesterday and I was able to eat some in the middle of the night last night and I did yogurt for breakfast. I just need to win the lotto and then I can get seven gallons of milk and just drink a gallon a day. That's the only thing that sounds good at the moment.

I think I'll try the egg nog when dd goes down for her nap.
post #29 of 433
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It sounds good!!!! I'm ok with the yolks, it's the whites I'm having trouble with. I know the whites don't have a whole lot but they do have protein and that's where I feel I'm slacking.

DH got me some cheese yesterday and I was able to eat some in the middle of the night last night and I did yogurt for breakfast. I just need to win the lotto and then I can get seven gallons of milk and just drink a gallon a day. That's the only thing that sounds good at the moment.

I think I'll try the egg nog when dd goes down for her nap.
let us know! I have been wanting to try some egg nog lately....I may have to go make some. I have raw cream too....
post #30 of 433
Holy Yummyness!!!!!!! I decided I didn't feel like waiting, it is wonderful. I'm kinda annoyed I didn't try it sooner. Thanks for the reminder. I think this is going to replace smoothies over here.


OK a crazy question. Do you wash your eggs if you're using them raw?? Like the outside of the shell?? I didn't before but now that I'm pregnant the propaganda is getting to me. Anyone do this?? I may go look for that raw foods during pregnancy thread again.....
post #31 of 433
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Holy Yummyness!!!!!!! I decided I didn't feel like waiting, it is wonderful. I'm kinda annoyed I didn't try it sooner. Thanks for the reminder. I think this is going to replace smoothies over here.


OK a crazy question. Do you wash your eggs if you're using them raw?? Like the outside of the shell?? I didn't before but now that I'm pregnant the propaganda is getting to me. Anyone do this?? I may go look for that raw foods during pregnancy thread again.....
I would just because of the handling involved from hen to refridgerator.
but in NT, S.F states clearly that all eggs contain salmonella. It doesn't detract me from eating them raw when pregnant. I already have eaten some raw lately, and feel fine. I think my immune system is ok.
post #32 of 433
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! I'm definitely going to make some every day for a while...it's a great way to get milk AND eggs all at once. Unlike you, I've been having issues with milk - I think I'm just feeling overwhelmed by all the milk fat! Most days I manage at least 3 dairy servings, but sometimes, like yesterday, I think, BLEAH, I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE DAIRY!! On days like that, I supplement with MCH. Don't want baby to leach calcium from my bones!

I never ever used to wash my eggs. I've washed them the past few days though, because for whatever reason the farm didn't wash this batch very well, which is kinda gross, and also, I wanted to save the whites, so I didn't want the whites trailing through dirt on the outside of the shell when I separated them - eck! (Well, I didn't WASH them with soap or anything - I just rinsed/scrubbed them with my fingers under running water - I don't know that that would actually do anything, come to think of it, other than smear any pathogens around, but it made me feel better...!) I think I'm going to be more diligent about washing them from now on, though, now that you've both made me think about it. Bleah!

This may sound a little silly, but I've also been kind of meditating on each egg before using it, with something like "Is this egg safe for me to eat raw?" One egg, I got a "no," so I didn't use it in my egg nog. All the others, no problem.

But you know what, we cook our eggs over easy, so they're all partially raw, anyway!
post #33 of 433
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This may sound a little silly, but I've also been kind of meditating on each egg before using it, with something like "Is this egg safe for me to eat raw?" One egg, I got a "no," so I didn't use it in my egg nog. All the others, no problem.
Very interesting. Maybe I'll try it.

I emailed my farmer and she said she doesn't wash them b/c they have a coating, similar to the amniotic sac, on the outside that actually keeps the germs out. She said that I should be washing them, but right before I use them. Not all in one big batch.

BTW I just made another batch.
post #34 of 433
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Very interesting. Maybe I'll try it.

I emailed my farmer and she said she doesn't wash them b/c they have a coating, similar to the amniotic sac, on the outside that actually keeps the germs out. She said that I should be washing them, but right before I use them. Not all in one big batch.

BTW I just made another batch.
You made some for me? How sweet
post #35 of 433

Hello From Texas...

How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it?

About 5 years now. I found out about Nourishing Traditions from a friend and
that started it all!

When is your baby due?

January 13, 2008

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)?
This is daughter #4! My other daughters are 5 (soon to be 6), 3 (soon to be 4) and 1 (soon to be 2).

What kind of birth are you having?

Natural hospital birth. My DH is a doctor
and not 100% comfortable with homebirths at this
point. We do the Bradley method, and have had
no problems having our birth plan followed in hospital
settings thus far.


What are your other interests/hobbies?

Theology, music, literature, cooking, travel,
good films, art, exercise, studying about homeschooling


What part of the world do you live in?

Texas!

One crazy fun fact about yourself!

Sometimes I crave really weird things like peanut
butter and dill pickles...I guess that's not too
weird for a pregnant person, though!
post #36 of 433
I rinse the eggs off from our hens because I read in the Maker's Diet that salmonella is on the shell.
post #37 of 433
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You made some for me? How sweet
ummmm....yeah sure....
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I rinse the eggs off from our hens because I read in the Maker's Diet that salmonella is on the shell.
I read that too. But I also read somewhere (Maker's Diet? Nourishing Traditions?) that salmonella isn't a problem for people with healthy gut flora.

And in a book on raising your own chickens and selling the eggs, it said you should NOT wash the shells because they're porous, so then the germs go through to the inside of the egg. The book recommended using a bit of sandpaper to rub off any apparent dirt that might be on the shell.
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ummmm....yeah sure....
Aww, damn. Guess I'll have to go buy some more milk and make it myself
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I read that too. But I also read somewhere (Maker's Diet? Nourishing Traditions?) that salmonella isn't a problem for people with healthy gut flora.

And in a book on raising your own chickens and selling the eggs, it said you should NOT wash the shells because they're porous, so then the germs go through to the inside of the egg. The book recommended using a bit of sandpaper to rub off any apparent dirt that might be on the shell.
I just rinse right before I use them. Gosh, people can't even agree about egg washing:

Jen
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