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TF Pregnancy Club - Welcome to November!

post #1 of 115
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Happy November, all!

Thought I'd start the new one. Here's a link to the last page of the old thread.

Today marks week 23 for me. Whoo! Baby's kicking a LOT! Last night it was so active just before bed I briefly thought, "um....could there be two of them in there?" (It would be kicking/squirming down low, then I'd feel a kick up much higher...can they move that fast?)

I like the "what did you eat today" thread that's started in the TF forum. So in that spirit, today so far I had:
-a smoothie made w/12 oz raw milk, 2 TB almond butter, kelp flakes, one egg yolk, & about 1/2-3/4 cup of mango chunks
-1 tsp cod liver oil (I'll probably have more tonight)
-1C raspberry/nettle/hibiscus tea
-a chunk of pizza from the farmers' market (stopped by on the way to work) - fresh-milled whole wheat crust (not soaked, but I'm making an exception), heirloom tomato sauce, local artisanal cheese

And we're getting on lunchtime, so we'll see what happens next! I'm pretty sure a huge amount of sheeps-milk yogurt happens next.
post #2 of 115
Good call - thanks Steph! Week 12 over here (or week 10 if counting from day of ovulation).
post #3 of 115
Week 13 here and its first thing in the morning so what I had yesterday was: gluten-free coconut banana muffins baked with the help of my little girl, then for lunch I had some of that amazing french onion soup from NT, few fruits in the afternoon plus couple avocadoes and some brie and camembert (pasteurized but organic) and then finally got around to making the NT mayo (using organic safflower oil) and indulged myself with one of my favorite childhood potato salad recipes, with lots of shallots and parsley from my garden and couple hard boiled eggs. It was divine! Have rice soaking at the moment and will make a Jamie Oliver risotto for tonight with bacon and zucchini.

Happy healthy November to all of you pregnant TF mamas!
post #4 of 115
Week 32 here, I'm gettin close! Kind of....

I'm still feeling pokes and kicks all over the place too, I can not figure out how he's situated in there.

I've been super lazy today so I've eaten mostly leftovers today. So here goes:

Soaked oatmeal with sauteed apples

leftover leg of lamb with pea soup and a mixed greens salad


and....thats it, I should be eating more
post #5 of 115
Lurker here. Thought I'd post. I'm due with what will be, God willing, #4 in early April. Currently, I'm 17 weeks.

I'm doing my best at eating TF and since the m/s is gone, things are going better.

Let's see for breakfast I had 2 raw eggs and coconut oil in a bit of orange juice. I had 1 tsp of cod liver oil.

Lunch was a cup of chicken broth, avocado hummus with carrot sticks and a sweet yam doused with butter and a dash of sucanat.

Dinner will be vegetable soup and a spinach salad.

I'm intolerant to dairy, mostly just milk, which was doubly confirmed last Friday after I indulged in some. I had a horrible headache for 2 days. Then just this morning, I thought I would try just a tad bit of yogurt. Goodness, it did a horrible number on my stomach.

I feel like I'm having a bit of trouble keeping my calorie count up there now that I can't drink raw milk anymore. I wonder if drinking the cream would be ok. It seems I can eat things like soured cream and whipped cream without any ill-effects. Hmm....
post #6 of 115
to the pp that mentioned bacon. I'm going to make some right now. Normally, my husband and I don't eat meat on Friday's, but since I'm gestating I can.
post #7 of 115
We should re-post that TF eggnog recipe over here. I would, but I don't know where I put it.
post #8 of 115
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We should re-post that TF eggnog recipe over here. I would, but I don't know where I put it.
oh yes please i'd be interested in that.
post #9 of 115
Can I join? We are preparing to concieve soon and hoping to improve some of our eating habits prior. We do raw dairy, pastured eggs and meat. But we are having a hard time coming up with quick (and cheap!) meals as my DH and I are still both in school.

How did ya'll amp your nutrition prior to conception?
post #10 of 115
16 weeks here Feeling really good finally! The m/s is almost 100% gone and I have some of my energy back. Now if I could just get the rest of it back, that would be great I'm going to make an effort to eat some liver and some more greens this week as that really helps with my energy typically. Also, I just started with daily nettle/RRL infusions so maybe that might make me feel more energetic. I only drank RRL in my last pregnancy in the 3rd trimester (but large amounts), which I think may have helped cause a very rapid labor. I'm going for a more balanced approach this time.

I'm not craving the pastured eggs as much as I was last month. Local organic pears are really tasty right now
post #11 of 115
TF Eggnog

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream or heavy cream
2 egg yolks
vanilla extract or powder to taste
nutmeg to taste
maple syrup or stevia to taste

Put everything in the blender and serve fresh.

You can also try adding a banana (in which case you won't need any other sweetener) and you might try a bit of cinnamon too.
post #12 of 115
Hi, 16 weeks here! Haven't felt any movement yet, but I don't expect to for a bit. That's ok!
My midwife actually just asked me to keep a 3 day diet log to give her next week, so I actually have already written down everything I've eaten today!
3 buttermilk pancakes w/ strawberries and maple syrup (not soaked, sigh)
1 glass orange juice w/ natural vit C powder stirred in (I have a cold)
2 glasses raw milk
2 cups of apple cinnamon tea
2-3 ounces cheese w/ crackers
1 oz dark chocolate w/ almonds (organic fair trade soy free. yummers!)
1 apple
1 chocolate milkshake (we use Breyer's Natural vanilla, AH!Laska syrup, and raw milk. A special rare treat!)
For dinner we are going to have some cottage pie. I'm spending the weekend making beef stock and I'll start some beans soaking tonight, so I can make the NT chili tomorrow.
I still get pretty sick now and then and throw up but I never know when that's going to happen. It looks like I've had a lot of food today although weekdays are much lighter. It's not hard to see, I guess, why I've had no trouble gaining weight!
post #13 of 115
hi everyone! i'm 18 weeks today...time is flying.

i'll post what i had for yesterday's menu since i'm in the future here (i'm in australia, 16 hours ahead).

breakfast - NT granola with crispy almonds, strawberries, flax seeds, cinnamon and yogurt. 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, lightly scrambled. fresh squeezed apple, orange and ginger juice, fish oil.

lunch - chicken from my stock, diced and mixed with homemade mayo, celery and onions (chicken salad) with lettuce, avocado on sprouted wheat bread. carrot sticks with homemade NT yogurt cucumber dip.

dinner - soaked brown rice sauteed in olive oil, eggs, green onions and tamari, topped with a broccoli, mushroom and shrimp stir-fry.

snack - an apple

everything homemade (except for the sprouted wheat) and organic today - hooray! not every day is this good.

thanks for posting your daily menus - they inspire me to eat better, especially when i'm dreaming of nasty oreo cookies.

i'll drink my RRL tea tonight!
post #14 of 115
EENS - I'm missing the raw milk these days, too. If I want to poop, I can't drink it - sorry for TMI! Luckily, I'm ok with a little yogurt. I'm doing some more calorie rich snacks to help with the caloric intake...I need to gain more weight. So, more crispy nuts, avocados, and dips for me. Let me know if you come up with any good high calorie snacks!
post #15 of 115
Wow, all you people are such TF gourmet chefs. I think I'm doing good if I have reheated homemade chicken soup (with stock, of course!) Kindly ignore the donut holes and Kettle Brand potato chips I ate today. Do I get bonus points for a kefir smoothie?
post #16 of 115
32 weeks here and still feeling lots of movement much like roseoffred. Generally speaking I *think* babe is usually head down because I get mostly little wiggles and hiccups towards the bottom and somewhere along the middle part of my belly I get kicks with more oomph behind them. There are still points that babe is transverse though because I very much feel like babe is pushing on either side of my belly towards the middle (like he/she is stretching). My mw is very interested in what this babe's cord is going to look like since even she has experienced how much of a wiggle worm babe can be (makes it hard to find the h/b). She says that the more they move the more corkscrewy the cord looks.

I don't think there are twins there since with my two early u/s (ugh!) the RE only saw one little bean.

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Originally Posted by CholoMama View Post
then for lunch I had some of that amazing french onion soup from NT
Oh...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that soup!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Taedareth View Post
TF Eggnog
Thanks for posting the recipe! I somehow missed that in the last thread and it's definitely up my alley - especially with the banana!

Nothings really seemed appetizing to me today so I'm actually headed to make some right now!
post #17 of 115
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Originally Posted by Taedareth View Post
TF Eggnog

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream or heavy cream
2 egg yolks
vanilla extract or powder to taste
nutmeg to taste
maple syrup or stevia to taste

Put everything in the blender and serve fresh.

You can also try adding a banana (in which case you won't need any other sweetener) and you might try a bit of cinnamon too.
mmmmmm, thank you for posting. I'm tempted, really tempted to try this, but I know I'll be out of commission for two days. I'll just take a wee, little sip of my husband's after I make it for him...
post #18 of 115
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Originally Posted by suzukiaustin View Post
EENS - I'm missing the raw milk these days, too. If I want to poop, I can't drink it - sorry for TMI! Luckily, I'm ok with a little yogurt. I'm doing some more calorie rich snacks to help with the caloric intake...I need to gain more weight. So, more crispy nuts, avocados, and dips for me. Let me know if you come up with any good high calorie snacks!
Will do. I did ok with a bit of raw whipped cream - good for pear or apple dipping. Can you tolerate that?
post #19 of 115
Hello y'all! I had forgotten to come back and resubscribe to the montly threads! I'm at 31 weeks, feeling huge! I like the idea of a food log too!

Bfast: Quinoa pilaff (soaked quinoa, chicken stock, veggies), 1 egg fried in bacon grease, small slice of DH's bday cake (homemade). Plus CLO, butter oil, Vitamineral Green.

snack: part of an apple

Lunch: Spaghetti sauce w/ meat. A few rice noodles tossed in.

Dinner: Roasted chicken, oven fries, vitamins.
Snack 1: popcorn in VCO
Snack 2: another apple

to do: I usually swallow down a lot of raw liver chunks throughout the day - need to do that! Also, need more green stuff & fermented stuff in there!
post #20 of 115
Hi all. I'm only 11 weeks
I forget what I ate most of the day, but for supper I made a chicken cordon bleu casserole
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