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post #21 of 93
I have three cups of coffee on press days.
post #22 of 93
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Originally Posted by Diva Mama View Post
A recent conversation in a coffeee emporium I refuse to name:

jackass: "Uh, decaf still contains caffeine"
me: "They taught you that in barista school?"
jackass: "I just figured since pregnant women aren't supposed to have caffeine..."
me: "If you were paid to figure you'd know that a rapid withdrawal from caffeine would only screw with my adrenal glands and compromise my health and my baby's more than a serving of caffeine ever could. But since you're not paid to figure, you're paid to fill my order, why don't you get on that?"

I love New York.
Oh how I want someone to challange my coffee order so I can repeat that!

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post #23 of 93
I am so glad to hear I'm not the only coffee drinker! It is my every-morning routine- get my cup up coffee & sit here to enjoy our ddc. I sit here this very moment with my coffee in my lovely purple mug in front of me, excited to read up on everything I missed all night (& morning, being on the west coast & all).

I have been eating chocolate WAY more than I normally do, & way more than I normally ever have during pregnancy! I certainly do get more lax with each pregnancy...
post #24 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diva Mama View Post
A recent conversation in a coffeee emporium I refuse to name:

jackass: "Uh, decaf still contains caffeine"
me: "They taught you that in barista school?"
jackass: "I just figured since pregnant women aren't supposed to have caffeine..."
me: "If you were paid to figure you'd know that a rapid withdrawal from caffeine would only screw with my adrenal glands and compromise my health and my baby's more than a serving of caffeine ever could. But since you're not paid to figure, you're paid to fill my order, why don't you get on that?"

I love New York.
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post #25 of 93
And on a major way off topic side note-- Almost no one ever says anything to me during my pregnancies like you guys have gone through. No one has EVER said a word about all the coffees I've bought in cafes & carried around with me, or the raw milk I buy or my breastfeeding in public (with my giant pregnant belly hanging out!) or anything else I can think of. People just don't make comments to me but I know it's because they think I'm scary looking or they're just too distracted by staring at me to even really notice what I'm doing. What with my crazy-long fire engine red dreads & facial piercing & such I think maybe they can sense my inner demon. I would SO tell someone to shove it if they told me I shouldn't be doing this or that while pregnant. Or else they just can't get over how freakish I look to actually speak to me. But it works out fine for me!!
post #26 of 93
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Originally Posted by starry_mama View Post
Well, I guess I shouldn't tell that lady at your Wendy's about the meth lab in my basement then huh?


They might refuse to give you your sweet and sour sauce if you tell them that.

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Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
I'm officially convinced then, that I have an Inner New Yorker. I wish I could master the accent.

I won't say what naughty thing I did last night, but BOY do I feel great this morning.
Oh, do tell. :

And I just got a HUGE basket of handmade carmel apples from my dad. Holy crap they are good. You know who is going to gain 20 pounds this week now!

Diva Mama
post #27 of 93
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Originally Posted by expectantmami View Post
They are after me for drinking Diet Coke AND eating sushi at the same time!
Mmm...diet coke and sushi
post #28 of 93
Mmmm. Sushi. We nearly went to get some while we were on vacation (Elliot LOVES sushi) but I was scared someone would get in my face about it, and I didn't want to eat something else from their normal food menu.

Weirdly, the only thing I've actually gotten crap about was wanting to take a shower after my prenatal massage -- massage oil gets to my skin if I don't wash it off. Apparently, according to the half-trained teenager on the phone, hydrotherapy isn't allowed for pregnant women and unless I got a signed and notarized letter from my care provider specifically giving permission they wouldn't allow me to use their facilities.

Yeah. You should have SEEN my midwife's face when I walked in and asked for a permission slip to take a shower.
post #29 of 93
I got slack at the coffee shop, but I was actually ordering for our meeting at work, I bought a gallon of mocha and a few six-shotters and some double latte's , and I actually wasn't getting myself anything but they guy at the window was like "WOW- I hope this isn't all for you." I didn't think it was a rude comment, I thought it was sarcastic, so I said Yes, it's all for me, I'm drinking for two" and he laughed.

I do drink a cup a day of coffee, it's a ritual. And YES the cup is enormous, but it;s still just a cup.

According to LLL or ACOG or something official like that, moderate coffee drinking, which amounts to 1 pot a day, is OK. Can you imagine drinking a whole pot of coffee? Maybe if I did I wouldn't be so tired. I just wouldn't want to pee that much.
post #30 of 93
I was in Trader Joe's doing my Thanksgiving shopping and came to the wine section. My DD asked what I was doing and I said picking out some wine honey.

A lady next to me said "of course that's not for you!"
Me - "just a small glass with dinner!"
Lady - "don't they have non-alcoholic wine?" and starts looking for it.
Me - "Yes, but it tastes terrible. Anyway, I'm only 2 weeks away from my due date so I don't think a glass of wine will hurt him any." (still smiling and being sweet mind you!)
Lady - "I would think this would be the worst time to drink!"
Me - realizing that this lady is an idiot I say "Well, other people are going to be drinking wine at my house so I'm buying this." and I walked off.

This is the only time anyone has said anything to me about anything but I was in total shock. She was so clueless!!
post #31 of 93
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Originally Posted by hollyru View Post
I was in Trader Joe's doing my Thanksgiving shopping and came to the wine section. My DD asked what I was doing and I said picking out some wine honey.

A lady next to me said "of course that's not for you!"
Me - "just a small glass with dinner!"
Lady - "don't they have non-alcoholic wine?" and starts looking for it.
Me - "Yes, but it tastes terrible. Anyway, I'm only 2 weeks away from my due date so I don't think a glass of wine will hurt him any." (still smiling and being sweet mind you!)
Lady - "I would think this would be the worst time to drink!"
Me - realizing that this lady is an idiot I say "Well, other people are going to be drinking wine at my house so I'm buying this." and I walked off.
YOU: SHUT THE HELL UP LADY!

This is the only time anyone has said anything to me about anything but I was in total shock. She was so clueless!!
I wonder what was in her flu shot.

You could so turn that whole discussion around and it could be about herr flu shot.
post #32 of 93
At my first appt. at the birth center they told me to either do away with sweets or limit it to 1 time a week. I was like yeah right!! Since then they haven't said anything else though and I usually have sweets at least once a day.
post #33 of 93
Thread Starter 
I had a cup of coffee daily, until a few weeks ago - now its only once a week or so. For some reason, my body no longer is fond of it. Poop.

So - hot cocoa it is.

I have had 1/4th of the yummiest Madtown Nutbrown Ale, twice. I beg my DP to open a bottle (we're really not drinkers, we have to force ourselves to go through a 6pack of ale/stout, though we love it,) and then just barely touch my tongue to it every once in a while.

I'll be drinking a glass of wine, if we end up at any solstice/xmas parties.
Oh, and sushi is my first postpartum meal. I'd eat it now, but its a bit of a splurge for us.
post #34 of 93
Thread Starter 
Zjande - Its funny, though I'm about as much of a crazy freak as you are, I tend to dress a bit like a yuppie. No one has ever said anything negative to me in public.
Not that I can recall anyways.

I'm on the 'wish they would' team - as I'd love to rant and rave about the benefits of nursing a toddler/cosleeping/noncircing/nonvaxing, etc etc so on and so forth.

Apparently I still look pretty scary.
post #35 of 93
I have been SO good up until a couple weeks ago. I have started eating sweets like crazy. I just finished a bag of rolos that I bought just last night. : I haven't been able to drink coffee in SO long because of my anxiety, but I had a little on Thanksgiving and was fine. I'm seeing more coffee in my future. I've even taken a couple of sips of dh's beer. : Not proud of it, but I figure at full term it can't be too bad. Oh well, I need some good things to keep me sane until this baby comes out.
post #36 of 93
I had someone at McD's (which I never ever eat but I NEEDED french fries) tell me that I should be "thinking of my babies health and not my own cravings".

My Response: "Lady I spent 6 months of this pregnancy puking up bile. If I want a CARTON of G-D french fries, I'll damn well have them".
Her: "Well aren't we a little hormonal today."
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Oh and my younger, newly in a relationship, non childbearing BROTHER informed me that "in his opinion"... cravings are just a way for pregnant women to get even more attention. I'm SOOOOO glad he lives in Florida and I've only had to see him a total of 4 days this entire pregnancy.

P.S. I eat Sushi every chance I get, usually with a BIIIIIIIIIG glass of coke.
post #37 of 93
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Originally Posted by NikkiTwist View Post
I had someone at McD's (which I never ever eat but I NEEDED french fries) tell me that I should be "thinking of my babies health and not my own cravings".

My Response: "Lady I spent 6 months of this pregnancy puking up bile. If I want a CARTON of G-D french fries, I'll damn well have them".
Her: "Well aren't we a little hormonal today."
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That's awesome!
post #38 of 93
I've been feeling so guilty over my dt. Coke habit. I feel a bit better reading here that I'm not the only one sneaking some things. My OB (Before I switched to a m/w) said it was okay to have 2 servings of each per day (sweetener and caffeine) so I had one of those 16 oz. bottles of dt. Coke frequently-probably 5 x a week. I didn't mean to, it just happened. I have had issues with my b/p going way up though in the last couple of weeks, so now I have sworn off of it entirely. ::sigh::
post #39 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diva Mama View Post
A recent conversation in a coffeee emporium I refuse to name:

jackass: "Uh, decaf still contains caffeine"
me: "They taught you that in barista school?"
jackass: "I just figured since pregnant women aren't supposed to have caffeine..."
me: "If you were paid to figure you'd know that a rapid withdrawal from caffeine would only screw with my adrenal glands and compromise my health and my baby's more than a serving of caffeine ever could. But since you're not paid to figure, you're paid to fill my order, why don't you get on that?"

I love New York.
Rofl, that's great!!
post #40 of 93
After losing 4 lbs in a week because my DD was extremely ill, we'd been in the ER twice, I was completely stressed out - I went to McDonald's and ordered an Egg McMuffin for the sheer calories and protein. The guy who took my money said, "Isn't that fattening for the baby? To eat McDonald's?" He was like, 19. I just stared at him until the transaction was over.

THEN, I called my dermatologist to get a very small plantar wart removed. I wanted it gone before I had the baby so that if someone was to rub my feet I wouldn't feel self-conscious about it. I've had it done before, absolutely NO big deal, takes about 2 seconds, doesn't hurt much. The Dr. said he couldn't do it because pain could cause me to go into premature labor! Yeah - I broke my toe in the 2nd trimester, and failed to have the baby right at that point...
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