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post #141 of 247
Hi Everyone!

It sounds like a lot of us are due in the next couple of months...crazy how time flies! I am due at the end of March and I am counting down the days...already!

My DH is good for cleaning and for heating up food, so I'm going to have to stock the freezer with stuff and make sure we have some lettuce for salads. He's a fantastic sous chef, but I don't plan on doing much after this baby is born. I guess I should get started on freezer meals now!

Steph117 - I'm envious of your weight gain. I haven't weighed myself in a while, but I know I need to gain some more weight. Watch, this baby is going to be 10 lbs and I'm going to laugh at myself for wanting to gain more weight!!!

Hope everyone is doing well.
post #142 of 247
oh, and I was happy to hear that I'm not the only one who is hormonal around here. The emotions come and go...it's very strange. I didn't have any problems with PPD after DS#1, but I was surrounded by family then. This time around, I'm going to be without any family. I'm a little worried about that.
post #143 of 247
Ooh add me! I'm due in October!

Has anyone else joined Kerry Ann's new forum? Love it!!!
post #144 of 247
Hey there. I'm thinking I should hang out here more often because I have been cooking terribly since we moved 2 months ago. Aanyway, on to the questions.

How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it?
About a year or so I think, since I started seriously learning about it. Last summer I was cooking all kinds of wonderful stuff, trying to make cream cheese and whey (fail), sauerkraut (more fail), mayo (bad bad fail) ketchup (moderate fail)... you get the picture. But, you gotta get back on the bicycle.

When is your baby due?
End of September

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

What kind of birth are you having?
There will definitely be a tub involved and it will be in my house. Now whether or not there is a very hands off lay midwife involved or not is still up in the air.

What are your other interests/hobbies?
Sewing, historical reenactment, reading, being outside. I was going to take up cycling this year (DH is already a pretty serious cyclist and DD loves going for rides) but I guess that's off again.

What part of the world do you live in?
Northeast PA, right next to NY and NJ.

One crazy fun fact about yourself!
Well if playing dress-up for fun isn't crazy enough for you, then I dunno.
post #145 of 247
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Leilalu - 3 cheers for MIL cooking what you like! Hopefully everyone else will "let" you relax (if you can) for at least a few days after the little one arrives, before you feel the need to start cleaning obsessively...

newcastlemama - hope you had a happy anniversary! So, did your DH cook for you, to celebrate?

suzukiaustin - what makes you say you need to gain more weight? I mean - is someone else telling you that, or just a feeling? I've been continually astonished at how quickly I've picked it up - but I guess I started really small, with only a teeny fat store, so my body's hoarding calories.

Wow, sounds like a lot of DPs here are expert re-heaters only! Oh well...

WELCOME to DreamsinDigital & paquerette! Look forward to getting to know you. DreamsinDigital - feel free to "introduce" yourself more thoroughly if you'd like! :0) Paquerette - your description of trying new dishes "(fail)" cracked me up...I've been through the same thing! I'm sure most of us have... and your "gotta get back on the bicycle" thing was funny in light of what you said later about not being able to take up cycling :P
post #146 of 247
Behind on the thread and not sure I subbed to this one so subbing! We BD'd right on O day this month so I'm in the 2WW and hoping to have a TF baby in for the 9 month soak Going to read the thread to catch up!
post #147 of 247
haha and I am subbed. geez pg brain and I'm not even pg (or just a little bit pg ) but still way behind *sigh* story of my life!
post #148 of 247
Just call me the birth announcements lady - HollyWhittemore had her daughter on 1/14! And yes...I'm still lurking around here.
post #149 of 247
Sorry for the lame introduction. I'm totally a drive-by poster. :P

How long have you been interested in Traditional Foods and how did you first learn about it?
I was introduced to the idea from here on MDC. I started really working on converting my family within the last 6 months.

Which number child will this be for you, and what are the ages of your other children (if any)? I am on baby #5. I have 3 sons ages 8, 4 and 2, and a daughter who will be 1 on 2/9.

What kind of birth are you having? Our 3rd homebirth.

What are your other interests/hobbies? Well, with 4 kids I don't really have time for hobbies. I love to knit and sew but I rarely have time anymore.

What part of the world do you live in? Southern Washington.

One crazy fun fact about yourself! I'm fresh out of those. Sorry.
post #150 of 247
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Originally Posted by steph117 View Post
and your "gotta get back on the bicycle" thing was funny in light of what you said later about not being able to take up cycling :P
Well, hopefully I can get back on it in a year and a half, with a toddler seat on it.
post #151 of 247
Mamas, have we already talked about dehydrating/encapsulating the placenta as a nutritional remedy for PPD? All the instructions I've seen online call for steaming and baking the placenta at 225* until it crumbles easily and can be put in capsules. But it seems to me that it would retain the greatest nutritional value if dehydrated at no more than 95*. Would it come out too tough to grind up?

http://placentabenefits.info/articles.asp
post #152 of 247

Info for 40ish mom to be

I have a question: a non-tf mom is 40ish and is wanting to try for another baby. I'mnew to TF, but really believe that it's the healrhiest way o go (pardon, i'm typing with one hand). What are the esentials for healthy eating and/or supplementing in prep for conception and pregnancy? Is there somewhere that would have daily recommendations for pregnant women?
post #153 of 247
You might want to recommend the Brewer diet. It pushes protein, whole grains, green veggies. http://www.blueribbonbaby.org/brewer-diet-checklists/
post #154 of 247
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Originally Posted by birthbabyjunkie View Post
I have a question: a non-tf mom is 40ish and is wanting to try for another baby. I'mnew to TF, but really believe that it's the healrhiest way o go (pardon, i'm typing with one hand). What are the esentials for healthy eating and/or supplementing in prep for conception and pregnancy? Is there somewhere that would have daily recommendations for pregnant women?
Here is the WAPF diet for pregnant and nursing mothers--
http://www.westonaprice.org/children...ormothers.html

I don't follow the diet exactly because I have food intolerances so
I focus in getting in fat soluables (from butter, Cod liver oil, and liver), protein (usually from red meat), and minerals from broths and veggies.

I would read this too-- Vitamin A for Fetal DevelopmentBy Mary G. Enig, PhD
http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyour...n-a-fetal.html

Jen
post #155 of 247
Sorry, I misread. I thought she meant the lady she was asking for wasn't really into TF but she wanted something that was close.
post #156 of 247
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Originally Posted by birthbabyjunkie View Post
I have a question: a non-tf mom is 40ish and is wanting to try for another baby. I'mnew to TF, but really believe that it's the healrhiest way o go (pardon, i'm typing with one hand). What are the esentials for healthy eating and/or supplementing in prep for conception and pregnancy? Is there somewhere that would have daily recommendations for pregnant women?

To add to what others have suggested, I would also suggest a detox period beforehand.
Because: I have heard that morning sickness can be much rougher on someone who needs a detox. Or who's system is off balance. Because your body is dealing with more hormones on top of everything else.

It may make things a bit easier-or not
post #157 of 247
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Originally Posted by birthbabyjunkie View Post
I have a question: a non-tf mom is 40ish and is wanting to try for another baby. I'mnew to TF, but really believe that it's the healrhiest way o go (pardon, i'm typing with one hand). What are the esentials for healthy eating and/or supplementing in prep for conception and pregnancy? Is there somewhere that would have daily recommendations for pregnant women?
I'd also like to add that B vitamins, especially B6, are really useful in preventing morning sickness. I really pushed the B vitamins over the summer (by way of liver and nutritional yeast) knowing that I was going to get pregnant, and I had WAY less morning sickness with this pregnancy than I had with dd.
post #158 of 247
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Originally Posted by paquerette View Post
Sorry, I misread. I thought she meant the lady she was asking for wasn't really into TF but she wanted something that was close.
You really weren't far off, tbh. The WAPF diet for Pregnant and Nursing Moms is actually the Brewer Diet in disguise (w/the addition of a few items). I think it's sad that the WAPF doesn't acknowledge that fact given that Dr. Brewer has them beat since his original diet was published first.
post #159 of 247
double post sorry, server is doing funny things!
post #160 of 247
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You really weren't far off, tbh. The WAPF diet for Pregnant and Nursing Moms is actually the Brewer Diet in disguise (w/the addition of a few items). I think it's sad that the WAPF doesn't acknowledge that fact given that Dr. Brewer has them beat since his original diet was published first.
I agree the WAP diet is the Brewer diet with some elaborations and additions for a TF lifestyle. I also agree that they should give a nod towards the awesome work Dr. Brewer did throughout his life, right up to the end. They may be more hostile towards it b/c he didn't recommend raw milk - he just recommended regular whole milk. But really, his work and dedication were phenomenal and it would be nice for the WAPF to acknowledge that and say "here's even more info for you to make this diet excellent."
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