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post #21 of 38
Food I miss: queso casero/cotija (mexican cheeses), feta & blue cheese.. what can I say I love cheese!

I miss sleeping on my tummy and in general being able to sleep without getting up to p just as soon as I'm super comfy ugh!

Love though how my kids are reacting to the baby.. my oldest is such a sweetheart it makes up for the lack of yummy cheese lol
post #22 of 38
Everyone says its only *unpasteurized* soft cheeses you can't have.

Pasteurized cheese is fine. I love a nice pasteurized goats milk feta and I eat blue cheese constantly. At the whole foods many of the cheeses are unpasteurized so you do have to check closely, but lots of them are pasteurized so those are safe. We went to a restaurant the other day (a tea salon actually) and the very nice waiter, seeing two pregnant women at the table, whispered to us, "all our cheeses here are pasteurized" just so we'd feel comfortable -- which I thought was extremely thoughtful.

I do eat meat cooked medium now, because it think that's less risky. And I don't eat cold cuts because the listeria risk scares me.

My big thing I miss -- beer!
post #23 of 38
I miss...brie cheese and tuna.

I also miss (this may be TMI) having frequent sex like when we were trying! Hehee
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by foogoomomma View Post
Food I miss: queso casero/cotija (mexican cheeses), feta & blue cheese.. what can I say I love cheese!

I miss sleeping on my tummy and in general being able to sleep without getting up to p just as soon as I'm super comfy ugh!

Love though how my kids are reacting to the baby.. my oldest is such a sweetheart it makes up for the lack of yummy cheese lol

I mostly meant when going out to eat which.. umm we do a lot haha and if I can't see the label well then. We go to a lot of middle eastern restaurants and I know they make a lot of items themselves so.. I'll stick to eating it at home.

I ate feta yesterday from the store, pasteurized of course
post #25 of 38
Hmm. I miss wearing my favourite skirt. Shallow, huh? But I really like that skirt... and I had a moment of grieving the other day when I realised that, while having the baby might enable me to wear some of my favourite skirts and trousers again, most of my favourite *shirts* won't be suitable for breastfeeding, and so... who knows? I may never wear them again!

Odd that that bugs me, because I'm so not a clothes person. But I think the boredom of only having 3 fittable outfits is beginning to tell... I have my painting-the-house outfit, my 'nice' outfit (which is looking less nice as the weeks go by) and my 'comfy' outfit, which is my 'nice' outfit with a different top.

As long as the outside of a steak is seared, I don't see why there should be any risk of food poisoning. If I remember my food health and safety certificate info rightly, the bacteria only grow on the surface of the meat. If the surface is all munched up, as in mince, the whole lot has to be cooked through, but on a piece of meat like a steak the inside can be as rare as you like, as long as the germies on the outside have been flamed away.

I eat medium rare steak, anyway. I've been trying to get my iron levels up! But I haven't been too paranoid about the infinitesemally-tiny-risk-of-listeria food bans, frankly. Pregnancy's hard enough without agonising over what might happen if I down the milkshake I've been craving for days! That said, I'm lucky that I don't like a lot of the 'forbidden' items anyway--alcohol, coffee, raw fish and so on.

Oh, and I miss biking. And being able to take long walks without feeling sore.
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by solejean View Post
I miss being able to eat a nice rare steak. It's just not as good when it's cooked all the way through.
This has been the biggest reason I've been put off of red meat. I'll do a hamburger every once in a while (and I ask for some pink) but I cannot stand a steak over medium rare. For our anniversary, I had a steak my way but since then, I've given it up.

I miss making it an entire night without getting up. I miss peeing less than 15 times a day.

I'm dreading not being able to sleep on my stomach.

I miss being able to lay out in the sun go out on the boat for hours.

Surprisingly, I'm doing really good without alcohol.
post #27 of 38
My waist, various types of alcohol, staying up past 10pm and not feeling completely exhausted, eating because I want to and am hungry, NOT because I feel like I'm going to literally fall over if I don't eat something RIGHT NOW.
post #28 of 38
There isn't much that I change during pregnancy. I still eat raw sushi (from reputable places), after the first trimester I don't have a problem with a glass of wine or a beer. I don't like lunch meat anyway!

I do miss smoking (like someone else said, it wasn't a habitual thing but when I am stressed, that is where my mind goes) and I miss drinking more than just one beer. I also miss sleeping all night without having to get up and pee.
post #29 of 38
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Oh and I miss not having raging headaches EVERYDAY and being able to take Advil!!

After DD was born, the first THING I asked for was 2 Advil and a sandwich! LOL And OH BOY was that Advil heavenly
post #30 of 38
COFFEE I limit myself to one mug in the morning, but now that I'm in the second trimester, I might just have to have an occasional afternoon mug as well!
post #31 of 38
I miss: alcohol (not an alocoholic, but loved to unwind with a nice drink or beer with hubby at the end of a long day), caffeine, and feeling normal.

I am tired of my hips killing me lying in bed and having to roll from one side to the other, then finally having to move to a semi propped position on my back cuz I just can't take the pain anymore.

I also miss that I didn't get all my weight off before this baby. I had already lost 50 pounds and had about 30-40 to go.

Still eat feta cheese (never have found an unpasteurized version), still eat lunch meat, love love a big ole turkey sub with avocado.
post #32 of 38
I miss: alcohol (not an alocoholic, but loved to unwind with a nice drink or beer with hubby at the end of a long day), caffeine, and feeling normal.

I am tired of my hips killing me lying in bed and having to roll from one side to the other, then finally having to move to a semi propped position on my back cuz I just can't take the pain anymore.

I also miss that I didn't get all my weight off before this baby. I had already lost 50 pounds and had about 30-40 to go.

Still eat feta cheese (never have found an unpasteurized version), still eat lunch meat, love love a big ole turkey sub with avocado.
post #33 of 38
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Eating because I want to and am hungry, NOT because I feel like I'm going to literally fall over if I don't eat something RIGHT NOW.
Yeah, that's a huge one. I'd add to the falling over part "to keep myself from going on a homicidal rampage."
post #34 of 38
did somebody say margaritas? ahhh
post #35 of 38
I miss sleeping on my back
post #36 of 38
This week:

Sleeping on my stomach, sleeping on my back.
post #37 of 38
Sleeping through the night.

Margaritas.

My pants. I like some of my mat pants...but they're not -my- pants.

I -don't- miss my periods or PMS!
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by greenmom4 View Post
No feta? For real? I just had some last night... I think all cheese produced in the US, even the soft cheeses, are pasteurized so feel free to feta away!
In addition to unpasteurized cheese, it is also recommended that pregnant women avoid mold-ripened soft cheeses (like brie) and blue-veined cheeses because they are good growth mediums for listeria spp. FWIW, I eat pretty much the same pregnant as when I'm not pregnant. I am not an especially cautious person and the risks feel kinda far-fetched.

I miss wine - I didn't drink it often but there have been a couple of times recently where I would have *really* enjoyed a big glass to unwind. And I miss my old pants - why are all maternity clothes (especially pants) ill-fitting and/or polyester? I always feel like I'm crawling out of my skin by the time I get home from work and change.

ETA: Feta is safe during pregnancy, assuming it's pasturized.
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