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#1 of 7 Old 11-16-2004, 02:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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not to make childbearing out to be some tedious task that requires us to surrender our most cherished self-indulgences, but -

what have you given up since you've become PG/a mother?

I haven't really given up much since I've become a mother, except going out and staying out late and partying. I have prolonged getting a lot of tattoos since being PG, and breastfeeding.

And since being PG again, I have sworn off drinking alcohol (okay, I'll had a sip of red wine and probably will again,) gave up nail polish last time, hair dye (not like I dye my hair anymore...), coffee, most all caffeine (except tea and sips of coke in a rare moments of weakness ( i dont' even drink coke normally!) skateboarding, and that's about it.

What do you miss?
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I miss my barq's rootbeer.
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With this pregnancy, I gave up being a student and dream of starting nursing school. (I am really ok with this now! Thanks Ladies. I WILL go back when baby is age appropriate)
Caffiene (about 95% still drink tea with a little & occasional sip when I have a really bad headache), OTC meds for my allergies (talk about suffering!).
Can not think of anything else other than a staight nights sleep due to peeing so darn much!!!!!!

Cristina - "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." Maya Angelou
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hmmm, at twelve weeks along, i mostly miss my scalding hot, relaxing baths. i also miss the occasional drink with friends, and am starting to miss wearing cute clothes, as i transition into more comfortable, but less attractive stretchy clothes, lol. i'm also putting off getting another piercing.
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booze! hehe.. uhm extra large english toffee cappucinos from Tim hortons.. all that sugar and caffiene.. not much else really...
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I have given up alcohol (I only had it occasionally), going out to see bands play (too much cigarette smoke), caffine, and running. I was running 4 miles 3x a week, but I quit because I thought it would not be good to put the baby through all that impact or get my body too hot. I was told I could continue at a slow pace but I still decided to stop until next summer or fall. I actually quit exersicing altogether once the tiredness and queasiness set in but, now I started walking again just today!!!

I really don't mind giving up these things. I'm so happy to do it for my little bambino
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Yeah, it's just another labor of love!
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