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Any expectant or planning mamas wanna talk food or just commiserate?

We're early pg here (well, abt 9 wks), and I find I have some specifically TF experiences and questions.

Like feeling super guilty for eating boxed cereal (it was organic!) instead of pastured eggs which we do have due to food aversions happening. Whereas if I tell most people that, they will just give me the puzzled look, who cares if your cereal is not homemade soaked grains or grain free, kwim?

It would be nice to hear tips from others or just have understanding allies as we go down this baby-making journey!

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Haha, I get what your saying completely!  :)  I ate lots of organic boxed cereal while preg, because I didnt know about traditional foods at the time.  I now eat pastured organic eggs almost every morning (started this when baby was about 1-2 months old and I was first getting in to TF)

And some mornings we eat soaked oats (and sometimes I forget to soak them but we still eat them).   I'm impatiently waiting for the time when I can TTC again on a TF diet and have a TF pregnancy!  lol.   we dont even buy boxed cereal anymore, although i did buy this last week, just got it, havent tried it, but got it not as a breakfast food but just as a snack  http://livesuperfoods.com/lydias-organics-grainless-apple-cereal.html

I love this brand of  crackers tho so hoping that stuff is good too

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It's so not my MO to depend on premade foods but my fam is pressuring me for easy stuff just as I am aversive to all the yummy high fat/ high protein foods we usually eat, plus I'm experiencing some fatigue and not wanting to cook, so . . . they got boxed cereal which of course I ended up eating too.

I want to get back on track, though, so hoping you mamas will inspire me! I was pretty tf/primal during the preconception phase, so I feel good about that.

Also, even with the nausea, I am experiencing waaaaay less than I did w my two non-tf pg's. Drinking kombucha in the morning really helps smile.gif

I was taking organndelight and fclo before we C'd, but now I can barely handle my prenatals beforebed, actually wake in the middle of the night w nausea from vitamins! Gotta get back on 'em tho, hoping the queasiness passes in a couple weeks andnI can grt back on my pre-pg supplements.

Any other tf mamas trying or expecting?

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What type of prenatals are you taking?   My first pregnancy was very mainstream, I was 18 and clueless.  I puked daily for the first 3 months, always right after my prenatal vitamin which was a nasty synthetic thing, RRGH.  With my second, I had switched to eating all organic foods, very little processed foods, all grass fed animal products, butter, raw milk at about 18wks pregnant, whole foods based prenatals, etc.  I didnt even know about TF or WAPF then, so I didnt take FCLO, kombucha, kefir, fermented veggies, bone broths or liver, but I did a lot more right than I did with the first and it was amazing how different my pregnancies felt.  I was so much healthier and more energy, not sick much the 2nd (I did have some food aversions and not a huge appetite, but it ended quickly) had an awesome home birth with a 9 and a half pound baby (my first was 8lbs), so it just tells me what a difference/what a good thing even the changes I had made make in pregnancies!

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I'm taking the Rainbow Light Organic, but only 2/day tho you are supposed to take 3--the %s were way over 100 with the full dose. Also eating nutritional yeast on food pretty much daily for the B vites. Really want to get back on the fclo and organdelight, but I'm going to wait til this pukey phase passes. Also Floradix cal/mag here and there, I'll def do the Floradix iron toward the end, too.

With my first, I was pretty mainstream and didn't question much, but ate really healthy considering, lots of meat and vegetables and fruit, not much processed stuff-still puked every day for the first tri. Second baby, I had been whole foods vegetarian for a few years and stuck with that thru my pg--hyperemesis at the beginning and then some sickness atthe end. So THIS baby, who only leaves me with nausea but not much actual vom happening lol.gif is the least queasy pg I've had yet!

I'm having a hard time cooking, lol. I cant stand thinking about or touching raw pork at this time, which is bad news since we got part of a pig before we C'd! I'm pretty sure I could handle some tasty carnitas or chops if someone else made them, though eat.gif so I'm hoping dh can take over on that--he works graves tho, and isn't much for planning ahead. Maybe dd will do us a crockpot pork shouder . . . redface.gif she's not too squeamish with raw meat and likes to cook!

Eta Ihave to say, I'm a little intimidated of aving a big baby, though! First was just under 6# and relatively easy to push out, second was 7 3/4# and I definitely FELT the difference when pushing. A niner+ kinda freaks me out, but I know my body won't grow a baby too big for me to birth. i'm a slight 5', tho. I'm cool with a small, healthy baby orngbiggrin.gif

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I'm just under 5'3", 120lbs prepregnancy weight, and had a 9.5lb-er!  Lol, he was born at 40wks and 6days, I went over because I had a super bad cold I couldnt kick.  Looking back I needed lots of ferments I think!  Lol, but at the time I'd never even heard of them...  And of course the FCLO and the D that I would get from it...

I felt less sick after switching from the Rainbow Light Organics to the Garden of Life prenatals.  I was taking the RL's because they were the cheapest whole foods vitamin on the market, but stopped taking them because they contain ginseng and I had a few other complaints that I dont remember lol, but after I started taking the GOL (amazon now has a really good deal on them with subscribe and save, 2 months worth for like 33$, and I only took 2/day instead of the recommended 3, so even cheaper) I felt less queasy, maybe it was just the timing, or maybe it was the switch, who knows :)

Anyway, your totally right, your body wont make a baby too big.  With my first, I had an epidural (told you, I was mainstream, clueless), she was much smaller than my second, and I had a horrible tear and her shoulders got stuck after her head was out, and I pushed for 40 min.  The Dr handled it terribly, could have severly injured her.  Anyway, with my much bigger second babe, I didnt tear AT ALL.  His shoulders got stuck as well, and my midwife actually reached up in me and grabbed him under the arm pit and pulled him out!  So his huge body, plus her whole hand, no tear.  And I only pushed for 10 minutes.  (I was laying on my back, had I been in a better position, he may not have gotten stuck). Dont be afraid, our bodies know what they are doing :)  Birth works!  And it is an amazing experience!   My midwife said she thought my body was working really hard to get him out though, I dont remember why she said that,

I attribute my not tearing with this much bigger baby+a hand to several things: Better nutrition therefore healthier/stronger tissues, being able to work with my contractions while pushing instead of being told when to push and not being able to feel anything.

Ohhh man now your really making me want another!  Lol, I cant wait to TTC, I hate not being able to!  I want to wait probably unti DS is 2 to TTC again, and he is only 7 months right now!  I dont know if I can make it that long without accidentally getting pregnant anyway tho!  Haha!

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1love, you are cracking me up with how excited you are and not being able to wait/accidently getting one before your lo is two.

We held out for 18 mo before we got this little surprise! Not bad spacing (theyll be abt 2.5 yrs apart) tho I wouldve preferred longer (my first two are 7 yrs apart and I LOVE that).

You can be eating the foods you would be if ttc--it's just "pre-ttc" wink1.gif and be getting super nutrition for you and your nursling.

I have been craving avocados and bacon, so that along w dry skin is telling me I must need more fats. Discovered that eggs, though unpalatable in the mornings, are a quite fine bedtime snack when boiled and then sprinkled with nutritional yeast and sea salt--so now at least I have a way to get those wonderful pastured eggs into my body smile.gif

I have meatball calzones planned for dinner tomorrow and will stir some of my frozen lilver pate into the meat--I made a legit effort to eat the pate with crackers and could. not. do it, but I guess it doesnt matter how it gets eaten as long as it does!

Dunno abt switching vitamins only because I have two bottles of the Rainbow--I originally looked at the GOL and now dont remember why I decided against those in favor of the RAinbow. I'll keep it in mind, though.

Now off to bed after I swallow those caps! Gnite!

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Hahaha, yeah it would be nice to have my first 2 farther apart.  They are 21 months apart and it has been very hard.  And I want another one??!  Whats wrong with me!?  But, I do!  Now that DS is not snuggly at all anymore, I REALLY want a newborn to snuggle with!!  haha.  Anyway, I'm still taking the GOL while nursing too.  And I'm eating good, TF foods for the most part while nursing, and pre-conception!  Yes I am thinking already about how I'm preparing my body to TTC.  And how I can be preparing DH to have some good, healthy sperm!  Lol!  

I'm getting off of here before I think too much more about having another, hehe I'm always saying to DH "why am I not pregnant!?"   But I know I do NOT need another right now, and I do believe spacing is very important!    Ok, goodnight, I'm just blabbing on and on sorry

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OMG, what is wrong with me!!? (yes, I know I'm back on and said I was going to bed), I forgot to tell you that my midwife recommends a pregnancy tea for all her pregnant ladies.  It is this- equal parts red raspberry leaf, peppermint, and alfalfa tea.  The alfalfa is mostly for the vitamin K to prevent bleeding at birth, so my plan for next time is not to add the alfalfa until the end of the 2nd trimester.  And, guess what the peppermint is in there for??  NAUSEA!!  Seriously, what is wrong with me, I cant believe I forgot to mention that!!  So, go get some peppermint tea lol, hopefully it will help!  And red raspberry is just supposed to be great for a woman period, but my MW said its a uterine toner, and especially helpful on second, third, etc pregnancies.

I like Celebration Herbals teas, vitacost has them :)

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I am 12 weeks pg with #2, DD is 8.5 m old.  We've been gradually switching over to a TF way of life (it really is a way of life!) since I was about 20 wks pg with DD.  With DD I had HG (had to take zofran bawling.gif) and was sick the entire pregnancy!  It was horrible.  Thankfully I had an easy homebirth (I did choke dwon- I mean drink- lots of RRL/nettle infusion) and DD was 9 lb and a very strong, healthy, alert baby.

 

This time I get sick once before breakfast, and that's it!  It's wonderful.  I do need to eat regularly, and I feel nauseous, but I can't complain.  I don't know whether its the TF or a coincidence- guess we'll see how my future pgs fare!  I have two local farm eggs and homemade sourdough everyday for bf.  The food aversions are a pain, I don't want any green salads, salmon or nuts.  I still manage my FCLO oil though which is crazy!  And I still BF DD joy.gif  Oh and I have a total aversion to eating out!  Idon't want to eat out anyway, but DH always wants too, it's a good excuse not too hehehe.

 

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Doh! eyesroll.gif How have I been forgetting about RRL so far? I will definitely try that blend, 1love, thanks so much for the tip.

Does anyone know how much herb to water ratio for rrl or other mother infusions?

Dove, I'm still nursing my tot, too! It is bothgreat and grating at the same time lol.gif

And btw, your sourdough sounds delish! I have a culture but haven't started it yet because I am barely keeping up with the "food babies" I have: kombucha, milk n water kefirs. I've been pretty good in the past with LF condiments and sides, but we are in a weird spot with the garden--mostly just getting greens like kale and leaf cabbages. Hmm maybe I could make kim chee? I just got a load of avocadoes--I'll make LF guac!

I dropped $175 at the grocery store today--I totally bought bread and cheese greensad.gif I will get back on with baking and cheesemaking, tho in the meantime we still need to eat, and I'm so not wanting a lot of kitchen work.

Actually, I'm making a batch of raw feta either tonight or tomorrow! But it sits a while before ready.

Which brings me to a question:

Do you disregard food warnings for pregnant ladies? Like no soft cheese, lunchmeat, sushi, raw juice, raw milk and eggs, etc.

Itseems counter-intuitive to me, but then I stressed myself out reading abt listeria in pregnancy greensad.gif I've pretty much ignored that kind of stuff with both of my pgs so far and we've been okay.

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I just fillled a 15oz glass mug with almost boiling filtered water and poured it over my 2 tea bags, let it sit covered about 20 min, then drink.  I didnt worry too much about it lol, nothing exact by any means

Haha I BFed DD until 21 weeks into my last pregnancy!  When we quit she was only 16.5 months old, a little young IMO, but I needed a break, it was getting to me feeding 2.  I'm sure had I been more TF at the time it would have been easier.

How do you make LF guac??  I love to make my own, but never have made a LF version!  And how do you make your cheese?  I've always bought Lifeline and Sierra Nevada raw milk cheese.

And, YES, ABSOLUTELY ignore the no raw foods warnings!!  Haha, I drank raw milk and ate raw cheese and lunchmeats, sprouts, weeds straight out of my yard, etc throughout my pregnancy!  Those are some of the healthiest things you can eat!  Of course if the milk was from a CAFO then dur you wouldnt drink it raw, thats why they HAVE to pasturize most store milk, because its from a disgusting CAFO and loaded with nasty stuff that isnt found on a pasture!!

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And, YES, ABSOLUTELY ignore the no raw foods warnings!!  Haha, I drank raw milk and ate raw cheese and lunchmeats, sprouts, weeds straight out of my yard, etc throughout my pregnancy!  Those are some of the healthiest things you can eat! 

Yes, see that's what I think too, but I sometimes find myself oh so slightly susceptible to the prevalent culture of fear and will question things, like hey maybe I am wack since nobody else does this!

Thats why checkpoints like mdc are so great orngbiggrin.gif especially if one lives in a "non-crunchy" (tho I dont like the word crunchy much) area.

LF Guac--I think there's a video tutorial or recipe on the gnowfglins site (that's where I got it), but my formula is 3Tb active whey or salt (any combo of 3 like 3/0, 2/1, 1/2, etc) to 1 qt condiment. Sometimes I use 3Tb Bubbies pickle juice instead. So mash avocado and add whatever seasonings you usually use, enough to make abt 4 C, then stir in the whey/salt and let sit covered at room temp 6+ hrs. Can do the same with salsa smile.gif

For feta, I just use the Fiasco farms recipe one their website, it's a lot easier than I thought it would be! Raw or kefir cheeses are wicked expensive here, but I can get raw cow milk for $5/gal, so it made sense to explore some fromagerie! Ideally, I'd love to make all the cheese we consume, but for real my family is a cheese eater. So usually I just don't buy it and we get on fine. I am too tired to make the cheese tonight (wore out from multiple grocery stores in the hea!) so I'll do it when I'm fresh in the am.

What I've never got the hang of is yogurt--I looooove greek yogurt. I must one day master a super thick raw yogurt! I think I really need a yogurt maker to get it right.

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Yes, see that's what I think too, but I sometimes find myself oh so slightly susceptible to the prevalent culture of fear and will question things, like hey maybe I am wack since nobody else does this!
Thats why checkpoints like mdc are so great orngbiggrin.gif especially if one lives in a "non-crunchy" (tho I dont like the word crunchy much) area.

I get that way too.  I start thinking once in a great while "I'm eating all this fat, oh I am going to get fat!"  Or "oh my gosh this milk was in a goat this morning, and now I am drinking it, eew!"  I've gotten past those thoughts for the most part.  When I first started drinking goats milk I would gag because all I could think about was the milk coming out of the goat.  Haha, stupid!  But I made myself drink it, and now I've become used to it so dont even think twice.  Same with FCLO, I'm used to the oil going down my throat, but before I would gag because of the feeling, and taste of course lol.

I live in a VERY conservative area, I dont know if it gets more not-crunchy/anti-crunchy than this!  So I feel very much alone, and it is nice to get on MDC (sometimes even MDC moms can be discouraging tho and have pretty mainstream ideas) and communicate with like-minded moms, because sometimes I start getting really down and start feeling like maybe I am doing things wrong, I am the ONLY one doing this stuff!  I know I am not, but everyone around here thinks I'm ridiculous.  Eating organic food, breastfeeding (yes, you are considered pretty strange here if you BF!), cloth diaper, fermenting, not vaxing, ETC.   I have a few encouraging friends, but we dont get to talk much, so I feel a bit like its me against the world.   People actually go out of their way here to tell you that you are ridiculous.  The other day an old lady approached me in the store and asked why I was buying those expensive grapes for $3.99/lb when the identical looking ones over there were only $1.99/lb on sale.  I said oh well these ones are organic.  She laughed, rolled her eyes very dramatically, shook her head, and walked away still shaking her head.  That was very discouraging.

I see proof that we are doing things right in my kids and myself though.  My kids are the healthiest kids that I know, I had the easiest pregnancies compared to all of my friends, and I am the one who did not get any vaccines, who's never been on medication, whose kids are not vaccinated or on meds, etc.  Arent those vaccines and prescription drugs supposed to make you oh so healthy??  My friends think so, espeically the ones who just go from one cold or flu to the next.  They are shocked by how mean of a mom I am to not give my kids Capri Sun pouches and candy bars, and to force DD to eat those nasty fermented beets and saurkraut.  I say Force?  She asks for it and wants it!  She loves it!  They dont believe me.  And, I say, what is wrong with drinking water?  We dont NEED those processed juices with no nutritional value that are just flavored sugar water!  My friends say that Capri Sun and Sunny Delight is healthy! duh.gif

Anyway, blahblah.gif

I've never talked to anyone who has been able to make home made yogurt thick!  we just stick with kefir, maybe in the future I'll try it but for now its easier not to worry about it!  Lol.  THanks so much for the recipes!  Arent you supposed to only cover ferments with a piece of cotton while you let it set out at room temp?  Thats what I always do.  Is 6 hrs enough if I just use the salt for the guac?

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Yep, just cover with cotton or papertowel, etc.

I tend to let mine go longer (like 24 hrs for salsa) if only using salt, especially if it's a bigger batch. Or I give it the starter boost with a little juice from another ferment, Bubbies, etc. When I ferment just veggies (like kraut or beets) using brine or salt only, then I let em sit a long time--just tasting every day til I like it.

I hear you on the juice box thing! My kids are happy to drink water, raw milk, herbal tea, or fermented beverages. Dh is juice crazy, tho! He has some blood sugar issues and tends to go for sweets when getting crash-y. I want to start culturing my kefir grains directly in juice so he's getting the probiotics, but I don't have enough grains yet to split them (keep half for juice experimenting and half as water kefir/back up). If they get juice, I always water it way down, lol, or mix w/ kombucha.



How's everybody feeling? I'm feeling less nausea and more appetite lately. Gotta get back on soaked beans/grains routine! I'm starting to feel a little more handy in the kitchen today--madekefir ranch and we are dipping kale chips in it eat.gif

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For my RRL tea I used 3 TM bags and 1 nettle bags, put them in the French press from IKEA, let it sit overnight and drank it the next day.  It was so strong and horrid, I think b/c of the bags... I've found a source for loose leaf so that's what I'll be doing this time around.

 

I do ignore the warnings for not eating raw dairy etc in fact they really irritate me!!  I hate reading regular pregnancy books/advice.  I'm more cautious about lunchmeat because it is a processed food, so I fry it first. 

 

Our area has crunchy pockets but mostly not.  None of our friends are 'crunchy', only people we've met through farmers markets etc.  We don't tell them a lot of details b/c I don't want them to think we are 'rich' or have money to 'waste' on good food.  They don't realize if you cut out picking up coffee and donuts and fast food every day or two you could buy a lot more organic/natural etc.  Oh yes, they all give their kids huge cups of juice, 'milk' and bowls of dry cereal to carry around the house, and then complain the children won't eat anything.  Wonder why not duh.gif

Our city doesn't even have recycling which drives me crazy!!!  In Toronto we had recycling, compost pickup, garbage limits etc.  Here they collect garbage every week and everyone puts their out every week, we do every two or three and only b/c it smells, not b/c the bin is full.  thumb.gif  It's really hard to get organic produce too so I either by regular or don't buy at all (if it's something bad like strawberries)

 

My attempts at raw milk yogurt haven't been great, it's turned out chunky and really weird, DD likes it though.  I made sauerkraut once and it didn't taste great, we ate some anyway, but it went bad and smelled AWFUL!  So glad I wasn't pg at the time!  My other attempts at fermenting haven't succeded yet either.  I have another batch of kraut going and it seems to taste better so far....

 

I'm actually feeling MORE nausea and tired lately greensad.gif don't know if it's a flu, or starting raw milk or what.  DD has been having mucusy poops, upset tummy too so I'm a bit worried.  She has a check up on Wed. fortunately.  Hope everyone is well.


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I'm actually feeling MORE nausea and tired lately greensad.gif  don't know if it's a flu, or starting raw milk or what.  DD has been having mucusy poops, upset tummy too so I'm a bit worried.  She has a check up on Wed. fortunately.  Hope everyone is well.

Aw, sorry you're feeling worse hug.gif

This morning was retch-tastic for me, but I do feel like overall I have more energy. I am still barely moving, though eyesroll.gif Is anyone else seriously struggling with housework? lol.gif I need that nesting instinct to kick in!

I've got to get a french press again so I can make herbal infusions, thanks for reminding me of that method for making the tea, Dove.

Today I spent driving all over town getting in and out of the car with the kids, running errands. And maaaaan, am I cranky! I feel myself getting super irritated over things that normally wouldn't get to me too much. I need to work on some mama meditation and chilling out.

Felt a little bit of crampiness today and took my cal/mag floradix. I don't think it's anything to worry about, but I feel a litle extra careful this time, maybe because I know it's my last pg? I've had two pretty un-notable pregnancies, and I hope we can get through this one with no hangups, too.

I cannot flippin wait to feel baby moving! That's so reassuring to me that all is well.

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I'm sorry you are both feeling sick!  Have either of you tried the peppermint tea?  I didnt start the peppermint until after my morning sick feeling had passed last time so I am curious to see if it actually works lol.  What is a french press and what can you use it for?  Sorry if thats a dumb question, I really dont know!  Also heard ginger is supposed to help with feeling nauseous Here is the link to those prenatals that I took btw  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JAT3TU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00   Buy them subscribe and save when the price is under $40 for the 180 count, then it will cost you around $33 with the subscribe and save :)

How long do your ferments last in the fridge, and are they still active after theyve been in there for months?  I have some beets that are 3 months old that I made myself that still taste and smell fine but just not sure if I should be eating them or if any of the bacteria is still alive?

And the lunch meat being processed is a good point.  I guess the only lunchmeat I buy is organic, and is frozen which probably kills the bad stuff?  I think?  But I ate it and all the other raw stuff all the time while preggo lol.

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Hi Ladies, craft_media_hero, hope you are feeling a little better today!  I find I have some days where I feel pretty good, others when I am just dragging and can barely make myself eat.  I've been feeling a little better the past 4 days so I'm hoping I'm over the worst of the first trimester!  I'm 13 weeks now joy.gif

 

1love4ever, I haven't really had peppermint specifically for the nausea, I do drink in sometimes just b/c I like it.  I always added it to my prenancy tea last time though.  I did take ginger capsules when I first got pg this time around, I think they did help.  Here is the French Presss, it's very handy!  http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/86134985/  I have noooo idea how long ferments are supposed to last!  I think if it was bad you could tell though.... my sauerkraut that was bad was horrible, no one would want to go anywhere near it, lol!

 

We are getting our first order of GF meat beef this weekend!  30 lbs, and then we'll get a half cow in the fall.  I've just been making GF ground beef, so it will be great to have some variety.   My big worry is DD, she is almost 9 months and has actually lost weight, so only weighs 13 lb 7 oz (she was 9 lb at birth)  the dr wasn't worried but I am, she looks really thin now and everyone comments on it.  She BF's and eats solids like crazy, so I can't figure it out.  I've just contacted my LC so maybe she'll have a suggestion.

 

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Hey Dove, good to hear you are feeling better!  Wow I dont understand why your DD would only weigh 13.5lbs either, that seems really low.  Since you are on the TF forum I am guessing that you eat a pretty good TF diet (therefor you have nutrient rich breasmilk) and feed her the same?  Is she (and you) getting lots of GF meat, FCLO, eggs, avocados, butter, etc?  My DS was 9.5lbs at birth and is almost 20lbs at 7 months now.  I know that boys weigh a little bit more than girls normally but I would be concerned too.  Let me know what the LC says.  WHen I was pregnant with DS I was still nursing DD, but I didnt get preg until she was 1, so she was already on a lot of solids and not really NEEDING the BM.   I was worried that the fetus wouldnt get what it needed so was asking around and researching and was told that the mothers body will supply the fetus first, then the nursling, then itself if there are nutrients left.  So, if your not taking in enough nutrients then your DD could be deprived, because your body feeds the fetus first.  Sorry I am not trying to lecture you on nutrition, I'm sure you have it covered.  Oh and if your taking a prenatal vit, be sure its whole foods based!  I posted a link in a previous post, if you are looking for a good prenatal. 

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Thanks, yes I think I am eating well, I have eggs, FCLO, raw milk, butter, coconut oil, GF meat etc every day... I don't think it really has anything to do with the pregnancy as she stopped gaining about 2 months before I became pg... we are seeing the LC this afternoon so I hope she has some ideas, will let you know what she says...

 

Still feeling nauseous and DD was up three times last night, feel like I was hit by a truck lol, the gloomy awful weather doesn't help either.


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Dove, that's very exciting about your beef order! I am already drooling over the thought of picking up some pastured lamb this summer, though our freezer is pretty stocked with beef roasts. Lamb has to be my favorite meat! We can order a pastured animal through our farmer's market, and last year I barely made it on the tail end of their list--this year I will jump right on it asap! eat.gif

You might google "dad's sneaky pudding recipe" it is a tasty recipe to pack the pounds on skinny minnies--my lo was pretty slight and we had to work pretty hard to keep the lbs on her. Her doc advised putting butter on EVERYTHING too, haha. Ds really slimmed down after he started walking, and I was concerned, but then when I got pg, he discovered our raw milk supply and has bulked up a lot since. He still nurses a lot, too, but I def feel my supply has dipped and I'm hungry all the time. We have to eat like we are carrying twins with those little nurslings!

So I have had a big shift away from the food aversions and can eat rich breakfast foods again, yay! Also have had a big burst of kitchen energy and have gotten back on track with soaking and sprouting, mixing kombucha, etc. It takes a lot of work to eat this way, esp with grains and beans in the mix! Trying to get up the nerve to start my sourdough culture . . . and I've got a big harvest of greens coming in the garden--want to make kimchi but dang, that's a lot of work! I ordered these pickle pro lids so my LFs will be more potent smile.gif I wish I had a batch cooking buddy!

Here's the worrisome: we went on mini vacation for 3-4 days and totally ate crappy the whole time--chips, organic cookies lol, lemonade, continental breakfast, cooler sandwiches, etc. LOTS more bread and sugar than I am accustomed to (pre pg I had been mostly paleo for several months). Well, we got home, the fridge was bare, we had nothing ready to go, and I was sun beat and wore out. I laid down while dh went to get chickn strips (I know, I know), and TOTALLY had the freaky vision loss thing associated with gestational diabetes! 3 days of eating SAD is all it took? Scared the CRAP out of me, and I ate a bite of everything I could find in the house while waiting for dh to get home with PROTEIN lol.gif

So it was a huge wake up call, and I got really serious about getting back on the tf wagon and nourishing my body and babies right. It's no joke, pregnancy and nursing together is a real challenge. It's got to be my most important job to keep the good food accessible for us. I am so frustrated, though, why does my body crave sweets and bread so much and detest the things I know are good for me? Like eggs and fatty meat, it doesn't make sense.

I'm listening to the wake up call and spent pretty much all the next day menu planning and getting beans/grains soaking, bone broth bubbling, etc. Hit the grocery store today and got us stocked up on supplies. I had been letting the breads/unsoaked grains creep in on the justification that pg ladies need to be getting the b vitamins through whole grains, right? But obviously my body is not tolerating all these carbs greensad.gif so I am going to stick with properly prepared beans/grains at one meal or snack per day, keep taking my prenatals (I've been able to add in the fclo, too!), and generously sprinkling the nutritional yeast on salads, etc. Going to try taking the Organ Delight tonight, too. I don't think I can handle more than six caps a day, tho, so it's goingto be 2 RL, 2FCLO, 2 DR RONS at bedtime and the rest has to be through diet.

Also, saw a blog post abt making eating tf easier and decided to follow their advice of cooking up a lb or two of ground beef (will add in a bit of liver) and boiling a dozen eggs at the beginning of the week--just for snacking, topping salads, etc.

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craft_media_hero, would you please share how you make your bone broth?  I have a hard time making it redface.gif

What are pickle pro lids?

How do you cook/serve lamb when you have it?

What blog post did you read?   I need more ideas on eating TF!  I recently made this awesome salad dressing tho that I'm really excited about!  It is EVOO, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper mixed up and poured over spinach!  Hope it tastes good on collard, I have  a bunch growing in my garden this year!  I got my garden planted late (and I live in the north so shorter growing season!) so I am really hoping it hurries up and grows big and starts producing lol, I'm getting sick of picking through whatever organic veggies the store decides to carry, and having to settle for not organic because they are out of organic!

That is scarey about the GD thing, I didnt know that vision loss was associated with GD, but a friend of mine (who eats SAD), had that happen to her when she was in early pregnancy, dont think she ever had GD tho.  Her new baby is not healthy tho, that is for sure.

I just was reading on westonaprice.org about pregnancy diet and it got me inspired!  If you guys are needing more inspiration lol

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This is how I make the bone broth:
Take clean picked bones, joints, any leftover fat and skin of 1-2 chickens (I freeze the bones in big ziploc bags until I have 2), add generous splash of acid (I use at least 1/4 C. Lemon juice or apple cider vin), add abt 3Tb+ of fav herbs (sage, thyme, oregano), halve an onion and throw it in and a few cloves garlic (no need to peel), 1-2 celery ribs and carrots are good but not required. In fact, all of the veggies are optional. Sprinkle in some pepper and sea salt, tho you may later add more. You can add peppers and tomatoes, too, but skip the cabbage family andbroc family because long cooking of those can make the broth taste bitter. Cover with water (some swear it must be filtered, but I use tap because we buy our drinking water and dont use it for cooking). Bring to a boil. I boil on high for abt 1/2 hr to an hr, then reduce heat to low or simmer, but make sure it keeps bubbling. Cook 24 hrs or til you can fish out a larger bone (leg bone) and it crumbles when squeezed in your fingers. I notice it cooks faster on the stove than the crockpot, but I prefer 24 hrs in the crockpot--the flavor seems richer to me and I don't have to leave the stove on. Then you can strain it into jars or (if in the crockpot) simmer on low all week and replace the liquid with water as you take it out with a ladle (this is called perpetual bone broth, and I like the method, google it!). I find we are more likely to drink it as a beverage daily if I do the perpetual crockpot method whereas I more use it for cooking if I have strained it into jars. Unfortunately my crockpot died just as I started this batch and I had to switch it to the stove greensad.gif

Lamb--love yummy lamb chops, breaded with lots of herbs and pan seared, lamb roasts with lots of vegetables, cut into bits and marinated then kebabs, or my fav is a marnated lamb steak cooked med rare on the grill eat.gif

Here is a video from gnowfglins using the pickle pro lids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFYkBKxt5vI&feature=youtube_gdata_player I am excited about them because they fit on regular wide mouth jars! So you don't have to buy special jars for lacto fermenting. They keep the oxygen from creeping in, making a super happy environment for the beneficial bacteria.

Yeah, the vision loss thing happened to me twice toward the end of my pg with ds--my mw toldme to eat a big meal, drink a lot of water, and lay on my side til it cleared. I guess it happens a lot during pg and youre not supposed to freak out unless it lasts more than 2 hrs. I was vegetarian through the pregnancy and ate healthy whole foods but really dependent on the beans and grains. I now feel guilty for sticking veg thru my pg, but I just want ready then greensad.gif It really freaked me out this time, though, because I thought I had been doing pretty good until our mini vacay. I think I am underestimating the nutritional load needed for pg/nursing together, but I am taking it mucho seriously now!

Have been making the rrl/nettle infusion nightly and drinking a quart a day and did fine w/ taking the Dr Rons organ delight last night. I feel a little nausea this mornng, but thats par for the course. Reading up on the wapf guidelines for pg or nursing mamas was a good reminder for me--I really am doing most of that except seafood 2+ /wk (more like once a wk here) and all the eggs--prob only eat 2/day. I'm making it my job to become a giant eater, though lol.gif

This is my last pregnancy and opportunity to grow a tf fetus! The first tri has ben rough and I've def eaten way more bread stuff than I think isideal, but I'm coming around the bend now orngbiggrin.gif

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Oh, I forgot to mention, after I strain the broth, there is still marrow in the soft bones, skin, bits of meat, and fat left. I put it in my blender then freeze in ice cube trays and feed em to my cat smile.gif

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Oh thank you thank you thank you for all of that awesome info!!!  WOW!!  I am so grateful I cant even express it!  Lol, seriously!

Pregnancy + nursing is a huge load, and I was unable to do it through my last pregnancy.  My first trimester, I lost 12lbs, and by 20 weeks I had gained only a few of those lost pounds back, but was still under my pre-pregnancy weight.  My pants were constantly falling down, and were really loose everywhere.  I weaned DD (16.5 months old) when I was 21wks pregnant, and gained 10lbs in 1 week!!  I didnt know about TF at the time.  I did eat meat, cheese, eggs,butter,  drink raw milk, but I also ate a lot of unsoaked grains, breads, etc.  Mostly organic everything.  I needed to eat more veggies, ferments, fat with the meat (I would drain my hamburger and cut off every tiny speck of fat from my steaks), liver, bone broths, FCLO, etc, and way less to none of the grains and sugars that I was eating.  I think that if I had been following a TF diet that I could have done much better!  I would eat boxed cereal every morning, preconception, pregnancy, and first part of lactation I did that, then realized how bad it was!  I used to be the person who thought that as long as something is organic, it is healthy, but that is not the case.  If its an emergency or something, than organic boxed cereal, mac n cheese, etc is ok with me, but its not something I think shoud be consumed all the time like I used to.  I also think I might have a problem with my blood sugar from years of overloading my body with sugar and white grain products and not eating healthy food.  I want to get a glucose meter actually :)   I know that I get hypoglycemic sometimes.   Anyway, thats totaly off topic sorry :)

I am thinking to myself what I can do to improve my body/health for another pregnancy, and I'm also wanting to get good at fermenting, canning, and bone broths.   Purslane is finally growing in my garden so I've been eating that every day, horray!!  lol

Oh, are you guys subscribed to the mercola.com newsletter?  There was this totally shocking article today, I didnt know this!!  Please read, totally freaked me out.  I do try to limit my use of plastic, but this is insane, and one of the comments also said that paper products like toilet paper, napkins, ETC contain BPA!!  Seriously!!?  And I didnt know that paper money contained BPA!!  RRGH!  I wonder what credit/debit cards are made of?  I always use my debit card rather than cash thankfully.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/20/bpa-free-plastic-still-toxic.aspx

I just started taking chlorella tablets today!  Starting verrry slow so as not to detox much because of breastfeeding.

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craft_media _hero- glad to hear you are feeling so much better! I know what you mean about the vacation, DH wanted to eat out twice last weekend and I felt so bad about it. I'm careful about what I order but still... I have a tendancy to be obsessive and controlling about things and I don't want to be that way about what we eat, so I try to follow the 80/20 rule (we usually eat more than 80 good, but that's the guideline).

 

Hope you had a good trip though! The vision loss thing is freaky, I've never heard to that! I've been craving sweets and carbs too, I was at the store today looking for chips that don't have MSG and ice cream that's not full of additives. Good thing I didn't find any lol! DH was mad and doesn't want us eating ice cream after I told him whats in it :p I do also crave sauerkraut (!) and meats and soups, just not keen on veggies and smoothies that sort of thing.

 

I made a rich beef broth yesterday in the slow cooker for 24+ hrs- yum! I hate the smell but it tastes good. DD loves it too. I like the sound of the perpetual broth! I usually do a whole pastured chicken, remove the breasts before cooking, simmer 2 hrs, remove the rest of the meat, and simmer a day or two.

 

We weren't able to get the GF beef delievered last weekend but hopefully this! Any tips on cooking it?

 

The consult with the LC went very well. She says DD has a posterior tongue tie and a lip tie, can't suck or latch properly and gets too tired to get the full milk etc. We are looking into getting it snipped, mean time I'm nursing as much as possible and might get a SNS just not sure if DD will like it as she hates anything plastic! It's just a relief to know that's it not my fault for having 'bad' milk or not caring for her right or feeding her enough etc...

 

Saw my MW today and everything is well, my BP is quite low as usual (100/60, last time was 80/60). I haven't gained any weight, but at least I haven't lost 11 lb like I did with DD. MW doesn't want me to have another huge baby like DD so said I need to exercise, but I think it's genetics as most of my family has big babies (10 or 11 lb- and us woman are all slender!) I just feel so tired most of the time, up with DD 2x a night and then she wakes up at 5:30 and DH watches her but I still don't sleep much after that... I want to start the RRL tea but and worried it will decrease my supply even further.

 

1love4ever I am scared to read that article! I am already paranoid about toxins etc I don't think I need more info lol. Ok, maybe I'll read it ;o) is the chlorella for detox?

 

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Ok so I just read the article, it says Canada has declared BPA to be toxic, but I guess the rest of the stuff still applies?  I bought DD some sippy cups, I am not a huge fan of them but I thought it might be a way to get some raw milk into her.  She hates them though.  I guess I can't use them for her anymore.  We don't really use plastic otherwise thankfully.  We use recycled TP, wonder if that still has it...


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Hey Dove, just so you know, Ben and Jerrys ice cream doesnt have additives or hormones, but some of the flavors have corn syrup (not HFCS) and/or soy oil so dont get those, for sure!  There are organic ice creams too.  Chips, get tortilla chips made with organic corn, even Tostitos makes some of those.  Lundberg makes some really good organic rice chips too!

I have  a glass sippy cup for DD.  The glass one is from Amazon, its called Life Factory.  There are stainless steel ones too.  I have a Pura Kiki stainless sippy too, its not insulated and doesnt have handles tho but it works!!  What do you mean Canada has declared BPA toxic so that doesnt apply?  I think that just means that Canada recognizes it as toxic, but it doesnt mean its not used.  Just last yr the US FINALLY declared formaldehyde and styrene as carcinogens, which we've all known that for years, but they are still being used!!  I think it just means that they put that chemical on a list of "toxic chemicals". 

I crave carbs, pregnant or not!  RRGGH.

RRL tea will not make your supply drop.  It simply helps with every female function!

I'm glad you got stuff figured out with your DD.  I never thought it was your fault when I was asking you those questions earlier, I just wanted to be sure.  I am sure you are doing an excellent job!

Chorella is kinda for detox yes, here is what I got, there is info about them/their benefits and such underneath   http://livesuperfoods.com/live-superfoods-chlorella-tablets.html  And, this has more info here, and these actually look a little better than what I bought lol  http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-262264-sunfood-superfoods-chlorella-tablets-250-mg-8-oz

I lost weight in my first tri with both babies.  But my second was worse because I couldnt gain even well into my second tri until I stopped BFing :(  But I like to think it was because of not following a TF diet!  But, I know I need to wait until DS is about 2 to TTC again, these 2 are way too close together, and I cant have 3 that are all really close!  lol

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