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Work today was significantly less than a treat. If I've still got four more weeks of morning sickness to contend with, I am going to need to manage it better than I did today! Any clever suggestions for keeping the nausea at bay when no snacks I bring with me ever seem remotely good by the time I actually need to eat them? I just sit around going "Ugh, not that, I can't, just can't, cannot eat that" until I'm actively sick. Cart a fridge in to my office and just keep it stocked? Resign myself to spending one million dollars at the decent-but-pricey cafeteria? There's got to be a better way!
 
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How's your week going so far?

Work today was significantly less than a treat. If I've still got four more weeks of morning sickness to contend with, I am going to need to manage it better than I did today! Any clever suggestions for keeping the nausea at bay when no snacks I bring with me ever seem remotely good by the time I actually need to eat them? I just sit around going "Ugh, not that, I can't, just can't, cannot eat that" until I'm actively sick. Cart a fridge in to my office and just keep it stocked? Resign myself to spending one million dollars at the decent-but-pricey cafeteria? There's got to be a better way!
Oh, do I ever feel your pain, TeeThatsMe. So, I have only a break room with fridge/freezer and a few cubby holes in my cubicle. I keep my cubicle stocked with a few different Larabars ( i buy in bulk when they go on sale), 6 packs of the little cans of low sodium V8, candied ginger, natural peanut butter, saltine crackers, and dark chocolate. I also have a stash of green tea and honey, and I try to keep a few apples in there, but it annoys my cubicle mates when I crunch on them. Oh, I've also usually got some sort of salty seed/nut mixture to satisfy my chip cravings.

In the fridge I keep multivitamin fruit juice, butter, jelly, english muffins, a head of lettuce, some sort of dressing and carrots. I try to bring an avocado twice a week. Before baby, I kept half and half for coffee, but I can't even smell coffee without dry heaving right now!

I pretty much eat all day. My job basically requires that I stay turned to my computer and process numbers and enter data. My phone never rings and my team and I communicate via email. Honestly, I feel like I'm sitting in the ministry of truth all day. So I pass the time by eating a different food pretty much every hour. I did that before baby too, but my choices were not as, ahem, dogmatically health conscious.

I've only been really sick a handful of times over the past three weeks, and it's usually cause someone was eating a frozen dinner or drinking coffee. But having all that yummy food keeps me in a WAY better mood, too!
 

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Ministry of truth! Lol!

Tee: sorry, I have no advice. I'm a SaHM with a house of food to pick from and nothing sounds good to me when I actually sit down to eat it.

We finished painting for the most part and now DH is going to start working on installing the flooring. I'm nervous about this because he has never done it before and we can't afford for him to screw it up. I will be glad when it's done. No more carpet!!! Getting rid of that stuff was the whole reason for all of this. The carpet was wreaking havoc on my kids allergies (dust).
 

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I'm with cagenew, there is a house of food and the only thing that sounds good is nectarines and tacos (which are not actually here, I would have to go buy some or the stuff to make them). But, I was just saying yesterday that it should be criminal to make pregnant mothers work. I have worked through my pregnancy twice and once stayed at home, and for some reason I can't remember how in the world I got through the ones at work. And it was always in an office, so I could literally smell the printers and other things like that as soon as I walked into the place. All pregnant moms should get to stay home, subsidized by the government, and then also get to stay for a couple more years after the baby is born. I just don't think it's humanly possible to concentrate on a task that you get paid for while being this nauseous and tired. As for staying home with other kids... maybe I should rethink that last part. Maybe it would be easier to go to work in an office!
 

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I'm with cagenew, there is a house of food and the only thing that sounds good is nectarines and tacos (which are not actually here, I would have to go buy some or the stuff to make them). But, I was just saying yesterday that it should be criminal to make pregnant mothers work. I have worked through my pregnancy twice and once stayed at home, and for some reason I can't remember how in the world I got through the ones at work. And it was always in an office, so I could literally smell the printers and other things like that as soon as I walked into the place. All pregnant moms should get to stay home, subsidized by the government, and then also get to stay for a couple more years after the baby is born. I just don't think it's humanly possible to concentrate on a task that you get paid for while being this nauseous and tired. As for staying home with other kids... maybe I should rethink that last part. Maybe it would be easier to go to work in an office!


:yeah :Bow THANK YOU. Maybe if we ever have a female president who is familiar with motherhood this will become a reality! I was late to work today because I just couldn't will myself to get out of bed. I was exhausted, crampy, and nauseous. Once I was in the bathroom getting ready, the bathroom floor seriously looked like a comfortable place to rest. Only 2 coworkers know I'm pregnant so everyone seemed to be giving me the "you don't look sick" once over this morning and I just want to shake them and say "YOU DON'T GET IT!" (especially the men) Thank goodness next Monday is my last day. DH asked me yesterday if once I'm unemployed the house is going to be clean all the time...HA... talk to me in my 2nd trimester.
 

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I'm with @momma2finn. I have a plethora of different snacks in my office. Luckily I don't have to share my space so I can munch all day without bothering anyone :)
 

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Excited that I might get to see the doc on the 7th. I am really excited about telling this time around when usually I just want to hide if from everyone. Don't want to rush it though cause my husband is going out if town right after. I am trying to make plans and stay busy so it doesn't drag along.

I really just want to sleep all the time but being active is the next best thing
 

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I don't know how you guys work while in the first trimester (and the last). I know being home with kids and taking care of a house is work too, but you're home and that makes all the difference. I was waiting tables with my first pregnancy and ended up taking myself off the schedule for my first trimester. The smell of the food was awful in the morning! And no one wants to eat at a restaurant and hear a server barfing in the stall next to you. Gross.

The fatigue is really bad right now. I usually enjoy one cup of coffee in the morning, but not anymore! The lack of caffeine is not good :/ I caved in and ran to McDonalds to get an iced mocha. Complete crap, I know. I won't tell you the rest of what I ate this morning because I would die of shame.... There was lots of sugar involved though and it's perked me up enough to get going.

I've been craving Red Hots (the candy). Really weird. And the only thing I ate yesterday that I actually enjoyed from start to finish was a Blue Bell Frozen Strawberry Fruit Bar. Not COMPLETE junk at least.

Sarah: It's hard to wait! My first appointment is July 8 and they will do a dating ultrasound. Normally that's not really a big deal to me, but this time I am really curious to see when I conceived. I'm pretty sure I know when, but there is some room for doubt. I would LOVE to find out I am a week further along than I think I am. By looking at my tummy you'd think I was a good month or two further along. It's really odd since I haven't gained anything (maybe a pound at the most), but my stomach has just ballooned. I guess it's bloating and mild constipation. It's really frustrated and, truth be told, I'm feeling down about it. Vanity, I know.
 

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I don't know how you guys work while in the first trimester (and the last). I know being home with kids and taking care of a house is work too, but you're home and that makes all the difference. I was waiting tables with my first pregnancy and ended up taking myself off the schedule for my first trimester. The smell of the food was awful in the morning! And no one wants to eat at a restaurant and hear a server barfing in the stall next to you. Gross.

The fatigue is really bad right now. I usually enjoy one cup of coffee in the morning, but not anymore! The lack of caffeine is not good :/ I caved in and ran to McDonalds to get an iced mocha. Complete crap, I know. I won't tell you the rest of what I ate this morning because I would die of shame.... There was lots of sugar involved though and it's perked me up enough to get going.

I've been craving Red Hots (the candy). Really weird. And the only thing I ate yesterday that I actually enjoyed from start to finish was a Blue Bell Frozen Strawberry Fruit Bar. Not COMPLETE junk at least.

Sarah: It's hard to wait! My first appointment is July 8 and they will do a dating ultrasound. Normally that's not really a big deal to me, but this time I am really curious to see when I conceived. I'm pretty sure I know when, but there is some room for doubt. I would LOVE to find out I am a week further along than I think I am. By looking at my tummy you'd think I was a good month or two further along. It's really odd since I haven't gained anything (maybe a pound at the most), but my stomach has just ballooned. I guess it's bloating and mild constipation. It's really frustrated and, truth be told, I'm feeling down about it. Vanity, I know.
Right there with you, as usual. Are we having the same pregnancy, @cagnew? :) I also refuse to share with y'all what I'm eating, because it's pretty much uniformly horrible. So much sugar. During the day, it appears to be about the only thing I can take.

And, at my dating ultrasound last week, I was mildly disappointed to learn that I was only three days or so ahead of where I thought, instead of an entire month. The bloating has been so consistent and ridiculous and early that (have I mentioned this already? forgive me if I'm already repeating stories) our first clue that I was pregnant was a well-intentioned acquaintance at church congratulating me! I was wearing a stretchy, clingy pseudo-maternity dress and thinking that my definitely-not-pregnant self could get away with it... She brightly said that she hadn't known that our family was growing again... I shook my head and smiled and inwardly fumed and when I told my husband that night that that RUDE woman had DARED to comment on what was CLEARLY just a bit of a mama paunch, he looked at me and said, "Um, actually, you are significantly different from your usual shape. Are you certain you're not pregnant?" Cut to pee sticks and hey, what do you know.

Point being: I am soooooooo bloated. Regular pants have been out of the question for three weeks already. It's ridiculous.
 

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I'm lucky I recently made the switch to all skirts. That means lots of elastic waistbands! I do notice more pressure when my toddler sits on my belly but I haven't had and uncomfy clothes situations yet.

I totally don't fit in on mothering.com. I like McDonald's and shop occasionally at walmart(I would more but our little walmart sucks). I feed my kid chicken nuggets!!! I don't ever buy organic and I don't make my own personal hygiene products :p

Anyone else want to come out of the closet?

I am also staunchly "every man for himself" when it comes to the govt. so all this maternity leave talks makes me feel like an outcast.
 

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Well, we do buy organic and all that natural stuff, but I ended up asking my husband to go to Taco Johns yesterday for me. I really can't do sugar. Everything tastes so sugary and salty. Today I am going to go to the store and buy all the fixins for tacos just to get me through until I am a normal person again. I don't know why mayonnaise sounds so gross but sour cream doesn't.
 

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DH and I are planning on telling our families the big news when we go to visit over the 4th of July and I am SO NERVOUS. This is the first grandkid in the family, and I have no idea what to expect as a reaction, especially from my parents. They have an unfortunate habit of turning happy news into something negative by immediately bringing up a million "what ifs" and "did you think ofs."

Ugh, I'm just dreading the possible (probable?) response regarding my young age and ruining my career and blah.
 

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I hate all the what ifs and such! When I tell people, I am going to lead with "we don't want any questions because we have no answers for you right now!"
 

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I'm not sure where to post this, so it is going to go here! Had the first ultra-sound yesterday, they changed my due date to 2/6. No biggie, only 4 days off. The date of my last period was 4/28 and I had a positive test on 5/22. I feel like I've been pregnant so long already. I need to master the art of being in the moment-- I'm always looking towards the next thing.

Some days I feel great and have lots of energy, but today I am picky about foods and just want to nap. I'm glad I can stay home with the kids... working through the first trimester with DD1 was awful. I taught special education and I would pass out on the bean bags between classes! All I want to eat are Oreos and very, very cheesy enchiladas with extra salsa and guacamole.

It is perfect beach weather where I live so I'm going to take the girls a few times this week and show everyone my very sexy varicose veins that have already reared their ugly head.

Sarah, I'll come out of the closet: I highlight my hair when pregnant. But I don't paint my nails in the first trimester. :)
 

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@knittygritty I'm right there with ya, girl. I'm young and my parents had quite the opinions on the whole matter. I got all the "what ifs" and "how will yous". I'm very nervous to tell the rest of the family because I already know I'm going to get a bunch of looks of sympathy and disappointment even though we planned this baby. Apparently youth = ignorance to a lot of people. Oh well.

@sarahknavy Well I'm honestly not a big health nut and I'd never be described as "crunchy" by anyone who knows me, but I do try to eat clean when I feel like it and I definitely believe in being environmentally conscious. Walmart just sucks IMO for so many reasons but I don't think it's a big deal that you shop there.
 

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I think health wise, we just try not to eat a ton of packaged foods.

I have a ton of trouble getting my 16 mo old to eat ANYTHING! So she eats some crap cause it's better than her screaming all day cause she is hungry. I feel like she shouldn't be so picky so young...


I take my things to a recycling center!! Bonus points!
 

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@bren94 Thanks for the commiseration. I never thought growing up that 26 would be seen as "too young" to be having a first child, but it seems the world has changed in that regard, at least among the people I know and love. The timing for this baby is perfect, and DH and I are so ready to welcome him or her into our family. So I'll just have to keep my chin up and remember that as I deal with negativity.

Although I admit I'm speculating about this. Maybe I'll be totally surprised and my parents will be over the moon to be having a grandchild...I suppose we'll see.
 

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Sarah- you and I are a lot alike with pretty much everything you said, so you definitely aren't alone. I'm not really crunchy but I do have some crunchy aspects. No vax, no circ, breast feeding, natural birth. I've even made kombucha :) and granola bars!

I like the DDC on MDC because the women tend to be more educated about pregnancy and birth than other sites. There is a good mix of women here too so I never feel like a complete outcast.

I'm sure I have everyone beat in the area of being conservative, lol!

Duchess: sorry about the veins! I've heard they can be very painful.

It stinks when people are negative about pregnancy. My MIL started out that way. She was very much of the mindset that you have 1-3 kids and that's it. Then her son became Catholic and married me.... Now she accepts that we will have a big family. My DH said she was actually excited to hear about #5 so you never know how people will react! Personally, I think she just realizes that our kids are all healthy and loved and taken care of and, well, AWESOME...so why wouldn't she want us to have more? :)
 

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Hey, even though I feel better with high octane foods, I sure as heck ain't judging anyone's lifestyle. Do what you can, live as you like. Seriously there's way too much lady to lady judgement as it is in the world, we all have so much to share. No competition here my friends, just happy to learn how others get through whatever their daily grind is. More to share, but at work. I'lltry and log on later
 
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