This stupid delicate stomach is ruining all my plans of eating amazingly healthily and dropping pounds to become a beaming beacon of health. While I have only thrown up a couple of times, and feel okay most of the time, I can’t handle anything heavy. That means I’m avoiding even the leanest of meats in favour of a small bowl of spaghetti and cheese, or a grilled cheese sandwich. I haven’t touched a burger in I don’t know how long, which is good, but I also haven’t had any healthy meals, either. Pasta, sandwiches, fries.
I’m guzzling juice, which is technically healthy but also full of sugar. I’m also eating tons of fruit, which is full of vitaminy goodness. But I really feel like the simple carbs are unhelpful… except that it’s all I seem to eat, plus the occasional blob of cheese for protein.
I don’t want to eat junk, but when it’s all you feel you can eat…
I’m gaining weight.
And don’t tell me that you’re supposed to gain weight in pregnancy, because I’m only eight weeks along. The Babby is about the size of one of the large raspberries that I drop into the blender when making a smoothie. This is NOT baby weight. This is a food baby.
…My Babby’s gonna be fat.
don’t worry about that stuff, your body wants what it needs, and damn it if it wants (needs) fruit and juice, give it over woman!
fat babies are better anyway…skinny babies r weerd
and no offense taken, i invested in a new deodorant today…hoping that does the trick!
At 8 weeks, I don`t think how things are going to be for your pregnancy or your babby`s eventual body shape are exactly set in stone.
Doctors always seem to be advising pregnant women to eat whatever they can and listen to their bodies until the morning sickness passes. I hope you are in the lucky majority for whom it ends when the second trimester begins.
It doesn`t sound to me like there`s a problem, but if it would make you feel better, smoothies are a great way to sneak lots of stuff in if you`re already drinking them. What about adding some protein powder, benefibre, or light vanilla soymilk? Simple carbs probably are helpful in that a steady stream of blood sugar supposedly helps keep the nausea at bay. Would you still like your juice if you started watering it down a little at a time, your pasta if it was whole wheat, your cheese if it was low fat, or your fries if they were oven-roasted potato wedges with skin on?
But what do I know. I am absolutely terrible at taking care of myself, even though I like a tonne of healthy foods.
Also, aren`t you supposed to be gaining weight not from the babby, but from the fact that your blood is doubling itself?
Yes, and I am watering down my juice as much as possible. I make orange juice and apple juice spritzers with club soda.
Protein powder for my smoothies is a good idea, too!
Given that you’ve got a history of diabetes in the family be sure to keep your sugar intake at a minimum considering you’re at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. Drink water and soya milk (yeah, it’s gross, but full of good things). PC makes good stuff that’s flavoured like mango and orange and things…It’s hard to find but look.
Also, you’re not supposed to be watching your weight really. You’re not supposed to be concentrated on how much you’re gaining, you’re supposed to be concentrated on what’s going into your mouth. Allow yourself to give into your cravings, but make a deal with yourself that you’ll have that _______ (insert craving here) after you’ve eaten a few veggies, fruits and some chicken or fish or pork.
I’m very worried about GD. Even before I got pregnant my doctor was a little concerned because my glucose levels were right on the borderline. She wanted me to go in for a glucose tolerance test, but because that test takes an hour or two, and the labs are only open when I’m supposed to be at work, I never got to it.
Right now it’s not so much about cravings (except for the Clamato incident) as it is about aversions. The thought of eating chicken or beef makes me go “uck” most days. Although there are exceptions – I managed hamburger helper one day, and chicken fingers another. But most days just the thought of protein makes me go “ewwww.”
I’m hoping that doesn’t last.
I echo the comments about the juice – really, really watch that one. With a family history of diabetes, you could wind up with GD and then you’ll have a mega-huge baby. Which you don’t want. 😉
There, that’s the only assvice I have. My doctor told me that when my morning sickness was really bad to just eat what I could stand. And also to try and find a pre-natal vitamin without iron, because iron makes the nausea much worse.
With Isaac the only food I could keep down was sweet & sour chicken balls. With extra magic red sauce. Really. At least three times a week I’d make Michael go buy me some. I turned out OK and so did Isaac. With James I couldn’t eat much of anything the first three months, and we also did OK.
The trouble is a lot of the “recommended” foods (oh, and if you happen to be trying to follow that horrible Best-Odds diet in What to Expect, burn it now – it’s from the devil) make morning sickness worse. So just eat what you can manage and remember – food you keep down is far better for you than the stuff that lands in the toilet 20 minutes after you eat it.
My mother told me her only problem with morning sickness was from the iron in her prenatals. So far my big trigger seems to be dropped blood sugar. My queasiness is most noticeable on weekends because I sleep in and my blood sugar drops, and I spend the rest of the day feeling gross no matter what.
Which reminds me – I should go eat quick.
Also, now you have me going “Oooh… Chinese… I could totally go for some Chinese…”
If meat is making you ick, what about beans and nuts and things? Or is it protein in general? One of my friends kept crackers by her bed so that even if she wanted to sleep in she could nom on a few crackers in bed before getting up, though with pets that might be a bit harder. Tupperware container?
I seem to be able to handle cheese as a protein, and while nuts feel too sharp on the stomach, I could probably do some beans. Unfortunately, gassiness is also a factor.
I think I may have to resort to the saltines-by-the-bed strategy, since I hurled up all my vitamins AGAIN this morning.
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