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thesparklegirl wrote in june2011_babies
The heartburn. I am on fire.

Tums makes me nauseous. I am dairy free.

What are your tricks?

yummy recipe!!!
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smiley845 wrote in june2011_babies
i made this amazing and amazingly easy crockpot breakfast last night and we woke up to hot creamy goodness!  just thought i'd share!!  it was perfect for the before school rush on this cold morning.

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut (NOT rolled oats!)
4 cups water
1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1  TBS butter
1/2  tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon

Combine all in crockpot and cook on low for 8hrs.  Serve with milk & cinnamon sugar.


Add up to 1 C raisins/dried fruit before cooking.
Add 1 chopped fresh apple before cooking. (i added both apple and golden raisins)
Top with fresh fruit (in season) or canned fruit (drained).
Add a pat of butter or a dollop of jam/preserves.
Drizzle with honey.

fire within
fieryminge wrote in june2011_babies
So I haven't been posting here very much at all, mostly in the May 2011 community because my due date was May 31st.  I figured if I went early, May would be it.  But I had my 20 week ultrasound today and I am actually measuring at 17.5 weeks, so my new due date is June 15th.  

I will most likely be sharing my birthday with this baby :)

Just wanted to say I've been following this community, but I'm going to try to be more active now.

another food post
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smiley845 wrote in june2011_babies
so how many of y'all are adhering to a specific nutrition guideline for pregnancy?  my midwife is a huge proponent of Dr. Brewer's pregnancy diet, which is basically around 2600 calories a day for an average sized woman's pregnancy.  Included in that is 80-100 grams a day of protein that are to come from two eggs a day, four servings of dairy, and two 3oz portions of meat or low mercury seafood daily along with the standard veggies, fruits, and whole grains. 


i understand all of the concepts behind his theories and generally agree, however much of the text warns strongly against low calorie versions of the diet.  In fact, here's a copied and pasted snippet directly addressing this:  It is important to use all of the the components of the Brewer Diet together. If you eat the suggested amount of 80-120 grams of protein, but eat as little as 1700 calories, half of the protein that you've eaten will get burned up for the calories that your body needs for all the things that it needs to do. As a result, you will be getting only 40-60 grams of protein for building new baby cells, new blood cells, and new uterine muscle cells.

now please don't misunderstand me -- i'm NOT attempting to restrict my calories.  i'm doing my best to stick to high quality whole foods, making sure to have good protein with each meal/snack, and nibbling throughout the day.  but today, i've managed to consume a whopping total of 1124 calories (and 80 grams of protein).  I didn't track on the weekend, but my guess is i probably got up to 1600, 1700 calories, maybe.  and all last week i was between 1200-1600 tops.  i'm just not that hungry, and when i concentrate on no junk and high quality calories, it seems fewer calories are being consumed. 

i'm sure i could eat ice cream and sodas and other junk stuffs and get my calorie count up there, but i started this pregnancy with quite a bit of weight to lose, so nutrition is important to me.  i'm just surprised to find myself not that hungry at 17 weeks pregnant, though i do feel like i'm eating all the time.  anyone else in the same boat?  anyone feel like i should try to cram more calories in?

i'm NOT skipping butter, cream cheese, full fat cheddar, olive oils, etc.  i do drink some skim milk and put low fat yogurt in smoothies.  it's just that my portions are small.