Since I have been talking about laughter and pregnancy, I wanted to post a funny Monty Python skit that was recently sent to one of the Yahoo groups I am in. Please understand, I mean no offense to those of you who have hospital births. I do respect the medical world and what they can and have done for me and my family. It just seemed to me that some of the hospital births I have attended things do kind of go like this. I think things tend to become so routine in hospitals that they forget what pregnancy and birth is really all about. I hope everyone gets a good laugh and enjoys watching.
I actually woke up this morning feeling not as sick. I am still trying to figure out if there is really any rhyme or reason to my nausea. It’s funny because in my last post I stated that kombucha was helping me but…..then yesterday I just couldn’t bring myself to drink it. Also, the bar that I posted didn’t sound good either. I think it’s kind of funny that what I thought would work, now sounds disgusting.
But, part of the reason I am hoping I feel better today is because I ate all raw yesterday. It actually didn’t feel too hard because I wasn’t really craving. I hardest part with this whole process is feeling the need to eat all day long because when I do I tend to feel better. My mind now is CONSTANTLY thinking about what I am going to eat next because NOTHING sounds good. Oh….it really SUCKS!! I went from really never thinking about food and just eating when the hunger kicked in to eating all day long when I don’t even feel hungry. I am sorry you guys but part of the reason I am going to be posting more is so I can complain a bit. It helps me to know that I might have an empathetic ear.
Chris made another good point this morning, which I think I talked about in my last post. That is when I feel better to just be grateful. This morning I had some fears creep in as to why I might be feeling better. All kinds of things that I think every pregnant woman thinks. I VERY quickly dismissed those thoughts and decided to just let my heart feel grateful that this morning wasn’t as bad as yesterday morning. I do feel VERY grateful to state that I have never had a miscarriage and neither has my only blood sister who has had children. I met a woman who had several miscarriages throughout her childbearing years and my heart felt her sorrow over her loss. So I just said a little prayer for her in my heart. She was just SO cute though. She is pregnant now and ready to deliver any day. I will keep praying for her that all will go well.
Here is what I ate yesterday. It all tasted VERY good. I think I am finding that drinking green smoothies all day long really helps the MOST of anything else I have tried. It keeps something in my stomach and even though it doesn’t initially sound good, it always tastes good when I drink it.
Thursday, November 8th: 1-2 quarts of water 1/2 cup OJ mixed with Vitamineral green powder and Primal Defense powder 1 banana 2 1/2 quarts of green smoothie (sipped on every hour) 1 quart green soup with spinach, celery, green onion, avocado, tomato, sea lettuce, dulse, water and chopped marinated artichoke hearts. This tasted SOOOO good. 3 grapefruits 1 pomegranite 1/2 cup OJ mixed with green powders
Oh, and here is what I ate the day before. Which tasted really good but gave me REALLY bad indigestion.
Wednesday, November 7th: 1-2 quarts of water 1/2 cup OJ mixed with green powders 2 quarts green drink 2 bananas Some pear with a tall glass of fresh OJ which my friend Christa juiced for me 2 Sprouted wheat “pizzas” See recipe from earlier post!! 1 cup raw lemonade A few pieces of dried mango 1 pomengrante
Lastly, I just wanted to post this AMAZING picture of what my baby might look like at 6 weeks gestation. It is FUN to think he/she has already formed to this extent and most of that forming took place when I didn’t even know it was happening. Isn’t God and our bodies just so AWESOME? Even though I still have some issues to work out about this baby and pregnancy, I am THANKFUL that I am blessed with another life to help come into this world and begin their path to God, Heavenly Mother and their Savior.
I hope everyone is having a GRAND November getting ready for Thanksgiving and all the festivities. My prayers and LOVE is sent to all of you!!