Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Uncanny truths about Motherhood-VI

Hemorrhoids, heartburn, varicose veins, and stretch marks.

Check, check, check and oh yeah, check!! Lucky me, I got all of them. They sound great together don't they? Can you imagine, anybody willfully wanting or choosing these? Next time you go through McDonalds, order one or two, of these and throw the person totally out of whack. You'll get a good laugh. Ok, don't really, they might spit in your food,but can you imagine that us women go through this to bear children. Let's do a run down for these and I'll tell ya (guess) why you get them.
The first, because the baby is squooshing your insides, second because the baby is squooshing your insides, three, got a guess?? well kinda of, but more like, ok, squooshing your insides or pinching things so your circulations is all is a huffy mess and number four?? Yep you guessed it. The baby is squooshing your insides. It's gotta go somewhere, and out is the question. Some peoples skin is very elastic. Mine wasn't. So every little move he made, it made a track mark on the outside. Ok, not really but pretty much. None of these are any fun, but maybe you can ease them a little.
For beauty quality #1-
Keep fiber and fruits in your diet, so you are not ever pushing to hard when you use the bathroom. Breakfast cereals, prunes, plumes those kinds of things. Not bananas, they are more of a constipating fruit.
#2- Carry Tums around with you. They can be your saving grace. I don't think I'd ever had a Tums before in my life. I should've bought stock in that too! Something that eases the pain and makes it not so yucky in your mouth/throat. For some these work, if you have it really bad you may have to check into some prescribed that you can take.
#3- Wear the support hose. I fought it the first time. But I did this the second time around. I have just one vein, in the back of my leg, that likes to pop. With these hose, they helped keep it to a minimal and the second time around, I didn't get any spider veins along with them.
#4- You can't do anything for these, some try to say lotions or cremes and you can try it and keep your skin soft, and elasticy (is that a word even) but the truth is, they are hereditary. You're going to get them, or your not. That's what my doc said, and I LOVE Dr. D, so I'm going to believe everything that he says. ok? ok. End of story.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Uncanny truths about Motherhood-V Morning Sickness and Nausea

Now why do they call it this?? It's not fair. It's a misconception. If you have ever experienced this, you know that this awful sickness, doesn't know wether it's morning, afternoon or night. True, it can be much more intense in the morning, after a night of an empty tummy, but it can hit at any given time. For me, the first time around it was just nausea. I had to keep something in my stomach so that I wouldn't get sick. I carried PB&J's around with me in my purse. Anytime, I would feel it coming on, I would eat a half of one. Soon I realized that if I would eat something every about 2 ½- 3 hours, I could keep the nausea monster away and I was a happy preggo mommy. The 2nd time around, I didn't want to eat. Nothing sounded good, and if it did, that's all I ate for a day, or a week. This most recent pregancy I remember when only chips and queso sounded good. I could eat tortilla chips (or fritoes for a variety) for almost two weeks. This was my lunch and dinner. Breakfast couldn't even be attempted.
I was and still am, very grateful and thankful, that I was never a full blown puker. I think I did, a few times after strawberries and someone told me it's because of the acid. OJ gives you the same results. Genius me thought, “ I can't eat anything in the morning, so I'll just have a glass of OJ and call breakfast good.” Yo, my-o! OJ in the morning on an empty stomach, no beuno. I guess you can bet what the outcome of that was. Juices all around my BF said for her were better to avoid.
Something that's suttle, something that doesn't have a lot of flavor, smell,texture , is a good start. (thus the popular saltine cracker) You have to find what works for you. If you can keep something in you at least every couple of hours, you'll will feel much better and you can almost, notice I said almost, get rid of the nausea. I didn't have it bad remember so, if you are one of those unfortunate people like my MIL that throws up all the way to the hospital to deliver, I am sorry. I can come over and take a hammer to your toe and you might forget about the sickness?
Tip: Unisom or other sleep-aid can help in the nausea department.
BF said watermelon for her helped. She lived off of that for awhile.
Also, sometimes your prenatals are what is causing the nausea so try another way to get in your vitamins and see if it makes a difference.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Target Gift card winner!!

Random Generator Picked Comment number Two. who is Sharon.
Please email me Sharon threeboogers@gmail.com so that I can ship you your gift card!
Thanks everyone for your answers and the fun!
Check back again for another giveaway soon!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Giveaway!! --25$ Target Gift Card

Since it's the middle of the week, Hump Day/ Bump Day and my BFF is in the middle of her pregnancy, I am doing a Giveaway today. Tell me where your favorite place to find comfy Maternity clothes was, is or will be, in the comments section and I will randomly draw a winner for $25 giftcard to go to Target so they can get some cool, comfy bella bands.
The great thing about this giveaway, is that if you aren't pregnant, you can still use !! After all, don't we all LOVE tar-ge??
One entry per household please. Giveaway ends Wednesday at 10 pm PST. I will annouce the winner on Thursday morning.
Thanks for stopping and Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Uncanny truths about Motherhood- IV Maternity clothes

So if you aren't a size 0-2 or 18-20. It's pretty hard to get maternity clothes that fit you and look great. Everything is too snug, too big or just doesn't look right. I think they forget that your boobs grow as well, and for those of us that were already D's before we got pregnant, well, we need a little room to grow in that area as well. Who's designing these clothes anyways? Wait let me guess, probably men!!
Some things that I have found that I love are the Japanese weekend pants. They are oohh! So comfy and don't feel like your suffocating. Gap also has great bottoms that have adustable waists and help so that you can grow into your pants and they aren't falling off of you. The bella bands are I think, one of my favorite inventions! They allow you to wear your normal clothes for a little bit longer and still look stylish. They come in all different colors and so you aren't resticting your wardrobe. There are those that are adjustable and those that are one size. Personally, the ones that were adujstable, I liked better. The ones that don't adjust, still squeeze the belly a little bit and hurt if you aren't “the right size”. I didn't need anything else squeezing my middle. For me, the less constriction, the less refining, the better. I don't like tight things and your baby won't either. Allow free flowing shirts, fun dresses or leggings for your maternity wear and keep yourself comfy and breathing. It's only nine months, not a life time and then you can go back to squeezing into your jeans after the baby comes. Believe me, you'll want to squeeze into those jeans after the babies here, just don't do it before they come and make both of you miserable.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Uncanny truths about Motherhood- III

Talk amongst yourselves. (conversations)
Once you have a baby, life as you might have known it, will never be the same. Ok it may one day, so let's say, for a long, long time.
In 2005 my sister, (the one that's newly engaged) came to live with us. She was “done” with her past life and wanted a new start. Time to start over. I told her, she could come live with us and enjoy Sunny California. Not even a month later, she was at our home. That summer, whilest she was looking around for work and applying here and there, she hung out with me and my other mom friends with our kids. We were out the beach one day. There were about five of us moms, with our toddlers and her, this young, hot, single girl. She definitely, I'm sure, felt out of place. As she sunbathed for the duration of the kids play time, she lay there and listened to our conversations. The conversations went from nap times, to potty training, to birth, and breast feeding, all around our children. We were talking about them and having a great time. It was time to pack up and head home and so we did. It wasn't until we got into the car and my single sister asked, “Is that all you guys talk about??”
What do you mean? I asked.
Your kids, being moms, child birth, do you talk about anything else?
I guess for a single girl this was so odd to her. For me, my second year now as a mom, I didn't know any better. This was our life and this is what we talked about. She asked if we ever talked about any thing other than our kids? I can't really remember what they were now, probably something about, maybe traveling, shopping, or any movies that we had seen, but what she didn't realize was that for a lot of people when you have a child, all those other things fall by the wayside. Your life is your childrens. Once you have one, your days of shopping for yourself, traveling all over the world and going out to the movies will probably become almost non-existant. It may not with the first one, but as more and more children come into your life, these things that you once enjoyed, will slowly slip away. (I'll write later about how to keep them in your life) For now, just know that once these bouncing bundles of pink and blue enter your home, your conversations will be all about them. Adult conversations will be all but a memory.

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