Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pregnancy Rebel

There are a lot of God-damned rules that pregnant women need to follow that it can be almost impossible to remember all the "dont's".  There are the obvious ones, like don't drink, don't smoke, don't do cocaine.  Then there's the ones that I barely even know about, like don't eat dippy eggs or rare steak.

And then there's the "do's".  Like always take your prenatal vitamin, drink lots of water, exercise regularly.

It's exhausting!

I'm not the best pregnant lady ever.  I have coffee everyday.  I forget my vitamin a lot.  And I had no idea that you're not supposed to eat runny eggs.

I'm also not the worst.  I exercise.  I drink a shit ton of water.  I eat a lot of fruits and veggies.  I don't eat lunch meat.

I just feel guilty when I do something I know I'm not supposed to, like have a second cup of coffee at breakfast on Sundays or have a sip of Andy's wine, but I just can't be perfect all the time.

What are some of the things rules you never break?  Where are you ok to bend a bit?

8 comments:

The Dose of Reality said...

I couldn't take prenatal vitamins--they just always made me feel nauseated...so I broke that one all the time.
I also had more than 1 cup of coffee a day...and get this...I continued to color my hair the entire time during both pregnancies!! (I have heard peopls GASP at that! Ha) Neither of my children seem the worse for wear, but I would have been insane to have 9 months of roots. Nobody wants to be around me if I haven't had my coffee, pregnant or not. --Lisa

MissH said...

I had my cup of coffee every morning, kind of hard to give up when you have a toddler that wakes up at the butt crack of dawn. I had sushi a few times, though I tried to stick to the cooked rolls mainly. I also had a small glass of wine on a couple of occasions.

MissH said...

I had my cup of coffee every morning, kind of hard to give up when you have a toddler that wakes up at the butt crack of dawn. I had sushi a few times, though I tried to stick to the cooked rolls mainly. I also had a small glass of wine on a couple of occasions.

Jill from PJgamers said...

I refused to take the prescription vitamins. Instead, I did Scooby Doo Chewable vitamins. I made my doctor look at all the daily percentages and she OK'd it. I just couldn't stand to swallow a pill that big while pregnant. Had to go with chewable and yummy.
I also can't sleep without a scalding hot bath. and...I was supposed to give that up when pregnant. Shhhhhh - don't tell.
-Jill

Xae Nafew said...

That sound like a lot of rules. I hate rules. I'm going to pretend i didn't read this when I get pregnant.
Hang in there though :)

Bev Feldman said...

What, you can't eat runny eggs? But that's the best way to eat them!

Michelle Nahom said...

Mine was running...my doctor okayed it, because I've been running most of my life, but he had me wear a heart rate monitor. But then he told me if I could talk when I was running, then I was good. Well one day a nurse in the office asked me about what the heart rate monitor got up to during a race that I ran. I told her and she about had a coniption (no idea how to spell that, maybe its not even a word). She told the doctor and he told me to just stop wearing the heart rate monitor and if I was able to carry on a conversation while I am running, I was just fine. I was talking to people the whole race! By the way, my son is 15 now and he is just fine!

Tamara Camera said...

Ok, with my first pregnancy I ate lunch meat once. I didn't know! And I didn't know about runny eggs. I will say that a sip of wine and some coffee - I don't think those are so bad! I really don't. I also couldn't do the vitamins daily. I took two Flintstone vitamins and they were quite delicious!

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