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I didn't realize there is a sugar-free version of Carnation Instant Breakfast.  I love that stuff.  I've been making myself half-servings of the real stuff.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Roll Call for Monday January 24
« on: January 24, 2011 at 08:25 AM »
I'm first!  Only because I've been up since 4am since a certain little girl sharing my body didn't want to sleep last night...
She got the hiccups, it was the cutest thing ever! 
Another pregnant Monday, how many more will I have?
I'm 33 weeks + 4 days.  We have an ultrasound this afternoon - can't wait. 
I'm getting super uncomfortable...I feel best early in the morning and whenever I'm in the bathtub. 

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: bed rest is driving me crazy...
« on: January 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM »
Yes, I am at home, but my closest family member is 4 hours away.  Also, my grandfather was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Plus it snows every other Dad was in a car accident last week because of icy roads.  I can't ask my family to travel right now.  My good friends all live in other places - my local friends don't have kids, so they have basically disappeared since my bed rest has gone on so long.

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Roll Call for Monday January 17th
« on: January 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM »
I'm happy to help.
Here are some things I eat for meals & snacks that may help give you ideas.  Its different for everyone, but I hope these work for you:

For breakfast: I can have 2 eggo waffles, 2 slices of bacon, and sugar-free syrup.  Take it easy on the milk though (milk = carbs too).
You might try the Toaster Struddle Toaster Scrambles with egg, bacon, & cheese - they don't have many carbs. 

For lunch: hard-shell tacos!  Skip the beans & rice though.  I order Chipotle online and my husband goes to pick them up.  They have their nutrition info online.  Or you can make grilled cheese sandwichs with low-carb bread.  Some brands of soup, like Progresso, are lower in carbs.  Wendy's chicken nuggets (10-pack), or a junior bacon cheeseburger. 

For dinner:  think meat and veggies.  there are a few things at PF Changs you can order - like the Orange Peel Beef.  Get brown rice instead of white, of course.

For snack time:  nuts, goldfish crackers, fruit with cottage cheese, vanilla wafers (not many though), Special K Protein Plus cereal, Smart Ones frozen dessert sundaes!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: bed rest is driving me crazy...
« on: January 23, 2011 at 12:03 PM »
I assume that most of us bed rest mamas won't be having a baby shower. one is buying anything from our baby registeries because they don't 'have' to?
I don't want to sound selfish...BUT it would be nice to have the basics at home so that I can take care of this baby after she is born.  I'm slowly buying everything on my registry myself....kinda sucks.  The baby could come any day - or else I wouldn't be on bed rest in the first place, right?  I hope I don't have to buy everything myself. 

What does everyone else think?  Are you buying everything yourselves?   

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: bed rest is driving me crazy...
« on: January 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM »
Yeah, there are good days and bad days.  Glad to hear you are having a good one. 
Today is my 58th day of bed rest. I think the worst part is having no idea when it will end.  Today I'm 33 weeks and 2 days pregnant. 
The second worst part is being alone most of the time.  My family is in another state.  My single friends abandoned me - haven't seen them since Christmas.  My pregnant friend is 38 weeks along and has a 2 year old son, so of course she is either tired or busy all the time. 
At least if I were in prison I could make new friends, maybe?  :-\ 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Roll Call for Monday January 17th
« on: January 21, 2011 at 09:51 PM »

  I failed my gestational diabetes tests too.  I've been testing my blood sugar 4 times a day for almost a month now.  It's not fun, but it's not difficult either.  Basically all carbs = sugar.  You 'probably' want to limit yourself to no more than 3 carb servings per meal (1 serv = 15grams).  And 1-2 carb servings for snacks in between meals.  You'll be eating a lot more meat & cheese, so stock up on some Benefiber!! 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Round Ligament Pain
« on: January 20, 2011 at 06:37 PM »
I've been having terrible ligament pains the last two days.  Any tips for relieving the pain, besides drinking lots of water?

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: new to this site
« on: January 20, 2011 at 08:15 AM »
That's strange Angela - my nurse told me NOT to rub the 17p injection site.  She said a big bubble could form on my skin if I did.  She said to only use ice on it.

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: new member
« on: January 19, 2011 at 08:05 AM »
Oh my goodness....what a story.  I hope everything works out for you.  What week are you right now, 26?
Best Wishes!!!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: bed rest is driving me crazy...
« on: January 19, 2011 at 08:00 AM »
  You are not selfish!  Bed rest feels like cruel and unusual punishment, especially when there are lots of other pregnant women out there going the gym at 8 months pregnant, or working full-time until they go into's like 'what did we do to deserve this?' 
  I have had more than 1 day where I felt like I was at the end of my rope.  Its really hard to sit still.  I have been on home bed rest for 8 weeks now (33 weeks preg tomorrow) - and it will likely continue for who knows how long.  I cheat when no one is home monitoring me.  I wash baby clothes or other things to help get the nursery prepared.  On one hand I feel guilty for doing it, but on the other hand it makes me happy and I know this baby could come any minute and someone has to get things ready for her.  Its especially hard because we don't have any family within a 4hr driving distance, and my grandfather was recently diagnosed with cancer so everyone is with him except me. 
  I'm just blabbing on about myself.....what I'm trying to say is:  You aren't alone.  Others are feeling the same way you do.  Use this forum to vent - and use it often!  Anything to keep your sanity. 
You might check out this website called - it allows you to upload pictures, blog, and interact with family and friends utilizing the babypool and other surveys.  It entertained me for a few days. 

I haven't noticed a change. Thanks for the link, not sure how I missed that.
I think I'm just starting to get nervous.  I feel so big & uncomfortable that I feel like any day could be THE DAY.

If anyone is familiar, and wouldn't mind providing some info  ....will I know it when I see it?   ???

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Roll Call for Monday January 17th
« on: January 18, 2011 at 11:29 AM »
I'm still cooking - 32 weeks & 5 days. 
54th day of HBR for me.  Time seems like its going SO slowly lately.
Getting my weekly 17p shot tomorrow - after tomorrow only 3 shots to go! 
I have an ultrasound on Monday afternoon - can't wait for that.

Thinking of you Jac.  Best Wishes.
p.s. - I love the name you've chosen for your son!

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