Monday, June 18, 2012

A Few Observations

Had another ultrasound today & fetal poles were detected! I go back on Thursday, & in about another week or so I'll be able to hear the heartbeats :-)

Still tired & I fluctuate between eating everything in sight to not having much of an appetite. Could likely be the progesterone doing this to me since it's pretty high. And my face looks like a pizza! Zits everywhere & to others I've blamed it on the heat but I know better... PIO strikes again! Oh well, small price to pay so no problem. I'm working super hard to get in more protein too (per RE's nurse & my acupuncturist). I'm a sugar addict & nothing with lots of protein is sweet. Except for yogurt, could never get past the rotten-milk smell so that's out. Been eating almonds like crazy, too.

Speaking of smells, my sense of smell goes bionic at times. It was especially noticeable today when a coworker was eating something with ranch dressing. I personally don't like creamy dressings that have color because my mind believes it has to be nasty... thousand island is crunchy & horrible, ranch smells sour & has too much damn tang. But when I got a whiff of that ranch today I had to cover my nose, it was rank! Matter of fact, lunchtime was hell in the office because there were too many different smells coming from everywhere. Another coworker was heating up some kind of chicken & the smell was overwhelming & gross. I couldn't take it & got the heck out.

Tried to eat Kashi cereal with some almond milk (cut back on cow's milk a while ago) so I could get some protein with fiber. It was like trying to chew sticks & rocks. Going back to Raisin Bran, it's been a while but I can get some additional folic acid + it actually tastes good. Trying so hard to eat better for the fetuses!

Still working on staying hydrated, especially in this heat. And it is hot! I love it!

(God bless Rodney King.)

6 comments:

  1. I already have a hyper-active sense of smell (my students hate it)and the extra hormones do not help. :-( So I feel for you. I'm glad things are progressing well and that you are being so good about eating well. By the way, Gigi, in what area of the country do you live? Sometimes your weather comments make me wonder. :-)

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    1. Girl, it's boiling in Chicago!!!!

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  2. Do you like Indian food? How about some dal? Or lentil soup or something?

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    1. I love Indian food but aside from restaurants I only buy it pre-prepared (can't cook a lick)... I love the brand Tasty Bite & just looked up whether they have dishes with dal, which I see they do! I had no idea the protein was so high. I have a Madras Lentils package that I'll have for lunch & will definitely include dal / lentils in my protein repertoire, thank you for the suggestion!!

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  3. I struggle with the protein too. Cottage cheese, greek yogurt (doesn't smell bad to me) and eggs are usually the easiest.

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    1. I'm going to pick up some eggs tomorrow, thank you for the reminder!! But I could never, ever get next to cottage cheese. I simply don't understand what it is or why people actually choose to eat it, it's such an unattractive food to me! By the way, I'm a ridiculously picky eater :-)

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