View Full Version : I'm PREGNANT!!
01-04-2006, 08:13 PM
Just sharing the happy news - we're having our first baby!!! Due in Sept and soooo excited.
I can tell you right now that I will most definitely stay vegan (like...duh) and probably stay pretty high raw...(because if I don't eat something every 1-2 hours I get woozy...and fruits/dates etc are sure handy!!) My only struggle is that I currently do not crave anything raw at all. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
VeggieGirl & Hubby
and Embryo ;)
01-04-2006, 08:18 PM
First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY VEGGIEGIRL !!!!!!!!!
& congrats on your newly addition to the family............ :)
OHHHHHHHH GREAT!!! NEWS
What a pure blessing!!!! I do not have the experience of giving birth--YET:) but I know plenty of people will give you advice here!!
Best wishes on the next months and years.
Congrats to you and your hubby!!
01-04-2006, 09:20 PM
I am thrilled for you!
To have a child is to forever carry your heart outside of your body. Would that I could have eight more.
This is the BEST news. xoxo
01-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Let us know if you get Jinjee's ebook and how you like it!!
01-04-2006, 11:18 PM
:D WHAT JOY - CONGRATULATIONS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU :D
01-05-2006, 12:18 AM
How wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!
01-05-2006, 12:22 AM
:D :D A huge congratulations!!!
01-05-2006, 01:31 AM
Oh, what wonderful news! Enjoy every minute! I have three kids, and finally with my third one, I got the birthing experience right! I found a midwife, that didn't frown upon me being raw, and that alone was a big concern of mine. Here is her link http://www.midwifemama.com , and if you want to talk some more, or have any questions, just give me a yell! :)
01-05-2006, 09:23 AM
01-05-2006, 05:27 PM
Yeah! Congrats to you and hubby! I am so happy for you. You are in for the most incredible, love-filled adventure.
Many, many Blessings to you and your husband, and to the new little Soul about to enter the world.
01-05-2006, 07:06 PM
you're going to be such a beautiful mom!!! CONGRATS!
01-05-2006, 08:15 PM
I'll drink to that.
Seriously..congrats, parenthood is way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M.B. and his 2 little monkeys
01-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Congratulations!! It was exactly this time last year I was anouncing the very same thing :) We have a sweet baby girl now :D Enjoy your pregnancy ;)
01-06-2006, 03:32 PM
I can totally relate. I just had my fourth baby 3 weeks ago. I went raw the last 3 months of my pregnancy with him. I was a cooked vegan before that.
With each of the last two pregnancies I was so sick for the first 3 months and could not tolerate anything raw. I normally ate a pretty high raw diet naturally. In the beginning all I could eat were bland, cooked starches like brown rice, millet, and potatoes.
So do your best and see if maybe you can handle fruit.
Congratulations and keep us posted on how you are doing.
01-06-2006, 06:45 PM
That is awesome news. I am happy for you. I know I am blessed with my baby. It is totally a different life after the baby, but its all good.
I was not a raw foodist when I was pregnant, but my husband would get me lots of salads, blueberries and oranges when I was pregnant.
My pregnancy was a breeze as was the birth. I didnt need any pain killers. She came out very fast. I hope you have the same wonderful experiences with your preganancy and birth.
When she comes out be sure to post a picture for us. When you start to get a schedule and some sleep. That happened for me when my baby was around 4 months old. (She started to sleep through the night) Before that I was in a wakeful coma.
:) :) :) :)
01-06-2006, 10:47 PM
Congratulations!!! Keep us updated on your pregnancy.
01-07-2006, 03:30 PM
01-08-2006, 12:30 AM
Thank you everyone for your sweet, supportive comments. I am really excited to share all of this with you - especially all you old-timers like MonkeyBoy, MissLinda, sweetgoddess, plucked, lodestar...all my peeps... you know who you are :) MonkeyBoy, just make sure when you drink to that, it's raw wine. Better you than me, dude ;) And in case RawPriestess reads this ... a friend who is an intuitive called me the day BEFORE I found out, to tell me I was pregnant.. LOL...
I now am happy to announce a very joyous new arrival - hubby bought me a Vita Mix for my bday last week and HOLY COW, I think I can do this pregnancy even more raw than I thought I could before. What an amazing machine it is, hip hip hooray. Before long I'll be making my own baby food!
Anyway, I love you all and thanks so much for your support.
RAWK on!! Maybe now is the time to start a journal on here...for my pregancy, eh??
01-08-2006, 09:14 AM
Veggiegirl, please, please do it! Keep a journal of your pregnancy and birth. It is very much needed! I will definitely follow it.
We are all thrilled for you and your beloved. And yippee on the Vitamix! What an adoreable hubby you have. I am just so excited for you. :D :) :p
"for my pregancy, eh??" hmmm....are you Canadian?! ;)
Lots of love~
Lady Green Jeans
01-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Congratulations! It will be wonderful to read your journal. Stay happy and healthy and enjoy your pregnancy.
01-08-2006, 07:25 PM
Just wanted to also congratulate you on your blessing! :)
01-08-2006, 08:04 PM
Me too, me too! Just wanted to say a big Congrats! Enjoy the Vitamix, too. I suppose it would be great for making baby food too, when that time comes! :D
.: jennifer :.
01-10-2006, 12:34 PM
veggiegirl & hubby - congratulations!!! how exciting and i wish you all the best! babies are so amazing! they are just perfect. good luck with everything.
01-23-2006, 10:10 AM
Congratialtions!! i had to force myself to eat fruits and veggies that not too long before I had adored! I just wanted dates, dried apricots and grains. but in the last trimester i was back to almost normal.at least food wise!
01-23-2006, 11:04 AM
How wonderful for you. Congratulations!! :D Your baby will be born in the fall. I have a great name suggestion for you if it's a girl. hahaha! :p
01-23-2006, 04:59 PM
I just wanted to add my chimes in with congratulations! What an exciting adventure you have before you. What a blessing and gift. And a baby too?! :D
01-23-2006, 05:39 PM
I wish the best for you and your new family member. Good luck and take care. I am glad you discovered raw for the optimal health for your new baby.
karenramsell :p :p :p :p :p
01-25-2006, 04:26 PM
Congrats!! And please keep a journal during your pregnancy. I would love to see what you are eating, raw or not! :)
01-25-2006, 05:52 PM
You mentioned not craving raw foods. I found my body was more vocal with it's wants during early pregnancy and the cravings were impossibly strong.
I would recommend looking at what you are craving and if its something not raw, analyse it to see what is in it nutritionally that your body may be needing and find a raw food rich in that nutrient!
Also, I personally lost all desire to eat for the first two months!
Cheers & congrats :)
PS My 18mo old has been raw since day one and is happy and thriving!
01-26-2006, 11:38 AM
Hi gang... thanks for all the love and support. I am glad to hear that some of you would like me to keep a journal - "raw or not" - I have been really struggling to eat PERIOD and so I felt like if I'm not all raw that I would somehow be doing this group a disservice. That's silly now that I say it out loud. I am a vegan and always will be - and I could use some support making good and hopefully more RAW choices.
So I will start a journal - I tried to figure out how and couldn't so if anyone can help, please pm me. I read the stickies and all but I dunno, it just didn't click.
Thanks and I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you!!
01-26-2006, 09:00 PM
Congrat's!!! What exactly is your due date? We are execting also and are due Sept. 13th.
I would be really encouraged by reading your journal,,, have you started one yet? I am struggling to eat raw. Most days I do great, but sometimes the temptation is too much :(
So Please start a journal! I"d love to be able to read what you are eating!!
Best of luck to you in your pregnancy. I think I read this is your first? We are actually having # 7 so if you need any advice in that area, I'd be glad to help ;)
01-30-2006, 02:03 PM
Wow, number 7, that's great. This is my first, but I come from a family of 9 kids and I have 10 nieces and nephews. My mom and sisters are all natural/home birthers, so I'm in good hands :) But if you have any insights around being raw and pregnant, let me know! I am due Sept 5th or something like that... I don't pay much attention to due dates 'cause I know he'll come when he's READY!
I haven't started a journal yet 'cause I'm still trying to figure out how to set it up. I'll let you know. But I'll warn you, I'm not eating much of anything raw these days (and my body is paying for it, that's for sure! I have already gained 7 pounds - probably NOT attributed directly to baby, and my sinuses are all stuffy and throat is clogged). I trust that my body will balance out and I'll be able to eat what *I* want, hopefully after my first trimester!
I used to be really judgmental of pregnant women who seemed to use pregnancy as an excuse to do pretty much whatever they want, as if they had no say or control in their lives. What a fool I was!!! I don't even want to put on clothes in the morning!! lol.....
Today was especially hard. I haven't had any morning sickness but I came pretty close today. If I don't eat, I get sick. But I have no appetite and don't want to eat anything. So I pretty much have to go with the first thing that comes up as even remotely appetizing. Today it was vegan chocolate cake. Yep. Totally not raw. And Sweet Potato chips. A winning combination for sure. :rolleyes:
Thanks again for all the support.
01-30-2006, 03:25 PM
OK, I started a journal. So go check it out. Now if I can only figure out how to add hyperlinks to my signature... ;)
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