Friday, May 05, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
- Talk to your partner about your worries and fears. Work on building a stronger relationship with your partner.
- Take time to relax.
- Exercise regularly and eat a well-balanced diet to stay physically healthy and emotionally grounded.
- Spend time with family and friends and draw on their emotional support.
- Put off any changes that can be stressful such as moving or renovating the house.
- Keep an journal to express your feelings and emotions.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
PregnancyWeekly says: This is day number 144 and you're 21 weeks pregnant! You have 136 days or 19 weeks left, and are 52.5% of the way there.
I've been noticing that my belly button is starting to change. My once cute little innie is slowly turning into an outie. It's not a complete outie yet, but I can see that its starting to become one. Its great. People are beginning to say that I have a pregnant glow and I really enjoy hearing that.
I realized that now, before it gets too late, is time to look into Lamaze classes. I know that it's too early to start taking classes, but never to early to look into different types of classes. I really need to do some research. The thought of giving birth still makes me really nervous. Therefore I need to find the right class to ease my nerves. Hopefully, by taking Lamaze classes I will be more secure with having this baby.
Wow, I really feel like their is so much involved. So much that its beyond me. Can I do everything perfectly? Am I fit to be a mother? ... I guess its really not a good idea to start doubting myself now.
Every time I pass by a school I can't help but to imagine my child going to that school and how time can pass so quickly. Before I know it I'm thinking about having grandchildren! I have to snap myself out of it. If I see a group of kids playing I imagine one of those kids to be mine. I'm such a dork that I'm addicted to Nanny 911 and Super Nanny. I watch the show like I'm attending a "How to discpline your children" seminar. I study each episode as if I will be tested on it later. I'm obsessed with thought of being a perfect mother!!!
I'm really no Mary Poppins. I should face reality! But how do I stop this?!
Monday, May 01, 2006
- Clean you refrigerator regularly.
- Avoid eating hot dogs or deli meats unless they are reheated until steaming hot.
- Avoid consuming diary products that are not pasteurized or labeled.
- Use hard cheese.
- If you use soft cheeses such as Feta, Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, and Mexican soft cheese make sure they are cooked until boiling. Soft cheeses like mozzarella, cream cheese, and cottage cheese are safe to eat.
- Avoid refrigerated meat spreads.
- Choose perishable, precooked foods or shelf-stable items.