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  • #16
    Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
    Good. Because it is about time somebody got on your nerves around here. What you think you are doing answering most queries anywhere here is beyond me because your stock answer is usually some form of "wow, eat moar carbs". Until you can actually state, in black and white, that you have had personal, real-life, n=1 experience with anything you suggest, you are blowing smoke, and I will comment if I happen to meet up with you on that thread.
    You don't get on my nerves, I wouldn't give yourself too much credit.

    The second part is just so absolutely asinine, I'm not even going to dignify it any further with a response.

    Cool. I have a feeling this is the start of a beautiful friendship. Or, a complete and utter waste of your PRIMAL time, but I digress.
    Make America Great Again

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
      The second part is just so absolutely asinine, I'm not even going to dignify it any further with a response.
      But I will. Spouting stuff you have read here, there and everywhere is a far cry from actually having experienced how that thing works/what effect it has/had on your body and psychological state, or at the very least, a close family member, best friend, or someone under your direct care. BB is smart enough to filter your "suggestions" out, but to "suggest" to a newly delivered, diabetic mother that she "please, eat more carbs" is a waste of her time at best and completely irresponsible at worst.
      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
        But I will. Spouting stuff you have read here, there and everywhere is a far cry from actually having experienced how that thing works/what effect it has/had on your body and psychological state, or at the very least, a close family member, best friend, or someone under your direct care. BB is smart enough to filter your "suggestions" out, but to "suggest" to a newly delivered, diabetic mother that she "please, eat more carbs" is a waste of her time at best and completely irresponsible at worst.
        Let's see here...

        1). I do not know the OP. This thread is about as far as the extent of my knowledge of her goes. As I have not read her journal, or any post here that says she is diabetic, I did not know her condition.
        2). I was viewing, and only viewed and responded to this thread from a mobile device in which her signature that has "pregnant" and "diabetic" together was not visible to me. I rarely look at signatures anyway.
        3). I share a different opinion about diabetes as a whole anyway.
        Make America Great Again

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        • #19
          Please don't argue, tribal sibs. *hugs*
          It's okay, Derp. I'm still eating 50-100g carbs daily (which is more than I was during pregnancy. Pregnancy was 25g-50g to help control blood sugar. My last two hA1c's of pregnancy were 5.2 & 5.1). I take in plenty of calories during the day to keep that ratio number low, however. I ate 1500-1800 cals daily during pregnancy, and now that I'm breastfeeding, I've upped that to a minimum of 2000. The 60/25/15 is just an average. Also I do have carb refeeds every once in a while. Yesterday was a fun one. Ratios were 29% protein, 36% carbs, and 35% fat. We went to Tucanos (Brazillian churrasco) for an early dinner. I have a serious weakness for their fried bananas.

          Thanks for the tips on deep breathing and visualization. I do have a happy place I can go to, mentally. My grandparents had a cottage on Lake Winni, NH that I spent my summers at growing up. It was the one place I was happiest as a kid. Time to take a mental vacay next time I try to lay down.
          Book marking the EFT, too.
          --Trish (Bork)
          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
          FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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          • #20
            Sorry for being drawn into a pissing match in your thread. I didn't read in your thread, but since your baby is a good sleeper, do you do co-sleeping? Perhaps this will put you at ease about your baby waking up in the middle of the night and such.

            I've seen anecdotes from others on various sites that it helps the mother sleep better.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
              since your baby is a good sleeper, do you do co-sleeping? Perhaps this will put you at ease about your baby waking up in the middle of the night and such.
              She sleeps in a bassinet about a foot away from our bed during the night. During the day I leave her in the living room with my mom, because I want her to get used to having a day & night cycle. Plenty of sunlight and activity in living room. Our bedroom has blackout curtains
              --Trish (Bork)
              TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
              http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
              FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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              • #22
                I agree with Derp about the co-sleeping.
                If you have a sleep with your baby during the day you might find you are able to relax and sleep better.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                  I agree with Derp about the co-sleeping.
                  If you have a sleep with your baby during the day you might find you are able to relax and sleep better.
                  I'll try it when she takes her evening nap before dinner!

                  I do notice that I feel better when we snuggle. My Mom is old fashioned and gets after me if I pick Annee up when she's crying, but cuddling her makes me feel emotionally better. I'm totally selfish like that, lol.
                  --Trish (Bork)
                  TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                  http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                  FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                  • #24
                    I love the snuggles too, my babies either slept on my back in a wrap while I did stuff, or in our bed (we had our bed on the floor until they were crawling and learnt to go off backwards).
                    Just in case you are worried, my 2 co-slept from birth, till they got their own beds around 2. They now rarely come in to us, I miss co-sleeping.
                    I hope it helps
                    Oh while mine were up to a few months old, id have them on the crook of my arm, if I was next to them, I just felt safer that way Oh and def try feeding laying down, best thing ever! It took a while to get the hang of it at first, but it was awesome.

                    Sucky about your mum, but babies need us the second they cry

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                    • #25
                      I agree with the co-sleeping. I think napping with baby is important as in lie down in a comfy spot on your bed to nurse baby and let your hormones work to lull you to sleep. Our bodies release hormones while we are nursing that make us relaxed and sleepy so that we will rest with baby. Protecting them from the stray sabre tooth tiger and giving us the much needed sleep our brains need to prevent PPD. I napped with my baby until she was 19 months old. I kept thinking I needed to do other things but I really enjoyed laying with her, watching her drift off and allowing myself to rest. At 19 months I decided I was being lazy and no longer needed the rest. Unfortunately, I found out quickly I really needed that rest and missed it when I was no longer napping with her. Tell your mom Dr. Sears recommends moms respond to babies right away. He has a whole website of really important information about this. I won't repeat here. askdrsears.com great resorce for new and experienced moms and dads alike.

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                      • #26
                        I've always been super awkward nursing while laying down. Any tips? The best I've figured out is to prop her on pillows, but it still doesn't feel like a good latch. She's a really good baby when it comes to nursing. When she's not really hungry and doing the crazy head shaking thing (I think it's an excitement/anticipation thing. Looks like a wide opened fish mouth shaking its head no), she'll sit there with her mouth open very patient and latch correctly. Smart 3 week old!

                        And an anecdote on nursing/sleeping: When I was about 9, I got an awesome second degree sunburn with blisters the size of my fist. It was torturous and I had to learn to sleep sitting up. Looking back on it now, I realize it was actually a tender mercy. I can sleep and nurse sitting up (actually I can do several things asleep while sitting up. I think I slept through half of high school and definitely part of college thanks to this little trick, lol)

                        So tips on nursing laying down would be much appreciated.
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                        • #27
                          Check out this site, Dr. BB~

                          Http://www.biologicalnurturing.com
                          Ancestral Nutrition Coaching
                          Pregnancy Nutrition Coaching
                          Primal Pregnancy Nutrition Article

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                          • #28
                            Thanks, Dragon!
                            --Trish (Bork)
                            TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                            http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                            FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                            • #29
                              Dr. Bork, Hmmm at three weeks I was still using copious amounts of pillows to nurse. I don't know if it's their size or what but it seemed necessary. Later when the baby is larger it is easier to lie down and nurse. Breast size probably comes into play as well. I would snuggle her up as close as possible and see if you have to use a pillow or 5 which you can remove after she stops nursing but you stay in bed and snooze as much as possible. Good sleep is critical to avoid PPD.
                              Last edited by Primal123; 01-27-2013, 03:04 PM.

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                              • #30
                                I'm not a mom, so I have no advise on the sleep thing. Sounds like there is good advise to be had here though. I have a friend who just had a baby recently and posted this article on FB...I know, I know...but really, we are both advanced practice nurses and gravitate towards credible sources of info. I think it is an interesting and important topic regarding babies and their psychological development (think Erikson stage of development #1):

                                Dangers of

                                Good luck with the sleeping stuff and all of the baby stuff

                                Amanda

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