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    Ha! JoanieL, no one is going to beat you up! ( I...

    Ha! JoanieL, no one is going to beat you up! ( I hope) I have had this conversation with myself before, I used to "detox" a few times a year when I would give up meat, booze, cigarettes...It was sooo...
  2. If a tablespoon of butter or olive oil is approx....

    If a tablespoon of butter or olive oil is approx. 100 cals (don't quote me here..its been a long time) that's the easiest way to add a quick couple of hundred calories. Although, I really like the...
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    Ok, big kids off to school, little man taking a...

    Ok, big kids off to school, little man taking a nap. Whew.
    Between the 3 bouts of Mastitis and trying to go "strict" Primal (which I am assuming you are going too low on carbs), and baby having a...
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    3 cases of mastitis in 7 weeks is pretty brutal...

    3 cases of mastitis in 7 weeks is pretty brutal physically, with pumping round the clock, girl you must be exhausted! Rest! Did they put you on antibiotics for the mastitis? Just thinking out loud...
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    Self experimentation has revealed that for me,...

    Self experimentation has revealed that for me, oatmeal increased supply and my waistline. Baby spent a day or two nursing very frequently after I dropped the oats. I ate a lot more carbs while I was...
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    Oh jeez, my long winded reply got deleted!...

    Oh jeez, my long winded reply got deleted! sigh..Congrats on your new baby!..I have a 12 wk old that I am exclusively breastfeeding at the moment, 3rd baby. Fat guy doubled his weight in 8 wks, was...
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    That's what it was Zoebird, I had been eating it...

    That's what it was Zoebird, I had been eating it every morning...I think it is cumulative, Gopintos, I remember eating it now and again and not having any problems.
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    Ha Ha, I don't NEED to have the oatmeal, I was...

    Ha Ha, I don't NEED to have the oatmeal, I was just wondering about others' experiences.
    Update, no oatmeal for 2 days, and I look like I lost a few lbs around the middle.
  9. Agree with above! I wanted starchy veggies in...

    Agree with above! I wanted starchy veggies in butter or roasted potatoes...yum yum. If you are under the care of a traditional OB they will check your urine each visit for ketones....and if you have...
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    OK everybody, first of all, thank you for the...

    OK everybody, first of all, thank you for the comments. Let me clear a few things up.
    This is not my first rodeo. I am almost 40, I have 2 older kids ages 9 and 10, I nursed them, too, and had them...
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    I do struggle with drinking enough water...always...

    I do struggle with drinking enough water...always have. Nursing is the one time (or 3) in my life when I sometimes say *shit* I am so wicked thirsty right now! So I try...lol.
    I give myself plenty...
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    Nursing Moms and Oatmeal?

    I know we have a few nursing moms here with new babes...is anyone eating oatmeal for milk supply? I was, thinking it was harmless enough, and frankly after a night of cluster feeding I was pretty...
  13. I don't know, but I'll be watching...I have to...

    I don't know, but I'll be watching...I have to get one pulled in a few weeks!
  14. ^^ Although, after the birth...bring it! Hungry...

    ^^ Although, after the birth...bring it! Hungry time!
  15. I just had my third, and labored for 24 hrs, and...

    I just had my third, and labored for 24 hrs, and wasn't interested in food. If you think you may NEED to eat, I would bring something juicy and refreshing....cubed watermelon, strawberries, frozen...
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    I recently had my third babe, who is exclusively...

    I recently had my third babe, who is exclusively breastfeeding. Throughout my pregnancy and now, I find that I *need* some sort of starch (carbs?)..I have lost the pregnancy weight, but I would like...
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    Remember that the "scrambling" of the eggs gets...

    Remember that the "scrambling" of the eggs gets done in the bowl, not the pan. Give the eggs a good scramble beforehand, then cook over medium heat, only lifting/stirring lightly with the spatula to...
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    Sounds like lots of Mamas hang on to that...

    Sounds like lots of Mamas hang on to that weight...good for baby, bad for Mama's self esteem....

    I think my strategy will be to concentrate on maximizing my nutrition, staying away from the...
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    My family is Portuguese, and although I do not...

    My family is Portuguese, and although I do not personally make it, the recipe I have from the Azores lists ingredients as : blood,fat,onions,garlic,parsley,chili pepper,salt,cinnamon,nutmeg and...
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    First of all, I want to say "HEY!" to...

    First of all, I want to say "HEY!" to everyone...I have a hard time staying on the Paleo/Primal wagon while pregnant...lol.
    I had my little guy 2 weeks ago (3rd baby, but it's been 9 yrs since the...
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    Hmm..yup, more fat, and FOOD! I would add the...

    Hmm..yup, more fat, and FOOD! I would add the turkey to the breakfast, an make the yogurt /fruit a snack. Have some greens and protein for lunch, leftover roasted meat, say from dinner the night...
  22. I am all about rice, quinoa, root veggies and...

    I am all about rice, quinoa, root veggies and sweet potatoes right now too...yummmy. Haven't gained yet, though, soon enough I'm sure. Fat seems icky right now, anyone else feel this way? I still use...
  23. I'm 12 weeks along right now with 1st...

    I'm 12 weeks along right now with 1st Paleo/Primal pregnancy...4th pregnancy, 3rd baby, my daughters are 8 and 9. I, on the other hand am 39, we were quite surprised by this pregnancy, to say the...
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    Jammies, I did the flushes before I switched to...

    Jammies, I did the flushes before I switched to higher fat paleo. They are nasty, but effective. Try half a dose at first to see how well you tolerate it, and plan on staying close too home for the...
  25. Good point, Hilary. Even just having another...

    Good point, Hilary.
    Even just having another baby at this age for me is scary. my oldest will be 20 when this baby will be 10? EEK. Hubby and I postponed having our first 2 till I was 30ish, wasn't...
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