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First Trimester Class

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We did the first official thing of the pregnancy today - we went to a first trimester class at my ob-gyn's office! The class was kind of useful - I found out a handful of things were okay that I had thought were banned, like using products with salyclic acid, doing ab work, flaxseed, and Claritin. I think I will take a conservative approach though and not use things if I don't have to. I was actually able to give up virtually all caffeine without a problem! It helped that I started to cut back when I first started trying, so by the time I got pregnant this time I was already almost not addicted. Anyway, the class was okay - there was just one other couple there, so we got a lot of individual attention.

Unfortunately, after the class we found that both of our cars - Jess's and mine - had been towed! Street cleaning! There was a sign, but I hadn't read it in my rush to get to the class on time. We had to make a bunch of phone calls, take a bus, and walk on foot, and pay huge $$$ to get our cars back, and we both got tickets. It was my fault - I was the one who insisted on parking there instead of the building's garage, and then told Jess to hurry up right after we parked - so I paid. I felt awful. I also missed an extra hour of school beyond what I'd planned to miss.

Oh well, what's in the past is in the past, right?

EDIT: Since so many people are asking about flaxseed, I'm adding what I had learned (or thought I had learned) from the internet - apparently flax, like soy, messes with your hormones and I read that it isn't recommended in pregnancy. However, in my class today, the nurse told me that a) a tablespoon of flax in my smoothie is fine, and b) not to look up every little pregnancy-related item on the internet. Oops, too late.
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    Holy cow about being towed! What a nightmare and that having to take the blame on top of it--- totally something I could see myself doing. Good think you are pregnant- because one thing that is definitely banned, getting the expecting mother upset-lol.

    Anyways, I hope after you absorb the financial shock, you can actually kind of laugh about it.

    Also, I never completely cut caffeine out- I just limited it a lot. I think it's awesome that you were able to wean yourself off so easily :-)
    1944 days ago
    Oh that sucks about the towing! And glad about the flax seed. I had it all through pregnancy number one and the start of this one without even thinking about it! I also found out at about 8 months that one of my favorite hard, aged cheeses at a local shop is unpasteurized... Oops! Guess it's not too bad if you eat it all the time though because your body is already adjusted to that particular bacteria.
    1944 days ago
    Well, my dear, chalk that one up to the first of
    expensive experiences involving this child.
    1945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2012 4:26:38 PM
    Those are good things to know. Sorry about the towing, that would stink! Guess you learned your lesson that time. I hadn't heard anything about flax, what is the deal with it?
    1945 days ago
    Yeah, what is the flaxseed thing about? Hadn't heard of that one being a no-no?!?
    1945 days ago
    Oh no! I can't believe that BOTH of your cars got towed! Sounds like a nightmare! But at least it's all over now and you're can only go up from here! :)

    I think the conservative approach sounds like a good idea.

    Do you think you'll be doing bump pics along the way? I love bump pics. :)
    1945 days ago
    Sounds like an informative class! More fun to come :) :) :)

    Sorry about the towing... That's frustrating but cant change it now, right?!
    1945 days ago
    What's wrong with flax seeds???

    Sorry about the cars....
    1945 days ago
    Glad the class went well!
    1945 days ago
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