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.