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08-25-2008, 04:21 PM
Holy Lord this was unexpected! LOL! :o

We have been trying to get pregnant since my daughter (who is now 3) was about 6 months old, we had unexplained fertility but the doctor was not willing to go further with us because I continued to nurse my daughter which he recommended that I stop. We had a loss in April, and decided no need to try so hard because that was difficult to deal with. I needed time to adjust, get healthy, etc.
Anyhoo, fast forward to today's wonderful disvocery, can I continue with SBD on phase 2 you think?

08-25-2008, 04:23 PM
sorry I don't know anything about the SBD - however I just wanted to say, CONGRATS!

08-25-2008, 04:26 PM
Thank you!

08-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Congrats Autumn!!!..phase 2 I think would be fine as long as you get enough calories in and make sure you are getting your dairy in. But I'm no doctor, I would def. ask yours. Congradulations!

08-25-2008, 04:36 PM

08-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Congratulations AutumnRose- that is great news for you.

Belle Mer
08-25-2008, 04:41 PM

08-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks all! I think I will stick with phase two, I mean what could be wrong with it? It's just healthy eating which would be ideal I'd think!

Fat Melanie
08-25-2008, 04:42 PM
I can't answer your question but CONGRATULATIONS, THAT IS AWESOME!!! :D


08-25-2008, 04:46 PM
Autumn - we're in the same boat :) Congratulations!!!

I do a modified version of P2. I love the planning aspect of SBD, and continued with it after we found out we were expecting. I have my morning meal, a snack around 10, lunch, another snack around 3 and dinner....I usually end up having a snack after dinner as well.

I decided to forgo the Splenda during the pregnancy and while I was lactating, so I avoid anything with artificial sweeteners (sugar free jello, sugar free pudding, sugar free fudge pops, sugar free drink mixes, sugar free yogurt, etc.)

I try to have protein with every meal and snack and probably get more fruit than is recommended on SBD P2. I still try to get the recommended 4.5 cups of veggies as well.

Also, I've upped my dairy intake. I have a cup of yogurt with breakfast (I use organic, natural yogurts - full fat) and a cup of 1% milk with both lunch and dinner. I'm kind of a milk addict though.

Carbs are very important to developing babies and I try to make sure that each meal has at least 1 serving of whole grains - whether it be brown rice with dinner or a slice of ww toast with breakfast.

08-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Zeffryn - I didn't know you were expecting! Thanks for the input. I was actually trying to avoid Splenda as much as possible anyway, because I prefer my kids not consume it. Thanks again!

08-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Yep. My c-section is scheduled for Dec. 31....bring on the NYE champagne!

Let me know if you have any other questions. JessieW is also expecting....just about 2 months left for her.

Do you know how far along you are yet?

08-25-2008, 05:11 PM

08-25-2008, 05:12 PM
How exciting! Congratulations! :carrot:

08-25-2008, 05:18 PM
Congratulations AutumnRose!! I say go for Ph2 if you can stomach it--I definitely could NOT in the beginning. I could barely touch any meat for months. Blech. Now I am more back on plan but I still have a major sweet tooth and am indulging it...back on real phase 2 as soon as little Libbie is here!

08-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Just newly pregnant, I took a test on Sunday that came up positive. I went into the OB for a test to confirm and it was + right away. So I am literally just pregnant! I honestly think losing just the relatively small amount of weight I did and eating better already made that big of difference to make this possible. I <3 SBD!

08-25-2008, 05:20 PM
Libbie is an adorable name JessieW!

08-25-2008, 05:37 PM
I'm with Jessie - I had a hard time with meat - especially red meat. I was better with chicken, but it had to be in something...and shredded was best. FOr the first few months, I lived on yogurt and fruit smoothies and raw veggies. Now that I'm done puking all the time, I'm a lot better about meat and can eat a lot more balanced meals.

My sweet tooth definitely isn't what it once was. We made a german chocolate cake for my dad's birthday and I was the only one who couldn't finish my was just too much sweetness! I don't know if it was SBD or what, but a piece of fruit is always at the top of my list of things to crave.

08-25-2008, 06:11 PM
:cheer2: This is just such exciting news. :cheer2: Congratulations!! :cheer2:

08-25-2008, 06:42 PM
Wonderful news! So....I guess it wasn't the SBD flu!

08-25-2008, 06:45 PM
I don't know anything about SBD, but wanted to say congratulations!

08-25-2008, 06:57 PM

08-25-2008, 07:12 PM
Thanks all!

08-25-2008, 08:28 PM
Big Congratulations to you! Loved that time in my wonderful to have a sweet baby...take care,Choices~:o)

08-25-2008, 09:31 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's wonderful news!

08-25-2008, 09:36 PM
Mazel Tov (congratulations in yiddish)

you can for sure eat full phase 2 but make sure to take all you are allowed and to discuss vitamins with the doctor and also what you are eating.

08-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Congratulations! I think this is the first time I can remember that we have had three pregnant beachers at one time! There is nothing wrong with phase 2 as everyone has said. Just concentrate on eating healthy.

08-26-2008, 12:12 AM
Congrats AR!!!!! They always say it happens when you want it but the pressures off! :hug:

08-26-2008, 08:43 AM

08-26-2008, 10:19 AM
LOL @ Zeff, I was just the opposite. I could eat red meat but not chicken or fish. Even thinking about chicken was enough to send me running to the bathroom. How strange is that? Am fine now, back to normal, which is good because I have high cholesterol and eating only red meat was a little frightening to me.

08-26-2008, 10:20 AM
so.....are you peeing every time you cough, sneeze or laugh, yet?

I am.

DH makes fun of me.

08-26-2008, 11:04 PM
You have to be preggo to pee with every cough/sneeze/laugh/trampoline jumping???

I blame it on my pregnancy/daughter.
(24 years later)

08-26-2008, 11:44 PM
I peed in between pregnancies as just seems to get worse now.

little chick
08-27-2008, 08:16 AM
Congrats, Autum. I love babies can't wait to see all the pics... wink.

08-27-2008, 12:02 PM
I'm late to the party, but still wanted to send my congratulations! Great news!!!

08-31-2008, 09:22 PM
Congratulations to you and your family!!!! :preg:

09-06-2008, 05:04 PM
I did phase 2 the entire time I was pregnant with my twins. Lost 50 pounds during pregnancy. :crazy: :lol: