Well, I’ve had 2 run-ins on the don’t list already:

1. I accidentally touched cat poo in the garden. (Cat poo can harbor a very dangerous organism for pregnant people that causes toxplasmosis.) I just brushed it lightly while touching one of the plants, but I freaked out and came inside to scrub my hands for 10 minutes. My frantic research lead me to the conclusion that if I didn’t ingest it I was probably alright.

2. I ate undercooked pork. We went out to eat with my parents and I was eating BBQ pork ribs. They were very good, but when I got to the thicker part of the meat there were definately pink juices. I stopped eating immediately, but I still was/am worried that I ate something bad. I didn’t get sick or anything, so my hope is that means I avoided most food-borne organisms, but there isn’t a way to know for sure. My research here basically said talk to your doctor if you are worried.

So my plan is to tell my doctor about these incidents when I go in for my first appointment, but until then I am trying not to worry. Stress is a major no-no, so I am keeping calm and trying my best to be more careful.

**Update: Doctor says if I didn’t get sick I am probably alright.

Pregnancy – The Don’ts

Boy is there a lot to keep up with in this department! There are a few obvious ones (no booze, no smoking), but no cold cuts?

No hot dogs unless they are steaming hot.
No blue cheese, unless it is cooked or pasturized.
No runny egg yolks.
No rare meat.
No smelly cleaners.
No caffiene…or very little.
No ibuprophen.
No Aspirin.
No overdoing vitamins, esp. A, C and B6.
No soft unpasturized cheeses.
No artificial sweeteners.
No beta hydroxy facial products.
No large fish (shark, mackarel…mercury).
No herbal supplements.
No Xrays.
No fake nails.

I am sure there are more…

Two Pink Lines

Well, it’s happened folks…Christopher and I are having a baby! We are thrilled!

I had been wondering if this month was THE month and it turns out it was. Even though this has been the plan for a while now, I still felt surprised and a little disbelief when those 2 pink lines showed up.

Symptoms? I mostly felt tired…all.the.time. Now the nausea is starting to kick in and I find I need to eat smaller portions much more often to stay ahead of it.

So! Baby! Excited and scared all at once 🙂