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The Cat Jumped Ship Yesturday

So I'll have to try again. Unlike Rebecca this poppy seed sized baby had some serious food cravings, salad, blueberries and red wine. So even though it was only around for a few weeks I felt like it had a distinct and demanding personality. Less than three weeks old and already requiring research on the effects of small amounts of wine on embryos. I'm not depressed or seeking sympathy, I just think the process is interesting, so don't cry for me. Disappointed, but I was also a bit worried about the effects of getting pregnant while I was having problems with the awful air from all the fires, so now I get another chance. Hopefully the next embryo will also do me the health convenience of craving salads. That was weird.

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shoebox_bird
Jul. 6th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
*hug*.
rightkindofme
Jul. 6th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
I am a lazy terrible person so I am not going to look the research up at this point, but the research I have seen says that there is no sign of a problem with alcohol up to 16 drinks/week. That's a freak load of alcohol really. That study was British. After doing the study the British equivalent of the American Pediatric whatever decided that no one should ever drink alcohol while pregnant. Which is uhm... very Cover Your Ass in a way that I think is over reacting. Near as I can tell the problem is to just not go to extremes. A generous glass of red wine a day will not cause any birth defects.

Good luck on another sprout who likes salad. Shanna hated veggies.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of hysteria around alcohol certainly. I saw one study posted that claimed that there was a difference in weight at 14 years that tracked how much mothers had drunk, with a 0, 0< <0.2, and some higher, and claimed that one drink a week created a deficit in weight at 14 years, but I looked up the weights for the age they listed, and they were all in the 90-100 percentiles, so that seemed like a silly argument against drinking. Great, my kid will be less over weight at 14 if I drink some? But I could only read their abstract, so there may have been more in the paper.

I'm sorry we haven't figured out when to come up with the swing yet, I think Jesse dosn't think he's coming down with anything right now, and we were thinking of calling you later this morning and having lunch or something.
katharos
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Duh, that was me.
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