12-17-2013 12:32 PM
I don't have many close friends who've had children, so the only sounding boards I have are my sisters (both younger) who have just had babies. Both of them had problem pregnancies, which is a pretty scary reference to have for myself - a first-timer. So, I'm glad to be here with folks who will understand and appreciate where I'm coming from.
That said, I'm wondering if anyone else is having as much trouble as I am with making some of the immediate changes. I just found out I was pregnant about three weeks ago (I'm seven weeks now), and I immediately stopped drinking alcohol and smoking that occasional social cig. However, I'm finding caffiene to be the hardest thing to quit. I had been drinking coffee every day until lunch, and now I'm down to one small cup a day. That's not the problem -- soda seems to be calling to me. I'm drinking plenty of water, but also having trouble finding drink replacements that are healthy and enjoyable for me. Any suggestions?
12-19-2013 07:16 AM
I quit all of that immediately, and honestly I just started going to bed a lot earlier to compensate for the lack of caffeine that I was getting. I mean I am tired anyway.. so it took a few days to adjust, but I am fine without caffeine now! I keep Gatorade at my desk to sip on and I keep water in the fridge to drink too (it seems to be easier to drink really cold water rather than water out of a tap).
12-21-2013 08:06 AM
Try the crystal light mixes. You will still be drinking water but it will taste much better! They come in many different flavors, my favorite is the iced tea! Good luck
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