Friday, July 15, 2005

Now I’ve been craving sangria but this is terrible…

Baby drunk at birth; new mother charged
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A woman
who police say had been drinking heavily before she gave birth was charged with
child neglect after the baby was born intoxicated and diagnosed with fetal
alcohol syndrome. (source –

I did make some alcohol free stuff for our bbq the other week (recipe from What to expect when you are expecting), and I’ve been enjoying plain old grape juice frequently but it’s just not the same!

I was really thinking that I wasn’t suffering from morning sickness but actual stomach flu or something as from Wednesday night until this morning I had kept no food down at all. Not sure what happened there but it’s been a rough couple of days and I’ve been off of work. However, felt almost normal this afternoon after keeping down lunch and actually managed to be very productive.

And I’m getting some tingles and twitches – I know the book says you can’t feel movement until like 18-20 weeks (but the same books also tell me how wonderful I should be feeling now that puking my guts out is over) but I am wondering what’s going on down there. Maybe it’s gas. Or 3 months of constipation coming to an end? Not likely.

At what point in this journey do I manage to stop complaining so much?!

4 Responses to “”

  1. jamie Says:

    You know, Emma, I’m going to be honest with you here… Ephraim’s almost two and I’m still complaining!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Cripes, that story is horrible. I am always amazed at how selfish and idiotic some people can be.

    Sounds like you had a tummy bug, you poor thing! There are lots of bugs going around right now. Take care of yourself.

    Okay, my #1 piece of advice – ignore the books. It drives me up the wall when books say you “should” or “shouldn’t” go through certain things at week x. It’s nonsense! No one’s pregnancy is the same, and it’s ridiculous to claim that every woman will feel movement at x weeks or feel better by week x. I felt the first flutters at 14 weeks. If you’re feeling something, it’s probably the baby. 🙂

    Complaining. Erm…it tends to get worse as the weeks go on (especially at the end when everything hurts and you’re peeing every 3 minutes) and as Jamie said, it doesn’t stop after the birth! 😉

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