Random Thoughts

{ Monday, November 17, 2008 }

Because I can't be troubled to create paragraphs today:

  • We protested prop 8 in NYC on Saturday. Neither of us took any pictures, but you can find some here, here, and here.

  • I bought my first pair of maternity pants. Because its so early, I felt weird about it for a second. That's all over now that I have these babies on. So. Comfortable.

  • I have all of the pieces of Apricot Jacket completed and I started seaming them up last night. It should be done just in time for me to be too big to wear it. *sigh*

  • I have started knitting a blanket for jelly bean, but it is very slow going. It may make a nice 1st birthday present. :)

  • I am no longer vegan. This decision was made after a lot of research (including discussions with both a nutritionist and midwife) and some soul searching. I think it may be possible for some women to have healthy pregnancies while on a vegan diet, but I've determined its not possible for me. Try as I may, I cannot get the recommended amount of protein without eating huge amounts of soy and, while the jury may still be out on the possible dangers of soy, its not a risk I'm willing to take with the little bean. I originally became vegan because of moral issues with factory farming and I still have concerns about hormones in dairy products, so this was not a decision I made lightly. For me though, the best thing is to go back to eating cheese, eggs, and yogurt (I'm still vegetarian, not taking things too far!).

3 comments:

JR said...

I'm glad you like your new pants. So important to be comfy.

I love the jelly bean's blanket. The blanket is coming out so nice - it's going to love it!

Being that cheese was the hardest for me to give up, I'm glad it's back on our plates. I uhm, may have taken things a bit too far today!

Val said...

Good decision. Any decision that benefits the bean is a good one, right?!

Comfort should be #1 in clothes selection!

reproducinggenius said...

It sounds like you made a tough but important decision. Have you looked into getting dairy and eggs from sustainable, humane farms? I find that buying from small farms or from cheesemakers that only use responsibly farmed milk takes away a lot of the guilt that caused me to want to give up the stuff originally.

Congratulations on your first maternity pants. That's exciting!