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!).


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!

Anonymous 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!