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Just Because...

Posted by Girl Drink Drunk, Jan 22, 2011.

As most of you know, my husband and I are expecting our first baby (in April) and I've been sober for what feels like forever.  I had a small glass of wine last night (nothing amazing, just a simple, lychee-lime-minerally NZSB) and Jesus, it was great. 

That's all.  Just had to remind all of you not to take the juice for granted. ;)

 

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Reply by napagirl68, Jan 22, 2011.

Like those NZSBs too..  I promise not to take the juice for granted!  Just a few more months to go!!

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jan 22, 2011.

GDD

Make sure you have a very good Vintage Champagne on ice to celebrate

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Reply by hhotdog, Jan 22, 2011.

hey GGD, i wondered if you noticed a greater sense of smell or taste since being pregnant?  my wife did and so did my sister.  it drove my wife insane when i opened a bottle of wine...she could smell and taste the wine from across the room!!

will not take the juice for granted! 

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 22, 2011.

Not just pregnancy, hhotdog, but many types of altered physical condition.

Seems like that's one of the first places where our tastes part ways, GDD. As far as I'm concerned, you can take the greater portion of NZ SB and sink it in the Tasman sea. A worthy service to humanity. ;-)

Good luck on the last trimester, and hopefully it'll be coasting by now, other than that Jonesing for good wine, and a little back pain....

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 23, 2011.

GDD, good luck. 

My own unsolicited thoughts: During pregnancy, my wife went through a spell where wine tasted acidic and metallic.  This coincided with the periods where brain development was at its peak.  Your body knows.  A friend of ours who had her first child a year before studied the wine/pregnancy issue pretty thoroughly:  She's an MD/MPH who does epidemiology at one of the world's best medical schools.  She also likes a glass of wine at dinner.  She collected all the studies, and it was her opinion that moderate intake of wine--a glass or so at dinner--was utterly harmless.  The French agree.  All studies of FAS involved heavy heavy drinking.  She concurs that there is a small window where you probably won't even want wine--if you're not an alcoholic. Her advice was that you just don't want to get ahead of your body's ability to metabolize alcohol, but that there are layers of protection between your stomach and the developing embryo/fetus/child. She also drank a little wine (although I think even less) while nursing, although not at the same time.

Very good luck to you.  Being a parent cannot be described, although the phrase, it's like having your heart run around outside your body" comes pretty close. 

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Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Jan 23, 2011.

Hh, my sense of smell has become amazing.  If I ever sit for the Master Somm exam, I'm going to make sure I'm pregnant!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 23, 2011.

Yeah, but for my wife it wasn't all good. Lots of previously unnoticed smells became pretty icky.

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Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Jan 23, 2011.

It hasn't been all good for me, either, unfortunately.  I have a tough time at the grocery store, due to all the mixing smells, especially the meat/seafood.  Gag.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 23, 2011.

Luckily, just as the diapers start filling up that sense of smell diminishes. ;-)

Anyway, wine is fascinating, but it can't hold a candle to kids.  They never stop surprising and amazing you.  And when that fails, there's this phenomenon called neoteny which generally means retention of juvenile features.  Basically, it means we are programmed to find babies cute (and find baby-like features cute in non-babies).  comes in handy when they have sleep deprived us for months on end.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jan 23, 2011.

....and cash deprived us years on end!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 23, 2011.

GDD, start saving for college now and you won't feel the pain as much later.  Oh, wait, I am rushing just a bit... those first few days, just sleep with the baby on your chest and try really hard to remember how amazing it is.  Better still, let the baby sleep on your husband's chest a little and take some pictures of that.  You'll both be glad you did.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jan 24, 2011.

Great advice Foxall and GDD - Champagne in Moderation whilst breastfeeding is no problem.

My wife Breastfed my daughter for 2 years, drank champagne and the only downside is my daughter is now 15 and she loves champagne, riesling and pinot [and she's not a fan of NZ Sav Blanc she thinks it tastes like capsicum juice]


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