In the last three days, I have had one glass of wine, one old fashioned, and one beer. All were tasty (though the chocolate bitters in the old fashioned were very very bitter). One drink per day.
Now I’m 7 days post-ovulation, and, under the set of rules I’ve devised, today is the day I start pretending I’m pregnant until I’m proven otherwise. No more alcohol for this kid, and I’ll stop the green tea in the morning too (caffeine, it’s been shown, can affect birth weight if high amounts are consumed in pregnancy, and green tea has been linked to neural defects (though I can’t find the study that says so… several grains of salt on that one)). Do I think one cup of green tea a day would be bad or harm a pregnancy? No. I’m trying to cut out caffeine anyway, so I’ll play along with the restrictions suggested.
I also ate raw cookie dough yesterday, but that one was a slip-up: I forgot about raw egg on the list of restricted foods. Things that might cause lasting health effects I eschew from ovulation onwards. Things that are metabolized and passed through the placenta (caffeine, alcohol), I see no reason to omit prior to there actually being a placenta (and even here, 7 days is conservative).
As my LP has been 9-10 days long, these “restricted days” have been few and far between, and I don’t yet mind them.
This post is brought to you by the letters Zzz and my inability to add 3 hours to my current time accurately, thus making me an hour early for a skype call. It’s a holiday Monday, but I have work to do, but I would have slept in for longer. So, 40 minutes of bonus work time, here I come!