I would like to formally announce that I am pregnant with baby number 3! I am due June 25. Right now I’m a little over 27 weeks along. Despite our gut instincts to the contrary, we are having yet another girl! I am feeling pretty well. First trimester was not fun. Nausea, winter, and my… Continue reading A Mother Again
I announced on the facebook page a while back that we are expecting baby # 2 this August! Just thought I’d post some pictures and an update here on the blog. We are excited to be having another GIRL! Good thing my husband loves girls. 🙂 And we hope to have a boy or two… Continue reading 2nd Pregnancy Going Smoothly
Anyone who has ever tried to gain weight, or any pregnant woman who has tried to keep up calorically with a growing fetus in the last trimester knows it can be difficult with the PKU diet. Here are some ideas of how to get more calories from foods that are low in protein. First some… Continue reading High Calorie Low Protein Food Options
My experience with maternal PKU and some thoughts on motherhood Sometimes it takes someone asking questions to get your thoughts out. Well, Amanda Cosburn has been asking for stories. I sent her mine and she asked for more details on my pregnancy. This is my answer. It’s not necessarily very organized, it’s just a collection… Continue reading A Pregnancy Story
I love how the internet and social media allows so many of us connect and share our stories and get to know each other. It has made me aware that everyone’s experience with PKU is so different. As someone who has been on diet my whole life, I realize my story may be different than many others, but it’s my story and it’s… Continue reading My PKU Story
Happy Rare Disease Day! I thought today would be a perfect day to write an update about my pregnancy. I am happy to say that the morning sickness phase has passed. I can’t say I had it as bad as other people, but it was unpleasant. I didn’t throw up every morning, I just felt nauseated pretty… Continue reading My Pregnancy So Far
A little about maternal PKU I recently announced to the world (via facebook) that I am pregnant. I am three months along. I wanted to post about this because this is an important topic for phenylketonurics. Some people have asked how being pregnant is affected by PKU. So here’s my answer! The growing fetus receives… Continue reading I’m Pregnant!