Friday, November 12, 2010

:: what i will miss in next 9 months ::

Told BFF this morning that Subway is giving away buy-one-free-one coupon on cover of The Sun today in conjunction with opening of their 100th outlet at Shah Alam.

Nor: Ko nak pergi ke?
Me: Aku takleh makan Subway lagi laa
Nor: Oh?
Me: Haah. Aku kena avoid raw food skang ni. Salami tu sume tak bagus untuk pregnancy. Sushi pun dah tak boleh tau.
Nor: Ok...

This noon she called me from Bangsar asking whether I wanted to order anything as she was at Gloria Jeans cafe.

Nor: Aku kat Gloria Jeans ni ko nak order apa-apa tak?
Me: Alaa aku dah tak boleh minum kopi laa... caffeine

Sorry Nor, I have to turn down many of your requests these days. After knowing about my new status, one earliest thing I surfed on the Net was "foods to avoid during pregnancy" and I tell you... some of them are among my favourites.

  • Raw meat such as sushi, seafood, oyster, rare or uncooked beef, or poultry because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.

  • Raw eggs, or foods containing raw egg such as Caesar dressing, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream or custard, unpasteurized eggnog, or Hollandaise sauce because raw eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Soft cheese such as blue cheese, feta, Brie, Camambert, and Latin-American soft white cheeses such as queso blanco and queso fresco because they may harbor harmful bacteria.

  • Fish containing accumulated levels of mercury in their fatty tissues such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish. When a pregnant woman consumes large amounts of mercury, her baby may suffer brain damage resulting in developmental delays (for example, delays in learning to walk or talk).

  • Minimize the amount of liver you eat. According to the March of Dimes, animal liver contains very high levels of vitamin A. While vitamin A is good for you, women who consume too much may risk a higher incidence of birth defects in their babies (however, studies are not conclusive).

  • Deli meats including hot dogs. These deli meats might be contaminated with listeria bacteria which may result in miscarriage. It's safe to eat deli meats if you reheat them until steaming hot or avoid altogether.

  • Pineapple, sugar cane juice. It is best to avoid fresh papaya early in pregnancy unless you are 100% certain of complete ripeness. Later in pregnancy a ripe papaya can assist with heartburn control. If your Dr. has recommended natural methods for induction after 38 weeks of pregnancy, eating a slightly unripened papaya may be just the ticket.

  • Some prepared foods such as potato salad or coleslaw can sometimes contain high levels of listeria.

  • Peanuts –It is recommended that women should avoid eating peanuts during pregnancy and breast-feeding, especially if there is a family history of allergies such as asthma, eczema or hayfever.

  • Take care at barbecues where meat is often allowed to rest for a period of time before serving.

  • Coffee is one, of course. The amount of caffeine in a serving of coffee varies widely, depending on the type of bean, how it's roasted, and how it's brewed – and, obviously, on the size of the coffee cup. (Although espresso contains more caffeine per ounce, a full cup of brewed coffee will deliver more caffeine.) To cut your caffeine intake, though, you'll need to be aware of other sources, like tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, chocolate, and coffee ice cream. Caffeine also shows up in herbal products and over-the-counter drugs, including some headache, cold, and allergy remedies.

  • Bye-bye oyster, mayonaisse, coleslaw, steam boat, mixed nuts cadburry, 1901 hot dogs and special goodbye to sushi, mamak's half-boiled eggs, starbucks dark mocha... I'm gonna miss all of you and see you in next 9 months!!! (OMG! That's almost a year)

    p/s: Baby, apa saja untukmu... :-)

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