It's not easy having a bunch of health-nuts in your family. My mom's older brother (who doesn't have kids) is into a totally gluten-free, soy-free, everything-free, vitamin popping, supplement swallowing life style (it's even what he does for a living). My mom isn't far from that, particularly since all the health issues my dad and sister have had in the past year. They too live gluten-free, sugar-free (using only a smidge of natural sweeteners..honey, raw sugar), and now soy-free (since my sister has a soy allergy).
Needless to say I'm tired of it, only because everyone is constantly on my case about what I'm eating, if I'm taking my vitamins, if I'm eating enough, and right on down to the babies and what they'll eat after they are born.
My uncle is emailing my mom saying that I should've been done with the vitamins we bought from him by now, am I even taking them. If I'm not going to breast feed AND have a c-section I need to be taking probiotics (I take mega-acidophilus to ward off yeas.t infections). That soy-formula is terrible because it can cause immune and allergy issues later in life.
I take 1 packet of his vitamins a day, at night, because they make me sick (you're supposed take them 2 [in his opinion 3 or 4] times a day). My stomach has always been sensitive to vitamins and his are so potent they're even worse. I do take my other PNV in addition to his. As for breastfeeding....I'm going to do my best, just like I did with Ave. We didn't use a soy-formula with Ave (we used Earth's Best Organic): HOWEVER, try finding any formula regardless of how cheap/expensive/medical/hypo-allergenic etc that does not have some amount of soy in it.
I'm just really feeling very attacked by everyone. I know they mean well and are only concerned for my well being and the babies, but I've about had it. They've instituted a policy at the store that if I come in, someone is going to ask me when I last ate, and what I want to eat, then make it for me. Great!
I do eat! I know it isn't as much as I should, but I do and I eat healthy. My mom particularly is freaking out because I haven't gained any weight, and I only have 11 weeks left, at that, of being pregnant. I've been overweight since puberty. I should weigh about 130-140 lbs (on the high end) just before I got pregnant I was 194...that's 50-60lbs overweight. Yes, I'm looking skinnier (my arms, face, legs, etc) BUT that extra weight has now been replaced by babies. The doctors aren't concerned. If you adjusted what my current weight is minus a healthy weight (190 minus a healthy 150lbs) I've gained 40 lbs so far, which is good. No one, but the doctor, is looking at it that way.
It just makes me want to be around family less and less (between food and work). I'm just getting really frustrated and I think my tolerance levels are dwindling as my comfort level decreases too.