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Ohhh I am such a rebel (sarcastic post!)

(35 Posts)
Anothermrssmith Fri 01-Nov-13 19:43:30

Just made a risotto for dinner and used wine! I even stood in the Kitchen sniffing the open bottle for ten minutes before pouring any! Suppose this is what counts as living dangerously these days,lol.

(And yes I know,the alcohol cooks out but let me have my rebellious moment)

If this wine shortage the press have been banging on about over the last few days is well and truly in affect by the time I start drinking again I honestly will cry. The irony of there being a wine shortage AFTER I haven't drunk any for 6 months is not lost on me.

Inglori0us Fri 01-Nov-13 19:52:05

I'm still having the odd small glass. Living on the edge, me.

Julietee Fri 01-Nov-13 20:06:46

There is no wine shortage - just less of a wine surplus than in recent years smile

Featherbag Fri 01-Nov-13 20:16:13

No harm at all in a weekly glass or 2 of wine, in fact there are studies which show children whose mothers had a weekly glass of red after week 12 are less likely to have behavioural problems by age 5!

I'm 35+1 and tonight is my weekly 'wine night', DH brought in a vair nice looking red and I'm salivating at the thought!

Anothermrssmith Fri 01-Nov-13 20:33:02

featherbag I can't stand red wine unfortunately, though I could be tempted to start!

Also didn't know I was pregnant until I was 9 weeks gone and spent the two weeks before I found out in New York and Chicago with 14 friends for a friends wedding. While there I pretty much drunk my body weight in Long Island Ice tea and Sam Adams beer so figure bump has had more than its fair share of alcohol.

Featherbag Fri 01-Nov-13 20:58:00

Haha, fair enough!

SomethingOnce Fri 01-Nov-13 21:11:21

It's more likely that the mothers are just too tipsy to notice...

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Rhibeetee Fri 01-Nov-13 21:23:59

I'm having 2 glasses of wine tonight! I'm 39+3

I DARE anyone to tell me I shouldn't be! Haha!

SomethingOnce Fri 01-Nov-13 22:12:17

[head tilt]

Rhibeetee, are you sure that's a good idea?

[runs away]

Suzietwo Fri 01-Nov-13 22:15:02

Christ I cannot wait until my 12 week scan so I can start drinking again!

hettienne Fri 01-Nov-13 22:19:20

You wouldn't have cooked off all the alcohol in the time it takes to make a risotto by the way - you need to simmer something for 2+ hours to cook off 95% of the alcohol. After 30 minutes 35% would still remain.

BummyMummy77 Fri 01-Nov-13 22:22:46

Lol something!

I had a glass last night. Been having the odd glass ever since I got into the 2nd trimester.

I was skiing for a month before I found out I was pregnant and thought he was a hangover for the whole time lol.

Anothermrssmith Fri 01-Nov-13 23:13:15

(Runs off and checks bottle)

2.6 units in a mini bottle - yes I used the whole bottle - split between hubby and I so 1.3 units each before any alcohol cooked off. Can live with that.

PinkWitch803 Sat 02-Nov-13 00:09:37

I had half a guiness tonight, yum.

My rebellious moment was at a birthday party the othercweekend where I had two halves of thatchers gold cider so it felt like two drinks.

I am sure my little one will be fine. With the odd drink here and there as long as I keep away from the beautiful whisky I have waiting patiently for me.

I am 32 weeks

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 02-Nov-13 00:56:02

I have been known to partake in the odd glass of cider! blush
And I also partook of a whole tub of spreadable St Agur the other day too! <<bad bad Saggy>>

Mogz Sat 02-Nov-13 01:19:11

I had the nerve to drink a large white wine spritzer at my wedding dinner when I was 20 weeks, bloody best tasting drink I'd had in ages!

Julietee Sat 02-Nov-13 09:50:04

It's so nice to see pregnant ladies being sensible about alcohol!
If you go to some of the american forums there are women there who'll make you feel like the most selfish, evil monster for even thinking about drinking. FAS is a binge drinking condition - no reason moderate, occasional pregnant drinkers should feel bad.

Shellywelly1973 Sat 02-Nov-13 09:59:51

People get v.arsey bout alcohol in pregnancy...

I wonder if you were posting, 'Im having 1 cigarette' what the response would be?

When I had my older dc there were smoking rooms on the post natel wards. Smoking wasn't encouraged but it really wasn't thst big a deal.

Drinking now is treated the same as smoking by HCP's. There isn't a HCP willing or able to define a 'safe' amount.

I think we will end up like America & drinking will eventually be deamionised.

Shellywelly1973 Sat 02-Nov-13 10:01:03

Must add my older dc's were born in 1989 & 1992!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 02-Nov-13 17:42:44

Crikey Shelly I thought I was an old gimmer! My 2 are 1996 and 1999! Your oldest is nearly as old as my little sister! grin

BummyMummy77 Sat 02-Nov-13 18:05:27

I live in the States and every single time I've had a glass of wine with dinner in a restaurant have had at least one person come up to me to tell me I'm selfish/hurting baby/bad person etc.

Dh used to stick up for me and start reeling off facts but towards the end I've started saying things like "oh gosh, I'd better lay off the crack too." I figure if people don't care about offending me then I shouldn't give a shit about offending them.

The in laws (who are American) have been very vocal about how bad they think it is that I drink. I didn't in the first two trimesters, mainly because I couldn't even hold water down but have in the 3rd. When mil and sol started bitching the other night I pointed out that they have all refused to go get their tdap and there have been whooping cough outbreaks here recently which I think is pretty selfish.

Julietee Sat 02-Nov-13 18:06:22

Shelly No study can define a safe limit because no study testing alcohol levels in pregnancy would be approved ethically smile
Some sources would therefore have us believe that there IS no safe limit and that any amount is harmful, which of course is crud. Women should read the research and draw their own conclusions because it's probably never going to be safe for official bodies to recommend a 'safe' amount. Plus they don't trust women not to start binge drinking if any amount is advised as acceptable.

BummyMummy77 Sat 02-Nov-13 18:06:38

And when I say drink I mean one small glass a week max!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 02-Nov-13 19:17:29

once upon a time, people only drank alcohol! water wasnt safe to drink...

Anothermrssmith Sat 02-Nov-13 19:33:57

I applied to study midwifery a few years ago (never got accepted sad) and to support my application attended a training day by NOFAS, a charity supporting those with featal alcohol syndrome. At that we were told by a neo-natel care doctor who specialised in babies born with alcohol related problems that as far as she was concerned one unit a day (sure she said day) was fine,but what is one unit for me is not one unit for someone else and that's part of the problem, people are all built differently so I could in theory drink a larger glass of wine than another person but we would still only be having one unit each. Her advice was if you know what is one unit for you, and your absolutely sure it's only one unit and that you will stop at one unit, then go ahead and have a drink.

Personally,apart from the risotto,I've just cut out alcohol entirely. I've no judgement for anyone that has a glass (or two) of wine a week, but for me it's just been easier this way. And as I said earlier,the two weeks before I found out I was pregnant I was drinkig cocktails for brunch!

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