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Pregnancy Diet

Let me begin by saying I miss sushi!  I also desperately miss diet coke.  I have successfully avoided alcohol since the day I found out I was expecting, but I have not been so hard and fast on the caffeine rule.  I stayed caffeine free through my entire first trimester and most of my second.  That being said, now that I am in my third, I am indulging in small amounts of caffeine, primarily in iced tea.  The chocolate I have been eating all along does not count, not even a little.

Speaking of which, I have never had much of a sweet tooth, until now.  I must have something sweet everyday, or sometimes a couple times a day!  I find myself craving candy I haven’t had in years: gummy worms, sour apple rings, cherry jellybeans.  But most of all I crave chocolate, anything and nearly everything chocolate.  A phone call to my husband at the end of the work day will usually consist of asking him a) what time he’ll be home for dinner; b) could he pick me up some bottled water (or sprite or gatorade); c) and while he’s at the store could he get me some chocolate?  He’s usually quite good about it and often brings me the giant size of whichever candy bar he happens to select.  It was this way I discovered that those giant Snicker’s bars almost fill me up as much as meal!  A very yummy, carmelly, melty, chocolaty meal!

As you might have guessed from the above statement, it doesn’t take much to fill me up these days.  My son is growing quickly inside me, which has caused all of my organs to take up residence in my rib cage.  This does not allow for the large, fullfilling meals I crave.  I find that though I am gaining weight as though I am eating a large Honeybaked ham nearly everyday, I am in fact only capable of eating a slice or two of said ham.  My small stomach also doesn’t cooperate with my indecisive palatte.  I find that at restaurants I want to order nearly everything on the menu, but should I order an appetizer and a dinner, I will end up taking at least half my dinner home and there is no way my poor, drooling mouth will even get a nibble of dessert.

All that being said, I do not have the crazy cravings you hear about pregnant women having.  No pickles and ice cream for me!  I did dip a french fry in a milkshake a couple weeks ago, but I did that as a kid, so does that count?  It seems that only my love of certain foods has grown.  I want and love Mexican food more than ever!  I enjoy my red meat far more than ever expected!  I try to have some kind of frozen yogurt, cheese, or ice cream every day.  I still have two months to go, so we’ll see if any of those strange cravings crops up.  In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying my hamburgers, chocolate, and nachos!

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Update

Well, it’s been nearly a year since I posted anything here, so here is the update on my life.

I’m currently 8 months pregnant!  If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I was battling various illnesses about a year ago and the doctors told me that pregnancy would not be easy for me, nor, perhaps, even possible.  The good news is this: the doctors were wrong!  Not only have I recovered from my various maladies, but I became easily pregnant.

In fact, it was so easy, that it was actually a surprise.  My husband and I did not plan on getting pregnant for at least another year.  Instead, we found out shortly after our 1st anniversary that I was already a month pregnant.  At first I was terrified, distraught, maybe even a little angry.  This was not the plan!!  But looking at everything the doctors had been telling me for a year and how lucky I was to have a husband, a home, a job, those emotions quickly faded away.

It’s now 7 months later and though I am no less terrified at becoming a mother, I am in love with this baby growing daily inside me.  He (yes he’s a he) will be here in early April (hopefully).  I’m happy he’ll be here so much sooner than planned.  I have to rely on the belief that there are somethings that are meant to happen at certain times.  With that in mind, I am looking forward to seeing my little guy’s face.  It’s just 8 weeks away!

I’ll be keeping everyone informed on the last two months of my pregnancy via this blog, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts.

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