Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cravings Already?

When are cravings supposed to start? Because at this point I'm pretty sure it's just my excuse to eat what I want and blame it on my pregnancy.

I currently have at least 3 apples sitting in my fruit bowl at home that are mushy and need to be thrown out. That is why we don't buy much fresh goes bad before I can eat it. However, today, if those apples were still crunchy and good, I would have eaten all of them in one sitting. Tonight I'm going to the store so I can buy healthy snacks that will help me fulfill the dreadful 5 or more servings a day requirement for fruits and veggies. I don't even know where to begin to get 5 servings of vegetables short of drinking two V8s a day. I've never tried V8 - anyone want to tell me what it tastes like before I dive in?

Here's another reason I can tell that I'm pregnant and have food preferences:

I chose fruit flavored candy.

Last night, D & I stopped at Target after Wednesday night Bible study to get him some more cough medicine (Target "tussin" was less than $2 for a HUGE bottle! Score!) and to get me some eyeliner. Remember the wicked sideburns from the Halloween photos? Oh, I never showed them to you? Let me remedy that, courtesty of my "espresso" eyeliner...

If you don't recognize the guy next to D, that's Mugatu from "Zoolander". D's friend, Oliver, made the costume himself, completing it by cutting a patch of hair from the wig and glueing it to his chin!

Anyway, so we were at Target in our quest for eyeliner and cough medicine. By the way, if you ever need Mucinex, be sure to have your ID on you because they're required to card you. Sad state this country is in! So D walked up to me as I threw a 2 pack of Burt's Bees chapstick into the cart and asked if I cared about their Halloween Clearance items. I still wonder why he felt like he needed to ask! So we walked back and there's not much left in the way of decorations but wow there was a LOT of candy left over! We also got a really funny costume for Tess next year, but don't tell her or she'll be mad at us.

Huge, unhuman size bags of candy. I'm a chocolate girl. I love chocolate and usually need at least a small piece after dinner to "balance the flavors". Last night I chose two bags of fruit-flavored candy. Fruit-flavored. In an aisle full of chocolate!

My sister tells me that it's totally normal to crave fruit in the beginning. I think it must be your body's way of saying "Hey! I'm not getting what I need so feed me some of the good-for-you stuff!"

Right now I'm reading The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy on recommendation. The biggest peeve I have with this book is that not once does the author mention God. She says "nature this" and "nature that" but not once does she say "God" in place of "nature". Drives me to Tuesday. If it weren't for the helpful information I would put that book down right now.

Note to baby:
Hi baby! This week you're the size of a grain of rice, although another website told me you were the size of a Sweet Pea - you're 6 weeks old. Your dad kisses my belly at night and I always remember to tell you goodnight. We pray for you every day and can't wait to meet you. A week from tomorrow we get to hear your heartbeat and hopefully get a picture of you! You're going to have cousins very close in age - you might get a taste of what it was like for your mom to be a twin! You are so loved already. Grow healthy and strong and I'll see you in July! Love, Mom

8 comments commented:

Noah said...

I don't think there is any set in stone time to have or not have cravings. Every pregnancy is different. With Will I was all about anything sugary. With Lorinc, anything sweet made me want to hurl (even fruit) except for cherry pepsi. And no, cherry coke would not work, it HAD to be cherry pepsi.

I hated the girlfriend book, especially when it talked about birth. I thought it was really one-sided and culturally biased. My favorite is "A Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" by Henci Goer.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

So sweet! I have felt cravings kick in - definitely. And V8's aren't all that bad at all! I should go stock up on some.

Liz said...

Hmmm... I get cravings for no reason. I just have a run-away metabolism since I started running... my body is fighting hard to keep from losing weight. And it's winning dangit.

Debbie said...

Aw, I just loved that little note to "Baby". You and your hubby are so sweet.

Blessings - Debbie

Anonymous said...

Go with the cravings but try for the real thing instead of fruit candy :)
The V8 fruit juices are really good...I have never tried the veggie kind though. I craved salads with my first pregnancy which was great...I won't tell you what I craved with the second...not good :)

Mainly a midwife said...

I've never had cravings before during pregnancy but this time I am all into hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs and eggs made in almost any way.

Alicia0911 said...

The note to baby was so cute!!!!

Diane said...

When I was pregnant, I was VERY ill and could not eat any food for the first 4 months. Not kidding. Just Gatorade (ew). When I did finally get a ONE HOUR window to eat, I wanted bottled root beer, mashed potatoes and cheetos. And I DIDN'T get sick?! Go figure. I don't think I've eaten cheetos since I was 12. Those cravings!

The 'Girlfriend's' book - I remember that too. Annoying. But, she does mention something about turning over in bed with your pillow is like wrestling with an alligator. So true!