What to Expect when You're Expecting: Food.

Happy Wednesday! 

Holy moly. Please tell me I am not the only one ready for this week to be over. It's sad that I find myself counting down to the weekend first thing Monday morning, but Wednesdays always bring the comforting fact that the week is officially halfway over (at noon, anyway).

Anyway. On to Part Three of What to Expect when You're Expecting (an extremely condensed and not at all accurate representation of pregnancy). Today we'll be talking about food.

1. You will cry over food. Or maybe this is just me? I mean, I cried about cupcakes with frosting when I wasn't even pregnant. I could just be extremely passionate about the stuff I eat, but I think the hormones make even "normal" women cry about tacos at least once. Or they may cry and practically flip out on a cafeteria worker when they are REALLY wanting mashed potatoes and the cafeteria at work doesn't have them. Still just me? Well, then. Moving on...

2. You may not have weird cravings. I don't want to eat chalk. My mouth doesn't water when I walk by the charcoal briquettes at the store. I don't run to my front lawn and eat a handful of dirt for breakfast. If you do crave something crazy like this, take a look at your diet and make sure you're getting all the right nutrients for you and your baby!
3. You may almost vomit and just the thought of eating some of your favorite foods from your pre-pregnancy days. Food aversion - it's real, people! And your tastes can change like that *snaps*! One day tacos may sound delicious. The next, you may make a run for the bathroom at the mere mention of a flour tortilla.

4. You will eat more than your 6'7" husband. You can obviously adjust that height to be a bit more... fitting. But seriously. There are days when I can eat, and eat, and EAT! I don't even know where it goes - my baby must be a food hoarder.

5. You will eat less than your pet hamster. I don't even know how much hamsters eat, but it can't be a lot, right? Anyway, one day you will be a ravenous pig, and then POOF! Just like that, it's gone. You can barely eat a few crackers. It's like your food hoarding baby just released all of your food back into your belly and you are FULL. I tell you what, the appetite comes and goes, my friends.
And that's that. I mean, I was really expecting to have more to say about food, but I guess I don't. You know what I have plenty to say about, though?? CLOTHES. Yes, next week we will be talking about those wonderful things that keep us from walking around naked.

In other news... Don't forget about the book club book review link up next Tuesday! If you've forgotten, the book is The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory. Next month's book is Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin.

17 comments:

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

ha ha ha. I imagine you curled up on the floor just bawling over a cupcake, or another awesome food. I don't know why, but that made me laugh so hard. Well I hope your baby starts to evenly crave food, so you're not so confused on when to eat and not eat :)

M. said...

I couldn't eat icecream for the first 6+ months. AND I LOVE ICECREAM. Made me so sad. Nearly 39 weeks here, and other than that one night that I would have killed for Mexican, no cravings. Definitely not like what I thought it would be.

Sarah Kate said...

This kind of sounds like me and I'm not even pregnant. :o)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Oh gosh I'm getting so nervous about being pregnant one day now!!!

Emily S said...

There are a lot of things I still can't handle, and I don't know if it's because I'm still nursing, but, I do enjoying eating more than my husband and it being okay!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I always say that when I start eating normal foods then I'll know I'm pregnant. I'm such a picky eater that I figure I'll be the opposite when knocked up, right?

ifs ands Butts said...

I'm oddly excited to see what I crave (if anything). I'm sure it'll be something impossible to get knowing me, but whatever

meet.make.laugh. said...

hahaha I have the weirdest food habits now... I'm scared to be pregnant. Someday. ~Stephanie

Kassi Mortensen said...

Ah food... my love of food is something I worry about while pregnant. I will be devastated if I wake up one morning and don't want tacos!!!

Breenah said...

I couldn't stand the texture of pudding/yogurt while I was pregnant and it was only recently that I started eating it again. I do still love me some peanut butter fudge sundaes from Braum's. That was my "preggo food".

Kelly said...

Oh gosh that sounds confusing. Such a swing in appetite is crazy!

RadiantKristen said...

I always think it's a little funny when I get the weekly update about you crying over tacos again. Not because you're crying, but because it happens so often.

I am going to have the worst pregnancy ever, I have horrible pregnant woman karma.

Kym said...

Alyx, we all know that you're the only one who cries over food. Seriously. Maybe you need some more dirt or charcoal briquettes in your diet.

Also, I'm feeling like it must be time for another baby bump update (baby bump-date). I really like seeing those!

I hope you're feeling A-ok, Ms Preggers.
xo
Kym

Whitney said...

I seriously love these posts! Definitely is a more realistic representation of what I think pregnancy will be like!

Evani Gatsby said...

Lol good grief, I hope I don't get those cravings. I'm glad you didn't! DIRT?!?!

angie said...

Love this. This is the kind if information you never get told...but that affects you everyday! Also....I do not want any weird cravinsg when I get preggers...chalk? Oh my word!

Madeline Grace said...

Oh nooo! I hope that your cravings don't get too crazy Alyx! This post did make me giggle though!