Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Human Science Experiment

Dear Pickles,

Being pregnant with you is like being a human science experiment.  It's so neat to see my body change and react to you growing inside of me, sweet baby. 

I would have to say that my favorite part of this first trimester have been my pregnancy cravings.  You can ask daddy, mommy usually likes to eat healthy and doesn't think a meal is complete without at least one serving of vegetables on my plate.  But when I became pregnant with you, my taste buds changed drastically.  Here are are a few lists containing my new relationship with food as of late:

My dislikes:
  • Chicken
  • Anything that smells like meat
My new favorites:
  • Cottage cheese with pepper
  • Orange juice
  • Strawberry milk
  • Chocolate milk
  • Rice crispy treats
  • Anything Chef Boyardee
Foods I miss but can't have:
  • Sashimi (raw fish)
  • Chai tea (unless it's decaf)
  • Hot dogs
  • Sub sandwiches (no deli meat)

First Trimester

Mommy's doodle
Another thing I discovered in the first trimester is that I can't clean my ears with a Q tip.  One day after taking a shower, I started to stick a Q tip in my ear, like I usually do after showering, when I suddenly began to dry heave.  I dry heaved so hard that my eyes were watering and my nose began to run.  I decided right then and there NOT to attempt to clean my ears again until I reached my second trimester.  Until then, I would use a wash cloth.

One bonus to becoming nice and round with you have been maternity pants.  These pants are made with a built in belly band and don't use a button or a zipper.  As soon as I put them on, I was in heaven.  I am seriously thinking about sporting maternity pants for the rest of my life (even if I'm not pregnant).  Hope you don't think mommy is too crazy for falling in love with her maternity pants.



1 comment:

  1. not sure how I missed this until just now. I have to second the "maternity" pants love. After pregnancy, you just call them "yoga" pants...they even make dressy one (I know, crazy, right?) at New York and Company. Caroline recently asked me to stop wearing them when I pick her up or take her to school...but you've got about 4 1/2 more years before Ms. Pickles might make such demands.


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