Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Graham Crackers and Milk.... I WOULD KILL FOR MILK.

I've had a few food aversions.

There are some foods that I used to love, that right now, oddly bother me. One of those things is good old fashioned homemade macaroni and cheese (though the boxed kind does not bother me). I also can't eat most pasta meals and maybe only one slice of pizza when I LOVE pizza.

I do, however, crave veggies and fruit. I eat a salad nearly every day and crave Granny Smith Apples like I love red wine. WHAT KIND OF STRANGE PREGNANT LADY AM I??

Of course, sometimes the mere thought of eating anything makes me quite queasy still (this is going away any time now, right?), but for the most part, I take all of that advice to eat small meals throughout the day. It hasn't really seem to make much of a difference, but it does keep the heartburn down. And because of this little meal heavy diet, I have an entire pantry stocked with organic animal crackers, dried fruit (but suddenly don't like raisins), granola, fig newtons and all kinds of nuts (that, incidentally, I no longer like).

Which is why, for my 3:30 meal, I had graham crackers and Nutella. But all I wanted was a glass of cold milk to go with my crackers -- not, as it happens, my 700 ml bottle of Poland Spring. I really, really wanted milk. But, I could not bring myself to pour a cup of milk from the office "coffee supply" milk jug. I felt that was cheating.

So instead, I made myself a hot chocolate with about a quarter of the packet, about a teaspoon of water.. and then topped it off with lovely, wonderful, cold milk.

I feel it's a good compromise. But just in case, I'm going to be bringing in my own milk for the office fridge.


Soda and Candy said...

Man this is cool. I love insights like this!

So which one of you is gonna be liveblogging your delivery?

Anonymous said...

I remember that my mom packed a ton of crackers and snacks when she and I and Laura went on vacation. At this point Laura had not told anyone she was pregnant. I got rather annoyed that she had eaten nearly all the crackers in what seemed like just hours and kept waking me up during the night to pee. I was a bit more understanding once she told me the news a few days later.

Srg said...

The 2 foods that I craved the most when I was pregnant - bread and MILK! Although I wished at times I had craved more fruits and veggies than the bread (which did not help keep the weight gain in check.) And let me tell you, those cravings make an impact on the end result. Guess what 2 food items Brendan loves the most... :-)

Dr Zibbs said...

My wife craved bran muffins

FunnyGal KAT said...

I haven't had any cravings (unless you count the one for ice cream-- but I had that even before getting pregnant). I do find myself eating A LOT more citrus, but I don't think it's an actual craving.

Boy, SJ, you're getting all the symptoms I skipped. We must be having children of opposite gender-- our pregnancies have been nothing alike!

JennyMac said...

I had no cravings and no aversions either..:) I ate a lot of salad and could not wait to eat sushi again which as you know is banned the entire time. LOL.