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pregnancy does and does not

October 5th, 2008 by elle

Pregnancy does not make me crave strange foods. As a vegetarian I wondered how I would handle a fried chicken craving (and how my body would handle it having been on a vegetarian diet for 8 years now!), but the opposite has been true. I haven’t wanted to eat some of my favorite foods. Most food does not sound appetizing. I eat now because I should, not because I enjoy it. However, yesterday, my lunch made me laugh. It was something that the typical pregnant woman would probably crave, but it’s simply a meal that I’ve enjoyed since sharing it often with my roommate after school when I attended Ricks College the 1998-1999 school year. It was a hearty slice of whole wheat bread, spread with a generous amount of cream cheese, then topped with sliced cheddar and provolone cheeses, and finally sliced pickles. The whole thing was broiled in an oven till the cheese bubbles. mmmmmm….

delicious lunch

I should be eating more…I’ve only gained two pounds so far. Yikes. However, my belly is progressing nicely. I’m still just looking rather chubby, but Garth and I have confidence that it will turn into something more substantial in the near future. Our ultrasound is coming in a few weeks and we’ll be able to start saying ginger or danger rather than baby when referencing my belly.

the bellies

Now I’m off to be a good pregnant lady and eat some more. I’m making crepes! mmmmm…..

elle aye you are aye

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  • 1 StitchingSurgeon Oct 6, 2008 at 2:09 am

    mmm…i know what you mean about pregnancy cravings. i keep wondering when they are REALLY gonna hit. i spend most of the day trying to figure out what sounds good to eat too!

  • Is your husband Preggo too?

  • 3 Stephani Oct 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hey, that pickles on bread with cheese sounds pretty good. :) And I hear you on the aversions, only I usually crave things first, then after eating them do not want them ever again, I’m starting to run out of things I can eat without getting nauseous…. maybe I’ll have to try your celery broth, that sounds nice and mild…it’s funny though, I never had this problem with any other pregnancy.
    And yeah, it is pretty cool we’ll have kids that are close in age, I can’t wait to find out if yours is a ginger or a danger ;).