Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More on food

Aw, shucks! Y'all are just so nice to be saying congratulations and asking after my level of barfiness and all. And not one of you asked if this pregnancy was planned like my mother did. So sweet!

We're in the throes of homework/snack time at the moment, and so far Sister has been at her eating and homeworking for just over an hour now. I keep thinking the snacking is coming to an end, but I happen to be trying to get a jumpstart on dinner at the same time, and the girls both keep begging me for pieces of what I'm making to supplement the perfectly adequate snack of cheese and crackers and dried strawberries they've already eaten. Sister likes this new kind of dill pickles after all, it appears, and who knew that Bean liked pickles at all? I gave her a little cube of one and she immediately dragged her high chair over from across the room so that I could give her much, much more. Little part-Polish girls after my own heart.

Me? I'm having a hard time with the food lately. I'm only slightly barfy in the mornings, which is usual for the knocked-up me. I'm also starving at various points during the day. Already! At seven weeks! But the hard part is that I can't think of a thing I feel like eating, and believe me, I'd be happy to eat! I gained 50 pounds with Sister and 40 with Bean and, well, whatever. It all came off after nursing awhile. Most of it did anyway. Stupid recommended 25-35 pound weight gain. But fabulous nursing!

The one thing I've found that is very delicious to me is drinks with ice in them. Ice is SO yummy to me right now. Oh, and Ben and Jerry's, any flavor. They sort of balance each other out, dontcha think?

9 comments:

Mommygoth said...

I loved triscuits with peanut butter. Sounds SO nasty, but tastes SO good.

Mama D said...

Please tell me you are going to post belly pictures. (you know, when you get a belly) I love those. It's so cool.

Glad to hear you are only a bit barfy. So happy for that. Once I get over my fears of being horribly ill again (and Peter is finished the probationary period at his new job) I might think about getting pregnant again.

As for me, lemonade was so good. And slurpees. Which I don't usually care for too much.

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves Ben & Jerry's. The one closed here a few years back but we're getting a new one! While visiting family in Vermont this summer she and I toured their factory. Hope you continue to do well.

Nikkie said...

Oh I remember the hungries after feeling barfy. I had horrible cravings for Bacon and Chineese food. Its not really surpising over the wieght I gained with those foods. I'm glad that your only feeling a little barfy. I still vividly remember feeing sick to my stomach all of the time. Its that and all things complicated that are holding me back from trying agian.

Piece of Work said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What great news! (The pregnancy, not the barfing). One of the worst things about morning sickness for me was that totally starving feeling, yet NOTHING tasted good. I had this kind of metallic taste in my mouth all the time--barf. The only thing that worked for me was vanilla ice cream, or, occasionally, cereal.

Brony said...

I do not miss the morning sickness.
It is however so worth it in the end. :)

Jess Riley said...

Congratulations on the pending new baby!!!

JMom said...

wow, congratulations on the new pregnancy! Boy, are you going to be one busy mom :) I can hardly remeber what I craved now. Isn't that sad? It's only been 9 years since my last baby. :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am just newly pregnant too, and I wish I was having cravings for ice cream! I can't eat much of anything at all this time around.