Ok I know it is not nice to refer to the ‘child within’ as a ‘parasite‘ but the analogy of him/her (and no just cause I put him first doesn’t mean it is a boy, we really really don’t know what sex the baby is!) sucking the life out of me seems really apt quite a lot of the time.
I thought I was only supposed to be dead tired for the first few months… and hey lets not mention the spewing that I am still hit with almost every day at some ungodly hour of the morning. And while I am really not complaining about loosing weight early on, heck we all I know I had plenty to loose, but I keep thinking I should have gained it back by now.. surely? Of late I have also had that ‘bone tired’ feeling.. like my limbs are too heavy to move and even breathing takes an effort… and while I am trying to think logically as to why I am hitting another slump now, at 22 weeks, when this is reportedly the ‘good part’ of being pregnant I still get the image of my cute little parasite happily sucking the life out of me while hooning around in there! So really I mean ‘parasite’ in the most loving way possible!
So food is a major issue in life at present. Not much is appealing at the moment… though that is a step up from the beginning when nothing was appealing. My tastes have changed radically and things I used to love just taste horrible now. Other things taste ok while I am actually eating them but don’t sit well after I am done. The range of foods I desire has come down to a pretty short and weird list…
3 Minute noodles – chicken flavour.
I think this is a salt thing… I can’t get enough of the super salty super preservative laden flavour sachets that come with these. I even thought about just opening the flavour sachet the other day and dipping my fingers in.
Grapes – must be cold from the fridge.
At least this is healthy, but I do tend to eat a whole bag full in one sitting and if I leave it too late at night they don’t feel so hot coming back out early in the morning.
Banana Flavoured milk – Big M or any other artificially flavoured bright yellow milk.
My lovely husband when he couldn’t buy a large Big M at the supermarket the other day bought me two litres of the stuff! HEAVEN
1/4 Pounder – from Mc Evils.
I hadn’t eaten Mc Evils since we moved up here (good side effect of being miles from any fast food is that you just don’t go as often!) but I’d succumbed on several occasions to the pull of the 1/4 pounder. I even have to admit to taking my children into the evil place the other day and letting them eat fries.. not that they have never eaten any other less than wonderful fast food (they love the ‘Chooky Park shop’) but Mc Donald’s is evil for other reasons besides the bad food I want from there!
Vinegar – usually in the form of the dressing on potato salad so with onions and mint!
I could almost drink the stuff I reckon… though I usually resist that temptation and actually eat the potato salad and then find some bread to soak up the vinegar, mmmmmm
ice cream – any kind preferably vanilla with chocolate on the outside.
Strangely because I am not usually a huge ice cream fan, nor a chocolate fan. And made even more difficult by my total ban of ice cream for my children so this has to be consumed in secret.
And there ends there list… bit scary that most of it is total crap food… but don’t worry too much I am eating other more decent stuff even if it doesn’t thrill me! And on that note.. and since my latest consignment of icecreams has just walked in the door I am off to eat!