I can't seem to stop eating.
And when I'm not eating I'm thinking about eating.
What's my next meal going to be? When is my next meal going to be? What can I eat as a snack before I eat my next meal? Is it ridiculous to eat dinner at 5pm?
If I keep eating like this I am going to get FAT.
And not cute pregnant fat.
I have no nausea and no food aversions (hate me if you want, I know 80% of women have morning sickness and I'm in the minority) and thus nothing seems to be off limits in my quest for food either.
Whoever said your pregnancy will be similar to your mothers and other women in your family is full of shit. My mother was sick for 9 months through 3 pregnancies and my sister said those first 3 months of morning sickness were hell.
I strive to be different in life. Even with my pregnancy.
I'm at least trying to eat semi-healthy.
I'm craving fruit and eating fruit more than normal. I'm actually normally allergic to fruit and I'm only allowed small quantities at a time. My allergy has not bothered me no matter how much fruit I eat through this pregnancy.
But I am also craving FAST FOOD.
I don't really eat fast food and yet I am desperate for some Taco Bell lately.
What's up with that baby?
What possible nutrients could you possibly need or want from Taco Bell?
The fruit I understand.
But Taco Bell? There's no Taco Bell anywhere close to me thank god, otherwise you just know I'd have to drive over there and indulge my craving.
Want to know what I ate yesterday?
Peanut Butter on Toast when I got up at 8am
1 hour later a bowl of Grape Nuts
2 hours later an egg salad sandwich
2 hours later a peach
1 hour later a hard boiled egg
1 hour later handful of grapes
and finally at 5pm I could stand it no longer, so I ordered a small pizza
ate 3 pieces
and 2 hours later another 2 pieces.
That's 8 times a day I'm eating, and that was a normal day, I've been doing that everyday for the last 2 weeks. Looking at my list, like I said at least it's pretty healthy eating...except the pizza, but my husband is gone again and I HATE cooking for one person and I have no leftovers.
Does this happen for the whole 9 months?
I also seem to go from feeling perfectly content ie not hungry at all to downright starving in approx 2.3 seconds. If I wait too long to start dinner I have to snack on something while I'm cooking because I just CANNOT wait for 20 minutes for dinner to be done.
And because of all of this eating I am bloated. I know I need to avoid carbs like nobody's business because all they do is make me uncomfortable but mmmm....pizza. So, what I'm going to pretend is my baby bump is actually just some bloat along with some extra chub that I'm hoping will one day soon "pop" into a bump.
My husband is in danger of getting fat if he tries to eat when I eat. He keeps turning down my kind offers of food and telling me to leave him alone and quit offering him food so he doesn't get fat along with me.
Other preggos or mamas, were you hungry for 9 months straight? All the other preggy ladies I know are hating food and struggling to keep things down.
Now please excuse me...all this talking about eating is making me hungry and I have to go eat some nachos.