Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pregnancy by the numbers

Five recent food cravings/fetishes:
1. Ice cold (or really hot) drinks. It has to be one temperature extreme or the other.
2. Fruit juice.
3. Fruit in general, particularly tropical fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya.
4. All things dairy.
5. Chocolate.

Four things I really miss:
1. Wine.
2. Sushi.
3. Having a waist.
4. Running.

Three things I can no longer do:
1. Put on socks.
2. Get through a workout without having to use the bathroom.
3. Prepare or eat a meal without breaking something, burning myself, or spilling something. Usually, all three.

Two words I thought I'd never say or hear in a conversation with colleagues:
"nipple confusion"

One thing you should never, ever say to a pregnant woman in her third trimester:
"Wow! You're huge!"

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

I remember I was just crazy about string cheese and grapes. I didn't like string cheese before, and I don't like it any more. I had always liked grapes, but not quite that much. I'm going to be interested to see if Vinny has an inordinate love for either of those foods.

Are your feet swelling really badly? Mine got so huge, and it took a week after he was born for them to get back to normal.

Jane said...

Rebecca, my feet actually haven't swollen at all yet (knock on wood). I keep waiting for it to happen, but so far, nothing.

mmmmmm....string cheese!

Alfred Thompson said...

My wife used to crave burgers from Burger King. Not burgers in general just burgers from Burger King. That can't have been good. :-)
I'm sure you loo just fine by the way. I think that pregnancy distorts how women percieve themselves in the mirror. Oh I'm sure it changed the way that you look but it changes how you understand what is in the mirror as well. If you saw another woman who was in the same "shape" as you are you would see them differently.
But what do I know - I'm just a man who thinks women look just fine most of the time. :-)

Anonymous said...

A fun thing to do when random people make the "You're huge" kinds of comments" or, worse, "You look like you're about to pop" is to pretend to go into labor right there and see how they react. Then laugh and walk away. You don't have to make a scene, just the slightest indication that you might "pop" is enough. I never did this with people I knew, just store clerks and people in line at the grocery store and any other stranger who made a (c)rude comment.

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