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Pickles and pina coladas

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Flashback to being 32 weeks pregnant with my sweet little boy.

“When are you due?”

“Are you having a boy or girl?”

These are some of the most frequently asked questions of pregnant people. People also want to know what crazy thing you have been craving to eat. I’m a little bummed to report that I didn’t really have any weird cravings while I was pregnant. I was very lucky to not have any morning sickness but my appetite all but disappeared, particularly during my first trimester.

As someone who loves food and loves to eat, it was very weird to not feel hungry. Every day when he got off work, my sweet husband would call and ask what I wanted for dinner. He would beg and cajole and offer to fix anything I wanted. I would just sigh and tell him to fix whatever he wanted and I would try to eat a few bites.

The closest I did have to a craving I’m convinced was brought on my other factors than my pregnancy. In the early months of my pregnancy I really wanted a pina colada. I didn’t want alcohol I just wanted a cool creamy coconut and pineapple drink. At the time I was using a shampoo that smelled strongly of coconut and I blamed the craving on that, and perhaps my constant desire to be somewhere warm and tropical.

After several trips to the grocery store and talking myself out of getting the makings for a pina colada, I finally did it. My pregger pina colada was a simple mixture of cream of coconut and pineapple juice, add ice and put it in the blender. It really hit the spot and that was the end of my craving for it.

I confess that I did want to eat pickles while I was pregnant, but I’ve always loved pickles. I didn’t eat any with my pina colada. The weird thing was I didn’t want my homemade pickles. I only wanted the plain store bought dill pickle chips.

While I didn’t have any cravings while I was pregnant, I pretty much crave all the food all the time now that I’m breastfeeding.

 

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motherhood, Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

I’d like to say that my New Year’s resolution is to get back to blogging, but there’s a good chance that won’t happen. The reason I have neglected the blog of late is a good one though. I made a tiny human! Being a mother is the most amazing thing I’ve ever done, but gosh is it tiring!

A few years ago I gave up making resolutions anyway, so I’m not going to beat myself up over forgetting to post on the blog. The reason I gave up resolution making is because I couldn’t even manage to keep silly ones. I once made a New Year’s resolution to wear sexy underwear and drink champagne more often. Even that frivolous goal I couldn’t manage to achieve. As a new mom, fancy panties and champagne are definitely out the window now!

Being a mom is a grand adventure though and I hope to carve out some time this year to share my thoughts on this wonderful experience.

Wishing you all a bright and lovely 2018!