Thursday, August 13, 2009

If you can't find it, that's because I ate it.

If you set down something tasty on my countertop between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and leave for a few minutes, chances are you will come back to an empty plate.  Before and after that, you're safe. 

I don't know what the deal is this time because early in my pregnancy with Piglet, food was a very strange thing for me.  I didn't want to eat anything, I knew I needed to eat, but nothing sounded appealing.  Nothing sounded particularly horrible, but nothing was appetizing either.  If I had had my druthers, I would've skipped food altogether, except then the waves of nausea would come here and there, reminding me I needed to eat. When I was about 11 or 12 weeks, I started eat a lot of nectarines, peaches and Honey Nut Cheerios.  That I remember very clearly! 

This time though, oh my goodness, I can't face food too early, but come lunch time, I am ravenous.  I can and will eat you under the table.  Then the rest of the day it's nibbling here and there - fruit leather, cheese, toast, yogurt, strudel, a banana - it's an all afternoon munch fest.  I take a little break around 3:00 but by 6:00 I want start making out with the fridge again.  

It's very clear.  If I want to eat, I *really* want to eat.  If I don't, I definitely don't. They say that every pregnancy is different and I must say, I agree.  Now you'll have to excuse me as Mr. K brought me an eclair and it is in fact, not quite 9:00 yet.  


Dr. A said...

I'm surprised the eclair made it long enough for you to write the post ;-)

Cameron said...

LOL!!! :) Too funny. :) Love reading about your symptoms! :)

Anonymous said...

Uhhh...I want that eclair! I've got something for you on Sunday that is right up this alley!!!

Carrie said...

You crack me up! I feel like grazing is the ONLY way to eat when pregnant: first the nausea then there is no space in the tummy area left. So glad you are feeling well and by the way: YOU ARE PREGNANT! I still get all giddy when I type that. :)

Anonymous said...

:) yummmy! i want an eclair.

i'm not sure if i've told you yet, but i'm so super excited for you!!! :) wahoo!

Anonymous said...

I ate all day and all night when I was pregnant with Peanut. I got up, had a GIANT bowl of oatmeal and fruit, ate a snack in the car on the way to work, kept 5 fruits and vegetables on my desk -- those were gone by noon -- had giant portions of whatever at lunch, had cheese, crackers and anything else not nailed down in the afternoon, ate more snacks on the way home where I made enormous dinners, and went to bed with a peanut butter sandwich, a banana and trail mix which I ate when I woke up in the middle of the night.

My best advice is go buy a jar of peanut butter and one of Ovaltine. Those two things will get you through any major snacking needs until Piglet wakes up from his nap or Mr. K shows up with dinner!


Amber said...

I came across your blog last week (via a comment on Ashleigh's blog) and wanted to congratulate you on your great news! My husband works with yours and I saw your 2 guys at the park yesterday (on the train ride)... when I realized how stalkerish it seemed that I recognized Piglet, I thought I better "delurk" and say hello. Best, best, best of luck with everything. I'll keep popping in to get updates, if that's okay. :)