Week Twenty Three

Here we are at week twenty three. The weeks seem to be going by faster and faster now. It is almost astounding that so much can happen in one week and at the time so little. This week I have noticed the baby’s activity increase ten fold. I can almost predict her times of activity and sleep. She is all over the place in my uterus these days twisting, flipping, hiccuping, kicking, elbowing etc. One particular day this week my son was sitting on my disappearing lap and had pressed his elbow into my belly, the baby responded with a … Continue reading

How Bad Are Your Cravings?

How strong are your pregnancy cravings? Take this short quiz and find out where you end up on the scale. You see a commercial for doughnuts and you…. 1) Think to yourself, “wow, those look yummy,” consider sending your hubby out to get one, and then flip the channel instead. 2) Plan to pick some up the next morning. 3) Demand that your hubby drive to the grocery store and pick some up pronto. If you picked number 1, you are probably not pregnant. (I’m just kidding!) If you picked number 2, you have a healthy control over your cravings. … Continue reading

My Doughnut Cravings Were Nothing To Joke About

You always hear about pregnant women sending their husbands out for Sonic or Taco Bell in the middle of the night. I never thought I would be one of those women. More importantly, I never thought my husband would be one of those men who would oblige to that kind of request. There was one time during my pregnancy, however, when I decided to throw those preconceived notions out the window. It was late at night and my husband was at a friend’s house. I was watching Food Network and there was a special about the top ten doughnut shops … Continue reading

Would You Compromise Your Beliefs for a Pregnancy Craving?

I just read an interview with Tiffani Thiessen, a long time vegetarian, in which she expresses remorse over indulging in her pregnancy craving: red meat. Pregnancy cravings are strange like that. They often completely contradict our normal preferences. For one, where I had always loved hamburgers, I could not stand the site of beef while pregnant. I never thought much of unsweetened decaf tea before I was pregnant, but it was one of the only things I drank during my first two trimesters. Those were just my preferences, though; they weren’t based on any kind of moral standards I held … Continue reading