Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The advice in What to Expect sometimes sends me over the edge.  To sum it up, it advises you to stay home, relax, eat only healthy, bland foods, and put your feet up while your perfect husband goes to work, buys the groceries, gives you massages, makes all the meals, and does all the housework.  The advice they give men is really over the top - as if the wife becomes completely and utterly useless as soon as she finds out she's pregnant and can no longer lift a finger around the house.

So, in spite of reading WTE the entire time I was pregnant with Grant, here are my confessions when I was pregnant with him:

  • I ate sushi, raw cookie dough, curry chicken, and whatever I felt like eating.
  • I went on three amusement park rides at Playland, including going upside down, when I was a few weeks along.  I'm such a rebel.
  • I painted my nails
  • I drank a little bit of African tea at Cactus Club
  • I ate cold deli meats
  • I ate eggs with the runny yolks
  • I ate a hot dog
  • I didn't switch to organic-only foods
  • I went in a hot tub
  • I didn't consult my health care provider when I wanted to exercise

And now that I'm reaching the 18 week mark again, so far here are my new confessions:

  • I've eaten frozen yogurt, unpasteurized cheese, sushi, cold deli meats, Pepsi, and I'm sure some other things I can't think of at the moment
  • I still don't eat organic vegetables, although the apples usually are
  • I rode my bike all the way to Trevor's mom's house on Sunday
  • I exercise when I feel like it and don't exercise when I don't want to
  • I've lifted heavy things
  • I took anti-depressants for my first trimester
  • I took a vasoconstrictor when I couldn't handle my migraine anymore
  • I ate a big batch of cookies made with Splenda (which seems to be ok)
  • I chew gum all the time with aspartame in it
That's all I can think of for now... think I'm going to make another post about the other things that are going on... also... one more week today until my ultrasound - HOORAY!  I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. All you need to do now is buy a cat and hang around its littler box.