Pregnancy is in full swing around here complete with nausea, weird quirks, and cravings.
In all honesty, I didn't have weird quirks with my other two pregnancies, but this time around its been a little different......okay A LOT different.
Here in no particular order are some favorites in my pregnant life right now.
#1. SONIC TATER TOTS!
I was confessing this addiction to some of my sweet friends at the library today. This is seriously all I crave all of the time. I LOVE them. They are the perfect snack.
Of course, I'd much rather crave something good that has some sort of nutritional value to it like spinach or granola or tomatoes, but all I want are these crunchy fried outside and soft formaldehyde dyed inside tots.
Must. Eat. With. Ketchup.
#2. SONIC POWERADE SLUSH!
Because you gotta have something to wash the tots down with. Yummy! Have you had one of these?
I have re-vamped all of my cleaners and mop solutions with the scent of lavender. Its all I can clean with and not get nauseous. And actually lavender is a natural anti-nausea aromatherapy remedy. Its great!
Which leads me to……..
#4. DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC LOTION SCENTED IN LAVENDER AND COCONUT!
This lotion is heavenly. If I get to feeling slightly nauseous, I rub this stuff all over. It has worked pretty well!
Praise the Lord who gives generously to His people even in the small form of rest for an ole’ pregnant gal. My girls are thankfully on the same nap schedule, which helps me get a nap in the afternoons with them during this first trimester when I’m feeling so tired all of the time.
#6. TAZO GREEN GINGER TEA!
I never thought I’d say this, but I can’t drink coffee in the mornings. The thought of it makes me sick! If you know me, you probably just gasped out loud.
But, because I was skipping the coffee, I wasn’t able to even move in the mornings. My love for coffee was/is so deep and was a daily part of my morning routine. But, without it I looked as though I was in a partial comma most of the morning until my nap (see #5).
So, I adopted being a tea drinker for this season in my life. I don’t think this will forever be the case, but for now, it gets me going in the mornings and soothes my stomach at the same time. Ginger is also an anti-nausea remedy. I’m all about things that create an anti-nausea environment.
#7. MY HUSBAND!!!
Last and most certainly not least, my husband is most definitely a fav of mine…….always really! He did the dishes yesterday and washed every disgusting pan in sight. It was pretty incredible and I’m so thankful for him putting up with my weird quirk that I had yesterday. I was having a hard time being near my kitchen. Maybe it was a combination of the dread and the smells all compiled into one big mess. It was pretty bad in there.
We have thought it has been slightly odd that I have some weird things that I can’t stand right now. Like I said earlier, this is all new to me. Jason thought I was a pretty awesome pregnant lady before because I was so tough (although still very sick) and didn’t have weird quirks that most women have when they are pregnant- believe me I’ve heard a lot. However, I think I’ve decreased on the awesome scale this time around. Hopefully my weird dislikes will disappear eventually.
I used to love examining earwax on a q-tip mainly because I never get anything good out of my ears. I’m always left disappointed after a clean sweep. However, Jason gets really excited about showing me his latest find- we are a really close-knit family. I would clap with excitement and awe at the volume and color of the gooey mess. But, he tried this the other day with me and I almost threw up in my mouth. KK got a kick out of this and started chasing me around with my husband’s ear goo. Yuck!
I almost lost it yesterday when Jason started talking about his love for tuna nachos as we were eating fajita nachos. I made him zip it instantly.
I do have moments where I feel great. I’m sure I would look insane if you witnessed me during these moments since I look like I’m competing for the Olympics in the sport of Speed Cleaning. I try to work as fast and as hard as I can because I don’t know how soon I will start feeling bad again.
Well, there you have it. Me. Pregnant. 7 weeks. I will most certainly not post any belly shots until I'm absolutely sure that what you are seeing is indeed from the baby causing my tummy to protrude. I've been going back and forth on that one already. Baby? Me? Baby? Or me? Hmmm.