I know I've written about how miserable the first trimester was. The nausea, the food aversions, the tiredness, the nausea, did I mention the nausea? Well, that passed and the second trimester began with really weird food aversions. The smell of some foods that I love would seriously have me running away from the table. And then all of a sudden, as if by magic, that went away too. And has been replaced by the need to eat things I wouldn't normally eat.
For example, I was watching TV earlier this week and saw a commercial for Wendy's. I don't really like fast food and would opt for a bowl of cereal before I'd eat it...until that dumb commercial showed a Frosty. It's their chocolatey, ice creamy, super thick and rich cup of deliciousness. I can't remember the last time I had one. In fact, I can't remember having one...maybe ever (although I am sure that's not true). But I needed one. It was late, I was tired, and I resisted the urge to jump in the car and go get one. Besides, there is nothing in a Wendy's Frosty that I need nutritionally. Whew! Dodged that one!
Sunday afternoon I had gone to Costco for a few cheap things (their Diet Dr. Pepper for Chris is super cheap and I had a $3 off coupon for paper towel). As I looked for my favorite Greek yogurt, I walked past the Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links and for some reason I tossed them in the cart. They were much cheaper than at the grocery store...for three dollars more I got four times as many. And now I can't stop thinking about them. I had three little turkey sausage links, some pickles and an apple for lunch yesterday. The pickles and the apple are a staple for me anyway, but the sausages? That's just weird...even for me. And I will probably have that again today. Seriously? Turkey sausage? Non-pregnant, the sort of stunk to me. Now, they smell like a perfect lunch!
Then last night something made me think of root beer. I needed a can of root beer. But not any root beer, I really wanted the Whole Foods brand and I wanted a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Then I decided that chocolate chip ice cream would be even better in it. I don't like chocolate chips in my ice cream...they get stuck in my teeth and that's if they aren't threatening to break a tooth! There's no nutritional value in any of that so I resisted the urge (again) and another, WHEW! Glad that passed!
One of these days, some odd-ball craving like this is going to strike while I am in a place that will enable me to do something about it. Please don't let it be something so weird that the clerk at the grocery store thinks I've lost my marbles!
With the exception of this sinus infection, this pregnancy thing just started getting a whole lot more fun. Thank goodness I don't keep junk food in our house or I'd gain a million pounds!