Sunday, November 04, 2007
Pregnancy Staples and Cravings
Up to this point, I don't feel like I've had any really strong pregnancy cravings. My food choices have been pretty normal. Last week, I started eating ice and I've been eating it constantly since then. I fill my big cup full of ice, top it off with water and add a spoon to help me get the ice. MMMmmm good!
In recent days I've also had more acid reflux bothering me as my stomache is getting squished and I've kept my Tums by my side. I finished off one bottle of smoothies and I'm well into my second bottle. I don't mind the regular tums but the peppermint smoothie tums sure are good! I highly recommend trying them.
I also recently have been craving one more thing...chalk. Don't worry, I haven't eaten any chalk but the thought of it sure does sound good to me. For those of you who may not know, sometimes pregnant women get cravings for non-food items. The name for this is pica. I guess it can signal some sort of deficiency so I'm going to let my doctor know this week. Some pica cravings are really weird. They frequently include dirt or chalk but can also include rocks, laundry starch, cigarette ashes, and other weird items.
Yesterday, while I was at work, one of the kennel staff came up to me was like, "So you're pregnant?" She had no idea that I was pregnant until someone told her. So, although I definitely look pregnant at this point, I guess not everyone can tell. :) I'm 30 weeks today. 3/4 of the way there! Only 10 weeks to go!