Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Like the deserts miss the rain...

In lieu of any news (I don't have another OB appt for 3 weeks), I figured I'd dedicate this post to all of the things I miss in my life due to this pregnancy. Now, I'm not bitching about being pregnant, but man, do I miss a few of these guys like a kid misses candy. Mmmmm...candy.

Number 1:
Ah, sweet nectar of life, how I miss you daily. Before IVF started, I had a 3-cup a day habit. Totally bad, I know, but it got me through the day. I eventually moved to half-caf, and then to decaf, and now to nothing, and it's KILLING me. And people, I'm sorry, but decaf is NOT the same. Tons of people say that to me, but it's not. All you coffee drinkers out there know what I mean. I have told the Barron that after delivery, I request that he make a trip to Dunkin Donuts and bring me a medium french vanilla coffee w/ skim milk and sugar. In the hospital.

Number 2:
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a big fan of beer. I have never been all that into mixed drinks, and am not a wine connoisseur. Beer, I can do. And, not just any beer - I like the good stuff. the Barron and I love going to various breweries and tap houses to try all different types of beers from around the world and such. It was our Friday tradition to go out after work for a few beers and good conversation. I miss it. It's for the best, definitely, but I do miss it. Especially now that it's getting warmer and I just want a cold beer. (At left is a pic we took of taps in Ireland - ahhh Guinness.)

Number 3:

Cold cuts.

Sometimes I just want a damn sandwich. Is that so much to ask? Gah.

There's more to the list, but not enough time to put it in today - I'm sure I'll have other posts like this down the line. Seriously, not trying to bitch, and I know I'll be able to have all of this post baby, but damn. I think when you're pregnant, you should be able to have everything you want, as well as look kick ass. Instead, I have to cut things out and look like an unholy mess. Ah, the wonders of life. Hee!

Other than that, not much to report. I've been ill for three days straight now. I thought I was over the sickness, but I've been having persistent nausea and HORRIBLE headaches since Sunday. Little one, please give your mama a break. Thanks!


Tara said...

*sigh* Beer.

I too am a HUGE beer fan. Can leave the wine, can leave the mixed drinks or coolers but give me my beer or give me death.

And my hubs and I were the after work Friday beer drinkers too. It was our thing. And now it's not. And it's an adjustment for sure!

Also - headaches. Yes. Me too. Bad ones lately. Starting at the top of my neck and radiating into my head. What the hell is this bullshit?? Supposed to feel "great" in the second trimester!!!

sara said...

Hmmm, I agree with you on the missing certain things. Boy do I miss having a Subway turkey sub. I miss my Friday nights out with my husband also after work at our favorite bar to grab dinner and have a diet coke with Bacardi and a lime. But, we are two incredibly freakin lucky chicks and I wouldn't trade it for the world. But that's not to say that I'm going to skip asking my husband for that Starbucks skim latte with sugar free hazelnut asap post delivery! Keep the coffee coming, can they put that through the IV yet? If not , I'll have to design that over the next few months :-) Thanks for the kinds words sweetie, they sure help!

tam said...

I agree with you. When you're pregnant, it should be that the more delicious and enjoyable something is to you, the healthier it is for you and the baby. It seems only fair.

I'm so sorry you're nauseous and headachey. Has it improved any?