Thursday, May 15, 2008

Chocolate, anyone?

Since becoming pregnant, I don't like sweets. Oh, sure, I enjoy fruit, smoothies, yogurt, pudding (tapioca or rice only), but I just can't stand the thought of candy. Or cake. Or cookies. And this is terrifying.

Do you have any comfort foods, internet? Because chocolate was one of mine until recently. It's amazing how, when I was having a bad day, a small piece of chocolate, just one Dove's square, would relax me... make me feel as if things were gonna get better somehow. But no more. My comfort is gone.

I had to give away my entire Easter basket. Both of them, actually.

There is a drawer full of candy in my kitchen, untouched for months.

The ice cream in my freezer? Probably gonna start growing hair any day now.

The other day I had some small pieces of licorice... I thought that was a step in the right direction. I also had some hot fudge sauce from my friend's birthday sundae on Monday (a sundae on Monday, ha!), and I thought I was making progress. But no. I love the smell, I just don't want to put it in my mouth. So sad.

In fact, my other comfort food was cheese (cheddar, smoked gouda, pepper jack, colby... all are glorious in my mind and abundant in my fridge), and I can't stand the thought of eating a chunk anymore, either. This could partly be due to the fact that my stomach gets full pretty quickly, thus inhibiting my desire to push one more thing down my throat. Damned slowed digestive system! You make me feel as though I am on the edge of puking all the time! Or maybe this baby just doesn't have his/her mother's sweet/cheese tooth. (I have a cheese tooth.)

Oh, internet, what's a girl to do when she can't enjoy food anymore?


Margarita Primavera said...

I'm sorry you're not able to enjoy yummy food... I was talking to another friend that's also pregnant and she was complaining of the exact same thing today - nothing sounds good.
But other than that I'm glad you and the baby are doing okay. I'm not good at commenting, but I do read your blog occasionally.

Sarah said...

I suppose at least there are SOME foods that sound good to you. I had a friend who had nausea so bad she had to take the same anti-nausea meds that chemo patients take, and NOTHING sounded good to her until she was like five months along.
Maybe this no chocolate thing is just a phase, maybe it will swing back the other way and you will only want to eat chocolate. Hard to say, pregnancy is weird that way. I don't have any good suggestions except, what about fruit WITH chocolate? You know, sneak in the stuff you liked before with the stuff you like now. I dunno. I hope you discover some good tasty treats.