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the fetal rule of terror

So far pregnancy has proved to be the most effective diet I've been on, ever. Hours of daily queasiness means that I am subsisting on a diet of fruit and the occasional cheese and pickle sandwich and my trousers are fitting with more ease than ever before.

The baby seems determined to turn my innards against me and all the beloved foods of the past are now Trecherous Ennemies. (For instance, duck. I loved duck! Duck and I had a blissful relationship. And now but a single glimpse of duck causes my stomach to lurch towards my mouth. Ditto, in fact, any kind of poultry. Ditto lamb. Ditto eggs. Ditto white cheeses. Ditto mushrooms. Ditto beetroot. Ditto kiwi. Ditto citrus fruit. Ditto avocado. Ditto brocolli. Ditto bacon. Bacon!) Seriously, what's going on? What kind of fool fetus doesn't like avocado and bacon? It's practically the sandwich filler of the Gods! *shakes fist and weeps*

However, in these dark and trialful and uncertain times I find myself tentatively forming new alliances. Like, chips. Chips, my ancient heartburn-inducing, bloat-making ennemy! The hatchet is buried between us and now we have entered a new phase I like to think of as Ecstasy. Ah, chips have never tasted so good! Each is like a little sensory explosion in my mouth. So succulent and deliciously salty! They are glorious even cold. I never realised this before. Even battered fish is sounding somehow rather tempting. (mmmmm, crunchy deep fried batter!). What's happening to me? I feel like I have been kidnapped and re-programmed by aliens.

In a few weeks I shall be sunning it up in Spain and all I can say is if my the Tyrant Within sabotages my intentions to stuff my body with Giant Grilled Squid then he shall come into this world with a list of grievances against him.

Almost-home-time! Counting the moments now.

In unrelated news, has anyone watched The Namesake? Is it any good?



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May. 16th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
> has anyone watched The Namesake? Is it any good?

My mother saw it and said it was excellent. In fact she's bursting to talk about it in depth but insists I go and see it for myself first so she doesn't let slip any spoilerz.
May. 22nd, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
Aha, a good sign!
It doesn't seem to be playing in too many places though...
May. 16th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
ginger biscuits for the queasiness?

mmmm avocado and bacon sandwich...mmmm
when my mum was pregnant she says she spent the first three months(-ish) throwing up all day then stuffing herself with yorkshire pudding and thick onion gravy in the evening in time to throw up again in the morning! She lost 7lbs! not the best thing when you're pregnant!

Hope the queasiness gets better soon.
May. 22nd, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
mmmm avocado and bacon sandwich...mmmm

you should have one. that way I can live vicariously through you.
May. 17th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon :)

For me, the feeling of impending upchuckness ceased abruptly the minute I entered the second trimester. From then, it was FOOD! glorious food. I was known to keep food in my car and on my person at all times. A supermarket was my personal stash of food. Buffet restaurants loved to see my belly coming...you get the idea.

I remember I was the queasiest with my daughter...the boys were easier :).

May. 22nd, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)

For me, the feeling of impending upchuckness ceased abruptly the minute I entered the second trimester.

Genuinely, I cannot wait.
May. 18th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
You're rocking the ginger, right? Ginger capsules, ginger beer, ginger biscuits, ginger teas... It really really works.
Oh, and as soon as I knew the result of the eurovision (which I wasn't allowed to watch as we had people round, grump) I thought of you!
May. 22nd, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
I'm not rocking the ginger yet, but I've cautiously started with the ginger biscuits and hopefully I'll just go from there. :)
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