November 4, 2010
I’m 8 weeks pregnant and I’m about ready to sign up for Overeaters Anonymous. This is getting ridiculous. I am CONSTANTLY hungry. This insatiable appetite is also tied with mild nausea, which isn’t the greatest combination. I want to eat, but sometimes the thoughts of certain foods just make me want to gag. I haven’t actually been sick, so I’m considering that to be the bright side in all this.
During the course of a day, I need to eat about every 10 minutes or so. I feel like I constantly have hunger pains, even with a full stomach. I know it’s just the hormones doing their job, but I really don’t remember feeling like this with S.
Today I was sitting next to a coworker at a meeting and she was eating a sandwich. Not a big deal right? I didn’t think so until I caught a whiff of the dressing on her sandwich. Let’s just say I held my breath and counted the minutes until the meeting was over. I dashed out of the room, gasping for fresh air. Whew! And, one of the lovely perks of my job…aka “lunch duty” has taken on a whole new meaning. School lunch was never that appetizing to begin with, much less when you’re pregnant.
J suggested I snack on some crackers to tide me over between meals. Guess I better buy stock in Wheat Thins because I’ve still got 4 weeks until 1st tri is over. And, hopefully, until this queasiness subsides. Right now, though, I need to whip up something in the kitchen. Baby’s knocking on my stomach walls again.