I'm experiencing something entirely new in my life and although I would be grateful for it at any other time, right now I just think it's bizarre. I've never been faced with this before and I don't quite know what to make of it. In fact, the opposite has always been more of a struggle for me and the whole thing leaves me shaking my fists at the world saying "why, oh why, is this happening right now?" I wish I could just run with it and see where it leads me, but that's probably not wise, you know, in my current condition.
What is it, you ask?
I have no appetite. None. Zip. Zilch.
This has been going on for a few weeks now and I'm trying to be really smart and, you know, nourish the baby and all that, but seriously. I have no urge to eat. Ever. I never feel hungry and most days I only eat because I know I need to. (Although really, don't you think there's enough reserves on this bod to feed the little man?)
For the past few weeks, I've been getting by on an Eggo for breakfast at about 10 am but then I woke up Sunday and oh! No more Eggos. What's a girl to do?
Yesterday at about noon I had a bowl of cucumbers in vinegar (Don't judge me. It's one of my favorite things ever, prego or no prego) and a bite of mac-n-cheese and that was all. Then for dinner, I had about 5 fries and a piece of fish. And I literally choked it all down. I didn't want any of it.
So before the tongue lashing starts, hear this: I mentioned this phenom to Doc T on Friday, thinking he would start in about proper nutrition and how to be healthy, blah, blah, blah and this is what he said:
"Go with it. You've got enough weight on. You'll be fine."
And as an even stranger development, I'm still gaining weight. How does that happen? I'm really not being psychotic about weight gain, although I do resemble a woman carrying, say quads at nine plus months but whatever. I just think the whole thing is very bizarre.
I'm currently trying to choke down a protein shake and a banana, hoping a few nutrients make their way to Baby Boy, but I think I'll have to run to the store and stock up on more Eggos. Surely a fetus can survive or processed sugar products and cardboard bits, right?