Monday, July 28, 2008

Mid-Afternoon Hamburger

Well, actually, it's only half of a hamburger. And, in the spirit of complete honesty, it's a cheeseburger. From Outback. The arresting thing about this reheated half-cheeseburger is that I'm eating it at 4:30 in the afternoon. As a snack. Me. If you know anything about me, the previous post about carrot soup is so much closer than a cheeseburger to my usual culinary choices. I usually eat salads for lunch and, although I'm not a vegetarian, I try to go several days between meals in which I eat meat. So what on God's green earth am I doing eating this as a snack?

To make a short story a little longer, we got a little surprise on Saturday morning, July 5th-we found out that I'm pregnant! B and I are just delighted by the fact and almost a month later, it is finally sinking in that our little family is growing. The only not-fabulous side effect thus far is that I just cannot seem to keep enough food in my body. This child is not even born yet and it is already eating me out of house and home. I think maybe it's so strange to me because before now, I have eaten, well, nibbled really, at food like a bird. So, the portions that I feel like eating now are like Thanksgiving dinner for every meal to me. I give in and eat like this because I have discovered over the last week that if I don't, I end up severely nauseated. Which is pretty much the worst feeling in the world.

I have decided to look at this like a season of my life and not get stressed about eating too much right now. Life will not be like this forever. One day I will again snack on apples as I play with my little boy or girl. But right now, this cheeseburger sure hits the spot!

8 comments:

AnnieBlogs said...

I am SO excited for y'all!! Booyah!!

CityStreams said...

YAY! I wondered when you'd announce it online. Did you get my package? I thought the Pampers box was appropriate. I'm so excited for you!

And it really is just a season. My high school jeans fit again and I eat the normal portions I used to eat. Don't sweat it!

kelli beth said...

get it girl!! :) remember, you're still making up for lack of edible food from moldova...haha!

MamaShehee said...
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MamaShehee said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! Don't worry about the eating, just enjoy it while you can.

outside the lines said...

OOOH YAY! Congrats Kelli!

Joyous said...

Congratulations!! I can't tell you how excited I am for you guys :) Such a wonderful blessing!

heather ryan morse said...

I hear you! that was so so me in that first trimester! i had the worst cravings (for bad for me food) when I usually want good stuff..and felt so sick if i didn't eat every 2 hours or so...the cravings went away in 2nd trimester and in 3rd trimester but i still have to eat every 2 hours...3 hours at the max.