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In order.

1. My roasted beet, goat cheese, and cranberry salad for lunch. I roasted some beets this morning and walked down the hill to get lettuces for it. But of course, pregnant lady is pregnant and right now I am thoroughly enjoying my chemical laden Cool Ranch Doritos. Serious tasty yuck. I was actually craving the chemicals. Shhh, don't tell anyone.

2. Adam returning from his 2.5 week trip to the US (he doesn't leave til next Thursday). Mostly because I'm exhausted just thinking about taking care of B for that long all by myself. I've been so queasy and tired. I really hope it passes soon. But Adam is also going to bring me back some special loot from the States.

3. I keep forgetting to mention this. Adam, B and I are going to Paris for a week in a November! We'll be spending the Thanksgiving holiday there with Adam's parents. Adam's parents went there last Thanksgiving and totally fell in love with Paris. They don't speak French know anything about art beyond Monet's flowers and definitely know nothing about French food. Such a very very unlikely match! And yet: love. So they are going back. And it only costs £50 round trip per person for us to get there. WIN! I've never been to Paris and I am *so excited*.

4. Having a baby. It still feels quite abstract. And February is a long way off. I'm scared about what this is going to do to my studies. But I'm thrilled to have another child.

5. The Twig is coming to visit me next summer! She and I talked via Skype yesterday and she said she had enough miles for a free trip to the UK. Yay!

Date: 2010-07-10 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not sure a baby feels anything other than abstract until after it's born - even at 40+ weeks uncomfortably, can't sleep, getting my organs kicked, pregnant, I felt like it was quite abstract. Maybe a second baby is different!


Date: 2010-07-10 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Goat cheese.

Re: Envy

Date: 2010-07-10 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And yet, not as good as Doritos. Mmmm..... doritos. How sad is that?

Re: Envy

Date: 2010-07-10 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tres sad.

Date: 2010-07-10 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Beets help with morning sickness.
Yesterday I started craving Cheetos something hardcore and actually bought them. I found their "natural" variety that doesn't have a ton of chemicals, but it just wasn't the SAME, you know?
I survived what I think was the worst two weeks of m.s. with a toddler and no help, you can do it! It sucks, but just let him do whatever. Seriously. Feed both of yourselves well, get out of the house, and give yourself a break.
Paris! So exciting! Hooray!
February does seem so very, very far away. But it will be here before we know it! Honestly I'm just waiting to hit 12 wks- that's when the nausea went away for good with Iris.
Eating animal protein at every meal has REALLY been helping my nausea. It's really out of character for me to eat that much meat, but I instantly feel better. You might try it!

Date: 2010-07-10 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! So glad to know that beets help. They are sooooo tasty.

I've always thought of morning sickness as the puking thing. But this queasiness fall under the same name, doesn't it? With Bennett I was queasy in the morning but pretty much fine after the first few weeks. This time I am queasy all day long. It's really gross.

I think you are right about the protein. I don't crave carbs at all. But cheese, dairy, meat..... and fizzy mineral water!

Date: 2010-07-10 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is totally the same thing. With Iris, I only threw up twice, but felt sick every day, all day and night with very little reprieve.
I did my first ceremonial vomiting today, so I suppose I'm half way to the finish line, right? ;) My sickness went away magically as I hit 12 weeks, so I'm really hoping I've only got three more weeks to go with this. PLEASE GOD PLEASE.
I actually haven't tried beets for morning sickness, but I have a friend who is a naturopath and she swears by them.
I've been drinking mineral water by the liter. Lots of animal protein. I am really turned off by anything sweet and where I used to NEED carbs to survive, I can go without them forever, so long as I have meat.
My typical meal (at any hour) has been steak, watermelon, spinach, and seltzer water. Watermelon has a ton of iron in it- so good for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas!

Date: 2010-07-10 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Paris! Yowza! That will be incredible. I'm psyched for you.

I went to Paris on business once, it rained the whole time and I only had one free 3 hours period, in which I went for a walk and got thoroughly lost. I'd like to go back and see it properly. It's one of Chris's dream destinations, too (he speaks French). You'll have to make us jealous with lots of stories and pictures!

Date: 2010-07-10 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It'll be really interesting to be there with a toddler, whilst pregnant, with Adam who has already been, and his parents! I suppose I have to hit the Lourve, right? And of course, I'm going to have to go to Notre Dame. I'll track down other sacred sites too. And eat.... oh boy and eat!

Date: 2010-07-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When I was a drinker cool ranch doritos were my go to "I'm shit haused food". I'm not sure why but i really craved them - haven't had them since but if I were ever pregnant I'd probably hit them up for another waltz or two.

Also, Paris is the best! I love France and I'm sure you will too!

Date: 2010-07-11 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Any must-see spots in Paris you recommend?

Date: 2010-07-11 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Marais. And the rose-sellers' street. I don't remember what it's called. It's all that remains of Jewish Paris.

Date: 2010-07-12 05:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yay all around! I'll email you about fun things for Paris. :-)


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