Monday, June 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am by EbonyMom
Since my memories of EBoy’s pregnancy became lengthier than expected I’m now continuing with my nostalgia from the pregnancy of ETot.
As I said in my Mother’s Day gift post- ETot was definitely the best Mother’s Day gift ever. Soon after finally realizing I was pregnant I was hit with a few different cravings.
Every morning I started my day with one of my family’s signature dishes- sausage and gravy with rice. Sounds strange to anyone outside of my family but once you try it you can’t help but get hooked. I’d make my gravy from scratch but I’d saute lots of red onion in the process of making it. I’d also make grilled chicken wraps with red onion and loved them on burgers as well. It was around this time when I finally learned about quercetin which helps rid the body of the affects of allergies and happens to be present in red onions.
Hot foods couldn’t get hot enough for me while I was pregnant with ETot. EDad would buy me the hottest hot wings for me and I’d top them with additional hot tobasco sauce. I’ve never been one to eat super spicy foods but I simply could not get enough. I have yet to open a bottle of tobasco or eat atomic spicy wings since having ETot. He barely tolerates food with pepper on it so there’s no correlation with the spicy food cravings thus far.
Spicy Chinese Food
Our favorite little drive through Chinese spot became even more favorite when I discovered I could request level of spice in my food. I’d have them make my rice extra spicy- as a matter of fact the spicy fried rice is one of the things I ate the night before I went into labor with ETot.
My strange television watching focused on watching surgical shows on Discovery Health. Perhaps ETot will be a doctor someday?
Smell aversion was standard with both pregnancies, my nose became extremely sensitive making be able to smell things that most could not imagine. As a result I had to throw out every single bath and bodyworks fragrance oil I owned because the scent drove me crazy. My most soothing scent for this pregnancy became lavender- lavender cleaning products, lavender fragrance oils, lavender candles, and of course bowls of dried lavender. The day I went into labor with ETot I was on a cleaning frenzy and had lavender scent emmenating from every corner of my home. I still like lavender but its not my scent of choice at this time.
I’m glad to finally be in a place where I can look back on both pregnancies with memories of more than the nausea and sinus issues. It’s amazing just how much pregnancy affects women and how different each and every experience can be. I’m thankful for both of my pregnancies and even more grateful for the wonderful boys that resulted from 9 months of interesting cravings and occurrences.