I keep pouring over all of your sweet comments, cherishing every single one. Thank you for leaving comments and encouraging us this week. You have truly added to our joy and we are incredibly grateful. Some of you have shared really difficult heartaches with me and I want you to know that I am writing your names in my prayer journal and I am asking the Lord to meet you exactly where you are at and to minister to you. He cares about every hurt and He always knows better than we do. It's not always easy to rest in that knowledge, but He brings such peace and is very worth of our trust.
So along with the joys and emotions of this pregnancy, I have developed quite a struggle to eat anything normal without it turning my stomach or giving me heartburn! Of course I have waited a long time to feel this badly, so I am NOT COMPLAINING! In fact, I am incredibly thankful for every wave of nausea I feel. But, all that to say, eating is not easy these days and every time I go to the store, I come home with weirder assortments than the last time! Travis does not know what to think I'm sure and the poor thing has hardly had a decent meal lately. I just can't bring myself to cook. I've tried a million things to keep the nausea at bay and some things work and some don't. I find a strange comfort in feeling sick all the time however, it does make me remember that all of this is for a purpose and feeling carsick 24 hours a day, is indeed a good sign!
I thought you might like to see what I'm putting my husband through....
The first thing I eat every morning, a small bowl of Special K with ICE-COLD milk. It never sounds bad.
Grape juice has replaced my need for coffee. Travis and I fight over these little bottles though, we both love to grab one for the car ride to work!
I love these!! They are totally meeting my pop needs! I have never been a big pop drinker, but as soon as you can't have something, you naturally crave it constantly! I have wanted an ice-cold coke for the last 10 weeks, but I have been good and stayed away from all pop. These have become the best substitute. They are tart and not so sweet, and carbonated!! Sparkling grapefruit is my favorite flavor.
And this is the bad thing I crave...chocolate donuts. Chilled in the fridge. I could eat one of these at all hours of the day and night. NOT GOOD. With every bite I try to remind myself, "This is only a temporary indulgence! Don't get used to it!!"
Yep, classic pregnancy craving. I suddenly LOVE a cold, dill pickle!
These crackers are next to my bed every night. I like the buttery taste these days, more than the saltiness of saltines.
My regular blog readers know will know that I LOVE coffee and I can't imagine heading into the fall and winter season without it! However, my doctor would like me to stay away from the caffeine, so I have been trying to find a natural decaf. Ironically, I can't stomach the thought of coffee in the morning, the smell is too sweet, but I love the thought of a cup at night! I blogged awhile ago about our new, WONDERFUL coffee maker and I was thrilled to find this decaf blend from Caribou that is all natural and made for our coffee maker!
Perhaps the weirdest craving of all, spaghetti-o's. You couldn't have paid me to eat these before, but all of the sudden, they taste so good to me! My Mom cannot understand this!!