Though there are myriad indignities associated with pregnancy, more than you want to know of which I have chronicled here, there are a few, just a few benefits that help me get through the day(s). Okay, so I have had to give up tomatoes (revealing just how much I eat tomatoes or tomato-based foods--in the area of twice a day, apparently), garlic, hummus, peppers, refried beans, chili, pizza, pickles, vinegar, various spices, etc., BUT I have been able to eat dairy recently and it is fabulous! For example....
--Right now I am enjoying hot chocolate made with MILK and a bagel with real cream cheese for breakfast.
--Yesterday I had a Wendy's chocolate Frosty for the first time in, I don't know, ever?
--On Sunday I had a homemade cheeseburger with real Vermont cheddar.
--Over the weekend I shared a banana split made out of moose tracks, strawberry, and white chocolate raspberry truffle ice creams with the husband.
As you can see, my addiction to dairy is back with a vengeance, as are worse eating habits than I have had for over 10 years, but I am pregnant, dang it, and there have to be some rewards (besides the child, of course)! Plus, and I know this is heresy, I am actually, secretly, getting a little tired of all the cow products, so I think I will be cutting back soon, once I get the glee out of my system (and eat some spinach fettuccine alfredo, my last lingering desire). All these physiological changes have been good for something, apparently, but I really do like my low-cal, low animal product diet of yore and will be happy to return to it soon.
In the meantime, viva la vaca, baby!