Thursday, January 15, 2009

not that I'm complaining, but it has ben hot this week in Los Angeles, and my 3rd trimester was a bad time for this to happen.

see, in the past i've had this problem. 

and it's happening again. 

(don't tell my husband)

the problem is, when I'm pregnant (and nursing for that matter) I seem to have this crazy need for ice cream. I ate a lot of it during my first pregnancy. I didn't realize how much until years later when I mentioned something to my husband about going to the creamery every day for a shake.  

"wait, but you had a bowl every night, too! you never told me you got a shake every day!

well apparently I didn't think it was important at the time. 

of course it could be a major contributor to why I gained 50 lbs during each of my first two pregnancies. (um, yikes.)

I've only gained something like 12 lbs so far this time. A fact of which I have been inordinately proud. 

Until this week. When it got so hot. And I've found myself wanting (and having, mind you) a bowl of ice cream after every. single. meal. 

it's a good thing I've made this new budget. at least I won't be allowing myself to run down to Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone every day when I feel like it.  maybe I'll still be able to keep myself from gaining 38 more pounds in the next 9 weeks.

mmmm -  Cold Stone......

11 comments:

Amber said...

It HAS been hot. I've found myself at Cold Stone twice this past week. And I haven't been there in months! Yum....I say.....give the belly what it wants.

Pomona Noltes said...

Don't forget about Diddy Reese, Kristen. Just thought I'd help. :)

Betsey's Blog said...

I've read that pregnant women crave ice cream because they need the calcium and the ice cream makes up for it. I don't know how much it makes up, but I know it cleared my conscience.

Staci said...

Remember when you caught me in line at Wendy's??? I was there for the chocolate shake...I feel your pain.

Gurgy said...

LOL bad Kristen! I truly understand the craving thing, though for some reason with me it was garlic, I could not get enough garlic!

Auntie

Sarah Smiles said...

Ice cream! Yum!!! :)

Erin said...

Wait wait wait... you crave ice cream when you're pregnant or nursing eh? So, um, were you pregnant/ nursing the first 20 years of our lives? Just curious.....

Erin said...

...coming from another soul who also gains 50 pounds. This year at Christmas Rick actually told me to stop eating the fudge. *sniff*

Nanette said...

Don't forget the ice cream maker! ;)
I really like Erin's comment!
hahahahha!

Kimm said...

At least you have the excuse of being pregnant. I have to have my bowl of ice cream every night regardless of being pregnant or nursing or not. Come on, Women need calcium!

When I'm pregnant I just add a bowl of cereal in the middle of the night to add even more calcium to my diet!

Hot Chocolate said...

Our friendship just grew deeper.

Next time you are in town, we can have a slumber party at Cold Stone. I'll bring the portable DVD player for the Jane Austen flicks.