Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pickles, Please

As I mentioned before, one of my best friends is expecting a baby. Actually, three of my closest friends from growing up are all expecting. So naturally part of me is feeling sentimental about pregnancy. However, I already have a time line planned out in my mind for when I want it to happen again. (God may be laughing right now.) And it's not really soon.

Yesterday we had lunch with some friends at a Mexican restaurant. I went nuts and had a burrito. It was wonderful. But a few hours after we got home I started feeling weird. That same weird feeling I always try to ignore and deny. I knew I was in trouble when I started thinking about pickles, which was the only thing that helped my nausea during pregnancy.

One night in my first trimester Curtis took me to the movies. Suddenly the pungent smell of vinegar pierced the air as a boy behind us began eating his treat. Curtis and I made simultaneous comments.
HIS: Do you smell that nasty pickle? That's so disgusting!
MINE: Oh my gosh, that smells AMAZING! Honey, can you please go get me a pickle?
Thus began a long dependence on dill pickles to keep the nausea at bay.

Last night my weird feeling progressed into full-on sick. And y'all, Mexican food is not the thing to be sick on. Sadly, our refrigerator held nary a pickle. I hardly slept last night for feeling bad. My sweet hubby tended to The Monkey while I laid in bed until 9:40 this morning. At that time I looked at the clock and realized my child would be going down for his nap in twenty minutes and he might want to see his mom's face at some point in the day. I made an appearance in the living room, and what an appearance it was. My hair looked like the bride of Frankenstein. Bless my heart. I don't think I'm going to get sick again, but my body feels like it was hit by something large and in charge.

Needless to say, I am no longer feeling even the teensiest bit sentimental about pregnancy. Eleven weeks of bonding with the porcelain throne? I think I can wait.


dreamingBIGdreams said...

Nothing like a sick burrito belly!

kittyhox said...

I always look back at my pregnancy and labor/ delivery through rose colored glasses. Looking back, it's just one big warm fuzzy moment.

Then the other day I had a horrible migraine. And I suddenly remembered the pain of the contractions/labor. Like what it really felt like.

Of course, as soon as the migraine was gone, so was the accuracy of my memories.

Thank goodness for our faulty memories. God is so smart. :)

I hope you feel better soon! It's so hard to be under the weather with a little one.

Nancy Mon said...

Nothing like the Mexican Food reduex. Ugh! Get to feeling better Amanda.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I hear you, Amanda! That first trimester "all-day" sickness is the most intimidating part of pregnancy.

Hope you feel better soon, and that Curtis gets you a big ole jar of pickles for Mother's Day.

Big Mama said...

A burrito encore is never pleasant.

Hope you feel better!

debra parker said...

I need to bookmark this so I can come and read whenever I feel those "I want to be pregnant" moments.

Holly said...

Ok, I'm slow and have cleaning today, so maybe the cleaner is getting to me...what are you saying...are you saying that pickles means pregnancy like me getting sick on coffee? Or are you saying you're sick and felt that way when you were pregnant?

Either way, Amanda, bless you and may the Lord give you health and joy!

'Praying for you right now, as I get the house cleaned today!
Love you in Jesus!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

To this day, when I smell or hear someone crunching a pickle in a movie theater...I must have one.

Sarah said...

I feel your pain. I, too, came down with something yucky last night and am STILL lying in bed! Unfortunately, Gray and Addie have it, too--nothing like a family-wide stomach virus event for some bonding :)

I hope you feel better tomorrow--nobody should throw up on Mother's Day!!

Amanda said...

Holly, I'm just sick and I felt this way during pregnancy. The pickles thing was just weird. I guess my body associates pickles with being sick.

Anonymous said...

Ugh! Pickles when you were nauseated?! It was nothing but greasy hash browns for me! Guess, that's why I gained 50lbs... which I'm still trying to get off. I guess I won't be sentimental about my pregnancy until I return to my size 8!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

kittyhox said...

Wait a minute. Is it common for people to eat pickles in a movie theater? I've never heard of that. That's so funny! Do they sell them at the concession stand.

You Texans. :)

Holly said...

Aha! Hope you get to feelin' better for your special day tomorrow!

Love ya!

Grafted Branch said...

Oh! But they're so much easier in pairs! Well...after the initial pregnancy discomfort (which I escaped) and the first few years of diapers, dangers and refereeing.

After that, it's really, really great!

Just surfing through from Boomama's site...

Praise and Coffee said...

Hope you're feeling better.
Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Pickles in a Movie theatre? I am 6 1/2 months pregnant and still worshipping the porcelin throne. UGH!

Amanda said...

Are pickles in a movie theater just a southern thing? I know they're not just a Texas thing because my grandpa used to run a theater in Arkansas and he sold pickles as well as pickle juice!