Me and Wee: On Hunger in pregnancy

Monday, December 15, 2008

On Hunger in pregnancy

It's funny how I turn into a crazed lunatic every time I get hungry. I've found lately that I'll think to myself "hmm. I might be starting to feel hungry." Or while out shopping Chris will ask me "how are you doing? Do you need a snack?" And I'll say "oh, I'm ok for now. Maybe a little hungry, but I can wait." I liken these statements to the moment a werewolf sees a full moon.
Well. Usually it takes about 5 more minutes before suddenly I'm in freak-out mode. My eyes widen as I become a drooling scavenging monster. I become a shell of the person I once was. I become inconsolable, angry, and desperate: MUST....HAVE...FOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!! ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH *drool* *drool* *pant* *pant*
This reminds me of the old Saturday Night Live sketch with Chris Farley dressed as a school girl at the mall food court with her friends. He's using a cutesy girly voice and seems calm. She's eating from a plate of fries and a friend says "Same some for us!" as he is starting to wolf them down and he suddenly screams: "Lay OFF bitch! I'm staaaaaaarrvviiiiing!" as he starts shoveling fistfuls into his face. Well. That is me. Fine and willing to share one second. And a screaming panicky mess the next. I find I just cannot wait when I need to eat and everything must be put on hold until food is en-route to my stomach. Violence seems excusable. Note to self: Keep tasty snacks with self at all times. It will save yourself and your marriage. P.S. Twenty weeks today and half-way there!
You can see a snippet of the SNL skit here.


Kellie said...

I LOVE that SNL skit.
Half way there is pretty exciting!

Poppy Letterpress said...

That skit sounds like me. I can't share a bowl of chips in a group of friends anymore. I get hungry, then have no care for what they're discussing anymore, it's all about the chips and I get upset if anyone else eats them!

But seriously, I know exactly what you're talking about here. I make sure that I have something small to snack on if I leave the house, and always scope out where the food and toilets are when I arrive somewhere.

alicia said...

yay 20 weeks! half way done :)

I just get super grumpy if I do not eat every few hours. I get sleepy and headachy and then start getting real snappy and wonder what the heck is going on! then I realize its been 4 hours since i had a snack! and then I feel better! haha

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