Friday, September 25, 2009

C is for Cookie!

Every month, I go to the doctor...sometimes because I am klutzy, or sick, but mostly because my OB-GYN likes to check up on me and make sure I am still pregnant.

There are three people in the group I see: one very young doctor whom I am a little leery of (I think he is younger than me...I can't tell. Freaks me out.), one very nice nurse practitioner, who has a perpetual sympathetic look on her face (she gives me hugs all the time), and a Veteran Baby-Catcher (I believe he has eight children).

The reason I bring this up is because my pregnancy book says that I should not be alarmed (I think that is code for "offended.") if my doctor brings up my weight.

None of them ever have...until today.

As I was shooting the breeze with Dr. VBC, he looked at my chart and said,

"Your weight gain has been really good this pregnancy. Good job!"
I grimaced, and nodded.

I wish he hadn't said that. I mean, really...weight isn't something you throw around lightly with a pregnant lady. It's like when I see those ads that bombard you with blinking words that say things like "DO YOU HAVE EXCESS BELLY FAT??!!?!??!" Yes, yes, I know it is baby, but still...

I went home and proceeded to reward myself by eating a candy bar. And some cookies. And some cheesy crackers.

Then I thought,
"Gee, I think I am too tired to make dinner, and since I have been doing so well, heck! Let's go to Taco Bell!"

I suppose I could have chosen a worse place to go.

But did it stop there? Oh, no, no, no, my friends!

Since Thursdays are Jeremy's Fridays, he asked me if I wanted to rent a movie (We watched "Duplicity." WATCH IT!). I said sure, and he then asked me to look up what was at Red Box, and I replied weakly,

"Why don't you just go to Albertson's and look? You can pick up some cookies while you are there..."

Needless to say, at some point I was only eating cookies on principle, not because they actually tasted good.
I feel like a whale. Bleh...


Katscratchme said...

Man I'm glad I'm done...


Rebecca said...

i'll tell you what - last night after spanish class i wanted a snack - i had three chicken soft tacos and a churro from del taco at 10:00 p.m. :)

my tummy has been a little bloated all day... :)

Anonymous said...

Yes...that is one good thing...the indigestion afterwards makes it so you don't want to go back...ever.

Melanie Ann Millett said...

Dara, all this junk loving and eating is almost definitely because you are pregnant. Especially if you feel guilty about it. In my experience, NOTHING is normal during a pregnancy. So it's ok.

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