Perhaps the thing that stands out most was her insatiable craving for pumpernickel. It didn’t matter if it was bread or bagels, this woman had to have it. Sometimes I would get up early and run (ok, you got me, drive) to the bagel shop and get her a pumpernickel bagel with cream cheese and lox spread. I had to be careful though, because if I told her I was going out and God forbid they were out of pumpernickel bagels, she would be so disappointed and then I would be going back to the bagel shop morning after morning until I satisfied that craving.
Becky really didn’t have any weird cravings. Ok, there were a few times she would eat left over Indian food for breakfast but I have to admit, I enjoyed those leftovers as well. However there was one craving that really made me do a double take and I had to ask her to repeat what she said because I could barely believe my ears.
One morning Becky said to me, “You know, Jordie, I could really go for some gefilte fish and a chocolate shake.”
“Excuse me?!?” I asked.
“Yeah, some of that really good gefilte fish you make and a chocolate shake,” Becky responded.
“No, no, no! I don’t mean eating them together, I mean taking a bite of the fish, swallowing and then having some shake.”
I just looked at her for a moment and said, “Yeah, that’s better.” Somehow it made a difference in her mind, and I learned long before that moment not to argue with a pregnant woman, especially a hungry pregnant woman, so I just went with it!
Of course Becky actually ate very healthfully fom the bulk of our pregnancy. She knew, and made sure I knew, that proper nutrition can impact not only your baby’s health but also your overall pregnancy. Becky’s multimedia system really goes into great detail about outlining what things you can do nutritionally to benefit those preggo mommas out there and the babies they are growing. Plus, it’s filled with lots of other useful ways you can prepare yourself so you and your little one will get the birth you envision for yourselves. You can learn more about Becky’s system,
“3 Key Strategies to Get the Birth You Want,” by following the link. Do yourselves a favor and check it out, it’s really an investment in you and your baby’s birth and overall health.
One more story before I wrap things up. Becky also had a thing for grilled cheese sandwiches during her pregnancy. I mean, it was our go to food for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack (until she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes). She loved them and I felt like I was constantly in front of the stove making these things. One night, I actually dreamed that Becky had our baby, only she didn’t give birth to a little girl. In my dream, she didn’t give birth to a baby boy either. I dreamed that Becky gave birth to a little grilled cheese sandwich! It really gave new meaning to you are what you eat, or in this case, your baby is what you eat!
Till next time!