That I want wine?
That I am counting the months until I can have wine again?
I think this is a craving, in fact. One which I will not indulge.
When I was pregnant with Chuckles, I did all the right things, avoided all the wrong things, thought happy thoughts, and everything. And he still didn't sleep through the night until (uhhh, still waiting on that). And was intolerant of cows' milk (almost better). And gets recurrent ear infections and refuses to take off his own shoes. So this time around I am doing the bare minimum in terms of health and safety of fetus. Here in order, are the things I am doing in rank of how much they will help.
- Wearing a seat belt while riding in the car
- Avoiding alcohol and drugs
- Taking prenatal vitamins (prior to conception and while pregnant)
- Getting prenatal care
- Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Not cleaning the litter box
- Not getting x-rays or handling chemicals
- Not eating forbidden foods like lunch meat, tile fish, and feta cheese even when I want to do those things
THings I am doing this time, that I avoided last time: eating sushi, tasting (one half-sip) wines and spirits, eating peanuts, Benzoyl Peroxide to cure the "glow" of pregnancy, exercising as much as feels comfortable, and so on.
I have put risk into perspective and am living by the statistics of what is really important, what is actually likely, how hard it is to do/avoid, and what the effects will be. For example, contracting a parasite from sushi is very rare and the consequences are not dire. Uncomfortable, yes, but not life threatening. Drinking while pregnant may not be life-threatening, but the outcome for the child is not good. Not good. Dying in a car accident is statistically more likely than a lot of things, so a seat belt I wear (all the time, regardless of the state of my uterus). It is easy to avoid tile fish and king mackeral, so it's not onerous to do that. Problems traced to that are pretty remote, but the ease of avoiding it means it's no big deal. I like lake perch and have had it one time while pregnant. Moderation on that.
So, that's where I am. HOpe you are well.