Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Posted by Maleen
I have mentioned that this pregnancy has been very different than my other ones. Sometimes this is a good thing. For instance, I haven't had very much heartburn. With my other pregnancies, I think I took something almost every night so I could lie down without melting holes in my esophagus. But with this pregnancy, moments of heartburn are few and far between. I have identified several culprits and I steer clear of those; things like peppers, sometimes onions, and always BANANAS!! They give me some terrible heartburn. I like to make banana bread if my bananas over ripen, but I am scared to eat it because of what a regular banana can do to me. So, instead I usually take a fresh baked loaf over to Tyler's work and the guys take care of it for me (they don't seem to have any complaints).
Yesterday was one of those days and I watched a bit sadly as the loaf vanished and I couldn't even try it for fear of discomfort the rest of the day. But I was strong, and refrained from even one piece. Then in the evening, I made this cherry delight thing in the crockpot that used cherry pie filling. It was fairly tasty. I didn't think much of it and I went to bed early because I was very tired. Right before bed I finished reading Fablehaven to June (the book was a bit above her level but I think she really enjoyed it and she seemed to listen very intently to the details).
So I am off somewhere in dreamland when I start imagining little fairies that burn. They seem to fly into my chest and I can see them glow a bit under my skin, and they hurt so much. They come one at a time but they are never ending; one after the other. Right before midnight I wake up and realize I have some killer heartburn (thanks Fablehaven for trying to translate it into fairies for me). I sit up thinking that will help the problem but the heartburn just charges ahead with renewed vigor. Thank goodness for Gaviscon. Tyler was very kind to fetch medicine for me and wait dutifully for me to feel better (man, those pills are nasty; I can't stand how they foam in my mouth before I swallow them). Here I was thinking I had escaped the wrath of the bananas only to find that I apparently need to take cherry pie filling off my list of safe foods as well. And maybe I shouldn't read fantasy books right before bedtime either.
at 7:38 AM