- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m 8 months along and I’ve eaten healthy and taken good care of myself along my whole pregnancy. I haven’t drank, I quit smoking, I’ve been careful about not eating too much mercury fish and haven’t touched brie cheese (my fave!) and anything else that might be an obvious hazard…
But even at 8 months, I’m still learning about foods that I “shouldn’t” have eaten….after the fact. Whoops. Sorry baby, hope you’re ok. I really had no idea the list was so extensive, and I even read about safe foods in the beginning. Sheesh. Who can keep up with it all?
I’ve eaten veggie sushi – I thought it was just the raw fish sushi you were supposed to avoid in sushi, nope, turns out it’s any sushi at all.
I’ve had soft serve ice cream – a lot. Nope, not allowed to have that.
You’re not supposed to have any fresh juice from restaurants or juice bars. Really?! Over the last 8 months I think I broke this rule the most. I thought I was being healthy having apple and orange juce and smoothies….nope. Apparently not.
I’ve had deli meats – ok I knew about this one fair enough, but after a few months of going without, I wanted a sub. And then another. And I’ve had a few since. I needed some protein! Boy I enjoyed those subs.
I’ve had potluck. Potluck?? Yup….potluck bad. Whoops.
Hot dogs. Yup, I went though a period of cravings hot dogs. I think I’ve eaten about 5 or 6. It was a gamble. But I figured if I was craving it how bad could it be? Big no-no.
Raw veggies. I though I was being healthy. Turns out…not so much.
I’ve had an accidental brush with feta cheese a few times. It was hiding in some pasta salad at a BBQ. But I’ve since learned I wasn’t even supposed to be having that pre-made pasta salad anyway so double whammy for me on breaking rules.
You’re supposed to cut the bruises out of fruit. Ok well fortunately I don’t like eating the bruised part anyway so I’m safe there. But I had no idea that fruit bruises were a health hazard. Cut ’em out people!
I’ve had a steak that was well cooked but still slightly pink inside. I took a risk. Bad mama.
I was far more fearful in the beggining I will admit and then somewhere around 5 months I threw a little caution to the wind….but geez, I can’t believe all these rules that I’m STILL finding out about!
Sorry baby, I would take full blame if I harmed you at all by eating too much ice cream…