And thus begins my food confessions…

Now that you know we have another little one along the way, I can be honest and tell you how badly I’ve been eating.

It amuses me that pregnancy books often have photos of beautiful women looking all fresh and glowing whilst nibbling wholegrain sandwiches, salads, fruits and sipping herbal tea in a ladylike fashion. The reality is, of course, that you tend to mope about the house in your PJ pants and your high school jersey whilst stuffing your face full of chips, chocolates, breakfast cereals that are high in sugar (think Crunchy Nuts), Coke, chicken nuggets from the freezer, ice cream and everything and anything that’s high in simple (read: bad-for-you) carbohydrates. And if we’re out, then it’s McDonalds, meat pies, hot chips or chicken wings from the local mall’s chicken shop.

It’s honestly quite embarrassing but when you suffer from nausea from the moment you wake up till the moment you get back into bed at night, there’s really no way around it. Even Rick has learnt to make peace with my shameful pregnancy diet and knows not to argue with me when I SMS him with my request for a hamburger and small fries from McDonalds. The only upside to all this is that I’ve gone off coffee, which means we’re saving at least twenty dollars a week simply by not ordering my quarter-strength lattes.

Thank you to all of you for your wonderful comments and messages. Your love and support have been amazing. I’m so lucky to have such awesome bloggy friends like you guys! Bring on October, I say. I can’t wait to get stuck into this new month…

(Linking up with Trish.)

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Liv October 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Congratulations!!!
It’s funny that you are craving all this fast food.
I can not imagine how it must feel to have constant nausea.
But I can’t stand fast food. Would be interesting to see if that changes when I get pregnant.

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

Thank you Liv! The nausea is my least favourite part….
The cravings are rather amusing. They hit you totally out of the blue and you just absolutely must eat that thing you’re obsessing about otherwise you won’t feel satisfied… often they’re totally random too!
Ronnie xo

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Trish October 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Congratulations Ronnie. I ate everything I shouldn’t have when pregnant with twins too.
I’m so excited for you , I hope the nausea eases off for you. I hate nausea.

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pop champagne October 3, 2012 at 3:42 am

congrats!!! and yeah my friend recent gave birth and she said the same thing too, her real life is nothing like the books and movies! I suppose that’s like blogging too, I definitely don’t lounge around in clothes I wear on my blog! :)

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

Thanks, and thanks for visiting here! It’s lovely to have you.
Ronnie xo

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Leigh October 3, 2012 at 7:26 am

Haha I love how honest you are about your diet. If I were pregnant, I know there is no way my husband would argue with me! He already gives me one free day a month, I think I’d get more if pregnant… I hope your nausea gets better though!

At least you have an excuse right now…. Because I have been eating the same but have nothing to excuse it with…

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

Thanks Leigh, and I”m so glad you stopped by here as well.
Yeah, I think most husbands are quite lenient when their wives are pregnant. :)
Ronnie xo

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housewifeinheels October 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

Congratulations, how exciting!!! I always craved naughty foods when I was pregnant…. I say embrace it, and enjoy that pie :) x

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

I did!!! :)
Ronnie xo

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Lisa Barton-Collins October 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

Some days, it’s pie weather, and you must have a pie. It’s a natural law.
xx

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting here – and I totally agree, LOL.
Ronnie xo

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Chrissie at Me and My Munchkin October 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

Congratulations to start with! And I am a terrible eater, and I’m not even pregnant! Got to change though, with no energy and motivation my diet clearly needs an adjustment. xx

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

Thank you Chrissie!
Ronnie xo

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Yvette @ DTlilsquirts October 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

mmmm pie!!!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

Oh yeah. :)
Ronnie xo

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Alison October 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

I must be pregnant. For the last twenty years. I’m always stuffing my face with cookies. It usually starts with good intentions of baking for something but then there’s nothing left. I’m glad that your husband is so obliging.

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

That made me giggle, Alison!
Ronnie xo

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Ai Sakura October 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

oh congrats Ronnie!!! so so so so happy to hear this news :)
xox

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thank you so much Ai!
Ronnie xo

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trishie October 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Love the honesty Ronnie! And to be very honest with you, I eat like that too and I am not even pregnant. So many times, I’ll ring Stu when he’s out and ask him to buy me a small serve of fries and chicken mcnuggets.

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

Oh, those mcnuggets are my absolute favourite!!!
Ronnie xo

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daddownunder October 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

At least you used a knife and fork

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Latrina October 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Haha! Very true…

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

LOL daddownunder! It was the least I could do…
p.s. Thanks fror swinging by!

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Rachel from Redcliffe Style October 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Congratulations! You have to eat whatever your body tells you too when you are pregnant. Rachel x

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thanks Rach! Don’t worry, I’m totally following what my body is saying (demanding) just feel kinda embarrassed by it but oh well. That’s just the way it goes. :)
Ronnie xo

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Latrina October 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Haha, don’t be ashamed… you eat whatever you want. :P I have always wondered though… doesn’t the foods you crave make the nausea worse??

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:51 am

Eating the foods we crave helps the nausea WHILE you’re eating it… afterwards though (especially if you end up eating too much of it, as is usually the case for me), it may feel a bit gross but it doesn’t stop you anyway. When you crave it, you must eat it. :)
Ronnie xo

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Bron October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Congratulations on your pregnancy x i think any food that even takes away a minute of nausea is worth it! I ate only pears for 16 weeks and a year later i still cant stomach them!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

Thank you Bron! Lovely to have you here too.
And I totally know what you mean about the peaches…
Ronnie xo

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Grace October 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Oooh, get that meat pie in your tummy!!! When I was pregnant, I had lots and lots of hot chips. Just needed something stodgy..always so good! Unfortunately, I have no excuses for my current cravings…heh.
So, so happy for you!
Yes! Bring on October!!!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

Oooohh….. hot chips….. I could do with some of that right about now! Thanks Grace!
Ronnie xo

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Laura Gofton October 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

This was my diet EXACTLY when pregnant with Lachie. I drunk so much coke and ate so much McDonalds it was disgusting. I also couldn’t even stand the smell of coffee. Thankfully my MS only lasted til about 13 weeks. Does yours normally last the whole way through?

I’m sure you’re a veteran at this by now but I swear ginger beer (non alcoholic of course) always made me feel better.

Hope the nausea passes soon. x Laura

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

Ginger beer is AWESOME. Sadly, I drank too much of it at the beginning which then put me off it but now that you’ve mentioned it, I’m going to give it another go!
Ronnie xo

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Alison October 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I have terrible eating habits even when not pregnant :)

As an aside you are the first other person I have come across who orders 1/4 strength lattes!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

Do you do that too!?
Ronnie xo

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rooth October 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I don’t even have the excuse of a pregnant woman to eat junk food but I’m trying oh so hard to cut out the sweets :) But you just eat away!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

Haha, thanks rooth…
Ronnie xo

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Shoko October 4, 2012 at 1:45 am

whatever you’re craving, you should have! after all, if it makes you happy then it’s not so bad :)

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

Rick would probably dispute that but I am totally on board!!! :)
Ronnie xo

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bron@babyspace October 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

yes, I relate. especially in the first nauseas trimester of my last pregnancy all I could think about was carbs. pies, burgers, potatoes. gimme ;)

congratulations on your pregnancy!

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Pink Ronnie October 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

Thank you Bron! And yes – gimme those carbs!
Ronnie xo

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