Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Word of the Day

pica - a pattern of eating non-food materials such as:
dirt
paper
ice
paint
sand


Yeah, I have this.
Last week, as I was starting the dishwasher, I had the urge to eat this.


I didn't. I knew it wouldn't taste good.
But it looked soooo good.
All those crunchy little crystals...

Today as I was walking down the aisles of the grocery store
this looked even better.


All wrapped up into bite size portions.



No need to worry about me though.
I'm not crazy - it can happen during pregnancy.
And I'm not giving into temptation.

Except for all the ice cubes I'm crunching on.
(It's driving my husband crazy.)


5 more weeks...

11 comments:

JoAnna said...

Are you serious???? That is hilarious!! Thanks for sharing!

Jade and Todd said...

Never heard of the dish detergent before, although I have craved dirty carrots before, the ones out of the garden and covered with dirt...

[BrookeO] said...

What the.....!!!!!

Emi said...

So, my daughter Nina has the same sort of cravings, in fact she bit into one of those delicious looking tablets herself!

Randy and Tiffany said...

oh my gosh...I can't believe you are one of those freaky pregnant people who craves that freaky stuff! too funny!

Michele said...

ha ha, this is hilarious. pregnancy does crazy things. want to know something really weird though, for as long as i can remember, i have wanted to eat/lick chalk dust. i LOVE the smell and want to just eat i. never have, but someday i might. and this has nothing to do with pregnancy.

Anna said...

lol! That is pretty funny. I can't believe you only have 5 more weeks. How exciting! March is seeming SO far away...

robyne said...

ha,ha, ha, It is crazy what pregnancy hormones can do to you....but there is just no excuse for Shel, all I can say is its a good thing she wasn't a school teacher, I would hate to see her get hooked on the dust!

Carrie Anne said...

way to resist the urge!!!:) so i craved ice like crazy with chumby & i ate SO MANY shaved ice treats when really i only wanted the ice. and you know that crunchy ice? only the BEST ice you can get & how perfect is it that the hospital has it so i ate TONS of it. when chumby was in the nicu the nurses brought me cup after cup & told me i was iron deficient if i craved ice so much. at the 6-week check up i was tested for the iron deficiency & bingo...totally deficient! what? so then i not only craved ice but red meat like crazy! we ate a lot of steak during that time.:) our bodies are SO CRAZY!!!!! maybe there is some cascade flavored ice.:)

Carrie Anne said...

pS-LOVE LOVE LOVE BoB...my new boyfriend.:)

Carrie Anne said...

pps-as i was testing out the BoB & pushing it around i was going "oh honey! push this! it's amazing! oh wow! oh! i'm in love with it! oh honey it's so awesome!" and he asked me, "are you going to have an orgasm about your stroller?" yep. true story.:)