Blogging Baby Size Six: Things I can't live without in pregnancy

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Normally I'm a pretty insane chilled out person. Compared to the pregnant me that is, the regular me seems like a walk in the park. The pregnant me, however, WANTS things, has to HAVE things, RIGHT NOW! I think that for Valentine's I should have given my patient husband some therapy sessions. Or some Valium.

Here are six things I'm absolutely mad about when pregnant:

6. Having my feet rubbed. Yeah, it's winter and they are a tad on the rough side these days. All the more reason to beg the husb to rub some lotion on them. Complaining about the leg cramps seems to be the only way to get him to oblige.

5. Artichoke hearts. Yeah, the kind in the jar with the vinaigrette. Don't ask me why, but I think it must have something to do with the fact that my fetuses make me hate meat and chicken, yet the texture of 'choke hearts is kind of meaty.

4. BabyCenter.com weekly newsletters. OMG! You'd think the second time around I wouldn't be as excited to learn that my baby is now the size of a lime, but I cannot get enough. What's that? Baby is swimming and moving her arms and legs? I must call my mother to tell her right now.

3. Junk food. My babies crave fat. In my first trimester with Nate I was in Scandinavia and must have gone into every Burger King in the country. It was the only thing I could keep down. This time around it's been more like, "Get me onion rings -- NOW!" Though I think/hope I'm finally maxing out on anything deep-fried or ready in 3.4 seconds. Seriously though, why can't I crave broccoli? (I have yet to meet a human that craved broccoli.)

2. Pickles. Yeah yeah, what a cliché. But there is something about pregnancy that makes me crave both vinegared foods and the crunch of that pickle. Plus there is nothing more fun than sharing pickles with your toddler.

1. Häagen Dazs Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream.
I NEED it. DESPERATELY. It's not good when you have a $20 a week ice cream habit. But at least I'm getting my calcium, right?

What about you? What are/were you addicted to in your pregnancy?

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