Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pregnancy Makes You Want To Do WHAT?!

I fully understand that you cannot understand pregnancy or childbirth entirely until you go through it. I claim ignorance on the matter on the regular. I haven't even had any close friends get pregnant, so I really have only a distant understanding of the whole baby-incubating thing. 

I have heard about the joys of pregnancy and the horror stories, of course, but there are certain things about pregnancy that just don't get mentioned often. When other mothers or pregnant women hear about them, however, it's just treated as a sort of occupational hazard, but for those of us who are unaware of the process, it's all like WHA?????

I am a big fan of of Jill Krause over Baby Rabies. She makes me laugh on the regular, and I follow her on Twitter like the blog fan girl that I am. Then she tweeted this the other day. And I was, again, all like WHHAAAA???

So, I went to my good friend The Google and researched pica. Uh, pica had a totally different meaning in my page design class in college. People actually want to eat sand? And gritty things? And ickiness?

Okay. I can deal with that part. I think what really got me was that other pregnant women and mothers just, like, treated it like just another thing. 

At no point in my entire life has it ever occurred to me that making babies would lead to eating dirt or other scratchy things. 

What else am I missing out on? 'Cause, I still have lots of time to change my mind...

Yeah. Like that's going to happen.

As always, it's hip to be square (and WHHHAAA??), kids.


  1. I know, it's true! I could. not. comprehend. this pica thing before it actually happened to me. But the strangest part is if it does happen to you, it feels, in that moment, totally normal. Stupid hormones and crazy pregnant bodies. Thanks for the mention :)

  2. Sweet lady, if you want the good, bad, ugly, and whaaa of baby-cooking, I'll give you all the seats your brain and gag reflex can handle.

  3. I think it's also because your body is using ALL your vitamins to nourish that little person (or people in my case), so you end up with strange cravings. I didn't have Pica, but I had lots of other oddities, like carpal tunnel - just for pregnancy, then it went away (thank goodness!)

  4. I didn't get Pica with either pregnancy but I did get the eat everything that's actual food and not nailed down syndrome. Not sure if there's an actual name for that crap...oh right it's called your ass is as big as your baby belly. ;) No really both my pregnancies were rather normal some nausea check, exhaustion check, crankiness check. All worth it though and to be totally honest I would do it again. Great post. Totally cracked me up!


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