Monday, September 22, 2008

300 Calories

According to the medical community a pregnant woman only needs to consume 300 more calories for the development of the fetus. To that I only have one thing to say: No Way in Hell! 300 calories? That's nothing. There's more than that in a single candy bar. I am in need of constant nourishment. I wake up in the middle of the night (sometimes twice) and have to eat something. This is not normal hunger. It's the "I'm starving and I will pass out momentarily if I don't get any food" type of hunger.

Not that I am complaining about pregnancy symptoms. I consider myself lucky to have them and to be pregnant (however tentative that maybe). Specially since I've been spotting/bleeding almost everyday for the last week. So any symptoms, starvation, fatigue, nausea is met with hope and excitement. It's just that I wonder who came up with the 300 calorie number. Maybe that works for people who "forget to have lunch", but not me.


Pepper said...

300 must be average. Heck, a girl's gotta do whatever necessary, especialy if she feels like she's about to faint!

P.S. Spotting is normal. Hang in there, babe.

2roads said...

All great signs! I'm so glad you are having symptoms!! i just hope you don't actually have to suffer with them. I'm so glad to hear everything is still moving along, Joonie!

Lisa said...

Here's hoping you get all the calories you and your bean(s) need right now! Eat when you need to. Sickers bars are nicely filling, I think, along with lots of truly healthy stuff!

-Lisa at IG

Paranoid said...

At this point, I'd say eat when/what you need to eat. I'm guessing your appetite will balance out at some point.

And, by the way, congratulations! I've been on vacation and not catching up as quickly as I'd like, so I missed your initial announcement. I'll be keeping all of my fingers crossed that things continue to go well for you.

Jess said...

I'm so happy for you Joonie!! And I totally relate to the "need food NOW" feelings...keep snacks around at all times!! :)

KandiB said...

300 is crazy! Isn't it? I'm pretty sure I consume at least that many calories just looking at the ice cream section at the market!

Hang in there!