Dear Holly or Logan,
Mommy is now officially one week into in her 2nd trimester with you. I have noticed her nausea has seemed to have majorly subsided since crossing that line.
However, her hunger cravings are on still on full speed! And as for me, I’m along for the ride and enjoying it…
After all, it’s only right that I should “sympathize” with her hunger cravings. The best way for me to do so is to join Mommy on this!
She and your brother Jack made some vegan chocolate chip cookies this weekend. And yesterday, Mommy had me pick up some vegan cake from Whole Foods.
(And Halloween is coming up this weekend. I can only imagine the temptations Mommy will face!)
Until now, we’ve never kept fruit juice in the house, because truthfully, it’s just sugar water with vitamins. It’s a processed food so we stay away from it. Once the sugar is extracted from the fruit’s fiber, so much of the nutrition is gone and it just becomes a classier form of high calorie junk food; mostly empty calories.
But here lately, Mommy has been craving grape juice, so now we always keep some in the fridge.
It had been about 6 years since I had enjoyed a nice full glass of grape juice. Because I used to have eczema (dyshidrosis), I had to stop drinking juice because it always instantly flared up my rashes.
But now that I’ve been a vegan for 2 and a half years, I guess it somehow flushed out my body of the toxins causing my eczema to even go back into remission.
Therefore, I discovered that I can now get away with drinking grape juice again! It’s like candy to me!
I see it as a bad habit that I am enjoying a little too much right now. However, this is the time to live it up. (I’ll need to pull the plug on that once you are born, though.)
Your development inside of Mommy’s tummy is causing her to crave more of stuff she wouldn’t normally want. So I might as well enjoy a little bit of the fun along the way.