Thursday, July 24, 2008

WOOD you?

A couple of months ago my cousin April and I were talking about pregnancy. She was telling me that she had heard of pregnant women craving in-edible things- for example, she knew of a lady that always wanted to smell and eat dirt. I was cracking up because I had never heard of anything so crazy, the only weird thing I wanted was to chew on ice. Until now.... I am craving WOOD! I want to buy a packet of those wooden coffee stirrers or even some Popsicle sticks and chew on them all day. What in the world? I could actually picture myself taking some bark off of a tree and chewing on it. What is happening to me? Please don't judge... I am just trying to survive this last month!

3 comments:

ninabunk said...

you are hilarious!! i will save all my popsicle sticks for you and mail them to you! ha. in fact why don't you ask mr. bunk, i am sure he would have a ton for you!

Shawna Beers said...

I have heard of that too. I have actually read that when prego woman crave inediable things it means their body is needing some type of nutrient. The ones that crave dirt are lacking iron I believe..can't quite remember the whole thing. But craving wood, not sure what you would be lacking! That is funny but on a serious note, if it really is something you can't stop craving, i would mention it to your Dr. Yay on only about a month left to go! Does this little girl have a name yet? I have more presents for her... :)

natalievandenbossche said...

that's so funny you wrote this because today on my pregnancy calendar it says this "Watch out for unusual cravings for items such as dirt, laundry starch, or ice chips. The name for these types of cravings is pica which is caused by an iron-deficiency."

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