|My daughter and I - two weeks before the twins were born|
Three years ago I was living through one of the most unusual experiences of my life. I was pregnant with twins.
To say the pregnancy with my twins was different than with my "singleton" pregnancies would be an understatement. Few things were similar.
For starters, I didn't have morning sickness with my single pregnancies, but I did with my twins. I grew much larger, much faster and I had the most unusual cravings.
It was during one of these cravings that I put my husband through a test of true love. Okay, going through a twins pregnancy is a test of true love in itself, but dealing with a pregnant lady's cravings was pretty intense!
I was about seven months pregnant when I began to crave jalapeño nacho cheese dip. Knowing the dip isn't a favorite of my family's, I fully intended to eat the can I bought all by myself.
As always, I'm the last person to go to bed, and it's usually late. That night it was after 1 a.m. and I was hungry for my cheese dip. When I went to the cupboard, however, it was gone!
Without thinking twice, I knew exactly who ate it. The only other adult in the house - my husband. So I marched upstairs and I woke that poor man up.
"Did you eat my nacho cheese dip?"
He came out of a groggy sleep to a large belly standing over him. "Yes."
I huffed a bit and then got into bed.
"Sorry," he said with a sleepy voice.
I laid there for at least twenty minutes, trying to sleep, but I couldn't. Once a craving entered my brain, there was nothing else to think about.
Finally I tugged on his pajamas. "I can't sleep until I have some cheese dip."
He turned to me. "Seriously?"
I groaned. "I'm serious."
"Do you want me to go to the store and get some more?"
"Seriously." I'd never been more serious in my life.
"I didn't think you'd say yes."
"Please. I need my sleep and I won't be able to get it unless I have some nacho dip."
He sighed. "Okay." Then he stood up and began pulling on his jeans. "Do you see what I'm doing? I'm putting my pants on at 2 in the morning to go to the store."
"Now I'm putting on my shirt...at 2 in the morning."
He grinned at me. "Anything else you want me to get while I'm out?"
Suddenly, the thought of pomegranate juice sounded heavenly, so I asked for some.
"You're serious? Jalapeño cheese dip and pomegranate juice?"
He just shook his head, pulled on his winter parka and left the house.
When he came back at 2:30 in the morning, I was still awake, ready to devour the dip and juice.
"You're probably going to get sick from that stuff," he said as he handed me the bag.
I just smiled. I knew I wouldn't. And I didn't.
When I opened the bag, I found FIVE cans of Jalapeño cheese dip! The next morning I teased him and said: "Once the craving is met, I can't stand the stuff! You've got a lot of cheese dip to eat now."
He didn't care, he just wanted to make sure he didn't have to go back to the store at 2 in the morning.
What about you? Did you have a strange craving while pregnant? If you've never been pregnant, what's the strangest combination of food you've ever eaten?