Thursday, January 05, 2006

Frito Pie

So one of my new things lately is Frito pie. Something I NEVER eat... For those of you who don't know what I am talking about; Fritos on the bottom, chili in the middle and cheese on top. I have been craving it like crazy. Basically I am living on the stuff (of course I am doing the obligatory two eggs, four servings of milk and the leafy greens prescribed in the Brewer Diet too), but how long can I go with chili as my daily protein serving??? I guess since I use healthy chili the real junk is the Fritos themselves. Every one of my pregnancies has been marked by some craving like that. DD it was spaghettios, DS1 lobster, DS2 falafel and foul sandwiches... Hmmm, is there some logic in that? I can't find any.

Anyway, pregnancy news is otherwise pretty dull here right now. I am finally gaining but not too much, masha'Allah. But, my migraines are rearing their ugly head every time I get even the least bit stressed... I seem to be OK otherwise though. I actually feel pretty good (at 19 weeks I am past the nausea and everything). Well, nothing much to say other than that... Gearing up for my son's follow up surgery in Denver next week (he has a hearing/inner ear problem). Insha'Allah it will be the last one.


UmmZaynab said...

inshaa Allah the surgery will go well. How long will you have to stay in Denver for? Is it outpatient or inpatient surgery?

I've still got the nausea that comes about an hour after I eat, when I go in the bathroom, when I make sujuud or bend over to pick something up off the floor. They say the cravings mean you need something-- salt maybe? Drinking enough? I have craved Arby's Beef N Cheddar sandwiches for my last 3 pregnancies now. In fact, my "meat attacks" as we call them are so bad, with the scarcity of halal meat here I do eat a lot of store-bought meat when I'm pregnant. Other complementary proteins do not prevent my "meat attacks" and my mw (herself a vegetarian) said that when you're pregnant you don't have all the digestive enzymes you normally have and right now my body may not be processing non-meat proteins normally. Interesting.

I'm having migraines too. Can't take ibuprofen while pregnant and tylenol does nothing for me so that means when I get a migraine there's not a thing I can do about it. :(

Ash-shifaa' inshaa Allah. :)

UmmLayla said...

W should only be in Denver for two days. They do the surgery as an outpatient... But he is a little unstable from the general for the entire day so we will stay in Denver, insha'Allah. I am just hoping that this is the one that restores his hearing because I hate to put him through it again.

Yeah... I think salt has something to do with it. I have been making steak with just salt and really loving it. I KNOW I need to be careful about protein since I can go without meat for months and never miss it. The hard thing for me is finding something I actually want to eat. I keep telling myself that as long as I am sticking to the eggs and milk thing I am getting a fair amount of protein just with that...

As for the migraines... Short of closing the store and moving to a deserted island for the rest of the pregnancy, I think I will have to cope. I did get a cool mask thing that has rice in it and the outside if fleece. You freeze it and you can put it on your eyes or your upper neck area. It helps me to fall asleep when I really have a bad one.

wayfarer said...

Frito Pie is soooooo yummy! I just found your blog. Hope your surgery goes well... I used to live in Denver