Thursday, June 15, 2006

Java Jive

After reading a friend's blog, I was reminded of something I have really missed since I started my transition to mommyhood. COFFEE. I just became a coffee drinker last summer. Oh, yes, I experimented with it as a kid. My dad would bring home his HUGE thermos of leftover coffee from the day--black and sweet. I'd drink the leftovers out of it--lukewarm, but back then that was good. Then, in college, I'd drink coffee with flavored cream in it to stay awake for late night study sessions or just because it tasted really good. Still not quite a regular coffee drinker. Well, last summer, I started helping Geron organize the music library at our church and needed something to wake me up in the mornings, so we'd stop at Mickey D's or Krystal for a pick-me-up. And by this point, I'm drinking it BLACK no sugar no cream no nothing. And its EXTREMELY GOOD.

When I found out I was eating and drinking for more than one person, I immediately laid off the caffeine. After about 4 months and the 2nd ultrasound, I started adding in a little here and there. Lately, I've been craving Starbucks and frappucinos. And yesterday, I had my first straight black coffee. It was a small, but it was absolutely delicious in every way. I know what you all are saying and decaf just doesn't cut it. So, I'm trying to be extremely patient while I wait for baby girl to arrive. And I'll probably have to keep waiting another 9 months before I can have it again. But when that day finally arrives, there will be a major celebration in Chattanooga and I will probably get arrested because the cops will think I'm taking PCP (pipe, Holly).

6 comments:

Becca said...

Dude, I craved coffee so much while I was pregnant. I did drink Diet Pepsi, but limited myself to one in the morning, then water or something without caffeine the rest of the day.

After I had CJ, my friend Jay and her husband came to visit and see the boy just hours after he was born. She stopped at Starbucks first and brought me a Venti Mocha Frapuccino, which I sucked down mightily! Soon.

Jenn Hacker said...

Coffee is ambrosia!!!!!!!!

hollybird said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

heater said...

lydia...

don't deprive yourself! :) a little caffeine won't hurt you or baby. when i got pregnant with molly, my dr at the time told me it was ok to have 1 or 2 caffeinated beverages per day. so i cut down to 1. now, 6 years later, i still only have 1 a day! so, this time, when my dr said "1 or 2 per day," i knew i had nothing to worry about!

i craved coffee with molly...but this time, the thought of it makes me want to puke! boo!!

Yo mama said...

Yo mama drank coffee and diet pop or regular pop every day when she was pregnant with all three of you. All it did was make you hyper! Love you.

Suze said...

meh! i drank coffee (just one a day) all through pregnancy and i still do now. caffeine makes some breastfed babies jittery, but daniel seems to do just fine, thank goodness, because it's not like he's letting me sleep through the night or anything, so the little espresso in the morning is ESSENTIAL.