We're home.

Monday, January 25

Meet Eloise Matilda Place. Born Janurary 21st, 2010, at 11:35 am.
Born 6lbs 6oz with blue eyes and blond hair. (That last one shocked me!)
You'll see more of us later. For now we are recovering at home. Thank you for all your kind words! I loved reading them through the haze of Percocet:)


Wednesday, January 20

For the past month I've been experiencing the pregnancy symptom known as Pica. Which is basically a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive (e.g. metal, clay, coal, soil, chalk, paper, soap, mucus, ash, gum, etc.) Isn't that strange? One thing in particular....bath salts. The smell is intoxicating. I'd equate the urge to smell and eat them to a strong pregnancy craving for pickles and ice cream.

Specifically, this brand and smell. Lucky Chic Mandarin White Orchid Bath Salts. Brian bought some as a stocking stuffer last year at Big Lots. I ran out just as I realized how much I craved the smell. When I told Brian he went out and found more and surprised me with them for Christmas. It was the BEST $2 ever spent!

My only problem is keeping myself from actually eating them. I wonder if I'll feel this way after the baby is born? Has anyone else experienced similar urges while pregnant?