Confessing My Pregnancy Sins

When you’re pregnant it seems like there are a billion things that you CAN’T do.

No soft cheeses.  No wine.  No roller coasters.  No medicine (at least not the good stuff).  The list goes on and on.

But, nine months is a really long time to be a rule follower and there may come a time or two during a pregnant woman’s gestation when she just resist that turkey sandwich.  I know I am one of them.

So in an effort to rid myself of guilt, I’ve decided to confess my pregnancy sins here.

(Read my confessions after the jump!)

1. Ate a turkey sandwich.

I couldn’t help it.  My work had a make-your-own sandwich spread set up for all the teachers and I just couldn’t resist.  I did heat up the meat a little though.

2.  Had a sip of my husband’s mojito once and a sip of his beer twice.

I think I’m maybe the only woman who actually thinks beer sounds appealing while pregnant, despite the fact that I didn’t really like it previously.

3. Took Omega-3 DHA vitamins that weren’t 3rd-party tested.

Apparently that’s important, but I didn’t know.  Ooops.  Lesson learned.

4. Indulged in cookie dough.

In my defense, said cookie dough was in ice cream and I didn’t really think about the raw egg cookie dough factor until I was finished.

5. Had a latte.

I had my husband make it with only one shot.  I know you can technically drink caffeine when you’re pregnant, but I still felt pretty guilty and only drank half of it.

6. Ate a hot dog.

Nitrates, shmitrates.  Sometimes a girl just needs a hot dog.

And do you know what?  My baby is still A-OK.  Or at least I think so.  I guess we’ll see in a few more months.  If she’s born with three eyes or an extra toe or something then I guess I was wrong and I probably should’ve followed the pregnancy manuals  a bit more closely and I will have to retract my statement.

What were some of your pregnancy sins?

Feel free to confess here in the comments.

Confession is good for the soul!


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