Week 9 of pregnancy. The baby is about an inch long now, the size of a grape. Aww...how cute. This week I celebrated the last day of Chinese New Year (the fifteenth day of the new year, which is also Chinese Valentine's Day) and Mr.L and I went out and had steamboat (or Chinese hotpot dinner) at a restaurant here in Provo.
Cravings...Everything from home. All kinds of rice noodles cooked in soups. The craving can only be satisfied by looking at photos of food from home while eating whatever I eat here. This week we eat out almost every day. I seriously do not feel like cooking anything. There's nothing I wanted to eat that I can cook. Italian food sounds really yucky now. I just want rice and rice noodles.
Breakfast is especially difficult for me. Before I was pregnant I usually skip breakfast and have brunch instead. I usually don't have an appetite in the morning anyways and I hate to eat cereal or yogurt or anything cold and sweet for the first meal. I need something salty. Now that I am pregnant, I force myself to wake up earlier than normal everyday so I'll have time to sit down and eat before going to teach. I also force myself to eat cereal since cooking noodles would take too much time. Every time I eat cereal with soy milk I feel like throwing up. Every single bite is a torture. I would also gag after every other bite. I don't think it's morning sickness because I did this before I was pregnant too. Sometimes I'll be sitting there eating cereal and tears would roll down my eyes (I am pretty sure this is the pregnancy hormone). Why do I have to eat cow food? Why can't I have some normal food like everybody at home has. Every morning I long for home.
I don't know how much longer I can stand eating cereal. I wish I know how to make those delicious breakfast food from Malaysia. I never had to worry about making it since it is easily accessible and cheap there. Now I have to figure out a way to make it.
I cannot wait to go home! So basically week 9 is about wanting to go home so I can have some decent breakfast.
Until next time.