Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pica again...

I remember reading in my pregnancy book the first time about Pica- a weird condition where pregnant women crave non-food items like sand and rocks etc and thinking that is C-R-A-Z-Y! But with this pregnancy and the last one, I get it! I don't want rocks and sand though, I want gritty detergent. Last time it was mostly Ajax, this time it's more laundry detergent and Cascade that that occupy my thoughts. Weird? Yes. I went to the grocery store this week hungry, walked around the frozen food, produce department and snack isle, but my mouth didn't start watering until I went down the detergent isle and smelled all those cleaners. Don't worry, I'm not going to eat the stuff, I just find it fascinating that some strange part of my brain thinks brushing my teeth with bleach would be nice- GROSS! (do any of you feel less crazy now? When I told my husband about it he said "don't tell anyone else." HA!) Thank goodness it goes away when the baby comes!

7 comments:

Shauna said...

K this one made me laugh. I dare you to brush your teeth with Cascade!

Lyndsay said...

I LOVE the smell of Mr. Clean. It goes slightly beyond the normal appreciation of a lemony fresh scent. And that's when I'm completely prego-free. ...

AM said...

I used to carry around a bar of Irish Spring soap in my purse and I would smell it all the time. A few times I even took a small bite. I also loved love loved bleach and cleaner smells. I totally get it!

nate and amy crandell said...

hahaha oh that's funny! I hope I don't get pica...no offense haha :)

Tami Allred said...

ok I've never heard of this and I've had 5 kids. Thanks for enlightening me. and btw good luck with it.

Jeramy Beals said...

Katie,
My mom still likes to lick her finger and touch the tip of her finger to the dust on cars. I heard it also stems from mineral deficiency.

Megan said...

So I just have to tell you that I cannot get enough of the smell of the lemon scented 409. I just randomly spray it in my sink so I can just stand there and smell it. :)