In my feeble attempts to recreate a Taco Bell double decker taco, hold the double, the decker, and the taco meat, I used an entire half bottle of hot sauce. Basically, it was a flaming hot bean, cheese, and lettuce hard shell taco, mostly just acting as vehicle to get the hot sauce down my gullet.
In all my pregnancies, I've avoided any sort of hugely odd craving, you know, like paper balls or veal loaf. There was one week, when I was pregnant with Quinlan, that I could only eat potatoes. And I'm pretty sure I put Ranch Dressing on everything I ate when I was knocked up with Drew.
But consistent over all three has been my first trimester hankering for hot sauce. In fact, it's so bad that I could, if given the opportunity and absolutely no shame, suck Taco Bell hot sauce right out of the packets.
I've since deduced that it's more likely the vinegar, and less the actual hot sauce. But chugging vinegar from a bottle just doesn't have the same appeal as sucking on hot sauce packets.
You know, since they're both sooooooo appealing.
Now I'm one of those pregos that gets nauseous, never puking, but always on the verge of spending hours staring into the precious porcelain potty. I suppose I should be thankful that I never get to that point. But feeling like you have to puke isn't that great either. Because for me, the only remedy is to have food in my gullet at all times.
Hence the 70lb weight gains. I know. I'm an overachiever. What can I say?
Now the truth is that it doesn't necessarily have to be a 12-pack of tacos in my gullet. It could be, say, carrots, grapes, or even water, if I can actually get them into my mouth since the thought of most food makes me gag.
But if I can actually get the idea of a 12-pack of tacos in my head, then all bets are off.
So not only must I have the tacos, but if I happen to see a donut commercial, then I get fixated on those too.
The worst part is that the food only tastes good when it's directly in my mouth. Prior to entering and directly after swallowing, I feel totally and utterly disgusted with myself.
And then I want to puke.