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My due date is
May 24, 2001

Today I am
25 weeks, 3 days

I'm not weighing myself anymore -- it's just easier on my mental state that way.


We are having a
girl, and her name is
Isolde June.

February 11, 2001

I haven't had many food cravings during my pregnancy. The occasional yearning for ice cream, sure, but the truth is that I get those when I'm not pregnant, so it probably has less to do with the baby than with my sweet tooth.

The exception (you knew there was an exception, right?) is cereal. Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, cereal at suppertime. I can't get enough of it. In particular, I can't get enough of Berry Kix. It has become my favorite food in the world. So crunchy, so sweet, so perfect with cold, cold milk..... Mmmmmm, I'm craving a bowl just writing about it. Hold on, I think I need to go to the kitchen just for a minute.

two minute pause as our author wanders off

Ok, I'm back with my bowl of cereal. My bowl of Captain Crunch. No Berry Kix for me, nuh-uh. And you want to know why? Because it has suddenly disappeared from the shelves of grocery stores. I've been to 3 different stores in the last 2 weeks, and none of them has had my beloved Berry Kix.

We did our grocery shopping this morning, and I just about lost it when I saw that there still wasn't any Berry Kix -- I couldn't even find a shelf tag for it! My husband and I went up and down the aisle, looking at every box, but..... nada. It's suddenly been phased out of existence.

I'm ashamed to say this, but I actually kind of lost it when I realized there was definitely no Berry Kix and that I might never ever have it again. Tears started welling up in my eyes as my husband suggested that I choose something else. I didn't want anything else! The only thing that will satisfy my cereal lust is Berry Kix! He was laughing at me at first as I had my little fit, cursing the unfairness of the Grocery Gods, but then he saw that I wasn't kidding and was really, truly very upset. Upset as only a pregnant woman denied can be.

'Look, honey' he said 'They've got the Captain Crunch All Berries cereal. We could get that and a box of regular Kix, mix them together, and you'd have Berry Kix.'

'It's not the same!' I sobbed. 'The Captain Crunch Berries are different from Kix Berries. It wouldn't be the same!'

I did finally calm down and ended up getting Captain Crunch with Berries, but..... It isn't what I really want. I'm feeling very petulant about the whole thing. I'm pregnant and am therefore supposed to get what I want, without question. Especially in food matters. Or am I expecting too much from life?


I'm feeling berry, berry frustrated....


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