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craving a drink Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
15th Jun '13

I was a drinker before I found out I was pregnant with my DS. As soon as I found out I quit right away. I thought that I would struggle with it a lot more then I really did because I was a heavy drinker. I did really well, kicked it, had a craving every now and then but it went away rather quickly. Well on weekends is when my husband would bring home something to drink and that was our way of unwinding once Trav was taken care of and in bed. Yes, I know, not the best thing to start up again. Well now we have another on the way, we haven't known long, like 2 days and I am already having horrible cravings for a drink. It's the weekend and my MIL is taking DS for a sleepover tonight so usually this is when DH and I would REALLY unwind and drink a lot. I am so anxious atm, I am pacing around thinking about the drink that I really honestly do wish I could have but I can't. I wouldn't be surprised if DH brought home something for him but if he does I don't know if I can even be in the same room as him with how I am feeling right now. Last time it wasn't as bad as this. I am actually freaking the hell out over something I really shouldn't be freaking out over. I know I have a drinking problem, I won't deny it. I have had it since I was 19. I was at least able to go the whole week with nothing because I knew I had to be there for my son and wait till the weekends. I shouldn't be drinking even on the weekends really and I know that. f**k ugh. It is just so much harder this time around. I need to figure out how to get this off of my mind. I'm sorry I needed to vent.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
15th Jun '13

make some mock tails! :D I know it's not the same but at least you can still have some fun drinks while you're pregnant.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
15th Jun '13

Virgin drinks.



get that. If it's beer you crave, fry up some beer battered food. :D

Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" make some mock tails! :D I know it's not the same but at least you can still have some fun drinks while you're pregnant."


I never even thought of that. I usually just either drank vodka straight or with coke so some fun virgin drinks never crossed my mind.

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
15th Jun '13

they have those non alcoholic beer, that might help to cut the craving. i thought i would have a hard time with it too but everytime i even thought of having a drink, i felt so guilty so i didnt. it will be over soon and you will feel better that you did not drink.

Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting mama1821:" they have those non alcoholic beer, that might help to cut the craving. i thought i would have a hard ... [snip!] ... thought of having a drink, i felt so guilty so i didnt. it will be over soon and you will feel better that you did not drink."


I was never really a beer drinker :( But thank you for the encouragement :) I'm hoping it does get easier the further along I get. I think maybe right now its because all of a sudden BAM things just changed and I am not used to having to change my thinking all over again yet.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
15th Jun '13

yes mocktails! I have drank a lot of virgin ceasars this pregnancy. I couldnt go that long without one. haha

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
15th Jun '13

I've had a lot of virgin margaritas this pregnancy!! And margarita sno-cones!! I've craved them BAD!

Shelby Chappell Due November 29; 1 child; Alberta 1575 posts
15th Jun '13

Thank you ladies :) This helped me calm down a lot and I will be looking at mocktails when I get a craving now.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting Shelby Chappell:" Thank you ladies :) This helped me calm down a lot and I will be looking at mocktails when I get a craving now."


I throw back on some Shirley Temples when I'm pregnant lol