Drinking Rut

Answer…get pregnant.  I’m 9 months pregnant and in a drinking rut.  I haven’t had a glass or a sip of alcohol yet throughout the whole pregnancy.  At this point, I kind of just want to go the whole time without it for no other reason than just to say I did.  There are a lot of preggos out there that have the mantra “I don’t even want alcohol” – could be because they are sick their whole pregnancy or could be because they are scared that even a sip will hurt their unborn baby.  To each their own whatever the reason is.  My mantra is the opposite.  I want alcohol every day.  My biggest desire, ironically is a nice, cold draft light beer.  This is strange because I usually drink this beverage the least in my non-pregnant life.  I would much rather extend my reach for a glass of vino or a shot of vodka.  One of my theories is that I am housing a baby boy.  Boys like beer.  Coincidence?  Maybe.

It’s not necessarily the taste of alcohol I miss, it’s the socialization aspect of it.  I miss going out to dinner and splitting a bottle of wine with my hubby.  I miss going out with my mom and indulging in a good martini.  I miss hanging out with friends at a bar sipping on a Greygoose on the rocks with two lemons.  Don’t get me wrong, I know it is all more than worth it every time I look in the mirror and see my growing baby belly, but for me, drinking alcohol meant engaging in a good time with friends and family.  Of course I still have fun when I go out but it’s not quite the same.  I wasn’t sure how I would feel once I got pregnant but I can honestly say, I have missed it…I do miss it and I will continue to miss it until he makes his debut.  Which by the way could be any second.

At this point, part of the reason I haven’t indulged in a glass of wine or anything is because I feel it to be a tease.  One glass would leave me wanting more or leave me wanting one every night and that my friends is a slippery slope.  Furthermore, why would I want to drink something I know is going to make me feel guilty in which case I will probably not enjoy it anyway?  I of course am in control of feeling that way but I know I would think like that with every sip.  And finally, isn’t the first glass of alcohol going to taste that much better after I give birth?  I believe the answer is yes.  Now that I have spent this entire post sounding like an alcoholic rather than a pregnant person I think my rant is over.  Sparkling water tonight to take the edge off of my workday it is.  Or maybe a cocktail from my Preggatini book or Margarita Mama.  Mmm.  Jealous? ;)

5 thoughts on “Drinking Rut

  1. I want a bump pic! And I think if you’ve lasted this long without a sip you might as well go the whole way! I don’t think it’s bad to indulge in a glass of wine on the rare occasion while preggo, but I agree that it would just be a tease and leave me feeling guilty.

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