And now that I'm pregnant, I love it.
Because I realized early that when I'm hungry (which is constant) I can't eat some chips or a granola bar and feel satisfied anymore, I need some protein or something real, and most resources I've found discourage me from emergency cheeseburger runs. But peanut butter just does it for me! On crackers, on carrots, I don't care, it's just so wonderful.
But it occurred to me that maybe I should make sure an excess of peanut butter during pregnancy wasn't going to, like, turn my baby orange or something, so I did some googling and the first website that came up was some cautionary deal about peanut allergies. Immediately I went into "oh crap" mode. I was going to give the kid allergies? There was some text about "should not eat peanuts or peanut products during pregnancy" and I clicked. That's when I read the whole page, that had this DARING CAUTION:
Women who are allergic to peanuts should not eat peanuts or peanut products during pregnancy
Oh thank you, that's very enlightening. As if a woman with peanut allergies is going to randomly try the stuff while pregnant, thinking her fetus is a magic coma block or something? I was seriously about to start my own website of FEAR with gems like:
- Pregnant women should not ride bicycles through Chernobyl.
- Pregnant women should not use drinking straws made of lead.
- Pregnant women should not drink orange juice that has been mixed with vodka.
- Pregnant women should not drive cars off cliffs.
- Pregnant women should not wear damp clothes near fallen power lines.