I kicked my 2 cup a day habit because I was having heartburn throughout the day and feeling really jittery. Plus, every now and then, I like to cleanse my body from chemicals. Plus plus, caffeine is not great during pregnancy. It's one of those substances that should only be consumed in moderation. Like pie. I was craving huge 20 oz Starbucks drinks with 4 shots of espresso and it was time to stop. So I did, cold turkey. And while I am sleeping better and my body feels better overall, I am dragging. I cannot wake up. It's been 4 days since I felt awake.
So today I gave in and got the biggest cherry Coke in town. Behold, the only thing I'll ever buy at a fast food restaurant:
And you know what? It is so good. Do I feel guilty for giving in after 4 days? Absolutely. But I don't care. It was worth it. That false sense of instant alertness that comes from caffeine is surging through my veins. Or nerves, or brain, or wherever caffeine travels through your body. It's there, doing it right now. And it is awesome. I really love caffeine. Enough to marry it. If I could marry coffee or a giant cherry Coke right now, I would. JD would have to understand. In fact, he would probably do the same. He loves coffee more than I do and would never do something as
It's been 4 days since I have felt awake and energized through glorious chemicals. It might be wearing off though, because I am starting to drag again. Must. Have. More. Caffeine. Or take a nap. Zzzzzzzzzzz.