Friday, January 27, 2012



When I found out I was pregnant with Olive, I cut out caffeine. I love some diet soda, but knew it was for the best after I saw her in an ultrasound doing front flips.

Fast forward 9 months later. I am back on my healthy bandwagon and even did a 10 day herbal cleanse to get rid of all of my water weight. Part of what I read, is that if you drink a little caffeine while dieting, it can help move things though you. The fancy wording they used was "helpful to elimination."

Anyway, I had 1/2 a soda the other morning. I wasn't sure if it was the caffeine or the fact that it was the announcement of our bonus, but I did a happy dance and fell on my co-workers chair. Similar to a punch-drunk feeling.

Anyway, I bought some herbal vitamins as well and yesterday was my first day taking them. I don't eat meat and I'm pretty picky about most things healthy, so I thought this was a good idea. I took this vitamin pack with my healthy dinner of lentils and green beans.

About an hour later, I started to feel light headed. When I laid down with Olive on my bed, I felt like I was circling into the bed Alice-in-Wonderland-style. At one point, I told Chris to come in and watch me sleep because I thought I was dying.

{I snapped a photo of my little bug asleep on her mama}

Side story: One time when I got the stomach flu, I thought I was dying, too. I think I kind of hallucinated because Chris said he heard me screaming in the bathroom, "JUST TAKE ME, JESUS!" {Yes, I am very dramatic}

Back to last night... All I kept thinking about was how I was never taking a damn vitamin ever again- herbal or not.

When I got up this morning, I went to toss the packets of vitamins away. I looked at the back of them and it said that the herbal vitamins contain the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.

I repeated this to Chris and he responded by saying, "When you thought you were dying last night, you told me that I couldn't remarry; that I don't have your blessing."

Caffeine makes me crazy. And also one more thing... This is my public declaration that Chris does not have my blessing to ever remarry. Period. :)


  1. Oh my gosh you crack me up. I say this as I sit here with my coffee. :)

  2. Hahahaha! That is hilarious! I too am sitting here with my cup of jo.

  3. That's crazy, literally I guess. Who would have thought? And I'm opposite of you, Peter knows he would need to remarry but the qualifications are very strict. :) Morbid? A bit. Oh well.

  4. Caffeine is what makes me sane. Pepsi is the breakfast drink of champions.

  5. Wow, I had no idea caffiene would affect someone! I guess I'd better keep drinking it so that I don't have to go through that! :)

  6. My my! Caffeine does you in good! Glad you didn't die and were able to share this post :)

  7. Haha! This is hilarious! Caffeine has no effect on me whatsoever. I could have an espresso for a nightcap and fall right asleep!

  8. hahahahahaha. My neighbor, who is one brick short of a load, got really drunk(not uncommon) and fell into our bushes on the side of the house. I heard him outside of my bedroom window over and over again saying, "Oh,Jesus. Take me Jesus. Bettsie(his dog), I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die". Not that you remind me of my ex-war-vet, lunatic neighbor..I'm just sayin. ;)