Crazy busy week over here in Belle Land. Coming home from vacation is drag enough. Add in a zillion things on my to-do list and basically no energy and you get, well, a disorganized mess! Before I head to Louisville on business, though, I wanted to let you in on my latest and greatest discovery – Wintergreen TUMS.
FACT ABOUT BELLE: She hates cherry-flavored anything.
I was fed a lot of cherry-flavored medications as a kid for chronic sinus problems and upper respiratory infections. Because of this, cherry anything conjures up not so stellar memories of being sick on the couch, or, worse, sick at school and mouth breathing.* Today I avoid cherries and cherry-flavored anything like the plague.
Not liking cherry has never really been an issue for me. When a dessert comes out with a cherry on top I instantly gain popularity from my dining company by offering it up since everyone else on earth seems to love cherries. On the occasions I’m sick and I am faced with a cherry flavored medicine (because I’m five at heart and still take kid flavored cough syrup when not pregnant) I chase it with a huge glass of OJ to mask the flavor.
Until pregnancy. I have been having some fierce indigestion since about 7 weeks. It seems that the larger Chicken becomes, the greater my indigestion becomes and now I’m a big, indigested crabby pregnant lady. TUMS have become my absolute best friend. Within minutes of chomping a few I feel instant relief. The problem, though, is that almost all flavors of TUMS include cherry in the bottle and pregnant Belle has a nose like a blood hound meaning ALL TUMS SMELL LIKE CHERRY. And if it smells like cherry, I can usually taste cherry. I tried chasing my TUMS with OJ, but that only exasperated the indigestion. So I have been suffering through it for 30 weeks.
30 weeks of cherry flavored hell several times a day until one afternoon I stumbled upon Wintergreen TUMS. Gasp! No where in that bottle was there a cherry flavored anything. Y’all, maybe it is just because I’ve been suffering through cherry hell for months now, but these Wintergreen TUMS are awesome. They work, they taste great and they seem to be less chalky than all the other flavors and brands, and believe me, I’ve tried them all.
So that is my helpful tip for the day. If you are preggers and your digestive track is giving you hell and you also HATE the taste of cherry, try the Wintergreen TUMS!**
*I was not a cool kid!
**This is not a sponsored post. I’m really just dorky enough to get this excited about a freaking antacid! 🙂