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Last year I turned the big 3.0 and got married - I thought that was my milestone year. As it turns out, 2009 quickly overshadowed 2008 when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. I'm going to be experiencing everything for the first time as a woman and an expectant mother which is why I'm calling this my year of firsts. I'm senior editor for Marie Claire South Africa.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What not to eat...

I made the mistake of eating ulusu also known as mogodu at Nambitha in Orlando West on Saturday night. Can you blame a girl? I was in Soweto - and it was really all I felt like eating. It had been too long since I'd eaten traditional food (besides the new tinned samp and beans I found on shelf at Pick n' Pay- yum!). As I was taking my last forkful I turned to Zanele, Dikatso and Tsholo in turn and said, 'Shit! I forgot I'm not supposed to eat this'. Too late. And at 4am the next morning, I suffered the most horrendous cramps and spent most of the wee hours slave to the toilet. If those cramps are anything to go by, I think I can survive labour.

Some of the other banned substances when pregnant: liver, raw salmon, tuna, hard tack...


  1. my stomach's been acting funny too. I know I don't have what you have. Hehehehe, probably just me body doiing its cleansing or something.