Kate Middleton Is Eating Lavender Shortbread Biscuits So We Should Too Even If We Aren’t Constantly Puking

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shutterstock_14991691This Kate Middleton extremely important baby news is affording me the opportunity to brag about my holiday and also talk about cookies, two of my most favorite things ever! It seems that Kate is still suffering from acute morning sickness, but she has been trying to lessen her symptoms by delicately nibbling on lavender biscuits from Fortnum and Mason, the same British gourmet food shop that supplied my Christmas hamper, gifted by some friends in the UK. You guys, I am just like Kate except I did not delicately nibble on cookies, I scarfed them down while attempting to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians to better educate myself on this whole Kimye baby nonsense. The television show was stupid, but the biscuits were amazing!

From Refinery 29:

Sources reveal that the royal has been combatting nausea related to her gnarly case of hyperemesis gravadarum (a.k.a. really horrendous morning sickness) by nibbling on lavender shortbread biscuits.

It seems lavender has long been used to naturally relieve nausea, and in true royal form, KMid has found a suitably posh way to administer her dosage, munching on Camilla and Charles-approved shortbread sourced from Duchy Originals and Fortnum and Mason.

You guys, Fortnum and Mason make the best cookies ever. I am so not joking, judging from the fact I am bereft that we no longer have any in my house because my children finished them. I love that Kate is eating these. It’s so charming. When I was pregnant with my last child I didn’t crave anything elegant and delicate like the Duchess. All I wanted was Thai food and chocolate milk, usually at the same time, a combination that now makes me pukey just thinking about it. This is why Kate Middleton is only slightly more elegant than I am, also because she (probably) never vomited in her bathroom sink while pregnant because she almost didn’t reach the toilet in time. You guys should now feel free to share all the gross things you craved during your pregnancies with the rest of us, so we can all pretend to be as classy as Kate. I promise not to talk about vomiting again.

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  1. aileen_t

    January 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I puked on the floor of the Olive Garden ladies room once. There’s was also a week where I ate nothing but peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches accompanied by avocados on the side not on the sandwich itself. I kind of want a cookie now.

    • Eve Vawter

      January 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      For that story? You get ALL the cookies my dear!

  2. Tea

    January 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Suddenly wanting cookies…

    To the kitchen!

    Herbal Remedy Tip for Other Readers: Ginger (and gingersnaps, provided they aren’t too cinnamon laden) are good for nausea too, I nibble them during migraines so my blood sugar stays semi-level. Nothing like a crash on top of feeling like death.

  3. Alicia

    January 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I only once craved anything specific, usually it was just spicy (with my son) and sweet (with my daughter). The night I found out my son was in fact a boy, all I wanted was A1 steak sauce. I didn’t want the steak (which is odd), so I made a batch of Ramen noodles without the seasoning, and just poured about 2 tbsp on them. Craving satisfied. Sounds really nasty now that I’m typing it. Also, Vitamin B6 and B12 help too, and lots of different flavored waters have those in them.

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  6. halerin

    July 6, 2013 at 1:33 am

    During mom’s preg with my little sis (who turned 54 today), it was dad who was craving — hold on — for fried pork sausage every morning. I still feel for mom, standing at that skillet.

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