Monday, July 1, 2013
Cravings? What Cravings?
What cravings did I have in pregnancy, you ask? (Or more specifically Katrina!)
At this point I've been pregnant more in the last six years than not so the lines have blurred substantially in what can actually be classified as a "craving" or just whatever the hell I'm going to eat right now. Ask my husband and he'll say that more often than not I use the pregnancy craving excuse as one of "crutches" to eat junk food or chocolate after 10 pm. But tomatoes-toMAHtoes.
Usually though my pregnancies are not so much TRI-mesters but SE-mesters in the eating department.
First Semester: Food is dead to me. Especially healthy food. I can only tolerate that which is made of at least 30% preservatives. I remember with Gemma after the first five months of constant nausea that I could only keep down ramen noodles. Lets not talk about all the issues this must have caused her.
Also, I can only drink things that are "sparkling". And don't think I can have them referred to as simply "carbonated" they must be "sparkling". It adds so much more class and drama to my weird urges to only drink sparkling water. I bought cases of Perrier for the first trimesters, but the San Pellegrino Lemon flavour is THE best pregnancy drink in the world. I highly recommend it!
Being turned off of coffee in early pregnancy is both my major tip off I'm preggo and one of the biggest sacrifices. Dare I say bigger than giving up alcohol?
Once I can stand the sight of food though I go into bizarre soup mode. Only soup appeals to me. Pregnant during the summer? Soup. Blazing heat outside - but eating out? What's your soup of the day my good man!? Its weird, bizarre, but any and all soups all. the. time.
I should give a quick shout out to the Spicy Chicken sandwich from Wendy's. Because I can always go for that when pregnant,. But maybe that's just all time.
Go say hi to Katrina now and her cute Womb Service to see who's eating what!