Cravings

Pregnancy cravings are a funny thing.  I always grew up reading the cliches about women craving pickles with ice cream.  From my own family tree, I heard craving stories growing up.  My mom craved chocolate and Thai food with me (both foods I now adore), spicy Korean food with my sister (who consequently can't tolerate any spice).

I wasn't sure how my cravings would factor into this pregnancy gig, but they've been interesting to say the least.  Top cravings:

* Apples: for the first few weeks, I couldn't get enough apples.  I'd buy armfuls at the market and devour the entire supply by the end of day.  

+ Baguettes with Cold Butter: bread always sounds good when you're feeling nauseous, but I ate many a baguette with butter for dinner these past few weeks.  Channeling my inner-Francophile perhaps?

* Grapefruit: I've always enjoyed grapefruit, but never to this extent.  You know you are craving grapefruit, when you have to buy an extra bag of sugar to sustain your sprinkled-sugar-on-grapefruit morning ritual.  Or, felt a strong enough inkling to make a grapefruit poundcake...

+ Rootbeer: I don't drink soda, with the rare exception of an oversized soda at the movies, but lately root beer sounds amazing!  Barq's, A&W, even the good local Northwest variety, Crater Lake Rootbeer, the bubblier the better.  I think it all started with a lunch out at Taco Time with my first grade team, but whatever the reason, this craving has stuck around since the early weeks.

I've had other cravings here and there, but these have been the big 4.  In addition, I've also had plenty of food aversions as well; the smell of chicken cooking, really meat of any kind, pho, all of these foods that normally I enjoy have just held the "ick" factor.  Also, for the first trimester, I craved everything salty, rarely any sweets like cookies or candy.  Cravings are a funny business.

What did you crave during your pregnancy?

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11 comments

Mary said...

I craved citrus. I drank tons of lemonade. Loved grapefruit. I couldn't eat chicken at all, and honestly still don't really like it much any more. Couldn't drink milk - and still don't. I did crave red meat, especially late in my pregnancies. I think my body wanted the iron. It's funny how the body tells us what it needs.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love grapefruit too! I have about one a day! If lemons are sounding good too in the "citrus" category I'll email you a recipe for a lemon risotto I made last night! There is wine in the recipe, but I think all the alcohol cooks out?

Holly said...

i craved jamba juice, it was the only thing that didnt make me wanna barf in the first trimester.

Sarah and Stewart said...

I'm not preggo, but lately I've been craving citrus like crazy... maybe I'm having some sort of vitamin C deficiency.

chiara said...

must be something about root beer! I had a root beer float every night when I was pregnant. It was the highlight of my day!

Katie said...

i actually LOVE spicy foods. Am I the sister you're talking about???

Anderson's Shenanigans said...

I craved root beer with my last pregnancy, too. With the twins, I craved potatoes--I think I had baked potatoes for dinner almost every night for a couple months. At least most of your cravings have been healthy! ;)

meme-and-he said...

you should be thankful things aren't too unhealthy! I have heard citrus is a big one that people experience during pregnancy.

Ashley said...

Fresh baguette and butter does sound amazing! So Parisian of you!

Mrs. Sary said...

Pickles, fudgsicles, and anything ice cold!

Benlovesting said...

I'm craving for root beer too! X