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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm so crafty, I make people

No, I am not pregnant, nor am I planning to be anytime soon. Just needed to get that out of the way.

I do, however, have lots of friends who are pregnant right now. I was talking to one of them yesterday, and her desire to eat cheese crisps all the time came up. I was remembering back to the things I craved when I was carrying each of my kids. (Yes, I craved things. Funny enough, even though I kept virtually nothing down for all 9 months, the stuff I craved stayed down slightly better than stuff that sounded awful. Just FYI.)

With Bria, I craved lemon yogurt. I bought it by the case. Not to be gross, but it was easy on my hyperemetic issues, unlike many other foods. I haven't eaten it since. I am not sure whether or not Bria loves lemon yogurt, most likely because I haven't bought it in nearly 8 years. I should get some and see what she thinks of it.

With Chloe, I stereotypically craved pickles. But not with ice cream, as the joke goes. I wanted pickles with tuna, and no bread. I tried really hard to not eat too much tuna, since they advise pregnant women not to, but I also figured since I couldn't keep anything down, it wouldn't hurt too much. Also, once we went to see a movie when I was expecting Chloe, and Joel asked if I wanted popcorn or anything. Obviously, I didn't, because that sounded totally disgusting. Well, he went off to get some for himself and when he came back in the theater, he handed me what I thought was a hot dog. I was like, why on earth would you buy me a hot dog?!? They make me gag even when I'm not pregnant! Then I realized it was actually a huge pickle, and I was a happy camper. Who knew movie theater concession stands sold pickles? Chloe loves pickles, by the way, and will often eat a whole jar of them in one sitting. She is indifferent about tuna.

With Sophia I ate a lot of cottage cheese and peaches. I think it's safe to say that that was the only thing I ever ate for the first 4 months or so, if I ate at all. Much like the lemon yogurt that I ate with Bria, it was easy to see a second time, if you know what I mean. Salad, on the other hand, is best avoided if you know you're just going to throw it up. Trust me on this. Anyway, Sophie really likes cottage cheese and peaches, too.

So, what were your pregnancy cravings? Did you have any? Do tell.

24 comments :

  1. The only thing I really remember craving was "Rootbeer Barrels". You know, those hard candies shaped like a root beer barrel, and tasted like, well, root beer.

    I don't remember any other cravings - just that I was really open to the power of suggestion. If somebody mentioned they ate _____, I was all "I WANT THAT!"

    I rarely throw up when pregnant. Nausea is terrible, but my stomach just keeps churning and churning and churning - and very rarely did anything come back to haunt me. So if it sounded good, I could eat it.

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  2. Ok, I'm really glad I have not been as sick as you say you were....really, I'm sorry!

    In the beginning it was scoop chips and salsa....lots and lots of salsa. Now it's peanutbutter and chocolate anything. I'm really trying hard not to go down the halloween isle at Smiths and clean them out of Receees PB cups and such.

    And the one thing I cannot eat...fish. Fish is fishy, ewww!

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  3. Well, I remember ham with Dave, milky ways with Jon and mashed potatoes with Nate!! with you it was pickles!! Haha

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  4. I craved tomatoes with my first daughter. The acid was awful on my stomach. I think it may have been the salt I put on them. I learned quickly not to eat or drink dairy products they literally curdled in my stomach. I, like you, throw up my entire pregnancy. All three times. Blech!

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  5. With my youngest, I craved saltines. But it had to be the Premium brand, and nothing else. Zesta brand made me sick. Graham crackers made me sick.

    With my oldest child, I craved eating out. At restaurants. It didnt' matter where I went, or what I ate. I just didn't want any of the gross food in our house. Yeah, we were pretty much broke the entire nine months.

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  6. With my first I was horribly sick the entire 9 months. I was even put in the hospital because I was so sick. The ONLY thing I could eat was Papa Johns pepperoni pizza. We ordered it every day for over a month straight at one point. I also could eat cheetos if I only ate a few at a time.

    DD#2- I loved mexican food. Any and all. It remains my favorite.

    DS- I craved Taco Bell. He is not a fan though.

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  7. Well, I've never been pregnant, but sometimes I look like I have, because I eat everything. In fact, I have a bag of peanut M&Ms sitting next to me right now.

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  8. I have heard that TRADER JOE'S has great lemon yogurt. Just so's ya' know. :)
    I craved tomatoes and cottage cheese with Conner. Cottage Cheese is actually a great thing fo the preggers, high in calcium and protien.

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  9. Yep...cravings, cravings, cravings. With my Bria, I craved plain cheerios (she loves them). Micah was Subway sandwiches (he loves them). Colton was Taco Bell (that kid will eat anything). With this one it's garden tomatoes and avocados with Lighthouse Ranch dressing, fruit, and chocolate with peanut butter. Everything else is icing on the cake:) Thank goodness the sickness part is gone so I can enjoy:)

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  10. Right now I am totally craving onions. Raw onions. Every time I smell or see one, I want to bite into it like it's an apple. And I don't like onions. Normally.

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  11. I didn't really crave much, but I've always liked that deli ice. So good to chew! I had a bunch of that with Zoie (but before too, because I was addicted to chewing ice). I also really liked cherry tomatoes with Zoie (she's not a tomato fan). Hm, not sure what I liked with Jonas. Just food in general, but it was often coming back with him.

    I must add that one should NOT eat a rice crispy type cereal if you're a vomiter. Not a fun sensation!

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  12. I have a friend whose pregnancies were a lot like yours--she actually lost weight rather than gained, because of how awfully sick she was. But she ate cheerios the whole time--for the same reason you ate peaches and cottage cheese--it was easy to see a second time. :) Obviously, she can't really eat them at all now. Or popcorn.

    With Reed I craved: popcorn, potatoes, pasta, popsicles....incidentally all things beginning with "P"--P for pregnant, I guess! With Jax, it was strawberries and cantaloupe. Lived off it, pretty much. HAD to have it. And with Savanna....I couldn't really keep anything down at all the first 5 months, so it was lots of pregnancy tea and sometimes toast. I had one crazy week when I wanted Applebee's spinach-artichoke dip, and made a huge batch of it, and then after two days of eating it, COULD NOT bear to even think of it without dire results.

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  13. P.S.-I don't advise Raisin Bran for the sick-prone pregnant woman.

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  14. I got more food aversions than I did food cravings. The only one I can remember is with my last I wanted a diet cherry limeade from Sonic almost everyday. I ended up buying the stuff to make them from home because we don't even live that close to any Sonics!

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  15. With Kenton it was KFC mashed potatoes and gravy, roast beef, and cream cheese ANYTHING! Kenton really likes cream cheese, but can do without the other stuff.

    With McKayslin it was fresh fruit. All the time. And chocolate. She loves both!

    Funny to look back on those - I need to dig out the pages I made about that and find out the other things. I know with M it was a different set of food each trimester. Wonder if I can find those pages?

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  16. I craved steak/potatoes/and a side salad with ranch dressing all the time with Brody. Brooklynn, ice cream. But I always crave ice cream, so maybe that was just a coincidence!

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  17. sausage biscuits from Mcdonalds, EVERYDAY, the only thing I would eata admist the throwing up!
    seedless watermelon! By the gallons!!!!! And weirdly enough I would make a bagel in the toaster and while it was still warm I would put a slice of cheese and a slice or that disgusting carl redding meat (can you really call it meat???) on it and squish it all together for a sandwich. I ate these ALOT.

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  18. Gratefully I really have never been sick with any of my pregnancies. I threw up once a day with Zack for 2 weeks but that was all. BAsically as long as I am eating(anything, but mostly protein in any form) I am good. I don;t really crave anything. Just food, especially at the beginning, I feel like I ma always hungry and always eating.

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  19. This post makes me SO glad I'm not pregnant! Whoo, just remembering the nausea...

    I craved fruit, pretty much with every pregnancy - strawberries, peaches, apples. This last pregnancy I was really into sandwiches with cold cuts... after the 1st 20wees, that is - before that, I don't think I wanted to eat anything, ever!

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  20. Ellie -- Blueberry muffins and Taco Bell

    Nate -- Cheese Quesadillas

    Sadie -- Greek food and mangoes

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  21. Cheeseburgers all around! I always crave junky fast food. Not sure why.

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  22. I have so many cravings I can't even keep up with all of them. I go through phases. Sometimes all I want is fruit while other times I can't get enough ice cream or baked goods or chocolate (thought that one gives me heartburn.) I also crave a lot of sweet potatoes this time around- unfortunately the rest of Pittsburgh prefers yams, but I'm adapting.

    I consistently crave water though- I can't gulp the stuff down fast enough. The combo of a cooler climate and so much water has actually kept my ankles pretty skinny which is practically a miracle in my book.

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  23. Oh yeah, I second you on the salad!

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  24. "Yes, I craved things. Funny enough, even though I kept virtually nothing down for all 9 months, the stuff I craved stayed down slightly better than stuff that sounded awful. Just FYI"

    I've ALWAYS said that my pregnancy cravings weren't really cravings at all. They were just the only food I could think of on the planet that WOULDN'T make me puke. And even those usually gave me heartburn.

    With my daughter it really wasn't all that bad. But with my son almost the only thing that didn't make me throw up was Coke. I would limit myself to one a day and drink it as slowly as I could because it's such vile stuff that I barely ever even treat myself to it when I'm NOT pregnant, much less when I'm trying to grow a human. But I do love the stuff.

    There was also a certain brand of packaged snack food brownie that didn't make me throw up, but that gave me heartburn. I don't think I really enjoyed food for the entire nine months.

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