While some people cruise through pregnancy with no apparent cravings at all, I on the other hand seem to get them each and every time.
So far, nothing too strange and out there, but cravings all the same.
I once had a good friend tell me that during their first pregnancy, they craved ice-cream topped with the juice out of a beetroot can…. YUCK! LOL
I also tend to ‘go off’ a lot of different things while I am pregnant.
Here’s the rundown:
Pregnancy 1 – The Twins.
I was so sick up until 20 weeks, that I was lucky to keep a cheese sandwich and a cup of tea down maybe once a week.
Once the ‘yucky’ stage had passed all I wanted to live on was Frozen Coke Drinks and the occasional Cheeseburger.
For some reason I felt like the Frozen Coke somewhat settled the upset tummy. BONUS!
Pregnancy 2 – Zafirah.
I was no where near as sick with this pregnancy so I was able to maintain a normal-ish diet.
I still craved the Frozen Coke drinks and the occasional hit of junk food but as the pregnancy progressed all I wanted to consume was Strawberry milk.
Pregnancy 3 – Veruca.
My cravings with Veruca almost mimicked those of Zafirah’s pregnancy spot on. Infact, we knew we were having another girl long before any scan could tell us for sure.
Pregnancy 4 – Levi.
From the moment I did the pee stick test, I knew this one was different.
Week 5 and I was hunting down pita bread and hummus like a mad woman.
Week 7 had me craving ham and cheese sandwiches. I just couldn’t get enough of them.
By 12 weeks I was on a staple diet of Mrs Mac’s Beef, Cheese & Bacon meat pies and Ice coffee milk.
I didn’t feel like eating anything else, other than the pies for the rest of the pregnancy. I think it’s important to note that before this pregnancy, I could not even stomach a meat pie. I hated them. Hubby thinks that this was the best part about the whole pregnancy…. Pies were now on the menu!!!
Pregnancy 5 – The new little Monster!
Well this time round I have managed to confuse myself and everyone else that knows me too.
My first craving was the Frozen Coke drink again. I also got a hankering for the old macca’s cheeseburgers. This got us thinking…. Eeeek! It’s twins again….
With blood tests showing high numbers, we were really starting to wonder, however I knew in myself it was just one bubba as I was hardly sick at all.
Then came the cravings of pasta. It didn’t really matter what kind of pasta, as long as it’s what I had on my plate every night for dinner then I was a happy camper. The thing was, I’d never craved pasta before.
Around the start of the second trimester I decided to give a Subway Ham and Salad sub a go.
Oh dear, I should not have started that one.
Now 21 weeks and counting all I crave is Ham and Salad subs, rolls, pitas…. So then I was thinking this baby must be a boy…. It’s just like the craving of Ham and Cheese I had with Levi.
Except something devastating happened on Australia Day. I threw up my very favourite Mrs Mac’s Pie. In fact I was right off pies all together. The smell makes me queasy. Any red meat smell makes me queasy and that’s nothing like my Levi pregnancy at all.
Along with the Sub cravings, I have also been drinking bucket loads of caramel flavoured milk everyday. It’s the first thing I drink in the morning and it’s the last thing I drink before bed. The excess milk consumption brings me back to thinking this baby must be a girl.
These new cravings for me has really thrown a spanner in the works of our predicting game.
I now believe its a 50/50 guess.
Since writing this post in drafts, we have now found out the sex of our baby. I was onto something with the ham cravings…
What I want to know though,
Did you have any really odd cravings during pregnancy?
Did you crave the same thing every time?
Could you predict the sex of your baby from what you were craving?