I'd have to say one of the strangest things about pregnancy are the weird cravings that come along with it. While I'm not longing for pickles and ice cream, I have had a few really strong cravings. My hubby knows to keep the house stocked with certain things and he's been really good at making late night runs to satisfy my spur of the moment wants like jerk chicken, cheesecake, McDonald's smoothies, and cheddar broccoli soup form Panera Bread. Although, he once forgot to pick up ginger ale when I was dying for it and I just about lost my mind. "HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE GINGER ALE??!!! (I blamed that little episode on my hormones, lol.)
Oddly enough, certain foods that I just LOVED, like ice cream, are now the last thing on earth my stomach can tolerate. And when I say I loved ice cream...I mean loved. Especially Coldstone Creamery where they basically knew my name and ice cream order as soon as I walked through the door. Now the thought of ice cream makes me nauseous. I can't even look at the stuff. Weird right?? And foods that I absolutely hated, are now things I can't live without...like eggs. Hated eggs to the point where I couldn't be in the kitchen if someone was cooking or eating eggs!! And now, of course, I have eggs for breakfast practically everyday. Crazy!
But I have to say that a few of my cravings have been really healthy ones. I guess my body is forcing me to eat healthy, lol. Because now, all I want are fruits, fruits, and more fruits. I keep the fridge stocked with organic fruits like strawberries, peaches, plums, grapes, and pineapples from Trader Joe's and just cannot get enough. Another surprising craving is soup. And I was never even a big soup person. Chicken noodle soup is now a staple in my house. It is super salty, so I try not to eat it too much, but its soooo delicious.
Here are a couple must-haves....
Have you had any pregnancy cravings or heard of any really crazy ones?