Post # 1
My husband is texting me asking what I want for dinner. I cant think of a normal meal that sounds good! I basically told him his options were: Popcorn with butter, cereal, guacamole and chips, or eggrolls. Not necessarily because I am craving them but because everything else makes me want to gag!! I know if he were to make me a platter of those things ( probably what I will come home to tonight) – i will have a few bites of each and be grossed out again. I haven’t even been sick on anything!
Any extreme food aversions or crazy cravings out there? What are you surviving on?
Post # 3
Now that I’m getting into my second trimester my food aversions are starting to go away, but for a while everything made me sick. I ate spaghettios and crackers for a few weeks.
Post # 4
@MrsB1015: Oh yeah totally normal! Also by the time he gets home all that stuff will probably make you want to puke. Just was well we have lovely husbands at our beck and call 🙂 Good luck and i hope you get something to eat in you tonight!
Post # 5
My great grandma ate glass (we have this glass bulldog thing that she chewed the legs off of) and dirt. I pray I don’t have her pregnancy genes.
Post # 6
We had to just eat separate meals for about 9 weeks. I wanted nothing to do with vegetables, meat, pasta, really anything at all for a long time. I’d just eat applesauce or campbell’s soup while DH had his lovely, healthy dinner. 🙂 It’s starting to get better now (14 weeks), but all I ever seem to want is Thai food.
Post # 7
nothing has made me sick yet either (except orange juice) but yet at the same time i dont have any cravings! there are just things that dont sound good, ever! we had the same issue last night.. DH listed off dinner options… spaghetti, tacos, chicken, corn dogs, lasagna… all was yuck yuck yuck BORRINGGgG. ive been seeming to eat oranges popsicles and cereal more than anything. not because i crave it, but because its easy on my stomache? idk, weird tho!
Post # 8
I saw a photo of ichiban and I cannot get it out of my head. We don’t have any, all we have is mr. noodle and so i just had that for dinner and it was SO UNSATISFYING. I ate it and then immediately decided it was repulsive. I need real ichiban…. 🙁
I haven’t really had any food aversions, at least not until after i eat it. Today I thought an apple was totally disgusting, but tomorrow I might like it… weird.
Post # 9
Holy smokes yes! The first trimester was survival- whatever I could eat without throwing up, basically. Now in the second trimester I need something different every single day. Sometimes I want the same things two days in a row… that is about it.
I did a lot of cheese and bell pepper quesadillas, a lot of Bell and Evans chicken strips, and random things like a danish and cheese popcorn. Onion rings. Egg rolls. (Until I found out I cannot eat cooked cabbage right now :/) At my worst I ate Little Ceasar’s cheese pizza – at the height of my morning sickness. Yikes! Right now it is taco salad and DH is out picking up take out 🙂 (He would have cooked but he worked and then had an interview- which he got!!!!) 🙂
Other things include grapefruits and oranges. I am so glad he is working at an organic local coop right now- he brings me whatever I want every day 🙂
Oh yes, and two words: CULVER’s cheesecurds!!!!!!
Post # 10
Aww I had that between 6 and 8 weeks where NOTHING sounded good except for very specific things and then I wouldn’t like those anymore after eating them. The most constand food aversion I have is taco chicken meat… *puke* I can’t even think about it without getting queasy. The one constant thing that always sounds good is McDonalds fries and filet o’ fish, emberassingly. I have it once a week :'( I think because I have had aversions to so much stuff that we made at home, anything from the fridge/pantry seems ‘meh’ lately.
Post # 11
@stillme: OMG me too! I wanted NOTHING to do with meat, veggies, or fruit. (Anything healthy- in the first trimester- and normally I am a health nut!) If I ate meat it had to be breaded… or fried!! :/
Post # 12
Yes and it’s so annoying. We sent to the store tonight so I sould pick up something for dinner because I would not eat anything we had. I left with: bananas, blackberries, strawberry banana smoothies, and yogurt. Nothing ever sounds good!
Post # 13
@Birdee106: My mom ate sand and dirt, its called pica. If you start craving it, it means you are not getting enough zinc or iron
Post # 14
Ugh, I have more aversions than I can name. And I’m in my second trimester now and it’s showing no signs of letting up. It’s not like I’m nauseous anymore, I just can’t stand the taste of some things. Mostly meat. Unless its covered in cheese or seasonings, I can’t choke it down. Even with seasonings, I can’t stand pork chops at all. I discovered that last night after making a nice dinner for hubby and I and taking one bite and not being able to eat anymore. :/. I ended up just eating the sides and downing a glass of milk for some protein. Milk is probably my only craving anymore. Mostly because we got this organic milk for the first time and it’s SO much better than regular milk. So now I want it all the time. Not wanting to eat anything has made meal planning so difficult. I just buy a bunch of microwave meals in the hopes that there will be at least one I can choke down at mealtime.
Post # 15
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@MrsB1015: That’s completely normal. Cravings actually come much later in pregnancy. In the beginning, it’s all about the aversions and sometimes you may describe as a craving what is really just the absence of aversion… when the only thing you can stand to even think about eating is french fries even though you aren’t really craving them it’s hard to find a better way to describe it.
Post # 16
I had a smoothie craving tonight. We don’t even have a blender so I had to make one in the tiny food processor. Frozen berries, banana, and yogurt. Soooo worth it, mmm mmm!