Post # 1
At 8 weeks along- our little grub has wrecked havoc on my eating ability!! (DH told the nurse during our last appointment that he thought our baby looked like a grub so we have been calling it our little grub or grubby for the past week!)
I am curious to see what other early on bees (or even later on bees!) experienced when it came to cravings and food aversions? I want sweets- all.the.time. Fruits, candy, desserts- anything sweet! I am trying to not give in that much because I know it could cause gestational diabetes. I also would like to eat a grilled cheese sandwich for every meal! LOL!I used to eat salad 4-5 times a week. I can’t even stand to look at salad. Mexican food- I can’t even type about without getting nauseous.
Post # 3
8 weeks is when I started having serious food aversions and nausea. 9 weeks is when the puking began. I’m 19 weeks and still get random bouts of morning sickness. It’s worth it though!
ETA: I wanted to add that dried fruit really helped me. It gives you the sweet you’re craving and it’s REALLY good for you 🙂
Post # 4
Throughout my whole pregnancy I have LOVED anything peanut butter, mainly milkshakes. Now My big thing has been smoothies.
For my last pregnancy, I bought some moz. cheese b/c it’s my favorite. I tried a bite and hated it, so I put it back in the fridge. I couldn’t stand knowing it was there so I put it in the trash, and then made my husband take out the trash b/c I couldn’t have it in the house.
Post # 5
I love potatoes, but mostly baked ones with sour cream. I swear I’d be dead from starvation if I hadn’t had those to fall back on from like weeks 6 to 15. My aversion was probably red meat… I’m not much of a ground beef girl anyway, but goodness did it turn my stomach there for awhile.
Now my cravings are more sporadic. I’m 25 weeks and I love sugar, but also I’ve been craving pulled pork BBQ and gyros. I’ve also learned that apparently the baby loves asparagus. It is the ONLY thing that makes it kick and squirm a ton!
Post # 6
I never had any cravings really (aside from the ones I always have for ice cream and for strawberries with Nutella, ha ha) but from the beginning until about week 11 I could barely eat anything, because everything turned my stomach to even consider. I didn’t have any vomiting, just found pretty much everything gross, even food I usually loved. If it wasn’t for pretzels, OJ and toast, I’m sure I would have starved! The doctor told me not to worry about it, and that my body would take whatever the baby needed and if anyone would suffer, it would be me. Awwwww 🙂
Post # 7
Around 6-9weeks with my first I had crazy random cravings, but often the second I would take the first bite I would be fighting nausea!
Fish and red meat really turned me off between 6-14weeks, just the smell of either would send me running to the bathroom. Oranges made me sick in my first trimester as well, but oddly enough I could.not.get.enough. of them in my third.
Post # 8
since about 8 weeks i have craved protein and foods with lots of flavor. i always thought i would crave sweets and cakes my whole pregnancy cause i have a major sweet tooth, but boy was i wrong! top of the list has been pizza – i could eat it everyday, which clearly is not a good idea! lol. i also want pho (vietnamese beef noodle soup) constantly…i had only had it once or twice before pregnancy, but in the past few months i can’t get enough of it. i havent been a huge meat eater since i was a kid, but i really like beef these days! i usually opt for “ethnic” food – mexican, ethiopian, thai, mediterranean – every chance i get. the good part is im craving meals and not snacks, so i just let myself have what i want for meals.
the first few weeks of morning sickness orange juice was the only food that eased my nausea. once it started to subside, i cant stand it 🙁 im starting to have acid reflux and its just too strong.
Post # 9
Oh, and I also have say that “little grub” and “grubby” are adorable!!
Post # 10
I thought I was being crazy having some cravings and being only in my 8th week so I’m happy to read this! I’ve really wanted smoothies, fruit, milkshakes (I usually hate milk) and today was eggs (which is weird since I know they make so many women queasy). I really think it’s your bodies way of telling you what it needs 🙂
On the flip side I can’t even think about meat. I eat it but only if my husband prepares it since just the thought of cooking meat makes me all green in the face.
Post # 11
I didnt develop any cravings until late pregnancy…like 27 weeks and on. Now its slushies (not smoothies. Like, the chemical laden Slush Puppy variety or 7-11 kind lol) but I have had a MAJOR protien aversion since about week 8. I couldnt even look at cooked protien or nuts or protien powder until about 20 weeks, and even now I hvae to force myself to eat it. Gross.
Post # 12
I had cravings really early. Mine were slushies too but not 7-11 or Ritas, the real parking lot snowball stand kind of icys, anything else doesn’t quite cut it. Spicy foods and chocolate were my two other big ones. They’ve subsided quite a bit but all three of those things still make me very happy.
As far as aversions go – horseradish was the most delish thing in the world to me from probably 4-10 weeks (started before I knew I was pregnant) and now I find it revolting. Other aversions just pop up randomly and are gone randomly.