We all know pregnancy does many… err…”interesting” things to a woman’s body. From swollen toes that look like tootsie rolls to shedding a few tears because the ketchup bottle is empty. There are many things a woman just cannot control when she has a sweet little bun in the oven.
When you’re expecting, you know that the bathroom trips are more, the sleep is less (ever heard of pregnancy insomnia? It’s REAL!), and weight is gained in places you didn’t even know you could gain weight (I’m pretty sure my elbows are getting chubby). “Pregnancy brain” has you forgetting why you walked into the kitchen for the same thing TEN times…and still can’t remember. That actually happened. Oh, and don’t even get me started on clumsiness – it just happens.
cravings + aversions
And then there are the many strange cravings and aversions – another thing completely out of a mama’s control. Never in my life did I think I would want guacamole so desperately or hate bacon so passionately.
My cravings have been a bit all over the board, but just for fun – I thought I’d share several of the most consistent cravings and aversions I’ve had during this pregnancy. I’d love to hear if you’ve had any of the same ones…
My Top 5 Cravings:
1. Mint Creme Oreos
2. Cheese Quesadillas + Guacamole
3. Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
4. Hot Sandwiches
5. Diet Coke
(6. Tortilla Chips + Queso)
My Top 5 Aversions:
3. Chicken (lately this aversion has gotten a bit less)
4. Peanut Butter
Like I said, I never thought I’d dislike bacon so much, but just the sound of it makes me cringe. I’m actually looking forward to the day I can stomach a good ol’ BLT again – they are normally my favorite! Until then I’ll just be over here dipping my quesadilla in extra guacamole and probably overindulging on a package or two of Oreos…which probably explains my chubby elbows. 😉
So tell me – have you had any of the same pregnancy cravings or aversions? Also, what is the strangest craving or aversion you’ve experienced?!