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post #21 of 58
I had pizza the other day too... very rare for us, although it was made by a semi-fancy place that uses semi-real ingredients, at least. I walked past the shop and started drooling, and DH humoured me.

It's very common not to want veggies in the first trimester - there was a thread somewhere recently on MDC in which someone speculated morning sickness developed to prevent pregnant women eating toxins, and fruits and veggies are prone to having 'em (and were, more so, back before a lot of those toxins had been bred out). It also makes sense not to want fats, as people who are sick tend to have a harder time digesting them - I'm not off fats entirely, but I don't want them as much as usual. I mostly crave refined carbs, which makes sense from an easy-digestion point of view - white pasta isn't as good for you as wholegrain bread, but if you can keep the former down and not the latter, at least it's calories of some description! I'm finding protein in small quantities throughout the day makes me feel less gross than the carbs, though. And protein's actually handy for baby-growing. So, yay.
post #22 of 58
Oh, I have NO problem with fats, LOL! That's all I want. Not just the mac and cheese, and pizza, and fried chicken, but the other day it was hot wings and fried pickles, and before that it was cheese fries, and every morning I have a glass of whole, unhomogenized milk. I don't usually eat fats in such quantity but I guess I need them right now.

That makes a lot of sense about the veggies, actually. Trippy!

I still haven't had any morning sickness though. I get nauseated when I ride the bus, but I haven't thrown up at all, and outside of my constipation and indigestion I have no other tummy trouble. I'm waiting to see if the vomiting and general nausea will kick in or not.
post #23 of 58
I'm acually having a hard time with everything. I am the type of person that usually has to force myself to eat good foods and I crave the junk. Well most of the junk is grossing me out and I still don't want the good foods. Right now I want some brown rice and black beans with sweet and sour sauce. I'm sure by the time I could make it I wouldn't want it any more. I have made two different kinds of cookies and some blueberry muffins in the last week and they are just sitting on my counter because they do not sound good anymore.
post #24 of 58
Nothing is appealing to me either really. It is so hard....hungry tummy = nausea, but food = nausea too.
Oh well, two weeks ago I was worrying I had no symptoms, then the real morning sickness kicked in. I keep telling myself that it is a good sickness, but I still want to moan sometimes. Last time it lasted until 14 weeks, so maybe only another 7 weeks to go, blah!!!!!
I am having the absolutely desperate desire for something (last Friday it was the morningstar 'chikn' patties). I eat it and it tastes sooooooo good. But then, after that, the smell of it, or even the thought of it is enough to make me throw up
Yesterday it was snickers bars. I hate things like that usually. I don;t think I have actually ever finished one before. It is also the only sweet thing I have craved so far this time. I gave in and drove to the grocery store to get one last night......but the driving made me nauseaus and I couldn't face it by the time I got home My husband enjoyed it though
Today it is baked potato with baked beans......yum
post #25 of 58
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Nothing. Every time I put food in my mouth I get that awful metallic taste.
except for the metallic taste, i get that with a few things, but really any thought of food turns my stomach. I have to force my self to remember to feed my kids. I was able to make blueberry coffee cake, homemade yoghurt and to blanche and freeze brussels sprouts yesterday, but it remains to be seen whether I will be able to eat any of it.
post #26 of 58
Sticking with the crackers and cheese and adding a bit of red-pepper hummus and pita chips. Speaking of snickers...my mom has said that when she was pregnant with me she ate a 3 musketeer bar everyday. To this day almost 35 years later she gets urpy just looking at one.
post #27 of 58
CURRY!!!!!!!!!! I am having a love affair with curry smothered beef chunks and random veggies over rice.SO worth the heartburn.
post #28 of 58
Is anyone else addicted to peanut butter right now? I normally never eat it, but this week I'm having it every day, often two or three times a day! I have PB & banana sandwiches, or apple slices spread with PB, or melty PB on toast, or even peanut butter sauce on stir-fried chicken. My friend says this is the time when the brain is forming so I need extra protein and lots of fat. I wonder if that's why.

Anyone else on a peanut butter bender? What else are you craving?
post #29 of 58
I want acidic things, like pickles, vinegar and oil dressing. What really super duper sounds good is a sandwich from Pickerman's. I don't know if they were a national chain or not. There were several stores locally a few years back, but they've all closed down. I think because I used to love those sandwiches when I was hungover/queasy, it seems like it might help the preggie queasies.

I'll feel yuck-o, then have a window of feeling fine and be able to eat and really enjoy it. If I eat too much, then I feel yucky again.

I eat vegan, but I'm trying to eliminate peanuts (after this jar is gone) and go easy on citrus as DS had issues with both of those, as well as dairy. He's since outgrown all that, but it would be nice to not have to do food eliminating this time around. I maxed dairy, peanut butter and orange juice while pregnant with him and all 3 bothered him after he was born. I do wonder if it's related.
post #30 of 58
Nothing greasy, even thinking about greasy food makes my tummy hurt.

I have been eating lots of fruit.
post #31 of 58
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Originally Posted by JustVanessa View Post
Nothing greasy, even thinking about greasy food makes my tummy hurt.

I have been eating lots of fruit.
This is me exactly.

I'm all about the fruit!
post #32 of 58
I am keeping almonds and walnuts in my purse to snack on. I am not hungry, but the longer I go without eating the crankier I get and I feel better when I eat. lol

Guacamole... greens... apples... hot tea...
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by Kelilah View Post
Is anyone else addicted to peanut butter right now? I normally never eat it, but this week I'm having it every day, often two or three times a day! I have PB & banana sandwiches, or apple slices spread with PB, or melty PB on toast, or even peanut butter sauce on stir-fried chicken. My friend says this is the time when the brain is forming so I need extra protein and lots of fat. I wonder if that's why.

Anyone else on a peanut butter bender? What else are you craving?
Me, LOL! I have had two PB&J's this week, something I rarely if ever eat. I am having a chicken peanut stir fry tonight.
post #34 of 58
I miss my mom's cooking. I'm caving the comfort food she makes. Endive, Belgian endive, red cabbage, scalloped potatoes. I can cook them myself but they are not quite like hers. it's too bad she's so far away as I know she would love to cook for me, she loves spoiling her kids.
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by Mamatoabunch View Post
Me, LOL! I have had two PB&J's this week, something I rarely if ever eat. I am having a chicken peanut stir fry tonight.
You should try groundnut stew. I love that stuff over rice when I'm pregnant.
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by gwerydd View Post
You should try groundnut stew. I love that stuff over rice when I'm pregnant.

I have never heard of it. Do you have a recipe? I am loving carbs too, yum rice.
post #37 of 58
so far i have had a few cravings for stuff like pizza. actually the night before my positive test i dreamed about pizza and woke up needing pizza .
mostly though i am just trying to eat the healthiest food i possibly can which is what i try to do normally. lots of green smoothies and vegetable soup.going to make mushroom stew for dinner.

i have had some nausea but so far it is significantly milder than last time. i have been reading that exercise during pregnancy is really good for both the mother and baby and that it tends to make nausea and fatigue milder so maybe that is why i am having an easier time? i have been trying to exercise an hour or more a day some days i only manage 20 minutes though.
post #38 of 58
I've been craving brocoli and melted pepper jack cheese! Strange! But , I'm also feeling at times that nothing will taste good..

and eggs that are fully cooked...

but not chocolate which I usually love...

and I've been thirstier than normal and drinking lots of water... has anyone else felt really thirsty during pregnancy? I don't remember feeling this way for my first!
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by Mamatoabunch View Post
I have never heard of it. Do you have a recipe? I am loving carbs too, yum rice.
there are a number of different versions. It comes from Africa. Oone good recipe comes from Extending the Table. It has

1lb raw peanuts (ground) ( or 2 1/3 c. chunky peanut butter-omit salt in recipe if peanut butter contains salt)

Fry in 2T. Oil
3-4 onions chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1 T. curry powder
1 clove garlic
1t. ginger root grated
add peanut powder or butter

cook 2-3 minutes. add slowly to form sauce
3c. water or milk
cook 15-20 minutes
add
1 t salt

serve over rice.
post #40 of 58
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Originally Posted by aloha girl View Post

and I've been thirstier than normal and drinking lots of water... has anyone else felt really thirsty during pregnancy? I don't remember feeling this way for my first!

Me! I am thirsty ALL the time right now. That actually started before I knew I was pregnant.
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