Hi all. This is actually my first post in the DDC. :) It took me awhile to join.
I only read page 1, but wow.....I definitely went through the gummy candies phase. I never buy them normally, but did gummi worms, gummi fruit slices covered in sugar, etc etc. So good. I have thought about this....it must be either a fruit craving gone awry? or maybe the body wants gelatin (comes from beef), whether or not gelatin is actually in those things. Or maybe it's just a combo of a fruit craving with a sugar craving!
Also eating cheese with scrambled eggs and lots of wilted spinach on them. My husband jokes that I like a little egg with my spinach.
Right now though (at 5.5 months), it is mexican-style shredded beef (cutting meat is too much work!) and SHRIMP. Anyone else have the shrimp craving? It's strong! I am normally not into shrimp that much. I am trying to eat it 3 times a week now at least, and based on what I'm reading online, it's okay. Very low mercury, and I was careful before becoming pregnant, haven't had much seafood the whole pregnancy.
Also, I have noticed that when I eat a lot of beef and shrimp nowadays, the baby moves more. Maybe it's just coincidence? Seems like he loves the food too.
The other things I've noticed is LEMON, and that's been pretty constant since the first trimester.....I like a lot of it squeezed in plain water, and sometimes I like that frozen lemon italian ice, or bottled Lemonade with mango. Those cravings are pretty strong when they come. Mostly its just lemon water or lemon squeezed on anything (mexican food, etc).
I went through a pizza phase in the first trimester too, but that is over now. :) Green veggies and cheese with carbs: first trimester. Meat and seafood and fruity: second trimester.