Originally Posted by peanbugsmom
I too crave ice with this 3rd pregnancy and my first. I had my midwife check my iron just to be sure and it was within normal. She said this is VERY common and she had it herself. Its such a weird feeling when I want it and it has nothing to do with being thirsty. Its almost like I start salivating when I think about it-like now lol. I had a friend of mine bring me home a ziplock bag of ice from the hospital where she works-you know that nice soft pellet ice. Another time I took the kids to subway for lunch and purchased two large drinks(which I never do) just to fill the cups up with ice! My husband almost died laughing the other day when he caught me dumping the little bits of ice from the bottom of the ice tray into my mouth. I am trying to avoid eating big pieces anymore as I am afraid of cracking my teeth. I told m,y husband the minute I go into labor he needs to run out and get a bag of ice!
Yes yes yes to the salivating! If I even think about it, I have
to get up and get a piece! You can find me usually with my head in the freezer, searching for snackable pieces
My dh thinks I'm nuts. Especially when I made him go out at 12am to get me more when I ran out, it's the only time I had a craving that I could not ignore! Now when I open the freezer my ds says, "Iccccce!" And loves to eat it, too. I think for him though it's because I'm always eating it, and he thinks it's something special, and has to have some. Since my mom eats it all the time, he's getting a double dose, haha.