“When are you due?”
“Are you having a boy or girl?”
These are some of the most frequently asked questions of pregnant people. People also want to know what crazy thing you have been craving to eat. I’m a little bummed to report that I didn’t really have any weird cravings while I was pregnant. I was very lucky to not have any morning sickness but my appetite all but disappeared, particularly during my first trimester.
As someone who loves food and loves to eat, it was very weird to not feel hungry. Every day when he got off work, my sweet husband would call and ask what I wanted for dinner. He would beg and cajole and offer to fix anything I wanted. I would just sigh and tell him to fix whatever he wanted and I would try to eat a few bites.
The closest I did have to a craving I’m convinced was brought on my other factors than my pregnancy. In the early months of my pregnancy I really wanted a pina colada. I didn’t want alcohol I just wanted a cool creamy coconut and pineapple drink. At the time I was using a shampoo that smelled strongly of coconut and I blamed the craving on that, and perhaps my constant desire to be somewhere warm and tropical.
After several trips to the grocery store and talking myself out of getting the makings for a pina colada, I finally did it. My pregger pina colada was a simple mixture of cream of coconut and pineapple juice, add ice and put it in the blender. It really hit the spot and that was the end of my craving for it.
I confess that I did want to eat pickles while I was pregnant, but I’ve always loved pickles. I didn’t eat any with my pina colada. The weird thing was I didn’t want my homemade pickles. I only wanted the plain store bought dill pickle chips.
While I didn’t have any cravings while I was pregnant, I pretty much crave all the food all the time now that I’m breastfeeding.