They don’t lie when they say every pregnancy is different. With Dexter, it was so easy I didn’t even know for the first 5 months. With Paisley, I spent most days aching, struggling to walk and in a permanent state of exhaustion. I had no cravings or morning sickness with either of them, however I did have some pretty awful heartburn with both. You’d think when you’ve done it once, you would know what to expect for the next one but I couldn’t have felt more different with Paisley and it was not what I was expecting at all. Even her size was so different. Dexter was born at a diddy little 6lbs 6oz while Paisley weighed in at 8lbs 14!
So, when we discovered we were having our 3rd baby, I had no idea what to expect this time round. The first 10/11 weeks have been a breeze so far. I’ve felt fine, again, I’ve had no morning sickness. I’m low in iron so I have felt a bit tired but remembering to take my iron pills is hard when I have to leave them out of Dexters reach. But then this weekend… Bang! I was hit with my first ever pregnancy craving!
Roast potatoes! They’re all I can think about, all I want to eat. I’m kind of glad they’re a normal food rather than anything gross or unusual and at least its something I’m still allowed to eat so thats good too. The only downside is how long they take to cook.
I asked a few fellow bloggers what their cravings were. I was expecting a weird mix of things like chips and ice cream or gherkins dipped in creme eggs but most of them were fairly normal. Judge for yourselves…
Julie from PonderingParenthood says “I ate a lot of cheese and pickle on toast, which I’ve had no desire for since having Little M. Plus I had an anti-craving: I couldn’t stand broccoli from the moment I fell pregnant. I used to eat it all the time and do again now but couldn’t bring myself to eat it at all during pregnancy.”
Harriet from Life With Mrs Lee said “With my first pregnancy I craved salty crisps and milk!! I don’t usually drink much milk as I don’t drink hot drinks or eat cereal often but I would wake up in the middle of the night and go and drink a cup of milk and completely forget until I found the empty cup in the morning”
“With my first I ate a lot of salt and vinegar crisps and pepperoni (before I knew I shouldn’t!
This time I kept wanting prawn cocktail sandwiches.
I also really fancied spare ribs from the Chinese right at the start and promised myself a trip to the buffet…still not been and he’s almost 2 months now!” says Sarah from The Herniman House
Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too says “Ready salted crisps and mars bars (not at the same time). The nurses that I worked with found a secret stash of mars bars I’d hidden in my filing trays and left me a note with another multipack ‘busted! hope you enjoy these but you might need to find a better hiding place”
Sam from Clicks and Giggles says “With Logan I craved Krispy Kreme doughnuts in first trimester in the second it was meat, especially steak and the third was ritz biscuits dunked in chocolate spread. This time round I have craved Diet Coke this last trimester and in the first 2 trimesters nothing consistent just odd things like sweets or chocolate.”
Victoria said “With James it was chips and cheese. Freddie however was ham salad sandwiches! It got to point I was eating them for lunch tea and the 10pm at night!” You can find her at Mummy To My Cheeky Little Monkey
“With my first it was sweet & sour sauce from McDonalds, with my second it was anything cold and fruity! ” says Amy from The Smallest Of Things
“GHERKINS! Needed at least two a day” Said Kate from LesBeMums
Jade from Late For Reality says ‘I always craved what I couldn’t have so parma ham, rare steak (ate it anyway) dippy eggs and seafood! I also ate a tonne of Malteasers!”
“With my first it was Innocent Tropical Juice (I had about two litres a day of it for months). This time though I haven’t had any and I’m 28 weeks on Wednesday” Says Laura from MummyLala
Becky from The Mummy Adventure says “With my last pregnancy it was Mozzarella, I would buy the balls and eat them like apples. Strangely it hasn’t gone, I think it is because I am breastfeeding but I still can’t get enough mozzarella!!”
So, what have been your cravings? Did you even have any? I’ve enjoyed finding out about these ones so would love to hear yours too!