Having known for two weeks (cravings and aversions).

Written on March 16th:

Ice cream and pickles?

Not quite.


My few cravings don’t hold a candle to my intensifying aversions.

Here’s how it’s working right now:

I’ll want something.  Nothing could be more wonderful than that something.  I could eat my weight in that something.  And yet suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, I never want that somethingEver. Again.  What was once enjoyable, what had once compelled me to wipe my plate clean (three times), would suddenly turn it’s back on me.  Five minutes into total meal digestion, my body will decide that not only do I not want anymore, I never want it ever again.

So I’m running out of foods that I can eat.

On the other hand, I’m introducing more foods that I would normally never eat.

This baby really appreciates:

  • Corn dogs.
  • Captain Crunch.
  • Macaroni and cheese.
  • (Are you sensing a color theme?)
  • Chicken nuggets.
  • More macaroni and cheese.
  • Graham crackers.
  • Ginger ale.
  • Donuts.
  • Annnnnnnnd… the macaroni and cheese on Brian’s plate.

And that’s pretty much all that I can stomach eating these days.

But aversions?  Aversions are funny.

On Monday, I cooked my miracle, Brian-loves-this eggplant dish.  On Wednesday morning, I blogged about our eggplant success.  On Wednesday afternoon, every comment that I received about that post made me nauseous as it brought back colorful images of Italian food.  I’ve been intentionally avoiding the thought of marinara sauce ever since.


  • The above-mentioned dish.
  • Red Italian sauce in anything – lasagna, spaghetti, pizza, etc.
  • Anything with oregano.
  • Dressings.
  • Salads.  (NO!  Not my salads!  I’m really trying to force them down, but it’s a challenge.  Two months ago?  I was eating them Every. Day.)
  • Anything that would top a salad.
  • Grilled chicken (or chunks of meat in general).
  • Yogurt.  (Again, another once-upon-a-time daily staple.)
  • Fruit.
  • Eggs.
  • Spicy Mexican foods.
  • Coffee.  (Can’t stand the smell of it right now.)

And, oh yeah, sorry about my breath.

Presently my baby is endorsing poor dental hygiene as I can hardly tolerate brushing my teeth, chewing gum or sucking on mints.

Mint ice cream, however?  Bring it on.

Who AM I?  

All of my excellent eating habits have been hijacked and replaced with a need for processed, bland-colored junk!  If any ingredient falls of out my rainbow spectrum of white, tan or yellow, my brain won’t let my stomach tolerate it!


  1. March 29, 2012

    and the macaroni on Brian’s plate! LOL

    baked oatmeal is tan ….

  2. March 29, 2012

    I craved green beans with pepper, and avoided chocolate, spaghetti sauce, and to this day can’t stand the smell of pear scented lotions or perfumes. It’s amazing what pregnancy does!

  3. March 29, 2012

    Crazy! Right! Hoping this will be a phase for you and you can get back to your yummy food in a few weeks. I’ve been really upset with the smell of coffee lately. It smells like poop or garlic or something really pungent to me most of the time. And I swear that smell is seeping into my walls. Has your sense of smell heightened yet????????

  4. March 29, 2012
    Abbie Lycans

    my cravings: chicken noodle soup, chicken strips, choc chip cookies
    my aversions: none

  5. March 29, 2012
    Aubrey Heki

    I think the aversions often leave…most of mine did, with the exception of a few lingering ones.

    One day I so craved wanted meatballs…and three days later I couldn’t stand the sight, smell, or thought of them. It’s hard to keep up with baby’s preferences, isn’t it? 🙂

  6. March 29, 2012

    My cravings have always been cereal 🙂 also salty, like soups. And fast food breakfast sandwiches. Once it was 11am, burger king had stopped serving, I cried. They made me one anyway 😉 lol

  7. March 29, 2012

    I have a weird understanding of all this, since I’ve never been pregnant. Apparently, I was on a pill that was too strong for several months. My sense of smell was hijacked and I had “morning” sickness (what a crock…I had it most of the day) every time the cleaning lady’s cart rolled by at work. If she actually used anything on it within a floor of my ridiculous schnoz, I lost breakfast pronto. To this DAY, I can’t drink coffee. And I’ll remember not to bring you any unless I get a green light. 😉

  8. March 29, 2012

    I’m convinced this is the baby’s way of hoarding food before he/she is born. The baby knows it’s got years of milk and pureed baby food in the near future. 😉

  9. March 29, 2012

    Food aversions are the worst! When I preggos with Laura I don’t remember eating much of anything the first trimester because it all ended coming back up. I couldn’t walk into the non-food side of Walmart, I could hardly stand to be in the kitchen. All I wanted to eat was pizza rolls. Our first anniversary was right in the middle of those nasty weeks. Our dinner out was Chick-Fil-A waffle fries. That’s all I could handle!

    Fortunately, all the aversions eventually went away. The only thing that stuck was my aversion to perfume and fake home scents, which started during that pregnancy. I still hate them.

    Hope it gets better for you!

  10. March 29, 2012

    This explains that strange comment you made to me while waxing my eyebrows… sorry I am not getting too close – I need to have a mint or gum.

    I only wanted fast foods while pregnant – anything healthy went right out the door. I was nauseated all the time but never through up once.

  11. March 29, 2012

    I with both pregnancies couldn’t handle the smell of toothpaste. I barely could brush my teeth for pretty much the whole first trimester. Best news is the second trimester u almost always get back to your normal self.

  12. March 29, 2012

    Late in pregnancy, had to sit down on a bench when visiting San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Nausea prevailed in a big way. Loved fish and seafood previously and after…any and all kinds. Funny, around ten years later developed a big-time allergy to ALL swimmers. Glands swell and stomach rebels. Baby was right!!!!! Stick with the carbs for now, if your body demands, and don’t worry. Next week could be a whole different group of preferences 🙂

  13. March 29, 2012

    spinach…cold straight from the can…that was the only thing I craved…and only once…my former sil, it was anything potatoes..all 9 months:)

  14. March 29, 2012
    Adele Bernard

    I am really enjoying these “baby blogs.” You are making me laugh and smile everyday. 🙂

  15. April 5, 2012

    All I could stomach for weeks was McDonalds french fries.

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