Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cravings

I know some of you reading this have been pregnant before or are pregnant currently. Some of you reading this have never experienced pregnancy before. I'm going to let you in on what pregnancy has been like for me so far.

The first trimester can be summarized with a few words-- tired, queasy, and frequently urinating. I was very excited to finally be pregnant. But, I was not ready for some of the symptoms involved. Call me a wimp, but this is my first pregnancy and it hit me hard. I took a nap every day-- if I didn't I was exhausted. I could not eat the same big meals that I had in the past. It made me feel sick. I had to start eating smaller meals and I suddenly had a craving for water all the time (still do actually). Plus, the bathroom trips. Not even the ones during the day- that's not so bad. But, twice in the middle of the night? Really? I miss sleeping all the way through the night without having to get up.

I am in my second trimester now. Most of the symptoms above have subsided-- except the frequent urination one. That one is getting worse. However, a new symptom has reared its ugly head. Cravings. Tonight I just had to have Wendy's chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce. I ordered a Cinnamon Raisin bagel with plain cream cheese and a pickle last time I went to Bodos. I bought sour patch kids tonight at the grocery store. I can control the cravings, but I find myself distracted by them. Thinking-- if I can only get this-- I will feel so good. Don't get me wrong, I have been eating very healthy. I have avoided caffeine, I'm eating my fruits and veggies, I am getting my calcium, and taking my prenatal vitamins. But for some reason, sometimes I want really unhealthy food for the tastes associated with them. Sweet and salty. Sour.

I've heard this trimester is the easiest. I wonder what the next one will bring....

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations Faith! That is so exciting! I think a February baby is perfect! It'll keep you nice and warm during the cold winter. Keep us updated! :)

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  2. Yeah, I read an article on what you could eat INSTEAD of what you were craving. That's a ridiculous idea. The lowfat yogurt with fresh strawberries is no stand-in for chocolate ice cream, especially when the ice cream is a pregnancy craving.

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  3. I craved tater tots, milk, and banana pancakes. (Not all at the same time :)) I didn't have so much problem with peeing in the middle of the night until later. At the end, it was like every hour!

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  4. Thanks ladies! That makes me feel better. I am not alone in the crazy cravings. I need to crave more milk Teresa! I will keep you posted Megan. I agree with the lowfat yogurt thing Jen-it's not the same as the real stuff.:)

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