Last time I was pregnant my craving were "normal" PMS-y type cravings. I do not remember anything out of the ordinary other than I ate like a bloody COW thus gaining in the 50 plus range of poundage. Whatever, I had fun doing it dammit!
The thing I craved most during the last pregnancy was ice cream & sugar based products like candy & sweets but not dessert type stuff. This go around I do crave the dessert stuff (because there is distinction between candy and cake...) like cookies or frosted cake (?) and brownies but ice cream - bleck. It makes me feel a little sickly to even think about ice cream! Which is WEIRD because normally I would site ice cream as one of my top three foods (along with pizza and burritos... Healthy, no!?)
I have found that I crave two odd things that I did not crave before - as in the 1st pregnancy or before I got pregnant this time. Those two items are avocados and oatmeal. Not together of course though that gets me thinking.... but I long for these two things. If I do not start my day with oatmeal, I am disappointed! And I have been adding avocado to every sandwich I make. Avocados are just SO yummy to me right now!
This craving I have mentioned before but I have an affinity toward salty products. Which by itself I do not find odd. I mean when I have had PMS I normally crave both salt and/or sweet items alternately or together. The strange thing about this salt based craving should be taken in the context of the 1st pregnancy where all I wanted was sugar 24/7.
I have been doing things a little differently this pregnancy. I have only gained about 8 lbs to date. Don't get your knickers in a knot- I was already 10 lbs heavier to start this pregnancy versus the last one so I think of it as 18 lbs. I am trying to stay in the 25-35 "recommended" weight gain.
I have been working out harder than I did during the last pregnancy. I worked out during the 1st one through the better part of all three trimesters but mostly I went to the gym and felt sorry for myself for being the only preggo chick there. I half heartedly lifted weights and rode on the recumbent bike while reading whatever the most trashy magazine was available! This time I run! And lift weights!
AND I am eating better then I did with Matthew. Salads and carrots and less candy from the candy drawer here at the office. Of course, I am still eating like a little piggy at times. I mean that was me hoofing down half the bag of Ruffles and Onion dip on Super Bowl Sunday. Oh SALTY crunchy goodness I yearn for thee!
But over all I am trying to be much more conscious of things because my goodness I will be 35 by the time this wee tot arrives and by the time I begin to even think about trying to lose weight from this pregnancy I am quite certain I will be closer to 40 then I like to think about ;) SO I feel the need to be more "careful" this time around.
Well, I am off to get my oatmeal and avocado! Though my mind is saying 'QUICK run to Kroger - chips and dip NOOOOOW!'