You always hear about wild cravings women have when they are preggo but everyone is different. From all my reading, it is very common again to have these cravings throughout pregnancy. I’m very familiar with what my normal hormone cravings are but this could be a whole new game. It will be fun to see what I’m really craving verses what just sounds good.
Week 4: fish, tuna, sweet potato chips, chicken broth
Body Changes: Boobs already growing and super tender, face is super oily. Anxious about work outs. Lots of dreams.
Week 5: mochas, brownies, sauerkraut, beef, chicken broth
Dislikes – sweet potato in breakfast, coffee black,
Week 6: pepperoni slices, pepperoni pizza, fried eggs, bacon, ahi, tunafish
Dislikes – chicken, salad
Body Changes: Boobs are still growing and extremely sore and tender! Less energy, super anxiety when it comes to working out.
Week 7: costco chocolate muffin, cheese, chocolate milk, oatmeal
Dislikes – plain chicken, tuna, sauerkraut
Body Changes: Weight gain in my thighs, peeing all the time, less energy
Week 8: cottage cheese, chocolate milk, burrito
Dislikes – plain chicken, beef, onions
Body Changes: Super angry feeling, sad, anxious
Week 9: soup, doughnuts, peanut butter & jelly sandwich, egg salad
Dislikes – plain meat, raw vegetables (except carrots), plain hot coffee in the morning
Body Changes: Needing more sleep
Week 10: butter, sour dough, Burgerville Fish & Chips (halibut), doughnuts, olives, pickles
Dislikes – plain meat, raw vegetables, too sugary things
*I gave into my doughnut and halibut craving this week. They were both really good and then as usual my taste buds moved on. Additionally, I crushed a can of black olives within two days.
Body Changes: I hope my boobs don’t grow too much more. Seriously. They are full and perky though. Still feeling anger feelings
Week 11: butter, sour dough, pomegranate juice with sparkling water
Dislikes: raw vegetables, avocado
*I have been loving the taste of sour dough bread with butter. A ton of butter! SOOOO good holycow.
Week 12: doughnuts (I’m even dreaming about them! VooDoo!), butter, cheese, breakfast sausage, salty things, mac and cheese
Dislikes: the smell of raw meat before it’s cooked, avocado
Body changes: My skin has cleared up and is looking pretty good, nails growing like crazy
Week 13: popcorn, butter, more regular foods this week
Dislikes: plain beef, plain vegetables, home-made mexican ground beef
Week 14: popcorn with butter, wheaties with 2% milk (I actually sent Mike on his first craving run at 10pm for cereal, WTH!)
Dislikes: cheese at night, the smell of Mexican food (or the idea of the smell of it)
Body changes: Getting bloody noses and stuffed up in the mornings, this has been happening all day too. Still feeling angry but less often. Wanting to just be home and not at crowded places. Nesting has begun.
Week 15: double chocolate chip cookies, peaches, oranges, orange juice
Dislikes: the smell of meat, chicken plain
Body changes: Energy a little better, working out feeling good again
Week 16: bloody mary, pancakes, hot cooked green veggies: asparagus, kale, hot chocolate, peppermint & chocolate
Dislikes: plain meat, lunch food
Week 17: oranges, burgers, salty foods
Dislikes: heavy dairy in the morning
Week 18: oranges, orange juice, sour dough bread and butter, kombucha, bacon
Dislikes: the smell of chicken uncooked, cheap chocolate
Week 19: peanut butter & jelly sandwich, 2% milk, olives, iced tea
Dislikes: plain chicken breast, cold leftovers
Body Changes: Energy is picking up, stuffy nose is subsiding a little bit, peeing all the time still
Week 20: peanut butter & jelly sandwich, orange juice, sourdough bread with butter & jam, asparagus, olives, kombucha, mint ice cream
Dislikes: boring hamburgers, heavy dairy in the evening or in my breakfast, cold left overs, cold scrambled eggs, Mexican
Body Changes: Feeling good this week, energy is in full swing, feeling less crazy, more winded working out
Week 21: oranges, peanut butter, cold 2% milk, oatmeal, burgers, soup, green smoothies
Dislikes: cold meats, cold eggs/scrambled eggs, raw veggies
Body changes: feeling pretty good still, peeing at night, back aches, my stomach is definitely getting bigger, bloody noses are getting better
Week 22: cold milk, sourdough bread with butter, banana with peanut butter
Dislikes: Mexican food
Body changes: My back is killing me at nights still. Stomach getting bigger and still firm but not huge. Bloody nose is back. I think my boobs are even bigger. Augh!
Week 23: cold milk, sourdough & butter, oranges, chard, asparagus, peanut butter & jelly sandwich
Dislikes: cold meats, Mexican, coffee,
Body changes: Back is still killing me, I feel like I’m going through a growth spurt with the baby. Bloody nose still and extra stuffy again. Emotional roller-coaster is back. Even cried in prenatal yoga.
Week 24: pork chops, dark green vegetables, pumpkin pancakes & butter, cheeseburger, chips or something crunchy
Dislikes: cold meats, really sweet things like mocha/coffees
Body changes: Back still aches & my rib hurts on the left side in the front and the back. She may be standing up and pushing on something. Lil’ weasel. :) Nose is a little better, energy is okay and mostly carrying stress & tension in my shoulders.
Week 25: key lime pie, pumpkin pancakes & butter (had both = AMAZEBALLS), dairy in the afternoon – cottage cheese!
Dislikes: meat at lunch time, cold meats, plain vegetables
Body changes: I think my body is expanding and growing a bit each day. My back starts to ache because I think my abs are stretching out to make room for the baby. I definitely can see a baby pouch! Tried on dresses for Cayties wedding – my boobs are enormous! Holycow. This was a reality check for me. After being told I don’t look pregnant I definitely look large in these dresses. Eeeks
Week 26: I’ve been wanting things like oatmeal & cottage cheese for lunch, meat at lunch just doesn’t sound good.
Dislikes: Lunch. I just don’t love lunch right now. It’s boring and the only kinds of things that sound good are hot cereals, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.
Body changes: Confirmed that my ribs and upper body is expanding. Holycow that is so strange and painful! Feeling weaker in my workouts because of the weight gain and just not being able to do as much but that’s how it goes for right now. My nails continue to grow so rapidly! My hair has gotten a bit curlier too. Time to get personal too – so my vagina feels like it is swelling and pulsing in the evenings, what the heck! Sometimes during the day but majority of time at night.
2.26.14 Today I looked down at my belly and saw it moving! WHOA! I knew this would happen but it was so strange. Fun but strange. I’m sure it will continue to seem more and more alien like as the baby grows.
Week 27: Tea, orange juice/pineapple and fruit, hot cereal for lunch, burritos, I really want summer sausage
Dislikes: plain vegetables
Body changes: Baby is moving and moving. Feel like I’ve gained a bit more weight in my thighs and arms. Barf but oh well. My legs seem to swell a bit if I don’t kick them up during the day. Mike has been great about rubbing them at night though. My rib is still an issue between 7-7:30pm. She starts to be super active around 9:30-10pm at night and kicking and dancing like crazy. All in all things are going well. Dreams are weird and having some separation feelings or feeling neglected but all in all good.
Week 28: dark chocolate, peanut butter & jelly sandwich, not to make food, pizza, popcorn with butter homemade, chocolate milk
Dislikes: Super salty foods, plain vegetables,
Body changes: The belly is growing! :) My legs have started to feel like they get swollen if I stand too long. My vag aches if I stand or do too much on my feet for long periods of time. However, I did successfully run 1 mile in 10:31 as a part of “Murph” workout and celebrating my third trimester! Felt awesome!!
Week 29: Peanut butter & jelly on toast, warm food, brownies, popcorn, kale, kombucha
Dislikes: Mexican, I gave in last week and felt awfullllll afterwards!
Body changes: I have some major veins growing in my upper right thigh/hip area. Not cute and somewhat painful. But the doctor said they are just a side effect and I could ice them. Heat will aggregate them but to keep exercising. Major indigestion which is not my favorite. All in all feeling pretty rockin’ still. Back squatted 85lbs today and that felt good. I passed my gestational diabetes test and didn’t gain any weight over the past month, so I suppose that means I cleaned up my eating a little and the baby gained but I lost. That works for me. 11 weeks to go!!!!
My hips are starting to ache a bit more too, like the ligaments. I went to prenatal yoga and I felt good but not great afterwards. Definitely makes me realize how tight my body is right now. But then again I did just overhead squat the day before with 65lb soooo that could be part of it too. My face still hasn’t really gained weight which is nice and mostly just in my thighs and flutes and boobs and belly. Well I notice it my arms too.
I’ve also noticed that with my consumption of dairy, it is making my ear plugged a lot more often. So obnoxious. So I’ll be cutting back on that. I’ve given up coffee for lent which I think will be helpful for indigestion. Same with cutting back on salsas and spicy things.
I can still cut my toe nails, tie my shoes and bend over (most of the time). Big accomplishments to celebrate!
Week 30: Juice, cold things, salads, burgers, kale, oranges and orange juice
Body changes: my hips just ache a bit and feel like I can’t sit with my legs closed. Sleeping with the body pillow is very helpful. My neck has been pretty tight too. Jumping is now out of the equation when it comes to workouts. I tried jumping pull ups and nope, that is not happening now. Just felt jarring in my hip area.
Week 31: Cold things (juice, iced drinks), cold chocolate milk
Dislikes: Mexican, spicy foods
Body changes: My veins are still getting bigger, belly is getting bigger and feeling more tired. All gradual and all in all feel good
Week 32: Cold water, cold iced tea, cold anything to drink, juice
Dislikes: Peppers, spicy foods, Mexican
Body changes: I almost feel like my ribs moved back in a little tiny bit, not sure if it will stay or not but maybe. Muscle tightness but overall feeling great.
Week 33: cold drinks, iced coffee, vegetables, cool foods, fruit, orange juice
Dislikes: Mexican, tomato type dishes, really heavy dishes
Body changes: Growing mostly. My hips are feeling irritated a lot if I sit to long. My veins are enormous and painful but that’s how it goes for now. Skin is looking good. Appetite is here and there, I feel hungry but my stomach is feeling smashed so I can’t eat as much. And I get heart burn if I eat too much in one sitting. Being able to have a normal bowel movement is challenging too – with the baby compression against my colon it doesn’t feel so good.
Week 34: iced cold water, tea, cool fruits, sugar, I’m finding that if I go overboard with spice then I want something sugary or if I have something hot I want some thing cold. Very ying/yang going on
Dislikes: Spice overboard, peppers, tomatoey type foods, greasy foods
Body changes: Continuing to feel like I’m growing. She’ll have major growth spurts and my body feels like it’s being stretched! My veins are still an ongoing issue and indigestion sucks! But maybe she is growing hair.
Week 35: Iced cold water. Fruit. My mom’s egg salad (this occurred first trimester also)
Dislikes: Anything that sets off indigestion. Ugh!
Body changes: I think I’m noticing some of the extra blood swelling happening. Especially in my legs and torso. I’ve gotten used to how giant my boobs have gotten until I see pictures and then I think holycow, those things are enormous! Getting tired earlier where I just want to be home and not in crowded places. Less stamina for long workouts or really long walks. I have also noticed that there are times of the day I feel struck by emotion and feel like I could start crying for no specific reason. For example, we were talking about life insurance and I started crying. I started crying thinking about my Grandma and hoping I’ll be as good of a mom as she was and as my mom is. Seeing two elders loving each other in church, I get tears in my eyes. I think I’m just bursting with love and anticipation. :) My bloody noses have finally stopped. Sleep is here and there, yesterday I was wide awake at 4am after a sketchy night sleep and had energy all day long, then I slept through the night! Hooray me!
Week 36: craving cold things like iced water with cucumber or mint, juicy cold fruits. I’m off sugar this month, so far so good!
Dislikes: still certain meats are dis pleasurable
Body changes: Lots of baby movement still, starting to get more uncomfortable as she grows. I can’t quite bend over like I used to and putting on and taking off shoes and socks is challenging. I have to hoist my leg up on something or have Mike do it.
Last night I woke up to the baby having hiccups and then I started having hiccups at the same time in the middle of the night. Very strange to share hiccups with someone inside you! :) But special at the same time
Week 37: More cold drinks! Seems like I’m wanting carb type foods again – popcorn, oatmeal, sweet potato pancakes. Hmmm? Gave up sugar for May and haven’t craved “desserts” really so maybe this is in replacement, I can’t tell. Kale salad, egg salad
Body changes: Somedays I feel like my ribs are going back in a little bit but then other days I don’t. My veins are still and issue and my SI joints are pretty bad some days, they like to lock up and not let me move for a short period of time. Other than that, still feeling pretty good. Sleep is 2-3 hour stints right now. Heartburn is still in full effect.
Week 38: Cold drinks, cold foods, salads, mom’s egg salad
Dislikes: Overly spicy things, red things (peppers, tomatoes etc.)
Body changes: My feet are starting to ache and my calfs are achy too. I don’t feel too swollen in my body but I am noticing a little bit of swelling in my face. The belly and baby are growing. My hips and adductors seem to be achy and like I want to pop them if I am able to. Peeing a lot still. Feels like she will throw here hand/arm down the birth canal to give it a quick check, awkward.
Week 39: (I can’t believe we are at week 39!!!) Cheeseburgers, hot dog, cold fruit, cold drinks with ice (iced tea, iced water, iced lemonade, iced cucumber/strawberry water)
Dislikes: Spicy things
Week 40: kale/brussels sprouts/cabbage salad, ICE cold water, lemonade, Christy’s moms guacamole, milkshakes, beer, cereal
Dislikes: lunch, cold meat
Body changes: feeling a little swollen in my feet and hands towards the ends of the day, I can tell my face has puffed up some as well as just feelings soft from loosing some muscle because I can’t lift like I was. Heartburn has been quite awful when it happens in the middle of the night, I wake up with it in my mouth, it is SO disgusting. I’ve cried everyday over something silly or hormonal for a week now. I try not to use the “hormonal card” but in this case, that is what is happening. Some days I have awesome energy others I’m zapped. Some days I feel super my old-me happy, easy going and ready to have fun and other days I feel like I’m going to lose it over things I have no control over and start going nutty.
Week 41: cold foods, lemonade, kombucha, carb type foods for lunch, Thai food
Dislike: plain vegetables, making food
Body changes: My right ankle is definitely swelling and it goes up my leg. My legs in general feel swollen and I’m looking forward to wearing shorts soon…but I have to just wait. I’d like to lift but the pressure overhead to my core/pelvic is not ideal. My bag veins are still an issue but seems to be a little better some days. It really depends on where the baby is laying in my belly. She also will scoot and cause a lot of pain for my hip. It locked up last week which was very painful and stressful. Heartburn/indigestion is still at a high and it doesn’t matter what I eat/when I eat or how much I eat it happens. Some days I’ve had huge appetite and others still very small. Walking is somewhat painful/tight in my lower abdomen and pelvic area. I feel like she dropped last week and can tell her head sits very low. Sleep continues to be 2 hour stretches and when I’m lucky 4 hour stretches, but that is really lucky. I’m still wearing my wedding ring and very happy about that! :)