What are you craving (or did you crave) during pregnancy?

Cry Babies - Yum!
@ragmama (536)
United States
July 2, 2007 11:39am CST
With my first daughter, I craved peaches - although they never agreed with me - and school pizza (remember the kind they serve in wedges in school cafeterias? Yeah, you can't find them ANYWHERE when you really, really want them.) With this little girly, I haven't craved too much. The biggest thing has been Cry Babies - the sour gumballs. They're not easy to come across where I live either. My dear sweet husband actually found a plastic container of them in a convenience store last night, and had the poor cashier stand there and count out all 180 of them. I'm in sour heaven today!!:D So what did you crave?
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@surveygrrl (1270)
• United States
2 Jul 07
With my son it was taco's. Sometimes I would stop at Taco Bell on the way home from work. Then I would make taco's for dinner. Everything had to have hots or Banana peppers on it. I ate banana peppers straight out of the jar. I can't do that anymore. Oh and garlic pickles. With my daughter I ate a S'mores candy bar every day. Well, that is after I stopped throwing up for more then 10 minutes.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I had a different craving with each one of my kids - #1, son it was pizza all hours of the day and night - #2 son, Mexican, the hotter and spicier the better - #3, only daughter, it was McDonalds (note, her first word was fren fwry when she saw the arches), #4, son strawberries and strawberry icecream 24/7 (different from others he doesn't like strawberries).
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• United States
30 Jul 07
This time around I'm craving pizza rolls -- I eat them all the time. At first I was craving Philly cheese steaks, but I got over that one. I also about once or twice a week really get a craving for boneless buffalo wings, the really really spicy kind. It's all very odd. With my first pregnancy, I craved baja chicken chalupas from Taco Bell. That craving stopped when they accidentally gave me a steak one, and I got food poisoning. Yuck.
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
26 Jul 07
When I was pregnant, I had the worst cravings for grilled cheese sandwiches. I couldn't get enough of 'em. I think at some point though, I thought about it and realized that the only reason I wanted them was because they were a comfort food, and because for the first time I had an excuse to eat them in abundance, "because I was pregnant." I decided that they probably weren't the best thing to be eating for a growing baby, and stopped. My food aversions were a lot harder to deal with. The smell and taste of chicken made me ill for most of my pregnancy. I couldn't go near a KFC because the air was permeated with that smell. And eggs and pickles disgusted me. I think I was well into my 8th month before I could tolerate those foods again.
• United States
8 Jul 07
With my oldest I craved cheerios cereal but had to have chocolate syrup pour overtop of them. Second son I craved salad, all day Daughter I craved steak
8 Jul 07
at first nothing as i stoped eating, but all of a sudden it was ice cubes, id just chew on them, and fruit pastelle ice lollies, jam tarts and coll original doritos. Enjoy your sour sweets!
• United States
3 Jul 07
With my daughter it was oreas and milk shakes and with my son it was biscuits and gravy.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
3 Jul 07
OMG! I craved the school pizza too, with my first and the school chicken nuggets, but you are right cant find them anywhere... With my first I craved steak and potatoes. Although I could barely keep anything down. With my second I craved chocolate and sweets. With this one, I am craving different things, I craved cinnamon rolls yesterday and with all of them I craved milk...I would drink it it would taste so good, then immediately always come back up. But the doc said most of the needed nutrients would stay in my body for the baby, so I figured it was worth it =)
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 07
i am not pregnant and i don't think i can but i sure am craving for a pizza with everything on it. yum!
3 Jul 07
When I was expecting my son I craved bananas and cornflakes. Not such an unusual craving I suppose but at 3am in the morning I would wake up desperately wanting my bananas and cornflakes
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
3 Jul 07
I had head so much about pregnant ladies craving this and that before I got pregnant that when I did I was kind of expecting all those crazy cravings I heard about. TO my surprise I don't recall having any special craving when I was pregnant. I know I had the most wonderful time with both pregnancies but there was nothing really that I craved. I asked my husband if he noticed something in case I wasn't remembering and he told me that I didn't seem to have any special craving either time. I guess I'm one of the exceptions, but it appears that I didn't crave anything in special LOL
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
Nah,i do crave with my first son too.And i crave for buko halo-halo...An ice with a lot of different fruit in it inside the buko(coconut)...I love to eat and i crave on eating it a lot.I dont care if it is already 10pm.I still love to eat and if i cant,it will surely made me cry...hahahaha...And yes i did cry once when my husband forgot to buy before going home from work...
@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 07
I'm craving for ice tea and ice tea. Everyday! haha! :) I love to eat bananas and especially cold things. :)
• United States
3 Jul 07
when i was pregnant with my daughter all i ever wanted was swiss steak and peanutbutter milkshakes LOL and yeast rolls lordy mercy i craved those things so badly ..i think all my family was getting ready to kill me cause i would beg my mom to make it almost every other day for 9 mths LOL
• United States
3 Jul 07
I used to crave the hotdogs and grape slush puppies that they had in this little restaurant in Walmart. I used to make my husband drive 25 minutes to the only Walmart that had them to get me them at least twice a week.
@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jul 07
as for my first born i just want to eat fruits at no particular kind just eat lots of them..but i dont like the smell of spices especially during the sauteeing part..
• Indonesia
3 Jul 07
Thank god I didn't have any craving when I was pregnant,..But guess what?? My husband had one! lol...He craved for 'rujak' (traditional food consists of fruits with spicy brown sugar sauce on them) during my pregnancy...and he is away in another town at that time!
@eashoor (307)
• Canada
2 Jul 07
So far I have been mainly craving middle eastern food. Today I craved chicken shawarma and found a recipe online but it was nothing like what I was expecting.
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
2 Jul 07
I have three children and had cravings with them all. Each one of them was a different craving. The first one it was peanut m&ms and apple juice. The second one was chocolate of any kind and the last one was doughnuts from the local doughnut shop.
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
2 Jul 07
With my first child I craved 100 Grand candy bars and Denny's onion rings with Honey Mustard dressing. With my second it was mashed potatoes, ALOT of mashed potatoes! LOL And with my son I also craved peaches, and for some reason eggplant parmigiana. My sis is pregnant now and starting cravings, she's drinking a ton of chocolate mile and broccoli cheese soup! LOL I told her if she ever wants fried chicken to call me, I'll share a bucket with her!