I can’t even begin to tell you how disappointed I was when I didn’t get weird cravings with either pregnancy. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but man… I wanted a funny story to tell and I got nothing. Nothing. The closest I ever came was being desirous of lemony or gingery things so I would eat a lot of salads and drink a lot of juice, but it was never a craving.
(ps I just looked back over my pregnancy updates… how rage-filled can one tired pregnant woman be?! haha)
I did develop the mother of all sweet teeth however (I literally just typed “sweet tooths” I think I need more sleep), and would go hunting after every meal for something sweet to finish it off. I was suddenly neck-deep in family-size chocolate bars, cakes, cookies and custard the likes which have not been seen since Stacey circa 1992. But no pickles and ice cream, no peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches, no endless supply of rockmelon to salve the starving beast within.
It’s dreadful! But I do enjoy living vicariously through others so I asked around and did some digging. These are the weirdest but coolest (non-pica) pregnancy cravings I found. And may have gagged at.
- a lemon after dinner every night
- chicken nuggets covered in custard
- chewing on dry teabags
- canned corn cold out of the tin
- pizza dipped in icing
- meatballs and milk
- mustard sandwiches
- spicy beef jerky and strawberry ice cream
- chicken-flavoured 2 minute noodles on sandwiches
- fish skin
Fish skin! I mean really. That’s amazing.
So what did you eat? What did your mum eat when she was pregnant with you? Tell me everything!