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thread: Cravings

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    Feb 2003
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
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    Cravings

    After discussing bizarre cravings with Gypsy yesterday, I have been compelled to start a 'reveal all' thread in search of the grosest pregnancy craving out there!

    I'll start and say that some funny cravings I have when pregnant were:

    - Suimin instant noodles, but chucked out the noodles and only had the juice!

    - Icing sugar in a cup!

    Obviously my body was craving salt then sugar!



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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2003
    Western Australia
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    I don't think my boss was all that impressed when I turned up to work one day with a sardine and pickled onion sandwich!! Still sounds nice to me now!! LOL

    Well, when I was pregnant I turned into a cheese, milk and olives freak! Couldn't get enough of them!

    Also, anything sweet made me want to throw up - so much for the old wive's tale that craving savoury foods means you are having a boy!!

    I reckon Kel's Suimin thing is SOOOOOO funny! What a dag!!

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
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    Hamburger

    Every day...all day I crave a huge juicy hamburger with greasy chips!!!
    The weird thing is I have only been eating meat for a few months prior to PG and hamburgers were not on my need to eat list ever!! I was vego for 4 years!! And I usualy hate greasy food! I used to not eat anything fried....but now mmmmmmm.......

    Christy

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    I was very very boring

    For a week all i wanted to eat when pregnant with Kameron was apples and oranges. (I am not a fruit eater lol)

    Had no cravings with #2 as yet.

    love

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    Nentikobe Guest

    With number one, I craved peanut butter sandwiches every day. I HATED peanut butter before that! Didn't have anything with the other two though.

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    ragged_blossom Guest

    I craved sun-dried tomatoes, big time. It was a serious and expensive addiction! Just tonnes of them, on their own or in some nice soft bread. Other than that I had no appetite at all really. Oh, yeah, also plain potato chip and sundried tomato sandwiches too! And tomato sauce sandwiches. And sweet coconut rice pudding.
    I used to love peanut butter before I got pregnant, and whenever I ate it when I was pregnant I got really really sick -- so I stopped having it, because I was worried it may mean the baby was allergic to peanuts or something. I haven't been able to stomach peanuts ever since. I don't really like coconut rice anymore either :x

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    610

    Its funny what some women crave while they are pregnant. I remember hearing some women love smelling washing detergants etc, very weird!!

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    jenspag Guest

    i also craved the instant noodle juice! but I ate the noodles too... then DH decided I was eating too many noodles and not enough "real" food with nutrients and wouldn't let me buy anymore

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    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!
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    Oranges. Mandarins. Tangerines. Orange Fanta. Orange flavoured icy poles. Orange Starburts. Orange jelly. Orange snake lollies. Orange juice........I am not kidding, I drink about 2 litres a day! Anything orangey, especially the fake orange flavour!

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    ragged_blossom Guest

    hi girls,

    If you read my earlier post you will see I had a craving for all things tomato, especially sundried tomatoes -- well the craving came back with a vengeance a whole week before my BFP. I knew as soon as I had an unstoppable craving for sundried tomato that I was pregnant again :wink:

    Yummmm

    Another thing I've been craving a lot is polenta, and yesterday I made little polenta toasts and put thick thick vegemite on them :P

    Polenta with Sundried tomatoes! mmmmm

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
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    Hi there.... I'm off the hamburger cravings now and onto Poweraid or sports drinks... I don't know but its been the only way to curve nausea & vomitting (still, I know)...

    Hot chips still rear its ugly head now and then...


    Christy

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2003
    403

    With Emma it was anything Lemon ... lemonade icy poles, lemon squash, lemon cordial, lemon chicken, lemon chupachups ... the list goes on.

    With Jack I dont really remember ... spent a lot of time sick and then I think it was probably hot chips.

    This time ... pickled onions, gherkins, hot chips with gravy, cheese & onion chips ... so sour or salty :? Spent a lot of time not feeling like eating with this one either ... oh yeah the other thing is cereal at night time before I go to bed.

    Cheers

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    mum2one04 Guest

    My cravings were pretty boring. All I wanted was ice cream, but not any ice cream, Baskin Robbins ice cream. I drove my partner nuts. Every night nearly we would have to drive to Baskin Robbins so I could get my fix. In the end, however, I finally settled for ice cream brought from the supermarket. Thank god because Baskin Robbins ice cream isn't really that cheap.

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    babbakins Guest

    My first craving was just b4 i found out i was pregnant and it was hot chips dipped in cadbury cream eggs,
    then i craved mash for 7months, i also craved taco shells with jam,
    fresh bread and sweet tea and ICE lots and lots of ice.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
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    ahhh babbakins I just read your post and think I might have to have some mash now...mmmmmmmmmm.........


    Christy

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    Jen Schuster Guest

    Oh boy - Pinapple juice and Lollies (I love allens lollies - sorry couldnt resist). I have always been a big chocolate fan and never ate lollies but now - OMG - last week I went through a whole packet of snakes by myself - LOL (no wonder my clothes are getting tight!!!!)

    Love Jen

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    395

    I was always craving chocolate about ten minutes after the shop up the road shut. Then I bought multi-packs, and I don't have as much of a problem. Just wanted what I couldn't have I guess. It was funny, even if I couldn't see a clock, I knew when it was 8:15pm!

    Oh yeah, and on new year's eve (or very early morning day) I wanted gherkins. Specifically sliced gherkins, on Arnott's savoury flavoured shapes. I almost made my partner walk down to a 24hr McDonalds, the urge for gherkins was that bad. But by then it was 3 or 4 am, and I felt too guilty. The next day, I didn't want them anymore. That was weird.

    Can anyone top that?

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    J's_mummy Guest

    I remember when I was pregnant I craved frozen lasagne & fried egg, fried onion sandwiches.

    One thing I was madly craving for was soft serve ice-cream but as we all know it is a no-no during pregnancy. Poor DH would have to drive the long way home so we wouldn't pass a McDonalds or when we went shopping we would have to totally avoid Wendy's or Mr Whippy.

    Did or does anyones craving drive their partners crazy??

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