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What was your craving? Am disgusted by mine but my god they are lovely!!!

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Richmond sausages. God know what is in them and god the fat that comes out of them but I could eat a dozen in a heart beat !!

Mr Richmond, ship them my way please.

LeChatRouge Sun 21-Apr-13 13:53:44

Mine was boiled eggs. Haven't eaten one since.....19 years later!

melliebobs Sun 21-Apr-13 13:55:48

Lol dont have sausages often but Richmond are nice. It's best not to ask what's in them though.

When I was pregnant didn't have any cravings till the last 2 months and it was bacon. I didn't previously care for bacon but then I loved it. One day I went through a whole packet grin

PiHigh Sun 21-Apr-13 13:56:09

Ready Salted Chipsticks and my God are they hard to find. All the supermarkets stock salt & vinegar but I didn't want them. Think the sales assistant in Home Bargains must have thought Dh was a bit odd when he bought 48 packets (their entire stock) blush

cantpooinpeace Sun 21-Apr-13 14:06:48


wonkylegs Sun 21-Apr-13 14:08:55

Mcdonalds strawberry milkshake - no idea why because I don't usually have them but instantly knew that's what I wanted.

Lydia161290 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:10:09

Soft egg noodles with soy sauce!

Signet2012 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:11:26

Salt and vinegars walkers. It would stop morning sickness instantly.

Later on ryvitas soft cheese ribena and pickled onions. Would do myself a plate of it every night at 11pm.

Blue slushes from one particular shop

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 21-Apr-13 14:11:47

Chicken noodle soup, had to make it in the middle of the night an everything. Only lasted till about 16 weeks, I'm 26 weeks just now makes me feel sick even to think about it.

Don't really want anything specific just now.

xigris Sun 21-Apr-13 14:13:26

Orange juice: had to be the not-from-concentrate super expensive kind. I used to drink about 2 litres a day and probably accounts for most of the 2.5 stone I put on.....

MrsBucketxx Sun 21-Apr-13 14:15:49

mine was garlic in everthing, I must of stunk.

I still love it now too blush

Fudgemallowdelight Sun 21-Apr-13 14:21:27

Cheese with dd1. She loved cheese as a toddler and would keep asking for more once she had had some.
Anything sweet with dd2. She has a very sweet tooth funnily enough (unlike dd1.)

Have eaten six sausages, feel a bit sick!

Thought was having girl but has sausage craving with DS so not so sure now!

PoohBearsHole Sun 21-Apr-13 14:33:19

Peanut butter sandwiches with jam, or the American mixed version. Gross!

Sherry. Not a good craving!

IsThatTrue Sun 21-Apr-13 14:44:11

Tomatoes and pickled onions. I do not like tomatoes or pickled onions!

Mars bar ice creams or that could have just been me being a greedy bitch

PseudoBadger Sun 21-Apr-13 14:49:55

McDonalds cheese burger and fries. And also Herta frankfurters.

QueenofClean Sun 21-Apr-13 14:50:03

anything to do with chocolate with DD1 - can't stand chocolate normally.

anything to do with apples with DD2

QueenofClean Sun 21-Apr-13 14:50:03

anything to do with chocolate with DD1 - can't stand chocolate normally.

anything to do with apples with DD2

Oooooohhhh sherry. I would kill for a sherry shandy right now!

SomethingOnce Sun 21-Apr-13 14:53:10

cantpoo and xigris, did you have girls?

I had major citrus love with DD and it's supposed to be a sign.

Cheese sandwiches. Thick slices of sharp cheddar, butter, soft white bread. It was perfect and the only meal which didn't start off my heartburn.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 21-Apr-13 14:53:41

Satsumas , lemonade, tomato juice
And I licked the side of a matchbox once!

soaccidentprone Sun 21-Apr-13 14:54:40

Apricot jam on white toast. Yumgrin

PoppyAmex Sun 21-Apr-13 14:55:39

DD1 - cheese! Also went off chocolate forever and I used to love it.

Now with DC2 it's apples, just bought 6 different varieties at the supermarket and am in heaven. The most underrated fruit ever, I tell you!

Convert Sun 21-Apr-13 14:59:47

Minty chocolate with ds1. DH got really funny looks buying me ten mint aeros at a time to avoid going to the shop all the time!
Breaded mushrooms with ds2. He actually comes up in a rash if he has something with mushrooms in.
Chip shop chips drowned in salt and vinegar with dd, and orange lucozade!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 21-Apr-13 15:02:33

Ice cubes and refreshers as well as sniffing bleach.

paperclips Sun 21-Apr-13 15:05:35

Breakfast cereals with ice cold milk. Shreddies being my favourite. I would have about 5 different types in the cupboard, and eat 3-4 bowls in a row.

It then moved on to wanting anything sickly sweet. Previously although I liked chocolate, I could only eat small amounts. When pregnant I could eat tons of really sickly mars bars etc.

ds sour cream and chives dip

dd1 ice and orange

dd2 ice innocent or copella orange large bottle a day! and any chocolate that contained peanut butter kit kats/reeses

Spannah01 Sun 21-Apr-13 15:19:59

Avocados. Would even buy avocado oil use is as stretch mark oil, literally cover myself in it after a shower-sometimes twice a day grin

SuffolkNWhat Sun 21-Apr-13 15:23:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

xigris Sun 21-Apr-13 15:28:56

SomethingOnce nope! 3 boys! Funny you should ask though as I kept getting told that orange juice was a girl-type craving. Pooh I craved gin and cigarettes with DS2. Very odd as haven't smoked for donkeys years and usually hate the smell now. I kept those cravings quiet from my rather catsbum mouth midwife! grin

With dd was ice lollies and satsumas.

DS was sausage and mash although I don't like sausages, that's why am thinking g this a boy now. I also crunched Ice cubes and messed up all of my teeth! Wasn't the taste, just the crunch that did it !

perplexedpirate Sun 21-Apr-13 15:31:27

Washing powder. I used to suck on the clothes when they came out of the machine. blush

Would kill for a menthol cigarette if only to help me have a poo!

SomethingOnce Sun 21-Apr-13 15:32:21

Bang goes that idea, then! smile

BreastmilkCrucifiesAFabLatte Sun 21-Apr-13 15:32:36

Trebor's ExtraStrong Mints. Nothing else would suffice. Ugh.

Figgygal Sun 21-Apr-13 15:33:19

Marshmallows 16mo later I still think about them ALL the time hmm

Camdenprincess Sun 21-Apr-13 16:15:21

With dd1 I craved anything and everything and wanted the most sweet things I could find...mars bars, ice poles and skittles.
With this pregnancy I seem to want more savoury things and seem to crave eggs and cheese!!

Rico08 Sun 21-Apr-13 16:15:34

With DS I craved coco-pops and salt & vinegar kettle crisps (had to be kettles!)

I have not really craved anything this pregnancy until last couple of weeks (I'm 36 weeks) and I craved horseradish sauce (I've even had horseradish sauce spread thickly on bread!) and rubber. The smell of certain types of rubber (car mats/hot water bottles) is lovely and makes me want to lick/chew/suck it blush.

I know, I'm weird

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Sun 21-Apr-13 16:32:18

Quavers, which I hadn't eaten since junior school when they changed the flavour and they started making me feel sick. I still sometimes cant bear the smell, but I have to have them and they have to be cheeses flavour.

TripTheLightFanjotastic Sun 21-Apr-13 16:39:21

DS1 kfc chicken and white chocolate at the same time. Very specific, had to be the chicken bits and squares of white chocolate in the same mouthful. DS2,no cravings at all, I was a little disappointed smile

yogafan Sun 21-Apr-13 16:41:44

Mars bar ice creams have been doing it for me too. And ovaltine, malteasers... Had a phase of craving anchovies, and had pasta with broccoli and anchovies 3 days in a row...

yogafan Sun 21-Apr-13 16:43:08

Coke and ready salted crisps last preg, had to have them every day, usually after a violent bout of morning sickness

Dairylea triangles and milk, actually dairy generally

Sweet things! Midget gems, chocolate, ice cream, crunchy nut cornflakes

Also puddings with fruit in them such as apple crumble etc which I've never liked in my life!

Had a massive craving for a greasy sausage roll yesterday morning and was gutted that the bakery was closed sad

A particular brand of cheap lemonade with #1, cold milk with #2.

An aversion to anything fish related, especially prawns, with both. Also a complete lack of interest in chocolate- very out of character! Different sexes so not anything that can be pinned on that.

Wish there was a vomit emoticon for KFC and white chocolate together! confused

Gingerbreadpixie Sun 21-Apr-13 16:56:11

Dairylea, petite filous and mint magnums :D

Oh and today, marmalade!

Steffanoid Sun 21-Apr-13 16:57:16

Oranges in any form towards the start,the more orange tasting the better, the people in my office didn't like me much, then on to disgustingly greasy fatty burgers from the fast food giants, I made DP drive through the drive thru after we ate cause the craving wasn't satisfied, am currently coming out of a salt and vinegar phase, the co-op Chardonnay vinegar ones are good cause they're so tangy and delicious, this thread is making me hungry!!

Branleuse Sun 21-Apr-13 17:07:31

bath sponges.

in every pregnancy, and all through puberty

Anchovies with ds
Liquorice and KitKat with dd

orangeandlemons Sun 21-Apr-13 17:16:55

Ds: white chocolate, milk
Dd: cucumber, lettuce, cream crackers, sparkling water. Am sure that was all I ate in the last trimester.

With both dc I loved the smell of dust, tar and creosote. I used to stand in the cellar sniffing or inhaling roadworks

PistachioTruffle Sun 21-Apr-13 17:26:30

So far, ice cold 7up in a can, and runny egg yolks blush

rachywhite83 Sun 21-Apr-13 18:11:58

carrots apples and toast with marmite !

Luciferswench Sun 21-Apr-13 18:15:52

cheese strangles grin has to be dairylea too currently oh and sour cream with various veg for dipping. I hate cheese strangles. Had a craving for milk i dont like milk either. I drank a pint and half the other day whilst everyone looked on bewildered.
Beetroot pickled in spirit not malt vinegar with everything if possible.
Beef crisps seabrook are the favourites.

Im currently 17 wks not looking forward to other cravings if the dairylea and milk are anything to go by.
My other 3 pregnancies werent too bad for cravings.

Yvonney Sun 21-Apr-13 18:19:27

Pihigh - its ready salted chipsticks for me too! I get them from the Co-op ;-)

Yvonney Sun 21-Apr-13 18:20:05

Pihigh - its ready salted chipsticks for me too! I get them from the Co-op ;-)

Growlithe Sun 21-Apr-13 18:23:11

Those Frijj milkshakes for both pregnancies. I can't stomach anything milky when not pregnant. Guessing the babies needed calcium.

megarobotdiscoparty Sun 21-Apr-13 18:30:52

Cheese cheese cheese - I leave a trail of babybel wrappers wherever I go. Milkshakes. Icecream. DH is vegan so was practically dairy free before I got pg- goes to show your body craves what it needs.

(doesn't account for all the chocolate though....sigh)

MoodyDidIt Sun 21-Apr-13 18:35:09

cheese. KFC. chippy fish and chips with lots of salt and vinegar blush

i try not to give in to them much as i'll end up size of a house grin

Frostyfoxy Sun 21-Apr-13 18:36:16

I craved my DH's homemade chilli con carne. I didn't actually realise it was a craving until I drove to the supermarket and bought just red kidney beans as we had the other ingredients but not them!

Before I knew I was pregnant I started drinking coffee, I didn't like it before and then a few days after the positive pregnancy test I went right off it again and couldn't even stand the smell of it anywhere near me!

olgaga Sun 21-Apr-13 18:42:24

I had caesar salad on 8 out of 10 days when I was around 5 months. Couldn't face it again for two years.

Used to fry fresh mackerel (served with apple sauce) regularly before pregnancy, couldn't stand the smell of it cooking when pregnant.

Have never cooked it since - 12 years later I still couldn't.

MoodyDidIt Sun 21-Apr-13 18:43:18

oh and lemon and lime fizzy pop, been getting through loads of it


blueshoes Sun 21-Apr-13 19:14:39

Red meat - had to have it! I was having a boy.

takingachance Sun 21-Apr-13 19:19:00

Branleuse that is pretty strange!! Can imagine most cravings - but not sponges!!

SomethingOnce Sun 21-Apr-13 19:24:26

Is bath sponge not a type of cake? shock

SomethingOnce Sun 21-Apr-13 19:25:14

As in Bath, the place?

mouseymummy Sun 21-Apr-13 19:25:23

With dd1 it was pickled beetroot dipped in mint sauce :-/ odd but my God it was lush!
With dd2 it was something dh named the god burger, a really cheap square sausage with shed loads of cheese in a t cake. It set my heartburn off so had to avoid... I had one the other day, vom!!

With this pg, salt and vinegar crisps and fruit... Especially melon and grapes. I buy 2 melons a week atm.

DXBMermaid Sun 21-Apr-13 19:28:47

Starbucks caramel frappachino's! Also mango, baby carrots, mars ice cream and cakes.

Can not stand steak and other red meat. Olives taste weird too and not too keen on eggs either.

First 8 weeks - coke of all varieties and brands i just neeeeeded coke

From 8 weeks - mcdonalds hmm i don't even like it but the satisfied almost orgasm sound i make when eating it tells a different tale!

YoniRanger Sun 21-Apr-13 19:32:29

I drank litres of Lilt and ate bananas all day.

I like neither!

PhieEl06 Sun 21-Apr-13 19:35:52

Pop tarts, orange juice, salt & vinegar crisps, malted milk biscuits, orange lucozade & now it's cheap orange ice lollies oh & peri peri mayo on everything!

Pickled stuff. Predominantly gerkins, pickled eggs ans sauerkraut. Also those Wierd hoy dogs that are in jars in brine.

Oooh orange fanta now and again too i go through a day or two of obsession then hate it again.. this dc is doibg my head in!

Dd1 was coffee and brown sauce on toast also spicy indian curries.

Ds was chocolate <which i would throw up straight after eating> scrambled eggs <i can barely eat them since> oh and smoked sausage and chips mmm i still love that grin

Obvs dd2 is my pp

ExRatty Sun 21-Apr-13 19:56:00

Pears. Hundreds and hundred of pears.
No interest before and after

cupcake78 Sun 21-Apr-13 20:06:57

At the moment it's cheese (Stilton and mature cheddar in particular) celery and carrots. Also loving strawberries, pink grapefruit and pineapple.

DwellsUndertheSink Sun 21-Apr-13 20:17:46

DD: another one with citrus cravings....top quality juice all the way - gallons of the stuff. I was dreadfully sick in early days, and could only eat sainsburys singapour noodles. EVery day, for months.

DS1: Fish. Fish and more Fish. Tuna, salmon, tinned pilchards, anchovies, - and once, in desperation, a packet of prawn cocktail flavoured skips (Bleurgh!). They loved me in the office......Interestingly, he is my little swimmer....

DS2: Avocado pears with Worcestershire sauce.

Baked potatoes with tuna mayonnaise, cheese, beetroot and pineapple.
My colleagues clocked that I was pregnant before I told them!

Exhaustipated Sun 21-Apr-13 20:33:04

Salt and vinegar crisps. Sour sweets. Sometimes together...

LoganMummy Sun 21-Apr-13 20:39:48

Currently 33 weeks and loving all food - more about quantity rather than quality at the moment!

Eating loads of macaroni cheese, trifle and milk. Think it must be the calcium I'm after!

PuggyMum Sun 21-Apr-13 20:47:42

Fizzy Vimto. Full sugar. Am about ready to pop right now!!

SomebodyWillGetHurt Sun 21-Apr-13 21:23:33

Ice Cubes!! Was sat up past midnight sometimes waiting for fresh Batch!

LouiseD29 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:30:21

Heinz tomato soup and ice cold beer - obviously only giving into one of those, but the other's not going away. Becks Blue just doesn't cut it. Allowed myself half a pint of the real stuff after successful 20 week scan and my god, it was good!

EugenesAxe Sun 21-Apr-13 21:30:28

In my case I found things I like normally became loads more desirable. The two big ones were spearmint and chlorine/bleach.

So the first was satisfied by spearmint Polos (about 4 or 5 at a time) and the second, ironically, London/Kent tap water. My superhuman nose picked out all the chlorine added to sterilise the water; I swilled a bit to derive maximum satisfaction.

With dd1 it was cold raw carrots i would buy a kg pack on the way to work everyday and place them in the fridge and munch on them all day on the way home i would buy a another pack for night time

Dd2 it was strong chedder cheese

With DD1 big bowls of Spar tinned peas (no other brand was right!) mixed with tinned pineapple, salted anchovies and a spoon of red onion marmalade.

With DD2 ready made poppadums with horseradish and cranberry sauce. I could eat a pack of 12 poppadms and half a jar of each sauce in each sitting. Also Ikea sliced gerkins on rich tea biscuits with salted butter.

BiteTheTopsOffIcedGems Sun 21-Apr-13 21:43:51

This time it's salad, fruit I love and I hate junk food.
If you knew me in real life you would be shocked.

Strawberry milk. Gallons of the stuff.

Couldn't have milk in my tea though.

Capri Sun Blackcurrant flavour , I would get through a big box a day

The skin off the cooked chicken portions from the deli in Tesco. Ummm.....

mcgilly Mon 22-Apr-13 01:06:38

Sushi. Cheese, especially feta. Ice. The last one was horrible because it was like my craving was a fire that I couldn't put out.
Oh and an unbearable thirst that woke me up several times in the night ... At one stage I was drinking five litres of water, especially soda water, a day. Doctors could find nothing wrong and it vanished with delivery.
Thank you OP for reminding me not to get pregnant again.
Chocolate too but I regard that as part of a balanced diet and not a craving at all.

devonsmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 01:13:12

Ds - pickled beetroot , I hate it usually! I could eat a whole tub of beetroot & carrot salad .
Also Indian .... Must have had one twice a week (would've been more if money were no object)
DD - horrendous all day sickness and could only stomach chip shop fish minus the batter up until 20weeks.

syl1985 Mon 22-Apr-13 01:27:26

First pregnancy:
Peanut sauce with everything (a Dutch type or sauce made out of peanut butter, milk and spices)

Second pregnancy:
I needed them sometimes in the middle of the night. Going around in the kitchen and looking everywhere for it.
My husband then always made sure he hide some bars from me. That when I thought I had all eaten them and I got a chocolate attack at night time. He always had some for me.
So sweet

Third pregnancy:
Lemon juice with everything.

Fourth pregnancy: (I'm pregnant at this moment)
Hamburgers!!! I just LOVE them. I dream about them. I sometimes can't sleep until I made myself a hamburger.
My favorite are the Mc Donald hamburgers.
I don't know what they do with them. I never can make mine taste as good as theirs.
Thankfully there's no Mc here in this area. Otherwise I'd eat myself fat, sick and poor on those lovely hamburgers.

What I sooo want to do!!!
Go to Mc Donalds and eat as much hamburgers as I possible can. My husband promised me that he'll take me to the mc sometime in this pregnancy for to let my dream come true.

Beer and dirty hot singapore noodles. blush

I lived on non-alcoholic Becks with DS1. Couldn't stop craving it. Then after he was born I realised how bloody fecking awful it is! Can't stand the taste of it now.

And MacDonald's chips and coke with DS2. Much more socially acceptable than previous craving. smile

EugenesAxe Mon 22-Apr-13 02:33:45

Exratty - actually me too, but I still enjoy them a lot in a pudding scenario. Pear and avocado pear. The latter felt somehow cleansing.

ripsishere Mon 22-Apr-13 02:42:28

Potato samosas and skittles sweets.
That's what my DD was grown on. Everything else made me vomit.
We were lucky, the supermarket made the samosas hourly and kept a whole box of skittles just for me.

louiseD29 try Bavaria 0% as its not bad!

weebleknievel Mon 22-Apr-13 09:09:04

In no particular order...

Mackerel pate
Frijj banana milkshakes
Strawberry angel delight
Mint imperials
Birdseye potato waffles with loads of salt and vinegar and Nandos peri peri chip sprinkle and then dipped in salad cream
Robinsons apple and blackcurrant cordial
Primula cheese with chives or ham
Nutella thickly spread on toast
Aunt bessies yorkshires with loads of salt on, about 4 at a time

OP - I could just eat Richmond sausages now! They are so bad but taste so good!! Sausage wise I only like either really good "proper" ones from the butcher or really crappy ones like Richmond or tinned hot dogs (no middle ground with me!) this is not just a pg thing though

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Mon 22-Apr-13 09:13:22

mine was the smell of Old Holborn rolling tobacco. confused

Before it was being smoked obviously. I'm a none smoker too so I still don't get it. grin

MummyJetsetter Mon 22-Apr-13 09:16:06

McDonald's strawberry milkshakes. x

Jins Mon 22-Apr-13 09:23:22

DS1 started off being marmite. Then I moved on to oranges. I'm not keen on either.

DS2 was cherries, oranges and a particular fruit drink. I think it was rio

With DD I craved steak and broccoli, or doughnuts and icecream. Other than broccoli, I didn't like any of them before.

This time round I was just really into fruit and veg, steak and fish, until Friday. Now I want falafel! I've had it for every meal except lunch on Sunday blush

Fresh fruit & loads of it. On it's own or chopped into muesli with yoghurt & milk.

Particularly loved plums, pomegranates & these weird Asian pears that I found in Morrisons at the time.
Cinnamon buns.
Chips with loads of salt & vinegar and s&v crisps. (Normally don't partic like vinegar.)
Baked potato with butter & loads of black pepper and/or mild cheddar (normally this is tasteless to me, prefer strong cheese)
Lemon jelly babies.
Garibaldi biscuits.

In fact that was pretty much my entire pregnancy diet, anything else made me feel gippy.

Also autumn fruits cordial that Morrisons used to do - haven't seen it in there for a while, but I expect it wouldn't taste the same now anyway!

MrsSpagBol Mon 22-Apr-13 09:37:16

All these cravings are making mine seem distinctly average. Yours are all so creative!

- skittles
-orange kit kats
-m&s strawberry scones
-mango and pineapple
-prawn cocktail crisps

Fab41 Mon 22-Apr-13 09:40:58

Ambrosia cream rice in little pots, cold. Oh, and Alpro chocolate soya desserts. Haven't touched either since and that was 10 yrs ago

CitrusyOne Mon 22-Apr-13 10:20:29

Freezing cold jelly. Any flavour.

And also at various stages, cheese and pickle sandwiches, freezing cold berries, caffeine free diet coke (pints and pints of it), flavoured fizzy water.

None of this is at all appealing now I'm no longer pregnant!

Fakebook Mon 22-Apr-13 10:31:26

Nothing yet with this pregnancy. With dd it was cheese and with DS it was come.

Fakebook Mon 22-Apr-13 10:32:01


SeriousStuff Mon 22-Apr-13 10:40:45

My filthiest were salt and vinegar crisps and anything battered or breaded e.g. frozen battered cod, fish fingers, chicken dippers (I never usually buy these things!), also mash and gravy, cheese and tomato sandwiches and orange juice with lemonade.

Luckily, they stopped 2 weeks ago!

SomethingOnce Mon 22-Apr-13 11:54:41

Lol, Fake, for a moment there it looked like the world's most regrettable overshare!

weebleknievel Mon 22-Apr-13 12:15:05

LOL fake just spat my tea out reading that!

Apanicaday Mon 22-Apr-13 12:52:34

Granny Smiths apples. Happened with DS2, and again this time. They have to be from the fridge though - ones that have been out and aren't cold just aren't good enough smile. I hate granny smiths when I'm not pregnant - but at the moment am eating at least 5 a day!

WhereMyMilk Mon 22-Apr-13 12:59:59

Banana sandwiches made with fresh white bread, butter (thick), banana & sugar!
Dandelion and burdock pop-by the pint!
Microwave popcorn.
All with DD

With DS was mash & gravy-& not lovely homemade stuff-was the stuff you get in a packetblush

Nowt, except at 4 months pregnant with DS1 I had a month where every night I had to have the following for dinner:

Grilled mackerel, served with, cabbage sautéed with caramelised onions and garlic added to buttery mashed potato with a tbsp of mustard mixed in.

rrreow Mon 22-Apr-13 13:20:43

Cucumber at the moment (32w). I think it probably has something to do with hydration/thirst levels. It's actually the first time I've craved anything specific during this pregnancy! With my first pregnancy I went through stages of craving all sorts of different things (weirdest thing was beer) but that has been completely absent this time.

rrreow Mon 22-Apr-13 13:21:37

gringrin Fakebook

toni1bump Mon 22-Apr-13 13:47:18

Im only 8 weeks today and already have cravings! Mine are peppermint polo mints, tropical juice (the dangerously expensive and fattening not-from-concentrate) and wotsits.... First time pregnant and they the only things that stop my nausea!! Just wish they were healthier 8)..

MrsSpagBol Mon 22-Apr-13 15:19:47

LOL Fakebook

Teaandflapjacks Mon 22-Apr-13 16:07:13

At first satsumas, and anything orange smelling/tasting. My MIL came round with an orange scented candle one day which I just would sniff, unlit, for ages, and carried round the flat with me. I am having a girl.

Gherkins dipped in mustard - a jar at a time hmm makes me feel ill now though, and S&V crisps,

Currently cheese and tomato sandwiches on plastic white bread with real butter, special K with full fat, very cold milk.

PoohBearsHole Mon 22-Apr-13 16:34:12

The smell of fish fingers or anything cooking made my stomach turn. Dd lived on toast for 6months!

I had to read that twice,and then I snorted ginger cordial everywhere...


Sallypuss Mon 22-Apr-13 18:29:14

Carrots. Shedloads of the dratted things. Had to nip out of work this afternoon to get more - this baby's going to either be bugs bunny or have fantastic nocturnal eyesight grin

Fakebook Mon 22-Apr-13 19:23:11

grin damn autocorrect - I apologise for the spurting of beverages, I did it too when I saw what I'd written!

Lol sallypuss!

BiteTheTopsOffIcedGems Mon 22-Apr-13 19:57:04

Does anyone else crave water? I can go a entire day only drinking one cupof tea but now I can drink SO much water, is that normal?

honey86 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:25:06

slush puppies n other very cold beverages x

honey86 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:28:16

just read fakebooks comment wondering what was so funny, then i saw it n the penny dropped grin hahaha
i know some ladies crave salty things but shock LoL grin

girliefriend Mon 22-Apr-13 20:37:45

Hahahhahaha at Fakebook!!! I just made the cat jump off the sofa I laughed so loud!!!

I craved sweets esp jelly babies, cereal of any description, eggs.

By the way op I love Richmond sausages please don't tell me they are bad for me grin

cathpip Mon 22-Apr-13 20:38:43

With my ds anything that tasted of orange and Mr Kipling's cherry bakewell tarts. With dd it was cheese on toast and coke.

Thingiebob Mon 22-Apr-13 20:45:46

Ice poles and ready salted Walkers crisps!

MarvellousYou Mon 22-Apr-13 20:47:26

Ice, the smell of bleach/chlorine and cheese and onion crisps (has to be walkers). I'm pregnant now and go swimming not for the exercise but for the smell of chlorine. I could just sit in reception and save myself £3.70 a time.

tequilacream Mon 22-Apr-13 20:52:41

1st trimester - frankfurters; herring in cream, apples and gherkins; soured cabbage juice; 2nd trimester - cheesy doritos smile and freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice from the beginning (have to have a glass every morning). Lets see what 3rd trimester brings.

Yonionekanobe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:56:29

I have just devoured two smoked cheese and lime pickle rolls and want more

On my first pregnancy it was anything salty but pepperoni and chilli pizza was like Michelin star food to me. An American Hot four times a week towards the end blush

Yonionekanobe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:57:31

Ha ha ha. Crying fakebook

MERLYPUSS Mon 22-Apr-13 22:04:31

With DT's I had two distinct cravings. Sweet and creamy so things like youghurt and mac D strawberry milkshake (hate, and always have, anything strawberry flavour) and sharp/sour stuff. I used to get a cheeseburger with extra gherkins, throw away the meat and fill th ebun with ketchup.
Ideal dinner was large bowl of rice crispies with loads of sugar followed by a bowl of lemon sorbet [ confused ]

DoingTheSwanThing Mon 22-Apr-13 22:55:13

McDonald's cheese burgers. I don't believe I'd eaten a single one pre-pregnancy (and was veggie).
Also sweetcorn egg drop soup from a specific takeaway. OH took pity on me about 11pm one night, but the bastards put chicken in it. Cried my heart out I did.

DS-irn-bru,salt & vinegar pringles, cups of oxo, & vodka & coke (didn't give in to the last one, but by god did i want it)

DD- coke zero, indian takeaway, strawberry refesher bars, & again, vodka & coke.

this little one- orange lucozade & salt & vinegar kettle chips- but i'm only around the 12 week mark so who knows what else i'll crave.

Ooooohhhh this is fun to read. Makes mine seem tame.

Yes Richmond sausages are called chicken lip sausages in this house.

Yesterday mine was caramelised onion houmous with pitta and carrots and celery. Been up all night with the most horrific wind!blush

I like the really specific cravings though. Wonder what makes people think of such weird combos? How it pops into your brain?

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 23-Apr-13 07:56:04

Fried egg sandwiches and olives with DS. Nothing specific with DD (how boring!)

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 23-Apr-13 07:57:11

Madame don't they say it's if your body craves some particular nutrient? Though can't explain chicken and chocolate- bleurgh!

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 23-Apr-13 07:58:27

I used to love having breakfast first thing, then taking DD to childminder and coming back for breakfast 2: fried egg sandwich on buttered bread with lots of salt! Mmmmm...

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 23-Apr-13 07:59:18

(on maternity leave, before DS arrived I mean... I did have a couple of lovely days to myself!)

MERLYPUSS Tue 23-Apr-13 09:13:36

My sister would eat Marmite with carrot sticks in the same quantity as huomous washed down with cream soda. That must've created some interesting post meal burps!

RJM17 Tue 23-Apr-13 09:26:40

Mine has been cold milk and chicken. All I want to eat is chicken and all I've drank is milk and dandelion and burdock. Not too bad or unhealthy. Hoping it doesn't get any worse x

Teaandflapjacks Tue 23-Apr-13 11:19:19

I was chuckling about Fakebook all last night to myself. I thought of another one - the steam that comes off a fresh lemon lemsip. Obviously I can't drink it - but DH needed one on and off over the winter with terrible colds, and I would always make it, and sit there holding said cup and sniffing it, with an inane look on my face until I deemed it 'cool enough' for DH to drink! blush

Franykins Tue 23-Apr-13 12:20:31

Haha Fakebook everyone in the office just stared at me for my random outburst of laughter haha.

I am only 8 weeks but before I found out and till about 1 1/2 weeks ago it was Soreen malted loaf, for breakfast and snacks all day. I hate stuff with fruit in, always have, I like fresh fruit but just not in stuff. Also scrambled eggs on crumpets with ketchup (don't normally like ketchup) Not really craving anything atm, I do keep thinking about take aways!

TinaO99 Wed 24-Apr-13 16:20:32

mine aren't so much food cravings as smell cravings, I can't get enough of the smell of creosote in DUy shops, petrol fumes and exhaust fumes, I was the same during my first pregnancy!

Gingerbreadpixie Fri 26-Apr-13 11:21:41

Cheese and salad cream sandwiches! I'm obsessed!!

Mrsambition Fri 26-Apr-13 11:34:15

@perplexedpirate oh thank god am not the only one!!!

SURF WASHING UP POWDER EMMMMM smells so good i could eat it (obv i dont) My DH thinks am mad.... i love it so much i smell it all the time and have little samples of it all over the house!! blush

littleomar Fri 26-Apr-13 11:36:20

I REALLY wanted a cigarette the other day. I've never smoked.

sweetiepie1979 Fri 26-Apr-13 11:44:58

Tomatoes with first pregnancy. Im 16 weeks pregnant with second I'm 34 years old never had a mc Donald's in my life to now. I've had 2 in a month big mac and fries, I don't understand it, I know it's rubbish food with no goodness I wouldn't have touched it if not pregnant. Weird!

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 12:21:25

Mine was Snickers bars and Maoms - still no idea the correct pronunciation of the latter! Oh and cheese, lots and lots of cheese.
Cheese was DD's first word and she would eat it all day if I let her (no coincidence I'm sure). Managed to avoid her trying Snickers and Maoms so far though wink

Pyrrah Fri 26-Apr-13 12:26:04

I had severe pica...

I went nuts over coal tar shampoo and the old-fashioned moth balls (didn't eat them, just sniffed them incessantly - tried very hard not too, but kept sneaking off to the kitchen - it was like crack!)

Eating wise, crushed ice by the ton.

Turned out I had very severe anaemia. Crushed ice is a give-away for that apparently.

wispa31 Fri 26-Apr-13 12:57:27

fish finger sandwiches with ketchup has been my brekky all this week. also getting through 2-3 boxes a week of the magnum infinity choc lollies. half price in tescos so i buy a box every time im in
couple weeks back it was oatcakes with smoked applewood cheese and innkeepers choice cheese, both with branston pickle on top.
also taken a real liking to the smell of my fabric softner, reminds me of my grannys house on wash day. been sniffing a towel that was washed other day.

LadyMaryCrawley Fri 26-Apr-13 13:07:01

Tinned peaches in syrup
Milk, gallons and gallons of it
then towards the end, coca cola, the normal version, not the sugar free stuff.

octanegirl Fri 26-Apr-13 13:27:28

Scotch eggs, pork pies and cheese. I completely went off cakes and chocolate for a while - till I was about 8 months!

I am eating waaaay too many portions of chips with waaaay too much salt and vinegar.

I can't stop thinking about them. This baby is going to come out soaked in vinegar.

Arrggghh my mouth is watering.

sweetiepie1979 Fri 26-Apr-13 13:43:58

Do you think it's ok to eat all this crap? I'm on strong codeine as well makes me feel even worse, poor baby! I take pregnacure in the hope that helps.

javotte Fri 26-Apr-13 13:52:07

DA and DD1 : tomatoes with feta.
DD2 : tinned peaches in syrup (Hi LadyMaryCrawley!) and pâté en croûte (the French pork pie).

javotte Fri 26-Apr-13 13:52:38

I meant DS and DD1, of course.

siluria Fri 26-Apr-13 13:57:22

sweetipie you're fine - there are thousands of perfectly healthy babies out there whose mums probably only ate McDs when they were pregnant ;)

Just steer clear of the milkshakes - you're not allowed those, apparently! (Can't remember the reason why now.)

First pregnancy: no cravings.
This pregnancy: salad, from about 10-18 weeks. Am 24 weeks now, and feeling a bit more normal.

bringonyourwreckingball Fri 26-Apr-13 14:02:54

Haribo with dd1, avocados with dd2. Which might explain why I put on 4.5 stone with dd1 and rather less with dd2

sweetiepie1979 Fri 26-Apr-13 14:10:25

Thanks Siluria x

I want a mcdonalds RIGHT NOW and i want chicken dippers and pizza and jalepenos and onion rings and blue doritos and chinese food and salad and ice lollies ... . ... i'm huuuuuungry!!

<we have a well stocked kitchen with most of this stuff in it but that requires effort that whinging does not grin plus i want bloody mcdooooooonalds! >

sweetiepie1979 Fri 26-Apr-13 14:50:28

You can have It all Siluria says its fine. I've just eaten a bar of green and blacks and ate my toddlers crisps

EccentricElastic Fri 26-Apr-13 15:04:44

Mine was Piccalilli - by the jar - the bigger the jar the better - eaten straight from it with a fork - several times a day - every day!

I feel queasy just thinking about it!

From the day I gave birth to this very moment, I haven't touched the stuff since!

OhLori Fri 26-Apr-13 15:06:48

It was a long time ago, but quiche, lots of it. Now I know why, the protein!

Lolapink Fri 26-Apr-13 15:08:39

Humours, bacon and peanut butter. Obviously not all together!

GwennieF Fri 26-Apr-13 15:10:42

Chillis with DS - it got to the point where I was having chilli sauce in my porridge in the morning.

With DD apples - apple juice, apple pie, anything with apples....

Boiled eggs every day for the first trimester, and then tomatoes, massively, would just eat a whole tin!

duchesse Fri 26-Apr-13 15:15:19

Ice, in 3 of my 5 pregnancies. Major ice problem- a pint of ice cubes at a time, several times a day. Sometimes straight from the freezer as a snack between pints of ice. A highly convenient craving as I ended pregnancy lighter than when I started with each of those. Only problem is it's not good for the teeth.

With DS, polo mints. I must have eaten a pack or two a day for 6 months.

With the pregnancy that ended in a MC at 13 weeks, it was bacon, potato and onion omelettes. Blooming delicious. Also sandwiches made with that sun dried tomato and mozzarella balls salad from Waitrose. Also delish. Shame about the wee doomed thing.

With my only iceless pregnancy (DD1), I seem to remember eating a fair few sweets and apples.

duchesse Fri 26-Apr-13 15:19:03

Just remembered when expecting DS that I was working just round the corner from a really good butcher's and used to nip up there at the start of lunchtime for the last 3 months of my pregnancy to buy a chicken breast that I'd cook in the microwave. Every single day for 3 months. I had to have it or I'd feel like sh1t on the commute home.

OneoftheseBoxes Fri 26-Apr-13 16:00:08

Fruit flavoured sweets - skittles, fruit jellies, opal fruits etc. With both pregnancies, one girl, one boy

MERLYPUSS Fri 26-Apr-13 16:12:35

The ice cream thingy is in case they don't clean the freezing pipes out you can get bacteria. I reasoned that macdonalds would have a better procedure than Mr Whippy so I gave in and ate McDs milkshake and icecream.

NanoNinja Fri 26-Apr-13 16:39:26

KFC - (un)luckily we live in a country where there are no KFCs. So made do with laughing cow cheese instead. Which I haven't had since due to DS having dairy issues. Still no KFC either.
My anti craving was coffee - having a newborn soon shook me out of that.

AmberSocks Fri 26-Apr-13 16:54:18

i am on baby number 5 and ive ever had cravings with any of mine!Ive always thought it must be a myth!

80QuidYoniJob Fri 26-Apr-13 16:57:06

Marmite on toast followed by a cup of tea. I've had that at least once a day for the last few months. Can't get enough of it.

Dildals Fri 26-Apr-13 16:59:26

oranges / orange juice

And I had a whole pack of chocolate Leibniz biscuits for dinner one time, but not sure whether I can really blame that on pregnancy. I did have to hunt them down in the big sainsbury's, nowhere else to be found!

amazingmumof6 Fri 26-Apr-13 16:59:38

the weirdest one was baked potatoes with honey.

it wasn't really a craving, I had such terrible all-day sickness, there was literally nothing I could eat that didn't make me feel nauseous/sick

cravings with my last pregnancy when feeling sick:
- beer (I don't even like beer)
- smoked salmon sandwiches. I lived on them for 2 weeks, that is all I could eat....5 /day with cucumbers

Ended up having a pizza slice thing, A raisin bagel with butter and philidelpia and a strawberry ice lolly mmmmmm smile now want the tin of pears in juice from the cupboard grin i need to remember to eat at regular times it might save this hunger but i doubt it i'd only be eating more

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 26-Apr-13 18:30:41

Glad to see my olive craving is back (5 weeks pg) grin mmmmm olives!

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 26-Apr-13 19:33:32

grin Fakebook, that is a classic autocorrect!

First trimester it was green apples (apparently they have a natural anti-emetic quality and I had horrid MS, possible link?) and Birdseye potato waffles which I hadn't eaten for a good 25 years.

Third trimester, extra strong mints. I had to limit myself to 3 2 packets a day, I would just shove a handful in my mouth and crunch them. Wonder if this is why pg women qualify for free dental care? wink

Bigbouncingbaby Fri 26-Apr-13 19:37:15

Dd1 just raspberry s and jacket spuds nothing major!

This time omg from about 6 weeks

Garlic bread
Bread/ sandwiches
Eggs/ eggy bread
Snack a jacks

Getting the theme !!!! Didn't eat bread before pregnant smile

Bigbouncingbaby Fri 26-Apr-13 19:39:20

Omg potatoe waffles I'm off to the shop!!

Happydotcom Fri 26-Apr-13 20:14:08

Petrol blush

derpityderp Fri 26-Apr-13 20:27:51

Damp bath sponges but only after they've been washed out a few times in Johnsons bath stuff in the orange bottle. It smells so good it makes me want to eat it. I had my LO last week and the urge to eat sponges is almost gone which is good because I'd eaten 3 in the past month. blush

With my first pregnancy during the first 10 weeks I lived almost exclusively on strawberry Yazoo because it was the only thing I could stomach at the time.

With DD it was crackerbread with thick marge and cheddar, and I was almost in tears when DP couldn't get hold of maple syrup at 11 o'clock at night!
This time it's Smash, can't get enough of it smile
Also I only drink tea when I'm pregnant, can't stand it otherwise.
nanoninja I always think I want KFC when I smell it, then I can't bare to eat it hmm

dutchyoriginal Fri 26-Apr-13 21:38:30

Funny redlips, I live on tea, but with DS I couldn't stand it anymore. Made me even sick in the first weeks. So far (6 weeks), I'm still good with tea, fortunately.

So far no real cravings yet, but also with DS, I suddenly wanted MEAT, a lot of it! Have been a very very picky meat eater for most of my life, basically half vegetarian with loads of fish, but I suddenly wanted beef, and lots of it.

Friend, DH and I went for our annual dinner and I suddenly ordered beef. They looked at each other and said/thought pregnant, because in 7 years, they had never seen me order meat in a restaurant!

Taffeta Fri 26-Apr-13 22:32:43

DS - melon and Weetabix (not together ) DS now hates both
DD - nothing. Her fave foods? Melon and Weetabix. confused

2Labradors Sat 27-Apr-13 07:42:30

In this pregnancy so far I had a big urge for Branston pickle mmmm, I went to the shop near work and they had some, I smothered my sandwiches in them.

I also fancy peanut flavouring, although I haven't actually bought peanut butter yet (oh the calories), but had some chicken in satay sauce from the Chinese when DH last went.

I've gone off chocolate and I'm a chocoholic. Can still eat choc biccys etc but just not plain choc like dairy milk. We still have Easter eggs in the fridge!

I also really want coffee, I'm usually a tea drinker. DH found some cappuccino sachets de-caff for me and they're amazing!

insanityscratching Sat 27-Apr-13 07:46:25

Pickled onion space raiders and a milky way used to fend off morning sickness. I've had them since but they don't taste the same now

Charters92 Wed 05-Jun-13 01:12:14

McDonalds double cheeseburger with fries and their mango and pineapple smoothie Would have to be me that gets a McDonalds for a craving.

CouthyMow Wed 05-Jun-13 02:16:35

Cucumber dipped in Nutella with DD. Used to get some right odd looks with just a cucumber and a jar of Nutella in my shopping basket...

With all 3 DS's, ice. Crunched. Got through a kilo a day.

CouthyMow Wed 05-Jun-13 02:19:19

Just remembered - I also craved pepperami with DD (though not at the same time as the other one).

And with all 3 DS's, I also craved Haribo tangfastics.

amanda36567 Wed 05-Jun-13 03:24:11

anything spicy. Jalapeño peppers =)

LouiseD29 Wed 05-Jun-13 07:22:02

Cold cold beer (which has been a bit frustrating), Heinz tomato soup and at the moment anything lemony. Doesn't sound too bad except generally that means lemon cake. Mmmm.... Lemon cake....

tequilacream Wed 05-Jun-13 14:48:54

The only constant craving - freshly squeezed orange + lemon juice every morning; Also herring in cream with apples, gherkins and onions - occasionally; almond butter (massive help with nausea); went through a phase of cheesy doritos; gone off chocolate and other sweets; sent DH to get pot noodles - had one and that was me done; powdered milk for a couple of weeks in 1st trimester;

igirisu Wed 05-Jun-13 16:24:04

I feel left out because I am 39 weeks now and have not had any cravings at all!

FoofFighter Wed 05-Jun-13 19:02:16

30wks and I'm currently going through a phase of tomatoes (not normally a huge fan), crispy iceberg lettuce (not normally a huge fan) and apples (DEFFO not a fan normally unless in a pie!)

it's been a while since I have had a craving really, the last one was at about 4months or so for guacamole, went through a tub a day for a week then went off it.

Futterby Wed 05-Jun-13 19:18:22

Mashed potatoes with gravy smile

SpaceKoala Wed 05-Jun-13 19:18:35

Milk, lots of it smile

TeaCuresEverything Thu 06-Jun-13 21:06:56

I craved chips, sausage sandwiches and fishfingers when going through my ms stage.

Once the sickness had stopped it was Philadelphia with chives and banana milkshake. Also those hoisin duck wraps from Tesco. And my absolute fave thing was tuna sandwiches with mexican chilli flavour Mccoys in the bread. boak.

nj13 Thu 06-Jun-13 21:59:30

never really had a craving as such, though i had an addiction to smelling brand new out the packet sponges!!

to the point i would be in shopping and in the cleaning aisle opening up the packaging and sniffing! the looks i got :P x

BBQ Bacon Double Cheeseburgers from Burger King with the DSs - the greasier the better. I still like them but not to the extent I did whilst pregnant.

With DD I had anti-cravings; I went off dairy, meat and tea. Still can't stomach tea now, or dairy beyond a certain amount. I think I lived on rice, peppermint tea and lemon sorbet for the whole 9+ months (summer of 2003, very very hot)

honey86 Thu 06-Jun-13 22:19:43

tomato soup smile

fatandlumpy Fri 07-Jun-13 11:17:30

another one for milk here.... Gold top... y'know - the good sh*t...


Chickpea1983 Fri 07-Jun-13 13:29:21

I am 15 weeks and still only wanting plain food. No cravings as such. I just want uncomplicated, familiar flavours, nothing posh or fancy.

I do have lots of food aversions though including ALL green veg (I could vom just thinking about a cucumber).

Another little glamorous edition is that I now vomit every time I am flying and plane comes in to land. Particularly nice in front of work colleagues and I am flying around once per fortnight with work.

sprite25 Sun 09-Jun-13 21:31:48

Am at 14 weeks and what Ive been able to eat have varied since I got pregnant but mostly my cravings are chocolate wheetos cereal, nectarines (for the taste and the lovely smell) and I dont have it often to try and avoid the caffeine/calories but REALLY enjoy it when I have cold very fizzy coke (has to be the proper brand) its like it tastes so much better since I got pregnant.

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