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TerrariaMum Thu 30-Jan-14 11:19:59

I'm pg with DC3 atm but this is the first one where I just have no desire to cook or eat. I will do both because I know they are important, but, unlike my normal state, I have little enthusiasm for it.

Nothing sounds appealing at all so I am having trouble remembering to eat. DH cooks in the evenings atm because he wants to help me and he likes cooking. I think he considers my apathy a challenge.

I suppose I just want to commiserate. Anybody else?

SweetPea86 Thu 30-Jan-14 11:22:23

I feel the same I love cooking and baking I've lost interest in all of it as well as house work lol I'm struggling with sickness, every thing makes me bork!

squizita Thu 30-Jan-14 11:32:28

Yep I spent all last weekend lying on the sofa like a sack. I'm only 1st trimester too.

dobedobedo Thu 30-Jan-14 11:36:35

I was like this until about week 23/24 and then WHAM! Appetite returned. Now I'm always hungry.
I actually lost weight up until that point. I'm going to pile it on now I bet. Ho hum.

highlove Thu 30-Jan-14 11:57:17

Sort of. Except I'm starving and my apathy only extends to 'real food'. A slice of cake the size of Russia, on the other hand...

TerrariaMum Thu 30-Jan-14 11:58:02

Unfortunately, I'm 26 weeks and this has started recently. Oh well.

jollyjellybean Thu 30-Jan-14 12:05:26

yes this is COMPLETELY me - since getting my BFP I have had NO interest in food whatsoever and its a real struggle to eat anything at all
I feel nauseous at the thought of food and its a complete struggle to eat but I force myself very small amounts otherwise I would literally go without

Before being pg I LOVED my food and enjoyed it passionately so its so upsetting to have gone off everything so completely

total sympathy for you and Im hoping that all our appetites return soon

SharpLily Thu 30-Jan-14 12:12:55

Same here at 24 weeks. At first it was partly because I felt sick now I'm just not interested. I make a point of eating just enough because I know I have to, and I try to cook for my husband as then I tend to find I eat a bit too, but I'd really prefer not to. I've lost weight so far rather than gained it and while on the one hand I'm pleased, I'm starting to look a bit gaunt - and that's not nice on a pregnant woman.

SomethingOnce Thu 30-Jan-14 12:50:59

I was thinking exactly this yesterday.

I'm 30 weeks so trying to be mindful of taking on plenty of protein and good fats, but not feeling that interested in food.

cathpip Thu 30-Jan-14 12:52:27

I'm 31 weeks with dc3 and have no interest in food at all, can't even be bothered to make toast......With my other 2 pregnancies I had a very good appetite, here's hoping that this baby will be my lightest smile (my others were 9lb and10.9)

TerrariaMum Thu 30-Jan-14 13:09:06

Oh thank goodness it isn't just me.

bopoityboo3 Thu 30-Jan-14 17:58:45

I have this. I'm 30+5 and I couldn't careless about cooking and eating. The only thing I'm even slightly interested in is basic spaghetti in a tomato sauce and normally I'm all about the cooking and eating, I like to try cooking a new dish at least once a fortnight. It's beginning to worry me slightly as I've lost 2lb in the last couple of days and DH is starting to worry too and keeps cooking me lovely things which usually I'd jump at but just don't fancy at all.

icklekid Fri 31-Jan-14 05:07:39

I'm like this in evenings because of sickness, the smell of real food makes me feel awful. At tge moment cereal is all I can manage but previously dry toast or crackers...can't wait to be able to have friends over for dinner again!

mel0dy Sat 01-Feb-14 19:04:31

Bah I'm fed up of not fancying proper food enough to cook. Trying to save money and also eat well now "morning" sickness is better but all I can contemplate eating is a take away.

PervyMuskrat Sat 01-Feb-14 21:29:15

Also joining in with the "thank goodness it's not just me". I can eat crap fairly happily but am almost starting to be scared of proper food. Having said that, I managed to cook and eat part of a lasagne today so maybe things will turn around in the 2nd trimester when the nausea fades

onelittlepiglet Sat 01-Feb-14 21:37:09

This is me too! I had awful all day nausea and vomiting (about 6 times a day) from 5-20 weeks. Am still being sick occasionally now at 23 weeks. The sickness has now turned into heartburn and I just feel rubbish the whole time.

I rarely fancy anything or even feel hungry but have to force myself. Oddly one of the only things I like is spaghetti in tomato sauce too! I'm also overseas and the food here is limited - I'm just craving a simple ham sandwich which I can't get here!

With my dd I ate lots and lots but just don't fancy anything - even a cup of tea or coffee. It's pretty depressing....hope it passes soon as I normally love my food!

Shellywelly1973 Sat 01-Feb-14 21:40:36

I am like this all the time. With previous pregnancies myaappetite improved but not this time.

I realised today I've not ate fish once in this pregnancy. I eat because it's lunch or dinner time. I rarely ever feel hungry.

SomethingOnce Sat 01-Feb-14 21:54:36

I was going to put this phenomenon down to the weather/time of year, perhaps it being a mild winter, but piglet isn't in the UK so my (admittedly quite crap) explanation is blown out of the water!

onelittlepiglet Sun 02-Feb-14 11:07:20

Smethingonce - I would still have the heartburn in the uk though I expect! wink

I think I would fancy eating more in the uk because of al the foods i currently miss, but I would still not be that bothered. It's a weird feeling as I'm usually a big eater....hope I get back to normal after the baby is born. I'm planning to gorge myself of pâté and blue cheese!

eurochick Sun 02-Feb-14 13:39:10

Me too. If mr euro didn't cook, I'd exist entirely on snack foods. I'm only really interested in carbs - crisps, bread, biscuits. Anything dry, crunchy and beige is all that floats my boat atm. I'm usually a pretty healthy eater, having lots of veg and protein.

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