When I’m pregnant I crave. But not the “normal” stuff I thought I would. You know, I’m not sending my husband out at midnight for pickles and ice cream, insisting that it is the only thing that will make me happy.
Nope. Instead, I crave things that are way weirder then any craving I’ve heard of. I mean, c’mon, I crave things like…
Curly, delicious parsley. I go through bag after bag of this herb. I just eat it right off the stems, washed of course. I fill ziplock bags with it every morning to take to work. I snack on it during my commute home. I kinda wanna cry if I realize that we’re out of parsley when a craving hits.
They’re crispy and crunchy and watery and cold. I cannot get enough of them when I’m preggers. I personally prefer the pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-bagged variety because it takes the work out of eating them but I’ll take any kind I can get. I actually don’t really like green beans when I’m not pregnant but there is something about them that I just can’t do without while I’m baking a baby…
And speaking of baking…
I NEVER NEVER NEVER bake. Unless I’m pregnant. Then I just cannot bake enough. Tonight, just for fun, The Boy and I made a pan of fudge brownies with marshmallows and mini M&Ms. The catch? I don’t eat it. I can’t stand sweet stuff while I’m pregnant. But making it, I love! I make my grandma’s tried and true recipes and play around with new ideas of my own. I decorate and sprinkle and ice with gusto. For 9 months, I’m a regular Martha Stewart in the kitchen (she bakes, right?)…maybe more like an Anna Olson, then. Whoever I model myself after, my house has never smelled better or been more open to visitors as when I’m pregnant and craving baking.
Do tell- what were your (normal or wacky) cravings during pregnancy? Anyone out there actually crave pickles and ice cream?