5.30.2013

let the love affair begin

With food, that is.

But just a few weeks ago, it was another story. At about six weeks pregnant, my body did something horrible. It stopped liking everything that I used to once love. Yogurt, oatmeal, salads, vegetables, fruit, nuts, almond milk, granola ... pretty much everything that is good for a body, my body started to reject.

From 6 weeks to 12 weeks, my diet consisted of the following: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, lucky charms and donuts. I wanted salt and sugar. With a side of grease.

But the 12 week mark is what we shall concentrate on. Oh that was a good week. I was no longer nauseous, I had more energy and I could once again eat the good stuff. Here are a few things I've been loving since then:
  • Apples, oranges, cherries, watermelon. 
  • Anything honey-flavored, particularly cereal. Honey grahams, honey nut cheerios, honey bunches of oats. Our kitchen currently looks like an episode off Seinfeld.
  • Corn nuts and Combos from a vending machine. Classy. 
  • Those mild pepper rings that you put on salads. I've eaten 4 jars. With a spoon.
  • Salmon & tuna (although I have to limit myself per doc).
  • Sonic tator tots. I'm only human. 
  • Soft pretzels (thanks to my sister-in-law who mentioned she ate these when she was pregnant and since then I've had 38 of them). 
  • Mustard. I could squirt it in my mouth.
  • Salt. Salt. And more salt. I would choose a spoonful of salt before a double fudge brownie any day.
  • Still obsessed with chicken nuggets. If this kid doesn't come out looking like a chicken nugget, I will be totally surprised.
Still having some food aversions to yogurt, oatmeal and nuts. But I'm not giving up hope just yet! I will be eating you.

Happy 17.5 weeks to our sweet lil' nugget!
Get it?
Nugget?

32 comments:

  1. I stayed nauseous for 6 months! It was after that I couldn't get enough cheeseburgers and oranges!

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  2. Hahaha! Oh, Tiff! You crack me up! I'm just gonna say it... I think it's a girl. ;) Based primarily on wives tales, and my own experience. Are you secretly hoping for one gender over the other? Of course, you just want little nugget to be healthy, we all know that. But do have any pull one way or the other?

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  3. Awww, love that cute bump!! So glad you are feeling better. Oh how I remember those days! Ugh. And laughing about your kitchen looking like Seinfeld. Love that show!

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  4. Awww! Nugget! So cute! My mother said she obsessed with cucumbers when she pregnant with me. Guess what I love? Beets.

    Kidding. I looove cucumbers. I could sit down with a whole cucumber and munch away until my little heart is content.

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  5. You crack me up!!! And I love that you call your babe a nugget! That is seriously so adorable.

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  6. Ok, so when I had Josh I was sick for exactly 11.9 weeks as well ... and I liked so many of the same things you do (salt more than sweets). Ummm, I think you're having a BOY!! Eek!

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  7. lol! You're hilarious. omg I totally know. My body did the same thing..and the worst was that I hated coffee! I couldn't even think about it without wanting to throw up!

    Welcome back to the wonderful world of food!

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  8. HA! Nugget! When do you think you will find out if it's a Boy or Girl? Are you going to tell us? =)

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  9. haha too funny! glad you are able to eat (most) things you like again! and i am SO with you on team salt (but i'm not pregnant.. i just salt the heck out of everything, oops!)

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  10. haha. Oh Tiff. We could be bff's for sure! I eat corn nuts and combos out of our vending machine every day!!! :) Love that bump!! You are the cutest, even when we can't see your face!

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  11. Oh my! Not gonna lie Im craving all of these things AND IM NOT EVEN PREGGO.

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  12. ah i just saw that you're pregnant :) congrats!!! i was really sick my first trimester too... but im 24 weeks now, and fruit has been my biggest constant craving... along with a side of wendys frostys, mcflurrys... and now that you mention a soft pretzel, i think i want one of those too!

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  13. Ha! You are really get a little baby belly now ;) How exciting! I wanted Popsicles! This is so cool to have you share this with us!!!

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  14. You look beautiful love - love the belly :)

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  15. Your little nugget is going to be beautiful!

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  16. I craved this weird recipe for spaghetti sauce that was so thick it looked like a stew. But I couldn't stand the noodles. I made that sauce by the gallons and ate it nearly every meal.

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  17. Based on your food cravings alone, I'm taking a stab in the dark that you're having a boy! Hey, its a 50/50 chance right??

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  18. awwww, love that belly pic!! You are the cutest and take the best (most unique) pictures. Love hearing about your pregnancy!

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  19. I crave salt & sweet constantly and I love chicken nuggests, does that mean I'm pregnant?? haha

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  20. NUGGET.

    Love it. Love you.

    XO,
    Samm
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  21. I got chills, literal chills when you said something about squirting mustard in your mouth.

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  22. Awwwwww....you look so cute!!! And I will always love chicken nuggets. :)

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  23. Love your belly! We had the exact same food as versions, too funny

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  24. You look sooo great! So excited for my little bump to appear. The first 12 weeks all I wanted was salt! Chips sounded so good to me all the time! I'm still not digging beef, ugh!

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  25. I'm pretty convinced now (my nursing brain tells me I'm pretty spot-on, so I'll go with it) that the first trimester, your body just can't tolerate things that take a lot of effort to digest. High fiber, complex proteins just take a lot of work to break down and all that extra progesterone just makes things sluggish, which equals nauseous.

    So go on with your bad self! Bring on the nuggets!

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  26. How funny that baby only wants the REAL good stuff. ;)

    My Mom hated Chinese food, but craved it when she was pregnant. And I love it!

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  27. I remember when i was expecting I loved spicy food. It is funny how our bodies want and reject food .
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  28. I am scared of the food aversions that pregnant women seem to have. Literally terrified. I'm glad that you are able to eat the things you normally enjoy again!

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  29. hahaa nugget... I'm curious as to what cravings I will have because everything you craved, I eat now oops hahah jk...sounds like the eating is getting better :)

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  30. Congrats on the pregnancy! I hope you are one of the lucky ones who get to start eating awesome foods again. I did great the first half of my pregnancy and then it was the second half where I got all sick. Good luck on operation oatmeal!

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  31. Words can't express how much I needed this. I'm 11 weeks and I'm just starting to overcome those food aversions. Thanks for sharing and making me feel like I'm not an alien. P.S I'm a total Fruti Loops junkie!

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