It is one of the things I get asked about most being pregnant.
“What are you craving?” “Having any weird cravings?” “Have you craved pickles?”
Honestly, if you ask Ryan, my cravings are the same as always. I have always loved sweets and if you ask anyone in our family, we all have a sweet tooth. It’s a Richards thing as they say. I love Taco Bell, thanks to my mother even though she doesn’t like it very much anymore. McDonald’s has the best Cokes, I couldn’t tell you why but they’re my favorite. I have also always love mashed potatoes, so much my family called me Tater growing up. So he’s right, the cravings are the same.
But then again, I can’t eat at my favorite places like Mi Cocina or Anamia’s anymore. Avocado and guacamole unless mixed in a burrito bowl are definitely off the table. I did crave bologna sandwiches for about 3 weeks before I was told no lunch meat. (insert eye roll here) Baked potatoes were my favorite for about 2 weeks but like I mentioned before, my nickname is Tater, so really nothing new.
If I had to choose what stands out to me most about my cravings, the food has to be from the restaurant I want. Mashed potatoes have to be from Market Street, potato salad from Red, Hot & Blue, you get the idea.
If you were to ask Ryan the weirdest thing, it would be getting fries from McDonald’s and chicken quesadillas from Taco Bell. Some days I can’t choose and I am known to go to at least 2 places to get what sounds the best. One night it was a Braum’s chocolate shake and Taco Bell which aren’t close to each other by any means, but its what I wanted.
Cravings, they’re a weird thing, but if it keeps the baby and pregnant me happy, I will gladly oblige.
P.S. No I don’t crave pickles, they actually made me nauseous for a while. I can eat them somedays and somedays, I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole.