I am so glad I wrote some pregnancy posts from the very beginning. It is nice now to look back and remember how each week progressed because let’s be honest – with pregnancy brain everything can get a little foggy! Week 7 of my pregnancy was actually a pretty rough one for me. This is when the fatigue and nausea really took over, and it was also the big start to my food aversions. I remember feeling like pregnancy was going to be a breeze during week 6, the first week I knew I was pregnant. I still had my normal appetite and I had a ton of energy for working out, but all that quickly changed as I transitioned into week 7.
Remember this post? I was actually 7 weeks pregnant when this picture was taken and it was the night of our Montgomery Inn Barbecue date!
Here were some of my symptoms/experiences/thoughts from Week 7 (Jan. 20-26) :
- I literally go from nauseous to starving in seconds. I either want nothing to do with food, or I can’t get it into my body fast enough! My mind is definitely playing tricks on me when it comes to my appetite.
- Salt, salt and more salt sounds absolutely amazing. You know what else sounds good? Carbs, carbs and more carbs! I had a bowl of plain Cheerios and milk before church on Sunday (01/25), and then we went to brunch at Scrambler Marie’s after the service. In just a couple short hours I was starving and wanted all the food I could get my hands on! I ordered the Classic with scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, extra crispy hash browns and pancakes drenched with maple syrup and butter. Oh my goodness was this delicious! I ate half and actually ended up having the rest of my eggs, sausage and hash browns in the afternoon, and one of my pancakes for lunch the next day. Only when you’re pregnant do enormous butter and syrup-soaked pancakes sound like a good idea for a mid-day meal!
- After brunch, we went to the grocery and I ordered a decaf latte, but unfortunately coffee and espresso are on my food aversion list. As much as I wanted to enjoy my coffee, this was just not going to happen. This started my aversion of coffee and hot drinks. I am not sure what it was, but any hot liquid, even hot tea or warm water was enough to make my stomach curl just thinking about it.
- I have been in bed by 8:30 every night and can barely drink any water because any fluid in my stomach makes my nausea worse. If I am going to drink water though, it has to be really, really cold. I am however loving any carbonated drinks, including ginger ale and flavored sparkling waters from Kroger. My other favorite thing to drink right now? Lemonade! I have honestly never liked lemonade very much, and suddenly it is my favorite drink. I like adding a little lemonade to my water for a acidity and that seems to help me drink more.
- Salt! – I am really craving chips but I try to avoid these as much as I can. I did however let myself have as many Saratoga chips at Montgomery Inn as I wanted and those were phenomenal!
- Avocado toast with sea salt and a sprinkle of lemon juice
- Chipotle – Anything with avocado/guacamole sounds good!
- White Carbs – Chipotle white cilantro rice, plain bagels, soft pretzels, pancakes, macaroni and cheese – usually I am a whole grain/wheat girl, but suddenly I am obsessed with white carbohydrates and whole grains make me a little queasy.
- Cottage Cheese with salt and pepper
- Cereal – Plain Cheerios
- Potatoes/French Fries – Again, I think it is the salt. Suddenly I am as obsessed with thinking about Five Guys french fries and extra crispy hash browns with a ton of ketchup, but I am trying to resist as much as I can.
- Lemonade/Lemons/Sour Food – I used to dislike sour foods, but now it is tasting pretty good and the lemon really helps my nausea.
- Smoothies – I think it is the liquid in my stomach that bothers me
- Coffee – probably my saddest aversion of all…
- Fruits – especially apples for some reason
- Hot Teas
- Anything overly sweet
- Dashing Dish Protein Shakes – These are my favorite ever, but I think they are just too sweet for now!