June 27, 2013

Pregnancy Journal: Cravings / Food Experience Part II

 

Here is the second part of my pregnancy food journal. You can read Part I here


Everything was going well until...... I developed Dysgeusia. No worries, it's nothing major. It’s just this thing where you develop a metallic, weird and bad taste in your mouth during pregnancy. This was terrible because coming from the earlier months where food was oh-so-good, this made food very difficult, unsatisfying and unappealing. It seemed there was nothing I could do to make it go away. No matter what I eat or didn't eat, I was always left with a bad taste in my mouth which actually seemed to get worse after eating. Sometimes I had to force myself to eat just because of the baby. I believe I developed my nausea around the same time as well. With this, I spent hours thinking about what I thought I could eat and would not end up throwing up and will not worsen the bad taste I’ve got going on. Most times, I didn't even know what to eat, I just couldn't make up my mind so I ate whatever was available because at the end of the day, I knew everything was on the list of what I didn't want to eat. Food pretty much became a chore for me. The thought of it, doing it, and the aftermath; even worse. 

You know they say pregnant people are emotional and will sometimes cry for no reason. I'm an emotional person to begin with, well only to things that make sense...not including movies. lol. But I thought that wasn't going to be me, I wasn’t going to cry or have a breakdown for no apparent "good" reason. I have to say I did have an episode, thanks to this bad taste thing. I ended one night with a bowl of pasta after trying to decide for hours what to eat, and as I sat down and took the first bite, tears rolled down my face. So I sat there eating my pasta and crying. Lol. Hubby finally noticed. Disturbed, he started asking what was wrong and all I could say at first was "nothing" because for a second I didn't even know why I was crying. It finally dawned on me, I was frustrated with the whole eating situation, forcing myself to eat, eating what I didn't want and battling with the taste issue. I finally told hubby, I don't like or want what I’m eating but I don’t even know what I want instead. The helpless man just looked at me in amazement; I was definitely helpless at the moment. When I think about that moment now, it just makes me laugh. So, there’s my one emotional breakdown so far and it was over food. Go figure!

Moving on, after at least a month of Dysgeusia, the whole thing finally went away, along with the nausea. I'm back to my regular taste buds and eating habit. Definitely not like it was the first few months, just back to regular taste bud now. No specific cravings, well except for those two outstanding ones; Lamb Biryani and the pesto pizza, if anyone wants to help with that. I hope it stays that way because I can't deal with another emotional food roller coaster.

Food aversion wise, apples, shrimp and fish were on my list for a very short period but I got over that quickly. One minute I’m disgusted by the thought of it and the next I’m making it for dinner. Right now, I’m not a big fan of meat, any kind; chicken, turkey or beef. I eat it occasionally but if I have my way I can do without eating meat completely. Being a vegetarian sounds good right about now.

So there you have it, my crazy fun and not so fun experience with food during this pregnancy so far. No weird pickles and ice cream or junk food cravings for this gal. Although, I did have my moment with Burger King fries and McDonald's chicken sandwich and I was serious about where each one came from. Luckily for me they are both located next to each other so I would drive to BK get the fries then pull out and pull right back in for the McDonald's chicken sandwich. And I do eat pickles and ice cream, just not together or out of  urge to have it. I eat it when they're available.

Ok, I think that covers it. Anything from here is me rambling. If any major changes occur food wise, I'll be sure to post a part 3. Keeping my fingers crossed that doesn't happen. I'm pretty content right now and let's just hope I didn't just jinx myself :)

Have a Lovely weekend!


Xx
Christiana

5 comments:

  1. Awwwwwww that's horrible I bet that was hard always having a bad taste in your mouth after eating! But glad it's over!

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    1. Ya, it was no fun at all, glad it over now.

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  2. Its amazing how God is the master creator... one goes through so much and smiles at the end of it when ur holding ur bundle of joy... keep these posts coming. Pretty informative :)

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    1. Yap, He definitely is the master creator.
      I'm sure I'll do more than smile when the time comes to finally hold this little one.
      I'm glad you're finding these posts interesting and informative. Will definitely try to do a couple more pregnancy journal entries.

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    2. Keep them coming dear! Many hugs.

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Xx
Christiana

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