Before I even had a positive HPT (home pregnancy test), I was dreaming about New York bagels smothered in butter. The bagel craving has only happened to me once before, and it was when I was pregnant with Emma. My symptoms and cravings hit much earlier this pregnancy. Did your cravings happen earlier in your second pregnancy?
The worst part of this pregnancy so far, besides getting my blood drawn every 48 hours to check my hormone levels, is that I have no appetite for my “usual” foods. I have always suffered from a pretty strong sweet tooth. When I was pregnant with Emma, all I wanted was ice cream, candy, and sweets. Luckily, I found a lot of healthy options that would satisfy my craving.
However, this pregnancy is already MUCH different! I have felt more nauseous, and I only have an appetite for salty foods. Eggs are my new “go-to” breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I ate 5 dill pickles so far today, and they were delightful. I also had some tortilla chips with salsa. Usually, I could care less about chips and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a whole dill pickle!
I am almost 100% positive that this baby is a boy! I feel soooooo much different than I did with Emma, and I just “know.” Were you that way with your pregnancies? I didn’t even brainstorm boy names with Emma because I knew she was a girl. I had even started picking out her nursery decorations before we went in for the anatomy ultrasound.
So, my big challenge right now is finding salty foods that are healthy! All of my usual foods are sweet, and I can hardly stand the thought of them right now. Bummer! Any good ideas for me?