Get. In. My. Belly #pregnancy cravings revealed!

I know that I have mentioned my cravings a few times, here and there, but when I got thinking about it...they're a wee bit manic.

There are times where I just freshly baked pretzels, and will make them on a whim. There are other times, or stretches of weeks, where I want nothing by hard boiled eggs.

Then there are the weird ones, like the salami and swiss cheese craving that I had a few weeks ago. And the constant ones of fresh strawberries sprinkled with a little bit of sugar.

They are certainly all over the place, and a trip to the grocery store can sometimes look like this...

Kind of random, right? But what baby wants, baby wants! And usually, as soon as I satisfy a craving, it goes away. Every now and then when we are out grocery shopping, I will see something and just HAVE TO HAVE it, and I definitely have been known to text my husband while he is grocery shopping with super random requests for rootbeer floats, Cadbury creme eggs, pickles and MM's.

More often than not, I crave healthy things, primarily fruit like strawberries or peaches, and definitely my juice in the morning. 

Alot of the time, I feel like I am not myself. Pop (or soda...) is not something that I would typically have, but the amount of Dr. Pepper, rootbeer and cream soda consumed during this pregnancy has been super strange to me.The fresh juices are helping to curb that sweet craving, and water definitely helps as well.

Trying to stay healthy while having pregnancy cravings can be challenging. Again, the juices help, but so do things like cheese and eggs. Protein, especially in the latter part of second trimester and into third trimester, is super important for baby's development, so this is a craving that I happily indulge in!

First trimester was all about carbs, so to keep it healthy I opted for whole wheat english muffins with peanut butter or sugar free jam and that seemed to satisfy.

What did you crave while you were pregnant? Anything that made you think why in the heck do I want to eat that?!


2nd Trimester #Pregnancy Favorites

Last month, I recapped a few of my favorite things during the first trimester of my pregnancy. Wow, have my tastes changed!! It's crazy how quickly things can change, and I definitely have a few round of favorites that I didn't want to wait to post until my 2nd trimester recap.

#1 - I stopped taking my Diclectin for nausea last week, Tums have been helpful. I have a feeling that they will be a permanent fixture on my list of pregnancy favorites.

#2 - English Muffins. I swear, I think that this babe will be born with one in its hand. Every morning. With butter...or peanut butter and sliced bananas....or honey...or just pb...or pb and honey! When I was sick following our cruise, it was the only thing that I could really stomach, and it's a quick, easy breakfast.

#3 - Cheese. Sharp cheddar, havarti, brie...whatever! Protein is good for this growing baby, and running mama, and cheese is where it's at for me!

#4 - Chocolate, preferably in the form of ice cream...cookies...Whoppers...really anything. It's weird though. First trimester, I wanted all of the crunchy and salty. Now I'm starting to want the sweet, but only in small amounts. Even still, I'd rather a crunch apple so long as it's nice and firm {still having texture issues with anything soft and squishy!}

#5 - Thyme Maternity straight jeans - they are so darn comfy. Review coming next month, but these are definitely my go-to jeans!

#6 - Old Navy Tamis. A non-maternity wardrobe staple, that I just bought in a medium instead of small. They're long, so great for layering under a cardigan, and come in beautiful colors. Also, they're $8 each when you buy two!

#7 - Dr. Pepper. This one really isn't a big shocker to me. I've loved Dr. Pepper and those 23 wonderful flavors as far as I can remember, so craving it during pregnancy didn't shock me.

Are there things that are totally grossing me out?

As I mentioned briefly, things that are soft and squishy are grossing me out. Grapes...strawberries...the look of raw chicken...dishes with too much sauce. It's definitely a texture thing - basically if I have to chew it for too long, it grosses me out.

What about you? What did you crave? What grossed you out?