The Anti-Craving

Posted by | May 30, 2019 | LENS, Nutrition, Pregnancy Lifestyle | No Comments

Cravings seem to be a topic people are highly concerned about when talking with pregnant women. I think anyone who hasn’t been pregnant is curious to hear some crazy concoction, and those who have been pregnant want to compare crazy concoctions. As far as specific cravings go, the only thing I can remember that was “weird” was the grilled cheese sandwich I once made with raspberry jam on it; but I don’t even think it was that weird because fruit and cheese are a very common combination. Anyway, it was delicious and Jack liked it too. During my first pregnancy I had a change in preferred tastes. I used to have a huge sweet tooth, but as soon as I got pregnant with Jack, I didn’t care for desserts or sweets anymore. I wanted salty foods, mostly olives, constantly. Then, during my second pregnancy, I only wanted chocolate all day, everyday. As far as this pregnancy goes, I’m having what I call “anti-cravings.” I want anything that doesn’t have tomatoes in it. It blows my mind; as anyone in my family will tell you, tomatoes are my favorite fruit/vegetable. Now, I can’t even stand the smell of anything cooked with tomatoes. Pizza, pasta sauce, chili, soup, ketchup – any of it, just doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t mind the occasional plain, uncooked tomato, but the second that thing hits a pan, I just can’t be around it. Jack and my dad planted a vegetable garden last summer, and cherry tomatoes right off the plant quickly became Jack’s favorite reason to go visit Papa. Jack looks at frozen, snow-covered garden now and says, “Mama, when can we eat ‘matoes again?” Soon, buddy. I hope my love for tomatoes returns after I have this baby, because there’s nothing better than a fresh, Michigan, summertime tomato.


About emily

BabyQ’s official blogger and the reason babyQ was created. When Emily announced to her father, Dr. Gostine, that she was expecting her first child, they thought about ways they could provide women with information on how to have healthier pregnancies. A series of text messages soon formed into what is now the babyQ mobile app. Fast forward a few years later, Emily and her husband are about to welcome their third child. A lover of spell-check, the snooze button, and her grandmother’s enchiladas, Emily shares her personal experiences, tips, and lose-your-mind moments that every expectant mother raising young kids can appreciate.