Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And Another Thing

All right, so I guess the cravings have started, given the deviled eggs thing and the fact that I am going back for bread pudding today at lunch and no power in the 'verse can stop me. But I haven't had any aversions, per se--I don't really enjoy my leftover chicken, but then I never really enjoyed my leftover chicken. I'm not that good with leftovers. I eat them, because it would be wasteful not to, but I take very little pleasure in it. But I wouldn't say that my lack of pleasure has increased (or would it be decreased?) during the pregnancy. It's a flatline disinterest.

But there is something funny going on.

Some of my very favorite foods (not including bread pudding, obviously) just aren't tasting as good as they once did. Brussels sprouts, all toasty and parmesan-cheesy, which I used to eat once a week in joy and delight? They now taste kinda bitter. Beets, glorious beets, all caramelized in balsamic vinegar and garlic? Kinda bland. Steak, with a red wine reduction, pan-fried so that it's crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside? Overly salty and dry.

The list goes on and on. I had a banana over the weekend--and I was assured that it was a perfectly fine banana--and I had to throw it away because it was too bitter and weird-tasting to choke down. Cave-aged Gouda tastes like onions now. Which is okay, when you feel like eating oniony cheese, but still a little disconcerting.

I don't really know what to do about this. In my head, these things all taste good. I fantasize about eating beets--to the point where one might describe it as a craving, and theoretically cravings are things that, good for you or not, you genuinely want, right? But then I eat the beets, and they do not satisfy! Should I just keep eating the foods I love, hoping that at some point they will revert to their usual flavors? How long does this kind of thing last?


Misty said...

i hope it's ok that i as a total random stranger comment here... altho it may be skeezier when i tell you i've had your blog bookmarked since over a year ago (i love your baby patterns!), and i got caught up reading your last few posts and am totally cracking up!!! i'm in my 3rd pregnancy, due in about a month and i'm miserable and food is SOOOO overrated! i STILL don't know what i want ot eat... nothing satisfies, but that's just been this pregnancy (i had very definitive cravings w/ my first 2)... anyway you were a fun diversion to read this morning; i hope your tummy and mind make up soon and especially that the nausea goes away... when you are fully into that 2nd tri energy, you'll LOVE it!! :)

Nikki Van De Car said...

Hahahah--I don't mind at all! I'm fanning myself from the flames of flattery!

One month to go--so close! I'm jealous. Although eight whole months of not enjoying food at all? Isn't that the whole point of being pregnant, apart from the whole baby thing?

I'm so sorry.