Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Food Aversion

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a BIG fan of food and anything to do with it (cooking, grocery shopping, eating, running so I can eat more, etc...) Well for the last two weeks food has completely turned me off. When I cook, the smells make me nauseous, and then I have the hardest time eating the food. I have continued gagging down the food, for fear that I won't get enough nutrients and calories for my growing bambino. Luckily I don't throw up very easily, so my stomach can feel sick as a dog, and the food will still usually stay down. The bad thing is---I've only lost weight since I've been prego, not exactly what I'm wanting to do at this point in time.

What foods can I still stomach? Fruit snacks, frozen yogurt, saltines, lettuce, some kinds of cheese, refried and black beans, grapefruit, avocados, cereal, strawberries, and potatoes. Even apples, one of my normal staples, don't tickle my fancy. Vegetables & Fruits (other than the ones previously mentioned) seem to be a no go, and meat makes me want to puke. SAD I know, especially because Eric just got me an amazing BBQ grill for my birthday. Typically I am very excited to get my daily menu emails from Allrecipes.com, but lately I don't even want to open them, for fear that the thought of the recipes in the email will make me more nauseous. The one actual meal I still crave, but pretty much only in the mornings, is
Spaghetti. Guess I'll whip some up tonight and see if it works out.

12 comments:

Bryan, Kristen, Ellyse and Lily said...

This was the same for me for 2 weeks and then it went away. I didn't cook those 2 weeks and we ate out a lot. I was happy when it went away. I can't promise you anything cause its different for everyone. When will you go to the 1st Dr's Appt?

Lindsay said...

I am so sorry that food is not appealing to you, I hope things get better. Exactly, how far along are you? I wish that happened to me about now. I could stand to lose a few. Seriously, nothing is gross to me and I crave fast food and everything about it! DISGUSTING!

Kayla R. said...

ha ha ha you are so cute...no worries it will get better

Megan Griffin said...

"Oh you just wait honey" - that's what Nicki Brammer said to me when I told her the same thing at the beginning of my pregnancy. And now I can say it to you - just wait honey - soon you will be eating wonderful delicious things and gaining weight too! Here's to baby bellies!!!!

The Taylors said...

That's got to be the worst for you....I know how much you freakin enjoy food and cooking! HOw's the log cabin? That place is beautiful...and I'm sure it's going to be so fun in the Summer!

Eric & Nakita Ellis said...

Kristen, my first appointment is May 27. It has been so annoying waiting so long!! Lindsay, according to the phone call with the nurse, I am due November 1, which would mean I'm three months along. I'm pretty sure I'm more like one or two months along. Who knows?? Megan, I'm VERY excited for my baby belly!!! Whit, the log cabin is wonderful!! The snow is finally all gone, so we've been doing a lot of yard work. I love it!! You guys need to come up again.

Megano said...

Oh my goodness I feel terriable.. I haven't been looking at blogs as much kz I've been working so much... I totally missed that you are prego!!! That's so AWESOME!!!How exciting!!! I can't believe that erbody is having a baby... it is making me baby hungry!!! I'm seriously so SO excited for you both!!! Congrats... and I'm not looking forward to not liking food.. oh dear:)

James & Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you have a blog! I didn't know you were pregnant. Congrats to you too! I can't stand meat either. Today I have been doing good but I threw up all day yesterday because of a meat smell in my house that I couldn't get to leave! Hope everything gets better for you. How far a long are you?

Alison said...

I know what you mean. I ate TONS of carbs and even more yogurt (we're talking the big cartons, one at a time) when I was pregnant. And meat was disgusting.
It always helped me to feel less nauseous to eat more frequently.

The Taylors said...

Just to have you know...I'm throwing you a friend shower as the time draws nearer..... I went to my cousin's this weekend and I have some fun ideas! Just giving you a heads up. toodles!

Eric & Nakita Ellis said...

I can't wait Whit!!

Kari Ann said...

I am so sorry, it's the worst sickness ever! Just remember it's all worth it! And don't worry about losing weight I promise you gain plenty later.