I have had intense cravings for the most bizarre foods during all three of my pregnancies. It was actually surprising to discover that, when it came to pregnancy, that one stereotype was very real. And just like partners of pregnant people do in the movies, during my latest pregnancy my partner totally delivered when I had the most insane pregnancy cravings.
Each of my pregnancies were different. During my first pregnancy, I craved clementines oranges so intensely that one day I literally ate five pounds of them in one sitting at work. As a result I nearly named the resulting daughter Clementine. During my second pregnancy, I had hyperemesis gravidarum and had trouble both keeping food down and, consequently, gaining any weight. The only food I could consistently keep down was fast food egg sandwiches, so, every morning I went through the drive thru.
During my last pregnancy I again had hyperemesis again and was sick up until the day I delivered. I indulged every craving to get as many calories as possible, and thanks to a partner who went for many late night runs, I am pretty sure this baby is made of Sour Patch Kids, Handisnacks, and cherry slushies.
Whether caused by nutritional deficiencies, your body's attempts to ward off nausea, or by something inexplicable because pregnancy is super weird, growing a human is seriously hard work, and mama needs a sandwich, some pickle chips, and maybe some ice cream. Fortunately for me, my partner went above and beyond to fulfill even my strangest cravings.