I was strictly vegetarian before I found out I was pregnant. But around three months into my pregnancy, I had an intense craving for a hamburger. Not just any hamburger, either. Oh no, it had to be grilled and covered in cheese. My partner immediately went out, bought a mini-grill, and made me the cheeseburger I needed. That was the end of my vegetarian days as I knew them, but I couldn't help it. There are a lot of pregnancy cravings that prove you're a basic pregnant woman, and a grilled cheeseburger is one of them. So, out with the vegetarianism and in with the basic cravings. #SorryNotSorry.
Being considered "basic" doesn't bother me. I like what I like, and if it falls into the category of mainstream mediocracy, so be it. I love a pumpkin spice latte over a traditional espresso, my comfortable leggings over jeans, and I may or may not use too many hashtags when I post Instagram photos of my kids or my cats. My tastes are simplistic, and I don't mind that they're rarely, if ever, "unique." I would rather be basic than pretend to be someone I'm not, so I have settled into my own likes and dislikes with little regard for what anyone else thinks. That, my friends, is one of the great things about growing up: you stop caring about what random people think of you, basic or not.
My pregnancies were no different. When I was gestating both my children I craved the most basic, generic pregnant woman things. And honestly, it's all good. You can't control what your hormones demand of you, even if it's the stereotypical pickles and ice cream. So with that in mind, here are some of the things basic pregnant women crave: