Pregnant after IF

Cravings and Recipes

Hello ladies! I thought this might be a fun thread to do. Let's talk about cravings! Also, if you've made a recipe lately that you just LOVED, please share. :)

I've been craving Chinese food and cheese steaks mainly. I've been trying to be good and not go all out, so far so good. I've also been eating a lot of BBQ sauce, not by itself of course. I haven't really been craving much in the way of sweets, which makes me happy and I am still eating as healthy as I did before, so that's good!

As for a recipe I loved. I made pizza cupcakes for dinner the other night and I loved them! I dipped mine in BBQ sauce and they were amazing. DH was a fan too, just not of the BBQ sauce. lol I had vegetables on the side too. Mmmm The link for the recipe is: http://wm13.walmart.com/Cook/Recipes/76681/ 

Me: 28

DH: 27, SA - Great

Married: June 12,2011

TTC #1: 1/2014

Diagnosis: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Treatment: Clomid:  50mg, 100mg, 150mg - not successful and not monitored

                  Menopur 75ml (upped to 112.5ml), Ovidrel, & IUI  IUI #1 8/31/2015

9/15/2015: BFP HCG - 400, 9/17/2015: HCG - 827, 9/21/2015 - HCG 3,327!

Heartbeat 10/2/2015: 118bpm

HBamama2B

Re: Cravings and Recipes

  • Great idea! Seems like on my end, I've had more aversions than cravings. I usually have a sweet tooth, and since my husband works for a cookie/chocolate company, we typically have endless supplies (and thankfully with the years, I've developed some self-control). But since I've been pregnant, I've had pretty much no interest for chocolate or cookie or anything sweet really. I love salty or bland stuff. I work with a lot of kids with autism (who often tend to have a diet that's restricted to white pasta, other carbs, french fries, chicken nuggets and other white/beige/tan items)...well these days, my diet is seriously competing with theirs! My only craving has been mac and cheese. DH is the main cook in the house, and I've had to complain that he makes things 'too tasty'. My favourite veggie is cucumber! I've always liked it, but I can have a full one to myself.

    So if anyone has any really bland recipes, I'm a taker ;)
  • Mine is definitely more on the aversions side too although I've been definitely showing a preference for bananas and broccoli. Which is weird Bc I have never liked bananas... Excited to hear others recipes!
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  • I want all the carbs. And all the chocolate. All the time! Thank goodness for my treadmill...
    Me: 37 | DH: 38 | Married 9/2012, low AMH, high FSH
    First-ever BFP after IUI #4 (Follistim) - Baby Girl born (36w2d) 8/8/2014!
    TTC #2 since Feb 2015
    BFP 5/4/15
    AdorkablePixie
  • I am too on the aversion side of things... Although I seem to be craving bananas as I have had one in the middle of the night for the last week! Why am I waking up hungry every night??? Isn't it too early for that!?

    ***TW****MC mentioned & BFP mentioned***


    me 38 DH 39.  
    TTC#1 since July 2014
    AMH 0.1, DOR, Poor responder
    Moved to Prague, Czech Republic for IVF
    2 Natural IVF cycles, 3 full IVF cycles, 4 transfers, 1 BFP - heard heartbeat at 6w5d
    Diagnosed MMC at 9w1d on 11/30/15
    Headed back home to Colorado 12/12/15

    DE attempt in Czech Republic!! 

    March trip to Prague canceled due to Pancreatitis. :sob:
    Headed to Prague April 30
    3 different donors resulted in 1 PGS tested embryo and 1 fresh embryo
    2 embryo's transferred (from 2 different donors) on 5/10/16
    BFP on 5/15/16 at 5dp5dt
    Beta 1 = 81 at 8dp5dt, Beta 2 = 295 at 10dp5dt, Beta 3 = 891 at 12dt5dt. Beta 4 = 2114 at 14dp5dt, Beta 5 = 4916 at 16dp5dt, Beta 6 = 13252 at 19dp5dt
    Heartbeat at 6w5d 133BPM <3
    We are having a GIRL!!! Due Jan 26, 2017


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    HBamama2B
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  • @susykat77 omg! I got up and ate a banana at 3:00am last night Bc I couldn't fall asleep after my wake and pee! I've been waking up hungry too. I'm going to try to drink some ensure or carnation instant breakfast right before I sleep for extra protein to make it through the night. I think I'm just not making it to meet my new caloric/protein needs. I've also lost weight which is a good indicator I need more calories. I think it was around wk 5 that I started having to have bananas, usually I hate the taste and texture and now I find them delicious and delightfully soft. Old me is inside totally grossed out by it, pregnant me has one or two a day!
    susykat77
  • That's funny @HBMama2B ! I also absolutely hate bananas...always have! The taste, texture and smell just make me want to puke (and let's not talk about peanut butter here, or worse, mixing peanut butter AND banana). So far, no cravings for them, and I don't even know I'd allow myself to cross the 'banana line'!
    HBamama2B
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  • @KidShrink I am with you on the bananas!! YUCK! DH hates them too, but thankfully we haven't passed on our pickyness to our boys! They like them.

    I haven't been craving much which is food since I just got diagnosed with GD
    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP 
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
    Miracle Surprise BFP, EDD 10-1-15; saw HB great Betas, 11weeks lost baby MC at home
    Moved forward with FET transfered solo frostie on 6-4-15, beta 1: 315, beta 2: 738, u/s showed one baby on track EDD 2-21-16
  • @jeannaqueena oh no! Hope it passes quickly.
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  • @KidShrink I am usually a big sweets fan too, so I'm really surprised I haven't been craving junk food. I even went to a birth party for DH's uncle last night and told DH that the thought of cake made me want to vomit. lol I had some pumpkin pie instead. I love cucumber as well.

    @HBamama2B I love bananas. Always have. Banana with peanut butter is such a good snack before or after a workout. I can't believe almost none of you ladies like bananas!!

    @marnief The treadmill and I are good friends. ;)

    @susykat77 I've waken up a couple of times in the middle of the night hungry but thankfully it wasn't enough to keep me awake. I'm just waiting for the night when I wake up craving Denny's or some food from a diner and wake DH up to take me. lol

    @jeannaqueena Oh no! I hope that passed and you're able to eat normally again soon. :(

    Me: 28

    DH: 27, SA - Great

    Married: June 12,2011

    TTC #1: 1/2014

    Diagnosis: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

    Treatment: Clomid:  50mg, 100mg, 150mg - not successful and not monitored

                      Menopur 75ml (upped to 112.5ml), Ovidrel, & IUI  IUI #1 8/31/2015

    9/15/2015: BFP HCG - 400, 9/17/2015: HCG - 827, 9/21/2015 - HCG 3,327!

    Heartbeat 10/2/2015: 118bpm

    HBamama2Bsusykat77marnief
  • It's really amazing how many banana haters we have here!

    @AdorkablePixie : I feel the same about cake! We had friends over a few weeks agonfor my birthday and somehow ended up with 3-4 desserts. DH finished one of them (that would have normally been right up my alley), and the rest just went to waste because I wanted nothing to do with them!
    AdorkablePixie
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