Week 19 of My Pregnancy – Have I developed my first craving?

Very, very excited and feeling very, very happy this week. I’m sitting by the sea, under the beautiful hot sun, eating lots of meat and wondering what next week’s 20 week scan will be like. A part of me is sad that this would be the last time hubby and I would ever go on holiday as a twosome though, and it does make me nervous that everything is changing, but I would love to bring little baby boxer to North Cyprus to sample the sun, sea and awesome food one day.

I have also got my energy back with a vengeance so I’ve been doing a lot of sightseeing this week, which is good as I’ve managed to squeeze in plenty of important exercise. I am definitely getting my appetite back – I can’t stop eating meat and the family can’t stop feeding me meat. At one point, I thought I had developed my first craving for cheese, tomato and cucumber sandwiches. But, after eating 5 sandwiches in one day, I now can’t stand the sight of them. I reckon when your body needs something you develop a craving and as soon as you fulfil that need, you no longer have that craving. So that meant that I needed carbs, calcium and vitamin C – well that made sense. I am glad I am having relatively healthy cravings though and not craving cakes and biscuits. What are cravings though? Why do you have them? Is it your body telling you that you need something?

I am positively baking in the Cypriot heat. I wonder if the heat is actually good for the baby? I know that you should never overheat or get too cold as the baby can’t regulate its own temperature.

I’m also using cocoa butter skin therapy oil like it’s going out of fashion at the moment! The heat creates a natural sweat, so I think I’m well and truly oiled up this holiday.

A fun fact – The baby can hear now.

Leyla Preston (575 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/